Rochester by Bike

Meet fellow incoming freshmen while spending hours together in the saddle.  On this Trek, participants will bike to beautiful Letchworth State Park and stay there for two nights, using the second day of the trip to explore the park.  Trekees are encouraged to bring their own bike, but they can also use one graciously provided by City Cycles (a free, student run, on-campus bike renting service).  No Camping experience is necessary, but UR FOOT Trekees must be comfortable biking 40+ miles a day.

Gear List


Nick Lawlor

Nat Chait

Steve Allaben

This Year’s Itinerary

August 20th

8 am – 4 pm:  Trekees Move In

5 pm:  Meeting for all trip participants outside Wilson Commons, near clock tower

5:30 pm:  BBQ for all Trekees and Leaders (sorry parents, students only!)

8 pm:  Leaders check Trekee packs for appropriate gear, clothing, and equipment

August 21st

9 am:  Pack the Van; Leave

10 am – 2 pm:  Bike

2 pm:  Arrive at Letchworth; Set up

3 pm:  Siesta; Wood

4 pm:  Start dinner

5:30 pm:  Dinner

6 pm:  Clean up

7 pm:  S’mores

8 pm – 10 pm:  Chill

10 pm:  Sleep

August 22nd

8 am – 9 am:  Cook Breakfast

10 am:  Eat and Clean

11 am:  See the Falls

12 pm:  Hike/Lunch on the Road

1 pm – 2 pm:  Chill at the River

3 pm – 4 pm:  Group Game (First half active/Second half less active)

4 pm:  Cook Dinner

5:30 pm:  Dinner

6 pm:  Eat and Clean

7 pm:  S’mores

8 pm – 10 pm:  Chill

10 pm:  Sleep

August 23rd

8 am:  Wake up

9 am:  Breakfast

10 am:  Breakfast/Pack up

11 am:  Depart for UofR

12 pm – 3 pm:  Bike

3 pm:  Bike/Rope Swing

4 pm:  Arrive back

6 pm:  Cookout dinner for all Trekees and Leaders

August 24th

Freshman Orientation Begins!

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