The following link provides access to a database listing and describing a large number of ride routes typically taken by club members. This database also includes route maps from recent Great Finger Lake Bike Tours.
Ithaca Area Bike Routes
Here is a great website put together by an Ithaca High School Student detailing several rides in the area with some interesting metrics such as hilliness in units of feet of vertical per mile.
The STBC ride database includes well over 50 of our favorite on-road bicycle rides. Click on the County you want to ride in, pick a distance and terrain, then choose a specific ride. There is a one page description for each ride that includes miles, terrain, starting location, detailed ride directions, places to eat along the route, and notes. Ride descriptions can be printed if you want a hardcopy.
STBC does not guarantee the accuracy of the ride descriptions or that the listed restaurants are open. Current road conditions are not included in the ride descriptions. We recommend that you check road conditions and give your preferred restaurant a call to make sure it is open before embarking on your ride.
STBC ride descriptions are copyrighted. Bicyclists are welcome to print and reproduce them for personal use. Written approval from the STBC Board of Directors is required for any commerical use of the STBC ride descriptions.
Many thanks to STBC members Louise Abrahamsen and Jeanette Hriciga for sharing their vision of a ride database, and to Jay Kimmel for developing, maintaining and hosting it for so long. After years of tireless work, STBC has "taken over the reins" and given Jay more time to relax and ride his bike.
Additional thanks go to Larry Blumberg who introduced Map-My-Ride, providing much of the mapping and adding a number of new ride descriptions as well as performing the tranfer of the database in its present form to the STBC website.