Bike Friendly New York

Launched in 2017, Bike Friendly New York (BFNY) is a bicycle friendly certification program administered by Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation. BFNY aims to recognize and promote businesses that provide special accommodations for bicyclists. A wide range of businesses can apply for bike-friendly certification, including restaurants and bars, lodging, shops, and museums. BFNY was conceived with businesses located along the statewide Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) in mind; however, eligible businesses across New York may apply and be certified.

Choosing to become bike friendly helps touring cyclists experience the charming canalside villages and helps increase overall economic impact on small local businesses.


Over the last year, the BFNY certification program has gained momentum, adding over 60 new businesses during the first 12 months. Some of our newest additions are Schodack Island State Park, Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, A White Rose Bed & Breakfast, Hostel Buffalo Niagara.

If you own a business along a trail, become certified as a Bike Friendly New York business now to be a part of the kick off the spring cycling season!