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540 ENTRY FORM | 540 BIKE REG | FONDO ENTRY FORM | FONDO BIKE REG


REGISTRATION, INSPECTIONS & PRE-RACE MEETINGS: All riders must register, have their bikes and follow vehicles inspected, pick up their race packet and attend a pre-race meeting. Riders entered in a race that begins on Friday must attend session # 1 on Thursday evening. Riders entered in a race that begins on Saturday may attend either session.

Please note that times may be subject to change, and that same day registration is not available for races that begin on Friday, but riders may register on Thursday evening.

Session #1 also includes a pasta dinner, which is free to all riders. Other guests may attend for a $10 cover charge.

~ Please note that riders who fail to attend a pre-race
meeting may be subject to a 3 hour penalty ~

Session #1: Thursday, Sept. 14th, 2017
Registration: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Meeting: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Bike/Vehicle Inspection: Immediately Following Meeting
Session Notes: This is the last chance to register for an event that starts on Friday!

Session #2: Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2017
Registration & Inspections: 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Meeting: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

The ADIRONDACK 540 will be held rain or shine and entry fees are non refundable and non transferable.

  


RACE DATE TIME LAPS MILES LIGHTS LIMIT

Adirondack 540 Sept. 15, 2017 8:00 AM 4 544 YES 52H
Golden Gallop Sept. 15, 2017 8:00 AM 3 408 YES 52H
Silver Sojourn i Sept. 15, 2017 8:00 AM 2 272 YES 52H
Silver Sojourn ii Sept. 16, 2017 8:00 AM 2 272 YES 28H
Bronze Blast i Sept. 15, 2017 8:00 AM 1 136 NO * 52H
Bronze Blast ii Sept. 16, 2017 8:00 AM 1 136 NO * 28H
les Truffes VOYAGÉ Sept. 15, 2017 8:00 AM 1 75/61 NO * 52H
~ All races end at NOON on Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2017 ~
* Lights are not required to start these events, but anyone caught riding after dusk without approved lights and reflective gear will be immediately disqualified. To view our rider checklist, which includes our minimum lighting requirements, click here.

To help you prepare, we've posted answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:

  • Race headquarters will be at the ALPINE COUNTRY INN & SUITES, located at 5647 Route 86 in WILMINGTON, NY (518.946.2263/877.946.2263). All races start and finish there, and all other activities will take place there, or in the immediate vicinity.

  • This event takes place entirely in the Adirondack Park, which is a publicly protected area that includes the Adirondack Forest Preserve, which is a State designated forever wild area. As such, there will be several long stretches where services are limited or nonexistent.
  • Support crews are highly recommended, but not mandatory.  If a crew is used, they may provide aid on the course via pedestrian handoffs during the day and direct follow at night. Race officials will patrol the course, but we can't be everywhere, and riders are expected to be as self-sufficient as possible, whether they use a crew or not.
  • All events are held on a 136 mile loop, with our main event, the ADIRONDACK 540 consisting of 4 laps. We also have races covering one, two and three laps.
  • The ADIRONDACK 540 will be held rain or shine and entry fees are non refundable and non transferable.
  • As per NYS law, lights must be used between dusk and dawn (~7:00 PM - 7:00 AM). We require a steady white front light, attached to your bike, visible from 500' (150 lumens or more), a steady red rear light, attached to your bike, visible from 300' and a flashing red rear light visible from 300'. Please note that two rear lights are required and that single LED micro lights are not allowed as one of the two lights. In addition, we require the use of a reflective vest or sash and reflective ankle bands.
  • This is a very dark course, with very little street lighting outside of towns and villages, so please choose your lights carefully. The above lighting requirements are the minimal we will accept, but are nowhere near optimal and we recommend additional lighting. For optimal lighting, we recommend using a front light of at least 600 lumens, with a secondary front light set to flashing and/or to use as a backup, and/or a helmet mounted light. For the rear, we recommend using more then the two required lights, with at least one having a high output of 1 or 2 watt LEDs, each set to contrasting flashing/strobe modes, to maximize your visibility.
  • We will have minimal and optimal light sets available for purchase at the race, but can not guarantee our stock, unless you pre-order a set. For more information, CONTACT US, or visit our ONLINE STORE to make a pre-order.
  • Drafting between race entrants is allowed in all events comprising the Adirondack 540.
  • Teams are welcome!

    •  Teams may consist of 2-8 riders.
    •  Rider exchanges may take place anywhere on the course, traffic permitting.
    •  Any number of team members may ride at the same time and drafting is allowed between teammates and any other registered rider.
    •  If more than one team member is on the road at the end of the race, the time of the first rider will mark the team's final time.

  • The terrain is very hilly, with about 8,375' of elevation gain per lap, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Each lap has a lot of short rolling hills, several long climbs in the 2-6 mile range and hardly any flat sections. Don't underestimate the difficulty of this course and don't forget that you will have climb and descend each hill up to four times.
  • Weather will be a major factor and September in the Adirondacks is typically cool and wet. The big question is: how cool and how wet? The daytime high is usually in the mid to upper 70's and the nighttime low is usually in the upper 30's. But, we've had years when its been as warm as 85 and as cold as 25. So, to be on the safe side, be prepared for anything and everything.

    For the current weather conditions in Wilmington, click here.
    For the current weather conditions in Lake Placid, click here.
    For the current weather conditions in Ticonderoga, click here.
    For the current weather conditions in Elizabethtown, click here.

  • There will be two fully stocked and manned checkpoints on the loop: the Alpine Country Inn & Suites in Wilmington and the Super 8 Motel in Ticonderoga. We'll have an assortment of energy food, snacks and drinks at each one. Please note that our food and supplies are meant solely for the use of riders and are offered mostly to supplement your own nutritional source.
  • Riders may leave supplies at either checkpoint for the duration of the race, and we can bring a drop bag to the second checkpoint, but we do not have the capability to shuttle personal items back and forth during the race.  In addition, it is strongly recommended to reserve a room at either checkpoint (or both) to guarantee a place to rest, shower, change and/or sleep, as we do not provide rest room or shower facilities at the main checkpoint and the second checkpoint may get crowded, depending on how many riders are there at any given time.
  • Wilmington has several restaurants, a general store, a small food market and a 24-hour gas station.
  • Lake Placid is located 12 miles south of Wilmington and is a major hub. It boasts an annual IRONMAN and hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980, and still utilizes those facilities as an Olympic Training Center. It has a couple of pro-level bike shops, a 24-hour supermarket, a hospital, an auto parts store, a drug store, several convenience stores and gas stations, as well as a lively downtown that features a locally owned movie theater and many restaurants and local shops.
  • Ticonderoga has a 24-hour gas station and supermarket/department store, a hospital, an auto parts store, a drug store and several restaurants and convenience stores.
  • There is also a convenience store/gas station in Keene, as well as other cafes and shops, that riders will pass twice every lap. This is an excellent place to restock, especially on the way down to Ticonderoga. Between Keene and Ticonderoga, there is virtually nothing, except a small convenience store in North Hudson and one in Severance, both with very limited hours, if they are even open during the race weekend.
  • Most stores & gas stations will be closed between 11PM & 5AM. Make sure you have enough fuel and supplies for the entire night by 11PM.
  • The Adirondack Park is a protected area and cell phone reception will be spotty on most of the course, depending on your carrier. Lake Placid, TiconderogaWestport and Wilmington have the best coverage, so keep that in mind, if you need to communicate with your crew or race officials.

Thanks again for your interest, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

  

  

  

  

  

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