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160 BROAD STREET | SCHUYLERVILLE, NY | 518.583.3708

JUST ONE BLOCK OFF THE EMPIRE STATE TRAIL & CHAMPLAIN CANALWAY TRAIL AND HALFWAY BETWEEN NYC & MONTREAL!

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE, WE WILL CLOSE ONE HOUR BEFORE THE START TIME OF OUR BIKE & BOAT ADVENTURES AND WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST.20-24.2024 TO RIDE THE ERIE CANAL TRAIL!

 

 



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Thank you for your interest in helping out on our events. Without our volunteers, these events would be next to impossible to do.

Your help will be greatly appreciated by everyone associated with each event, including myself, other volunteers and especially the riders. To download our full schedule of events, CLICK HERE.

All volunteers will receive a special t-shirt, food, drinks and a place to stay (if necessary) during each event they help on. Other items and awards may also be presented.

Click on the links below for more information on how you can help. And remember, you don't have to help for the entire event, just a few hours before, during or after would be great.

NOW!
WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT
DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT
MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT
RACE CHECKPOINTS
AFTER EACH EVENT
RIDER SUPPORT CREW

To register as a volunteer, or if you have any questions, contact our director JOHN CECERI. Thanks in advance for your help.

  


We always need help with the following items:

  • Obtaining Sponsorship
  • Scheduling, Planning and Logistics
  • Distributing Brochures
  • Press Relations, Marketing & Publicity
  • Graphic Design & Publishing Materials
  • Website Maintenance

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

   


The week before each event we typically need help in the following areas:

  • Picking up Supplies
  • Assemble Goody Bags
  • Assemble Event Packages
  • Process Pre Event Registrations
  • General Office Work
  • Mark Route (Saratoga 12/24 Only)

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

  

   


The day before each event we typically need help in the following areas:

  • Registration
  • Pre Event Activities (Meetings, Meals, Etc.)
  • Checkpoint Supply Staging
  • Deliver Supplies to Checkpoints and Start Area

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

   


Since we allow day of event registration for most of our events, the morning of each event is usually very hectic. The following areas are where we need the most help, but there are always other things that come up.

  • Registration
  • Start Area Set up
  • Checkpoint Set up
  • Parking Control
  • Rider Control
  • Crowd Control

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

  

  


Due to the unique nature of each event, we've made a list of specific areas we need help with during each one. This is a general list, and there are always a few last minute things we need help with that we don't anticipate.

  • Take Photos or Shoot Video
  • Man a Control Station, Checkpoint or Rest Stop
  • Drive Sag/Support Vehicle

 

  • Take Photos or Shoot Video
  • Help at a checkpoint
  • Mark the Course
  • Patrol Course

 

  • Take Photos or Shoot Video
  • Drive Sag/Support Vehicle
    (Volunteers that help for the entire weekend will receive overnight accomodations in Montreal)

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

  

  

  

During the SARATOGA 12/24 we use checkpoints to keep track of each rider's progress. They are a center of activity, and a well organized checkpoint can give the rider a pleasant race experience. Here are some of the things you can expect to do at a race checkpoint as a volunteer:

  • Log in a rider's time of arrival and departure
  • Keep food and drinks organized and stocked
  • Wake up riders that are taking a sleep break
  • Answer questions about a rider's position and/or progress
  • Communicate with the other checkpoints on a rider's progress
  • And more...

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

  

  


Our job is not over when the event ends. Below is a list of things we can use help with afterward:

  • Break Down & Clean up Checkpoints
  • Clean up Event Headquarters
  • Help with Post Event Activities (Award Ceremonies, Meals, Etc.)
  • Return Borrowed or Rented Items
  • Submit Results and Event Summaries to Sanctioning Organizations
  • Complete Paperwork and Other Office Work

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW
  

  

  


We usually get several requests from out of town riders looking for local people to support them during the SARATOGA 12/24. If you're interested in helping out a racer, CONTACT US, and we'll inform you when we get an inquiry. This is a very exciting way to help out, and puts you right in the middle of the action.

 


NOW! | WEEK BEFORE EACH EVENT | DAY BEFORE EACH EVENT | MORNING OF EACH EVENT
DURING EACH EVENT | RACE CHECKPOINTS | AFTER EACH EVENT | RIDER SUPPORT CREW

 


ADIRONDACK ULTRA CYCLING GENERAL INFORMATION FOR RIDES

  • REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

    • ALL RIDERS MUST PRE-REGISTER VIA BIKEREG.
    The deadline to register will generally be the night before the start of the event, unless otherwise stated. Please refer to each event's ride info summary or visit BIKEREG for exact details.

    • SAME DAY REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE & PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED.
    Same day registration will not be available and each of our events will have a field limit. Once that limit is reached, no further entries will be accepted. Please refer to each event's ride info summary or visit BIKEREG for exact details.

    • MOTORIZED BICYCLES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO E-BIKES AND PEDAL ASSIST BICYCLES ARE PROHIBITED FROM OUR EVENTS.
    Due to insurance requirements, motorized bicycles are not permitted on our rides. This includes all types of e-bikes and pedal assist bikes. Riders that arrive with a motorized bicycle will not be permitted to participate in our events and will be asked to leave immediately and no refund or credit will be issued.

    • PETS ARE PROHIBITED FROM OUR EVENTS.
    Due to insurance requirements, pets are not permitted on our rides or on our ride premises by any associated person attending our events. This includes riders, volunteers, friends, family, spectators, etc. Anyone arriving with a pet will not be permitted to participate in our events and will be asked to leave immediately and no refund or credit will be issued. ADA certified service animals will be permitted in areas where the general public is permitted, according to ADA regulations. If arriving with an ADA certified service animal, please have its ADA identification vest on at all times and its certification papers ready for inspection.

  • LIGHT REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGHT RIDES:

    • Lights and reflective gear must be used from dusk to dawn and are highly recommended for daytime use as well. Riders caught on the road after dark without lights will be immediately disqualified and pulled from the course.

    • One 600 lumen minimum steady white light, attached to the bicycle must be used in the front. Please note that helmet mounted lights are not acceptable to meet our minimum requirements, but may be used as a second supplemental light.

    • Two 50 lumen minimum red lights, both attached to the bicycle (or a bag/rack attached to the bicycle) must be used in the rear. One is to be set to flashing, the other to steady.

    • A reflective sash, vest or jacket on the upper body must be used. If a backpack is used, it must be reflective, have a reflective cover or not obscure the reflective sash, vest or jacket in any way. Reflective ankle bands/legwear/footwear must also be used.

    OTHER LIGHTING NOTES:

      • Additional lighting and reflective gear is highly recommended and flashing lights, both front and rear, are also highly recommended for daytime use.

      • Make sure you have enough battery power to get through the entire ride, which varies between 2-40 hours.

      • Our lighting requirements supersede all other sanctioning organization's requirements.

      • If you have any questions about our lighting requirements, please CONTACT US before you register for any of our night rides, especially if you have any issues with flashing lights, as we do not make exceptions to our requirements and no refund will be given for lighting issues.

• GENERAL RIDE GUIDELINES

  • Due to insurance requirements, motorized bicycles are not permitted on our rides. This includes all types of e-bikes and pedal assist bikes. Riders that arrive with a motorized bicycle will not be permitted to participate in our events and will be asked to leave immediately and no refund or credit will be issued.
  • Due to insurance requirements, pets are not permitted on our rides or on our ride premises by any associated person attending our events. This includes riders, volunteers, friends, family, spectators, etc. Anyone arriving with a pet and/or their associated rider will not be permitted to participate in our events and will be asked to leave immediately and no refund or credit will be issued. ADA certified service animals will be permitted in areas the general public is permitted, according to ADA regulations. If arriving with an ADA certified service animal, please have its ADA identification vest on at all times and its certification papers ready for inspection.
  • All of our events start promptly and most leave from the ADIRONDACK ULTRA CYCLING BIKE SHOP. Refer to each event for its exact starting location and time. Please arrive at least a half hour before the start time to check in, get ready, receive last minute instructions and have your bike inspected. When arriving and departing, please be courteous, especially if it is early in the morning or late at night, as our starting locations are typically in mixed residential/business neighborhoods. Please do not park in another business' lot or block a driveway or the street itself, otherwise your vehicle may be towed. The shop does not have a parking lot, but there is ample street parking in front of the shop and on adjacent streets. For travel directions and parking instructions to the shop, CLICK HERE.
  • Ride times are recorded "door to door," with all rest stops, mechanical stops, delays, etc., included in your official finish time. The official event clock begins at the advertised start time, whether or not you are actually riding, and all finishing times are recorded when a rider checks in with the official time keeper. If a rider dawdles at their car or changes or packs up before checking in, their time will reflect that, just as if you took a break in the middle of the ride.
  • Unless otherwise stated, our rides do not have an "official" time limit, but dusk is our "soft" time limit for rides that do not involve night riding. Most riders should finish well before the sun sets, but if anyone is still riding after dark and they are coherent, riding in a safe manner, properly prepared and meet our lighting requirements, they will be allowed to continue. However, if they are not coherent and/or not riding in a safe manner and/or not properly prepared and/or do not meet our lighting requirements, they will immediately be pulled from the course.
  • Drafting is allowed in all of our events and group riding is encouraged.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times while cycling.
  • All traffic laws, signals, signs, devices, etc., 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.
  • Always ride with traffic, ride defensively and be aware of your surroundings. Watch out for other traffic and never assume another vehicle will stop or yield, even if you have the right of way.
  • Riders must get completely off the road when stopped.
  • Ride no more then 2 abreast and only when traffic permits, and you must single up when traffic approaches from the rear.
  • Keep as far to the right as safety permits and if there is a rideable shoulder or bike lane you must use it.
  • Most of our routes are unmarked. Be prepared to navigate on your own and follow a cue sheet and/or GPS device. If relying on an electronic device for navigation, please make sure you have enough battery power for the entire ride, and be aware that in cold conditions and areas where there is low reception, batteries may drain at a faster then normal rate.
  • Most of our events are unsupported on the road but snacks, pocket food and drinks will be provided at the start, middle (if returning to the shop) and finish. Riders should expect to be self-sufficient and have the ability to follow GPS directions and/or a cue sheet and use convenience stores to resupply along the route. Emergency SAG will be available in extreme situations, but please note we do not consider a flat tire an extreme situation. If you are not sure what to bring or how to carry it on your bike, feel free to CONTACT US and/or view our RIDER CHECKLIST.
  • Sanctioned events will have other rules and regulations specific to their governing organization. Please refer to each event's page for exact details.
  • Drug testing using WADA guidelines may be performed on any entrant up to 30 days before or after the event they have registered for. 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, event, business, organization, etc., without your consent, except as required to submit official results to sanctioning organizations.

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

 

  

  

  

  

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