• Conducted survey to identify roads in major need of repair. Responses listed narrow, non-existent road shoulders and degraded road surfaces. Lists sent to state, county, municipal officials with request to support budget increases to resurface degraded roads and shoulders of roads, specifically those roads on survey lists.
• Met and discussed road conditions with state, county, municipal, DOT officials. Officials shared 2019 paving schedules. All agreed budgets should prioritize infrastructure improvements.
MOUNTAIN BIKE PATHS AND TRAILS
• Purchased an ad in new Off-Road Trail Guide magazine, “RideOn” published by Dave Matthews and his family. This 1st edition has been well-received; plans are to publish a 2nd in two years.
• Purchased a $100 road sign to support the Annual Ididaride.
• Purchased advertising for Warren County Mountain Bike Ride Weekend, May 18-19 hosted by The Hub. Single-track ride routes were offered several. Weekend rides planned for next year.
• Contributed $5,600 toward the design of single-track trail expansion at The Hub.
• Contributed $5,000 to the design of single-track trail adjacent to Rush Pond Way.
• Supported the planning/development of Halfway Brook Path. Will assist with signage.
• Received approval from Empire State Trail leaders to assist with a Welcome Kiosk at the intersection of Feeder Dam Trail and Champlain Canalway Trail to welcome bikers to our area.
SAFETY AND EDUCATION
• Conducted bicycle safety workshops as part of the Student Connection Orientations for summer foreign students working in the Lake George area.
• Promoted safe bicycling practices through PSAs, the distribution of brochures, flyers and rack cards to businesses and municipalities, Facebook posts, and the WCSQBO website.
• Rented booth space for WCSQBO Kiosk at the Adirondack Sports Exposition in Saratoga Springs, Adirondacks Day at the Senate in Albany, and other local events.
• Distributed brochures, rack cards, informational materials to municipalities, businesses, and to Warren County Tourism Department to include in their mailings to many states and Canada.
• Hosted with Warren County Tourism and Parks and Trails N.Y. a new “Bicyclists Bring Business” Conference at the Queensbury Hotel on September 10th. Over 60 people representing businesses and municipalities attended. Plans are being made to implement Bicycle Friendly Business and Communities programs.
• Attended various functions to support good environmental practices and healthy living choices.
• Hosted the 6th Annual Harry Elkes Ride at The Hub, September 14. Bicyclists chose between 4 scenic routes and after their rides, enjoyed The Hub’s warm, social atmosphere.
• Continue to support, along with the Tourism Department, the Warren County Cycling Challenge along with many other rides in the county.