bicycling http://wamc.org en 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge http://wamc.org/post/8th-annual-ride-ridge-bike-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Sunday, June 1st the <a href="http://www.highmeadowschool.org/">High Meadow School</a>, located in Stone Ridge, New York, will hold its 8th Annual <a href="http://www.ridetheridge.org/">Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge</a> to raise funds to benefit the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center.</p><p>Bicycling Magazine has identified Ride the Ridge to its nationwide readership as one of the best cycling events in the month of June!</p><p>All bike routes go through Ulster County in the beautiful Hudson Valley beginning and ending at the High Meadow Performing Arts Center located on Rt. 209 in Stone Ridge, New York.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Michelle Hughes, Director of High Meadow School and Paul Rakov, Chairman of the Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91525 at http://wamc.org 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge Bike Week In Massachusetts Promotes Opportunities To Bicycle http://wamc.org/post/bike-week-massachusetts-promotes-opportunities-bicycle <p>This is Bay State Bike Week.&nbsp; The annual event began 15 years ago as a small regional effort in the Pioneer Valley to promote riding bicycles to work. &nbsp;WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Josiah Niederbach of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission one of the organizers of bike week.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 90308 at http://wamc.org Bike Week In Massachusetts Promotes Opportunities To Bicycle Albany Bike EXPO 2014 http://wamc.org/post/albany-bike-expo-2014 <p>The future for bicycling throughout the tri-cities is bright. Just ask anyone who attended Sunday's Fourth Annual Bike Expo in Albany's Washington Park.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The expo precedes<a href="http://www.chiff.com/home_life/holiday/national-bike-work-day.htm" target="_blank"> National Bike to Work Day</a>, an annual event across North America promoting the bicycle as a commuting option. &nbsp;Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 16th.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89701 at http://wamc.org Albany Bike EXPO 2014 Carey Institute For Global Good To Screen ‘The Armstrong Lie’ http://wamc.org/post/carey-institute-global-good-screen-armstrong-lie <p>The Carey Institute in Rensselaerville is organizing a large cycling festival, to take place this fall.&nbsp; To gear up for that, the Institute has taken a stand on doping in the sport of cycling: tonight they are screening the "Armstrong Lie" documentary to be followed by a panel discussion featuring professional cyclists.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86419 at http://wamc.org Carey Institute For Global Good To Screen ‘The Armstrong Lie’ Bicycles: Viable Automobile Alternatives http://wamc.org/post/bicycles-viable-automobile-alternatives <p></p><p>An analysis of the 100 largest urban areas in the country found that since 2000, fewer commuters are using cars to get to work. In fact, in most cities, the use of public transportation has been rising since 2005, and more people are biking to work — even in winter.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:41:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 79962 at http://wamc.org Bicycles: Viable Automobile Alternatives First Bike Lanes Designated In Springfield http://wamc.org/post/first-bike-lanes-designated-springfield <p>Although bike lanes are a common sight on many urban streets, the third- largest city in Massachusetts only recently opened its first designated lanes for bicycles.&nbsp; But plans are in the works to make Springfield a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly city</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:26:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78555 at http://wamc.org First Bike Lanes Designated In Springfield Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/community-leaders-discuss-biking-northern-berkshires <p></p><p></p><p>A community forum focused on biking in the Northern Berkshires was recently held, where panelists discussed the challenges and future for expanding the potential for biking in the region.</p><p></p><p>Jonathan Butler, Adams Town Administrator, said that that the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail – an 11.2 mile railroad corridor turned bike path that runs from Lanesborough up through Adams – has had an impact on the town’s economy that he calls “nothing short of significant”.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:35:21 +0000 Lucas Willard 64976 at http://wamc.org Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires Green Your Commute http://wamc.org/post/green-your-commute <p>Today is the day to embrace "People Power" across the land.<br><br>That "People Power" is being expressed as "pedal power" - it is <a href="http://www.icommutesd.com/events/bike-to-work-day">"National Bike To Work Day,"</a> celebrated annually coast-to-coast on the third Friday in May, which happens to be National Bike Month. The New York adaptation is "Green Your Commute Day" - it is being championed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.<br> Fri, 17 May 2013 15:49:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 64934 at http://wamc.org Green Your Commute Safer Streets For Albany http://wamc.org/post/safer-streets-albany <p></p><p>Safe streets are the goal of every major city. Albany is no exception, as details begin to surface regarding plans to improve traffic flow while accomodating pedestrians and cyclists. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:38:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 59455 at http://wamc.org Martin Daley - Parks and Trails New York http://wamc.org/post/martin-daley-parks-and-trails-new-york <p>If you are so inclined, and your legs are up to it, you could bicycle all the way from lower Manhattan to Albany with the help of a new booklet that outlines the routes and the points of interest along the way. The booklet, <em>Cycling the Hudson Valley - A Guide to History, Art and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River</em>, is published by Parks and Trails New York. Martin Daley is the organization’s project manager. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 47795 at http://wamc.org