55-mile Road Route Cue Sheet

23-Mile Unpaved Route Cue Sheet

*New for 2020* Live Music!

Check out our ididaride! 2018 photos!

Start Times
  • Long and short loops begin in North Creek
  • Long loop (55-mile) – 9:00 a.m.
  • Short loop (23-mile) – 10:00 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!
  • 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.
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 and water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider map provided at registration.
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!

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

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

Volunteer for ididaride!

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

Volunteer Duties:


Cone/Sign/Route Assessment, 3:00 p.m.
2 individuals needed


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

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

Rider Crossing/Rider Direction
Oven Mountain Rd & Route 8 intersection, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 1 individual needed
Library on Main St, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m., 1 individual needed

Rest Stop 1, DEC Boat Launch on Schroon Lake, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
1 individual needed

Rest Stop Floats/Replenishment & Ice Support, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
2 individuals needed

Rest Stop 2, The Hub on Brandt Lake, Set up 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
1 individual needed

Rest Stop for 23-Mile Ride, Train Station, Riparius, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
2 individuals needed

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