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Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour


More than 650 cyclists will leave their cars behind in Buffalo on July 12 to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial as part of Parks & Trails New York’s 22nd annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The 400-mile journey along the legendary Erie Canal ends in Albany on July 19. Along the way, cyclists will enjoy some of the finest scenery, most interesting history, and unparalleled cycling in the northeastern United States. Covering between 40 and 60 miles per day, cyclists travel along the Erie Canalway Trail, which is now over 80 percent complete and will by the end of 2020 be a part of the statewide 750-mile Empire State Trail.