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Posts from May 2015

Use #GoTourNY to Find Motorcycle Rallies & Great Riding in the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands

1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondacks, and 1000 Islands will echo with the roar of motorcyclists from around the country as they gather for events showcasing the unique attractions and scenic routes of Northern New York.

The Adirondacks and 1000 Islands offer some of the most scenic and immaculate roadways in the state, traveling along historic corridors while providing access to motorcycle rallies and events. Download free tank maps, find event details and tips for where to ride at www.GoTourNY.com, then head to the Lake George Area on May 30, for the week-long Warrensburg Bike Rally, held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg.

Wilmington Bike FestWilmington, N.Y. - With a mix of road bike, mountain bike, uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5 - 7, 2015.

The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Wilmington Bike Park as Krushers Stunt Team, from Montreal, Quebec, return for the free jump jam and trials exhibition. Other events Friday evening include Sam Perkins and Carsinn Wilson performing bike acrobatics.

Second Phase of Marketing Effort Gives New Yorkers a Unique Perspective on the Five Boroughs
Collaboration with Social Media Ambassadors Encourages Sharing of Experiences, Tips, Stories and More through Imagery

New York, N.Y. (May 18) - Today NYC & Company announced the next phase of See Your City to motivate New Yorkers to explore the diverse neighborhoods and boroughs of their city. The second phase of the campaign, sponsored by American Express®, highlights 10 new neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs and features expanded social integration to showcase the City as a must-see destination for New Yorkers. The campaign strategy is inspired by the U.S. Travel Association's Project: Time Off, an initiative aimed to change mind-sets, shift American culture and motivate Americans to use more of their paid time off (projecttimeoff.com). For more information on the campaign and neighborhoods, visit nycgo.com/seeyourcity.

NYC Pride ParadeWith Pride Events in All Five Boroughs, NYC Remains Popular Destination, Attracting LGBT Visitors from Around the Globe

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, encourages visitors and locals to celebrate Pride this summer in the five boroughs. Pride Week 2015 is scheduled for June 21-28, but celebrations will take place throughout June and July. Pride Week embraces the rich diversity and vibrant culture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in New York City, paying homage to the groundbreaking historical events that took place in New York City and impacted the gay rights movement, such the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Mountain Bike Fests Kick Off on Trails in June

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Adirondack Region is a growing mecca for mountain bikers in the Northeast, offering well-maintained trails, and a community of riders that welcomes visitors to explore and enjoy their favorite trails.

Integral to maintaining Adirondack mountain bike trails are the volunteer organizations that do everything from securing funding for signage to raking leaves and pine needles off the trails. Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), a project of the Adirondack Ski Touring Council, is leading the charge around Lake Placid, Wilmington and Saranac Lake, adding on to existing networks so that all levels of riders have plenty of options.

Boating Regattas Planned for Northern New York Waterways

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, cool off in the Adirondacks during one of the region's many boating races and festivals, or enjoy a quiet sail along some of the most scenic shoreline in New York State.

Boating in the Adirondacks is an essential part of summer for visitors and residents alike, and the region's vast supply of navigable waterways have created a vibrant community of paddlers, boaters, sailors and swimmers.