Summer 2018 Tour, July 14-21, The Adirondacks

Join 718 Trip and Tours for a 8 day/7 night 370 mile unsupported (camping!) tour of the Adirondack Park. 

28113805360_4f205ce9a6_z.jpg

718-ADK

A few hundred miles north of Brooklyn, the Adirondack mountains await. A few hundred miles of riding up, through and down these mountains comprise 718 Cyclery's traditional summer bikepacking tour, now in its third year.

28389838805_375dc3fd8a_k.jpg

Located in northeastern NY, the Adirondacks are a ring of mountains borne of glacial deposits and ongoing geological evolution. In the late 19th century this region evolved into a blend of state park and forest preserve. Yet while there are far more trees than people to be seen here, many permanent settlements and campgrounds ring Adirondack Park's boundaries and dot the interior. 

32497718263_4ca0542ada_k.jpg

The 718 Adirondack Park tour rolls for 8 days and 370 miles along the Adirondack Park loop. The tour is un-supported; each participant provides their own cycling and camping gear. However, the tour is supported in the sense that the group collectively works together towards achieving a goal and a rewarding, bonding experience. The ride itself provides a lifelong learning experience to cyclists of all levels as the varied terrain encourages the pursuit of efficiency in a cyclist's personal evolution. 

Each day of the tour ends at a secure and reserved campground offering swims, hikes, amenities and above all else a peaceful night's rest after a day in the saddle. The tour will often pass through towns where all supplies necessary can be acquired.  

The beautiful forest scenery, the wildlife and the mountain views at times are such that one is both awed and grateful that this other world exists in New York state.  The reward comes from the challenge of riding and camping over multiple days and miles. This ride changes lives. 

28314745932_c3d3d329f2_k.jpg
28351645241_88995d753b_k.jpg

Resources

  • Have a look at our Pinterest Boards where we have cataloged many gear types and ideas from past trips.
  • To see examples of past trips, check out our Travel Log

Logistics

Riders will have their bikes transported to the Schenectady Amtrak station on Saturday, July 14th. Bikes will leave Brooklyn on a van at 8am, arriving in Schenectady Amtrak parking lot by 11:00am. Bikes need to be at 718 no later than Friday, July 13th. Riders are responsible for Amtrak trip up to Schenectady on July 14th ,and the return ticket on Saturday, July 21st.  Bikes will be transported back to NYC by 718 Cyclery.

Amtrak Schedule

  • Saturday July 14th: Amtrak "Adirondack" Train 69. Leaves 7:34am from Penn Station (actually Grand Central) arrives Schenectady 10:53am
  • Saturday July 21st: Amtrak "Empire Service" Train 284 Leaves 11:59am from Schenectady, arrives Penn Station (actually Grand Central)  3:23pm

Orientation Class

We will be hosting an Orientation Class for this trip on June 25th. Sign up here

Campsite Reservations

Saturday July 14 NIght 01, Sites 059
Luzerne State Campground, 
892 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Project Office: (518) 696-2031

Sunday July 15, Night 02, Sites 42
Rogers Rock Campground
9894 Lake Shore Drive, Hague  NY 12836
Project Office: (518) 585-6746

Monday July 16, Night 03, Sites 26
Wilmington Notch Campground
4953 NYS Route 86, Wilmington NY 12977
Project Office: (518) 946-7172

Tuesday July 17, Night 04, Sites 67
Rollins Pond Campground
4523 State Route 30, Saranac Lake  NY 12983
Project Office: (518) 891-3239

Wednesday July 18, Night 05, Sites 118
Lake Eaton Campground
HC01 Box 5E, Route 30, Long Lake, NY 12847
Project Office: (518) 624-2641
 
Thursday July 19, Night 06, Sites 256
Moffitt Beach Campground
Page Street, Speculator, NY 12164
Project Office: (518) 548-7102

Friday July 20, Night 07, Sites Sites 29
NORTHAMPTON BEACH CAMPGROUND
328 HOUSEMAN STREET
MAYFIELD  NY  12117
Project Office: (518)863-6000

Map

 

GPS and Cue Sheets

Booking

Orientation Class June 25th, Tour July 7-14.

Searching Availability...

 

Please note 718 Trips and Tours Cancellation Policy here