Mountain Biking Trail Signage
One of the
primary objectives of the APMBI is to develop and implement standards for
signage, kiosks, etc. so each town's MTB center will be on the "same
page" as they roll out their programs.
Here is the latest
information on signage:
Each MTB coordinator (Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Wilmington)
received a packet shortly after the new year, that included several pages from
the DEC signage handbook which describes examples of the "older" and
Build signs so they "look like" DEC's - even when
they are NOT on state land (with landowner's permission). The NYS DEC Sign Specifications
Document gives you
instructions on how to produce the signs.
"A" is the preferred method using MDO plywood for
long-lasting, low maintenance signage. This will be less expensive in
the long run according to DEC's sign shop.
"B" is the "traditional" method using pine
All signage will be "medium brown" color with
yellow vinyl lettering
First, plan your signs - outside dimensions, the wording
desired, sizes of lettering, etc.
Submit all drawings with sizes/specifications for approval
by the APMBI Sign Specification Committee before constructing
them...or having them built professionally.
The Committee includes: Paul Capone (chair), Lee & Judi Borland,
Bert Yost, and a DEC representative.
Send plans to my home address: Paul Capone, RR1 Box 94,
Vermontville NY 12989.
DEC will provide to APMBI samples from the sign shop in
Northville. I will distribute a sample
to each MTB coordinator (Ted, Bert, and Chuck) that can be used a demo.
The two diagrams below provide specifications for a small and large kiosk from the DEC Region 7 Draft
Recreation Master Plan for State Forests.
Small Kiosk Example
Large Kiosk Example