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.
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"
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
Looking for more rugged terrain? Try:
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:
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
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