Cycle Adirondacks, a week-long bicycle touring event created by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), concluded its second-year last month. The event ridership doubled from the first year to more than 300 with 2016 participants traveling from 35 states and provinces to experience the Adirondacks with WCS.
The 2016 route started and finished in Hadley-Lake Luzerne, and included overnight stops in Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Saranac Lake, Indian Lake and Northville. In total, cyclists pedaled through six different counties and 45 communities across a 404-mile journey from August 21-27.
Saranac Lake served as the start and finish of the inaugural event in 2015, but was a mid-week stop for two nights last August.
WCS created this eco-tourism event to provide a world-class, fully supported cycling adventure that gives hundreds of riders the opportunity to enjoy the Adirondack Park’s natural and recreational resources. Registration fees cover infrastructure and rider services, and also support WCS’s programs in the Adirondack region.
While the 2017 Cycle Adirondacks route will not be announced until the fall, guests can pre-register for the event here. The website also features video highlights from each day of the 2016 tour and an image gallery.