Posted by Miles Arbour
Photos by Eric Teed
A huge congratulations goes out to Zach Verhey of Wallkill, NY, who was the first rider to complete this year’s Adirondack Trail Ride, besting Shane Kramer’s pervious record by just 10 minutes with a finish time of 3 days, 12 hours, and 43 minutes (3:12:43). After a chilly start last Friday, Michael Intrabartola and 2016 record holder Rob Cook were quick to take the lead, riding neck and neck for the first 27 hours of the event. After some pedal problems, Michael scratched in Star Lake, where Rob continued on and Zach followed in close pursuit.
Sarah Cooper wasn’t far behind, holding a solid fourth place before scratching shortly after Star Lake. Eventually, Rob would scratch just west of Essex, while Zach continued on with very minimal rest, finishing just before 9:00 p.m. yesterday. As of today, four riders have scratched from the event and seven still out riding. Good luck to those still pedaling!
If you missed it, we photographed and published a Rigs of the 2019 Adirondack Trail Ride article, which you can check out here. Head over to our event listing to follow the event live. And stay tuned for an in depth event recap, and more great photos…