The 2017 HBC Finger Lakes trip drew 114 participants…a new record! We enjoyed near perfect riding conditions for the whole weekend, so some people were pretty tired by the time Sunday rolled around!
We had riders from West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Lancaster and Pittsburgh join the regulars from HBC this year and it made for an interesting mix. It was a great opportunity to share information about the various bike clubs and rides. We had plenty to talk about at the socials and breakfasts.
Cindy Hoehn prepared the routes and maps that guided cyclists to Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Penn Yan, Hammondsport, Sodus Point, Canandaigua and other destinations along some beautiful, low traffic roads. We visited wineries, museums, the Keuka Arts Festival, and great local restaurants. For the first time, we had a group dinner at the spectacular Belhurst Castle on Friday night with 53 in attendance.
Save the date for next year’s trip: Thursday, June 7- Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Marilyn Chastek, 2017 Chair