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5 Bike Routes from Saranac Lake
Had enough of hiking on muddy, icy trails? Water still a little cold and choppy for your tastes? Tired of swatting flies in the woods? Well, the solution is simple: Get on your bike.
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Summers pass fast, but memories last
Summer is the most fleeting of all Adirondack seasons. It typically arrives late and departs early, yet memories of the season can last a lifetime. Adirondack summers have staying power.
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Enduring ‘The Longest Day and Night’
SARANAC LAKE — In the past year, Becky Sutter has taken up the sport of adventure racing, a grueling competition that requires athletes to be adept in a wide array of activities from paddlesports to mountain biking.
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Mini-tri draws a loyal following
LAKE PLACID — Anyone who happens by the Mirror Lake Beach area on a Monday evening during the summer has likely heard Brian Delaney’s voice booming through a megaphone.
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Mountain biking trails open in Wilmington
WILMINGTON — The first trail system on Adirondack Forest Preserve land designed to allow mountain biking officially opened earlier this summer.
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Santa’s Workshop and Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington has something for everyone
The Whiteface region in Essex County is home to legendary Whiteface Mountain and the famous Ausable River. During the summer and fall seasons, take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain for a panoramic view of the High Peaks, Lake Champlain, and north to Montreal. Drive up the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the amazing castle and summit observation deck. There’s also mountain biking on Whiteface, with additional hiking and bicycling trails throughout the valley.
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Cycling race weekend coming to Wilmington and Saranac Lake
WILMINGTON — Team Placid Planet has announced plans to host two cycling races in June. The 2nd annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 13 and the inaugural Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium the following day, Sunday, June 14. Both races are sanctioned by USA Cycling and provide opportunities for men, women and youth — including first-time racers — to participate.
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Tupper Lake Tinman
TUPPER LAKE — Not quite ready for the Ironman competition? The Tupper Lake Tinman is right for you. This event is half the distance of an Ironman. It consists of a 1.2-mile swim in Raquette Pond, a 56-mile bike ride on state Route 3 to Cranberry Lake and back, and a 13.1-mile run through Tupper Lake.
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Uphill Races at Whiteface Mountain
WILMINGTON — Whether you’re the type that likes to pound the pavement, exerting every muscle of your body, or the type that enjoys the thrill of pumping your strength with every rotation of your tires, the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Races are for you.
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Wilmington’s other warm-weather side: mountain biking destination
WILMINGTON — When the snow melts and the warm weather rolls into Wilmington, most people associate this town with the West Branch of the AuSable River and trout fishing.
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