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

Next Bonus Ride
Thursday, Aug 23

Next Bonus Ride - Thursday, Aug 23

Ride:Camp Santanoni Mtn Bike
Distance:10 miles
Leader:Shelly Nevard, 461-8656shellynevard@gmail.com
Description:August 23   #1724  Camp Santanoni Mountain Bike   Shelly Nevard   518-461-8656    WX Great Camp Santanoni lies at the east end of Newcomb Lake in the Town of Newcomb off NY 28N. The Great Camp, one of the largest of its kind built more than a century ago by Robert Pruyn, has been reconstructed as a historical site. Some of you have skied or hiked to it, or perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who took advantage of the horse-drawn carriage ride and paddling adventure in the past – how about giving mountain biking a try? From the Gate Lodge parking lot we will bike the gravel former carriage road gently uphill, passing the Farm Complex, for ~3 miles and gaining 500’ before biking downhill for ~2 miles to the Great Camp complex on the shores of Newcomb Lake, losing 250’. Our anticipated arrival time will allow us a few hours to either just chill out, explore the buildings of the camp complex or, for those with spare energy to burn, paddle Newcomb Lake or Lower and Upper Duck Hole using the boats available at the boat house. Lunch will be wherever you choose. At a designated meeting time we will regroup and return via the same route. The preferred type of bike for this adventure is a mountain bike; however, a hybrid bike is acceptable since the carriage road is primarily gravel. We realize that not everyone owns either type. If you would like to attend this outing and are proficient at riding a bike, but do not own either type, Cloudsplitter Outfitters, located 1-1 ½ miles east of the entrance to the Santanoni Preserve, rents mountain bikes for $27 for the day, incl tax. Additionally, for those of you who would like to paddle your own boat instead of using one from the boat house they will rent a boat trailer for your bike for an additional $27 that will accommodate canoes or kayaks – such a deal! There is extra time required to fit the bike to the rider so arrival times will need to be adjusted for those renting equipment. You would ride from the outfitters the short distance to the Gate Lodge parking lot. Please contact them ahead of time if you plan on renting equipment, 518-582-2583. Of course helmets are mandatory and it is suggested that you bring a spare tube or patch kit for your bike and either know how to use it or become close friends with someone who does. CTL at 8.30 for an 8.45 departure or at the Black Bear restaurant in Pottersville at 9.15 or at the Santanoni Gate Lodge parking lot at 10.00
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Santanoni Gate Logge parking lot
Directions to
starting point:
Meeting at CTL (Carol Thomas Lane) in Queensbury at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure

or

meet at the Black Bear Restaurant in Pottersville at 9:15

or

meet at Camp Santanoni Gate Lodge parking area at 10:00

 

Ride:Camp Santanoni Mtn Bike
Distance:10 miles
Leader:Shelly Nevard,  461-8656shellynevard@gmail.com
Description: 
August 23   #1724  Camp Santanoni Mountain Bike   Shelly Nevard   518-461-8656    WX Great Camp Santanoni lies at the east end of Newcomb Lake in the Town of Newcomb off NY 28N. The Great Camp, one of the largest of its kind built more than a century ago by Robert Pruyn, has been reconstructed as a historical site. Some of you have skied or hiked to it, or perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who took advantage of the horse-drawn carriage ride and paddling adventure in the past – how about giving mountain biking a try? From the Gate Lodge parking lot we will bike the gravel former carriage road gently uphill, passing the Farm Complex, for ~3 miles and gaining 500’ before biking downhill for ~2 miles to the Great Camp complex on the shores of Newcomb Lake, losing 250’. Our anticipated arrival time will allow us a few hours to either just chill out, explore the buildings of the camp complex or, for those with spare energy to burn, paddle Newcomb Lake or Lower and Upper Duck Hole using the boats available at the boat house. Lunch will be wherever you choose. At a designated meeting time we will regroup and return via the same route. The preferred type of bike for this adventure is a mountain bike; however, a hybrid bike is acceptable since the carriage road is primarily gravel. We realize that not everyone owns either type. If you would like to attend this outing and are proficient at riding a bike, but do not own either type, Cloudsplitter Outfitters, located 1-1 ½ miles east of the entrance to the Santanoni Preserve, rents mountain bikes for $27 for the day, incl tax. Additionally, for those of you who would like to paddle your own boat instead of using one from the boat house they will rent a boat trailer for your bike for an additional $27 that will accommodate canoes or kayaks – such a deal! There is extra time required to fit the bike to the rider so arrival times will need to be adjusted for those renting equipment. You would ride from the outfitters the short distance to the Gate Lodge parking lot. Please contact them ahead of time if you plan on renting equipment, 518-582-2583. Of course helmets are mandatory and it is suggested that you bring a spare tube or patch kit for your bike and either know how to use it or become close friends with someone who does. CTL at 8.30 for an 8.45 departure or at the Black Bear restaurant in Pottersville at 9.15 or at the Santanoni Gate Lodge parking lot at 10.00
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Santanoni Gate Logge parking lot
Directions to starting point:
Meeting at CTL (Carol Thomas Lane) in Queensbury at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure

or

meet at the Black Bear Restaurant in Pottersville at 9:15

or

meet at Camp Santanoni Gate Lodge parking area at 10:00

The following are currently planning on participating:
Jeffrey Kelley
Ken Gericke
Glen Wiltsie
Shelly Nevard


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

Next Bonus Ride
Thursday, Oct 18

Next Bonus Ride - Thursday, Oct 18

Ride:NY/Sandgate Vermont loop
Distance:18 miles
Leader:Ken Gericke, 683-8420kgericke297@gmail.com
Description: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. 
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Rt 313 canoe access near the NY/Vt border.
Directions to
starting point:
We will meet at McDonalds in Greenwich, NY at 9:15 AM and caravan about 8 miles to the start on Route 313.
 

Ride:NY/Sandgate Vermont loop
Distance:18 miles
Leader:Ken Gericke,  683-8420kgericke297@gmail.com
Description: 
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. 
Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Rt 313 canoe access near the NY/Vt border.
Directions to starting point:
We will meet at McDonalds in Greenwich, NY at 9:15 AM and caravan about 8 miles to the start on Route 313.

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

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All Scheduled Rides

Thursday, Aug 23 - Camp Santanoni Mtn Bike
Leader: Shelly Nevard, 461-8656shellynevard@gmail.com
August 23   #1724  Camp Santanoni Mountain Bike   Shelly Nevard   518-461-8656    WX Great Camp Santanoni lies at the east end of Newcomb Lake in the Town of Newcomb off NY 28N. The Great Camp, one of the largest of its kind built more than a century ago by Robert Pruyn, has been reconstructed as a historical site. Some of you have skied or hiked to it, or perhaps you were one of the lucky ones who took advantage of the horse-drawn carriage ride and paddling adventure in the past – how about giving mountain biking a try? From the Gate Lodge parking lot we will bike the gravel former carriage road gently uphill, passing the Farm Complex, for ~3 miles and gaining 500’ before biking downhill for ~2 miles to the Great Camp complex on the shores of Newcomb Lake, losing 250’. Our anticipated arrival time will allow us a few hours to either just chill out, explore the buildings of the camp complex or, for those with spare energy to burn, paddle Newcomb Lake or Lower and Upper Duck Hole using the boats available at the boat house. Lunch will be wherever you choose. At a designated meeting time we will regroup and return via the same route. The preferred type of bike for this adventure is a mountain bike; however, a hybrid bike is acceptable since the carriage road is primarily gravel. We realize that not everyone owns either type. If you would like to attend this outing and are proficient at riding a bike, but do not own either type, Cloudsplitter Outfitters, located 1-1 ½ miles east of the entrance to the Santanoni Preserve, rents mountain bikes for $27 for the day, incl tax. Additionally, for those of you who would like to paddle your own boat instead of using one from the boat house they will rent a boat trailer for your bike for an additional $27 that will accommodate canoes or kayaks – such a deal! There is extra time required to fit the bike to the rider so arrival times will need to be adjusted for those renting equipment. You would ride from the outfitters the short distance to the Gate Lodge parking lot. Please contact them ahead of time if you plan on renting equipment, 518-582-2583. Of course helmets are mandatory and it is suggested that you bring a spare tube or patch kit for your bike and either know how to use it or become close friends with someone who does. CTL at 8.30 for an 8.45 departure or at the Black Bear restaurant in Pottersville at 9.15 or at the Santanoni Gate Lodge parking lot at 10.00

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Santanoni Gate Logge parking lot. Directions to start: Meeting at CTL (Carol Thomas Lane) in Queensbury at 8:30 for an 8:45 departure

or

meet at the Black Bear Restaurant in Pottersville at 9:15

or

meet at Camp Santanoni Gate Lodge parking area at 10:00

Thursday, Oct 18 - NY/Sandgate Vermont loop
Leader: Ken Gericke, 683-8420kgericke297@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.

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Send any ideas or comments to Dave King.


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