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Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?(7 posts)

Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?globalhelipimp
Sep 4, 2003 10:30 PM
Well, I finally transferred to the Rochester Institute of
Technology and am in need of some good routes. The
majority of the roads I've seen seem to be heavily
traveled, and I'm looking for less-traveled, countryside,
backroads, if at all possible.

If anyone has some info or could point in the right
direction, I'd be greatly appreciated.

re: Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?Joe Nordic
Sep 5, 2003 3:43 AM
Check out the Rochester Bicycling Club,

They have a library of hundreds of rides that you can
get if you join.
re: Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?Alexx
Sep 5, 2003 6:18 PM
BHTL rd. is pretty ggod, but Jefferson Rd. is suicide for riding. I'd go with the suggestion to cross the river, then go do the roads off of Scottsville Rd., south of Jefferson/Ballantyne. BTW, I bike-commuted from the city for 2 years, always down E. River, never down W. Henrietta.
re: Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?7eap4a
Sep 5, 2003 4:24 AM
I'm in the CNY area, (Syracuse) & IMO you're in the sweet spot of NY. Pick any of the Finger Lakes & ride around it. Go to the Chamber of Commerce of a tourism booth and pick up the Finger Lakes Cycling guide, or a Wine Trail guide they have great routes around most of the lakes. Try the ride along Cayuga lake to Ithaca - it's great in the fall. I think we still have 2 or 3 days before the snow starts...
re: Riding in the Rochester area? Anyone?koala
Sep 5, 2003 4:34 AM
The best riding here is in the fingerlakes. If you live on campus get a map and go out by the river away from the city. The roads arent bad. Route 65 is nice, has a big shoulder and will take you into Honeoye Falls, into the fingerlakes. Route 250 to lake Ontario is nice as it intersects with Lake road.
If you're looking to ride out from yourlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 5, 2003 5:05 AM
front door and you don't mind a little traffic for the first few miles, go south on either Scottsville Rd. or E.River Rd. Scottsville Rd. is a little more scenic for the first few miles and has a much wider shoulder. Once you cross Rt253 you're pretty much in the country. The riding gets hillyer as you go south. If you have a MTB or road bike with fatter tires try the Greenway. Its a flat but beautiful rail trail that will take you all the way to Letchworth State Park and maybe beyond. Its probably a mile west of RIT off of Balantyne(sp?) RD. Go south.
you could alsolonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 5, 2003 5:35 AM
ride north on E. River Rd. to Genesee Valley Park and catch the Erie Canal path(paved). This runs east and west and the only traffic is dog walkers and roller bladers. My experience on this path is that most non bike riders are used to seeing bikes on the path and they allow you plenty of room. If you go east for about 6 miles you can catch the rt 65 ride mentioned above.