ADK presents: ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2018
The Adirondack Mountain Club presents the 13th annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2018!
Choose from a 75-mile loop or a 23-mile ride beginning at the North Creek Ski Bowl Town Park on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
See the majestic peaks of the Adirondacks on a gorgeous 75-mile bike loop! Intermediate riders can also partake in a shorter 23-mile ride.
- Race day: July 29, 2018
- Hosted by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)
- 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.
- Both a 75-mile loop and a 23-mile ride; Registration varies
75-mile loop registration begins at 7:15 am and starts at 8:30 am
The 75-mile ride is all on road with 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.
23-mile loop registration begins at 11:00 am and starts at 12:00 pm
The new 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.