Bike here. Now!
Bike here. Now!
  Plan to Cycle this season in the Adirondacks!We think cycling in the Whiteface Region is awesome, but you don't have to take our word for it - let our cycling fans speak for us.Have we convinced you yet? Good. Now, check out our homey lodging and fabulous food choices, and plan your next mountain or road biking trip today!  … [Read More]
Mountain, road, cycling!
Mountain, road, cycling!
The Whiteface Region is a cycling paradise. Challenging terrain, gorgeous scenery, and intriguing routes all combine with the fresh mountain air. Come explore a full weekend of aspirations in the form of incredible mountain cycling, then road cycling... with an intriguing twist.Summer is prime biking season, and it kicks off with the Adirondack Bike Race Weekend.7th Annual WW 100kThe WW 100k is … [Read More]
Iron Training
Iron Training
Ironman VolunteerIt was about 9 months ago that I was gifted with one of the greatest opportunities — I was asked to assist with Ironman Lake Placid. I was brought on board to help with the astounding amount of work that goes into coordinating the thousands of volunteers. I didn’t know what I was in for, but that was the best part. The adrenaline was all that kept me going. The energy Ironman … [Read More]
Spring Cycling: Fave First Road Ride
Spring Cycling: Fave First Road Ride
Spinning for SpringHave you ever attended a spinning class?I have. For the very first time this spring, I had the opportunity to sample a local trainer’s group spin classes. I figured it might be a good prep for spring cycling out in “the wild.”  Had I attended more than exactly two classes, I’m sure that would have been the case.It was much harder than I thought. For those who haven’t … [Read More]
Favorite way to top Whiteface?
Whiteface Mountain offers outstanding views - once you get to the top! How do you prefer to make your way to the payoff?Drive or bike the Memorial Highway - 8 miles of scenic twists and turns.//  Keep voting for your ADK favorites:Lake, pond, or river?Family-friendly, close-to-town trek with best views?Where will you reel in the big one?Favorite 6er?Winter activities, anyone?Biking the Coast … [Read More]
6 Reasons to Bike in Wilmington
6 Reasons to Bike in Wilmington
Frankly, I'm disappointed. If you're reading this blog, you're not out riding. Now I guess that I could give you the benefit the doubt and assume that you're reading this on one of those fancy smarty-pants phones on your way to go riding. But most of you will be reading this from somewhere decidedly un-mountain-bikey.And that, my friends, is a crime.I understand your dilemma. With the ever- … [Read More]
Road biking with a newbie!
Road biking with a newbie!
Hit the road!My six-year-old son has been begging to go biking. Of course, while he thinks he is ready to be an extreme mountain biker, I think he needs to conquer basic skills first —call me crazy.We haven't done many roadside rides as Oliver is still a bit wobbly, and has the unnerving tendency to steer toward whatever catches his eye. And he's fast. Really fast. Or at least too fast for me to … [Read More]
Did you know you can ride a bike down Whiteface?
Did you know you can ride a bike down Whiteface Mountain?2,456 vertical feet.Two thousand four hundred and fifty six vertical feet.That’s almost a half mile.And I rode it. On a mountain bike. It was crazy. It was scary.It was awesome.Author’s Note: Crazy and scary not your style? Scroll down to the bottom and learn how you can still have the time of your life at the Whiteface Bike Park!The True … [Read More]
Blue Ribbon Recipe for Cycling
I typically pride myself on being able to follow directions.  For example, as an admittedly not-very-confident cook, I’ll attempt simple dishes that I find on the internet. Once I choose a recipe, however, I read it carefully to make sure that I understand the order of events and required tools.I display the list of ingredients and numbered steps on my iPad - which I position out of spill’s … [Read More]
Road biking with the boy
Road biking with the boy
Hit the road!Spring has sprung a bit early this year, and my six-year-old son has been begging to go biking. Of course, the trails are still covered in icy patches and muck abounds - they're not quite ready to host our wheels, and we don't want to do any damage to the natural environment. We haven't done many roadside rides as Oliver is still a bit wobbly, and has the unnerving tendency to … [Read More]

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