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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

CAU Bike Warriors Do Le Tour des Finger Lakes

Week 3: July 17-23, 2016

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Rob Cook and COE staff members will lead strong intermediate and advanced cyclists on an extended tour of the Finger Lakes.

Our group will assemble on campus Sunday evening, and on Monday we'll warm up our cycling legs by riding the beautiful terrain in and around Ithaca. On Tuesday morning—followed by a provisions and equipment van—we will depart for a highly companionable four-day tour of up to 40 miles and a gain of up to 2,000 feet of elevation each day, probably staying in or near one well-located state park all three nights.

We will take off from this base camp for day tours to visit lakes and other parks, hike gorges, stop perhaps at the occasional winery, walk the Watkins Glen waterfront, and dine around the campfire. On Friday, we'll wend our way back to Ithaca, replete with tales of our adventures. What better way to take in the beauties of this "gorges" region of New York than from the seat of a sturdy and responsive bicycle?

Rob Cook

Rob Cook is a program coordinator at Cornell Outdoor Education (COE). Though he oversees many aspects of COE, his biggest passion is the biking program. Cook believes bikes are a great mode of transportation, build health and community, and are... > more


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Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.