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The Adirondack Park Loop ride
« on: April 18, 2011, 06:38:49 pm »
New memeber here and I'm looking for any information regarding the Adirondack Park Loop ride. My son and I have never had multiple day rides and coming from flat Florida wondered what to expect? Any information would be helpful.....thanks!!!


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Re: The Adirondack Park Loop ride
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 07:26:29 pm »
In two words, cool and hilly. Most bike shops in Florida have probably never encountered the need for low enough gears, but there will be some that serve touring cyclists.

A great place to start for gear, food, equipment, training, and all the rest is the How To department at For specifics about the ADK loop, buy the Adventure Cycling map, which has profiles, lists of services, stories about the area, and much more than just a map.

Do write back as specific questions arise from your studies.


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Re: The Adirondack Park Loop ride
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 10:22:45 pm »
What month are you planning to do the "ADK loop"? May and early June is "black fly" season. Mid-June to late Sept. should be the best weeks. If camping check NYS Parks for their season and availability. It is a beautiful place to visit.
Jim (Finger Lakes area)

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Re: The Adirondack Park Loop ride
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 07:01:09 pm »
Actually, for Adirondack (and Catskill) Park camping, you should check out the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, which is different from NYS OPRHS, the state park agency. EnCon manages all of the state campgrounds in the Adirondack Park. The camping URL is When I lived in New York, my two favorites were Forked Lake near Long Lake hamlet, and Sharp Bridge near North Hudson. Durant Lake, near Blue Mountain Lake hamlet is also nice. I stayed there last time I was back in New York in 2005.

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Re: The Adirondack Park Loop ride
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 04:11:30 pm »
I haven't done the whole loop, but I have done parts of it.

Granny gears are good!