Clubs & Rides


Cornell Cycling Team

Cycle CNY

Finger Lakes Cycling Club

Ithaca Tri Club

MTB Riding

Hammond Hill State Forest (courtesy COE)

The parking lot is at the top of the hill, on the right, just before a significant downhill. Here on finds miles of jeep roads and trails. There are typically DEC trail brochures available at the trail register (across the road). Trails are well-marked by color-coded plastic trail markers, and correspond very well to the trail maps. See DEC brochure for more details.

Shindagin Hollow State Forest

Travel about 1/4 mile up Braley Hill Rd. A cornucopia of trails stem off this road, in both directions, offering challenges for every level of rider.

Road Cycling Routes

Looking for climbs
A hillier route with four climbs that locals frequent often. Not long climbs but steep.


39.20 mi.
3192.00 ft.
Ithaca to King Ferry
A trip with a doozy of a climb. Roads have decent shoulders but traffic might be heavy for some.


45.90 mi.
2580.00 ft.
Cayuga Lake
A ride around Cayuga lake starting and ending in Ithaca. Can easily be stretched to 100 miles.


86.70 mi.
3490.00 ft.
Newark Valley-Maine
Lengthy ride with decent climbs.


71.70 mi.
4511.00 ft.
Ellis Hollow Flat
A flat, quick ride close to Cornell. Large portions are shaded and have relatively low traffic.


14.80 mi.
827.00 ft.
Coddington & Midline
A longer loop with many of the favorite roads of local cyclists


31.20 mi.
3046.00 ft.
Irish Settlement
A loop with a solid climb and a half with some fun descents


27.50 mi.
1896.00 ft.
Mt Pleasant
A short ride not far from Cornell with a decent climb.


15.00 mi.
1514.00 ft.