Cycling in the Adirondack Mountains
The Whiteface Region is home to countless miles of beautiful country roads, perfect for road cycling during your memorable Adirondack vacation. There are so many miles and combinations of roadways for riding, it’s impossible to get to them all in a single visit to the area. Whether you want to challenge yourself on steep climbs in the mountains or enjoy a more casual ride in the Ausable Valley, there is something here for you.
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The Adirondacks is the ideal place for your next cycling vacation. Heading out of Wilmington in any direction will yield a fantastic road cycling experience with many options and varying degrees of difficulty to choose from. To the west, riders can climb over the shoulder of Whiteface Mountain and eventually arrive in Saranac Lake. To the east, riders gradually descend into the Ausable Valley. To the north, you will find the wide-open spaces of Taylor Pond and Silver Lake. To the south, through the Wilmington Notch, lies the village of Lake Placid.
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On your mark...
If competition is your cup of tea, you’ve come to the right place. The Whiteface Region plays host to many road cycling events each year.
The Whiteface Mountain Uphill Road Race is a unique event that draws riders from all over the northeast annually. This 3,647 foot vertical is part of the Wilmington Bike Festival, which also includes bands, parties, and other events throughout the weekend. The annual road race hosted by Team Placid Planet takes riders on a beautiful circuit along Silver Lake Road, which offers some of the best views in the area.
The internationally famous Ironman Lake Placid also comes through the area on its 112-mile course each July. Ride the loop for the wonderful scenery if you want to take your time.
Whether you are signing up, supporting your friends, or just spectating, these events are great reasons to visit the Whiteface Region. With a beautiful set of roadways surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, you'll experience an Adirondack biking vacation and adventure unlike any other.