Where to Ride

We've collected a great list of places to ride. Enjoy your time on the road, trail, or mountain path.

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The Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania offers thousands of miles of terrific road riding. The terrain is varied, as the valleys offer flat riding while the back roads that connect the valleys offer rolling ground with some challenging hills. The valleys are more heavily trafficked, generally with wide shoulders, while the back roads experience little traffic with a secondary road surface. Over the last 40 years of sharing the road with automobiles, I’ve found the riding to be extremely safe.


Candor- Shindagin Hollow State Forest

Newark Valley- Jenksville State Forest

Oakley Corners State Forest

Vestal- Jones Park

Chenango Forks- Chenango Valley State Park


Vestal- Vestal Rail Trail, a flat paved 3 mile multi-purpose recreation center

Binghamton- Otsiningo Park, a primarily flat, paved, 5 mile, multi-purpose recreation center along the Chenango River

Bicycle Moto-Cross (BMX)

Endicott- Grippen Park


Southern Tier Bicycle Club

Tioga Velo Club

Broome County Triathlon Club

The Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study (BMTS)

Bicycling in New York

Bike Paths

Tioga County Tourism

Tioga County- Hiking and Biking

Badass Bike Tours of the Southern Finger Lakes Region