The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS’s) Cycle Adirondacks bicycle touring event will take place August 23-29, 2015. During the ride, cyclists will pedal amid the forests, lakes, and streams that make the Adirondack region a world-class destination. Wildlife experts will be on hand to serve as wildlife and natural history guides. This year’s tour starts and ends in Saranac Lake and includes overnight stops in Star Lake, Boonville, Camden, Old Forge and Long Lake. There will be a extra day in Old Forge where riders can pedal an optional route or take the day off the bike and visit Old Forge and Inlet.
Registration includes three catered gourmet meals daily, free beer tastings each night, nightly live entertainment, a wellness area offering free massage, local shuttle services, fully stocked rest stops, prime camping spots, hot showers, baggage service, on-course safety support, activities for traveling companions not riding, and more.
Registration fees will cover infrastructure and rider services, and support WCS’s programs in the Adirondack region.
The Full Ride: Days 1 through 7—A week-long event. Total mileage for the event will be 400-500 miles, depending on options, with daily route ranging from 50 to 75 miles; daily elevation gains range from 2,700-4,5000 feet. Price: $1,495.00
The Big Four: Days 1 through 4 – Riders take on the first four days of the event. The routes average 74 miles a day. On this option, riders start out with everyone at the beginning of the event in Saranac Lake and ride four full days. On Wednesday evening, Day 5, bus and bike transport will be provided back to Saranac Lake. Price: $850.00
The Easy Three: Days 5 through 7 – A good shorter-mileage option, and also an attractive choice for families. The last three days, which include the Layover Day in Old Forge, can be as little as 145 miles total, or less than 50 miles a day average, or riders can stretch out each of the last two days to 65 miles. With this option, on Wednesday, Day 4, riders and bikes will be transported from the start/finish line in Saranac Lake to Old Forge, and then finish the rest of the event. Price: $650.00
For more information on these options and also those available to junior riders and non-riding travel companions visit www.cycleadirondacks.com.