03 Sep Cycle Adirondacks to Host Community Bike Ride in Saranac Lake
WHAT: Cycle Adirondacks Community Bicycle Ride
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Berkeley Green in Historic Downtown Saranac Lake, NY
Saranac Lake, NY – Sept. 3, 2014 – The new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cycle Adirondacks event is inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through the historic Village of Saranac Lake on Friday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. to kick off a test ride of the route for the inaugural tour, slated for August 2015.
The community ride will begin at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the Berkeley Green.
Announced on Aug. 26, Cycle Adirondacks is the first fully supported, week-long road bike tour through the Adirondack Park, featuring daily routes that will allow riders to be immersed in the forests, lakes, streams and abundant wildlife habitat of the famed Adirondacks region.
The Aug. 23-29, 2015, tour starts and ends in Saranac Lake, the headquarters of the WCS Adirondack Program, and includes overnight stops in Star Lake, Boonville, Camden, Old Forge and Long Lake.
Cycle Adirondacks will benefit host communities by bringing roughly 600 riders and 100 volunteers to each town. Cycle Adirondacks will also enlist local volunteers to help stage the event in each community. This past year, WCS received a marketing grant from I Love New York through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council to help build and promote Cycle Adirondacks. The regional economic impact of the event is estimated at well over $1 million.
Registration is open, along with a volunteer application for the 2015 event, at www.cycleadirondacks.com.
Photos, blog posts and other coverage of the organizational team’s Sept. 6-13 Preview Tour will be available daily through the event’s social channels.
To see a promotional video for the event, click here.
About the Adirondack Park
Spanning 6 million acres, Adirondack Park is one of the largest intact temperate forests in the world. Roughly the size of Vermont, the park is a mosaic of publicly and privately owned lands, and includes more than 100 towns and villages among its forests and lakeshores. The region is within a day’s drive of over 90 million people, and in close proximity to many major urban areas such as New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and more. Established in 1894, the Adirondack’s state-owned lands are constitutionally protected as “forever wild.” The vast network of connected wilderness areas intermixed with private lands is a model of successful conservation work and provides wildlife habitat for some of the most iconic wildlife species in the northeastern U.S., including black bear, bobcat, moose, and loons.
About the Wildlife Conservation Society
MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 countries and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia Follow: @thewcs.