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.

Cycle-CNY Leadership

Pat Lewis


Jess Hoff


Nate Hunter*


Pam Gueldner


Board of Directors

Ernie Bayles, Amy Brown, Jeff Busche, Derek Clement, Anthony Folk, John Guttridge, Rob Marcello, Jim Miller, Tom Oven, Steve Rebello, Anna Wells 

Our gratitude for many years of service!

Cory Baclawski, Soon Baek, Anna Cook, Rob Cook*, Donal Fitterer*, Sylvie Froncek, Steve Gelb, Jules Ginenthal, Joe Howe, Jeff Inman, Mike Jura, Don Keenan, Tyler Kirby, David Moreau, Katie Moring, Nick Morse, Ted Petkov, Christy Peterson, 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.