To promote safe & quality bicycling in Warren County, NY.
Bicycling friendly communities offer excellent commuter options, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, expand economic development, reduce health related costs, and enhance recreational opportunities; all of which give 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 governments, the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council, along with other bicycling groups, residents, and visitors to:
- Review availability of multi-use and off-road bicycling trails. Work collaboratively with the county and municipalities to improve existing trails and construction of new trails.
- Advocate to improve the conditions of state, county, and local paved driving lanes and shoulders of roads throughout Warren County. Advocate for the construction of separate bicycle lanes.
- 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 and evaluate bicycling conditions within the County. Work with Warren County and A/GFTC to create maps of recommended bicycle routes to assist both recreational bicyclists and bicycling commuters.
OUR 2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Collaborated with Warren County Tourism Department on 2 new Bicycling promotions: “Bring your Bike” Campaign to encourage visitors to bring their bikes and ride our scenic roads and trails; & the “Warren County Cycle Challenge”, an on-going invitation to ride a diverse combination of on-road and off-road bicycle routes throughout Warren County. Riders complete any 8 rides to receive a completion certificate, a window sticker, and their names posted on www.bikewarrenco.org website.
- Rented booth space at several sports expositions to promote bicycling opportunities in Warren County.
- Actively supported several Warren County Bicycle rides including the “Ti Ride” and the “Churney Gurney”.
- Sponsored the “Third Annual Harry Elkes Ride” at The Hub in Brant Lake, with the choice of three rides around lakes and rivers in Horicon, Chestertown, and Schroon Lake.
- Continued our active campaign to advocate for improved infrastructure in our municipalities, towns, and state to improve the condition of roads and trails for safe bicycling.
- Actively supported the design/construction and expansion of mountain bike single track trails at Gurney Lane Park in Queensbury.
- Supported the initial planning for the future construction of “Halfway Brook Trail”. This trail will serve as a connector trail to join Rush Pond Way to the Feeder Canal Trail.
- Promoted safe bicycling via PSAs, letters to the Editor, and the distribution of safe bicycling, “Rules of the Road” cards.
- Printed for regional distribution, 5,000 “Warren County Mountain Bike Trail” Booklets.