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Friday, September 15 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Panel - Mountain Biking in New York State - A Growth Opportunity LIMITED

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New York State is primed to become a world class destination for mountain biking. A wide variety of terrains and conditions give New York everything mountain bikers look for in a destination. In this session, we will explore the opportunities for growth of mountain bike tourism industry in NYS. Panelists will share best practices for building relationships between mountain bikers and community officials, planners, advocates, and the tourism industry. Learn what makes mountain biking unique from other biking initiatives, and how to best grow mountain biking as a tourism opportunity in our local communities all over the state. Let’s get New Yorkers hitting the trails!

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Heather D. Bagshaw

Marketing Manager, Greene County Tourism
Heather Bagshaw joined Greene County Tourism in February of 2013.  She has an extensive marketing background with over 20 years’ experience in the advertising, marketing and strategic planning.  She manages the Greene County Visitor Center and staff, administers the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Destination Marketing plan and heads up the Tourism Advisory Committee, as well as sits on tourism related boards, like the Mountain Clove Scenic Byway. Tourism is the second largest sales tax generator for Greene County where the Mountain Bike campaign absorbs 10% of the overall 2017 tourism budget... Read More →
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Anthony Duncan

Atlantic Region Director, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)
Anthony Duncan is the Atlantic Region Director for IMBA where he helps IMBA chapters protect and expand mountain biking opportunities throughout the region by connecting them with land managers and educating communities on the benefits of mountain biking and trail stewardship.
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Lori Torgersen

Lori has worked for the State of New York for well over a decade across several criminal justice and human service agencies including the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the Office of Mental Health.  Lori has demonstrated leadership experience in her professional career having served as the Director of Statewide Reentry with the responsibility of coordinating the... Read More →
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Josh Wilson

Executive Director, Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA)
Josh is the Executive Director of the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA).  As a founding member of BETA, Josh has been involved in mountain bike and ski trail stewardship and advocacy in the Adirondacks since 2009.   He served as the Executive Director of the New York Bicycling Coalition from 2013 to... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm

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