Photo courtesy Adirondack Bike Ranch
What do you do if there aren’t any good mountain bike trails in your area? You build your own of course – at least that’s what Paul Maggy decided to do. Maggy is set to open the Plattsburgh, NY Adirondack Bike Ranch to the public on April 18 with races, raffles, music and food.
The ranch is basically a mountain bike park with plans for miles of trails, multiple terrain parks, and even an indoor mountain bike track for those cold New York winter months. Adirondack Bike Ranch will also be a one stop shop for riders with on-site mountain bike rentals and a full service bike shop. Mountain bikers can purchase an annual pass for just $25 – a steal if you ask me given that most MTB parks out west charge more than that for a single day pass.
Maggy recently formed NAMBA, an IMBA affiliated bike club and is working with the local chamber of commerce and other businesses to develop the area as an outdoor recreation destination. We’re stoked to see how things go this summer – this might just be a new model for developing MTB trails…