Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Biking Courses

Quiet country roads, endless miles of State Forest jeep trails, scenic destinations—all combine to make the Finger Lakes Region a bikers' haven. And the hills?—well, they build character. (Not to worry, we'll share some tips to make them more forgiving and easier to ascend–which may have you smiling at the top.) We cater to novice cyclists and design the courses to accommodate a range of physical abilities and ambitions. Along the way, we'll cover: dressing for the outdoors, equipment selection and care, bicycle maintenance, riding techniques, safety and emergency procedures, minimum-impact concerns, map and compass use, touring skills, and route planning.

AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2014 :

Bike Touring
Start Date - Tue Sep 2
Take your bicycle riding to the next level and come learn the ins and outs of bike touring! The course will take you on weekly rides to develop your knowledge of bike safety, road riding and route planning and will culminate in an overnight trip.

Mountain Biking - FR
Start Date - Wed Sep 3
Cruise along double and single track trails, grind up hills, splash through creek crossing, pause at scenic vistas and explore the local trails in style. Along the way we'll cover essential cycling skills for clearing logs, navigating downhill terrain, climbing hills and getting the most out of your mountain bike.

Mountain Biking - SA
Start Date - Thu Sep 4
Cruise along double and single track trails, grind up hills, splash through creek crossing, pause at scenic vistas and explore the local trails in style. Along the way we'll cover essential cycling skills for clearing logs, navigating downhill terrain, climbing hills and getting the most out of your mountain bike.

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AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2014 :

Bike Touring
Start Date - Tue Apr 8
Take your bicycle riding to the next level and come learn the ins and outs of bike touring! The course will take you on weekly rides to develop your knowledge of bike safety, road riding and route planning and will culminate in an overnight trip.

Mountain Biking - FR
Start Date - Wed Apr 9
Cruise along double and single track trails, grind up hills, splash through creek crossing, pause at scenic vistas and explore the local trails in style. Along the way we'll cover essential cycling skills for clearing logs, navigating downhill terrain, climbing hills and getting the most out of your mountain bike.

Mountain Biking - SA
Start Date - Thu Apr 10
Cruise along double and single track trails, grind up hills, splash through creek crossing, pause at scenic vistas and explore the local trails in style. Along the way we'll cover essential cycling skills for clearing logs, navigating downhill terrain, climbing hills and getting the most out of your mountain bike.

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