Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, has created an Ontario County biking guide section of their website, VisitFingerLakes.com/Biking. The site has downloadable maps for biking locations around Ontario County, from hills to trails to rides with lake views.
“As spring brings warmer weather to the Finger Lakes, we want to remind our visitors and residents of the bike-friendly network we have in Ontario County,” said Valerie Knoblauch, president and CEO of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “It’s more important than ever to keep your body moving, and as long as social distancing requirements are met (keeping at least six feet between you and another person), getting outdoors is a great thing.”
Ontario County is well-equipped to welcome cyclists, with two full-service shops – Geneva Bicycle Center and RV&E Bike & Skate in Canandaigua – that offer rentals, tune-ups and friendly advice on where to ride. Geneva Bicycle Center even leads a free women's ride on Saturday mornings when the weather is warm enough.
Ontario County’s bike-friendly network of country roads, with wide shoulders and little traffic, as well as a variety of off-road trails for mountain bikes is ideal for any biking skill level.
To learn more about Finger Lakes Visitors Connection’s list of biking opportunities, go to VisitFingerLakes.com/Biking.