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Saturday Ride: Black Diamond Trail
May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am
We are planning for the first FLCC Weekend Ride for Saturday, May 21 at 10 AM. The meeting place will be in Cass Park by the Ithaca Children’s Garden. We will ride up the Black Diamond Trail and offer several options of riding (16-22 miles) by only riding the BDT, or further up to the Taughannock Falls Overlook, or up to Trumansburg for ice cream at Not My Dad’s and returning to Cass Park. Look for more details as we get closer to the ride.
Still have questions or want to plan or lead a ride? Contact Doug Dylla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number of weekend rides we can offer will depend greatly on how many volunteers we have to help coordinate, lead or sweep rides. Please contact Doug Dylla directly if you’d like to help with the FLCC Weekend Rides.
Rides will begin at 20+ miles in length and get longer through the season. Riders should bring water, have bikes in good mechanical condition and be comfortable with group rides on local roads.
Rides will be no-drop, regrouping at the tops of major hills and intersections when the group is spread out. Rides will often include a social stop which will be mentioned in the weekly ride announcement.
We hope to send out the announcement about the Weekend Rides to the fingerlakescycling group by Wednesday afternoon every week. Generally, we will plan for Saturday Rides — though bad weather might push some rides into Sundays. If we have enough interest (and volunteers), we may do multiple weekend rides.
Meeting Place and Time
The time, meeting place and route will vary every week and be announced on the fingerlakescycling group. Early in the season, we start at 10 AM and then shift earlier as the weather gets hotter in the summer. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of that time so you can hear the route instructions, and make sure your bike is ready to go.
What to Bring
Ride organizers expect all riders to have their bicycles in good repair, a helmet, water bottles, a snack, equipment to fix a flat, and a copy of the route (usually a Ride with GPS route from the Club route list).
We generally do not ride if it is raining or if there is a threat of adverse weather. We will send out an email to the FLCC Listserv at least an hour before the start time if a ride is canceled.
RSVP for Rides
Generally, ride leaders will ask for people to RSVP if they plan to attend the Weekend Ride. While this isn’t critical, it helps the ride organizers know how many people to expect.
Join the Finger Lakes Cycling Club
The FLCC sponsors our rides. Non-members are allowed two club rides before we ask that you join the club.