Adirondack mountain bike rides

Adirondacks bicycle interactive map

The following map is provided by New York State Scenic Byways Program project managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.

Indian Head Rail Trail

Indian Head Rail Trail

The National Park Service transferred a 13 mile abandoned railroad corridor to Charles County in Maryland's western shore area, making possible the creation of the Indian Head Rail Trail. The paved trail will provide a pathway between the center of the county to the Potomac River. Parking is at MD Village Green Park at the western… Continue reading Indian Head Rail Trail

North Creek Adirondack 75 mile loop

North Creek Ididaride bicycle ride

This is a 75-mile one-day bike ride in the Adirondacks starting from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion on Ski Bowl Park Road in North Creek, NY.  The ride is all on good roads through the central Adirondack Mountains, most of which is public land. Towns visited include  Bakers Mills, Wells, Speculator, Sabael, Indian Lake, North… Continue reading North Creek Adirondack 75 mile loop

Southern Adirondack Trail

Southern Adirondack bicycle ride

New York State's 112-mile Southern Adirondack Trail links the Erie Canal to the Adirondacks and passes by the Herkimer diamond mines, West Canada Creek and several Adirondack Lakes. The New York State Canalway Trail System is accessible along much of the Southern Adirondack Trail, with 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails as well as the 500-mile… Continue reading Southern Adirondack Trail

Adirondack Century Ride

Lake Placid Century ride

The Pat Stratton Memorial Century Ride goes through the Adirondack Park north of Saranac Lake with wide shoulders and quiet backroads on rolling but not mountainous terrain. Locations along the route include Paul Smiths, Mecham Lake, Lake Clear, Gabriels and St. Regis. Falls. Download the map and cue sheet  Route at RideWithGPS View Cue Sheet… Continue reading Adirondack Century Ride

North Creek Teddy’s Trail

North Creek Teddy's bicycle ride

This 80 mile ride from North Creek NY goes by Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Be prepared for some long climbs but wonderful roads with wide shoulders. View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet View andprint map GPX file TCX Course

North Creek – Pottersville NY loop

North Creek NY bicycle ride

There are fairly wide and decent paved shoulders on this very rural Adirondack loop that originates at Gore Mountain Ski Area near North Creek NY.  The ride goes north into North Creek and then heads west with several long climbs to Pottersville before looping back around through Olmstedville. View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS… Continue reading North Creek – Pottersville NY loop

Adirondack Lakes Cycling Loop

Adirondack Lakes bicycle ride

This 80-mile bicycle tour in the Lakes Region of the Adirondacks in New York State follows a varying terrain, often relatively flat but including some good climbs as it skirts south of the High Peaks region. Our ride heads west from North Creek, NY on Route 28, which has a wide shoulder and is marked… Continue reading Adirondack Lakes Cycling Loop

Central Adirondack Trail

The 153-mile Central Adirondack Trail begins above the Hudson River in Glens Falls and travels north to the shore of Lake George, then reaches its northern arc as it passes through Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake, then heads south to Rome NY. Downloads: Garmin Training Center (.tcx)  GPX Track (.gpx)  Google Earth (.kml) View… Continue reading Central Adirondack Trail

Saratoga Springs – Sacandaga Lake Loop

A scenic Saratoga Cycling Club 85 mile ride from Saratoga Springs NY to Great Sacandaga Lake. Rolling with a few moderate hills. Downloads:  Garmin Training Center (.tcx)  GPX Track (.gpx)  Google Earth (.kml) Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course