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Adirondack Ultra Cycling is a private organization that was founded by ultracyclist John Ceceri in 2007. Our goal is to challenge riders and promote ultra cycling and RANDONNEURING in the Adirondack and Saratoga regions of upstate New York.

In June of 2019, Adirondack Ultra Cycling added a retail location at 160 Broad Street in Schuylerville. This full service bike shop carries Bianchi bicycles and offers a complete slate of services, including maintenance, fittings and wheel building, all with an eye toward the ultra cyclist, commuter, bikepacer, tourist and adventure cyclist. The shop stocks parts, accessories, clothing, lights, training aids and nutritional products from Campagnolo, Shimano, SRAM, Zipp, Continental, Michelin, Bryton, Cateye, Sigma, White Lightning, Finish Line, Floyd's of Leadville, Honey Stinger, Clif and more.

If you have any questions about Adirondack Ultra Cycling, feel free to contact us, or stop by the shop. Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you on the road.

Mr. Ceceri brings more than 30 years of experience as an ultracyclist to all of the events that we produce. Since 1982, he has personally completed countless centuries, double centuries, brevets, 24 hour races and other long distance rides, including the very first John Marino Open, held in Hemet, CA in 1983. He has organized rides and races almost since the day he started riding seriously, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

He has also been very active with several cycling clubs as a ride leader and club officer, including the Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club, the New York Cycle Club, American Youth Hostels, the Five Borough Bicycle Club, BIKE NY, International Randonneurs and RUSA.

Also included on his cycling resume are many years as a professional mechanic and two stints as a bike shop owner. One stint in the early-mid 1990s, and a current stint in Schuylerville.

Adirondack Ultra Cycling is mainly a volunteer driven organization and chief among our volunteers is Kathy Ceceri, wife of John. Kathy is a veteran crew member of many rides and races and is also a cyclist in her own right, having ridden numerous centuries and completing a 1500 mile self-supported tour of the Pacific Coast.

Kathy is the director of CRAFTS FOR LEARNING, the author of several activity books for kids and adults, and teaches summer programs at libraries, museums, schools and maker spaces throughout the northeast.


  • All of our events are held rain or shine, unless otherwise noted, and all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If an event is canceled or rescheduled for any reason, pre-registered riders will receive credit toward one of our other events.
  • All of our events start promptly. Please arrive at least a half hour early to register, check in, get ready and receive last minute instructions. The clock starts on time for sanctioned events, whether or not you start riding. Finish times for all of our events are recorded when a rider checks in with the official time keeper.
  • Same day registration is available for most of our events. Please refer to each event's page for details. We accept cash, check and credit/debit cards for all on-site purchases.
  • Drafting is allowed in all of our events.
  • Pets are not allowed at any of our events, including those brought by riders, crews, friends, family, etc. Anyone arriving with a pet will be asked to leave and the associated rider may be disqualified or given a time penalty.
  • Motorized bicycles of any kind, including all types of e-bikes, are prohibited from our events. Riders arriving with a motorized bicycle will not be permitted to participate in the event and no refund will be issued.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times.
  • Lights and reflective gear are required to be used from dusk to dawn, but are highly recommended for daytime use as well. Appropriate lighting requirements: 600 lumen minimum steady white light for the front, attached to the bicycle; two 50 lumen minimum red lights for the rear (one set to flashing, one set to steady), both attached to the bicycle; reflective sash, vest or jacket; and reflective ankle bands or footwear. Additional lighting and reflective gear is also highly recommended. Please note that helmet mounted lights are not acceptable as your primary light, but may be used in addition to your primary bicycle mounted lights. If you have any questions about our lighting requirements, please CONTACT US before you register for any of our night rides.
  • Traffic laws, signals, signs and devices must be obeyed at all times.
  • All turns, stops, slow downs, etc., must be signaled and/or called out to other riders and other traffic.
  • Ride defensively, always be aware of your surroundings and always watch for traffic.
  • Riders must get completely off the road when stopped.
  • Ride no more then 2 abreast and only when traffic permits. Single up when traffic approaches from the rear.
  • Keep as far to the right as safety permits, and if there is a good shoulder, please use it.
  • Most of our routes are unmarked. Be prepared to navigate on your own and follow a cue sheet and/or GPS device.
  • Most of our events are unsupported on the road, but snacks and pocket food will be provided at the start and finish. Be prepared to be self sufficient and/or use convenience stores to resupply.
  • Sanctioned events will have other rules and regulations specific to their governing organization.
  • Drug testing using WADA guidelines may be performed on any entrant up to 30 days before or after an event. In addition, any rider under suspension by any sports governing body is prohibited from entering our events.

PRIVACY STATEMENT: We do not share your personal information with any other person, club, race, business, organization, etc., without your consent, except as required to submit official results to sanctioning organizations.

If you have any questions, feel free to CONTACT US.







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