The 14th annual Higley 100 bike rides will be held on Sept. 8, 2018  Events include a 100 km century ride, and a 50 km half-century. Events will begin and end at beautiful Higley Flow State Park in the scenic Adirondack foothills.    The park is off Cold Brook Dr. in South Colton and borders the Raquette River.  Rides begin and end at the Higley Trails Lodge - inside the park on the right just beyond the Park entrance booth. The park willl be closed for camping, but riders will find rest rooms inside the Lodge.  For others not participating in the ride the park offers 7.8 miles of hiking trails, some of which are well suited to mountain biking.  Additionally there are several shorter loops ranging from 2-25 miles which family and friends may enjoy riding while their century riders are on the course.  The well known Stone Valley hiking trails, that border cascading waterfalls along the Raquette, are only four miles from the park.

Proceeds from these events support the efforts of the Friends of Higley Flow State Park to enhance park facilities and services.

 

Start times: 100 km ride - 8:30 a.m.; 50 km ride - 10:00 a.m.

Map and commemorative wear pick up is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the beach. A buffet BBQ will be served from 1:00 to 3:30p.m. for  registered participants. Participants may purchase a commemorative tee shirt if preregistered by Aug. 31. You will be required to sign an insurance waiver at the time of the map pick up. A sag wagon will sweep the courses.  A water stop will be set up at a mid-point, and stores offer other refreshment stops along the routes.  Each participant will receive a map and cue sheet of the ride. 

 

Riders will leave the park and follow a mixture of rural town and county roads, as well as state highways.  The rides offer some of the best scenery in the area. The area is primarily rural but does pass through several small hamlets. We think you will find the routes challenging but attractive.