ADK presents: ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2020
The Adirondack Mountain Club presents the 15th annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2020! Choose from a 55-mile loop or a 23-mile loop beginning in North Creek on Sunday, July 26, 2020.
- Race day: July 26, 2020
- Hosted by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)
- Rest stops with snacks, water provided along the route. SAG (Support and Gear) wagon and mobile mechanical support provided. Rider packet with map provided at registration.
- Both a 55-mile loop and a 23-mile loop; Registration varies
55-mile loop begins at 9:00 am
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!
23-mile "gravel grinder" loop
23-mile loop begins at 10:00 am
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.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.adk.org/play/cycling-information/ididaride/