The Tour De Lewis: Oswegatchie to Osceola is ready to roll Memorial Day weekend

In keeping with the motto “Lewis County: Your destination is our backyard” area businesses have teamed together with the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce to create an inaugural biking event that will highlight the best that Lewis County has to offer locals and tourists alike.

The Tour de Lewis is designed to be a non-competitive ride through Lewis County’s scenic Adirondack Park, Black River Valley and Tug Hill Plateau. The route will take cyclists from The Oswegatchie Education Center in Croghan 62 miles to the Osceola Ski and Sport Center. This event will take place on May 29.

Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists alike. Riders of all abilities can participate in one of the three distances. Cyclists can choose from a 28-mile or 15-mile option, which will start from Snow Ridge and West Leyden.

Good Ole Wishy’s in Croghan, Snow Ridge in Turin and the West Leyden Fire Department are hosting the three official rest stops that will offer riders energy snacks, drinks and bathrooms.

There will be a support and gear (SAG) wagon available until 3 p.m. Transportation from the finish line back to Oswegatchie is available for a nominal fee.

The registration fee includes a victory T-shirt, a swag bag filled with local area goodies and promotions and admission to the food, drink and music of the after party in Osceola.

To register for the event, event schedule or for more information visit

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