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Biking at NYS DEC Buck Pond Campground

The Lake Placid Ironman may be over but bike riding around the Adirondacks is still very much in season. There are many places where visitors and locals alike can access the woods and enjoy some off-road trails. For smaller children or those just beginning to experience a wooded trail may want to attempt DEC campgrounds for a trail ride.   When my children were first learning to ride a two-wheeler, I wanted to take them some place where they could explore nature and enjoy a bicycle ride. I didn’t want them to go on a busy road and I felt just traveling around the streets wouldn’t keep my older child interested in the endeavor. We recently joined friends for a ride at the Buck Pond Campground. The entrance to Buck Pond is built on the same site as the old Chateaugay Branch of the Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Railroad. It was the perfect outing for our group consisting of a wide range of ages.

Adirondack Family Fun: Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest

There are many opportunities for mountain biking in the Adirondacks but Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington will be the place to be for a range of events and activities for all level of mountain biker. The Bike Fest Village will open on Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and is free to all. Clinics, demo days, children activities and live entertainment will be just a portion of what will be happening around Whiteface Mountain Bike Park on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington. Check out the new Hardy Road Trails, Dirt Bike Jump Park and much, much more! Schedule of events

Adirondack Races: Whiteface Marathon and Inlet Black Fly Mountain Bike Challenge

You don't have to run a marathon or bike a long distance race. This weekend there are opportunities to be an "armchair athlete" while watching these two great events. People are out and about in the Adirondacks. Lake Placid is hosting its 7th annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon while all weekend between Inlet and Indian Lake, mountain bikers will be around preparing for or participating in the Black Fly Challenge. Since the mid-90's Inlet has hosted the mountain bike challenge, appropriately named,  the Black  Fly Challenge . This mountain bike race alters each year between a start in  Indian Lake and Inlet.  This year the shuttle will leave Inlet for Indian Lake so races can prepare the the long distance race.