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Guidebooks on bicycle touring and mountain biking in the Adirondack region are available from local bike shops and bookstores or from online suppliers. Other bicycling maps and brochures are available, often at no cost, from county departments of tourism or local chambers of commerce, and some may be requested by telephone or online.

  B i c y c l e   T o u r i n g   B o o k s

25 Bicycle Tours in the Adirondacks
Road Adventures in the East's Largest Wilderness, 1995

Bill McKibben, Sue Halpern, Mitchell Hay, Barbara Lemmel
Join four year-round residents of the area, all avid cyclists, as they guide you to the best routes. Detailed directions and maps of each route make finding your way easy. 

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Round Lake Ontario: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 3rd ed.
Harvey Botzman, Cyclotour Guide Books
Provides the bicycling route along the western edge of the Adirondack Region on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario shores from the Oswego County border to the Quebec border and Montreal, as well as the other 500 miles around the Lake.
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Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide, 3nd ed. (2010)
Harvey Botzman, Cyclotour Guide Books
Provides the bicycle routes on the eastern edge of the Adirondack Region along the Champlain Canal and the entire Lake Champlain shore to the Quebec border and Montreal. Includes the routes in Warren County along the Feeder Canal, along with the Erie Canal sections near the southern most parts of the Adirondack Region.
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  M o u n t a i n   B i k i n g   G u i d e s

Mountain Biking in the Adirondacks: 25 Trail Riding Adventures
Gary Thomann
Descriptions of 25 trail rides in the Adirondack Park, 7 beginner, 12 intermediate and 6 expert rated.  Detailed instructions to get to the trailhead and to ride the trail.  Each trail has a custom designed map with elevation contours and a GPS grid.  The book includes a section on the regulatory structure of the Adirondack Park (which determines where riding is allowed) and a chapter on proper Mountain bike fit.  click here to purchase online from the author on 

25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Adirondacks, 1999
Peter Kick
Includes 25 of Adirondack State Park's (NY) best trails with tours for all skill levels. Provides directions to trail, up-to-date regulations, surface conditions, trail highlights, & mile-by-mile directions with emphasis on riding responsibly. 

Adirondack Park 1994
Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK),   Lake George

Mountain Bike Preliminary Trail and Route Listing, (3rd ed. 1998)
Mountain bicycle trails and loop rides developed by ANCA and ADK.

  M a p s   &   B r o c h u r e s

Adirondack Region
Adirondack North Country Association,   Saranac Lake

Bikeways of the Adirondack North Country Map (shipping charge)
Provides information on a multitude of bicycling opportunities: from Byway travel to secondary routes, to state highway bicycle routes with wide shoulders, to nationally promoted bikeways such as the Seaway Trail & the Lake Champlain Bikeways. Map symbols indicate the locations of over 50 bicycle shops & other service providers, events & maps.

Central Adirondacks
Mountain Bike Trails of Old Forge and the Central Adirondack Area
Visitors Information Center, Old Forge

" Just a sampling" of the Park's Wild Forest lands available for mountain biking.

Essex County
Mountain Bike Trails in the Adirondack Mountains of Essex County, NY
Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, Lake Placid

A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Road and Country Road Cycling.

Franklin County
Franklin County, NY Adirondack Mountain Bike Trails - Adirondack Mountain & Lake Country
Franklin County Tourism,   Malone
FREE Brochure, Online Ordering

" Just a sampling" of the Park's Wild Forest lands available for mountain biking.

Glens Falls/Lake George Region 
Fort Edward-Glens Falls-Lake George Regional Bicycle Map
Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council
,   Fort Edward

A/GFTC produces a bicycle map for the Glens Falls/Lake George region. Our website ( ) also contains information videos about other regional transportation options.

Herkimer and Oneida Counties 
Herkimer and Oneida Counties Bicycle Atlas
View online Atlas,   Utica, 315-798-5710
The online Bicycle Atlas contains a series of printable maps showing on-road and off-road bicycling routes in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Hard copies may be obtained free of charge by contacting HOCTS at 315-798-5710 or

The Herkimer-Oneida Transportation Study describes existing and planned bicycle and pedestrian routes and facilities, identifying major projects needed to improve the system (

Lake Champlain Valley-Lake Champlain Bikeways 
1) Adirondack Coast Bikeways
2) Bicycling the Northern Adirondack Coast

FREE Brochures, Online Ordering
Lake Champlain Bikeways is an 1,100-mile network of bicycle routes that includes 26 loops and a 350-mile principal route around the entire lake.

Lewis County
Lewis County Cycling Guide
Lewis County Chamber of Commerce
FREE Brochure, Online Ordering

A complete guide to all of the routes and trails that Lewis County has to offer the cyclist including degrees of difficulty, maps and trail etiquette.

Seaway Trail- Seaway Trail Bicycling: Eastern Segment
Seaway Trail Inc.   

Developed by BikeCentennial, Inc., 8-piece kit includes 111 page guidebook, 6 loop tour brochures to Altmar Fish Hatchery, Sackets Harbor Battlefield, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse, and 3 naturally scenic areas, and 20 x 26 in. foldout map for biking Cayuga through St. Lawrence Counties.
PRICE: $10.00

Warren County-Lake George and Glens Falls Area Bicycle Paths
Lake George to Glens Falls Bike Path
Glens Falls and Feeder Canal Paths
 The Warren County Bikeway, a paved bikeway, is 9.5 miles long (one way) and extends from the shore of Lake George to the Glens Falls Feeder Canal.


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