Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cycle Adirondacks Community Concert Series Announced

boys greeting ridersWildlife Conservation Society has announced its Cycle Adirondacks 2016 Community Concert Series lineup. The August 20-27 road cycling tour will feature seven consecutive evenings of free entertainment in six different Adirondack communities.

Each venue is open to the public and offers a beer garden featuring Good Nature Farm Brewery and local food concessions. Entertainment begins at 7 pm nightly.

Aug. 20: Ernie Sites Band – Sam Smead Park, Hadley-Lake Luzerne

Aug. 21: Willie Playmore Band – Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga

Aug. 22: Alice’s Fault – Old Stone Mill by the Arch Bridge, Keeseville

Aug. 23: Bicycle Stunts by Sam Perkins, Riverside Park, Saranac Lake
“The Rider and the Wolf” Documentary Movie, The Waterhole*

Aug. 24: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Riverside Park, Saranac Lake
The final Downtown Saranac Lake Music on the Green concert

Aug. 25: Forever Wild, followed by The Washington County Line Bluegrass Band, Indian Lake Central School

Aug. 26: The Atkinson Family Band – Waterfront Park, Northville

Now in its second year, the nonprofit Cycle Adirondacks tour will bring over 400 people to each community, including 300 cyclists from 35 different states and provinces.

The 2016 event features overnight stops in Hadley-Lake Luzerne, Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Saranac Lake, Indian Lake and Northville, but the tour touches over 45 towns and villages over the nearly 410-mile tour. The event will also engage over 400 community volunteers through the week-long tour.

A project of Wildlife Conservation Society, the event is designed to provide guests with a true connection to the Adirondacks – its breathtaking landscape and the people who make this 6-million-acre park so special.

Registration is still open for those interested in cycling the event or participating as non-cycling Adventure Travelers, but only a few spots are available for either option.

Learn more here.

Cycle Adirondacks is sponsored by Northern Forest Center, Taste NY, Good Nature Farm Brewery, Loremans’, ADK Action, Paul Smith’s College, Cloudsplitter Foundation, Adirondack Life Magazine, Mountain Lake PBS, Casella Resource Solutions, Placid Planet Bicycles, Pure Adirondacks, Coakley High Peaks Ace Hardware, North Country Public Radio and Hammer Nutrition.

Photo of boy greeting riders provided by Cycle Adirondacks.

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