Explore the Adirondack Hub on two wheels!
There's cycling, and then there's Adirondack Hub cycling. Full of expansive wilderness including wild forest, gleaming lakes, and plenty of picturesque peaks, cycling in the Adirondack Hub is a fun, beautiful, and occasionally physically demanding adventure, with plenty of variety on quiet, low-traffic roads. You can ride as close to one of the Hub's friendly towns as you like, or head out into the wilderness.
Road cyclists can try a shorter, mostly flat family-friendly ride at Paradox Lake, take on the Grand Loop through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, or try Teddy's Trail, an 80-mile loop that offers beautiful views of the Hudson River.
Gravel bikers aren't left out around here, either! Knobby tire enthusiasts can get their thrills on the rugged, unpaved glories of the Stony Lonesome Loop, a gently rolling route that shows off amazing, remote backcountry scenery. Looking for more? The Boreas Ponds Route will take riders on the shores of one of the largest bodies of water in the Adirondacks, while surrounded by a lively forest preserve. If you're just starting on your gravel riding journey, beginners will enjoy the Great Camp Santanoni Trail, carving a fun route through a historic Great Camp!
Want to cycle in and among the towns and outstanding scenery of the Adirondack Hub but not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, we're here to help! This interactive map from Ride With GPS helps you view different routes, learn about distance, changes in elevation, and more. It's a great tool to help you prepare and ensure you choose the route that is just right for you.
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Ride with Gratitude
We invite you to take the Ride with Gratitude pledge and live out the principles that help make our trails accessible and here for good.
1. Respect this gift
Riding trails on public or private lands is a gift, not a right. That hiker we just passed? She might own the land we’re riding on. With every ride, let’s remember to be grateful for the landowners and others who make it possible.
2. Protect nature
Enjoy nature, don’t ruin it. Keep on the trails. Erosion is our single highest impact when we’re out riding. Skidding causes erosion. Cutting corners can cut off access. Riding muddy trails messes it up for everyone. If we see animals, don’t bother them, remember them. Pick up trash, pack it out, carpool here and back.
3. Care for others
We share the trails with others, and they have the same rights and responsibilities as each of us. If someone needs help, we help. If someone needs encouragement, we share our enthusiasm. And if it’s going to make the situation better, we dismount. Be nice, yield to others, and give a smile.
4. Be the example
We know our limits, and we ride within them. Beyond the ride, let’s park where we’re supposed to keep the tunes to a dull roar, and leave the IPAs for après somewhere else. Reckless behavior? A simple, polite call out will do.