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Adirondack Sports & Fitness is an outdoor recreation and fitness magazine covering the Adirondack Park and greater Capital-Saratoga region of New York State. We are the authoritative source for information regarding individual, aerobic, life-long sports and fitness in the area. The magazine is published 12-times per year at the beginning of each month.

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Faces, Races & Places

Adirondack Sports reader Neil Sergott (nserg71@gmail.com) submitted some his favorite race photos from the past couple of years. Enjoy! Maybe your face is in one!


Fall in the Adirondacks 

All Photos Copyright by Dave Kraus/Krausgrafik.com

An excuse is never needed to escape to our beloved Adirondacks to hike, ride, run, paddle and enjoy, but there's nothing like peak leaf peeping season to make us go "ahh." Enjoy these photos by our contributing writer and photographer Dave Kraus (KrausGrafik.com). See GALLERY.

Get out there and take in the colors! New York State provides a great up-to-date map of the prime fall foliage locations at www.iloveny.com


2016 Ididaride

All Photos Copyright by Dave Kraus/Krausgrafik.com

This LATE SUMMER SEASON RIDE...

kicked off on Sunday, July 31 with the Adirondack Mountain Club’s 11th annual Ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour a 75-mile loop ride that starts at the historic North Creek Ski Bowl town park. It winds through the hills and valleys of the central Adirondacks, passing through Wells, Speculator, and Indian Lake before circling back to North Creek. The paved route offers great scenery, with wide paved shoulders most of the way.

As you ride, you see spectacular forests, lakes, and rivers and enjoy four well-stocked rest stops, mechanical support, and a SAG wagon. There’s also a 20-mile route that starts with a bus shuttle to Indian Lake, then a return through the hills and along the Hudson River. Finishers on both routes enjoy a party at the finish line with lunch, drinks, and live music to celebrate their achievement. 


TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL

All Photos Copyright by Dave Kraus/Krausgrafik.com

The first running of the Tour of the Battenkill in 2005 was called Battenkill Roubaix in honor of the Paris Roubaix race in France that takes in both paved, unpaved, and cobbled sections of historic European roads. The New York version of this ultimately challenging European classic may not have cobblestones, but it does have hard pack dirt roads and sharp climbs that will test the mettle of even the fittest riders.

In the past ten years it is that personal challenge that has made Battenkill the largest single day racing event in the United States, with almost 3,000 riders taking part annually. In past years it was held in early April, when the early spring weather added to the challenge. The course could be either a mud bath or a dust bowl.

For 2016 the race offers some updates and new features designed to widen the event’s appeal even further. The date has been moved to Saturday, May 21, more than five weeks later than its previous early April date, in order to provide more reliable good weather. This year Battenkill will also be a one-day event, with fewer racing fields and no affiliation with USA Cycling, so riders no longer have to buy a racing license to take part.

The Gran Fondo portion, now in its third year, is also being expanded on the same course as the race, with 68 total miles, seven dirt road sections, and 4000 feet of climbing. The fondo format lets all riders, from racers to casual, ride at their own pace. The event home site at the Washington County fairgrounds in Greenwich offers ample parking, on-site camping, showers, and easier access from major highways. Complete event and registration information is available at www.tourofthebattenkill.com.

It has been an honor and a lot of fun to photograph this race year after year and see how it has grown and brought attention to a scenic and uncrowded part of upstate New York.


Dave Kraus (dbkraus@earthlink.net) of Schenectady is a longtime Capital Region cyclist, photographer and journalist. Visit his website at krausgrafik.com.


Autumn in the Adirondacks

All Photos Copyright by Dave Kraus/Krausgrafik.com


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