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Ellicottville Alleghany or Bust Weekend Tour

Hi to all our GCBT riders that are allowed out of the Country!

Spend the Victoria Day weekend cycling the beautiful Allegany region of upstate New York, using Ellicottville as our base. Our tours will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southern Tier, with a full day spent cycling the traffic-free Allegany State Park.  Ellicottville is an easy 75-minute drive south from Buffalo, New York but is a world away!


This Canadian long weekend trip is a three-day bicycle touring trip, a part of Great Canadian Bicycle Tours' ride schedule. Our home for the weekend will be The Edelweiss, a reasonably priced hotel just 212 steps away from downtown Ellicottville. You must  book directly with the hotel via Expedia.  You can get more details and book directly for your accommodations on Expedia’s website or by calling (716) 699-2734.  Edelweiss includes a continental breakfast and has a large lot where we will meet at 8AM in the mornings before we depart as well as socialize in the evenings by the fire pit for a pint or two.  If you have a group/spouse/partner, then you are all set to make the reservation, but if you are single and would like to be put with someone then please contact me and I will find someone to share the cost of the room with.  They have regular rooms (about $140CAD/night) and individual chalets that sleep up to 10 (for a much cheaper cost per night per person).  If you have ANY issues booking please contact me immediately.  I will do whatever I can to make sure you have accommodations; however our group size is limited so please book right away to avoid disappointment. In the past we have filled up quickly.

Our rides are designed to introduce you to the beauty of the area. Full detailed maps for each ride will be provided. Each day has both a short and long ride option with distances varying between 40 and 100 km.  Rides start and end at the hotel where you will be able to rest and recuperate. The hotel is steps away from local restaurants, shops and a grocery store so all you need is your wallet and a sense of adventure!

The cost for the weekend excluding accommodations will be $70.00 CAD per person.  This includes;

·       Three days riding, snack kits and (Accurate) maps

·       Appetizers Friday night (During registration at Sugar Pine Lodge)

·       Dinner Saturday night (Bowling and (Healthy) pizza/salads Tim and Bonnies)

·       Dinner Sunday Night (At The Depot, a funky restaurant near the ski hill)

Remember for all GCBT special rides you have to become a club member before registering.  

This link will lead to the registration page. 

That is where you can register and pay for the trip.  Once your payment is received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email and updates about the trip.

Dave and Claudia

Tour organizer:  David Carley