Local & Regional Bike Events

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Regular Events

All the rides sponsored by the FLCC, along with other cycling events likely to be of interest to FLCC members, are posted on the club’s website. It should be the first place to look for a ride. Regular rides are listed with their current specifics; the unique rides like the Sunday rides and touring group events are on the club calendar and shown on the home page as “Coming Up.” And, if you know of a ride that others should know about, get it listed (contact the webmaster, webmaster@flcycling.org). Below are the standing rides that go on each cycling season. Current information will be posted on the website and last minute changes are announced on the club’s email list.

Sunday The FLCC Sunday ride — one of the club’s primary weekly events. We meet at 10:00 am in the early and late part of the season, 9:00 am during the height of summer. The meeting point varies week to week; see the specific date’s ride in the calendar. Rides are announced on any club page under the “Sundays” calendar listing as they draw near.  This is almost always a “leaderless” ride and we encourage individuals who are planning to participate on a given Sunday ride to use the listserv to make their intentions known to other club members prior to the ride.
Monday Mountain bike rides from Swan Cycles, 5:00 pm, year-round. If bikes can’t be used, participants turn to snow shoes, skis, or anything else at hand.
Tuesday The Tuesday ride — not a club-sponsored event. For racers and other strong riders, beginning in April as a ride; in May, it turns to pretty serious racing. Meet at 6:00 PM at the HSBC Bank on East Hill.
Cyclocross training at Swan Cycles — these sessions take place during the part of the year when the training races (above) aren’t going on.
Wednesday The Wednesday ride — the club’s ride for riders who want to work hard in a noncompetitive environment. Meet at 5:30 or 6:00 at the HSBC bank on East Hill (see “Regular Rides” at right for current info).
Women’s Velo Bella road rides take place at 6:00 pm sharp at EHP. Don’t miss out on an evening of fun with the girls riding into the sunset. We arrive back before dark .
Thursday The Thursday ride — for riders who want or need a slower group to ride with. Meet 5:30 or 6:00 pm (see “Regular Rides” at right for current info) at the West Hill start (Cayuga Professional Center Medical/Dental Plaza parking lot on NY96 north) just past the entrance to the hospital (1301 Trumansburg Rd).
Time Trials — Thursday is time trial day in Ithaca. Festivities start at 6:00 pm, beginning in May, at various sites around Ithaca; join the email list to learn where each week’s contest takes place.
The Nite Club at Connecticut Hill — start at 5:30 pm. These rides start in the fall and continue on skis when that becomes necessary. We meet at the corner of Ridge Rd. and Ct. Hill Rd. at 5:30 PM. Lights are optional for the first few rides of the season, but become essential after that. Come on out and join the fun! Directions: Take RT 79 west 10 miles from Ithaca. Turn L on Black Oaks Rd. heading 4 or 5 miles south to Ct Hill. The road bends Rt and comes to Tee. Turn L and go 3/4 mile down hill. Ridge Rd is on right.
Friday Sadly, nobody goes cycling on Fridays
Saturday Saturday Road Rides — These are group rides with a friendly “no-drop” policy, a leader, and a pre-planned itinerary, almost always with a food/rest stop near the middle. See “Saturdays” calendar listing on the right side of any club page.