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January 19, 2019 – Linear Park Run


Post-Run Meeting Place – Cindy Ingalls’ home – Cindy has offered to host this weekend, so the plan is to meet at her house following the run. Cindy will give directions at the start of the run. Come as you are after your run!

Head out the canal path towards Fairport.  Exit the canal onto O’Connor.  Turn left on Whitney.  Whitney will turn into Five Mile Line Rd.  Turn left on Rt. 441, then left into Linear Park.  Cross over Irondequoit Creek and head up the hill.  Turn left on Lincoln Mills, left on Linden then right on Bluff.  Turn left into Eyer Park.  Take the trail over to Midvale – turn left.  Turn right on Baird, left into BOCES, then take the trail around the back.  Turn right on O’Connor and then right on the canal and back to the basin.  Distance is 13.5 miles.

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For 11.8 miles, turn left on Linden from Whitney and then left on Bluff Dr., rejoining the main route

For 9.2 miles – on Whitney – turn left on Baird, then left into BOCES, rejoining the main trail

For 7.5 miles – run the canal until you get to O’Connor, then turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

For 16 miles – follow the main route – when you return to the canal turn left and run over to Turk Hill. Turn around and follow the canal back to the basin.

January 12, 2019 – Main St Fishers and Mile Square

Post-Run Coffee Location – Pittsford Farms Dairy – This week let us try the Pittsford Farms Dairy for our post run coffee – I have included a map to the Dairy – located on the right at the end for the map.

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And now for the routes….

Turn left out of the parking lot and take 96 to right on Fishers Rd. Turn left onto Benson, and then turn right on Lower Fishers. Turn left on Log Cabin, then turn right on Main St. Fishers. Follow this to Mile Square and turn right. Mile Square will change names to East. Turn right on Thornell, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 11 miles.

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For 10 miles – on Benson, turn right on Log Cabin and rejoin the main route.

For 7 miles – on Fishers Rd, stay on Fishers Rd instead of getting on Benson. Turn right on Probst, then rejoin the main route when you turn right on Mile Square.

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For 13 miles – when on Mile Square, turn left on Smith, right on Pittsford-Mendon Rd, right on Cole, then left on Mile Square, re-joining the main route.

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January 5, 2019 – Neuchatel, Steele and Blum

Post-Run Coffee Destination for January 5, 2019 – The Village Bakery and Cafe at Eastview Mall. Park near PF Changs and look for the Blue Rooster

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 towards the mall. Turn left onto Moseley, then turn right on Neuchatel. Turn left on Beauclaire, cross over Turk and head up Steele. Turn left on Thayer, then go straight to continue on Bluhm. Turn right on Egypt-Victor Rd, then right on Valentown. Turn right on High St, then right on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.5 miles.

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For 10.9 miles – at the top of Steele, turn right, head down Baker. Turn right on Valentown, then turn left on 96. Turn right on Benson, then right on Fishers Rd, and then left on 96

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For 9.1 miles – at the top of Steele, turn right, head down Baker, then rejoin the main route when you turn right on Valentown.

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For 6.8 miles – at Turk Hill, turn right, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day Morning Run

Anyone that wants to start the New Year with the Oven Door Runners, meet at the Park and Ride at 7:00 am.

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on East St. East St will change names to Mile Square – continue on Mile Square. Turn left on Probst, then left on Railroad Mills. Return to the parking lot thru Powder Mills Park, by turning right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, then right on Park Rd.  Turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 7.8 miles.

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December 29, 2018 – Pittsford Mendon Rd.

After Run Meeting Location December 29, 2018 –Starbucks on Rt 96 across from Eastview Mall.

Short Route – Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Park Rd and follow to the end. Turn right on East, then left on Thornell. Turn left at the stop light – Pittsford Mendon Rd. Turn left on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and return to the basin. Distance is 7.5 miles.

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For 10.7 miles – start with the short route. On Pittsford Mendon Rd go past Van Voorhis. Turn left on Cole Rd, then left on Mile Square, rejoining the short route.

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For 11.7 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Cole to Smith. Turn left on Smith, then left on Miles Square, rejoining the shorter routes.

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For 13.9 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Smith. Turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mile Squaree, rejoining the shorter routes.

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For 15 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Rt. 251. Turn left on Taylor, the left on Mile Square, rejoining the shorter routes.

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December 22, 2018 – Christmas in Fairport

December 22, 2018 – Christmas in Fairport

After Run Meeting Location December 22, 2018 – Tim Hortons. There is additional parking available in the lots behind the main lot.

Head out the canal path towards Fairport. Exit the canal at Main St, turn right on Main St and cross over the canal. Take the immediate right and head over to Kennelley Park Gazebo. Take a selfie, then return to Main St- and continue heading south. Turn right on Ayrault, then turn left into the Martha Brown Middle School. Pick up the pedestrian walkway that comes out on Heron Way, and at the first intersection turn left (Valley Creek Drive). Stay on Valley Creek Drive – cross over Rt. 31 and continue on Black Watch Trail. At Dunmow, turn left, then right on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 9.8 miles.

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For 12 miles – when on the canal you get to Perinton Park, turn left onto O’Connor,then turn right on Whitney. Turn right on Turk Hill, then turn right to get back on the canal. Exit the canal and get onto Main St, turn left to cross over the canal, and rejoin the main route. 

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December 15, 2018 –Knickerbocker Hill.


Please note: The run start location is not changing. We will continue to start from the Park and Ride at Bushnell’s Basin. I apologize for anything I said that was misleading on Saturday.

After Run Meeting Location December 15, 2018 – Bruegger’s Bagels

A couple of us checked out the Village Bakery Café at Eastview Mall on Sunday morning, and we were very favorably impressed. The food was very good with a larger selection, including French toast, a variety of egg sandwiches,pastries, and they have a selection of coffees and cappuccino. The seating area is up a flight of stairs – and they have 30 metal chairs – so we won’t have to worry about ruining the chairs with our wet running gear. The external entrance is located near P.F. Changs. In the warmer weather they have outdoor seating. I spoke to the manager and he seemed to think they could handle our group as longas we gave him some advanced notice, so that he has enough help on hand. We should probably wait until the holiday traffic has subsided before we try it.

And now for the route….

All routes – start by turning left out of the parking lot. Then turn right on Park Rd, right on East, left on Thornell and then a right on Mill. Turn left on East, then left on 96.

For 8 miles – turn right on Mitchell, then turn right on the Auburn Trail that takes you to the canal. Follow the Canal back to the basin.

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For 9.4 miles – stay on 96 into Pittsford. Turn right on S. Main St, then turn right on State St. (Rt. 31). Pick up the canal and return to the basin. 

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For 10.7 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill.Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight turn right. Go into the village of Pittsford, turn right on 31 – State St. At the bridge over the canal- pick up the canal and take the canal back to the basin.

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For 13.2 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill.Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight go straight onto Stone. Stayon Stone (turn left off Tobey). Turn right on Clover, cross over the canal and pick up the canal for the run back to the basin

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December 8, 2018 – Holiday Picture and the Fishers Run

December 8, 2018 – Holiday Picture and The Fishers Run

Mellow Mug Update – Matt has confirmed that this Saturday, December 8, will be the last day the Mellow Mug is open for business.

We will take our holiday picture this Saturday for one last shot at the coffee shop. The picture will be at 9:15 am, so plan your route accordingly.

The traditional Fishers Run, from the parking lot is 9.5 miles – Turn left onto 96, right on Park Rd.  Turn left on Corduroy, and then left on Woolston.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Main St. Fishers.  Turn left on Log Cabin, then right on Lower Fishers, and then left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then return thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd)  Turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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Note: You can skip the Lower Fishers option by staying on Log Cabin. This shortens any route by 1 mile.

You can skip Powder Mills Park on the way back by staying on Fishers Rd to 96. This shortens any route by 0.5 miles

For 7.5 miles – take 96 directly to Fishers Rd. Left on Main St. Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Stay on Log Cabin, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96.

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For 12.5 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route.     

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December 1, 2018 – Garnsey Turk Steele

December 1, 2018 – Garnsey-Turk-Steele

Mellow Mug Closing Update – I spoke with Matt on Saturday. He is not sure when the last day is going to be, but apparently soon. No earlier that December 8th. I propose that after the closing, we try several different options on a rotating weekly basis, then have a vote to decide where our new meeting place will be. Stay tuned for updates.

For this week’s run – Garnsey Turk Steele

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn left onto Garnsey.  Right on Turk, then left on Steele.  Turn right at the top of Steele and head down Baker.  Turn right on Valentown, then at High St, turn left (yes – turn left).  Turn right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, then right on 96 followed by a left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.2 miles.

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For 6.6 miles – when on Turk Hill – Stay on Turk Hill past Steele. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9 miles – at Valentown and High St – turn right on High St, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9.7 miles and some trails – on Valentown, before you get to High St, look for a new road named Fernwood Trail on the right. Take Fernwood Trail – it will turn into High Point Drive – then pick up the Seneca Trail on the right, just past the top of the hill. Follow the Seneca Trail over to Turk Hill, and continue on the Seneca Trail which runs behind the Michaels Plaza. This trail will take you out to LaSalle Parkway. Then pick up 96 and head back to the parking lot.

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For 10.7 miles – right on High St, left on 96, then right on Benson and rejoin the 12.2 mile route above.

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For 15 miles – From Baker, turn left on Valentown, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd.  Turn right on Aldridge, right on High St, then left on Willowbrook, rejoining the main route.  Then on Fishers Rd, come back thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd.)

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November 24, 2018 – The Springhouse Run

November 24, 2018 – Springhouse Run

The Mellow Mug is closing. We received news this week that the Mellow Mug will be closing at the end of the day on Saturday, December 8. In addition, the rumor is that the owner of the building is not interested in having a coffee shop at this location anymore. This is a sad day for the Oven Door Runners, as that location has been our post-run meeting place for 22 years! In the coming weeks we will need to decide on where we would like to meet after the run. In the basin, we have Bruggers and Tim Horton’s. The hotel next to the 490 on-ramp serves breakfast, though I don’t know if they would welcome non-guests. There are some options up at the mall, or into Pittsford village. I think it is important that we find a location we all agree on, as I see the post-run coffee as an important part of our group.

I propose that we hold our annual Christmas Holiday Picture Run on December 8, so that we can have one last picture at the coffee shop, so mark your calendars!

As for the route this week….

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. In the village, go past the railroad trestle and turn right into the Town Highway Department drive. Pick up the trail on the left that will connect over to the Auburn Trail. Cross over French and follow the trail until you are across the street from the Springhouse Commons. Cross over 31 and pick up the old Erie Canal Trail that runs behind Wegmans. Follow this back across French Rd and connect back with the Barge Canal, and follow the canal all the way back to the Basin. Distance is 11.6 miles.

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For around 8 miles, stay on the canal to the 2nd time Rt 31 crosses the canal, turn around and retrace your steps.

For 14.8 miles, follow the standard route. When the Old Erie Canal reconnects with the Barge Canal, turn right and run over to the JCC. Turn around and run all the way back to the basin along the towpath.

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