Friday-October 11, Saturday-October 12, Sunday-October 13

Bike Thru History on a unique fully supported one-day or two-day tour showcasing Fulton County, the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks featuring interactive route stops allowing cyclists to learn about the history that provided the foundation and continue to support the local and regional communities.



Full weekend-Friday night appetizers, breakfast, Saturday dinner, light lunches

Route support-Water, snacks, SAG vehicles, cue sheets, road marking

Swag-Long sleeve t-shirt

Other-Shuttles to historic sites after rides and historic speakers

Lodging-On your own, special rate $119 plus taxes/night at the Holiday Inn with Booking Code: CCE until October 1

Non-riders-Welcome for a reduced fee

Click for Bike thru History Participant Handbook 2019

Click for Bike Thru History Updated Route Guide 2019

*Pricing Below*

**Mail-in Registration Form located in the Participant Handbook**

All Rides Start & Finish at the Johnson Hall State Historic Site in Johnstown, NY



SHORT ROUTE-TRAIL 16.6 Miles (Out and Back)

F, J & G (Fonda, Johnstown, Gloversville) Rail Trail Out and Back

Description: Paved Trail (access to trail is ½ mile on road from Johnson Hall State Historic Site). Starting in the middle of the trail, route heads South along the Cayadutta Creek, at the end turn around and head North thru the center of Gloversville and Johnstown.

MEDIUM ROUTE, Road Route-Historic Route 5 – 47.2 miles

Description: Mix of Road and paved trail – back country roads (Amish Country), paved trails and Route 5. Route descends down in the valley and follows Rt. 5 along Historic Sites. Crossing the Mohawk River you follow the Erie Canal-route follows on paved/optional use of stonedust section. Re-Crossing the Mohawk River we come up out of the valley.

LONG ROUTE, Road Route-Historic Route 5 – 55.9 miles

Description: Fulton County with X- tra Back Country! Mix of road and 8 miles of paved/wide trail. The Long Route follows above Medium Route with a loop of back country roads added.



SHORT ROUTE – 18.6 miles

Johnstown & Gloversville Criss Cross

Description: Mix of Road and Paved Trail – This route meanders thru Johnstown and Gloversville past many historical buildings, monuments & markers. Adding a little back country loop and then returns on the F, J & G Rail Trail.


Mohawk Valley & Erie Canal

Description: Back roads take you down to cross the Mohawk River. Stopping at Schoharie Crossing the route follows the Erie Canal (road or trail) to Amsterdam re-cross the Mohawk River. Short piece on Rt. 5, going by Old Ft. Johnson then-head north up to Johnstown.

LONG ROUTE/Road Route – 75 miles (3/4 Century!)

The Great Sacandaga Lake & Adirondack Park

Description: 75-Miler departs with the Medium route, but diverts in Amsterdam to head up into the Adirondack Park, crossing the Great Sacandaga Lake into Northville. The last leg brings you back via 30/30A. (Northville is a cool little town.)


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 & 13 (Note: If you prefer to drive, parking is available at start site-Johnson Hall SHS)

Route from Holiday Inn to Johnson Hall Start Site by Bicycle, One-way is 2.0 miles (90% on paved trail)


Full Weekend Includes:

Meals: Friday Night Appetizers, Saturday & Sunday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, Light Lunch Saturday/Sunday

Route Support: Saturday & Sunday Route support-water, snacks, SAG vehicles, cue sheets, road marks

Swag: Long Sleeve T

Other: Bus shuttles to historical sites Saturday & Sunday following the ride, Historical Speakers

Hotel/Lodging Registration: On Your Own, discount for registered participants at the Holiday Inn

(see Lodging information above)

Full Weekend Participant-Rider

Adult (18 and older)                                     $175

Youth (17 & Under)                                      $75

Child (3-6)                                                      $25


Full Weekend Participant-Non Rider (includes everything except ride support & snacks)

Adult (18 and older)                                     $145

Youth (17 & Under)                                      $65

Child (3-6)                                                      $15


Day Only Rides Include: (Saturday or Sunday)

Ride Support, Snacks, Light Lunch, T-Shirt

Day Rider Only (Saturday or Sunday)

Adult (18 and older)                                     $50

Youth (17 & Under)                                      $15

Child (3-6)                                                      $5


Registration Extras (Adult Price/Youth Price/Child Price)

Bus Shuttle (per day)                                   $25/15/5

Friday Night Social                                      $15/10/5

Saturday Dinner                                           $30/15/5


Refund Policy:

Full Weekend rider – 100% refund up to 2 weeks prior (Sept. 27) minus $50 registration fee

Daily rider – Full refund 2 weeks prior (Sept. 27) minus $10 registration fee

September 28 – October 4 50% refund both Full Weekend and Day riders

No refund October 5 and later – shirts will be sent to anyone cancelling


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