Hi folks, two news items... First of all, our next walk is on February 10. Meet at 10:00 a.m at the Binghamton start point for a group walk. It is possible that lunch will follow. The other news is that the 2018 web pages for the year rounds have finally been updated. New pages for our upcoming traditional walks will show up eventually. An announcement will be made when a new traditional walk page goes up.
A happy group of walkers did the Ithaca year round on December 2nd. Twenty club members had lunch at the Mahogany Grill afterwards. Big thanks to Diane and Bill Donahue for the arrangements and holiday favors.
Our fall trip to Saratoga is this weekend (October 14-15). Even if you don't plan to do the overnight in Saratoga Springs, you can join in the fun by doing the walk in Cooperstown, NY. Meet there at 10:00 on Saturday. Cooperstown is a beautiful little town and is especially lovely in the fall.
We had a small number of walkers at the Blueberry Festival this year, in part, perhaps because we do the walk so often, but also possibly due to the ever-threatening weather that day. That said, we had 5 walkers who drove all the way to Maryland to do the walk (3 separate groups) and several from Pennsylvania as well.
We had a great turnout for our June walk on the Vestal Rail Trail. Thanks to Doug and Cinda Gausman for setting up the walk and making last minute adjustments when the start point had to be changed.
Our next walk is this Saturday, July 8th, at Dryden. This is our new year round, and it will be a group walk. Meet at the start point, the Queen Diner, at 9:45 to do the walk at 10:00.
Our June 11 walk, originally scheduled for Jones Park, has been changed to the Vestal Rail Trail. The start point is the Coal House. Check the walk page under Traditional Events for details. Jones Park is hosting a trail bike event that day, so trail walking would have been a bit of a challenge. The Vestal Rail Trail is a very popular route and is a surfaced trail.
Our first traditional walk of the year will be held in Owego, NY on May 6th. The start point is the Tioga County Historical Society. The Historical Society will offer free goody bags to walkers. We haven't walked Owego in several years, so we hope to see everyone there.
The December walk and holiday party were both great! Everyone enjoyed trying out the new section of the Vestal Rail Trail and the party at Unos afterwards.
The website has not been completely updated for 2017 yet, due to web hosting problems and procrastination on the webmaster's part. The year-rounds are up to date and the rest of the site should be done by the end of the week. Many apologies for the delay.
The Cortland year round group walk had a few hardy souls on somewhat chilly day. Remember, we do group walks throughout the year, giving you an extra chance to add some miles.
Colleen Hailey, webmaster of the FLRVC site.