Biking in Lake Placid, New York

hand carved sign welcoming people to Lake Placid, New York where Champlain Valley Law services clients

Lake Placid offers a large range of outdoor activities year round which is what makes it one of the biggest attractions of the North Country. As well as being located in the heart of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid also serves as the home of the Winter Olympic Museum that memorializes both the 1932 Winter Olympics and the 1980 Winter Olympics. The museum can be found directly on Main Street which features a wide variety of shops. On Main Street alone there are three bicycle shops spread out, all with different specialties, from the bikes themselves to gear and apparel.

Riding Along Mirror Lake

Along with Mirror Lake, which is in most cases one of the most easily accessible bike paths Lake Placid has to offer, there are many other scenic routes to bike and drive along. At 4867 feet above sea level, Whitefaces’ Veterans Memorial Highway lets you take a drive up to New York States fifth highest peak. Although it doesn’t offer the panoramic views the peak of Whiteface does, Black Brook Scenic Route offers unbeatable views of Lake Placid’s wildlife.

Stretching the entire length of Main Street, Mirror Lake can be seen from nearly anywhere in the village of Lake Placid. The lake is used for recreation throughout all four seasons for activities such as canoeing and kayaking in the summer, to skiing and skating in the winter. In addition to that, Main Street and Mirror Lake Drive serve as a great mile long bike path around the lake itself.

experienced cyclist riding in the road where a car could crash with the peson on the bicycle.

Needing a Bike Accident Lawyer in Lake Placid


Even with the scenic sights of Lake Placid, you may find yourself injured in a bike accident. Maybe you were struck by motor vehicle, or a poorly maintained or designed road caused the crash. All you know is now you are in pain, and the road to recovery in front of you is long. After surgery, you will likely need to go to physical therapy. Even then you may not make a full recovery.

If this sounds like you, you’ll need a bike accident lawyer in Lake Placid that is experienced in this area of the law. Drew Palcsik is a personal injury lawyer who is qualified in representing clients in the North Country and the Champlain Valley. If you were injured riding a bike anywhere around Lake Champlain- Drew could help.

Hiring a Bike Accident Lawyer in Lake Placid

It can be confusing on how to move forward and contact a lawyer. Many people are just looking for some answers, or if they have a legal case because of your injuries. I wish we could answer those questions on our website- but the law is involved, and we need to talk about the specifics of your case.
Here is a step-by-step overview of what to expect when you call our legal team:

  1. Call (518) 594-8019 to speak to our New York intake specialist Toni Block
  2. She will ask you questions about the bike accident that caused your injuries. Roughly, this will take 15 minutes to complete.
  3. Toni and Drew review all cases during their morning meeting, and you can expect an answer within 24-48 hours.

It is our mission to treat every person who contacts us with the utmost care- as you’ve already gone through something traumatic. We want to make sure that after you contact our team- you have a plan and an optimistic outlook for the future.

winter scene bike on side in the middle of the road after a cycling accident being hit by a car