Cycle Adirondacks, in partnership with Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation, have donated over $5,000 to community generated projects in Speculator, Inlet and North Creek as part of its CycleADK Gives program.
The three communities served as overnight hosts for CycleADK’s 2018 Ultimate Cycling Vacation, which drew over 230 cyclists from across the United States and Canada to the Adirondacks from August 18-24 for a week-long bicycle tour.
In addition to crowdfunding and donating money to three community projects – improvements to a community trail in Speculator, construction of a public water fountain in Inlet and planning of native pollinators in North Creek – CycleADK guests were able to roll up their sleeves and help.
Speculator received $1,525 for the Sacandaga Pathway, a 1.5-mile long boardwalk and path, which provides a unique opportunity by making wetlands, transitional forest, and upland timber areas accessible to all fitness levels. During the event, CycleADK participants moved gravel for the pathway, fixed weathered interpretive signs and clipped overgrowth from the side of the trail.
The Town of Inlet received $1,895 towards the installation of a public outdoor water fountain at Fern Park which hosts numerous community events throughout the year, including the Black Fly Challenge, an annual gravel bike race each spring.
North Creek and the Town of Johnsburg received $1,625 for the installation of a native, pollinator and bird-friendly garden at the Tannery Pond Community Center. While staying and cycling around the community, CycleADK guests were able to assist in the planting of the new garden.
Each campaign was hosted on Adirondack Foundation’s crowdfunding platform AdirondackGives.org and thanks to a $1,500 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation and an additional infusion of $1,575 from CycleADK and Thule, the 2018 CycleADK Gives Campaigns donated a total of $5,045 to the three communities.
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