In hopes of having better weather, Highlander Cycle Tour Event Coordinator, Dave Bischoff, changed the date of the Highlander Cycle Tour to July 23rd in lieu of the first weekend in September as it has been for the past 16 tours.  “We wanted to change the date to see if we could avoid the rainy season as had become the norm with an event date in early September”, explains, Bischoff.  It looks like the decision paid off because the tour participants were greeted with sunny skies and summer like temperatures for the 17th Highlander Cycle Tour held at Bristol Mountain.

This is a tour event not a race.  Athletes choose from several route options varying from 30 to 65 miles in length and depart and return to Bristol Mountain on their own time schedule.  There is also a course for mountain bike enthusiasts.  “This is one of our favorite events and we look forward to welcoming these dedicated cyclists each year”, exclaims, Bristol Mountain Marketing Director, Drew Broderick.

Each year the Highlander Cycle Tour donates a portion of the proceeds to area charities.  This year the charities are:  Mercy Flight Central, South Bristol Historical Society, GVH Running Club and Crescent Trail Association.

The Highlander Cycle Tour welcomes cyclists of all skill levels.  For more information regarding the Highlander Cycle Tour please visit

About Bristol Mountain:  Bristol Mountain began as a ski resort in 1964 and has transitioned to a year round adventure attraction.  Summer attractions include:  Bristol Mountain Base area for sporting events, Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures and Zip Line Canopy Tour, Roseland Waterpark and Roseland Wake Park (the only cable wakeboarding park in the Northeast).  The 2016-17 winter season is tentatively scheduled to begin Thanksgiving Day and operate through the first week in April.

The Adventure Capital of the Finger Lakes Region