Warren County Safe & Quality Biking Organization - WCS&QBO

Information for Warren County Bicyclists

Rails to Trails

THE CONTROVERSIAL TAHAWUS RAIL LINE In a August 18 report by Don Lehman, Post Star reporter, “The State Department of Environmental Conservation this week notified the owners of the stretch of rail line that runs from North Creek to Tahawus that it plans to ask the federal government to declare the rail line “abandoned.” ……
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Solar Made Easy

WCSQBO supports this on-going solar campaign! Here’s your next opportunity to meet the vendors, learn about the process, get free quotes. Maybe we can help in your decision because you can also talk to those who have already installed on their homes locally. No cost or obligation except to spend a little time! https://www.facebook.com/SouthernAdirondacksforSolar/

Harry Elkes Ride -Saturday, September 22

5th Annual Harry Elkes Ride:  WCSQBO’s  5th Annual Harry Elkes  Ride on Saturday, September 22.  As described in my previous email, the day starts at The Hub, Brant Lake NY.  Registration starts at 8:30am.  3 rides are offered, 50, 32, and 15-miles.  Choose the best ride for your enjoyment and riding ability.  Enjoy lunch and…
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Adirondack

Adirondack Communities:  Preparing for and Responding to Climate Change Many cyclists see the bicycle as a viable alternative to transportation and sport – a wise choice over a motorized mode of conveyance. We in the North Country are also very aware of Climate Change, an inevitable result of both natural and man-made causation. Most of…
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Trails

Trails:  A few links & pictures from our friends William A. Loeb, Curt Austin, & other interested people.  There are many of us spending much time & energy regarding our trail systems to be explored or now being explored.  We are also working to establish new ones & join them to extant trails. http://www.upperhudson.org/similartrails.html http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/DPW-Parks/17089.htm…
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Erie

Erie Canal, more than a song. . . A ride through History, Beauty, Charm, Culture. . . http://www.CycletheErieCanal.com https://www.ptny.org/bike-canal/map/ Erie Canal Trail Partners: 1.) Parks & Trails New York, 2.) New York State of Opportunity/Canal Corporation, 3.) Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, 4.) I ♥NY, 5.) Empire State Trail, and 6.)  New York State of…
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Host J1

International J1 Visa Student Workers in our area Over 1,000 Summer Work Travel Students are here and the International Student Hospitality Committee is trying to find families or individuals to share a variety of interactive opportunities. Although the students are here to work, sometimes two or more jobs, they also wish to travel and to…
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Calendar

In an attempt to advise/control scheduling of events, here’s a link to Adirondack Sports Calendar on which you can submit your bicycle ride or similar event and not step on someone else’s toe-clips. . . https://www.adksports.com/calendar-of-events/ Many of the cycling community are planning such events almost a year in advance.  We have been posting and…
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J1 Student Connection

WCSQBO representatives participated in the initial orientation in May of the summer student workers at the Caldwell Church at 71 Montcalm Street in Lake George. Our part was a short PowerPoint Presentation on Bike Safety, similar, but not congruent with this YouTube clip on their website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDgymRnC5sA&list=PLwxqzWSUHedV-NIYaBUN34x5yA749rMPo&index=1   You can see pictures of this interesting program…
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Detours

National Grid plans to run an underground natural gas pipeline along the Warren County Bikeway, starting along this stretch on Cooper Street in Glens Falls and running north to Lexington Avenue. Don Lehman, [email protected] https://poststar.com/news/local/national-grid-proposes-gas-line-along-bike-path/article_b55a17cd-f0b8-550e-a20c-7c88671e0e8a.html GLENS FALLS — Those who use the Warren County Bikeway should expect portions of the path in Glens Falls to…
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