2016 WCSQBO RIDES
Warren County Cycling Challenge
There is still time ... Log your summer rides on the Challenge Qualification Sheet; finish the rides you haven't had a chance to do yet, and earn your certificate and window sticker. Cycling in the fall is an amazing experience with the brilliant fall colors throughout the North country.
Remember ... Cyclists of all abilities – beginners through advanced – will enjoy the rides. Ride at your own pace! Enjoy the experience!
Join the list of Challenge Qualifiers ! Discover why “Warren County is a Destination for Bicyclists”.
WCSQBO CHALLENGE QUALIFIERS
** Kim Scott and Mark Ren, Malta, NY - completed on 9/17/16
Certificate & Decal awarded 9/28/16 @ BOD Mtg.
Pictured here with Chris Belden (your left) of Warren County Planning Committee &
Lloyd Mott, Chairman of WCSQBO Board of Directors (far right)
WARREN COUNTY CYCLE CHALLENGE QUALIFICATIONS
- Qualifiers must complete a minimum of eight (8) of any rides listed – can be all road, all mountain bike or a combination of road and mountain bike rides.
- All ages may apply, but youth should be accompanied and supervised by adults on all rides.
- Start date is July 1, 2016. There is no time limit for completion. No fee to participate.
- Dates must be entered on the list of rides, and initialed by an adult who witnessed the ride if a child is under age 18.
- The qualification sheet must have the qualifying rider’s legal signature and be dated.
Mail completed qualification sheet to: Lloyd Mott, 96 Country Club Road, Queensbury, NY 12804-1353 or bring it to the Warren County Municipal Center, Tourism Department Office, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George.
Finisher’s Certificate and window decal will be mailed to you.
For Complete information on the Cycle Challenge, route choices, and to download the Qualification Sheet, click on Cycle Challenge
For complete information on ride descriptions/route maps, go to Road Rides
3rd Annual Harry Elkes Ride, Saturday, September 10, 2016 (completed)
It was a great ride this year enjoyed by about 60 cyclists. It appears that having the choice of 3 rides - 50 miles, 32 miles, and 15 miles was appreciated by the riders, although the 32 mile ride is definitely the most popular. Thanks to Drew and all the staff at The Hub for your warm hospitality.
Please give us your feed back - suggestions, changes we can make for next year to make the 4th Annual Harry Elkes ride even more successful.
Mark your calendars and join us in 2017!
Disclaimer All bicyclists taking part in WCSQBO Rides bear full responsibility for their own safety; assume all risks encountered; and advised to use good judgment when travelling on the shared bicycle/motor vehicle roads or any off-road paths/trails. Bicyclists must remain alert to traffic and changing road conditions and have the same responsibility as motorists to obey traffic laws/regulations. Routes are chosen, designated, and assigned because they are popular, lightly traveled, and scenic. WCSQBO assumes no liability for personal injuries or property damage suffered by any bicyclist and does not take responsibility for the conditions of, or changes or updates to, the paths/trails or routes listed.
AREA BICYCLING RIDES/EVENTS (completed for this year)
Third Annual Churney Gurney Mountain Bike Race
Sunday, August 7, 2016 :
Over 150 competitors of all age levels competed this year - a throughout the day in a variety of races Thanks to Bob and Heidi Underwood for organizing the race and all the volunteers and other sponsors who made it happen.
Everyone will look forward to the Fourth Annual Churney Gurney in 2017.
Over the past 2 years, the Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park expansion project under the direction of Steve Ovitt has successfully completed 3 phases of trail building. The Park now has 13 trails covering over 21 kilometers. With the W.A.R Trails Alliance volunteering long hours maintaining the trails, all the trails are in a-one condition. The Gurney Lake Mountain Bike Park is becoming well-known for trail riding and "has put Queensbury on the map for local and regional mountain biking opportunities".
Ti Ride, Sunday, August 21; The Ti Ride was also a successful ride this year. Weather was perfect for riding (cool, cloudy, with a significant tail wind helping everyone along). About 50 riders participated and as usual enjoyed the leisurely ride back on the Mohican. If any cyclists have not experienced this ride - plan to join the Ti Ride in 2017.
Lake George Triathlon Festival, Labor Day Weekend, September 3-4, 2016
This was the 11th year of the famous Olympic distance race and the 6th year of the Big George Half Iron. It was a beautiful weekend with more athletes competing than in past years. The Triathlon was the grand finale to wonderful summer of bicycling events. But ... there are many more rides and events to enjoy in September and October. The bicycling season is not nearly over!