Cycle the Erie Canal 2016 Registration Now Open

Rich history, scenery, and culture - and lots of cycling. There's no better time for an Erie Canalway Trail vacation. Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 18th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour.

Make good on that New Year's resolution to get more exercise by biking across New York State in 2016. Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 18th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an unparalleled opportunity to experience great cycling while taking in the rich history of the legendary canal that helped transform America. For more on the tour, enjoy this video filmed during last year's ride.


The 2016 tour kicks off in Buffalo on July 10 and arrives in Albany on July 17. This year, the Cycle the Erie Canal tour offers:

2-day and 4-day Options: If you can't take off a full week, consider joining us for half the tour or for a weekend. With 4-day options from Buffalo to Syracuse and Syracuse to Albany, you're halfway to becoming an Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Ender. These shorter options are great for children, too.

Return Shuttle: Riders from Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and points west will be happy to hear we'll once again be offering our return shuttle from Albany to Buffalo at the end of the ride. Less driving means more time to discover the Erie Canal, and there is so much to discover.

Erie Canal Trailblazers: Interested in cycling the whole tour for only $100? Become a Cycle the Erie Canal Trailblazer and help PTNY promote the Erie Canalway Trail and bicycle tourism! Registration includes a free Cycle the Erie Canal Trailblazer jersey and guidebook and special recognition on the tour. Learn more.

If you have any questions about Cycle the Erie Canal, call Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or email Also, check out our all new Cycle the Erie Canal website to learn more about all the Erie Canalway Trail has to offer.