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7/14/10 8:49 A

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thanks don i'll check those out!

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7/13/10 8:21 P

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Any of the parks are good to start with. Otsiningo is probably the most level and nicely paved. As you build your stamina you can always loop back and forth from the north end of the park to the south.

There is also a paved trail that runs from Cheri Lindsay park behind the Binghamton K-Mart to Water Street.

The Vestal Rail to Trail is another option.

Chenango Valley State Park is a more challenging option with their hills! But nicely paved, light, slow-moving traffic.

When you are ready to take to the roads one of the most user-friendly highways around here is 369 which runs from Port Crane to Fenton. Nice wide shoulders, relatively light traffic.

My experiences are mostly on the east end of the county, so I can't really speak to the JC/Endwell/Endicott area. I have eyeballed 26 which runs from Endicott to Whitney Point as a possibility, but haven't biked it yet. I've always got my eye on road conditions as I travel and think about the bike-ability of different roads.

Hope this helps!

Don

ps...and don't forget the Southern Tier Bicycle Club if you take greater interest in this...they have low-keyed biking outings which they call "smell the roses" rides... :-)

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7/13/10 1:08 P

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Ok since i'm kind of a novice bike rider.. It's be nice to have a thread of bike trails where i won't hurt myself.. any thoughts???

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