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Our Local Favorite Routes

Glens Falls/ Queensbury/ Lake George

Kingsbury Road Ride

KINGSBURY

A great route for cyclist of all levels. This route of rolling country roads will take you just outside of town to some of our favorite local roads.

Map: Kingsbury 

Cows in pasture

CO RT 43 LOOP

Enjoy 35 miles of country roads in Washington County with just enough climbing to be tough, but still fun! This loop never strays too far from home, so cutting short is easy. This loop is a perfect morning ride or an after work burn!

Map: Co Rt 43 Loop

Cyclist on road with horse and buggy road sign

AMISH COUNTRY LOOP

This tough but very scenic 65 mile route will bring you through the heart of Washington County. With over 3600' of climbing this ride will surely test you!

Map: Amish Country Loop

Empty winding road

SPIER FALLS RIDE

One of the more scenic ride through the Wilton/Gansevoort area. This 37 mile loop will take you along the Hudson River and then through the quiet country side of Wilton. 

Map: Spier Falls Ride

Cyclists on road bikes riding in a group

SATURDAY MORNING GANSEVOORT LOOP

This is one of the fastest shop loops we have. With only 1000' of climbing over 32 miles, this course sees average speeds of 22mph or more. It also makes for a great casual paced loop!

Map- Gansevoort Loop

SATURDAY MORNING KINGSBURY LOOP

SATURDAY MORNING KINGSBURY LOOP

A nice scenic loop through Kingsbury. This 28 mile loop is prefect for a morning ride before work or a summer evening. The profile of the land balances scenic flats with rolling hills.

Map- Kingsbury Loop

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY

PROSPECT MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY

The seasonal toll road up Prospect Mountain is 6 miles of prefect highway with some of the best views of Lake George and the surrounding area. Bring a couple dollars because the toll road does have a small fee to ride up, but it is worth it!

Map- Prospect Mountain Highway

Cyclist entering suspernsion bridge

DIRTY TIRES

Looking to do a little gravel riding? Try this great loop that will take you along the Champlain Canal and over a classic steel bridge. This loop provides some awesome dirt roads close to town.                                              

Map- Dirty Tires

Trees with orange leaves on a lake

PALISADES LOOP

This loop will take you North around Brant Lake and down one of the coolest roads in the area. With good distance minimal climbing and great views, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Map- Paliades Loop

SUMMIT LAKE DIRT LOOP

SUMMIT LAKE DIRT LOOP

There are multiple approaches to Summit Lake. This route will take you on one less traveled! 40 miles of challenging roads both paved and dirt, up hill and down hill, this ride will not disappoint!   

Map- Summit Lake Dirt Loop 

Winding road with green trees

CROWN OF THORNS

The Crown of Thorns is a local climbing route that will test your legs. With grades over 20% these climbs are not for the faint of heart! The good thing is you're never far from home. Climbing over 3900' in just 33 miles this ride is a true leg burner!   

Map- Crown of Thorns

People in line at a food truck for pastries

DONUT 100

This chalenging ride will take you through some of the best parts of Washington County and into Vermont. The route passes by Kings Donut Cart in Cambridge and Mrs. Murphy's Donuts in Manchester. This one won't let you down. Make sure you get a maple bacon donut from Kings!

Map-2017 Donut 100

Saratoga Area

Bike rider on gravel road

Spa State Park

This route shows the outer path loop for the park. There are tons of trails and offshoots to explore. Make sure you try some of the nature mineral spring water!

Map: Spa State Park

Bike rider on gravel road

Saratoga Battlefield Loop

This path brings you from Ballston Spa to Mechanicville. With gentle grades and no traffic this is a great trail for families and enthusiasts. 

Map: Saratoga Battlefield Loop

Bike rider on gravel road

Zim Smith Trail

This path brings you from Ballston Spa to Mechanicville. With gentle grades and no traffic this is a great trail for families and enthusiasts. 

Map: Zim Smith Trail

Bike rider on gravel road

A LITTLE UP AND DOWN

With climbs, descents and rolling roads this route has a little of everything. Some of the climbs are long and more mellow, some are short and steep. At just over 30 miles with 2000’ of vertical this route is just tough enough.

Map: A little Up and Down

Four cyclists on a road

Lake Desolation Loop

This 32 mile route will take you through the hills of Greenfield and up the long climb to Lake Desolation and back.

Map: Lake Desolation Loop

Four cyclists on a road

JANEY’S RIDE METRIC

This 62 miles route starts at Common Roots Brewery in South Glens Falls and brings you through the rolling hills of Washington County. With a mix of hills, lakes, and a couple dirt roads this is a beautiful loop!

Map: Janey’s Ride- Metric

Four cyclists on a road

The Muddy Mother Gravel Ride

This 84 mile route is part of Janey's Ride. Leaving from Common Roots Brewery in South Glens Falls and brings you through the rolling hills of Washington County. With a mix of hills, lakes, and dirt roads this is a beautiful loop!

Map: Janey’s Ride- The Muddy Mother

Mountain Biking

The mountain biking in the area has been growing every year. There is a wide veriety from fast smooth and flowy to rocky, rooty and highly technical. We are also in close proximity to multiple downhill parks that make a great day trip!

Turn in Gurney South/Rush Pond- Queensbury

The Local Trails:

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Gurney Lane Bike Park- Queensbury

  • Fast, flowy, good for all ages and abilities. Check out both Gurney and "Gurney South"/Rush Pond. The Van Dusen Preserve is a fun climb loop as well.

Kalabus Perry- Wilton

  • Fast, flowy, good for all ages and abilities. All the trails are super fun. Our favorite is Orange in either direction.

Daniel's Rd State Forest- Saratoga Springs

  • Mostly tough rocky, rooty technical riding with a few smoother trails. Best for intermediate or advanced riders. Backstretch is one of our favorites.

Spa State Park- Saratoga Springs

  • Mostly smooth trails, some single-track, some double-track. Great for beginners although there is the occasional steep tricky hill to keep you on your toes.

Luther Forest- Malta

  • Fast, flowy, good for all ages and abilities. Some trails have some roots and steeper spots. Check out Twist N Turns for some flat track turns.

Spier Falls/Moreau Lake State Park- Moreau

  • Rocky, rooty and very technical. With tons of steep tech climbs and descents this place will push even the most experienced riders. Suitable for strong intermediates and advanced riders. This is one of the most technical trail systems you'll find. Be prepared for a challenging fun ride. We prefer to park on the Northwest side of the system.

Wheelerville Trails- Caroga Lake

  • This new and expanding system offers fast, flowing downhills, jump lines, berms, and a wide variety of trails.

Slate Valley Trails- Poultney, VT

  • Although not in NY or really "local" it's too close and too good not to include these trails. With big climbs and big descents, jumps, berms, flow, rock gardens, Slate Valley has it all. It's a big system so spend the whole day and explore.

Looking for some gravity fed trails? Check out Killington, VT or Thunder Mountain, MA. Both are 1.5-2 hrs away and well worth the drive!

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