The Northeast USA is home to some of the most incredible cycling destinations in the world. From the bucolic rolling farmlands of Hunterdon County in Western New Jersey, to the endless gravel roads of the Catskills in Upstate New York, and the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont, the Northeast and New England can satisfy the hunger of any adventure-bound cyclist. We've spent years exploring the region and are thrilled to share our findings with our community. Download our free cycling routes, venture off the beaten path, and enjoy the cycling beauty the Northeast USA has to offer.
The Great Green Mountain Bikepack Cycling Route
Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, and for good reason. The region offers adventure-bound cyclists endless opportunities for exploration, with challenges awaiting around nearly every corner. Defined by the Green Mountain Nation Forest which runs South to North through the state, Vermont's gravel roads are anything but flat. They twist and wind through pristine wilderness and expansive farmland seemingly without end.
Our 250+ mile bikepacking route through the Green Mountains departs from Londonderry, VT and travels Northeast on punchy gravel roads. The route then West and riders traverse three of Vermont's mighty gaps: Warrent, Lincoln and Brandon. Lincoln Gap is considered to be the steepest paved mile in America. The climb features 1.5 miles at a nearly 15% average incline with multiple sections above 20%.
The route should take riders approximately 5 days and will feature campsites in both remote and established locations. Please note that our bikepacking is merely a blueprint for you to craft your own adventure. Riders assume and understand the risk of cycling in these challenges locations.
For more info about our Green Mountain Bikepacking Route, check out our blog post here.
The Summer Solstice 2021 Day 1 - The Catskills Cycling Route
Perhaps our most challenging route to date, Day 1 of our 2021 Summer Solstice Adventure takes us on a cycling journey through the Catskills in Upstate New York. The 145+ mile route departs from just south of Poughkeepsie and ends at the Red Rose Motel in Roscoe, NY.
This route tackles a number of challenging climbs including Devil's Kitchen. After traveling North from Poughkeepsie to Ashokan Reservoir and then tackles Devil's Kitchen, a 2-mile climb at 11% average incline. The route then travels West through the Catskills and ends at the Red Rose Motel in Roscoe, NY.
*The route is a very challenging and long route. Devil's Kitchen is an extremely technical and dangerous road with poor surface and visibility. Riders should exercise extreme caution and ride at their own risk. This route is merely a guide and does not have to followed turn by turn. For questions, please email email@example.com.
The Summer Solstice 2021 Day 2 - The Catskills Cycling Route
Day 2 of our Catskills Summer Solstice Route is 100-mile ride through the Southern portion of the Catskills Mountains in Upstate New York. Riders will traverse the Shawngunk Ridge via Route 44 / 55 on this scenic ride that starts in the town of Roscoe, NY and ends just south of Poughkeepsie, NY.
*This route is a guide and can be ridden either turn by turn or used as a blueprint for your own route. Riders always assume the risks inherent in cycling and ride the route at their own risk.