Bike Your Park with us!

On Saturday, September 24, Parks & Trails New York will host a free guided bicycle ride along the Erie Canalway Trail between Albany’s Corning Riverfront Park and Peebles Island State Park. This ride is part of the first annual “Bike Your Park Day” hosted by Adventure Cycling Association to celebrate National Public Lands Day.

The 21-mile round-trip route is flat and guides will lead cyclists between Albany and Peebles Island State Park. Cyclists will ride primarily on the Erie Canalway/ Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail, however, there are brief sections of riding on low-traffic streets. The route will highlight the recently completed bicycle and pedestrian Black Bridge, which crosses the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, and Peebles Island State Park, a 190-acre State Park that is home to miles of trails and several historic structures, including the early 20th century Matton Shipyard. Refreshments and a walking tour of Peebles Island will be available before cyclists return to Albany.

Black-bridge-trail.jpgParticipants should meet at the Corning Riverfront Park Boat Launch. The ride will depart at 9:00 AM and cyclists will arrive at Peebles Island State Park around 10:00 AM. Refreshments will be available and The Friends of Peebles Island State Park will be offering a guided tour of the park grounds. Riders will depart to return to Albany at 11:00 AM. Helmets are required. The ride is free and open to the public, however, riders should be able to complete the 21-mile route at a conversational pace. Registration is required. Click here to register.