If you want to add something truly unique to your bucket list, then look no further than Cycle Adirondacks. Recognized as the first fully supported week-long bike tour of the Adirondack Park, this year’s Cycle Adirondacks is set to be an unforgettable experience for all those involved.
The first Cycle Adirondacks occurred in August 2015 and featured riders from around the country. The bike tour started and ended in Saranac Lake, and riders traveled to Boonville, Camden, Old Forge, and other stops throughout the week. 99% of last year’s riders rated the trip a top-5 vacation experience.
For this year’s Cycle Adirondacks, the plan is to make it even better than last year. The event’s organizer, the Wildlife Conservation Society, has shortened each daily segment to make the bike tour easier. Additionally, the event will now begin and end in Hadley-Lake Luzerne, and many of the segments will take riders by even more lakes, rivers, and streams.
As a fully supported bike tour, Cycle Adirondacks will provide assistance the entire way. Riders will receive gourmet meals at camp, free amenities, as well as help from volunteers at each stop.
Cycle Adirondacks 2016 will begin on Saturday, August 20 at Smead Park in the Town of Hadley. Over 400 riders and support staff will arrive and prepare for the bike tour. The following day, riders will take off and bike toward Stony Creek Ranch Resort, Thurman, Chestertown, Brant Lake, and Hague. They’ll spend the first night in Ticonderoga.
The Hadley-Luzerne Lions Club, local teams, the Hadley Business Association, and the Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club will welcome riders on August 20 and provide valet parking, dinner serving, and more. Registration will begin at 1:00PM, and a “tent city” will be set up at Smead Park. Later that night, the Ernie Sites Band will perform a free concert.
Registration is still open online for Cycle Adirondacks, but if you would like to volunteer and help welcome riders this Saturday, you can call Pam Morin at 696-7184 or Sue Wilder at 696-4947.