Rail trail association fundraiser is this Friday

The Adirondack Rail Trail Association will host a fundraiser on Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Raquette River Brewing.

“Beats, Bikes and Brews” is an event intended to showcase unity within the local community. North Country Public Radio’s Beat Authority will broadcast live from 3-5 p.m. The highlight of the event is the launch of “Connected by Trail, United by Ale,” a craft beer collaboration between Raquette River Brewing and Big Slide Brewery and Public House.

The event will feature outdoor activities, including e-bike demonstrations by High Peaks Cyclery and Placid Planet of Lake Placid, along with kick sled displays by Human Power Planet Earth of Saranac Lake. Bike ADK will be on hand to share their passion for cycling.

During the event, attendees can participate in a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Prizes include gift certificates to establishments such as the Belvedere Restaurant, Charlie’s Inn, Dancing Bear Restaurant, P-2’s Irish Pub, Merrill L. Thomas, Bike ADK, BluSeed Studios, Placid Planet, High Peaks Cyclery, LL Bean, Craig Wood Golf Course, Tupper Lake Supply and more.

Proceeds from the raffle and beverage sales will directly support ARTA in its mission of empowering communities, preserving nature, and fostering experiences.

“Beats, Bikes and Brews embodies the essence of our community uniting,” said Brian Woods, ARTA’s executive director. “This unified support ensures the Adirondack Rail Trail’s place as a beloved community treasure in the making.”

This event will also mark the launch of a bike raffle featuring a fat bike donated by Human Power Planet Earth of Saranac Lake. Currently, the public can purchase tickets for four grand prizes, which include food anddrinks at Raquette River Brewing and a night stay for two at the Faust, as well as food/drinks at the Lake Placid Pub, accompanied by a night stay at the Hampton Inn. Tickets can be purchased directly through ARTA’s donation page. $10 donation for one ticket or $50 donation for six tickets.


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