Ticonderoga, Wilmington, Westport & Vermont highlight the 2019 road bicycling tour
Outside Magazine has listed Cycle Adirondacks flagship Ultimate Cycling Vacation as one of “The Best Supported Bike Rides in the Country.”
Author Jonathan Olivier included the annual weeklong road cycling tour among a list of nine others during an April 3 story posted on Outside Magazine’s website. Read here: https://bit.ly/2U6WBQd.
CycleADK will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the annual tour August 17-23 with overnight stays in Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport.
Since the tour’s debut in 2015, the event has hosted over 850 guests from nearly every state and province in North America. For many, the event is their first visit to the Adirondacks and surrounding region. This is the second major honor for CycleADK, who was also awarded a Partner in Tourism award from the New York State Tourism Industry Association in 2016.
In addition to the economic benefit associated with hosting hundreds of cyclists for a few evenings, CycleADK also provides a community grant program, which provides thousands of dollars toward community generated projects in Ultimate Cycling Vacation overnight host communities.
Each “CycleADK Gives” campaign is seeded by CycleADK and then promoted to its guests and global audience. Since the campaign was introduced in 2017, it has provided over $12,000 in funding. The 2019 CycleADK Gives grant programs will be announced later this spring and will benefit community generated projects in each of the overnight host communities.
In addition to Ticonderoga, Wilmington and Westport, the 2019 tour will also touch AuSable Forks, Brant Lake, Elizabethtown, Essex, Jay, Keene, Keene Valley, Lake Placid, North Hudson, Paradox, Port Henry, Pottersville, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, Willsboro and numerous other towns and villages as the route travels over 400 miles across the Lake Champlain, Ausable and Saranac River Valley’s. An added highlight to the 2019 event will out-and-back routes from Ticonderoga and Westport that take cyclists into Vermont.
Guests of CycleADK’s fully supported Ultimate Cycling Vacation receive locally sourced meals, route, medical and mechanical support in addition to off-bike activities and nightly free community entertainment. The event is also open to non-cycling companions.
Full information on the Aug. 17-23, 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, including detailed route maps and event registration along with information about other CycleADK rides can be found at www.CycleAdirondacks.com.
Complete List of NY Communities on the 2019 Ultimate Cycling Vacation Route
- Essex County
- Crown Point
- Lake Placid
- North Elba
- North Hudson
- Schroon Lake
- St Armand
- Clinton County
- Black Brook
- Franklin County
- Saranac Lake
- Warren County