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Adirondack Biking

Adirondack mountain biking and road cycling

Whether you are looking for mountain biking or road cycling, we've got mileage for you to cover!

Mountain biking

Get dirt beneath your wheels and history in your gears as you pedal along old logging and access roads. Some favorites by locals and visitors alike include:

  • Deer Pond Loop - Located just east of Tupper Lake, Deer Pond Loop is a great trail ride with scenic views amidst a dense Adirondack forest.  
  • Horseshoe/Lows Dam - Roll back in time as you ride into Lows Upper Dam and discover the ruins of what was once the largest maple-producing plant in New York state. The ride features an optional hike up Low’s Ridge.

Local adventures

There is plenty to see — and do! — by bike in Tupper Lake. Explore the cycling map to plan your adventure!

Road Cycling

Here, there are almost limitless cycling opportunities, and Tupper Lake is at the crossroads of it all. The village is located at the intersection of the Adirondack (NYS Route 3) and Olympic (NYS Route 30) Scenic Byways. Enjoy everything from multi-day loops to relaxing scenic rides along the region's lakes and rivers. Explore these rides with Ride with GPS!

A screenshot of a map with cycling routes highlighted in red.

Ride with Gratitude 

We invite you to take the Ride with Gratitude pledge and live out the principles that help make our trails accessible and here for good. 

1. Respect this gift

Riding trails on public or private lands is a gift, not a right. That hiker we just passed? She might own the land we’re riding on. With every ride, let’s remember to be grateful for the landowners and others who make it possible.

2. Protect nature

Enjoy nature, don’t ruin it. Keep on the trails. Erosion is our single highest impact when we’re out riding. Skidding causes erosion. Cutting corners can cut off access. Riding muddy trails messes it up for everyone. If we see animals, don’t bother them, remember them. Pick up trash, pack it out, carpool here and back.

3. Care for others 

We share the trails with others, and they have the same rights and responsibilities as each of us. If someone needs help, we help. If someone needs encouragement, we share our enthusiasm. And if it’s going to make the situation better, we dismount. Be nice, yield to others, and give a smile.

4. Be the example

We know our limits, and we ride within them. Beyond the ride, let’s park where we’re supposed to keep the tunes to a dull roar, and leave the IPAs for après somewhere else. Reckless behavior? A simple, polite call out will do.