Road, mountain, and fat bike the Adirondacks
This area has a long history as an Adirondack cycling destination. Scenic road tours, gravity assisted dirt thrills, and wild routes are just some of the many reasons to explore Hamilton County on a bike adventure. Road riders can enjoy the seldom-traveled roads along the Sacandaga River and winter riders can explore the area's many snowmobile trails on fat tires. There is a cycling experience for everyone in the Adirondacks!
Brave the Black Fly, scenic roads, and dirt riding
The famous Black Fly Challenge, held annually between Inlet and Indian Lake, takes hundreds riders on a 40-mile trip though the Moose River Plains, and is one of the highlights of the summer riding season. Riding bikes on Moose River Plains Road is not limited to this event however. All throughout the warmer months riders can enjoy spinning their wheels on this well maintained remote road. This area is also home to a series of well-signed dirt loops that take riders along closed pavement sections and dirt roads. For a different off-road experience we love Fern Park, a popular recreation area in Inlet.
Road bike enthusiasts will find no shortage of quiet roads throughout Hamilton County. Any of the state roads make for excellent riding with quiet traffic and smooth pavement. The scenery as riders parallel Indian Lake on Route 30 and then tour up to Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28 is beyond compare.
Leave No Trace
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.