Adirondack Mountains

Adirondack ezRiders

A bicycling club for fit riders over 55
in the Southern Adirondack Mountains

adirondack mountains

Adirondack ezRiders

A bicycling club for fit riders over 55 in the Southern Adirondacks



Our next Regular ride is currently planned to be held as described below. If a cancelation is necessary, it will be posted here by 7:30 am, Tuesday

Next Regular Ride
Tuesday, Sep 21

Next Regular Ride - Tuesday, Sep 21

Ride:Charlton-Galway Ride
Distance:27 miles
Leader:Fran Herve, 899-3216fherve@nycap.rr.com
Description:From Shenantaha Park (large parking area and bathrooms) in Malta we 'll ride to Charlton, Galway  and back to Ballston Lake on roads with medium to light traffic. We'll have lunch at the Galway Preserve (at 14 miles). The preserve includes walking trails with a large pond, benches at the entrance, no bathrooms but plenty of woods. All the roads are paved with a few hills but nothing really steep. We'll ride 27 miles.
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Shenantaha Park on East Line Road in Malta
Directions to
starting point:
Drive to exit 12 on the Northway. From the exit, drive West on Rte 67 towards Ballston Spa. At the intersection with East Line Rd (Stewart's at the corner) turn left. Drive a short distance to Solotruck Rd on your left to Shenantaha Park.
 

Ride:Charlton-Galway Ride
Distance:27 miles
Leader:Fran Herve,  899-3216fherve@nycap.rr.com
Description: 
From Shenantaha Park (large parking area and bathrooms) in Malta we 'll ride to Charlton, Galway  and back to Ballston Lake on roads with medium to light traffic. We'll have lunch at the Galway Preserve (at 14 miles). The preserve includes walking trails with a large pond, benches at the entrance, no bathrooms but plenty of woods. All the roads are paved with a few hills but nothing really steep. We'll ride 27 miles.
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Shenantaha Park on East Line Road in Malta
Directions to starting point:
Drive to exit 12 on the Northway. From the exit, drive West on Rte 67 towards Ballston Spa. At the intersection with East Line Rd (Stewart's at the corner) turn left. Drive a short distance to Solotruck Rd on your left to Shenantaha Park.
The following are currently planning on participating:
Ken Gericke
 


Note: Rides will depart promptly at the given starting time.

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All Scheduled Rides

Tuesday, Sep 21 - Charlton-Galway Ride
Leader: Fran Herve, 899-3216fherve@nycap.rr.com
From Shenantaha Park (large parking area and bathrooms) in Malta we 'll ride to Charlton, Galway  and back to Ballston Lake on roads with medium to light traffic. We'll have lunch at the Galway Preserve (at 14 miles). The preserve includes walking trails with a large pond, benches at the entrance, no bathrooms but plenty of woods. All the roads are paved with a few hills but nothing really steep. We'll ride 27 miles.

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Shenantaha Park on East Line Road in Malta. Directions to start: Drive to exit 12 on the Northway. From the exit, drive West on Rte 67 towards Ballston Spa. At the intersection with East Line Rd (Stewart's at the corner) turn left. Drive a short distance to Solotruck Rd on your left to Shenantaha Park.

Oct 5 - Scenic Luzerne
A moderately hilly ride from 4th Lake, Lake Luzerne round the Lake Luzerne area. We'll begin by riding 9N (moderate traffic, wide shoulder) to the historic dude ranch area. We'll take back roads over to Double H Ranch. From there we'll head back on 9N to Potash Road where we'll ride  by the base of Potash Mountain and the Harris Land Prerseve. Continuing on back roads we'll ride back to 9N and head to Scofield Rd. where we'll ride country roads along the Hudson into the town of Luzerne where we'll stop briefly at the Adirondack Folk School bathrooms and have a quick visit if there is interest. From there we'll head across the Hudson to Hadley where we'll cross the Scandaga River via an historic parabolic bridge. Back to 9N, we'll ride back past Lake Luzerne, stopping for an early lunch or snack by the lake.  After the stop we'll take back roads to a couple of serious hills and evenually join up with 9N and head back to 4th Lake. Total of about 20 miles.

Tuesday, Oct 12 - Harlem Valley Rail Trail: Millerton to Orphan Farm Rd
Leader: JP Fasano, 861-5224jpfasano@gmail.com
Harlem Valley Rail Trail from Millerton NY to Orphan Farm Rd. This is an out & back route. See RideWithGPS.com/routes/37417154.

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Parking lot at Railroad Plaza on Main St in Millerton, NY. Directions to start: The starting location and parking lot is in Millerton, NY at Railroad Plaza on Main Street.

The Rail Trail parking lot is immediately East of Harney & Sons.

Here is a google map link to the starting location and parking area: goo.gl/maps/sWv7xDgBsB4y1oFW6 

Use google directions for driving directions.

There is an additional parking lot on South Center Street (goo.gl/maps/Gj4useKNE4FhyTHr8)

Thursday, Oct 14 - NY/Sandgate Vermont loop
Leader: Ken Gericke, 223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
An 18 mile bike beginning at the route 313 NY/Vt canoe access on the Battenkill River, and continuing in a clockwise loop to Sandgate Vermont. Lunch will be in the scenic village of Sandgate VT. The route then continues, mostly downhill, returning to rt 313, crossing the Arlington Covered Bridge to East River Rd, then back to 313 and to our start in NY. A beautiful ride through isolated Washington County and Vermont valleys, quite remote with approximately 1/2 of the route on hardpacked dirt roads. I have pedaled this with my touring/ narrow-wheeled bike, but might be more appropriate for a hybrid. There are some hills, with a gradual elevation gain of approx. 700'....then a long well-earned downhill to Sandgate. 

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Rt 313 canoe access near the NY/Vt border.. Directions to start: We will meet at McDonalds in Greenwich, NY at 9:15 AM and caravan about 8 miles to the start on Route 313.


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Club Charter

The Gang

Some of the Gang, July 2010

Cue Sheets

Due to its informal nature and limited size the club has no formally assigned sweeps for rides. If the group is small the leader will take responsibility for keeping the group together. However, with a group of 15 or more this can be impractical. To address this problem there are cue sheets available for most rides. When a cue sheet is available, it is the rider's responsibility to print out and carry the sheet.

There are a number of techniques for carrying a cue sheet on your bicycle.

For Prospective New Members

The club is currently accepting new members. If the club charter matches your interests, add yourself to our list by clicking on the Membership List button above.

As a member, it is hoped that you will contribute one or more rides to our catalog. To add to the catalog, click on the Ride Catalog button above.

Adopt a Internetless Friend

If you have a friend that wants to participate, but doesn't have Internet access, you may add the person to the membership list (with no email address) as long as you are willing to keep your friend posted by phone on the latest ride information.

For women only

On some of our bike routes the only bathroom facilities may be "in the woods", which puts women in the group at a disadvantage. Fortunately, there are many devices on the market to address the situation. Here is one.

Other area bicycling clubs:


Send any ideas or comments to Dave King.


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