Adirondack Biking

Biking in the Adirondacks - New York's best

In the Whiteface Region you'll find opportunities for road, mountain, and downhill riding. With a beautiful set of roadways surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, and incredible vistas, you'll experience an Adirondack biking vacation unlike any other.

Riding in the Adirondacks

Mountain Biking in Wilmington is one of the most popular activities in the Whiteface Region. There are several trail systems on and around Whiteface Mountain, many of which are built and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Barkeater Trails Alliance. There are so many different areas to explore, you'll never get bored, and a wide variety of terrain is available to keep you challenged. Whiteface Mountain, which boasts the greatest vertical drop in the East, and is the fifth highest peak in New York, is not just known for skiing and snowboarding; hop on the gondola to the summit of Little Whiteface and take an exhilarating ride on a network of cycling specific mountain bike trails that wind down to the base lodge. There are trails suitable for beginner and expert riders alike. 

Adirondack road cycling is equally as abundant in the Whiteface Region. There are many rolling hills and winding roadways to explore. Two-wheeled enthusiasts can test themselves on the Whiteface Mountain Toll Road, or take an easy ride in the Ausable Valley. Steep climbs, challenging dirt sections, and smooth pavement throughout the region make the Whiteface Region an excellent location for your next training weekend or road cycling vacation. 

MOUNTAIN BIKING EVENTS ON WHITEFACE

The Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest, which occurs annually in late June, is the premier celebration of Adirondack cycling. The annual weekend of two-wheeled related events draws hundreds of amateur and professional racers eager to test their skills in the Wilmington/Whiteface 100k race. In addition, there are activities including guided rides, free shuttles on “Poor Man’s Downhill,” and great social events in the evenings. There are also numerous family-friendly activities, and events for those interested in trying cycling for the first time.  

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Travel along the AuSable River, over the bridges of Keeseville and with abundant views of the Adirondack Mountains and river valleys. Plenty of fine scenery. A few heavier traffic areas with limited shoulders. Services in Keeseville...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
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This stretch of road between Lake Placid and Wilmington follows the Ausable River for most of its length. There are tumbling rapids and towering mountains. Abundant pulloffs for picnicing and picture taking. 25 miles round trip....
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Lake Placid, New York
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Scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. Stunning beauty in any season, but especially striking in the fall, when crisp temperatures are perfect for longer, more strenuous routes. LENGTH: 46 mile loop. DIRECTIONS:...
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Lake Placid, New York
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Test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. Cruise the hills of three towns. Real Ironmen do this twice! LENGTH: 56 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, past the Cascade Lakes and down the infamous Keene Hill....
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Lake Placid, New York
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Follow the river with this quiet, flat loop with beautiful scenery and abundant photo opportunities. Many areas allow for sitting in the shade, listening to the water chuckle among the rocks. 9.3 miles, paved, low rolling hills. Most...
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Lake Placid, New York
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Wilmington, New York
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The Flume Trail System is comprised of 10.5 miles of trails open to mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing in the town of Wilmington, N.Y. Enjoy vistas across wetlands, and interesting brook crossings through...
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Wilmington, New York
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Circle the beauties of Lake Everest with this easy-riding road loop. Half of route is on a quiet road with little traffic. Services in Wilmington. LENGTH: 25 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Starting from Lake Placid, take Route 86 east to...
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Wilmington, New York
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The famous Jay Covered Bridge is on this route, with the fabulous Jay Rocks as a backdrop. The winding country roads between Upper Jay and Jay offer a lovely mix of rugged mountains, river views, and sweeping meadows. Narrow shoulders...
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Jay, New York
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Jay, New York
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“Poorman’s Downhill” or “PMD” is a local treasure for mountain bikers of all abilities seeking gravity-fueled excitement! In the winter time, the PMD is part of a community-connector snowmobile route taking riders into the Taylor...
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Wilmington, New York
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Follow back roads through forest and farmland through scenery that has been inspiring artists for generations. Forest, farm, and mountain views. Busier traffic with limited shoulders on Route 9N between Ausable Forks and Jay....
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Jay, New York
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Start at the easy landmark of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, and explore the back roads of the stunning Jay area. Don't miss the Jay Rapids and the famous covered bridge! 14 mile loop. Open views of the AuSable River and the...
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Wilmington, New York
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The Beaver Brook Tract Trail Network is 6.6 miles of trails with a difficulty level right for anyone. Seven trails make up the Beaver Brook Tract at this time. These trails are a multi-purpose landmark for the New York State DEC....
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Wilmington, New York
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The scene of the annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race invites you — or dares you — to ride 3,500 feet up. Reach the top of New York's fifth highest peak and savor the 360-degree panoramic view of the...
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Wilmington, New York
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Stunning scenery amid downhill glides; take the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue for a spin. Quiet two lane roads that are spectacular in the autumn. LENGTH: 14.5 miles. DIRECTIONS: At the four way stop, continue straight from Route 86,...
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Wilmington, New York
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Some stunning river scenery with a mountain backdrop. LENGTH: 28.33 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Begin at the Wilmington Town Park, Park Lane. Proceed west to Bonnieview Road, and turn north to Silver Lake Road. Turn west for the Silver...
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Wilmington, New York
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Explore both branches of the Ausable River. Take a tour of small towns, and explore the treasure hunting possibilities in the shops and galleries. 54 miles, many pulloffs enroute. Attraction and hiking opportunities. Services at...
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Wilmington, New York
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Barkeater Trail Alliance (BETA)
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Lake Placid, New York
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