An organization of road and mountain bikers in Ithaca, NY
We members are proud of the Finger Lakes Cycling Club and welcome your interest. Centered in the small, upstate New York, university town of Ithaca we have over 100 members and cover the spectrum of cycling interests.
The FLCC is active with sponsored riding from April through October. In addition there are many rides initiated through our excellent bike shops and weekly informal gatherings that regularly top sixty riders.
The Finger Lakes area is characterized by “rolling” hills and steep climbs that test your low gears and quads. It is pretty hard to find long flat sections of road in our area, which may be the training secret that enables local riders to usually do well in road and mountain bike racing. That same rolling countryside gives us spectacular scenery for all our riding with views of mixed hardwood forests, deep gorges, and long deep valleys and lakes. The Finger Lakes area is prime touring and mountain biking territory. Our climate is that of the Great Lakes region. There are long, pleasant summers having typical afternoon temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s — perfect for cycling. Fall colors, which peak in mid to late October, rival those of northern New England.
As Ithaca is home to an Ivy League university (Cornell University) and a distinguished comprehensive college (Ithaca College), the town is a cosmopolitan blend of the world’s cultures well-represented in our entertainment and dining choices.
Our club welcomes both new members and travelers to our area. Contact any of the officers for more specific information. Come ride with us in this gorgeous place.