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Bicycling

Bikers on the Allegheny River Valley Trail
Bikers on the Pat McGee Trail
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The Enchanted Mountains are home to many biking adventures. From paved trails through the park to trails of converted railways or to rougher terrain perfect for mountain biking. Bikers of all ages and experiences will find the right trail for them right here!

Great places to Bike around are the Allegheny River Trail, Allegany State Park or the Pat McGee Trail.

Bicycling 

Allegheny River Valley Trail

6.2 miles of paved trail that runs along the Allegheny River and crosses over the western end of Olean, New York and through St. Bonaventure University.  This one is great for beginners and/or a nice family ride. There are many benches to sit, kick up your feet and watch the river flow by.

Rent adult bikes (helmets included) at Twist & Shake, located right on the Allegheny River Valley Trail!

Download the Allegheny River Valley Trail.

Allegany State Park 

Hike or bike along miles of paved and unpaved trails. A paved trail circles the Red House area of the park and another paved trail runs through the Quaker area, while the unpaved trails are scattered throughout the park.

Download the Allegany State Park map.

The Pat McGee Trail

Originally a branch of the Erie Railroad line in 1851, this path was converted as a part of the Rails-to-Trails campaign.  This trail is ideal for the adventurous beginner or anyone looking for a scenic ride (many animals present) and runs approximately 12.14 miles.

Download the Pat McGee Trail map.

Road Cycling

Holiday Valley Resort has created some fun cycling routes for you to enjoy.

State Bicycle Route 17

Part of the 442 mile, marked bike path going all the way from Wappingers Falls (near Poughkeepsie) to the town of Westfield, crossing almost the entire state!  Our portion runs quite parallel to Interstate 86, following route 417.  This may be for the more ambitious and it does follow shared highways.

View the route for State Bicycle Route 17.

Southern Tier Route

This route crosses several southern counties of New York State, as well as parts of Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. It passes through 10 towns and covers 58 miles.

Erie Mohawk Trail

This trail crosses several northern counties of New York State. It starts at the state border in Rensselaer County and exits at the Pennsylvania border in Chautauqua County.

Bikecentennial Route

This route runs from Iowa to Maine. It enters our County at the Allegany/Cattaraugus County border, travels 55.3 miles and exits south at the New York State/Pennsylvania border, near Onoville Marina Park.

Bike Rentals

Bikes can by rented by the Allegheny River Valley Trail at the Twist & Shake, located right on the Allegheny River Valley Trail.

Bike Rentals are available during the summer season at Allegany State Park in the Red House Area side, down by the boat rentals. They (along with kayaks, paddleboats, and rowboats) can be rented out as the weather permits from April through middle of Oct. There are different sizes for the whole family and Mountain Bikes are available to try out at the Art Roscoe Trail Area (Summit area), 716-354-9282.

Mountain bike rentals are available at the Tamarack Club of Holiday Valley Resort. The Mountain bikes are Felt 980's with hydraulic disc brakes. Cruiser bikes are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley. Call (716) 699-2345.

Mountain Biking

Take to the woods on Holiday Valley's Mountain Biking Trails. The 4-5 mile "race loop" starts at the Holiday Valley Training Center and goes to the top of Cindy's. From there it goes across the ridge line of the resort where you can choose to ride the wider and more forgiving cross country trails or skinny winding singletrack to the top of Eagle, Cochran Pond at the top of Morning Star, and into the Tannenbaum area.  Signs will direct you.  For the adventurous, there are plenty of single track trails off the main route. At Eagle or Tannenbaum you can venture out across the logging roads behind the Valley and on to the 35+ miles of WYMBA trails in the State Forest.  It's all pedal power at Holiday Valley...no lift service, and no charge to use the trails. Please remember these common sense rules...wear a helmet, ride with a friend, bring a map and stay off the golf course and Sky High Adventure Park.

Golden Hill State Forest has a well thought out twisty single track that is well maintained and marked. Golden Hill Road is off Rt. 98, 5 miles north of Great Valley's main intersection. 

HoliMont has a number of dirt roads for biking during off season and their Bike Park that offers 8 trails that make up off 10 miles that vary in levels.

Join in the competition and test your skills and endurance during one of the mountain bike races held on the slopes and trails around Ellicottville.

Map for Mountain Biking in Ellicottville

An excellent guide to mountain biking in the area has been prepared by WNYMBA. Copies are available at the resort and at the Bike and Bean Shop in Ellicottville. Proceeds benefit WNYMBA and their trail building projects.  (Try one of Bike & Bean's awesomely delicious burritos while you're there!)

Ellicottville Bike and Bean Shop. 11 Martha St., Ellicottville, 716-699-BIKE.

Western New York Mountain Biking Association

View the Mountain Bike page.

Pat McGee Trail

You can hikebikeride a snowmobile or ride horse on the Pat McGee Trail. This mile multi-purpose 12.2 trail will grow to be a county-wide system but at this time it connects 7 municipalities together (from the Village of Cattaraugus to the City of Salamanca).

Allegany State Park Trails

Allegany State Park has many beautiful trails that you can hike, bike, cross-country ski, rollerblade, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowmobile and more. Most of the trails are used throughout the entire year such as the groomed snowmobile trails that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.