And they’re off!

17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal kicks off More than 600 riders from 36 states and as far away as Australia, ages 2 through 91, depart today from Buffalo on Parks & Trails New York’s 17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The 400-mile journey along the legendary Erie Canal ends in Albany on…

New Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook hits the shelves

Parks & Trails New York has released a new edition of its best-selling Cycling the Erie Canal (CTEC) guidebook. The new guidebook features updated trail maps, revised lists of trailside attractions and lodging, and new navigation aids, while maintaining an easy-to-use format. Like previous editions, the new CTEC guidebook is organized around 42 full-color maps…

Ready, Set, Cycle!!!

More than 600 cyclists from 36 states and as far away as Australia are poised to begin the adventure of a lifetime on Parks & Trails New York’s 17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The cyclists will leave their cars behind on July 12 as they begin their eight-day, 400-mile journey from Buffalo…

Cycle the Erie: 10 great things

From the canal’s intriguing history to the trail’s relatively flat terrain, here are 10 great things about Cycle the Erie Canal 2015. 1. A ride for all ages and abilities. 2. Riders from across the country and world 3. Three-quarters off-road on the Erie Canalway Trail 4. Flat terrain 5. We take care of (almost) everything for you 6. Rural small…

Ready, Set, Cycle the Erie Canal

Riders ages 2 through 91 from 27 states, Canada, and Australia have registered for Cycle the Erie Canal 2015! Have you? March is a great time to register for Parks & Trails New York’s Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour and reserve your spot on an unforgettable week-long adventure across New York State! Cycle the…

Happy to meet up

Former and future Cycling the Erie Canal (CTEC) participants recently joined PTNY staff in Albany for a Meet Up to share stories of the ride and hear what is in store for 2015. Take a look at photos from the event and learn how you can host a CTEC Meet Up your community. On Tuesday, October…

They did it!

Recent visits from the newest members of the Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Ender fraternity higlighted the appeal of the Canalway Trail in the fall. Learn more about these cyclists and their trip below. Jean hails from Montreal, Quebec,  where he runs a brewpub. Before completing the full 360 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail, he rode the 100+…