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.

Community Outreach

On Sunday, August 12, volunteers from Cycle-CNY and the local Boy Scout Troop #55 worked together to complete an outstanding Eagle Scout project at Shindagin Hollow.  The project, coordinated by Eagle Scout candidate Hans Tang, set out to improve several sections of unsustainable trail.  Trails Yellow #1 and Blue #1 extend from the main public parking lot and connects forest users with the entirety of the Shindagin Hollow 20 mile trail network.  These trails begin with a relatively flat grade and see a great deal of use, and had developed several muddy sections with poor drainage.  Hans found support from Hobart Stone for a large donation of field stone – over 8000 pounds!  In addition, the Town of Caroline provided a load of gravel for the project.  Over 30 volunteers turned out to put this project in motion.  Workers dug drainage ditches, laid large rocks on the trail, and locked them in place with gravel fill.  Great work…and many thanks to Hans!

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.