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***SpyderQuest 2018 Event Details ***

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

Tuesday 9-4-18, 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 9-5-18
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. This year there will be additional goodies to eat.
Nametag/Lanyard required

Thursday 9-6-18 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

Please note: New York State now has the new minimum wage law in effect. This has caused the prices to go up on some of our Ride events.

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

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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:  TBD

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7:45 am, Thursday --- Killington Ride w/ Gondola- $21.00, Approx. 188 miles, 6-7 hours, Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

 

This ride departs GEL riding into Vermont through scenic countryside, making our way to the base of Killington Mt.

We will then take the KI Gondola to the summit where you will be able to purchase lunch from a cafeteria style menu and marvel at the spectacular views. 

After enjoying the view from 4241 feet you will ride back down the Gondola and will have time to stop by the gift shop at the base lodge.

We will then complete the ride loop back to GEL through Rutland Vt. Total mileage for this is 188 miles.

www.killington.com

Ride Captain: Joel Fitzgerald & Tail gunner: TBD

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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:   George Pearson

 

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

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 ---- Maple Sugar & Vermont Spice Scoot - (Free), Approx. 120miles, 4-5 hrs. Total time, Nametag/Lanyard required

Join us for a Ladies Only ride to Maple Sugar and Vermont Spice in Mendon Vermont.  This ride will be approximately 57 miles and take about 1 hour and 20 min. We will enjoy a leisurely ride enjoying scenic Rt. 4 all the way to Mendon Vermont where we will arrive at Maple Sugar and Vermont Spice. This venue has a full service restaurant, a sugar house, maple syrup and candy, honey and a gift shop with a variety of wonderful treasures! We have made arrangements to enjoy a delicious (pay on your own) meal while we are there. We will spend approximately an hour and a half at this venue. Please note that you are free to leave at your leisure or you can follow your team back to the lodge. This ride will leave promptly at 8:30 am. PLEASE BE FUELED AND READY TO GO BEFORE WE LINE UP. Feel free to visit their website at www.vtsugarandspice.com.

Hint: You may want to brush up on your Spyder Trivia to win some prizes!

Ride Captain: Deb Ost & Tail gunner: Terri Pohle

 

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1:00 pm, Thursday ---- Saratoga Wine tasting Scoot- ( Free), 60+ miles, 3-4 hours Total Time,  Nametag/Lanyard required

Ride local back roads to the winery and enjoy a variety of exceptional wines and craft beers in a warm comfortable atmosphere.  Optional fee for wine tasting.

Ride Captain: Chuck Bergeron & Tail gunner: Alice Fitzgerald

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5:00-9:30pm, Thursday----- Opening Ceremony in the Ballroom at GEL ($25 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. àhttp://www.arcticadventures.com/

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Friday 9-7-18  Breakfast, Rides and Dinner Cruise

6-7:30am----- Breakfast at GEL ($15 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

RIDES-

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

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7:30 am-----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 Houseà www.thevermontcheesehouse.com

Mt Equinoxà 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 ---- 2nd Ladies Scoot,                                ??       Nametag/Lanyard required

 

Surprise ride, led by Karen Samuels

 

 

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9:30 am, Friday ---- Washington County Scenic Roads 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 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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10:15 am, Friday ---- Saratoga Casino Scoot, Free, approx. 100 miles, 3-4 hours, Nametag/Lanyard required

 

Ride local roads to the casino and enjoy watching the horses practice on the historic harness track or take a chance at the gaming machines.  Optional lunch buffet on your own.  This ride will NOT return to Progressive Motorsports for lunch.

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: Tina & Lyn

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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

 à http://www.progressivemotorsports.biz/

 5:00 -8 PM, Friday ---- Dinner Cruise ($54.50 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  

New York State now has the new minimum wage law in effect. This has caused the prices to go up substantially.  

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

Website -->   http://lakegeorgesteamboat.com

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

Saturday 9-8-18 Breakfast, Rides and Closing Ceremony

6-7:30am----- Breakfast at GEL ($15 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 in registration. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel and the ride tickets, if required, located in your registration packets)

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7:30 am, Saturday ---- The Wild Center, ( $30 per person), 198 miles, 7-8 Hours  Nametag/Lanyard, ticket 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.   Our visit will include lunch. Spyderquest lanyard and name badge are required for entry to the Wild Center and for lunch.

Ride is approximately 198 miles

 

Ride Captain: John Russell & Tail gunner: Deb Ost

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8:00 am, Saturday ---- Green Mountain Loop- (North) - (Free), Approx. 235 miles, 8 hrs. Total time,   Nametag/Lanyard required

This ride is approximately 235 Miles of twists and turns through the Northern 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 miles are spent on VT RT 4 which is 4 lanes), some roads are not in pristine shape. Currently the plan is for 1 short roadside stop, 1 fuel stop and 1 stop for “lunch on your own”. Please be sure your bike is full of fuel prior to departure. Total trip time approximately 8 hours

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

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9:15 am, Saturday ---- Fort Ticonderoga & Mt. Defiance- $18 per person, approx. 100 miles, 7 hrs. Total time, Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

The ride travels on I87 to avoid Lake George, but then will turn east and get onto 9N. The layover at the fort will be 2-3 hours. Travel back to  G.E.L  will be via Rt.22A & Rt.4.

  Pricing includes the Tour of the Fort and the ride up to the Mount Defiance overlook

                                    Link to site: http://www.fortticonderoga.org/

                                        Ride Captain: Roger Heim  &  Tail gunner:  George Pearson

 

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9:30 am, Saturday---- Lake Sacandaga /BBQ Scoot- $6 per person, Approx. 100miles, 3-4 hrs. total time,  Nametag/Lanyard , ticket 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:  Chuck Bergeron  &  Tail gunner: TBD

 

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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: TBD

 

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 11:30 am, Saturday ---- Gore Mountain Ride w/ Gondola Scoot – ($16 ea. person), Approx. 100 miles, 3-4 hrs. total time,    Nametag/Lanyard, ticket required

This ride departs from GEL.  Ride through the pristine southern Adirondack Mountains and take in beautiful lakes, streams, ponds and the second best ski center in New York State via the enclosed gondola.  The road there truly lets a Spyder Ryder enjoy the perks of riding on “three”!  Gore Mountain provides a beautiful hill climb to the base lodge from where a fantastic gondola ride, approximately 20 minutes, to the peak awaits.  Gore has over 100 ski trails, boasts a 2,537 foot vertical rise with the most skiable acreage in NYS!  We focus on the Adirondack beauty throughout this 116 mile excursion and gondola ride to the peak for a fee of $16.00.  Approximately 2 1/2 hours to get there, and back, with about 1 hour or more, based on the groups decision, on the top to really see the beauty of the Adirondack fall foliage.  Fuel stop after the Mountain excursion, for those that may need to top off.  Truly a great all- encompassing ride to garner the beauty of it all.  We focus on the things that matter most – keeping our product the best that it can be.  During this time, the Adirondack fall foliage is normally gorgeous and truly a sight to behold.  Cameras recommended.  Truly you can experience the Mountain as it should be, from the sky down!  This is a great 116 mile ride with the gondola ride as a rest stop for all to enjoy.  Lunch on your own?

                                                          Ride Captain:  Bob Raymond  &  Tail gunner: Ron Netzley

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  5:30-9pm, 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 9-9-18

Breakfast on your own

Vendors, in back, until maybe 11am

THANKS FOR ATTENDING SPYDERQUEST 2017, 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 5th Annual SpyderQuest Event*

The SpyderQuest Team Members, of the New York Spyder Riders