Each month, NYBC commends a New York State cyclist advocacy organization and or initiative that advances cyclist investment and implementation in a local community. NYBC is proud to bring these terrific examples of bicycle advocacy in New York State to light and hope it encourages communities across the state to push for the same improvements.
Advocacy Spotlight in April, 2012:
The Adirondack Recreational Trails Advocates (ARTA) Push for 90 Mile Trail
The Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) is a citizen activist group that has a clear cut mission to convert 90 miles of former railroad line to a world-class bikeway, stretching from Old Forge to Lake Placid. The group aims to create one of the most impressive bike paths through some of the most beautiful landscapes in New York State. The trail would be usable year-round and would prove ideal for hiking, strolling, birding, sports training and handicapped use, and for greatly improved snowmobiling in the winter. In essence, ARTA seeks to make the Adirondack Park a mecca for biking. Not only would it be the East’s premiere wilderness bikeway, providing a safe and easy route through some of nation’s finest lake-forest-and-mountain landscapes, but it would also connect with hundreds of miles of quiet, well-paved backcountry roads, with little traffic and abundant scenery, in the northern portion of the Adirondack Park.
Join the Movement and help ARTA establish one of the best potential bike trails in the state.