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

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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, May 21

Next Regular Ride - Tuesday, May 21

Ride:Ft Edward - Gansevoort Loop
Distance:28.8 miles
Leader:Ken Gericke, 223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
Description:A nice, mostly flat ride through farms and fields, with a nice stretch along the Hudson River.  Total distance is 28.8 miles. Head left (west) out of the Rogers Island Visitor Center onto Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Ride west for approx. 0.5 miles, turn left onto West River Road.  Follow West River Road for 10 miles to Bacon Hill and the intersection with Rt 32.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride about 100 yards and take a Left onto King Road.  Ride on King Road for 4 miles, turn Right onto Ruggles Road.  Follow Ruggles Road north for 1 mile to Taylor Road. Turn Left on Taylor Road.  Taylor Road will cross Rt 50, where it becomes Ballard Road.  Ride 1 mile, then turn Right onto Dimmick Road.  In 0.3 miles turn Right again onto Pettis Road.  Follow Pettis Road 4.5 miles until you come to the Stewart's on Rt 32 in Gansevoort.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to the Gansevoort Fire Department Station on Rt 32.  This is our lunch stop. After lunch turn Right out of the Fire Station on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to Thomas Road.  Turn Right on Thomas Road, which quickly becomes Selfridge Road, and ride 1.5 miles to Clark Road.  Turn Right on Clark Road and ride 1 mile to Burt Road.  Turn Left on Burt Road, ride 3.3 miles to Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Turn Right on Rt 197, ride 2.3 miles back to the Rogers Island Visitor Center.    This ride features only one hill of note, and that is the hill on River Road leading up to the intersection with Austin Road.  Otherwise it is pretty flat.  There is some heavier traffic on King and Ballard Roads, but they have an adequate shoulder.  A nice rest stop before lunch is the King Brothers Dairy at about 10 miles, where you can restock on water and use the bathrooms, and if you don't mind spoiling your lunch even have an ice cream! Bathrooms may not be available at the Gansevoort Fire Station, but there is a Stewart's nearby if needed.
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Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Rogers Island Visitor Center
Directions to
starting point:
Take Exit 17N onto Rt 9 and proceed North 1.3 miles to light at intersection with Rt 197.  Turn Right on 197, drive 4.5 miles to Rogers Island Visitor Center on Right.
 

Ride:Ft Edward - Gansevoort Loop
Distance:28.8 miles
Leader:Ken Gericke,  223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
Description: 
A nice, mostly flat ride through farms and fields, with a nice stretch along the Hudson River.  Total distance is 28.8 miles. Head left (west) out of the Rogers Island Visitor Center onto Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Ride west for approx. 0.5 miles, turn left onto West River Road.  Follow West River Road for 10 miles to Bacon Hill and the intersection with Rt 32.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride about 100 yards and take a Left onto King Road.  Ride on King Road for 4 miles, turn Right onto Ruggles Road.  Follow Ruggles Road north for 1 mile to Taylor Road. Turn Left on Taylor Road.  Taylor Road will cross Rt 50, where it becomes Ballard Road.  Ride 1 mile, then turn Right onto Dimmick Road.  In 0.3 miles turn Right again onto Pettis Road.  Follow Pettis Road 4.5 miles until you come to the Stewart's on Rt 32 in Gansevoort.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to the Gansevoort Fire Department Station on Rt 32.  This is our lunch stop. After lunch turn Right out of the Fire Station on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to Thomas Road.  Turn Right on Thomas Road, which quickly becomes Selfridge Road, and ride 1.5 miles to Clark Road.  Turn Right on Clark Road and ride 1 mile to Burt Road.  Turn Left on Burt Road, ride 3.3 miles to Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Turn Right on Rt 197, ride 2.3 miles back to the Rogers Island Visitor Center.    This ride features only one hill of note, and that is the hill on River Road leading up to the intersection with Austin Road.  Otherwise it is pretty flat.  There is some heavier traffic on King and Ballard Roads, but they have an adequate shoulder.  A nice rest stop before lunch is the King Brothers Dairy at about 10 miles, where you can restock on water and use the bathrooms, and if you don't mind spoiling your lunch even have an ice cream! Bathrooms may not be available at the Gansevoort Fire Station, but there is a Stewart's nearby if needed.
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Starting time:10:00 AM
Starting point:Rogers Island Visitor Center
Directions to starting point:
Take Exit 17N onto Rt 9 and proceed North 1.3 miles to light at intersection with Rt 197.  Turn Right on 197, drive 4.5 miles to Rogers Island Visitor Center on Right.

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

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All Scheduled Rides

Tuesday, May 21 - Ft Edward - Gansevoort Loop
Leader: Ken Gericke, 223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
A nice, mostly flat ride through farms and fields, with a nice stretch along the Hudson River.  Total distance is 28.8 miles. Head left (west) out of the Rogers Island Visitor Center onto Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Ride west for approx. 0.5 miles, turn left onto West River Road.  Follow West River Road for 10 miles to Bacon Hill and the intersection with Rt 32.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride about 100 yards and take a Left onto King Road.  Ride on King Road for 4 miles, turn Right onto Ruggles Road.  Follow Ruggles Road north for 1 mile to Taylor Road. Turn Left on Taylor Road.  Taylor Road will cross Rt 50, where it becomes Ballard Road.  Ride 1 mile, then turn Right onto Dimmick Road.  In 0.3 miles turn Right again onto Pettis Road.  Follow Pettis Road 4.5 miles until you come to the Stewart's on Rt 32 in Gansevoort.  Turn Right on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to the Gansevoort Fire Department Station on Rt 32.  This is our lunch stop. After lunch turn Right out of the Fire Station on Rt 32, ride approx 0.5 miles to Thomas Road.  Turn Right on Thomas Road, which quickly becomes Selfridge Road, and ride 1.5 miles to Clark Road.  Turn Right on Clark Road and ride 1 mile to Burt Road.  Turn Left on Burt Road, ride 3.3 miles to Rt 197 (Reynolds Rd).  Turn Right on Rt 197, ride 2.3 miles back to the Rogers Island Visitor Center.    This ride features only one hill of note, and that is the hill on River Road leading up to the intersection with Austin Road.  Otherwise it is pretty flat.  There is some heavier traffic on King and Ballard Roads, but they have an adequate shoulder.  A nice rest stop before lunch is the King Brothers Dairy at about 10 miles, where you can restock on water and use the bathrooms, and if you don't mind spoiling your lunch even have an ice cream! Bathrooms may not be available at the Gansevoort Fire Station, but there is a Stewart's nearby if needed.

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Rogers Island Visitor Center. Directions to start: Take Exit 17N onto Rt 9 and proceed North 1.3 miles to light at intersection with Rt 197.  Turn Right on 197, drive 4.5 miles to Rogers Island Visitor Center on Right.

Tuesday, May 28 - Horicon Loop
Leader: Ken Gericke, 223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
This ride is a 24 mile route through much of the Town of Horicon that provides views of Brant Lake, Beaver Pond, Schroon Lake, and Schroon River.  The first half of the ride follows the Schroon River and then the east shore of Schroon Lake. It is extremely flat and also has light traffic. We'll lunch at the park in Adirondack, which has picnic tables and restrooms. The next section passes by Beaver Pond. It is a back-country road with few houses, almost no traffic, and a few moderate hills.The final third also has a few moderate hills and almost constant lake views, with very light traffic. 

Leaving at 10:00 AM from Horicon Community Center. Directions to start: Northway to Exit 25, right onto Rt 8 north, cross the river, continue to the dam and pond, and turn into the Horicon Community Center, just past the firehouse and church. Park behind the building at the west end of the lot.

Tuesday, Jun 4 - Cambridge Valley - Easy as 1,2,3
Leader: Ken Gericke, 223-2599kgericke297@gmail.com
1 River, 2 States, 3 Covered Bridges.   27 miles - Easy to Moderate.   Ken and Kathy are co-leaders for this ride. Other than a few busy miles miles on Rt 22, this is a scenic ride that takes a short jaunt into VT.  There are a couple of miles on a well-packed dirt road.  Some hills. Optional stop:  Sushan Covered Bridge Museum.  Free admission but donations accepted.   Bring lunch.  There is a picnic area about 1/2 way. Note: there are restrooms at the beginning of the ride but no others along this route until we have completed 3/4 of the ride.  There are always

Leaving at 10:00 AM from McDonald's in Greenwich, NY where we will caravan 9 miles to the starting point at Lake Lauderdale State Park, Cambridge, NY. Directions to start: Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich, NY.   

 


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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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