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