Another bicycle tour! We recently completed the Bon Ton Roulet. Over and over we have heard from other cyclists that the Bon Ton Roulet is great, so we decided to see for ourselves. The Bon Ton Roulet is a cycling tour through the Finger Lakes Region of New York state, organized by and benefiting the YMCAs of Auburn, NY and Cortland, NY. The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow, basically north-south lakes in the west-central section of upstate New York. We cycled around and beside six of the lakes, almost always in sight of beautiful farms and wineries. The pastoral beauty is beyond description; pictures do not do it justice.
We cycled from place to place (50-75 miles per day), then camped with most of the other riders on athletic fields, in parks, and in fairgrounds. Some riders choose to stay in area hotels, but we have found that it’s more fun to meet new people (and sometimes old friends) by staying in the campgrounds. We arrived in Cortland on July 18 and camped at the fairgrounds.