About Us

Our Backstory

Cycle-CNY has been an information hub for mountain bikers in the Southern Tier of New York since 2005. In 2012, we partnered with IMBA to become a non-profit organization and a Chapter of IMBA, positioning us to grow our impact on the regional mountain biking scene.

Cycle-CNY operates within the general geographic territory of the Southern Tier of NY, including the counties of Broome, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chemung and Tioga. This includes the cities of Ithaca, Binghamton, Cortland, and Elmira.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Southern Tier of New York State. Cycle-CNY seeks to preserve, protect, and promote mountain bike access and diverse riding opportunities on New York’s public and private lands through education, communication, and unified action.

Cycle-CNY is governed by a board-of-directors and has four elected officers, all supported by a joint Cycle-CNY and IMBA membership program. Your membership directly supports both national and local mountain bike initiatives.  Locally, Cycle-CNY supports trail improvement projects, advocates for mountain bike trail access, coordinates weekly group rides, and hosts mountain bike skills clinics.

New Board Members Opportunity!

Cycle-CNY is seeking people who are passionate about mountain biking in the Southern Tier to join its Board of Directors. Board Members take leadership roles that include planning and hosting of events, advocating for sustainable trails open to mountain bikes, hosting group mountain bike rides and skills clinics, and planning our outstanding local mountain bike festival. This is a great opportunity to support our region’s mountain bike community and meet local riders.

Board members must be members of Cycle-CNY / IMBA and reside within the Cycle-CNY defined region. Board member terms are for two years and are renewable for up to three terms. Board Members are expected to attend virtual and in-person meetings and provide leadership in committees (event planning, trail advocacy, group ride organization, skills clinics, etc.)

The application process was open December 15 through January 15.  Thank you to all of you who applied!  Applications will be reviewed by a Cycle-CNY nominations committee in February, and selections will be announced in March. New Board terms will begin in April 2024.  Questions? E-mail us at cyclecny@gmail.com

Cycle-CNY Leadership

Pat Lewis

Chair

Jess Hoff

Vice-Chair

Nate Hunter*

Treasurer

Pam Gueldner

Secretary

Board of Directors

Amy Brown, Jeff Busche, Anthony Folk, Sylvie Froncek, Don Keenan, Jim Miller, Christy Peterson, Steve Rebello

Our gratitude for many years of service!

Cory Baclawski, Soon Baek, Anna Cook, Rob Cook*, Donal Fitterer*, Steve Gelb, Jules Ginenthal, Joe Howe, Jeff Inman, Mike Jura, Tyler Kirby, David Moreau, Katie Moring, Nick Morse, Ted Petkov, Rena Scroggins, Brenda Smith, Amoreena Wade, David Weiner, Hugh Wallace, Bill Webster, Adam Zawislak

*Chapter Chair emeritus

Our Bylaws

Please click the link for a copy of the CycleCNY Chapter Bylaws (pdf download).

Thank You To Our Supporters

The events, trail work, advocacy, and rides that Cycle-CNY leads would not be possible without the generous support of these businesses, organizations, and individuals. If you would like to support Cycle-CNY, please contact any of your Cycle-CNY board of directors or email us.