- Associated Press - Saturday, June 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Supporters of a 34-mile multi-use trail from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid are riding bicycles to Albany to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for supporting the plan.

But those who want to keep railroad tracks instead of creating the trail continue to fight the plan approved by Democrat Cuomo last month. The Adirondack Scenic Railway Preservation Society hosted a rally in Utica on Friday calling for keeping the rails. The group has filed a lawsuit opposing the state’s plans.

Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates is hosting a series of bike relays from Lake Placid to Albany from Saturday to Monday, ending at the Capitol.

The state plans to upgrade 45 miles of track to extend the route of a Utica-based tourist train and convert 34 miles of track to a trail.

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