July 13, 2024

BETA's Adirondack Mountain Bike Month

About

Introducing the first-ever BETA Adirondack Mountain Bike Month!

Does Anyone Ride Everywhere?  In BETA's first-ever Adirondack Mountain Bike Month, we DARE you to break out of your normal stomping grounds and ride as many BETA regions as possible — Elizabethtown, Keene, Wilmington, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. No bike too rusty, no wheels too small — everyone can take on the Dare. Folks who ride BETA trails in at least 4 of our towns will win bragging rights and are entered to win some stellar grand prizes. 

Take on the DARE to explore new trails, get outside, and meet new riding buddies!

How to Participate

  1. SIGN UP. 
  2. RIDE.  Ride BETA trails in at least 4 out of BETA's 5 major towns: Elizabethtown, Keene, Wilmington, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. 
  3. SHARE.  Whenever you visit trails as part of your quest to explore new places and complete the Dare, share it on social media. Tag @BETAtrails and include the hashtag #BETABikeMonth
  4. BASH. Celebrate BETA Bike Month on Saturday, 07/27 at the East Branch Community Trails with bbq, lawn games, and a few laps on the new trails. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun regardless of their participation in BETA Bike Month.
  5. BOAST.  Tell BETA where you rode in order to be entered to win prizes both big and small.
  6. WIN.  Wait with bated breath to hear if you've won a grand prize! Everyone gets a 'lil somethin', but a select few get a big somethin'.

BETA Bike Month Events

  • July 6, Saturday: Hardy Road Trailhead Day from 10am-4pm with beginner-friendly no-drop* group rides planned for 11am and 1pm.
  • July 13, Saturday: Blueberry Hill Trailhead Day from 9am-3pm before Craigardan's annual Summer Firing Celebration.
  • July 17, Wednesday: Fowler's Crossing Trailhead Day from 4pm-8pm with a no-drop and family-oriented group ride meeting at 5:30pm.
  • July 24, Wednesday: Craig Wood Trailhead Day from 4pm-8pm with an intermediate group ride meeting at 5:30pm.
  • July 27, Saturday: Bike Month Bash and Trailhead Day at East Branch Community Trails from around 2pm-6pm. Celebrate Bike Month with grilling, giveaways, and glorious flowy laps. 
  • July 31, Wednesday: LAST DAY of Bike Month. If you haven't snagged your 4th town, the 31st is the last day to do it and still consider the Dare done. Whenever you finish the Dare, tell BETA so you're entered to win prizes.

* What does "no-drop" mean? It means no one gets left behind, no matter what. Everyone belongs on the trails and everyone should feel like they belong there, too. Being slow, being new to biking, or working with wonky gear shouldn't keep you from joining group rides and leaders of no-drop group rides are conscious of that fact**. We'll wait for you at every intersection and pace the ride so no one gets left out. Nothing scary on the trails we pick for no-drop rides.
** Wait, so what about the group rides that aren't no-drop? Those rides are geared towards more advanced or speed-seeking riders. The leaders of those group rides are still awfully friendly and definitely want you to join in on the fun, but you might not have much fun if you're struggling to keep up through the whole ride. You know what suits you better than anyone else — pick whatever kind of ride feels right to you.

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