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CANCELLED Bike the Black Diamond Rail Trail, Ithaca to Taughannock Falls

  • 01 Jul 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ithaca, NY


  • Events are limited to paid members of Women Outdoors.

Cancelled because of air quality

Join Becky for a Bike Ride From from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls

This is a 16.8 mile ride with a slow gradual incline for 8.4 miles. Trail mostly feels level. Coming back...all downhill! This rail trail was used from 1896 to 1959 as a luxury passenger line called the Black Diamond Express which ran in New York through Ithaca to Buffalo. It is a beautiful, well maintained, and mostly shaded trail.

We will be riding for 2 or 3 hours, depending on whether we walk to the top of the falls at the halfway mark.

  • Moderate difficulty
  • Distance-16.8 miles

  • Surface is packed gravel

  • Average speed 10 mph

  • Experience needed: Should have tried a shorter ride, know what you are capable of, or have an electric bike


  • Your own bike in working order
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Small Snack

No Costs. There is a bathroom near the parking lot and a Porta potty around 6 miles up.

Address and Meet location will be in your registration confirmation email. 

Please refrain from attending if you have recently been ill or have COVID-like symptoms.

The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.

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To Cancel: Go to your  Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator

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