Chamber promotes cycling event

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is promoting a fall “Bike Thru History” cycling event due to come through the area.

Chamber Tourism Director Gina DaBiere-Gibbs reported on the event at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee meeting Wednesday at the County Office Building.

“We’re going to start advertising it,” DaBiere-Gibbs said.

She said registration is now open for a “Bike Thru History” cycling event set for Oct. 11 through 13. She said registration, pricing information, and additional event information are located online at:

DaBiere-Gibbs said the event’s name was chosen to help feature the area’s regional cycling routes developed through the Mohawk Valley Path Through History campaign, online at

Cycling routes for the event will be developed and information will be added to the chamber tourism website as it is finalized, DaBiere-Gibbs said. The event will take place on the statewide Path Through History Weekend in October. She said the Friday night will include a social and local speaker about the history of Fulton County. Saturday and Sunday will have cycling throughout the day, with additional programming on Saturday night.

DaBiere-Gibbs said registration will include weekend “options” for riders and non-riders. In addition, options for day rides only and Friday and Saturday programming will be offered. Rides between 20 and 50 miles will be available, she said.

She said the chamber is also seeking additional sponsors for the event.

Elsewhere in her monthly tourism report, DaBiere-Gibbs told supervisors that Oneida County Tourism hosted its first-ever Central New York Brochure Exchange in conjunction with its ambassador familiarization tour in June. She said this was the first year that Oneida County Tourism opened its brochure exchange to the greater region.

“In the past, they kind of did their own thing,” DaBiere-Gibbs said.

She said the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce exchanged “a few hundred” brochures with regional attractions.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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