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Cancelled - Upstate New York Sampler

  • Arrival
  • 5/18/2020
  • Departure
  • 5/26/2020
  • Ride Director
  • Donald Brumbaugh
  • Driver
  • Greg Corwin
  • Starting Location
  • Mt. Morris, NY
  • Finishing Location
  • Mt. Morris, NY
  • Estimated Cost †
  • $965
  • Deposit
  • $965
  • Number of Riders
  • 29 (min. 20 /max. 30)
  • Space Available
  • 1
  • No. of Pending Riders
  • 0

Ride Rating

1B  Warning - Read the Description Carefully

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† Explanation of BAC Ride Fee – This fee is not included in the Estimated Cost and is non-refundable once submitted. The Ride Fee for US and Canada is $50 and $100 for all other countries, both are per participant.

Ride Description

As a place for beautiful farm lands and places of interest the area south of and including Rochester New York is hard to beat. This tour has a variety great natural sites, interesting history and great riding. Possible locations to visit will include Letchworth State park, Brockport and neighboring canal towns, the Erie Canal, Mt. Hope Cemetery (including the Fredrick Douglas, and Susan B. Anthony grave sites), the George Eastman House museum, the Strong Museum, the Glen Curtiss museum, Canandaigua Lake, and Keuka Lake.

The average daily mileage for the tour is about 40 miles a day and 1275 feet of climbing. This gives the tour a 1B rating. This includes three 1A days, a 2A day, two 1B days and a 2B day.

The weather in May in this area averages highs in the upper 60’s and lows in the mid 40’s.

This is a point to point tour. We will be staying at each location for two nights. Locations include the Country Inn in Mt. Morris, the Hampton Inn in Brockport, the Hampton Inn in Penfield, and the Best Western in Penn Yan. In Letchworth, the Glen Iris Inn includes a great restaurant that is popular for prom dates in the area. We will have a kick-off group dinner at the Glen Iris Inn and our final group dinner at the Kueka Restarunt in Penn Yan.

The tour will start in Mt. Morris on May 18th at 6:00 PM. Then we will have our first Ride Meeting, covering the entire tour and the next day’s tour. There is free parking at the Country Inn that will allow us to park our cars for the week. At the end of the tour we will have a dinner on the 25th, on Tuesday the 26th a bus will be hired to return riders and their bikes to Mt. Morris. A safe time to book flights out of Rochester International will be early afternoon on the 26th.

The daily activities will include:

May 18th: Meeting for Happy Hour and introductions.

May 19th: Riding to Perry NY, and through Letchworth State Park. Group Dinner at Glen Iris Inn.

May 20th: Riding from Mt. Morris to Brockport.

May 21st: Exploring canal towns West of Brockport.

May 22nd: Riding from Brockport to Penfield via the paved portion of the Erie Canal. 

May 23rd: Exploring sites in the Rochester area. Rochester Institute of Technology, Mt Hope Cemetery, George Eastman Museum, Strong Museum, Susan B. Anthony House and more. 

May 24th: Riding from Penfield to Penn Yan via Canandagua.

May 25th Circum navigating Keuka lake and group dinner at the Keuka Restaurant. 

May 26th Loading onto a bus for a rideto Mt. Morris where the tour will end and we will disperse.

There is a bike store in the suburbs of Rochester that will rent bikes for the week. Towpath Bicycles can be reached at 585-381-2808.The current cost for a weekly rental in $300. You may need to rent a bike for 8 days if you are renting. 

For those flying in and out of Rochester, getting from Rochester International Airport to Mt. Morris can be done by Taxi. Taxi reservations will be needed and will cost $70. For reservations call Turbo Taxi at 585-749-6648. On the last day, it may be more flexible time-wise to taxi from Penn Yan. If this is your desire, please let the ride leader know so that we can arrange having all bike boxes and possessions at the correct location to make this work.

Included in the cost of this tour are 8 nights lodging, 2 group dinners, 8 happy hours, luggage transfers, bus transportation from Penn Yan to Mt. Morris, route planning, maps, cue sheets, GPS files and name tags.There will be 8 happy hours including one after the last day of riding and before walking to dinner. These will be primarily wine, cheese, snacks and other drink types.. Each Happy Hour will include a talk about the plans for the next day's activities. Special requests for happy hour snacks will be considered.

It is recommended that singles who want a roommate try to find their own. However, after receipt of the initial deposit, a single without a roommate will be placed on the ride and given until 2/28/2020 to find a roommate. If they are unable to find a roommate, they will have the option to receive a full refund (minus the BAC fee and payment processing fee) or pay the $500 solo supplement and stay on the ride.  If a single pays the supplement, they may continue to seek a roommate, but must plan to participate without a roommate if necessary.  The Ride Leader will assist by attempting to match singles who apply for the ride.  Solo supplement payments need to be sent to the BAC office. Checks should be made out to “BAC” with a notation of the tour name included on the check.  They should be mailed to:  Bicycle Adventure Club, PO Box 23998, San Diego, CA 92193.


The BAC ride registration fee and payment processing fee is not refundable unless the entire tour is cancelled.  Refunds of tour payments will depend upon whether a replacement rider signs up, and on costs that can be recouped.  The amount refunded will be based on the principle that the tour’s remaining participants will not incur any additional cost as a result of cancellations.  If the cancelling participant is replaced, a refund will be made at that time.  If the cancelling participant can't be replaced, any refund will be determined after the ride and final expense report are completed.  If a single participant cancels and another roommate cannot be found, in addition to other costs that cannot be recouped the cancelling roommate may also be liable for the solo supplement fee of the roommate remaining on the tour.  BAC encourages members to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Please remember that BAC Ride Leaders are volunteers, and that successful tours depend on participants providing much of their own support.  Participants are expected to come to the ride well trained, in good health and ready to accomplish the required daily riding using well-maintained bicycles.   All participants should accept responsibility for a safe and enjoyable tour.  We encourage you to read the ride description carefully and respond to requests from Ride Leader.  While on the ride, support your Ride Leader with offers to help with various tasks such as happy hour preparation and clean-up.  Please do not interfere with the ride by inviting non-participants onto any portion of the ride or tour.  Please keep the Ride Leader informed of any special request you may have and respect the Ride Leader’s decisions.

To submit a request to join this ride use the "links" displayed above this Ride Description.  When you are accepted, the Ride Leader will move you from the Waitlist to the Pending List.  At this time you will receive an email notification to login to the BAC website to sign the release of liability form and pay the non-refundable BAC ride registration fee and the single payment of $965 by credit card.  As soon as your deposit has been processed, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List.  To contact the Ride Leader, "click" the name at the top of this Ride Description.


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