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Motorcycling in the Finger Lakes


A group of motorcycles parks on U.S. Route 20 in the Villiage of Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes, New York, USA 


The Finger Lakes is a great place to bike with open roads, rolling hills, and long views of the lakes. Although it's not safe to bike in the Finger Lakes during the winter, spring and summer are warm but not too often hot with plenty of sunny days. Fall is cool with the hillsides a tapestry of oranges, reds, greens, and yellows.


You'll find a wide variety of bikes in the Finger Lakes--BMWs, Yamahas, Kawasakis, and, of course, Harleys, where there are six dealers and three HOGs. Enjoy your ride.

How to Get a License in New York

The process is complex but not insurmountable and is explained here.

Helmet Law


ABATE of New York

Finger Lakes BMW Club



Let's Ride

Montour Falls Bike Rally


Glenn Curtiss Museum

8419 Rt. 54

Hammondsport, NY 14840


The life, times, and achievements of mechanical genius Glenn Curtiss, holder of 87 patents, designer of bicycles, motorcycles, and airplanes. At one time, called the fastest man on earth for his ride, at 136 mph, on a cycle using an 8-cylinder, V-shaped, 40 hp engine of his own design.


See also: Brian Frey's Emmy award-winning video Glenn Curtiss: The Forgotten Eagle .


Updated 11 May 2013








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