- 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. Please see video below.
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 3,460'. 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.
Event details and schedule
Late Fee: $10 for registrations received after 7/13, shirts and sizes not guaranteed for late registrants
75 mile loop and 23 mile option begin in North Creek
75 mile loop:
START TIME: 8:30 group start
REGISTRATION OPENS: 7:15 AM
23 mile option - All registrants must check-in at North Creek Ski Bowl
CHECK IN OPENS: 11 A.M.
NO SHUTTLE BUS IN 2018 - 23 MILE RIDE STARTS and ENDS IN NORTH CREEK
All registrants receive tour packet & Après-Ride party food, drinks and fun!
4 Rest Stops: water, gatorade, fruit, snacks, salty items, GF crackers available. Porta-potties at all rest areas in addition to public restrooms along the way
Please be sure to bring your favorite gels, power bars, and drinks.
Click "Register Now" at top of page to register to help out as a Volunteer.
Thanks for supporting ADK's efforts to protect the New York State Forest Preserve!
For more info, go to adk.org and click on ididaride! or email email@example.com.
Adirondack Mountain Club