Cycle Adirondacks is set to feature Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport as overnight communities for the August 17-23, 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, the fifth anniversary of the week-long road cycling tour.
Ticonderoga was featured as an overnight community during the 2016 tour, but next summer will be the first time the tour has stayed in Wilmington or Westport. Each community will host the event for two consecutive evenings beginning with Ticonderoga Aug. 17-19 and followed by Wilmington Aug. 19-21 and Westport Aug. 21-23.
Since the tour’s debut in 2015, the week-long event has included over 850 riders from nearly every state and province in North America. The 2019 tour is expected to host 250 cyclists.
In addition to the economic benefit associated with hosting 250 cyclists, CycleADK also has a community grant program, which provides funding for projects in overnight host communities. Since the campaign was introduced in 2017, it has provided over $12,000 in funding, an announcement sent to the press said.
In addition to Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport, the 2019 tour will also touch AuSable Forks, Brant Lake, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay, Keene, Keene Valley, Lake Placid, North Hudson, Paradox, Port Henry, Pottersville, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, Willsboro and numerous other towns and villages as the route travels over 400 miles across the Lake Champlain, Ausable and Saranac River Valley’s. Also planned for the 2019 event are out-and-back routes from Ticonderoga and Westport that take cyclists into Vermont.
CycleADK riders receive locally sourced meals; route, medical and mechanical support; off-bike activities; and nightly free community entertainment. The event is also open to non-cycling companions.
For more information on the 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, including detailed route maps and event registration, click here.