Distance: 69 miles
Weather: Kind of cool in the morning, low 60s, warming up to pretty toasty in the afternoon, high 80s
As promised we rode by another Finger Lake today. About 13 miles out from the hotel we arrived in Geneva and were able to see much of Lake Seneca from here. Some riders took the opportunity to ride on the bike path along the Lake but we soon found out that this path did not go where we needed to be!
Situated just a short way from Geneva riders passed through Waterloo which is the town where Memorial Day was born 150 years ago. Upstate New York is full of history and we were riding on Route 5 and 20 which used to be the highway …until the interstate came along. Just a few miles from Waterloo and we were in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of women’s rights. It is also where we got out first glimpse of the Erie Canal which we will be seeing plenty of during the next few days!
Shortly after leaving Seneca Falls, riders had their sag stop at the Montezuma’s refuge, a wildlife refuge that was established way back in 1937! The wildlife here consist mainly of different species of birds but I was assured that other animals do exist here.
Closer to the hotel, riders spent some time on a bike path along Lake Onondaga, a smaller Finger Lake. Rumor has it that one rider actually rented a kayak and did some kayaking on this lake!
We have already started talking about the logistics of getting people and bikes home. The days are getting fewer and some riders are already anticipating what they will do once they go home. Well, they’re not home yet so, yet again, it is time to rest. See you tomorrow!