Rider Reviews & Trail Travelers
Each year, thousands of riders pedal a portion of the Erie Canalway Trail. Many take a short trek for daily exercise; others plan a vacation, cycling through the canal's small towns, visiting artisan shops, unique restaurants and quaint inns and B&Bs along the way. History buffs retrace America's longest man-made waterway.
Others cycle the entire trail, fulfilling a dream of crossing the great state of New York on two wheels. For many, it is part of a longer journey across the United States. No matter how many miles you travel, there are always new adventures to discover.
To find out what others are saying about cycling the Erie Canalway, visit Trip Advisor or read the stories below to see what trail travelers have to share.
Ginger, Tucker & Fiddle
Ginger and Tucker (and that's Fiddle in the Flyer) are traveling coast-to-coast on their way to Cape Cod. Fiddle takes turns riding and running. He's a little wet in the photo from a cooling plunge in the canal.
Gabrielle & Marianna
Gabrielle and Marianna are not riding kiddie bikes, and they're not towing their Samsonite luggage. These experienced riders have fold-a-bikes, and the bikes fit neatly into their travel cases, leaving room for some clothes, etc. They fly to their destination, unpack, and they're set to go. Here they are at Higginsville where a part of the Canalway Trail doubles as a village road. They were part of the rare meeting of 8 cyclists from Buffalo, Quebec and Central NY at the same place and same time.
One of our trail ambassadors met Alex on the trail near Poolsbrook. Seeing the luggage on the back of his bike, he asked if he was going far. "Sort of", Alex said. He was going to a wedding in Albany and would stay with friends for a few days. When asked how he would get back, he said, "Well, after Albany I'm riding to Virginia, then North Carolina. It's a 1,000 miler." So yes, Alex is "going far"!