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.
The 2017 Micro-Tour 6 was our most ambitious in terms of states visited (3!), and in terms o weather. A classic 'nor'easter was foretasted for the weekend (Spoiler Alert..it rained alot!), but 13 souls took the along and ventured north with 718 Cyclery
2017 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from 718 Cyclery on May 20th up through Westchester County to historic Croton Point ParkThese 47 miles was mostly traversed at a calm elevation on protected bike lanes (Hudson River Greenway, South County Trailway and North County Trailway)
When we plan a Micro-Tour, we use 3 basic criteria. Distance, weather/season and campsite facilities. The 2017 Micro-Tour 01 broke 3 records, as it was longest (67 miles each way), coldest (33 degrees at night) and the first to go to a
Micro-Tour 03 was a fire-breathing, misty-mountain hop. It's a 55 mile ride from 718 to Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park, 5 miles NW of Stony Point. At one point, we had 71 people signed up for this trip. Due to the threat of storms (that only partially materialized), we pulled 24 people out to ride and camp with us.
Micro-Tour 2 saw 43 people travel 60 miles from 718 Cyclery to Ward Pound Ridge Reservatio n for a night of camping, and riding back the next day. A majority of riders met at the shop top start the ride at 9am
The ride was scheduled for 40 miles ( Ride Map Here), with a large group leaving from 718 Cyclery , and meeting up with another group on the George Washington Bridge. The ride included 1.755 feet of climbing.