Yes! You Can Cycle the Erie Canal for $100

Aside from the 400 mile physical challenge or dedicating 8 summer days to accomplish the feat, finances can be an obstacle for interested riders. Here’s how you can join our 20th annual bike tour at a discount.

Become a Cycle the Erie Canal Trailblazer

By raising funds to help us achieve our goal to close the gaps in the 400 mile trail from Buffalo to Albany, you can join the tour at the friendly special rate of $100. You are then requested to raise a total of $1,500 through our social fundraising Trailblazer program now into its 4th year. Considering the $100 fee can be applied toward your goal, that’s only 56 $25 contributions, 28 $50 contributions, or just 14 at the $100 level. Do you know 56 people who might support your efforts with $25 dollars?

Does the thought of “fundraising” conjure feelings of anxiety or a fear of inability to accomplish the goal? Not to worry . . . we are here to assist you along the way. We have all of the tools you need. Following your registration, we will send you a helpful guide that includes general fundraising strategies, creative ways to promote your cause, etc. We will also email you our special collection of graphics and templates you can use for social media which has proven to be one of the simplest (and most successful) means to solicit funds. Of course we are always just an email or phone call away to provide assistance throughout your campaign.

The benefits don’t stop at receiving a discounted rate. Trailblazers are rewarded with the following incentives:

  • Free Cycling the Erie Canal Guidebook ($24.95 value)
  • Complimentary Cycle the Erie Canal Jersey ($80 value)
  • Special recognition during the tour

  • Step-by-step instructions for setting up your fundraising page
  • Fundraising language, images and social media support
  • Regular communications and support for your fundraising efforts

Become a Trailblazer. For when the 400-mile Erie Canal Trail is complete, you can look upon the map, see the solid line of uninterrupted trail and think to yourself, “I helped make that happen!”