NORTH CREEK, NY – Hundreds of bicyclists are expected to converge on the Adirondacks on Sunday, Aug. 14, for the Adirondack Mountain Club’s ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour.
Now in its sixth year, ididaride! is a 75-mile road tour through some of the Northeast’s most spectacular scenery. Riders will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion in North Creek (Warren County) and cycle through the central Adirondacks, passing through Bakers Mills, Wells, Speculator, Sabael, Indian Lake and North River before arriving back at North Creek. There is also a 20-mile ride. A shuttle will take those riders and their bicycles to Indian Lake, and they’ll cycle back to North Creek.
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has sponsored ididaride! since 2008, and it is becoming one of the most popular cycling tours in the Northeast. Last year, more than 300 people participated in the ride and even more are expected in 2011.
“This event gets more popular each year, with cyclists of all ages coming from as far away as California,” said Deb Zack, ADK’s director of membership and development. “If you love the Adirondacks, if you love to cycle, if you love a challenge, you’ll want to do the ride.”
After the ride, participants will enjoy an Apres-Ride Party with food, drink, music and prizes at the Ski Bowl Park Pavilion. Many North Creek merchants are offering great discounts on wining and dining on Main Street for all ididariders as well.
Proceeds from ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour will help support ADK’s conservation and education programs. Also sponsored by Eastern Mountain Sports, Cooperstown Brewing Co., Garvey Auto Group, Adirondack 2-Way Radio, WS Badger Co., Cascadian Farm, High Peaks Cyclery, Frederick Wildman and Sons, Whitewater Challengers, Stewart’s Shops, Cook’s Septic and Gore Bike Wear.
For complete details, including how to register, a description of the ride and lodging information, visit our Web site at www.adk.org or call Deb Zack at (518) 668-4447 Ext. 42.