About Us

Our Backstory

Cycle-CNY has been an information hub for mountain bikers in the Southern Tier of New York since 2005. In 2012, we partnered with IMBA to become a non-profit organization and a Chapter of IMBA, positioning us to grow our impact on the regional mountain biking scene.

Cycle-CNY operates within the general geographic territory of the Southern Tier of NY, including the counties of Broome, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chemung and Tioga. This includes the cities of Ithaca, Binghamton, Cortland, and Elmira.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Southern Tier of New York State. Cycle-CNY seeks to preserve, protect, and promote mountain bike access and diverse riding opportunities on New York’s public and private lands through education, communication, and unified action.

Cycle-CNY is governed by a board-of-directors and has four elected officers, all supported by a joint Cycle-CNY and IMBA membership program. Your membership directly supports both national and local mountain bike initiatives.  

Our Team

Donal Fitterer

Chair

Christine Peterson

Vice-Chair

Amy Brown

Treasurer

Dave Weiner

Secretary

Board of Directors

Anna Cook, Pam Gueldner, Nathan Hunter, Don Keenan, Tyler Kirby, Pat Lewis, David Moreau, Nick Morse, Rena Scroggins, Amoreena Wade

Our gratitude for many years of service!

Cory Baclawski, Rob Cook, Steve Gelb, Jeff Inman, Mike Jura, Ted Petkov, Brenda Smith, Hugh Wallace, Bill Webster, Adam Zawislak

Our Bylaws

Please click the link for a copy of the CycleCNY IMBA Chapter Bylaws (pdf download).

Thank You To Our Supporters

The events, trail work, advocacy, and rides that Cycle-CNY leads would not be possible without the generous support of these businesses, organizations, and individuals. If you would like to support Cycle-CNY, please contact any of your Cycle-CNY board of directors or email us.

Community Outreach

During the first part of March 2018, Cycle-CNY leadership attended a Town of Caroline board meeting. We presented a letter outlining a partnership for the Town of Caroline and Cycle-CNY to maintain access roads, public parking, and cleanliness around Shindagin Hollow state forest. The meeting went very well and there was an active discussion about the significance of bicycling at Shindagin Hollow state forest as well as on the Caroline area roads. We also presented a signed petition requesting vehicle speed limit signs on the roads approaching Braley Hill and Shindagin Hollow Roads.

We encourage our membership to contact the Town of Caroline Supervisor at supervisor@townofcaroline.org to express your support of our actions. Some template text is provided below for your convenience:

“I support Cycle-CNY’s motion to reduce speed limits on the area roadways around Shindagin Hollow State Forest in the Town of Caroline. I feel that the currently unposted roads, with a default speed limit of 55mph, are not in alignment with safe travel though residential neighborhoods and along forest access roads. I encourage the Town of Caroline and the NYS Department of Transportation to review these roads and post a speed limit more appropriate for safe travel. Thank you for your support.”

The original letter sent to the Caroline Town Board can be download here.  A copy of the petition for signatures can be found here.

Many thanks to those of you who can help us push these improvements forward!