Disclaimer – Ride at Your Own Risk

The Bike the Byways website provides information for the public on bicycling opportunities in the Adirondack North Country region. The user of this information assumes all risk for any injuries or difficulties that may result. Bicycling can be a dangerous activity and regardless of what is presented on this website, users always engage in recreational activities at their own risk.  Bicyclists using this website and related links and materials assume the responsibilities and risks for their own safety when bicycling on the suggested roads, routes, loops and trails.

The listing of any businesses, organizations, or other sources of information on this website does not represent endorsement of those entities, does not guarantee the accuracy of any information they provide, and does not make them liable for any injuries resulting from any activity suggested by this website. The owners, managers, and sponsors of this website – BiketheByways.org – are not responsible for any injury or misfortune that results from use of the information presented here.

Bike the Byways and Share the Road

Bike the Byways and Share the Road

Those involved with the development and publication of this bicycling information in no way guarantee the safety of the roads recommended to bicyclists for shared use with motor vehicles. The touring routes shown follow designated state, county, and local roads and are used by drivers of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, farm machinery and by horse and buggy in some areas, as well as bicycles. The roads are suggested only as routes which appear suitable for bicycling based on available data. A particular route’s  current conditions should be evaluated for the route’s suitability for the bicyclist’s own experience and physical fitness.  Most of these roads have no special provisions for bicyclists, though most of the state highways do have paved shoulders suitable for bicycle riding.

Standard New York laws for motorists also apply to bicyclists when using the public roadway. The audience for the suggested on-road bicycle routes is the average adult bicyclist, defined as being 16 years or older, having a drivers license, or having received drivers training, and having several years of bicycling experience. See the NYS DOT webpage on Bicycling in New York State for more information.

Users are advised to review guidebooks if available, obtain more detailed maps, and most importantly, discuss your planned route and ride with a knowledgeable person just prior to beginning your outing. A visit to a local bicycle shop, Chamber of Commerce office, NYS DEC office, or sporting goods shop will provide you with important, up-to-date information on your selected ride.