ADK Cycle Outing 2020

Option 1: June 17-22, 2020 CANCELED
Option 2: June 22-27, 2020
Option 3: June 17-27, 2020

Potsdam, NY

Cornwall cycling group

Stuart Fass


Enjoy quiet road bike touring in the North Country. The rides focus on the Saint Lawrence River Valley and the rivers that flow north from the Adirondacks to the St. Lawrence River.  Multiple rides are available daily with variety for all.  Trip distances typically range from around 20 miles to 50 or more.  Some trips will focus strictly on cycling, while others rides have time for relaxing and sightseeing in addition to riding.  Many rides focus on the quiet town roads in lightly populated areas, with some portions on the broad paved shoulders of main highways.  Several rides are across the river in southeastern Ontario and western Quebec.  (Passport or enhanced license required). Many of the routes are in the ADK guide “Cycling Routes of the Saint Lawrence River Valley and Northern Adirondacks” by Tom Ortmeyer and John Barron.

Trips are led by cycle outing participants and leaders.  Cue sheets are available for each rider, and there are cue sheets and maps for those who prefer to strike out on their own.

The bicycle outing takes place in June, and is based in Moore House dormitory on the Clarkson University campus in Potsdam, NY.  Trips depart from campus each morning, some directly from campus and others requiring a drive to the departure point.  Moore House has single or double rooms, each with private bathroom. Linens are included, sheets, pillows/pillowcases, blanket, towels and washcloths, soap and shampoo.  We gather in the lounge in late afternoon, to socialize, and then discuss the day’s rides, and plan trip for the next day.

Two Nations Cycling Tour Photo

Jan Abernethy

Meals are on your own
.  There is a kitchenette for group use in Moore House, with refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave.  There will be a limited supply of pots and pans.  If you plan to regularly use the kitchenette, it is best to bring your own plates and tableware, and perhaps a favorite pot or pan.  There will be a coffee maker and toaster, and coffee will be furnished each morning.

There are plenty of places to eat nearby.  Some rides will include plans for breakfast or lunch en route.  Make plans for dinner with new friends at an area restaurant a number of which include outdoor dining opportunities.  And follow dinner, enjoy some of the summer evening activities the area is known for.  Or simply kick back and relax.

Participants are responsible for providing bicycles, helmets (required on all rides), and transportation of the bikes.

ADK membership is required to attend the Cycle Outing.

A $100 per person non-refundable deposit must accompany the reservation.  Send the registration form with deposit.  Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here, or by request from   Prices are subject to change.  Balance due May 1, refunds may not be possible for cancellations after this date.

Option 1: June 17-22, 2020  CANCELED
Option 2: June 22-27, 2020. Shared double room $370 per person, single room $495
Option 3: June17-27, 2020. Shared double room $675 per person, single room $925

For information and to make reservations, contact:

Tom Ortmeyer
15 Lawrence Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676