Endorsed by Curators:
This is one of my favorite day rides in this area. It is an all day ride, lots of miles, adequate stops, lunch along the way and some of the best roads for an all day ride on a motorcycle in my opinion.
It is basically 340 miles, 7 hours 30 minute ride time plus stops.
If you have not ridden this far before in a day, please do not sign up for this ride.
This is a rain or shine ride, please wear the appropriate gear.
We will leave Scotia at 8:00 AM, ride 65 miles out route 147, Fish House, around the East Shore of Sacandaga, over the Batchellerville Bridge, thru Northville then up Route 30 to our first stop at Mountain Market for our first gas, rest stop arriving 1 hour 25 minutes later at 9:25 AM.
After a 15 to 20 minute stop, we'll continue North on 30 taking a left in Indian Lake, a right at Blue Mountain Lake, a Left at Long Lake, ride on thru Tupper Lake to our second stop at Lake Flower (Saranac Village) 88 miles, 1 hour 40 minutes later arriving for Lunch at the Lakeview Deli at 11:30 AM.
We'll take about an hour or so for lunch, with KSU at 12:45 PM.
We'll continue North on Route 3 thru Bloomingdale NY then along a really nice stretch of up and down turns along a nice stretch of River Road, then up the side of Whiteface (alongside, not to the top), hang a right at Wilmington to ride route 86 along the Ausable River, river road to the ski jump complex (no stop), route 73 thru the Cascades, Keene Valley, a right on 9 to our second gas stop at the Schroon Lake Sunoco arriving 78 miles, 1 hr and 57 minutes later at 2:45 PM
A quick 15 minute gas stop (164 miles from the Mountain Market Gas, 229 miles form the morning KSU) departing at 3:00 PM.
We'll head East on 74 then south on 9N to Hague Beach, arriving 26 miles, 34 minutes later for a quick photo op (3:35 PM), then continue over Graphite Mountain thru Brant Lake, along the Schroon River thru Warrensburg, to our final stop at Lake George 37 miles, 1 hour later arriving at 4:45 PM. After a short stop of time determined by the group we'll continue homeward on I-87 arriving in the Latham area about an hour later (6:00 PM.)
I've updated the Map, find a link at ROUTE above.
As indicated on the map, we will meet in Scotia, then ride north over Sacandaga, by Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Saranac Lake, Saranac River, Ausable River, past the Cascades, Paradox Lake to Ticondergoa, Lake George to Hague, up and over Graphite Mountain to Brant Lake, along the Schroon River to Lake Geroge then home. Although the map does not show it, we'll take I-87 from Lake George home.
More details to follow including distance between stops (Scotia, Mountain Market Gas Speculator, Saranac Lake Lunch and Gas, Schroon Lake Gas, Lake George rest and gas)
Only sign up if you know you are attending.
Here is a vidoe of a portion of this ridec -It is on route 86 along teh West branch of the Ausable between Wilmington and Lake Placid.
Arrive 7:30 AM, kick stands up at 8:00 AM
I will be at the correct starting palce this time. More than likely.