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    Mr Jerk
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    any good trails around Rochester NY

    Hello, I live in Rochester New York! Hi

    How R U?

    There are very few trails in my area, its mostly illegal to bike in the parks around here.

    Do you guys know of any big parks or trails outisde of Rochester, where its legal to ride, other than the canal?

    The few parks that allow bikes are so small, it only takes 5 minutes to reach the other side and back again!

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    so I guess none of you are from Rochester?

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    not sure whats good in rochester, but i do recommend Skytop trails in syracuse if you ever are here. Great single track, kinda technical.

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    I'm in Rochester as well ... but, errr, ummm ... I'm a roadie.

    Want some recs for good roads?

    -mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    I'm in Rochester as well ... but, errr, ummm ... I'm a roadie.

    Want some recs for good roads?

    -mark
    Sure!

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    I'll probly be at RIT next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davek
    I'll probly be at RIT next year
    you're in luck, because RIT isnt in Rochester, Its actually in the outer suburbs,.there are plenty of open roads around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davek
    I'll probly be at RIT next year
    RIT is a really good school...but prepared to ask yourself this question..."where are all the pretty girls....in fact.....where are the girls"

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    I'm glad to hear that mr jerk! Not so glad to hear that killerasp

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerasp
    RIT is a really good school...but prepared to ask yourself this question..."where are all the pretty girls....in fact.....where are the girls"
    hahaha,..the girls around here are the biggest snobs.

    Some girl actually screamed at me, when I tried talking to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerasp
    RIT is a really good school...but prepared to ask yourself this question..."where are all the pretty girls....in fact.....where are the girls"
    When I was at RIT in 11 years ago they were all in the hotel and food
    managment courses. It was pretty slim pickings over in the engineering and
    computer science buildings. Although being a lab assistant I had an opportunity
    to meet many a cute girl.

    On the bright side the riding around RIT was good because as Mr. Jerk said,
    it is in the outer suberbs. There was a lot of country side to ride through.
    At least there was 11 years ago.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Jerk
    Sure!

    I live just south of the thruway and always bike away from the city. This means that I spend a great deal of time around the Rush area and South.

    Ride #1 (characterized by roads that are in very good condition, have little traffic and have moderate slope (with one small climb thrown in for good measure)).
    ... head out of the town of Rush following 15A east. Just after you leave town, make a right on Phelps road. Take Phelps until it turns into Works Rd. (continue heading South). Works road eventually turns into Oak Openings Road (still heading South). Make a right onto North Avon Road and take that up to Gilbert Mills Rd where you'll make a right. Gilbert Mills turns into Wilkinson and you'll continue to head North. At Honeoye Falls 6 Rd. make a right and then a quick left onto Five Points Rd. Stay on Rush until you hit Fishell Rd. where you'll make a left. Take that up to Rt. 15 (also called W. Henrietta Rd) and make a right. Continue up 15 North until you find your way to familiar territory.

    Ride #2 (characterized by flat terrain and the ability to easily throw in some decent hills if desired, roads in good shape, but some traffic and some tight spots.)
    At the end of last season, I got into the habit of packing up the car early on a Sat. morning, driving 20 minutes down to Lakeville, parking the car, and biking around Conesus lake. It's a 12 mile route that can be done as many times as desired. It's an easy route down East Lake Rd., around the South tip and up West Lake Rd. However, for the adventuresome among you, the roads going away from the lake on either the East or West side offer some good climbing.

    Finally, a recommended park for mtn. biking?
    I don't claim that this is legal so you should check it out before going. Furthermore, I can only vouch for the quality of the trail for about 0.5 miles as I was hiking with my 2 year old at the time. But, there's a very quiet little park just West of Scottsville called Oatka park that has very well manicured trails that could be fun. It's literally minutes from RIT. Get into the village of Scottsville, find North Rd. and take it West. When you hit Union St. make a left. The park is about a mile up on the right.

    Good luck!

    -mark

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    there are a number of guys who post on the ridemonkey site that are from rochester. i'm sure they'll know where there are some good trails in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    I live just south of the thruway and always bike away from the city. This means that I spend a great deal of time around the Rush area and South.

    Ride #1 (characterized by roads that are in very good condition, have little traffic and have moderate slope (with one small climb thrown in for good measure)).
    ... head out of the town of Rush following 15A east. Just after you leave town, make a right on Phelps road. Take Phelps until it turns into Works Rd. (continue heading South). Works road eventually turns into Oak Openings Road (still heading South). Make a right onto North Avon Road and take that up to Gilbert Mills Rd where you'll make a right. Gilbert Mills turns into Wilkinson and you'll continue to head North. At Honeoye Falls 6 Rd. make a right and then a quick left onto Five Points Rd. Stay on Rush until you hit Fishell Rd. where you'll make a left. Take that up to Rt. 15 (also called W. Henrietta Rd) and make a right. Continue up 15 North until you find your way to familiar territory.

    Ride #2 (characterized by flat terrain and the ability to easily throw in some decent hills if desired, roads in good shape, but some traffic and some tight spots.)
    At the end of last season, I got into the habit of packing up the car early on a Sat. morning, driving 20 minutes down to Lakeville, parking the car, and biking around Conesus lake. It's a 12 mile route that can be done as many times as desired. It's an easy route down East Lake Rd., around the South tip and up West Lake Rd. However, for the adventuresome among you, the roads going away from the lake on either the East or West side offer some good climbing.

    Finally, a recommended park for mtn. biking?
    I don't claim that this is legal so you should check it out before going. Furthermore, I can only vouch for the quality of the trail for about 0.5 miles as I was hiking with my 2 year old at the time. But, there's a very quiet little park just West of Scottsville called Oatka park that has very well manicured trails that could be fun. It's literally minutes from RIT. Get into the village of Scottsville, find North Rd. and take it West. When you hit Union St. make a left. The park is about a mile up on the right.

    Good luck!

    -mark
    Hey thanks,........

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    hey..next time you are around cuse with your hard rock...give a yell and ill show you around the skytop trails....bring your helmet./

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