New York Bicycling

Pump up the tires, check the chain – get your bicycle in shape for New York State!
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historical Park

From colorful forest trails in Bear Mountain State Park to waterfront roads like Great Lakes Seaway Trail where farmer's markets and quaint towns dot the shoreline - New York State is the place to cycle and explore.

The Empire State's vast network of trails, mountains and scenic towns offer cycling at every skill level. Coast through Bethpage State Park, take the family along the Erie Canalway Trail or join one of many New York bike clubs to connect with travel enthusiasts just like you. Whether you're biking on or off-road, NY trails take you along historic canals, scenic byways, mountain overlooks, urban paths and more. 

Jump on your bike and explore New York. Here are some places to get you started:

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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
Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association 


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 
 - Biking in and around Saratoga Springs
New York Bicycling Coalition 
Parks & Trails New York 
 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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