Save the date for the 12th Annual Ididaride! on Sunday, July 30, 2017!

Start Times
  • 75-mile loop Packet pick-up is between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m.; group departure at 8:30 a.m. from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion on Ski Bowl Park Road in North Creek
  • 20-mile ride: Shuttle to Indian Lake and Bike to North Creek Start time: 12 noon. Registration and shuttle from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion in North Creek to Indian Lake. 1 p.m. departure from Indian Lake.
The Ride
  • The 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.
  • Total elevation gain for 75 mile loop = 3,460 ft.
  • Total elevation gain for 20 mile loop = 1,340 ft.
  • Four (4) rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider packet with map and t-shirt provided at registration.
Route Map
Ride Profile
  • Total elevation gain for 75 mile ride = approximately 3,460 ft.
  • This ride is difficult, with long ascents. You are, after all, riding in the mountains! There are plenty of swimming spots along the way. As you ride through hamlets, you’ll find places to buy food and/or use restrooms. Rider packets with route map provided at REGISTRATION.
Rest Stops
  • 4 rest stops with snacks, water and porta-potties provided along the route
  • Approximately 15 mile, 38 mile, 55 mile, 65 mile
  • SAG Wagon and mobile mechanical support provided
  • There are rest stops every 20 miles or so, and cafes and mini-marts in Speculator and Indian Lake.
Après-Ride Party Food, drink, music and prizes at the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion on Ski Bowl Park Road in North Creek Barbecue will be in full swing as riders complete the ride. Live music in celebration of 10 years of “doin’ the ride”!
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 miles rides for the first couple 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 best ways to prepare for rides. They are always happy to help!

2017 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 and Saturday to mark the route. Volunteers are needed throughout the day on Sunday.

Check back in 2017 for Volunteer Information!

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

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

Route Marker People needed Friday and Saturday to mark the route
Registration/Set-up/Clean up Help set up registration table, refreshments, banners, etc. (6:30 AM – 9 PM)
Photographer Photograph riders along the ride and finish. Goal – to get photos of entire event.
Driver Drivers with vehicles needed to check on riders along the route. (8:30 – closing) Motorcycles welcome.
Mechanic Help perform minor repairs for cyclists at rest stops (full day)
Après-Ride Party Assistants Assist with serving food, raffle drawings, facilitating cyclists needs

Help with directions to swimming, local accommodations, etc. Party hosts. ( 2 PM – closing 7 PM)

Masseuse Really a bonus to have someone provide short massages for cyclists. Bring table or chair.
Finish Line Checkers Check in riders as they finish. (12 – 5 PM)
Closing Crew Help break down tables and chairs, pack truck, clean up grounds. Relieve earlier crew. (3 – 6 PM)