Bike rentals will go quickly this year – we have a recommendation on where to get them, dates of a few ice cream places opening soon, and a list of events to look forward to this weekend going into next week in the Glens Falls area.
Biking Will Probably Be Super Popular This Year
Outdoor recreation has skyrocketed since COVID started. Snowshoe rentals may have been hard to come by this past winter – and now we’re looking at bicycles (and probably kayaks and paddleboards) as the weather warms up.
The Glens Falls Chronicle reported The Hub in Brant Lake is struggling to keep up with the demand for bike rentals. If you’re interested in renting a bike, paddleboard, etc., in the coming months, your best bet is to plan ahead and secure what you need in advance.
If you didn’t know, Beach Road Bait & Tackle in Lake George offers bike rentals, and they’re located just two blocks from the Warren County Bikeway. Check them out!
Warren County Could Get a Bike Share Program
In related news, The Post Star reported earlier this month that the CDPHP Cycle! ride service in Albany (pictured above), Saratoga, Schenectady, Troy, and Cohoes may expand to Warren County. The article also cites the pandemic for the increase in biking popularity last year.
If this goes through, they plan to start with 20 bikes, focus primarily on Glens Falls and Queensbury, and will take it from there. With the Warren County Bikeway, Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail, and biking trails at parks like Gurney Lane Recreation Area, there are plenty of places to go if you own or can rent a bike.
More Ice Cream Hotspots Opening Soon
Martha’s Dandee Creme in Lake George opened on March 13. Rob & Deb’s Frozen Dreams in Glens Falls will open tomorrow, March 19. Sprinkles in Queensbury, shown above, will open March 25. And Rookies Cookies and Cream in Hudson Falls will open on March 26. Whoohoo!
LARAC Needs Your Help for Their Upcoming Festival
LARAC is asking for donations to make their 50th annual June Arts Festival happen this year. You can purchase a LARAC logo or artwork sticker for $20 (or simply make a donation) here. Right now the festival is scheduled for June 12 and 13.
Find Fun Events, Make Those Plans
While we wait to enjoy biking and ice cream eating, see what’s going on in the meantime below. If you follow The Shirt Factory on Facebook, they’ve been featuring various vendors that will be at the Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Day. There’s going to be a lot more than hot food (like Mean Max’s craft beers, they will be there!) and it looks like it’ll be a delicious time. And, there are more food-related happenings:
- Winter Meltdown Spicy Food Day: March 20
- Maple Festival at Up Yonda Farm: March 20
- St. Patrick’s Day +3 at the Depot: March 20
- Sugarhouse Tours at Mapleland Farms: March 20, 21, 27, 28
- Drive-Thru Food Pantry at Great Escape: March 22
- American Chocolate Week at Adirondack Winery: March 22 – 28
- Community Day/Food Drive to Benefit Local Veterans: March 26
- A Toast to Health & Happiness (Double H Ranch): March 26
- The Glens Falls Chronicle (print edition): Bike Shop: Book ASAP; backlog & scarce parts
- The Post Star: Warren County exploring bike-sharing program