In The News


  • October, 2014

  • Pair of Bicycle Tourist Events Slated

    Union Sun and Journal

    Two events aimed at helping Canalway Trail communities take advantage of the growing bicycle tourist market will be held in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda on Oct. 14 and 15. An evening Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable is scheduled from 6 until 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the City of Tonawanda’s Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara St. The roundtable will focus on how to attract and profit from the area’s growing number of bicycle tourists. There will also be time to network with business people and tourism professionals from other communities and enjoy some light refreshments...

  • September, 2014

  • Park(ing) Day in Albany

    Time Warner Cable News

    For one day only several parking spots in downtown Albany were set up as temporary public spaces as a part of a global movement to promote nature. Rich Kappes knows all too well the beauty and potential dangers, when enjoying mother nature in an urban environment. “Were kind of vulnerable out there," said Kappes.

  • Albany Parking Spots Become Parks

    Albany Times Union

    Public uses took over parking spaces throughout the city on Friday for PARK(ing) Day. The annual worldwide event brings artists, activists and citizens together, yet independently. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public areas are allocated and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.

  • August, 2014

  • Cyclists Ask Cuomo to 'Close the Gaps'

    CBS 6

    Hundreds of postcards dropped off at the Capital Friday, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to close the gaps that remain on the Erie Canal way trail. The Trailway extends 360 miles across New York State. Each year, cyclists get access to more and more of the trail but 83 miles still needs to be finished.

  • July, 2014

  • A Riders Experience in Artwork Form

  • Eight-Day, 400-Mile Bike Tour Ends in Albany (Video)

    Time Warner Cable News

    An eight-day, 400-mile bicycle tour along the Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo wrapped up this weekend in Albany. More than 500 cyclists began the 16th annual statewide trip last Sunday, covering between 40 and 60 miles a day. The trip came to an end Sunday at the Albany Visitors Center. Cyclists making the trip ranged in age from 9 to 90, and came from far away as Australia and Israel.

  • Local Bicyclists Ready to Finish 400 Mile Trek

    WXXI News

    A 400-mile bicycle tour along the Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled to wrap up this weekend. More than 500 cyclists began the 16th annual statewide trip last Sunday, covering between 40 and 60 miles a day. They are scheduled to finish this Sunday at the Albany Visitors Center.

  • 1st or 6th Time, Riders Enjoy Erie

    Rome Sentinel

    Here’s the long and short of it on the 16th annual Cycling the Erie Canal — for some like the first-timer 9-year-old from Brooklyn it’s a big thing and for others, well, not so big. Although some got caught in rain Thursday, most were enjoying the sunshine in Rome as they set up camp on the lawn at Fort Stanwix.

  • Cyclists Set to Arrive in Area Thursday

    Rome Sentinel

    More than 500 cyclists kicked off the 16th annual statewide Cycling the Erie Canal Sunday, a 400-mile bicycling tour from Buffalo to Albany concluding this Sunday. Riders will arrive in Rome Thursday and depart Friday morning.The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce has issued its annual guide for cyclists. It outlines the schedule, attractions, where to eat and details for the shuttle bus service offered. Riders will camp on the west lawn at Fort Stanwix National Monument.

  • Erie Canal Bike Tour Makes a Pit Stop in Rome

    WKTV News

    The annual "Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour," brought cyclists through central New York, Thursday. Some 500 bikers are spending eight days traveling 400 miles across New York State, starting off in Buffalo and riding through towns along the canal until they get to Albany.

  • Oneida Reaches Out to Erie Canal Bike Riders

    Oneida Daily Dispatch

    Thirty miles into their fifth day of riding, more than four hundred bikers on the Erie Canal Trailway Tour were greeted by members of the Greater Oneida Area Chamber of Commerce, Oneida Rail Trail Committee and Parks and Recreation just outside Oneida.

  • Erie Canal Cyclists Ride Through Northern Madison County

    Madison County Courier

    More than 500 cyclists will be coming through Chittenango, Canastota, Wampsville, and Oneida on Thursday, July 17 as part of the 16thAnnual Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour. This is an opportunity to roll out the welcome mat and showcase our local businesses and area attractions.

  • Group Bicycling Along the Erie Canal (Video)

    News Chanel 9, Syracuse

  • Orleans Rolls Out Big Red Carpet for Cyclists

    After a big welcome reception in Medina on Sunday night, about 500 cyclists on the Erie Canal are being treated today to refreshments and greetings in Albion and Holley. The top photo shows a group of cyclists by two welcome tents in Albion.

  • True Tales from On The Erie Canal (A Rider's Blog)

  • Cyclists Wake Up in Burnett Park (Video)

    News Chanel 9, Syracuse

  • See 500 Cyclists Biking 400 Miles Across New York for Cycling the Erie Canal

    On July 13, more than 500 cyclists began pedaling along the historic Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany.They arrive in Syracuse today, July 16, halfway on the 16th annual 400-mile Cycling the Erie Canal tour, organized by the statewide nonprofit Parks & Trails New York. At 3:45 p.m., the cyclists will stop at Rosamond Gifford Zoo for a half-way point celebration.

  • Hundreds of Bicyclists Roll Into Rochester as Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour Continues (Video)

    Time Warner News

    Bicyclists of all ages continued their trek Monday as they ride 400 miles along the Erie Canal, rolling into Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. "It's a really nice way to be outdoors," said New Jersey resident Priscilla Hayes. "Me and my dad, we really trained hard for it and I know I can do it," said 10-year-old Anika Galkiewicz, an Albany resident. These bikers will spend the next eight days traveling to Albany as part of the Cycling the Erie Canal Tour. The tour, which began Sunday in Buffalo, is meant to bring awareness to the canal.

  • 500 Bicyclists Registered for Buffalo-Albany Canal Tour

    Times Union

    More than 500 bicyclists have registered for the annual Cycling the Erie Canal ride, a 400-mile tour that starts in Buffalo on Sunday and ends on Sunday, July 20, in Albany. The tour, which highlights the beauty, history, culture and recreational appeal of the canal system and the Canalway Trail, has attracted cyclists from 36 states and some foreign nations.

  • Lessons from the Canalway Trail

    Adirondack Daily Enterprise

    As the state considers the best use of our Remsen-Lake Placid rail corridor, there are lessons to be learned from a new economic impact study of the Erie Canalway Trail, which runs across the state from Albany to Buffalo. The ECT is more than 75 percent complete, with 277 miles now open as an off-road, multi-use trail for people of all ages who want to enjoy fresh air and good exercise while soaking up history and engaging with the natural world. END