Oven Door Runners Closed

I have come to the conclusion that it is in our best interest to suspend organized Oven Door Runs until further notice.

When conditions warrant, I will re-start the weekly postings and gatherings.

You are all encouraged to get out and run – just start and finish at your own house.

Hopefully this will resolve sooner than later. In the meantime, stay healthy!

March 21, 2020 – The Springhouse Run

The city of San Francisco has enacted shelter-in-place. There are 3 reasons that people are allowed to go outside. To get food, to get medicine and to exercise. Running, hiking, walking and biking are all okay, as long as social distancing is observed. Therefore I am planning on continuing to offer routes during this crisis.

There will not be a gathering for coffee post-run, however, until further notice.

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.


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.


March 14, 2020 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.


For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.


For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.


For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.


For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

March 7, 2020 – Around the Bay

Starting Location: Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd in Irondequoit

Starting time: 7:00 am

Starting from the Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd.  Turn left out of the parking lot and turn left on the Sea Breeze Expressway. At Titus get on the right side of the Express way and take the sidewalk onto Kane. Turn left onto East Ridge Rd, and then take a right on Bay Shore Blvd.  Next take a right on Bay View Rd and head up the hill.   At the top of the hill turn left to stay on Bay View Rd, then turn left on Glen Haven Rd.  You will make a left to continue on Bay Front S.  Turn right to go up a steep hill – Orchard Park Blvd.  This will bring you to Empire.  Turn left on Empire – go down the hill and up the other side.  Turn left onto Bay Rd.  Follow Bay Rd until you cross over Rt. 104 and then take the first left – Volk Rd.  (This will get you away from the fast moving traffic on Bay Rd.)  Turn right on Dewitt.  At the tee-intersection turn right (Backus Rd) and that will bring you back to Bay Rd.  Turn left on Bay Rd.  Take a left at the tee with Lake Rd.  You have about a mile to go at this point.  Run across the bridge and back to your car.  The distance is 14.2 miles.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5330142   (14.2 miles – up old 590)

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6548011       (15.0 miles – up Culver – left on Titus, right on Kane))

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7208699      (13 miles –Culver to Empire)

For those wanting to run from the basin  – I recommend the Fishers Run – 9.5 miles (Starting at the usual time of 6:30 am)