Lake Champlain Bikeways
Bicyclists are quickly discovering some of the finest cycling in North America along a 1,300+ mile network of bicycle routes, known as Lake Champlain Bikeways, in the Lake Champlain Valley of Vermont, New York, and Québec. The network includes a total of 35 loops and tours ranging from 10 to 60 miles in length, in addition to the Champlain Bikeway, a 363-mile principal route around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River to Chambly, Québec. Based on a rich array of natural, cultural, and historic themes, these loops meander along quiet back roads through extraordinary mountain and countryside scenery.
With growing national interest in bicycle tourism, Lake Champlain Bikeways, a public/private partnership, is quickly expanding its bicycle route network while serving as the information clearinghouse on bicycling opportunities in the Champlain Valley.
Biking In Maine
Lobster boats, peaceful fishing villages, quiet harbors, dramatic crashing seas, whitewashed lighthouses perched on rocky shores, evergreen forests and open meadows, fresh seafood, artist galleries, whales and seals - these are images of a Coast of Maine that does, in fact, exist, and our tour takes you there.
Our Coast of Maine tour is based on the island of Mount Desert, the third largest island on the eastern seaboard (connected to the mainland by a bridge) and surely the best place for gentle cycling in all of Maine. We spend our first two days on the island's "quiet side" enjoying breathtaking ocean scenery and exploring villages such as the boatbuilding center of Southwest Harbor, the yachting mecca of Northeast Harbor, and the commercial fishing village at Bass Harbor. We visit Bass Head Harbor Lighthouse, and take our bikes by ferry to Swans Island where we cycle past picturesque Burntcoat Harbor on our way to a picnic at Hockamock Head Lighthouse. In the evening we treat you to a real Maine lobster feast at Beal's Lobster Pound which you enjoy as you take in the grand view of yachts, sailboats, and fishing boats out on their moorings.
Whether it is your first bike or you are now ready to upgrade, Bicycle Bob's Bicycle Outlet can find the perfect match for your skill level. We have over 30 years of experience and the staff here is well qualified to handle your bicycling needs. We do it all, from stocking the latest in accessories to the best bicycle service around.