55-mile Road Route Cue Sheet

23-Mile Unpaved Route Cue Sheet

Check out our ididaride! 2018 photos!

Start Times
  • Long and short loops begin in North Creek
  • Long loop – 8:30am
  • 23-mile (short) loop – 8:30am
The Ride
  • This year ADK’s scenic ididaride! highway route of many years 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!
  • The mixed-surface 23-mile off-road route (short loop) is ideal for off-road riders, fat-tire bikes, gravel-grinders and overland riders. Ideal 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, 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.
Long Loop Route Map

23-mile Route 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.
Rest Stops Rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider map provided at registration. Swag bag and t-shirt provided after the ride at the Apres-Ride luncheon.
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.

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


2020 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 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


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


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, backcountry camping is available:

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

Volunteer for ididaride!

Each volunteer will receive an event t-shirt.  S, M, L, XL, 2XL to be indicated when registering to volunteer.

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

Volunteer Duties:

Rest Stop Supply Prep
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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Ski Bowl Pavilion
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
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 pavilion picnic 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
Ski Bowl Pavilion
Help perform minor bike repairs before riders embark on either course.  Travel the course in a SAG wagon to provide support along the route between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
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Car Escorts/Sweep
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
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.  2 needed.
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Help Table/Volunteer Check-in
Direct questions to the 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 wastewater 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
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
Ski Bowl Pavilion
Note when riders return, check off on the registration list.
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Swag Bag & T-Shirt Distribution
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 long course to pick up cones/signs and rest stop waste left behind.
4 wheel drive vehicle needed to drive 23-mile course to pick up cones/signs and rest stop waste left behind.
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Wine and Beer Servers
Ski Bowl Pavilion
Help serve and congratulate the riders with a hard-earned beverage at the barbecue.
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Support ADK’s 15th Annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike TourRinger Car Country 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

or contact Sunday Conine: or 518-668-4447, ext. 42.