Road Improvement Campaign
Send Bicycle Survey to member email list to obtain data from bicyclists and residents of roads conditions in Warren County. Generate lists of roads from survey and include the lists in campaign request letters. Send request letters to local, state, and federal officials requesting increased funds for repaving and wider shoulders on roads in need of repair, especially the remaining 2/3 of State Route 9L & Route 9N. Arrange meetings with the county & local DPW to identify and encourage the repair of substandard roads. Schedule a presentation to Warren County Board of Supervisors advocating for roads & trails.
Multi-use Path and Trail Development
Collaborate with A/GFTC and organizing committee to plan the construction of a multi-use connector path system from Lake George to Fort Edward. Five sections (existing and future) will make up the system: Warren County Bikeway, Rush Pond Way, Half-way Brook Trail, Peggy Ann Road to Hudson Pointe, Big Bay Preserve Tail, Clendon Brook Preserve, Hudson River Park Train, and the Feeder Canal Path.
Safety & Education
Present bicycle safety information to the foreign summer students by showing the “Bicycling Safety” video and distributing “Bicycle Tips” for following rules of the road, as part of the Student Coalition welcoming workshops presented by Lake George and the State. Send PSA’s, articles, press releases, letters to the editor promoting bicycling safety & events. Present bicycle-related topics to community groups, school groups & youth groups.
Advocacy & Public Relations
Purchase booth space at various Sport and Bicycling Expositions to display the WCSQBO Kiosk to promote Warren County as a “Destination for Bicyclists and to distribute informational, educational bicycle safety materials. Collaborate with Tourism & Chambers of Commerce to promote bicycling locally and internationally. Restructure & update WCSQBO website, www.bikewarrenco.org. Develop & distribute Warren County Visitor’s Survey to gather data for planning and developing.
Bicycle Rides: Promote and improve “Warren County Cycling Challenge” for 2019. Organize and expand the 6th Annual “Harry Elkes Ride” in September from The Hub in Brant Lake. Plan informal, late afternoon “Local Group Rides” with support riders for cyclists to enjoy favorite urban and rural Warren County routes. Publicize all the WCSQBO rides to encourage people of all levels of biking ability to experience the enjoyment of bicycling in a friendly, safe group setting.
Request for Funding YOUR Project(s) Support: https://www.bikewarrenco.org/news/funding/
“Bicycling Brings Business” Conference: Collaborate with Warren County Tourism and PTNY to plan and host this conference in late September. Purpose of the conference is to share ideas about how businesses and communities can attract, market, and benefit from the bicycling tourism.
Great South Woods Project: attend meetings with Warren County Tourism and NYBC to gain information about the “Adirondack Cycling Strategy”. This project is the collaboration of seven counties to develop a comprehensive trail system for bicyclists, hikers in the Adirondacks to encourage tourism. Open the Adirondack Cycling Strategy Master Plan for more information.