Hotel Option

We had to release our hold on the block of rooms 6/22/17, but you still MIGHT be able to book rooms.  Please note that the FANY Hotel Option will only deliver luggage to hotels on this list. Please explore the Comfy Camper option as a wonderful alternative to hotels.

Updated for 2017! -


For those people driving to Saratoga early to take the optional bus out, or for those who want to stay after FANY ends in Saratoga, Skidmore College will be  making dorm rooms available for rent both before & after FANY.  Reserve your dorm room and then spend a little extra time seeing the horses or music that makes this fantastic town just so darn popular.  Here's the direct link to Skidmore.


2017  HOTEL LIST follows below  -


If you're not a happy camper, here's a way to enjoy the fun challenge and beauty  of FANY while avoiding the whole tent stakes, sleeping bag thing:

LUGGAGE TRANSFER - Hotel Option luggage will be delivered to only these hotels on the FANY list (see below).  Since the hotel option eliminates the need for a tent, sleeping bag, etc. the hotel luggage transfer option is limited to one (1) 15"x15"x30" suitcase.  Luggage will be delivered to the hotel by 2:00pm each day & left there for your pick-up.  In the morning, luggage must be back in the hotel lobby by 8:00am to be picked up by the truck (but you can check-out of the hotel whenever you wish.)   Luggage transfer is only included with the purchase of the Hotel Option on the sign-up sheet. 

HOTEL LIST - Please use the list below to make your own reservations directly with the hotels for each night.  You are responsible for the advance deposit (if appropriate) and overnight room costs, as well as any cancellation fees (if appropriate).  You can leave this list of contact info with your friends and family while you're on FANY.   When we have filled the rooms available in any one town, the Hotel Option will appear as "Sold Out" on the Sign-Up form.  FANY is offering this list as a convenience, and is not responsible for the hotel services, nor for any expenses you may incur while a guest at the hotel.  Sign-up for the Hotel Option on the  Sign-up form. Luggage transfer will only be to hotels on this list for bikers who purchase the Hotel Option.


INDOOR OPTION - If you're reading this page, you probably aren't a true fan of camping.  Please note that in 2016, for every night EXCEPT Saturday 7/23/16  in Niagara Falls there is an indoor option. First come-first served, you can unroll your sleeping mat & sleeping bag and sleep among +/- 50 of your new best friends.  No tents allowed indoors, and bring ear plugs! The indoor option might be a school gym or a community center.  We might need to ask you to help us move tables out of the way after dinner is served.  But it's a way to be inside if it's raining, or to avoid setting up your tent, and it keeps you in the camaraderie of the campsite.  Bring your tent for Saturday in Niagara Falls, and just in case you can't find some floor space.  No extra charge for indoor option.


TYPES OF HOTELS - Because The FANY Ride seeks to highlight the scenic back roads and small communities tucked away in upstate New York, we deliberately avoid urban areas.   Translation?  Selecting an almighty awesome route was our first priority, and after that we worked to find nearby hotels.  We’ve put together a nice list of comfortable rooms along our adventure.   Some are Mom & Pops, some are national chains with pools (be sure to bring your bathing suit) and some B&Bs offer breakfast, (but may delay your start in the morning).   You get the idea; each night will be a little different.  You’re responsible to make your own advance reservations from the list of hotels provided by FANY Hotel Option.

HOTEL LOCATIONS - Most hotels are between ½ mile and 3.5 miles from the camp site.  The hotel option will include additional cue sheets with the location of each overnight hotel.  There is no shuttle service to the hotels.

HOTEL OPTION & DINNER OPTION - The FANY Ride started as a camping tour, and remains true to its roots.  A special camaraderie develops when everyone winds up in the same place at the end of a day’s ride, and brags about the killer hill they climbed (or walked) and revels in the same stretch of perfect back road.  So camp is the primary location, and the dinner option and massages are only offered at the campsite, between ½ mile and 3.5 miles from the hotels.  Hotel people are encouraged to sign-up for the dinner option, as a way to mingle with other FANY Riders, but there is no shuttle between hotels and dinner.  Taxi phone numbers (when available) will be listed on the cue sheets.  Dinners will be served at the camp at 5:30pm (during FANY sun set is approx. 8:45pm.)  Hotels are usually near other food options.

PAYING FOR THE HOTEL OPTION - The rooms will be booked directly by you, in your individual name(s), and you will need a major credit card to check in at each hotel.  You will be responsible for a deposit (where required) and will pay the hotel directly for your own lodging. The FANY hotel option is for luggage transfer of 1 bag, a convenient listing of all hotel contact information, and additional cue sheets with detailed directions to the hotels. 

ROOMMATES - Do we look like Cupid?  FANY does not pair up singles seeking roommates to share hotel costs, however we will assist you in sending out e-mails to FANY bikers if you wish to try to try to find a roommate for the week. 

HOTEL CANCELLATIONS  - In the event that you must cancel your own week long hotel reservations, you will be held to the hotel's cancellation policy.  FANY will assist you in sending out e-mails if you wish to try to resell your room for the week, but FANY will not be liable for your hotel cancellation costs (if any.)


FANY 2017 – Hotel Option – when calling ask for FANY rooms & rates                                 So here you go; a dry, comfy bed, your own hot shower, and the possibility  of muffins.


2017 Date



 Fri. July 21

Saratoga – opt. bus leaves Sat.

Skidmore College (where the bus leaves on Sat.) is renting optional dorm rooms for those traveling to the optional bus.

Option to use your sleeping bag, or rent linens.  Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course & Hats Off free music in streets on Fri night!    (You can also rent a dorm room the night we end back in Saratoga.  Relax before driving home.)

Sat.  July 22

Gather in

Niagara Falls,

the New York side.

Be  sure NY side, NOT Canada!

Sheraton AT the Falls

300 Third Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14303



$199. + 13% tax

Indoor pool + fitness room, dining avail onsite, or lots local options within walking.  Explore Niagara Falls!

Opposite Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino – just don’t bet your bike 

3 miles to campsite, 2 miles to the Falls.

Sun.  July 23

First day biking



New this for 2017!

Hotel @ Batavia Downs

8319 Park Rd  

Batavia, NY 14020

1 (585) 815-7000

$145 + tax

Complimentary Breakfast, 4 onsite dining options for dinner, or walkable to Alex’s Place (great local eats) again, don’t bet bike

1.9 miles to campsite

Mon. July 24



Holiday Inn Express

Canandaigua - Finger Lakes

330 Eastern Blvd.

Canandaigua , NY 14424

Hotel Front Desk: 1-585-396-3669


$139 + tax,

Complimentary Breakfast, Indoor pool

Near Wegman’s & restaurants

3 miles to campsite

Near Roseland Waterpark (PaddleBoard!) – open til 7:30pm

Tue.  July 25



Hilton Garden Inn Auburn

74 State Street,

Auburn, New York, 13021, USA


$129 + tax,

fitness center + heated indoor pool, 3:pm check-in

restaurant & bar onsite, restaurants & Wegman’s nearby

2.3 miles to campsite

Wed. July 26



Colgate Inn Hotel

One Payne Street
Hamilton, NY 13346


$129 + tax

Restaurant & bar on site, easily walkable to other restaurants

.6 miles (that’s point six, less than a mile!)  to campsite :-)

Trivia competition at hotel, Film Festival in town

Thur July 27

Little Falls


Travelodge, Little Falls

20 Albany Street,

Little Falls, NY 13365



$72 + tax

2:00pm check-in, onsite restaurant & bar, walkable to Price Chopper & restaurants   Room Tip: Request parking lot side to avoid traffic - &  train – noise, 

Movie Theater next door, laundry across street

(A Wyndham hotel – are you a member? 2 this week, see Fri)

.2 miles (that’s point two, less than a mile!)  to campsite  :-)

Fri.  July 28

Last camp in Gloversville


Microtel Inn & Suites

136 N Comrie Ave.,

Johnstown, NY 12095



$80.10/dbl + tax

3:00pm check-in, free continental breakfast, gym

(A Wyndham hotel – are you a member? 2 this wk, see Thur)

NOTE: 4.4 miles from campsite in Gloversville, dinner options are restaurants in Johnstown

Sat.  July 29

End = Saratoga


or optional bus  back to NF


No Hotels planned

Skidmore College (where FANY ends in Saratoga) is renting optional dorm rooms for those who want to relax & explore Saratoga before driving home – NOTE: not for those taking optional bus back to NF.


For NF please go to:

Visiting Niagara Falls, NY info

For Saratoga accommodations

Hotels or camping at

OR the Saratoga Chamber


Near the FANY end/that side of Saratoga are:

The Gideon Putnam is an amazing grand old hotel

Saratoga Arms B&B

The Holiday Inn 2rd one in a week ?? see Monday

Saratoga Hilton