ididaride!

Rider Registration Form!


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Start Times
  • 75-mile loop and 23-mile loop begin in North Creek
  • 75-mile loop registration begins at 7:30 am and starts at 8:30 am
  • 23-mile loop registration begins at 10:00 am and starts at 11:30 am
The Ride
  • The 75-mile ride is all on road, wide shoulders for much of the route. You’ll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery – cutting right through the central Adirondack Mountains, most of which is public Forest Preserve land. We’ll cycle through the towns and hamlets of Bakers Mills, Wells, Speculator, Sabael, Indian Lake, North River, and back to North Creek. Your ride will take you alongside Mason Lake, Lewey Lake and Indian Lake. A long descent begins in the hamlet of Indian Lake and meets the Hudson River in the hamlet of North River with a relatively easy ride into North Creek. The entire distance along Route 30 and Route 28 to North Creek is designed for the bike enthusiast, with designated bike routes marked on the wide road shoulders.
  • The new 23 mile off road route is ideal for off-road riders, fat-tire bikes, gravel-grinders and overland riders. For those ididaride! cyclists who prefer being in the woods and a little closer to nature, rather than sharing the pavement and enjoying the expansive views along the traditional 75-mile road course, ADK has replaced the “short” road bike ride from Indian Lake with a 23-mile super-scenic mountain/hybrid bike route tour loop.  The ride starts from the Gore Mt. Ski Bowl in North Creek…just like the 75-mile road bike route. Some highlights of the 23-miler include biking along North Creek, crossing both Straight and Chatiemac Brooks and their waterfalls (familiar names to Gore Mt. skiers), biking along Mill Brook, passing tiny Riparius and its historic train depot, biking along rural sections of the mighty Hudson River as it flows through the Village of North Creek to Riparius…and finally, possibly saving the best for last, biking on the suspended boardwalk trail that crosses under Rt. 28, bringing riders back to the Ski Bowl.
75-mile Route Map

23-mile Route Map

Ride Profile It is estimated that this new mountain/hybrid bike route is about 60% dirt road, 20% dirt and rock trail, 20% paved road…and 100% pure Adirondacks! 

  • The elevation change for the full course is 4,580′. Half of that is uphill and half is down. You decide which is more fun.
  • Four (4) rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided.
Rest Stops Four (4) rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider packet with map and t-shirt provided at registration.
Cancellations and Refund Refunds, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued to those who let us know by July 19. After that, no refunds will be made except for emergency situations.

  • Begin with some 5-mile rides in April. This should take less than an hour. A lot of short rides at this time of year will let you build up gradually. The trick is, once you are used to riding 5-miles, do it twice in a row. In May do these 10-mile rides for the first couple of weeks, then gradually add one five-mile ride at a time. By the end of May, you should be able to put together four or five five-mile rides, and do 20 or 25 miles at a time. The weather is great then; you’ll want to be out anyway. If possible, try and do rides that are not all flat, but keep challenging you.
  • Around the first of June, move up to 30-35 mile rides. Do at least two 50-mile rides by the end of June. In July, be sure to increase your mileage to 75 miles and keep adding more ascents. By July 26, you should have completed at least two 75-mile rides just to know your pace and needs before attempting the ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour.
  • Ask your local bike shop dealers or cycling clubs on the best ways to prepare for rides. They are always happy to help!
  • Consider purchasing a $100 mile marker sign to cheer on your favorite ididarider!

 

2018 ididaride! Lodging

MOTELS, INNS & LODGES

Alpine Lodge 518-251-2451
Dillon Hill Inn & Cabin Rentals 518-251-2912
Posh Primitive – NEW luxury camping opportunity! 518-494-3735
Gore Mountain Lodge 855-846-7365
Inn on Gore Mountain 518-251-2111
Indian Lake Motel 518-648-5859
GoreChamber.com For general information on accommodations
Garnet Hill Lodge 518-251-2444
The Copperfield 877-235-1466
Friends Lake Inn 518-494-4751
Fort William Henry Resort 800-234-0267
Orenda 518-251-5001

HOUSE RENTALS, TOWNHOUSES, COTTAGES

Pearsall Realty 518-251-2422
Broderick Real Estate 800-309-0577
Adirondack By Owner 518-891-9919
Adirondack Chalet 917-254-1151
Gore Mountain Accommodations 800-666-3757
Gore Mountain Lodging
Rivendell 732-240-4538
Cabins at Mill Creek 917-254-1151

BED & BREAKFASTS

Heads In Beds 518-412-2821
Adirondack River Beds 315-580-2718
Goose Pond B&B 800-806-2601
On the Way B&B 518-251-2900

CAMPGROUNDS

Daggett Lake Campsites 518-623-2198
Glen-Hudson Family Camp Ground 518-623-9871
Lake George Schroon Valley Resort 800-237-3188
Lewey Lake Campsites 518-648-5266
Lake Durant Campsites 518-352-7797
KOA of Lake George 800-562-2618
Rainbow View Campground 518-623-9444
Lake George Escape 800-327-3188
Warrensburg Travel Park 518-623-9833
There is a limited number of tent sites available for camping at the Ski Bowl Park. Click here for the rules and regulations. To reserve a site, please call the Town of Johnsburg at 518-251-2421 and press 21 for the Supervisor’s secretary.

For campers who want a wilderness experience, back country camping is available:

  • Forest Preserve lands: 518-623-1200
  • Forest Lands Outside the Preserve: 518-402-9428

ididaride! volunteer duties:

Rest Stop Supply Prep
Friday, July 26 – 12-2pm
ADK Lake George Office

Assist with fruit cut-up/bag, put food supplies in coolers and organize supplies for rest stops.  Rest Stop volunteers will need to pick up their supplies on Friday.
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Route Marker and Road Sweep
Friday, July 26 – 4pm
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Volunteers to put out cones and signs at one-mile intervals along the 75-mile course and the 23-mile course.  4 volunteers needed for the 75, and 2 for the 23 mile course.  Everyone meet at the Ski Bowl Pavilion, divvy up the signs/cones.  For the 75-mile course, ideally 2 volunteers go in one direction along the route, and 2 volunteers go in the opposite direction and meet in the middle.  It is crucial that the road shoulder (always on the right) is monitored for large debris, sand piles, pieces of asphalt, and rocks.  Each pair of volunteers should have a can of orange spray paint to demarcate where the shoulder may be hazardous – ie., North River Hill.  This has been approved by the NYS Troopers, Troop B barracks in Indian Lake.
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Parking

Pick up flag and don orange vest.  Direct cars to field behind pavilion.  Volunteers will receive parking map at the event.
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Registration/Set Up Crew
Saturday, July 27 – 6:30 am
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Assist with registration table set up; move picnic tables in the pavilion.  Unfold and set up folding tables/chairs.  Place a clipboard with waivers, registration list broken out by alphabetical categories, pens, black Sharpie and hardcopy registration forms at each station.  The black Sharpie is to mark riders arms while they wait in line during registration,  clear communication between number-writer and the volunteer taking the registration information is necessary to prevent duplicate numbers.
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Morning Set Up 

Rearrange Pavilian picknick tables for lunch.
Set up tents outside of the pavilion for beer, wine and jersey sales.
Set up tables and chairs under each tent.
Set up table and chairs at finish line.
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Bike Mechanic
Saturday, July 27 – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Help perform minor bike repairs before riders embark on either course.  Travel the 75-mile course in a SAG wagon to provide support along the route between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
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Car Escorts/Sweep
Saturday, July 27 – 7:30 am – 5 pm
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Drivers with vehicle to check on riders along both courses.  (23 mile course will require a 4wd vehicle.)
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Bike Leader/Sweep
Saturday, July 27 – 7:30 am – 5 pm
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Cyclists assisting/encouraging riders throughout the tour – part of support team, both courses.  Sweep riders ensure no riders are left on the course.  Slow/troubled riders are to be picked up by SAG wagon.  (1)  75 mile, (1) 23 mile needed.
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Help Table/Volunteer Check in 

Direct questions to appropriate place
Check in Volunteers- give them their t-shirt and food and drink coupon
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Rest Stop Volunteers

Pick up supplies Friday afternoon.  See list of helpful items to bring with you.
Day of proceed to rest stop location prior to riders
Set up pop up tent, and tables.  Set out food and drinks.  Do not pre salt potatoes, but do put salt in a bowl for dipping.  Fill water bottles for riders.  (riders tend to waste water when filling)  Notify base camp if any problems or supply shortages.  Ride sweep will notify you when you can breakdown your rest stop.  Rest stop 1 should bring their extra supplies to the 23 mile rest stop.  Rest stop 2&3 should bring their extra supplies to the rest stop after them.  Then return other items to the pavilion.
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Rest Stop Floats

Proceed to rest stop 1 day of before riders are expected.  Move to next rest stop ahead of the majority of riders to support each rest stop.
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Clean-up/Pack-up Crew
Saturday, July 27 – 2pm – Close
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Break down tables, clean pavilion, pack up box truck at the close of the event.
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Finish Line Checkers
Saturday, July 27 – 2pm – Close
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Note when riders return, check off on the registration list.
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Swag Bag & T-Shirt Distribution
Saturday, July 27 – 2pm – Close
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Give out swag bags and t-shirts to riders when they return from the ride.  Riders will pick up their bag, and proceed to the t-shirt table where they will ask the volunteer for the size they requested.  No need to reference the registration sheet or cross off names, as extra shirts will be ordered.
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Cone/Sign/Waster Pickup

Pickup truck necessary to ride 75 mile course to pick up cones/signs and rest stop waste left behind.
4 wheel drive vehicle needed to drive 24 mile course to pick up cones/signs and rest stop waste left behind.
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Wine and Beer Servers
Saturday, July 27 – 2pm – Close
Ski Bowl Pavilion

Help serve and congratulate the riders with a hard-earned beverage at the barbecue.
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Each volunteer will receive an event t-shirt.  S, M, L, XL, 2XL to be indicated when registering to volunteer.

To volunteer, fill out the volunteer application.

ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour
ADK
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY 12845-4117

Support ADK’s 14th Annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour

Purchase a $100 mile marker sign.

Promote your business, cheer on a rider, or just support ADK!

  • Full color, weather-resistant, 12” x 18”
  • Your name, business logo, or brief message
  • Displayed along the 75 or 23 mile Adirondack bike route
  • Seen by approximately 500 riders and passing traffic
  • Open to businesses or individuals

Become an event sponsor.

Opportunities start at $500.

  • Name/logo on event registration site
  • Mention in event social media posts
  • Name/logo in event email blasts
  • Name/logo on event t-shirt
  • Complimentary ididaride! registrations
  • Year-long Corporate Partner benefits

Click below for additional info or contact Sunday Conine: Sunday@adk.org or 518-668-4447, ext. 42.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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