Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Trail on Hardy Road

Worked on Friday cutting a new trail on Hardy Rd.  Saturday was also a work day for members of theWilmington Mt. Peddlers and BETA.  We were able to compete the new section of trail.  It offers a fairly easy ride thru pines and hardwood forests.  It adds about approximately 1/2 mile to an existing loop.

GPS location for Hardy Rd. Parking                 N 44 degrees 21' 51.1"  Elevation 1010'
                                                                        W 73 degrees 48' 2.5"

Hardy Rd. Overlook 1                                      N 44 degrees 21' 42.5"  Elevation 1248'
                                                                        W 73 degrees 48' 49.8'

Hardy Rd. Overlook 2                                      N 44 degrees 21' 39.4"  Elevation 1211'
                                                                        W 73 degrees 48' 50.8"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Road Biking The Black Brook Loop

Just finished an 18.5 mile ride starting from the Willkommen Hof and going out to the village of Black Brook and back via Haselton and Springfield Roads.  On the map, it would be the green, blue and yellow loops combined.

This is a moderate loop with a few nice hills to climb and to ride down.  It is really nice because a substantial part of the loop has just been paved.  You can get a little more info or down load a PDF version of the map from our web site under the Road Biking link.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hardy Road Overlook

View from Hardy Overlook #1

Had a friend come up from downstate.  We road the easy loop and the slalom through the pines and then went on to do the hard loop out, back, and up.  This loop has a fair amount of climbing and expert riding.  The rock work on this trail is amazing.  I will post pictures of what the Wilmington Mountain Peddlers and BETA members have done.  I took a GPS and camera for pictures and location details.  I finally figured out how to post pictures.

There are 2 overlooks on this trail that over amazing views of the valley and Whiteface.  There is a fair amount of rideable terrain for the intermediate rider.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hardy Road Trails.

Just got back from riding the trails at Hardy Road.  Really some nice beginner, intermediate, and expert trails already in place with more to come.  There is one loop of approximately 1.2 miles that is very nice.  It gains a little bit of height and then runs down thru the pines.  There is also a trail out and back that goes to a very nice lookout.  I will take some picture on the next trip and see if I can figure out how to get them into this blog.

If you're not familiar with Hardy Rd; it's very easy to find.  Turn onto Fox Farm Rd. by the Hungry Trout Fly Shop.  Take a right at the stop sign on Springfield Rd.  Go about a mile and turn left onto Hardy Rd.  Go for about another mile until you come to a clearing on your right with a small stone monument.  You can park here.  The trails begin just across the road.  The trail to the left (south) is the easiest.  It's splits to the right about .25 miles in and then goes up a gentle hill and then heads north and east down thru the pines back to your starting point  It's a good start for beginners.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Biking opportunities in the Whiteface Mt. - Wilmington area

My name is Bert Yost.  My wife and I own the Willkommen Hof B&B at the base of Whiteface Mt. in Wilmington, NY.  I decided to start this blog to make people aware of the biking / mt. biking opportunities in our area; the  most obvious being: the annual Whiteface Mt. Uphill Bike Race in June, lift serviced mt. biking at Whiteface Mt., and the mt biking trail network on the Flume Trail System  

Besides the mt. biking opportunities, there are also many back roads through out are area that offer leisurely country rides or something more serious such as the Lake Placid Iron Man loop that passes by our front door.  You can look at maps of our local loops at and