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2nd Annual Handlebarley Event
Welcome to the Handlebarley, a fall gravel tour hosted at Paradox Brewery!
This mixed surface ride has it all, the best of which is that 95% of the route is on rural southern Adirondack backroads. You'll experience everything from smooth rolling paved terrain to gravel roads that see more horse than vehicle traffic.
In addition to the original 42-mile route, we've added a new 20-mile out-and-back route to Elk Lake Lodge. Or you can combine the two for one damn good (and big) day.
Just take the road names as evidence - Ensign Pond, Old Furnace, Breed (and Sand) Hill, Corduroy and Johnson Pond. Along which, you'll see plenty of water, but also historic farms, 1800's stacked stone walls and the remnants of old mills as you hopscotch from paved country farm roads to gravel roads that weave through sweet smelling cedar groves.
Our two fully stocked rest stops will feature the relaxed community of Moriah Center (mile 16) and historic Ironville (mile 27), known as the "Birthplace of the Electrical Age," and also home of the Penfield Homestead Museum, which proceeds from the event will support, and you'll be able to experience.
The Homestead was built in 1827 by Allen Penfield whose son, Captain James Penfield, was a Union officer in the Civil War. It features original artifacts from the Penfield family and other historic Crown Point homes, as well as exhibits covering the local iron industry, town history and involvement in the Civil War.