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New York Bicycling

Bicycling is fun and great exercise so decide where you want to begin and search by region and city below!

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Pump up the tires, check the chain – get that bicycle in shape for a New York biking vacation!

From the vast state park trails that wind through New York State’s scenic wilderness to meandering country roads lined with farmer’s markets and small friendly towns, we’ve got the just the terrain to suit your mood and fitness level. 

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Whether you’re looking for a solo day ride to a bike destination, a longer bike club adventure, or even an extended biking vacation, we’ve mapped out some resources to help you pedal your way to the heart of bicycle bliss in New York State!

First, get started with The New York Department of Transportation’s “Bicycling in New York” site. It’s a wealth of information on New York State Bicycle Routes; online interactive maps of on-road, off-road, shared trails, park and ride lots; and much more, including safety, planning and even local cycling clubs in your area. Explore the site, then hop on your wheels, and Bike New York!

NYS Department of Transportation: "Bicycling in New York"

Many regions have custom links to their trails and events:

Adirondacks - Lake George Bicycling  
Bicycle Long Island
 - Nassau-Suffolk Bicycle Coalition
Bike New York - Bike Clubs
Catskill Scenic Trail  
Lake Champlain Bikeways 
Lake Erie Seaway Trail 
Lake Placid & Saranac Lake Road Rides  
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Bike Map
 - 32 miles around the island
Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club 
New York Cycle Club  
Placid Planet Bicycles 
- Adirondack Park
Rochester Bicycling Club 
Southern Tier Bicycle Club 
Warren County Bikeway 
 

Mountain Trails 

Looking for more rugged terrain? Try:

Bike Adirondacks 
Biking the Scenic Byways of the Adirondack North Country 
Mountain Biking in New York 
New York Rail Trails and Bike Paths 
Trails.com
Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association 

Canalside 

The New York State Canal System is considered one of the best bicycling resources in the state. You can select from one of the three major segments that comprise a total of 136 miles:

Erie Canalway Trail: Tonawanda to Newark (Erie Canal Heritage Trail)
Feeder Canal Bike Route - Glens Falls
Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail 
Old Erie Canal State Parkway Trail
The New York State Canal System 

Other cycling resources:

ANYS Bike Clubs - Bicycling Clubs in the Mid-Atlantic States - A1 Trails
Bicycling in Rochester and Upstate 
Bikeatoga
 - Biking in and around Saratoga Springs
New York Bicycling Coalition 
Parks & Trails New York 
TrailLink
 by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Warren Co Safe & Quality Bicycling Organization  

Annual Bike Races

several regions of New York State have listed events, such as: 

Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour 
Cycling the Hudson Valley Bike Tour 
Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour 
Harlem Valley Rail Ride 
Putnam Cycling Classic 
TD Five Boro Bike Tour 
Tour of the Catskills 
- America's largest Pro/Am Stage Race

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