Bicycles will fill local roadways in Greene County this weekend, with the "Tour of the Catskills" Pro/Am races July 31 through Aug. 2 in Tannersville, Windham, and other local towns. Ryan Anglim reports in The Daily Mail
that Greene County officials hope to capitalize on the summer mountain bike races, with Greene County's Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Planning applying for $100,000 state grant July 30. The Windham World Cup races and festival start on August 6, and there are also several other biking events locally. The grant money would go to an advertising and marketing campaign to move some of Vermont biking tourism dolalrs to Greene County, according to Economic Development Director Warren Hart. “We looked extensively at the economic impact of mountain biking on visitor spending,” Hart said. “We looked over at some mountain bike trails in Vermont, and there is a very good return on investment for mountain biking.” In Greene County there are mountain bike trail locations including The Roundtopia Mountain Bike Trails, with over 20 miles of single-track and fire roads built by the Roundtop Mountain Bike Association; The Windham Bike Park opening by the end of July; Elm Ridge Bike Path, located in the Elm Ridge Wild Forest; The Windham Path, a 1.5-mile, single-track loop with a newly constructed bridge over the Batavia Kill with access to South Street Windham. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.