Ride Day 1, Sunday 8/20
Out-and-Back routes from Schroon Lake
STRETCH THOSE LEGS
It’s time to break the ice and get to know your Cycle Adirondacks friends, new and old. Going into our 3rd year we’ve begun to develop our own little community and it will be so nice to see everyone again. And for newcomers, welcome! Our 2017 route starts off just as you’ve come to expect…heading straight into the heart of the Park. We’ll get warm climbing some back roads in the first five miles. The reward will be views of classic Adirondack landscapes from the top of the ridge. From there it’s 15 miles of rural roads that gradually roll downward to the first rest stop at North Creek, home of Gore Mountain as well as some of the largest garnet deposits in the world. From North Creek you’ll turn east and make your way toward Brant Lake for a visit with our good friend Drew at The Hub Café and bike shop. Drew’s quiet little slice of bike heaven was such a popular stop in 2016 that we just couldn’t resist going back. Although this isn’t an official rest stop (you’ll get another at mile 40) it sure does make a nice place to take a little break. After leaving The Hub, we’ll ride along the north shore of Brant Lake and the east shore of Schroon Lake before returning to camp for a hearty lunch. We’ll spend time in this truly authentic piece of the Adirondacks throughout the week. Day 1 gives you a nice taste of what it means to be inside the Blue Line.
Please be aware that routes are subject to change and that digital downloads are meant to supplement pavement markings and cue sheets. If you’re planning to download routes to your mobile device you’ll want to wait until August 1st to ensure you have the most current daily routes.
Ride Day 2, Monday 8/21
Point-to-Point route to Keene Valley
ON THE MOVE…
Today we move…straight into the majestic High Peaks region with its expansive mountain views, pristine waterways and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. We’ll ride straight into this rugged mountain country, but first we’ll head east to the exquisite Lake Champlain Valley and lakeshore. We start the day off riding through rolling countryside, climbing from 850’ to 1,250’ in the first 25 miles. The start of our 1,000’ descent to the lakeshore offers spectacular views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east. As we travel north along Lake Champlain, we revisit a 10 mile stretch of the 2016 route but then head into Elizabethtown for our grand entrance to the High Peaks. Our route offers views of some of the most famous of the 46 High Peaks, including Giant, Dix, Algonquin and Marcy, New York’s tallest peak. Notice the route offers VIEWS of the High Peaks…we’ll have a steady but manageable ascent of 1,200’ for eight of the last twelve miles on Day 2. So settle in, enjoy the wide paved shoulder and breathtaking vistas. Keene Valley awaits your arrival and we’re so glad to be here!!