PAUL SMITHS, NY (03/08/2018) Cycle Adirondacks added to its 2018 tour menu Thursday with the announcement of The Weekender at The Paul Smith's College, a new family-friendly bicycling event scheduled for June 29-July 1.
The new event will be hosted at the breathtaking lakeside campus of Paul Smith's College and complements Cycle Adirondacks nearly sold out flagship event - The Ultimate Cycling Vacation - an annual weeklong tour set for August 18-24 of this summer. Registration for The Weekender includes fully marked and supported cycling routes for all abilities levels, all meals, route snacks and entertainment.
"Everything we do at CycleADK is because of feedback from our guests," said Doug Haney, who manages marketing and community relations for Cycle Adirondacks. "And while they love the weeklong tour, there's a big group of people who want to ride with us, but either don't have a full week or it's a logistical challenge to bring their kids. The Weekender fixes both."
"As a college based on experience, and in particular experiencing the outdoors, I can think of nothing better than partnering with CycleADK," said Matt Dougherty, recreation coordinator and athletics coach at Paul Smith's College. "Cycling along the world class roads that surround the Paul Smith's campus and the vistas these routes bring will no doubt broaden exposure to parts of the Adirondack Park many visitors have not experienced."
In addition to fully marking and supporting multiple ride distances, The Weekender also features canoeing in the St. Regis Canoe Area, plus hiking and homesteading demonstrations at the Paul Smith's College VIC and education programming led by Cycle Adirondacks Conservation partner, the Adirondack Mountain Club.
"The Adirondack Mountain Club is thrilled about this exciting partnership with Cycle Adirondacks and to share this opportunity with our members," said Wes Lampman, chief operating officer for the Adirondack Mountain Club. "We look forward to introducing CycleADK participants to all of the education, stewardship and advocacy efforts that ADK accomplishes in the Park and throughout New York State."
Combine that with incredible dining, unique Adirondack entertainment and nightcaps at the Paul Smith's College Bobcat Café and you'll have achieved road cycling heaven, all in less than 72 hours. What else would you expect from a world-class culinary, environmental and outdoor recreation college?
Event lodging at the beautiful Overlook residence hall on campus can be booked directly through Cycle Adirondacks, or guests can choose to stay at the newly renovated and re-opened Hotel Saranac in nearby Saranac Lake. Camping at the Department of Environmental Conservation's Fish Creek/Rollins Pond and Meacham Lake campgrounds is just a short drive away from campus.
"Bottom line is we thought of all the ways a cyclist would want to experience summer camp and organized it to happen in three days with their family and friends at Paul Smith's College," said Matt VanSlyke, guest relations and event operations for Cycle Adirondacks. "If you're up for amazing Adirondack cycling, dining, entertainment and all the surprises that CycleADK has become known for. This is your event."
Registration numbers will be limited; so don't wait to book your bunk at CycleADK Summer Camp. We all could use a Weekender.
Cycle Adirondacks mission is to grow and support bicycle tourism in New York's Adirondack Park and surrounding region. Created in 2015, Cycle Adirondacks began as a weeklong road cycling tour designed to connect people with some of the most spectacular landscape and communities in North America. What resulted is a world-class eco-tourism company that continues to help strengthen the economy of Northern New York.
Paul Smith's College
At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. We are the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs - in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences - draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information, visit www.paulsmiths.edu.
Adirondack Mountain Club
ADK is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. ADK is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advocating for New York State's wild lands and waters while also teaching people how to enjoy natural places responsibly. Since 1922, the organization has offered people opportunities to stay and play in as well as protect, discover, and explore the outdoors. Today, ADK has 30,000 members in 27 chapters statewide and is served by a professional, year-round staff. The organization is recognized as a vital voice in the commitment to environmental stewardship and ethical outdoor recreation in New York State.