Biking in the Finger Lakes

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Eric
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<p style=”text-align: center;”>Anyone have any info or first hand knowledge about biking in the Finger Lakes (the swath from Corning to Ithaca)?</p>
 

Looking for trails like the GAP, etc.


Benzo
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There’s a patchwork of rail trails between buffalo / rochester /saracuse / albany, with plans to connect them all I belive.

Check out google maps bike layer
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9536505,-76.9528231,9.58z/data=!5m1!1e3

or Rails to Trails TrailLink
https://www.traillink.com/trailsearch/?city=rochester&state=NY

There’s also a road bike oriented Finger Lakes Cycling Club on Ride With GPS that has posted routes:
https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/223-finger-lakes-cycling-club/routes
or their website
http://flcycling.org/


Benzo
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I’m actually kind of curious about this myself, great area to visit. Would love for some more first-hand pointers for sure. Sorry I can’t help with that.


StuInMcCandless
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I have a paper map from about 1980 showing bicycle routes in the Finger Lakes area. Will scan when I get at the map collection, and post here. Might not be tonight.


zzwergel
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1980? That’s 11 years before I was born! Pretty outdated.


StuInMcCandless
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Not necessarily. Nothing significant has changed in the roads, valleys, hills, lakes or towns. I-390 is the newest thing on there. If it was fairly decent to bike on in 1980, it is probably fairly decent to bike on today.

First, the cover and legend.

Second, the western side.

Third, the eastern side.

Fourth, the area around Geneseo where I biked a lot.


StuInMcCandless
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I’m going to guess that the number of paper copies of this map still extant, in Pittsburgh, is one.

To the original poster @edronline, what this map doesn’t do is tell about trails on recovered railroad beds and so forth, that might have been built in the last 38 years, so to that extent, Z is right, it is outdated. But I will grab a close-up of the Corning to Ithaca corridor for you.


Eric
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Thanks!!!

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