Bicycling in Vermont and New York can give you an opportunity to combine exercise with a romp through history.
The summer and fall of 1777 was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The British General John Burgoyne recaptured Fort Ticonderoga, New York. The British went on to capture the American position at Mount Independence in Vermont and then began pursuing American troops southward until meeting resistance in Hubbardton, Vermont. American troops continued heading south to engage the British just outside Bennington, Vermont. Both the battles at Hubbardton and Bennington ultimately helped in the defeat and surrender of British forces at Saratoga in October of 1777.
You can bike and visit each battle site in approximately 5-7 days. I would recommend bicycling in the same direction as the battles: start in Ticonderoga and end in Saratoga and stop at Mount Independence, Hubbardton and Bennington along the way.
The tour of Fort Ticonderoga is a must see. Mount Independence has a great visitor's center and Hubbardton is remote but with great views. In Bennington make sure you stop at the Bennington Monument. Check the days and times each site is open before you leave. In Saratoga you can combine many activities with battle site viewing; including, in August, watching thoroughbred racing at its famed horse racing track.
Experience the struggles of the Americans during the months between July and October of 1777 by bicycling through history.