Please note: We are a small club, and have found that attempts to
set up a formal calendar with scheduled rides tend to result in
individual riders going through the trouble of showing up for a ride
at an appointed time only to ride alone after all. The BHV listserve
has proved a godsend, allowing riders to confirm rides,
discuss route preferences and meeting times and locations, and to
set up small group rides at the drop of a hat. The foregoing
"schedule" is less a calendar than an outline of rides that have
developed over time. Please use the listserve to
set up rides when and where you want them and to invite others to
join you. That's what it's for. If a more or less regular ride
develops that you would like placed on this page, let us know.
Most Tuesdays there are road and mountain bike rides leaving from
Kingsbury's Cyclery, Elmira, at 6PM. The road rides may include fast
and easy riders, who simply split up according to ability. Sometimes
there are rides leaving other locations. Check the listserve to
stay up to date.
Wednesdays there is a Luna Chix Velo ride will be leaving from Kingsbury's
Cyclery, Elmira, at 6PM. Always a good idea to check and post on the
to make sure you've got someone to ride with.
Every Thursday (unless the weather is really horrible) there is a
road ride leaving Kingsbury's Cyclery at 6PM. There is generally an
easy "smell the roses" group ride and a separate "hard, fast" group
ride. Sometimes there are a few rebellious mountain bike riders who
go off and do their own thing. All are invited to Manzari's (Miller
St, Southside Elmira) afterwards for spaghetti (and at least until
we get the Chemung County Legislature to face up to its
responsibilities, an unfortunate dose of second hand cigarette
smoke, except on those warm days when we can prevail on the
management to keep the doors and windows wide open). Again, using
the listerve to confirm routes, start locations and times, is a good
Generally "easy riders" try to get together Saturday and/or
Sunday afternoons for a road ride, coordinating through the listserve.
We hold a Diners Club Century most weekends, usually with a
Saturday morning start time. These are are long, hilly, demanding
rides appropriate only for those who either already are or intend to
become accomplished long distance riders; but the group does not
aspire to exclusivity, and welcomes those looking to have a go at
this peculiarly entertaining brand of marathonic endurance exercise.
As the name implies, we try to schedule a sit down meal at a diner
somewhere along the way. If this seems like something you might be
interested in, post your questions and check frequently for
scheduled rides on the listserve.