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2019 Summer Tour: The Adirondacks

Trip Description


Since we began our touring series, the 718 Summer Tour has been the Adirondack Loop. This is a well-traveled lap around the Adirondack Park in Northern New York State. Adirondack Park is absolutely stunning and, despite being located in the crowded northeast, is one of the largest nature preserves in the country.

Our version of the loop begins and ends in Schenectady and thus requires a train ride from Penn Station, (or in my case a drive in a truck full of bicycles). Schenectady is located on the Mohawk River, a handful of miles from the Mohawk’s confluence with the Hudson. It is the home of General Electric, and is arguably the easternmost city in the rust belt. After assembling the group and the bikes at the Amtrak station, the ride rolls through Schenectady’s version of Little Italy (which might be called Tiny Italy) and onto a rail-trail that sneaks between city blocks, past the edge of Union College and down to the Mohawk.


We take your bikes up to Schenectady in a truck, you take the Amtrak and meet us there. 8 days and 7 nights (363 miles) of self-supported camping, with reservations at Campgrounds along the way.

Maps and GPS

Orientation Class

Orientation Class will be on Wednesday, June 12th 79m at 718 Cyclery (254 3rd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215). Sign up for Class below



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Earlier Event: July 11
Bike Maintenance Class: Drivetrains
Later Event: July 14
Day Hike: Bull Hill