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Ride Overview

Adirondacks Fall Foliage 2019

  • Arrival
  • 10/7/2019
  • Departure
  • 10/18/2019
  • Ride Director
  • Tom Leever
  • Ride Co-Director
  • Julie Leever
  • Starting Location
  • S. Burlington, VT
  • Finishing Location
  • S. Burlington, VT
  • Estimated Cost †
  • $1450
  • Deposit
  • $500
  • Number of Riders
  • 24 (min. 16 /max. 24)
  • Space Available
  • 0
  • No. of Pending Riders
  • 0

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† Explanation of BAC Ride Fee – This fee is not included in the Estimated Cost and is non-refundable once submitted. The Ride Fee for US and Canada is $50 and $100 for all other countries, both are per participant.

and you can request to participate in this ride.

Ride Description

OVERVIEW: Take the scenic route around NY’s Adirondack Park. The tour has a mix of hotels and some lodging in cabins. This tour is offered during the “peak” leaf season. Under a canopy of color, cycle mostly quiet country roads along lakes and beaver ponds with stops at quaint country stores. Our 2-day stay at Schroon Lake offers an exceptional loop ride or an optional hike or kayak adventure.  Be prepared to climb some mountain roads for famous foliage views.  Explore nature at Ausable Chasm and see the Revolutionary War era Fort Ticonderoga. In Lake Placid all rooms overlook beautiful Mirror Lake, with Whiteface Mountain as a back-drop and the foliage is at its prime. The rest day in Lake Placid offers Octoberfest, gondola rides up Whiteface Mountain, a 2 hour boat tour, optional loop ride, many restaurant choices, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Social hour features local micro brews, award-winning cheddar cheeses and VT apple products.

LOGISTICS: Adirondacks Fall Foliage 2019 -- Arrive S. Burlington, VT on Monday, Oct 7, 2019. Last ride day is Thursday, Oct 17 and departure day is Friday, Oct 18, 2019 (early departure Thursday afternoon is possible) at S. Burlington, VT. Arrival/Departure Hotel: The Best Western Windjammer Hotel, S. Burlington, VT offers free hotel shuttle to Burlington International Airport (BTV). No charge for car park and bike box storage at hotel. Tandems and e-bikes will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Talk with the leaders about this.

GETTING THERE: Flying: Burlington International Airport (BTV). Driving: From Interstate 89 (I-89) take exit 14E (east) onto RT 2 / Williston Road – turn left at the third stop light into the hotel parking area. There is a hotel shuttle and no charge to park at the hotel.

RIDE RATING: The trip is rated a 3B, averaging 43 miles per day and a daily average of 2,664 feet of climbing for the short options on the required riding days. The most difficult day is 48 miles and 3,350 feet of climbing.

COSTS: Your $500 deposit and final payment, due April 15, 2019, of $ 950 will cover the costs of all lodging, 4 dinners, 5 breakfasts, happy hours, and all administrative costs including maps, cue sheets, GPS files, luggage van and driver. After the tour we will provide a report of all expenses and return any money that remains after expenses have been paid.

SINGLES: We encourage single riders to sign up who are willing to share a room. We will assist with the singles search for a suitable room mate. Singles who are accepted but waiting to find a room mate will have a limited time-frame to do so if there are more BAC members registered on the wait list. Solo supplement is $766. We have not reserved solo rooms and will only offer a solo option if the tour does not fill within a few months. Should any solos be accepted, the Ride Leader will advise when the solo supplement payment is due. Any solo supplement payments will need to be mailed to BAC, PO Box 23998, San Diego, CA 92193, and checks should be made out to “BAC” with a notation of the tour name included on the check.

HOTELS & OVERNIGHTS: This tour has a combination of 3 star hotels, 2 bedroom cabins (shared bathrooms) and one air B&B house (some shared bathrooms) combined with an Inn across the street. S. Burlington, VT; Middlebury, VT; Schroon Lake, NY (2); Long Lake, NY (2); Saranac Lake, NY; Lake Placid, NY (2); Westport, NY; and back to S. Burlington, VT.

WEATHER: The daily temperatures can vary from lows in the 50s to highs in the low 70s. If there is rain it will feel very cold. Plan to have protective rain gear including jacket, long pants, fingered gloves, helmet and shoe covers. Evenings are usually cool. A warm jacket is recommended.

RIDE PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY: Please remember that BAC Ride Leaders are volunteers, and that successful tours depend on participants providing much of their own support, including changing their own flat tires. Participants are expected to come to the ride well trained, in good health and ready to accomplish the required daily riding using well-maintained bicycles. All participants should accept responsibility for a safe and enjoyable tour. We encourage you to read the ride description carefully and respond to requests from Ride Leader. While on the ride, support your Ride Leader with offers to help with various tasks such as happy hour preparation and cleanup. Please do not interfere with the ride by inviting non-participants onto any portion of the ride or tour, without checking first with the ride leader. Please keep the Ride Leader informed of any special request you may have and respect the Ride Leader’s decisions.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The BAC Ride Registration Fee and payment processing fees are not refundable unless the entire tour is cancelled. Refunds of tour payments will depend upon whether a replacement rider signs up, and on costs that can be recouped. The amount refunded will be based on the principle that the tour’s remaining participants will not incur any additional cost as a result of cancellations. If the cancelling participant is replaced, a refund will be made at that time. If the cancelling participant can't be replaced, any refund will be determined after the ride and final expense report are completed. If a single participant cancels and another roommate cannot be found, in addition to other costs that cannot be recouped the cancelling roommate may also be liable for the solo supplement fee of the roommate remaining on the tour. BAC encourages members to purchase trip cancellation insurance. 

REGISTER: To register for this ride, use the sign-up links just above the Ride Description. Following your acceptance, you will receive an email message requesting you to sign the Release of Liability form and make credit card payments to BAC for the BAC fee and your initial deposit of $500. When your deposit is received, your name(s) will be added to the Participant List. BAC members with questions may contact the Ride Director by "clicking" the name at the top of this Ride Description.

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