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Friday, September 15 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Panel - Bike Based Tourism is Driving Economic Growth in New York State LIMITED

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Bicycling is a major economic driver for many communities. Bike based tourism is a major growth opportunity for communities across the state and making communities more bike friendly can help to promote small businesses, diversify local economies, and improve nearby property values. In this session, we’ll examine the specific needs and traits of bicycle tourists, destination development and marketing, bike friendly businesses, and more.

Speakers
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Marty Buchman

Co-Proprietor, Stony Brookside Bed and Bike Inn
Marty Buchman along with his wife, Elyse, opened The Stony Brookside as the first Inn on Long Island dedicated to cyclists and cycle touring. Together, they provide visitors customized tours of the historic North Shore of Long Island and points east. After each days ride, you return to the comfort of the Inn to enjoy a craft beer or glass of local wine while you enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Inn. The Inn is ideal for thru cyclists, serious cyclists looking for challenging training rides... Read More →
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William Sweitzer

Deputy Director, Public Affairs Office, New York State Canal Corporation
Bill joined the Canal Corporation’s Public Affairs Office in February of 2012, serving as Deputy Director. For the past three years he has led the Canal Corporation’s marketing program and spearheaded community outreach efforts across the state’s Canal corridor. Bill has an extensive background in hospitality, sales and customer service. For fun he enjoys hiking and camping with his family and is an avid... Read More →
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Tim Weidemann

Senior Economic Developer, Ulster County Executive's Office
Tim Weidemann has lived in the Hudson Valley for most of the past 20 years, attending the Storm KingSchool and SUNY New Paltz, where he received a Bachelor’s degree with University Honors in Philosophyand Religious Studies. While in New Paltz, Tim began working as a consultant to local governments and nonprofits, which led him to the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received highest distinction and acquired a... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
TOURISM & ECONOMICS