“The history of the Adirondack Mountains, its towns and villages, stories of adventures past… all unfold like the day’s challenges; relentless, biting, beautiful. “
UPDATE (Race Recap): The 2017 edition of The Adirondack Trail Ride (TATR) went off on Friday, September 8th, at 8am. The third annual Grand Depart saw 13 riders at the start and one ITT 2 days later due to bike issues. The weather was good at the start despite heavy rains the week before. Coupled with a wetter than average summer in the Northeast, this made for some challenging trail conditions and higher than normal flows for the river crossings. Despite the bit of rain and cold during the first night and into the second day of the race, the skies cleared and riders were treated to warm, sunny days and crisp, cool nights to pedal through. Fall was in the air though with color in the trees and leaves on the ground. Riders pushed the limits and records were broken this year! The stats prove TATR is a tough event; 34 GD starts historically and 17 finishers. Continuing this theme, there were 7 finishers this year, many of them returning riders who shaved days off their time. All in all it was a great edition and a wonderful group of riders… now that most are recovered we can all look forward to next year!
– Mikey Intrabartola, TATR Organizer
The Adirondack Trail Ride is a self-supported is a 550+ mile, self-supported bikepacking adventure through the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The route travels from the southern foothills to the rugged interior, and on to the vast north and the picturesque Champlain Valley. It is a loop through a beautiful and diverse eastern wilderness on trail, pavement, and dirt road. It entails approximately 47,900 ft of climbing.
The Adirondacks are uniquely challenging. The climbs are short but usually steep, and the trails are rugged and technical, laced with roots. The single and doubletrack trails can often be wet and overgrown.
This year, the grand depart is limited to 19 riders, as to lessen the environmental impact, but riders are welcome to ITT anytime. There are no standard maps or cue sheets for the route, and it is not marked in any way. Each rider will be sent a GPS file for the route.