elcome to the virtual Cycle the Erie Canal celebration!

Cycle the Erie Canal is one of Parks & Trails New York’s most anticipated events, providing eight days of cycling, scenery, history, friendship and endless adventure.

Sadly, we had to cancel the real Cycle the Erie Canal this year due to COVID. But we couldn’t let the 2020 tour pass unnoted and uncelebrated. The event means so much to so many. Therefore, we invite you to experience the first virtual Cycle the Erie Canal celebration.

Through photographs, videos, games and daily route maps, experience firsthand what it’s like to Cycle the Erie Canal. Visit the famous “flight of five” locks in Lockport and ride through a modern lock by boat, cycle over the restored Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, and discover what it’s like to sleep in a Revolutionary-era fort.

Al Hastings and April Amodei, Cycle the Erie Canal Tour Co-Directors,
would like to welcome you to this year's
Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebration.

Whether you've done the ride multiple times or are just curious about what the tour is like, join us. Past riders, future riders, cycling enthusiasts, couch potatoes, history buffs, and community members are all welcome to be part of the fun of “one trail…endless adventures.”

Follow the tour celebration day-by-day and be part of the fun!


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View the Highlights of Each Day

Experience the ride each day:

Share Your Experience

Have you cycled the Canalway Trail? Joined us on a past tour? Taking a ride in your region? We want to hear from you! Please share your story with us on social media, or email us your pictures, map of your ride, or any stories you'd like to share.

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