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Start Times
  • 75-mile loop and 23-mile loop begin in North Creek
  • 75-mile loop registration begins at 7:15 am and starts at 8:30 am
  • 23-mile loop registration begins at 11:00 am and starts at 12:00 pm
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.
  • ADK is excited to announce a new 23-mile route for the 13th annual ididaride! in 2018! 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.
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 6,918′. 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. Rider packet with map and t-shirt provided at registration.
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 20. 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 August 1, 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!

2018 ididaride! Lodging


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
Lone Birch Motel 518-648-5225 For general information on accommodations
Garnet Hill Lodge 518-251-2444
The Copperfield 877-235-1466
Friends Lake Inn 518-494-4751
Alp Horn Motel 518-494-4065
Black Mountain Lodge 518-251-2800
Fort William Henry Resort 800-234-0267
Orenda 518-251-5001


Dr. Lee House 518-251-4461
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


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


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

Volunteers are needed on Friday to mark the route. Volunteers are needed throughout the day on Saturday.

Download a Volunteer Application!

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

Job Descriptions: All are needed the day of the ride except for Route Markers

  • Cone and sign placement the day before the ride (Fri 7/26) along the 75-mile route from North Creek (Route 8/28) to Indian Lake, back to North Creek (Route 30/28).
  • Street sweep day before the ride, done in conjunction with cone and sign placement
  • Ride sweeps on the off-road course, approximately 40+ miles.  The sweep rides at the back of the pack to ensure riders’ safety and offer support if necessary.  Typically there are two sweeps riding in tandem.
  • Bike leaders for both the on-road (75-mile) and off-road (40+ mile) courses.
  • Assist with fruit cut-up on Friday at the ADK office in Lake George. Prepare watermelon, oranges and bananas for rest stop supplies.
  • Assist with loading box truck for supplies to be delivered to the ski bowl.
  • Volunteers to assist with day-off activities at the Ski Bowl Pavilion;
    • Registration – checking in riders, assigning rider numbers, ensuring waivers are completed.
    • Help desk – answering questions, transferring registrations, and completing day-of registrations.
    • Setting up pop-up tents for vendor sites early Saturday morning, 7/27 6:30am – 8:00 am.
    • Rest stop volunteers (4 for the 75 mile, 1 or 2 for the 40+ mile)
    • Garbage sweep (travel the course and pick up garbage at rest stops, truck would be ideal)
    • Bike mechanic – help perform minor repairs throughout the day at each of the rest stops.
    • Arrange tables in the pavilion for the BBQ luncheon.
    • Finish line checkers – record cyclists return on registration sheets.
    • T-shirt distribution 2-5pm.
    • Clean up crew 3-6pm – break down pavilion, fold up tables, stack chairs, remove all garbage from cans.
    • Pack up the box-truck of supplies and event materials to go back to ADK.
  • Pick up signage and cones post-event.  Approximately 4 volunteers needed – two for the 75-mile course, and 1 or 2 for the 40-mile course.

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