Bike Trails & Cycling Routes
Biking in Lake Placid - whether it's on the road or down a mountain – is a unique experience. Home to New York's highest peaks, the Lake Placid region offers riders unrivaled mountain and water views, diverse terrain, and a variety of roads and trails to explore.
Not surprisingly, biking is one the most popular most popular outdoor activities. During the spring, summer and fall, recreational riders and athletes from around the world descend on the region to travel through the scenic mountain passes, challenging backcountry trails and quiet country roads.
Cyclists can test their might on the 56-mile Ironman Lake Placid training loop, enjoy the stunning beauty along the 46-mile Around the Mountain loop or set out on a quiet 9.3 mile ride on the Riverside Drive Ramble. Mountain bikers, check out the 14-mile Pine Pond loop, offering a hard-packed double-track route to remote Kettle Pond, or the 3-mile Brewster Peninsula Road with a series of interconnecting trails with roots and rocks.
Looking for a challenge? Head to the Whiteface Region - the "Biking Capital of the Adirondacks" - and climb 3,500 feet to the top of the Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway, on the route of the annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race. Another local favorite is the Wilmington Notch route, a 25-mile round trip loop that takes riders along the legendary AuSable River from Lake Placid to Wilmington.
Whatever Adirondack biking adventures you embark on, remember to observe the rules of the road — and the woods. If you need biking gear or just want insider's tips, consult one of the many Lake Placid guide services — they can outfit you with equipment, routes, trail maps and instruction for individuals and groups.
Book your Lake Placid biking trip today! Choose from a variety of hotels and start inventing your perfect day.