Cyclists riding bikes in Warren County NY

Paving the Way for Safer Cycling in Warren County NY

OUR MISSION

To promote safe & quality bicycling in Warren County, NY.

Bicycling friendly communities offers excellent commuter options, reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality, expands economic development, reduces health related costs, and enhances recreational opportunities; all of which gives residents improved quality of life and non-residents incentive to visit.

OUR ACTION PLAN

To advance this mission, WCSQBO collaborates with New York State, Warren County, local municipalities, the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council, and other bicycling groups, residents, and visitors to advocate for, and expand safe bicycling opportunities for all bicyclists.

Annual Goals: WCSQBO works actively to:

  • Assess the availability of multi-use and off-road bicycling trails; and work collaboratively with all government agencies and departments to improve existing trails and the development/construction of new trails.
  • Advocate for the improving conditions of state, county, and local paved driving lanes, the shoulders of existing roads, and the construction of separate bicycle lanes throughout Warren County.
  • Promote and encourage a healthy life-style for community members and visitors by offering a variety of safe-bicycling educational programs and experiences for all levels of bicyclists, both on-road and off-road.
  • Monitor/evaluate bicycling opportunities within the County; and work with Warren County and A/GFTC to create maps of recommended bicycle routes for both recreational bicyclists and bicycling commuters.

WCSQBO 2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    ROAD IMPROVEMENT:
    • Initiated a letter-writing campaign and sent informational packets to state, county & municipal leaders to stress the need for road/bike path improvement, and to request that adequate funds be allocated to specific roads in urgent need of resurfacing/repaving. Several city streets, & many towns, county, state roads were resurfaced. The campaign to resurface State Route 9L will continue in 2018.

    MOUNTAIN BIKE PATH AND TRAIL DEVELOPMENT
    • In collaboration with Warren County Tourism and Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB, materials were designed and distributed to increase awareness of the extensive opportunities for road biking and mountain biking in Warren County.
    • Assisted with planning/developing popular single track trails throughout the County; donated $5,000 to the Recreation Department for the construction & expansion of Gurney Lane Single-track Trail System.

    SAFETY & EDUCATION
    • Promoted safe bicycling via PSA’s, letters, & newspaper articles. Distributed Safe Biking posters & postcards to emphasize safe bicycling practices. Collaborated with Student Coalition, Lake George, & State Work Travel to plan Safe Bicycling Workshops for foreign workers in 2018.

    ADVOCACY & PUBLIC RELATIONS
    • Rented space for the WCSQBO kiosk at the Adirondack Bike Expo, NY 5-Borough Expo, NY State Legislature’s “Biking in the Adirondacks”, “Climate March”, & “Nature Fest”.
    • Reprinted 5,000 “Bike Warren County Cycling Guide and Maps” for distribution.

    PROGRAMS/EVENTS
    • Hosted the “4th Annual Harry Elkes Ride” for over 100 bicyclists, including bicyclists from PA, NJ, MD, VT and Canada. All enjoyed a perfect day cycling along scenic North Country lakes.
    • Promoted “The Warren County Bicycling Challenge” in conjunction with Warren County Tourism.
    • Supported Warren County Bicycling events -“Chrissy’s Ride”,“Ti’ Ride”, “Churney Gurney”, & “Ididaride”, among others.

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Please support our efforts of advocacy for, and expansion of, safe bicycling.  We accept and appreciate any amount you are able to give. We do need your support more than ever.

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