Bicycle Events on or near the Scenic Byways

There are a number of annual bicycling events in the Adirondack North Country region, and new events are being developed all the time. The map below provides a geographic summary of 15+ annual bicycle events highlighted on different byway pages throughout the Bike the Byways website. Use the 15 Byways tab to select a Byway – or see the map overview of all the Byways – to find a location of interest and see bike event suggestions.

Click on a map marker to see a description for the event and a link to more information (if available). Some communities might have more than one event, use the navigation tools on the map to zoom in and see more detail.

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The table below lists each event – follow the linked names for more information. The table can be sorted on each column.

Bike EventCommunityTime of Month
Erie Canal Bike TourBuffalo to SchenectadyJuly, 2nd week
Tour of the BattenkillCambridgeApril, 2nd weekend
Thousand Islands Land Trust Bike ToursClaytonJuly & August
Bike the Byway-Mohawk TowpathColonieAugust, 2nd Saturday
Mohawk Towpath Byway DuathlonCrescentOctober, 3rd Sunday
Black Fly ChallengeInlet to Indian LakeJune, 2nd Saturday
Centurion Cycling-New YorkLake GeorgeJune, 4th weekend
Ford Ironman Lake PlacidLake PlacidJuly, 4th Sunday
Race with the WindLowvilleSeptember, 3rd Sunday
ididaride!, Adirondack Bike TourNorth Creek - Speculator loopAugust, 3rd Sunday
Pat Stratton Memorial Bicycle RideSaranac LakeAugust, last Saturday
Saranac Lake Tandem RallySaranac LakeJune, 3rd weekend
Saratoga Springs Tour de CureSaratoga SpringsJune, 1st Sunday
Tour de Farm near Saratoga SpringsSaratoga SpringsJuly, 3rd Sunday
Tupper Lake Tinman TriathlonTupper LakeJune, 4th Saturday
Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike RaceWilmingtonJune, 3rd Saturday
Wilmington/Whiteface 100kWilmingtonJune, 3rd weekend
Wilmington/Whiteface Bike FestWilmingtonJune, 3rd weekend (4 days)

Harvey Botzman’s Cyclotour website is another good source of bicycle event information for New York and surrounding states.

Check with bike shops and local Chambers of Commerce for information on these and other events such as local tours, races, time trials and other bicycling activities.

If we have missed an annual bicycle event that you would like us to consider, use the comment box below. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to provide more details. While we may not be able to quickly address every suggestion, we appreciate all input and will attempt to incorporate new biking information as time and funding allow. Requested information includes:

  • The month and day(s) of the week that it occurs every year.
  • A concise “short description” that summarizes the event.
  • A more detailed summary, including the high points and particulars.
  • Photos – one or more photos to illustrate the event.
  • Map location – a complete address or latitude/longitude coordinates.
  • A link to the online information, multiple links if available.
event_name    website    linked_name    community
ididaride!, Adirondack Bike Tour    ididaride!, Adirondack Bike Tour North Creek – Speculator loop
Tour of the Battenkill    Tour of the Battenkill Cambridge
Black Fly Challenge    <a href=””>Black Fly Challenge</a>    Inlet to Indian Lake
Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race    Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race Wilmington
Ford Ironman Lake Placid    <a href=””>Ford Ironman Lake Placid</a>    Lake Placid
Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest    Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest Wilmington
Wilmington/Whiteface 100k    Wilmington/Whiteface 100k Wilmington
Pat Stratton Memorial Bicycle Ride    <a href=””>Pat Stratton Memorial Bicycle Ride</a>    Saranac Lake
Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon    Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon Tupper Lake
Saranac Lake Tandem Rally    <a href=””>Saranac Lake Tandem Rally</a>    Saranac Lake
Erie Canal Bike Tour    <a href=””>Erie Canal Bike Tour</a>    Buffalo to Schenectady
Race with the Wind        Lowville
Saratoga Springs Tour de Cure        Saratoga Springs
Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon        Crescent
Island Bike Tours        Alexandria Bay
Bike the Byway        Colonie