Promoting Biking in NYS

For the fifth year, the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) was at Bike Expo New York, which is America’s most-attended consumer bike expo. At the expo in New York City, we encouraged more than 60,000 attendees to visit locations throughout upstate New York. We represented more than 30 New York State county tourism promotion agencies, one statewide private campground…

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Pedal-Powered Progress In NYS: October Highlights

  Because we’re all busy folks, highlights help keep us up to speed – enjoy these updates and developments from around New York State! Please send us progress from your city, town and region (links, photos, etc.) and we’ll try to fit it all into these monthly updates which we’ll post around the 1st of each…

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Pedal-Powered Progress in NYS: August Highlights

  Because we’re all busy folks, highlights help keep us up to speed – enjoy these majestic bicycle morsels from around New York State! Please send us developments from your city, town and region (links, photos – the whole shebang) and we’ll try to fit it all into these monthly updates which we’ll post near the…

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Visit the Bike NY State Exhibit at Bike Expo New York!

There are many New York State residents who have never visited New York City, and metro-New York City residents who have yet  to travel to (and bicycle in) the other 57 New York State counties. These confirmed megapolites are missing an exciting, peaceful, scenic, cultural, rural, and urban tour/travel/pedaling experience in 54,556 mi² /141,299 km². That’s a…

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Major NYS Bicycling Events Calendar

Harvey Botzman, compiler of the 2015 NYBC/Cyclotour Guide Books “Major NYS Bicycling Events Calendar” reports the Calendar lists 197 major bicycling events as of February 28, 2015. This number of events represent 70% of the events listed in 2014. Since 1988, the last League of American Bicyclist’s GEAR Rally co-sponsored by the Rochester Bicycling Club,…

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Regional Economic Development Councils should embrace cycling

NY’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) are increasingly embracing the economic and tourism benefits of bicycling-related projects. According to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council included Cycle Adirondacks, a week long cycling touring through Northern New York, as one of the “priority projects” in its 2013 Progress Report, released Tuesday….

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Boot Camp for Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Advocates

Last week New York Bicycling Coalition and the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam hosted the Alliance for Biking and Walking’s Winning Campaigns Training in White Plains, a three-day boot camp designed for leaders of local and state advocacy organizations. Nineteen participants from 5 different states gained valuable insight from veteran advocate Jeff Miller, President and…

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