Warren County Safe & Quality Biking Organization - WCS&QBO

Information for Warren County Bicyclists

Red Bull Acolades

This is really cool…our own Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park made Red Bull’s Top Trail Systems in the Northeast. https://www.redbull.com/us-en/best-northeast-mountain-biking-trails#:~:text=The%20Gurney%20Lane%20Mountain%20Bike,best%20trail%20for%20their%20skills.

Rick’s Recommendations for Bicycle Buying

Rick’s Recommendations for Bicycle Buying Rick’s Bike Shop 368 Ridge Road (@ Meadowbrook) Queensbury, NY, 12804 (518) 793-8986 Mountain Bikes Are you looking to get off the beaten path or just pedal around the neighborhood? There’s no better vehicle than a mountain bike to tackle a variety of terrain. Do you dream of riding remote…
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Amtrak

Although Amtrak has not begun to operate the Adirondack & Ethan Allen trains north of Albany-Rensselaer or Schenectady stations Amtrak has installed bicycle racks on all its passenger coaches operating in New York State. When the Adirondack & Ethan Allen trains do begin operating bicyclists in Saratoga, Warren, Essex, Clinton, & Washington Counties. Bike Racks…
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Smooth

Roadies and other smooth pavement seekers may enjoy the brand new pavement on Schroon River Road, north of County Home Bridge Road. These routes include this new pavement: Warrensburg-Chestertown Loop Rivers and Lakes We all like smooth roads!  Much less fatiguing, mentally & physically!

Darker Earlier

It’s getting darker sooner!  Our days are shortening!  You can help save yourself & others sharing our roads a lot of Angst!  Please use lights!  It’s actually a requirement per NYS Department of Transportation: Section  1236 Lamps and other equipment on bicycles  Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) (a) Every bicycle when in use during the period from one-half…
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Space

Interesting opinion on pages four & five of Sunday New York Times, Sunday Review, July 12th, 2020 – “The End of Cars”: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/opinion/sunday/ban-cars-manhattan-cities.html The author, Farhad Manjoo, ends with the rhetorical question, “Given these threats*, how can American cities continue  justify wasting such enormous tracts of land on death machines?” *Extant threats which he enumerates,…
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newspaper

Good morning, everyone. This piece appeared in the Albany Times Union yesterday – in some respects it is a continuation of the stalled conversation that Joe Martens facilitated with a group of state agency stakeholders prior to the last New York Bike Summit to address the overall challenge of how NYS can become a top bike…
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ABC

From our friends at The Albany Bicycle Coalition Friends of Cycling and Advocates for Safe Streets: Follow this link  https://albanybicyclecoalition.com/2020/07/04/south-end-connector-bikeway-construction-almost-done/ to see the finishing phase of the South End Connector Bikeway construction. While there are still some final touches, the photos and text highlight all that has been accomplished in the past 7 years to…
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Chronicle

June 25th Chronicle article on page 32: Biking Group. . . https://www.bikewarrenco.org/event/warren-county-cycling-challenge/ It’s a bit like the Adirondack Forty-Sixers (http://www.adk46er.org/) but with only ±18% of the climbs. . .done with road bike, mountain bike, or any combination of each of our designated routes!    

Accidents

“Axi-dents”. . .Yeah, yeah, I KNOW! Shoulda’ been more careful in turning right @ an intersection. . .Despite my green light, despite seeing no-one visible around corner of building. . .I collided w/ a young man on HIS bicycle: 1.) Riding on the sidewalk. 2.) On the “left side of the road”. 3.) Phone in…
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