Here in Saranac Lake, we road bike, mountain and tandem – choose your riding style and we’ve got cool biking locations for you. Short, long, scenic, and challenging Saranac Lake offers a range of terrain for everyone. We are known for our scenic lakeside routes, Adirondack mountain loops, and freeride dirt trails.
Favorite cycling around Saranac Lake
For a scenic challenge, a local favorite is the Franklin Falls loop, tour the heart of the Adirondacks, this route takes you through Wilmington – Whiteface and Lake Placid.
Treat yourself with the Bloomingdale, Onchiota, and Gabriels loop and enjoy a ride to Donnelly’s Corner for ice cream (local’s favorite).
If panoramic views are on your list, plan a ride along Norman Ridge Road.
If your bike is made for dirt
Fun for the entire family, we suggest heading to Mt. Pisgah, with their recently added mountain bike trail center.
Dewey Mountain is also a top pick with 5.5 miles of trails, ready to be explored.
Another top pick is the scenic Bloomingdale Bog - ride along an abandoned railroad on 10.5 miles of sand, dirt and gravel trails.
Stop by New York’s largest tandem bicycle shop, Gear to Go Tandems, right in downtown Saranac Lake for gear, route ideas, maps and more!
Human Power - Planet Earth Bicycle Repair will keep you tuned up and ready to roll!
Stay and ride some more
Ready to start planning? Find more information about Saranac Lake's Adirondack bike routes below.