SpyderQuest 2019 Intinerary

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***SpyderQuest 2019 Event Details ***

Always, always have your nametag/lanyard with you!! –They are needed for the different events–

Tuesday 9-3-19, Yes, some people will be arriving Today!

Some vendors should be set up by late afternoon, call & check with them, prior to the event if you wish!

Wednesday 9-4-19 Early Arrival Day, Registration

Location – Host Hotel – Great Escape Lodge (GEL)

10am- 5pm—- SpyderQuest Registration in the lobby of GEL

3 pm- 7pm —- Enjoy the indoor water park at GEL. This is free to all Registered SpyderQuest participants/members, Nametag/Lanyard required

9 am —- Come enjoy your SpyderQuest vendors located at GEL in the rear cul-de-sac area, or just relax at your hotel before the kickoff of SpyderQuest on Thursday.

7 pm- 10pm—- Meet & Greet at the “Tall Tales” Pub & lobby area, free appetizers, cash bar. This has been a great addition to our event. We will again this year, be doing some raffles and giveaways. This year there will be additional goodies to eat. Nametag/Lanyard required

Thursday 9-5-18 Registration, Rides, and Opening Ceremony

10am-5pm —SpyderQuest Registration in the lobby of GEL (Great Escape Lodge/Host Hotel)

9 am-5pm—Vendors at GEL

RIDES-

All Rides depart GEL, a/k/a Host Hotel (Please choose only one ride, per day, in registration. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel and the ride tickets, if required, located in your registration packets).

7:30 am, Thursday —- Sacandaga, Indian & Long Lake Ride- Free, approx.170 miles, 7 hrs. total time, Nametag/Lanyard required

Travel along scenic rivers, lakes, and through the mountains to the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake for lunch. Optional set rate of $15 with four different lunch selections available.

Ride Captain: John Russell & Tail gunner: Wendy Russell

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7:45 am, Thursday — President Coolidge Library w/box lunch& tickets- $25.00, Approx. 175 miles, 8 hours,

Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

President Calvin Coolidge Library, Plymouth Notch VT

A lunch menu will be emailed to each person who registers for the ride to make their selection from the box lunch menu.

Explore the small hill town of Plymouth Notch the birthplace of our 30th president. It is one of the best preserved presidential sites in the United States. You can walk the grounds, visit the Presidential library, watch a film on Coolidge’s life, tour the cheese factory, general store and Coolidge home.

175 miles ride round trip

Ride Captain: Joel Fitzgerald & Tail gunner: Alice Fitzgerald ————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

8:00 am, Thursday —- High Falls Gorge & Whiteface Mt Ride- ($23 per person), Approx.200 miles, 7-8 hrs. total time,

Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

This ride departs GEL and heads north to the scenic Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The ride ascends up the fifth largest mountain in New York State and was the host of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics, in Wilmington NY. At 4867 feet above sea level you will capture the amazing beauty of the Adirondack Mts. On clear days, you will find the views just breathtaking. Lunch will be on your own.

Ride Captain: Roger Heim & Tail gunner: Deb Heim

8:15 am, Thursday —- Green Mountain Loop- (South) – (Free), Approx. 180 miles, 6 hrs. Total time, Nametag/Lanyard,

This ride is approximately 180 Miles of twists and turns through the Center of the Green Mountain State Park. This ride is for experienced riders that enjoy mountain views and challenging riding. There are no Interstates on this route, some the roads are not in pristine shape. Currently the plan is for 1 short roadside stop, 1 fuel stop and 1 stop for a “lunch on your own”. Please be sure your bike is full of fuel prior to departure. Total trip time approximately 6 hours

Ride Captain: Dave O’Neill & Tail gunner: Tina & Lyn

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8:30 am, Thursday —- Norman Rockwell Sugar Shack VT -Scoot (Free), Approx.100 miles, 4-4.5 hrs. Total time,

Nametag/Lanyard

Sugar Shack and Norman Rockwell Exhibition Ride Thursday 100 miles round trip. Total time 4-4 1/2 hours which includes time at the Shack and Exhibition. Country roads in NY and VT include routes 87, 197, 40, 49, 29, 22, 313 to Arlington, VT. NRE features hundreds of examples of Rockwell’s works. The Sugar Shack has Vermont food and maple products including jams, mustards, cheese, fudge, pies, butters, spreads, cookies, and cider donuts.

Ride Captain: Chuck Bergeron & Tail gunner: Silvano

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1:00 pm, Thursday —- Washington County Scenic Roads-South Scoot, ( Free), 60+ miles, 3-4 hours Total Time, Nametag/Lanyard

This 2-3 hour ride proves to be a little gem of beauty. For those who have not experienced the beauty hidden on the back roads, please join in. We are slated to see some of the natural Washington County landscape, smells of the back roads, and based on the time and a Ryder’s poll, a friendly stop for some of the best soft ice cream, on your own, in Washington County made with their own milk on the farm…This first time ‘scoot’ should be relaxing, enjoyable and one to discuss amongst those who aren’t participating.

Ride Captain: Bob Raymond & Tail gunner: tbd

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5:00-9:30pm, Thursday—– Opening Ceremony in the Ballroom at GEL ($26 per person), Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

Please note this Ballroom has a limited capacity of 260 people!

Come gather for an opening ceremony unlike no other that offers you the ambiance of a rustically-elegant Lodge and the spaciousness of a 4800 square foot Mohican Ballroom. Here we will enjoy a reception style dining, opening ceremony, dancing and also Karaoke!!!! (Cash bar on hand so please use cabs if you’re staying off site). Cab numbers are listed in the “Need to Know” section of our website, www.spyderquest.com). This event will break the ice and allow you to mingle with your fellow Spyder rider friends of the past and good friends of the future. No paper plates or paper napkins will be at this premiere event.

This year, the NY Spyder Riders have purchased $50 gift cards from the attending vendors. These cards will be given away during the Opening Ceremony festivities. SpyderQuest guests/members need not be present to win.

Again this year, the DJ will have a “Photo Booth”, where pictures can be taken…. No cost to attendees!

Any unique Karaoke song requests can be made anonymously at spyderquestcontinues@gmail.com. We will try our best to get them and show the world SpyderQuest rocks!!!!! Sponsored by——————– Arctic Adventures in Rosendale, NY. →http://www.arcticadventures.com/

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Friday 9-6-18 Breakfast, Rides and Dinner Cruise

6-7:30am—– Breakfast at GEL ($16 per person), Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet located in the Mohican ballroom of GEL. Here we will gather and enjoy a wonderful breakfast with fellow Spyder riders before we begin our rides. No paper plates or paper napkins will be at this dining option. This is strongly recommended for anyone staying at the host hotel and for anyone that would like to eat breakfast together with your fellow Spyder owners in a beautiful setting before the rides begin.

9 am-5pm—Vendors at GEL

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RIDES-

All Rides depart from GEL, aka Host Hotel (Please choose only one ride, per day, in registration. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel and the ride tickets, if required, located in your registration packets).

7:30 am, Friday—–Vermont Country Store Ride- (Free), approx.. 135 miles, 5- 5.5 total time, Nametag/Lanyard required

This ride departs from GEL, and heads east into Vermont. We will travel thru and around the lower portion of the Green Mountains of Vermont. An hour into the ride we may stop for a 10-15 minute break. We will arrive at the Vermont Country Store an hour after the break. The plan is to have about a 1 hour layover, so folks can explore the store. You can probably get a bite to eat, if you choose. Don’t forget though, we will be ending this ride at Progressive MotorSports for a buffet lunch. We should be at Progressive around 1pm. There will be one additional stop about an hour after leaving the Country Store. You will be able to fuel up and grab a donut or whatever, if you wish. We will regroup at the American Legion, just outside of Poultney. We did this last year and they graciously allowed us the use of their facilities, we are contacting them to see if we can do this again.

It’s then on to Progressive MotorSports for lunch and shopping.

Ride Captain: Bill Pitman & Tail gunner: Bill Holterman

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8 am, Friday—–Kitchen Store/ Wood Shop/ Equinox Ride – ($12 per ONE Spyder/bike), 122 miles, 6-6.5 hrs total

time Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

This ride departs GEL and enters into scenic VT and this year’s first stop is at The Kitchen Store (A SpyderQuest Sponsor) located in Dorset, Vermont were the ladies will indulge themselves to some shopping while the guys will get a tour of the wood shop where all of their wood products are made. Don’t worry guys, you will get a chance to check out the store as we will be there 1 hour and the tour is 20 minutes. Also any large item purchased over $75 and can’t fit on the bike, they will ship for free. From there you will depart and ride up the famous Mt Equinox. There’s no better way to enjoy the splendor of the Green Mountain State and the surrounding areas of New England than from the privately owned summit of Mount Equinox and the Skyline Drive! At 3,848 feet above sea level, the summit offers breathtaking sunsets and panoramic views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and Taconic mountain ranges. After an extended stay at the top we will proceed to The Cheese House (A SpyderQuest Sponsor) for an opportunity to purchase Vermont’s finest cheeses, candy, maple syrup and spirits. On the way back to Progressive Motorsports, we travel through a New York covered bridge and on to a free lunch. The Cheese House→ www.thevermontcheesehouse.com Mt Equinox→ http://www.equinoxmountain.com/index.php The Kitchen Store https://www.jkadams.com/

Ride Captain: Ron Netzley & Tail gunner: Silvano

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9:15 am, Friday —- Ladies’ Scoot- Covered Bridges Nametag/Lanyard required

Description not yet available

Ride Captain: Deb Heim & Tail gunner: Terri Pohle

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9:30 am, Friday —- Washington County Scenic Roads Scoot- North Scoot, Free, 110-120 miles, 2-3 hours, Nametag/Lanyard required

This 2-3 hour ride proves to be a little gem of beauty. For those who have not experienced the beauty hidden on the back roads, please join in. We are slated to see some of the natural Washington County landscape, smells of the back roads, and based on the time and a Ryder’s poll, a friendly stop for some of the best soft ice cream, on your own, in Washington County made with their own milk on the farm…This ‘scoot’ should be relaxing, enjoyable and one to discuss amongst those who aren’t participating.

Ride Captain: Bob Raymond & Tail gunner: tbd

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10:00 am, Friday —- Saratoga Casino Scoot, Free, approx. 100 miles, 3-4 hours, Nametag/Lanyard required

Saratoga Casino Scoot on Friday September 6, 2019 will leave GEL at 10:00. We will travel along the Hudson River through Fort Edward, Schuylerville going to the casino where we will spend a little time at the casino gambling and enjoying the wonderful lunch buffet.(pay your own way} Anyone can leave at anytime if they want to go back to Progressive for the lunch that is served there. We will leave the casino about 2 and travel back to GEL via Route 9N Trip is appox. 100 miles round trip

Ride Captain: Joel Fitzgerald & Tail gunner: Alice Fitzgerald

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10:30 am, Friday — Brant Lake Loop Scoot- Free, approx. 90 miles, 2.5 hours, Nametag/Lanyard required

This ride is Approximately 90 miles 2.5 hours we will wind north on RT9N along Lake George hang a left on Rt 8 heading west past Brant Lake & Loon Lake to Wevertown where we will head south back to GEL. Only a short ride on the interstate to avoid traffic in Lake George. This is a nice ride at a slow pace to enjoy some of the Adirondack scenery.

Ride Captain: Dave O’Neill & Tail gunner: tbd —————————————————————————————————————————– ——————————— : 12-3pm —- All Friday rides end at Progressive Motorsports where they will sponsor a free lunch with each paid registration.

Nametag/Lanyard required

3058 State Route 4 Hudson Falls, NY 12839 (518) 747-4693

http://www.progressivemotorsports.biz/

5:00 -8 PM, Friday —- Dinner Cruise ($57.50 per person + parking) Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

We will set sail on The Lac du Saint Sacrament and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard Lake George’s finest vessel. Enjoy a beautiful boat cruise; great food and dancing with a DJ on this magnificent ship with fellow Spyder riders. It’s certainly an event not to miss!!! Boarding of ship is at 5:00pm

Ship video here—→ http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yWWc32n6_aw

Website –> http://lakegeorgesteamboat.com

Address-→ 57 Beach Rd, Lake George, NY 12845

Saturday 9-7-18 Breakfast, Rides and Closing Ceremony

6-7:30am—– Breakfast at GEL ($16 per person), Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet located in the Mohican ballroom of GEL. Here we will gather and enjoy a wonderful breakfast with fellow Spyder riders before we begin our rides. No paper plates or paper napkins will be at this dining option. This is strongly recommended for anyone staying at the host hotel and for others off site that would like to eat breakfast together with your fellow Spyder owners in a beautiful setting before the rides begin.

9 am-5pm—Vendors at GEL

All Rides depart Gel, aka Host Hotel (Please choose only one ride, per day, in registration. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel and the ride tickets, if required, located in your registration packets)

7:30 am, Saturday —- The Wild Center, ( $15 per person), 198 miles, 7-8 Hours Nametag/Lanyard, tickets required

The Wild Center ride will depart GEL at 7:30 am. We will travel thru the Adirondacks to Indian Lake for a brief rest stop and then continue to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The Wild Center provides a complete experience of the Adirondack’s in a 54,000 square foot museum with exhibits which include live animals and hands on learning experiences. Outside, take a walk on the trails or on the Elevated Wild Walk, so bring comfortable shoes. Spyderquest lanyard and name badge are required for entry to the Wild Center. Lunch is “on your own” this year. Ride is approximately 198 miles

Ride Captain: John Russell & Tail gunner: Wendy

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Description not yet available

Ride Captain: Chuck Bergeron & Tail gunner: ?

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8:00 am, Saturday —- Middlebury, VT – (Free), Approx. 150 miles, Nametag/Lanyard required

The ride to Middlebury is about 150 miles round trip of nice riding up the edge of Lake George and Lake Champlain crossing over the Champlain Bridge into VT and on to Middlebury. This is a quaint VT town with a lot of shops and restaurants our plan is to allow everyone a couple hours to wander around the shops and grab some lunch at a local restuarant of their choice. https://experiencemiddlebury.com our ride home will be south on VT RT30 crossing back into NY and back to GEL
 

Ride Captain: Dave O’Neill & Tail gunner: ?

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9:30 am, Saturday—- Lake Sacandaga /BBQ Scoot- $12 per person, Approx. 100miles, 3-4 hrs. total time, Nametag/Lanyard required

This tour, as the name implies, is a trip around the Great Sacandaga Lake. The lake is actually a reservoir that was built to alleviate flooding in the Albany area. It is said, there was a railroad and a train that were left when the water level rose upon completion of the lake’s dam. At just under 100 miles, this will be a short, yet scenic ride through the southern end of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy the scenic views of Sacandaga Lake as we ride along both the northern and southern shores.

Ride Captain: Glen Wainen & Tail gunner: Laurie

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9:45 am, Saturday — Prospect Mountain Scoot -, $5 fee, approx.30 miles, 3 hours, Nametag/Lanyard required

The Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway is a parkway located in the town of Lake George, New York. The road is 5.88 miles long, starting at the U.S. Route 9 and New York State Route 9N concurrency and ending at the peak of Prospect Mountain. Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Prospect Mountain has a 2030 foot summit with a panoramic view of Lake George and the Adirondack region. Accessible by both foot and car, this landmark is popular for sight seekers of any age and ability.

Ride Captain: Bill Holterman & Tail gunner: George P.

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5:30-8pm, Saturday Closing Ceremony —- (free with paid registration) Nametag/Lanyard required

We will all gather at the Great Escape Outdoor Pavilion within the Theme Park to enjoy our closing ceremony, some great food and our world famous Farkle Bingo, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Last year we had a “parade-like” ride from Great Escape Lodge over to the Theme Park. We will be doing the same again this year. We will be lining up on the GEL access road at 4:45, and will start the parade ride at 5 pm. If you attended SpyderQuest previously, you know how much fun this event is. Our sponsors make this event, so please support them for all your Spyder needs. Closing Ceremony, again this year, will be at the theme park across the street from GEL under one of their pavilions. This is a stone’s throw from the Giant Wheel ride. SpyderQuest registered guests, showing their lanyards, will be able to ride it and get a few pictures from high above for free ,at the start of the Closing Ceremony. Don’t forget your “cameras”. Again this year, our bikes will be parked in 2 of the pavilions next to where we will be doing the Closing Ceremony (did anyone hear “Farkle Bingo”?)

Sunday 9-8-18

Breakfast on your own

Vendors, in back, until maybe 11am

THANKS FOR ATTENDING SPYDERQUEST 2019, AND WE HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT TIME!

Please see and support our Sponsor page. Without them, SpyderQuest wouldn’t be possible………..

*Thank you for joining us at our 7th Annual SpyderQuest Event*

The SpyderQuest Team Members, of the New York Spyder Riders

 

 

 

Please see and support our Sponsor page. Without them, SpyderQuest wouldn’t be possible………..

The SpyderQuest Team Members, of the New York Spyder Riders