ididaride!

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23-Mile Gravel-Grinder Cue Sheet
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Both loops begin in North Creek

Long Loop (55-mile) begins at 9 a.m.

The Ride

This year ADK’s scenic ididaride! highway route of many years (long loop) moves a little deeper into the sights and sounds of our beautiful Adirondack countryside. Not far from the start, riders will be able to experience all the benefits of biking the roads less traveled through the villages of Pottersville, Adirondack, Brant Lake, Olmstedville, and of course, North Creek. Ididaride’s 2020 route mostly sheds the painted shoulders of NYS highways and utilizes sections of roads along Schroon Lake and Brant Lake that are described by cyclists as being among the most beautiful ever experienced! Total mileage has decreased to 55 miles, but there are still plenty of challenging hills!

 55-Mile Map

Rest Stops

Rest stops with snacks and water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider map provided at registration.

Cancellation and Refunds

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.

Consider purchasing a $100 mile marker sign to cheer on your favorite ididarider!

After the Ride

Check-in at the finish line and pick up your event tee and swag bag. Enjoy food, drink, and *new for 2020* live entertainment by The Other Guys and other bands at our aprés ride party at the Ski Bowl pavilion in North Creek. Riders receive tickets in their swag bags for catered BBQ and one complimentary beer, poured on-site by Common Roots Brewery!

Both rides begin in North Creek

Short Loop (23-mile) begins at 10 a.m.

The Ride

The mixed-surface 23-mile off-road route (short loop) is ideal for off-road riders, fat-tire bikes, gravel-grinders and overland riders. Perfect for those ididaride! cyclists who prefer being in the woods and a little closer to nature.  The ride starts from the Gore Mt. Ski Bowl in North Creek. 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, biking along rural sections of the mighty Hudson River as it flows through the Village of North Creek to tiny Riparius and its historic train depot…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.

23-Mile Map

Ride Profile

It is estimated that the 23-mile, 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 4580′. Half of that is uphill and half is down. You decide which is more fun.
  • Rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided.

Cancellations and Refunds

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.

Consider purchasing a $100 mile marker sign to cheer on your favorite ididarider!

After the Ride

Check-in at the finish line and pick up your event tee and swag bag. Enjoy food, drink, and *new for 2020* live entertainment by The Other Guys and other bands at our aprés ride party at the Ski Bowl pavilion in North Creek. Riders receive tickets in their swag bags for catered BBQ and one complimentary beer, poured on-site by Common Roots Brewery!

Volunteer for ididaride!

Each volunteer will receive an event t-shirt.  S, M, L, XL, 2XL to be indicated when registering to volunteer. All volunteers will also receive a meal coupon for the catered BBQ at the North Creek Ski Bowl Pavilion, as well as drink coupon for one draught poured by Common Roots Brewery on-site at the pavilion.  Live music will be available from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with The Other Guys.

Volunteer Duties:

DAY BEFORE EVENT

Fruit Cutting, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
6 individuals needed
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Cone/Sign/Route Assessment, 3:00 p.m.
4 individuals needed
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DAY OF EVENT

SAG volunteer/drivers needed. 
Do you have a passenger van (seats not required) and could help with SAG (Support and Gear) Wagon support during ididaride?

We need one SAG for each course to drive the route and provide support should a rider need to be picked up, have a mechanical issue, etc.  A volunteer HAM operator (two-way radio) will ride along to provide communication support between base at the North Creek pavilion and sweep riders who follow along behind the last riders.  SAG volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and food and drink coupon to participate in the apres-ride party at the pavilion with live music, as well as the opportunity to meet some awesome people at a fun event!
SAG support for the 55-mile course: Arrive at the North Creek pavilion at 8:15 a.m.
Time commitment: 8:15 a.m. – finish ~ 5 p.m.
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SAG support for the 23-mile course: Arrive at the North Creek pavilion 9:30 a.m.
Time commitment: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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Coffee/Breakfast Table, 7:00-10:00 a.m.
1 individual needed
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Bike Repair, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
1 individual needed for the 55-mile ride in SAG wagon
1 individual for the 23-mile ride in SUV with bike rack and radio operator
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Pavilion Support – set-up
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 1 individual needed
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 1 individual needed
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Registration Tables
7:30-8:45 a.m., 6 individuals needed
9:00-10:00 a.m., 4 individuals needed
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Photographer, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
2 individuals or more needed to take photos of the following: starting line-ups, 55-mile route, 23-mile route, after party
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55-mile Sweep Rider, 9:00 a.m.- finish
1 individual needed
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55-MILE REST STOPS

Rider Crossing/Rider Direction for 23-Mile Gravel Grinder Route
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Oven Mountain Rd & Route 8 intersection, 1 individual needed
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Library on Main St, 1 individual needed
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Rest Stop for 23-Mile Ride, Train Station, Riparius, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
2-4 individuals needed
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Finish Line Checker, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
5 individuals needed
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T-Shirt and Swag Distribution, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
2-4 individuals needed
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Wine/Soda Server, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
2 individuals needed
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Jersey Sales, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
1 individual needed
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Ski Bowl Clean-Up, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
6 individuals needed
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Cone/Sign/Waste Pick-Up, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
2 individuals needed for each route
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2020 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
Creekside Cabins 518-281-0420
Riverview Run Tiny House 518-281-0420

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. 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, backcountry camping is available:

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

Support ADK’s 15th Annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour

Cold River Chapter Road Sign

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 both Adirondack bike routes
  • Seen by approximately 500 riders and passing traffic
  • Open to businesses or individuals

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING AN EVENT SPONSOR

SPONSOR ididaride! AT ANY LEVEL

or contact Sunday Conine: Sunday@adk.org or 518-668-4447, ext. 242.