Cyclists enjoy a road bike ride in Warren County NY

Safe & Quality Road Bikes Rides in the Adirondacks

North Creek Ride

Beginning and ending in the old Adirondack railroad town of North Creek, this ride heads out into the back woods to the village of Olmstedville and back. Distance: 16.1 mi Elevation: + 1089 / – 1081 ft Good For: Cycling

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Rivers and Lakes Ride

This ride follows the Schroon River for half its length and skirts Loon Lake, Friends Lake, and the Hudson River along the way. Distance: 41.1 mi Elevation: + 1462 / – 1452 ft Good For: Cycling

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Glen-Athol Ride

This idyllic, rural country ride begins and ends in the town of Warrensburg and takes in the village of Thurman and views of the Hudson River. Distance: 21.5 mi Elevation: + 1505 / – 1494 ft Good For: Cycling

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Stony Creek Loop

Easy Adirondack riding with long stretches along the Hudson River, Schroon River, and Stony Creek. Beginning in the bustling summer Village of Lake George, this ride passes through Warrensburg, Stony Creek, and the Villages of Hadley and Luzerne. Distance: 39.9 mi Elevation: + 1852 / – 1847 ft Good For: Cycling

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Three Lakes Ride

A scenic tour of three Adirondack lakes on mostly flat or rolling terrain. Plenty of amenities line the route and the Schroon River Road provides a convenient short cut should time, weather, or fitness dictate your schedule. Distance: 33.2 mi Elevation: + 1191 / – 1191 ft Good For: Cycling

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Three Mountain Ride

For the serious rider, this route takes you up and down three big hills including Graphite Mountain west of Hague and Tongue Mountain on the west side of Lake George. Distance: 44.0 mi Elevation: + 3406 / – 3408 ft Good For: Cycling

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Warren County Bikeway

The first rail-trail in New York State! This beautifully paved bikeway stretches from the City of Glens Falls to the southern shore of incredible Lake George. Distance: 9.2 mi Elevation: + 375 / – 405 ft Good For: Cycling

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The Lazy Eight

This is a scenic yet challenging up and down route beginning and ending in the village of Chestertown. Distance: 41.7 mi Elevation: + 2323 / – 2324 ft Good For: Cycling

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North Creek – Thurman Ride

Park in the Basil & Wickes parking lot on Route 28. The ride starts and ends at this restaurant. Ride north on Route 28 and turn left onto Peaceful Valley Road to start the cue sheet directions. This ride is an interesting 40-mile route that takes you on quiet, less populated North Country roads through…
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Schroon River Rd to Schroon Lake

An easy out and back along the Schroon River to the southern end of Schroon Lake. Four miles further up East Shore Dr will take you to the classic Adirondack General Store. Starts at Exit 24 of I-87 Distance: 20.3 mi Elevation: + 695 / – 692 ft Good For: Cycling

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Lake George / Bay Road / Bikeway

This is a loop starting and finishing at Million Dollar Beach of Lake George. It heads up the east side to Dunham’s Bay, then south. You eventually jump onto the Warren County Bikeway to return. Distance: 17.4 mi Elevation: + 921 / – 923 ft Good For: Cycling

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Warren / Washington Loop

Distance: 26.0 mi Elevation: + 1228 / – 1226 ft Good For: Cycling

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Warrensburgh / Chestertown Loop

Distance: 28.1 mi Elevation: + 1165 / – 1163 ft Good For: Cycling

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Schroon Lake Loop

Riding around Schroon Lake is mandatory! The east side has challenging elevation changes, but very quiet. The west side is a busy highway, but there are very wide shoulders most of the way. Be sure to rest in Schroon Lake Village. Distance: 26.0 mi Elevation: + 1278 / – 1287 ft Good For: Cycling

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Queensbury / Champlain Canal Lock 9 Loop

A varied tour of Warren County, including eastern Queensbury, the Champlain Canal and downtown Glens Falls. Distance: 27.1 mi Elevation: + 1132 / – 1133 ft Good For: Cycling

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Disclaimer: All bicyclists taking part in WCSQBO Rides bear full responsibility for their own safety; assume all risks encountered; and advised to use good judgment when traveling on the shared bicycle/motor vehicle roads or any off-road paths/trails. Bicyclists must remain alert to traffic and changing road conditions and have the same responsibility as motorists to obey traffic laws/regulations. Routes are chosen, designated, and assigned because they are popular, lightly traveled, and scenic. WCSQBO assumes no liability for personal injuries or property damage suffered by any bicyclist and does not take responsibility for the conditions of, or changes or updates to, the paths/trails or routes listed.

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