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…

Adirondack Rail Trail Receives Major Boost from State Leaders

The New York State Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation announced their preferred amendment to the 1996 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan/FEIS (UMP) to allow removal  of underutilized railroad tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake in the Adirondack State Park, boosting the chances for construction of 34 miles of…

PTNY in the Field

We have remained fresh in the eyes of the public during the past two months, attending conferences and festivals throughout New York State. 75th anniversary conference of the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers  and 47th International Snowmobile Congress PTNY’s Director of Programs and Policy Fran Gotcsik has recently been talking trails from one…

Celebrate Bike Month

Events across the state are scheduled this month to raise awareness about bicycling and its many, many benefits. May is officially recognized as National Bike Month and Friday, May 15 as Bike to Work Day. Communities and organizations will be hosting events across the state. In Albany, the City’s Common Council passed a resolution declaring…

Target: bicycle tourists

Bicyclists were one of the focuses of the 2015 Empire State Tourism Conference held in Albany last month and PTNY’s Executive Director Robin Dropkin was there to give a presentation on Bicyclists Bring Business. Dropkin, along with panelists representing the New York Bicycle Coalition, Cycle Adirondacks, Anthem Sports, and the Windham Area Recreation Foundation, discussed…

Connect with the Erie Canalway Trail

PTNY is elevating the Erie Canalway Trail’s social media presence with new dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages. We’ll share information about the latest events and the businesses, attractions, and the people that make the Erie Canalway Trail one of America’s most exciting and popular trails. We’ll also post stories from End-to-Enders, an elite group who have made the entire 360-mile journey…