Road loops, touring and cycling in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid region has more secondary roads and scenic tours than you can explore in a single trip to the area. Road cyclists can challenge themselves on the steep climbs of Styles Brook Road or take it easy on Riverside Drive as it parallels the Ausable River. The views are so spectacular that sometimes it’s hard to keep both wheels on the pavement. The now famous Ironman Lake Placid Loop brings cyclists to Lake Placid from all over the world and the Lake Champlain Bikeways routes offer visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with one of the Northeast’s most majestic bodies of water.

Adirondack cycling

Lake Placid and the surrounding area has something for every type of cyclist. You will enjoy stunning views, light traffic, and challenging terrain. Most routes can begin right in the center of town. Sit down with a good map to create your own unique cycling in Lake Placid adventure or stop into one of the bike shops in Lake Placid for a suggested route. When you're done on the road, head into town for some food, nightlife, entertainment, and a soft place to lay your head!

Bike safety and road etiquette

Just as we share beaches and hiking trails, we share roadways, too. We want everyone to have a fun, safe time in the Adirondacks, whether you're on a Cervelo, Schwinn, or cruising in your minivan. Here are some rules of the road and suggestions to ensure everyone has fun, safely.

  • Bicycles are considered vehicles just like cars and obey the same laws.

  • Cyclists may ride two or more abreast if space is available but must go single file when being overtaken by a vehicle.

  • Cyclists should ride as close to the right-side edge/curb as possible, but they are not required to ride in a designated bike lane or shoulder if it is not safe to do so (condition of pavement, too narrow, etc.)

  • Bicycles are not required to travel at a minimum speed.

To learn more about these rules, visit our page on Politely Adirondack Bike Safety.

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Bear Cub in the woods
Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Extraordinary views of the mountain backdrop on rolling farmlands are what you will find on this cycling route!

  
Ironman Loop
Lake Placid, Keene, Jay, Wilmington, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Cycling Cruise the hills of three towns and test yourself on the Ironman Bike Loop. Real Ironmen and Ironwomen do this twice! LENGTH: 56 mile loop. DIRECTIONS: Take Route 73 south out of Lake Placid, pass the Cascade Lakes, and head down the infamous...

  
Adirondack Loj Road
Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Enjoy one of the most scenic (and photographed!) roads in all of the Adirondack Park.

  
Franklin Falls Loop
Main St, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

This is a scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. See stunning beauty in any season.

  
Wilmington Notch
Route 86, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

This stretch of road along Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington follows the Ausable River for most of its length. There are tumbling rapids and towering mountains. Abundant pull-offs for picnicking and picture taking. Distance: 25 miles round trip.

  
River Road
River Rd, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

Whether you're training for IRONMAN or just out for a casual ride, River Road is perfect!

  
Riverside Drive Loop
Rte 86 and Rte 73, Lake Placid
(518) 523-2445

The village of Lake Placid, while small and idyllic, can also be bustling and busy. Take a quick trip out of town - on your bike or in the car - for a peaceful drive along the famed Ausable River.

  
Lake Everest Loop
Route 86, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

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.

  
Black Brook Scenic Loop
Bonnieview Avenue, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

Stunning scenery on the aptly named Bonnieview Avenue. Quiet two lane roads that are great for exploring.

  
River Forks Trail
Jay Village Green Park, Jay
(518) 523-2445

Follow back roads for a 11.6 mile loop through forest and farmland. This scenery has been inspiring creativity for generations, including the builder of Asgaard Farm, artist Rockwell Kent.

  
Wild Flow Mountain Bike Tours
Plattsburgh
(518) 682-6066

The Adirondack Mountains have long been home to true outdoor enthusiasts. The people that reside and visit here live and breath the life given off by these mountains, grounding themselves among the peaks and valleys of the North Country. For a...

  
Ausable River Loop
Heritage Park, Wilmington
(518) 523-2445

Explore both branches of the Ausable River. Take a tour of small towns, and explore the treasure hunting possibilities in the shops and galleries.