bicycling

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge

  This Sunday, June 1st the High Meadow School, located in Stone Ridge, New York, will hold its 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge to raise funds to benefit the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center.

Bicycling Magazine has identified Ride the Ridge to its nationwide readership as one of the best cycling events in the month of June!

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.

Here to tell us more are Michelle Hughes, Director of High Meadow School and Paul Rakov, Chairman of the Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge.

New England News
12:47 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Bike Week In Massachusetts Promotes Opportunities To Bicycle

The bike lane on Plumtree Road in Springfield, MA opened last November.
Credit WAMC

This is Bay State Bike Week.  The annual event began 15 years ago as a small regional effort in the Pioneer Valley to promote riding bicycles to work.  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.

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Capital Region News
12:59 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Albany Bike EXPO 2014

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

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. 

The expo precedes National Bike to Work Day, an annual event across North America promoting the bicycle as a commuting option.  Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 16th.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Carey Institute For Global Good To Screen ‘The Armstrong Lie’

The Carey Institute in Rensselaerville is organizing a large cycling festival, to take place this fall.  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.

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Transportation
1:41 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Bicycles: Viable Automobile Alternatives

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

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.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

First Bike Lanes Designated In Springfield

A new bike lane on Plumtree Road in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

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.  But plans are in the works to make Springfield a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly city

   About a dozen bicyclists braved the below freezing weather Monday afternoon to peddle along the newly marked bike lanes on Springfield’s Plumtree Road with encouragement from Mayor Domenic Sarno. The mayor joined city residents, bicycling advocates and urban planners to celebrate the completion of the bike lane project.

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New England News
5:35 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Community Leaders Discuss Biking In The Northern Berkshires

Credit Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

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.

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”.

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Capital Region News
11:49 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Green Your Commute

Tricyclist Fran Sheehan and NYS DEC Commissioner Joe Martens on "Green Commute Day" (Albany, NY May 17, 2013)
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Today is the day to embrace "People Power" across the land.

That "People Power" is being expressed as "pedal power" - it is "National Bike To Work Day," 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.

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Capital Region News
3:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Safer Streets For Albany

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.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Martin Daley - Parks and Trails New York

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, Cycling the Hudson Valley - A Guide to History, Art and Nature on the East and West Sides of the Majestic Hudson River, is published by Parks and Trails New York. Martin Daley is the organization’s project manager. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.