You Ride. We Give.
Cycle Adirondacks is about cycling, but it’s also about connecting our riders with communities and the wonderful people who call them home. One powerful vehicle for that connection is our partnership with Adirondack Foundation, Glenn and Carol Pearsall Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Through this collaboration, we seed and raise funds for community generated projects in each of our overnight host towns. By riding with us, you help make these projects happen.
2017 Community Grant Projects
This Farm-to-Table project is an initiative of Schroon Lake Central School – our Cycle ADK camp for 2017. This new school agricultural program will help students understand where their food comes from and how they can use the Earth to become self-sufficient and responsible consumers. The centerpiece will be the construction of a chicken coop that will be used as a study lab for raising and understanding livestock. Other facets include the construction of raised garden beds and the implementation of a composting system. Each will help instill and teach a lifelong passion for gardening, farming and responsible use of the land.Contribute
As you’ll see, Keene Valley is a lush environment for wildlife, including the iconic “Wild Child of the Adirondacks” — our native beavers. Beavers are habitat engineers, building dams and ponds that make our mountain home so biodiverse and beautiful — but this work can also get them into trouble! To help protect New York State’s official mammal, we are helping the town of Keene Valley install a “beaver-deceiver” water control structure to prevent flooding and keep this wild child out of trouble while they do their beaver thing, enhancing native habitat.Contribute
The Capital of the Adirondacks is all about bikes, which is why they’ve hosted Cycle Adirondacks for three consecutive years. This project will help the Saranac Lake Youth Center establish a fund to purchase bikes for Saranac Lake area youth in grades 6-12. The main priority is to get bikes to youth who need them for transportation to a job, recreational purposes, and exercise. In addition to providing bikes, the youth will be taught bike safety and be given helmets and bike locks. Ride on Saranac Lake!Contribute