Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has announced the publication of a new trail travel guidebook, Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys. The 400-mile north-south route of the Empire State Trail, the longest statewide trail in the nation, is the focus of the new book. [Read more…] about New Empire State Trail Cycling Guide Released
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of a new New York State Trail Supporter Patch. The newest design for 2022 features a white bicycle on a red background. [Read more…] about New Bike Trails Supporter Patch Released
The Town of Harrietstown and Saranac Lake Innovative Cycling Kids have completed a free community Bike Park in the Village of Saranac Lake. [Read more…] about Harrietstown Opens New Bike Park in Saranac Lake
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the completion of construction on a $1.27-million project to improve public access at Carpenter Falls Unique Area in the town of Niles, Cayuga County. [Read more…] about Carpenter Falls Improved Access Opens
New York State Department of Transportation has announced that work is underway on a $8.3 million project to replace concrete barriers and portions of guide-rail along three segments of State Route 73 in the towns of Keene and North Elba, Essex County.
The project includes a stretch of Route 73 along Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes through the Adirondack High Peaks that is part of the annual Lake Placid Ironman course. Work will be completed by late fall, ahead of the Lake Placid 2023 International University Sports Federation World University Games coming this January. [Read more…] about DOT Replacing Route 73 Barriers In Adirondack High Peaks
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released the first New York State Cycling Census, and is seeking feedback from the public. With this survey information, DEC aims to help shape public policy that will foster safer streets, and more equitable transportation options across the state. [Read more…] about New York Cycling Census – Survey Feedback Wanted
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a new guide from the Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN) that provides information to help organizations and communities promote and grow inclusive bicycling recreation along the Erie Canalway Trail.
The guide walks readers through various types of cycling equipment and provides step-by-step instructions for bringing inclusive cycling to communities via Fit-IN’s TRAID on the Trails program. [Read more…] about New Adaptive Canal Cycling Guide Available
The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Transportation (DOT), in cooperation with the Office of General Services (OGS), have announced the completion of the transfer of jurisdiction for a 34-mile segment of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. [Read more…] about Adirondack Rail Trail Design & Construction Starting
The invention of the wheel has been celebrated as a hallmark of man’s drive for innovation. By the 1890s, Europe and America were obsessed with the bicycle. The new two-wheel technology had a profound effect on social interactions. It supplied the pedal power to freedom for (mainly white) women and created an opportunity for one of the first black sporting heroes.
Around the turn of the twentieth century, bicycle racing as a sporting event reached feverish popularity both amongst the public and within artistic circles. In the early twentieth century racing developed as a distinct facet of modernity. The bicycle was the pre-eminent vehicle of the avant-garde. [Read more…] about The Black Cyclone & The Unbearable Whiteness of Cycling
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has released seven new multi-day itineraries that make it easy to plan a trip along the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.
The itineraries feature cycling, paddling, and sightseeing options with plenty of opportunities for visitors to enjoy regional foods and beverages. Information about accessibility is included to make it easier for people of all abilities to experience the canals. [Read more…] about New Canal-Themed Itineraries Released for 2022