Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour registration now open!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this signature bike tour July 9-16, 2023.

Whether it’s your first tour or your tenth, this year’s 8-day bike tour, July 9-16, 2023, takes you along the 400-mile Erie Canalway Trail. Be a part of history and register for this event that promises to be one for the books.

The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world’s most famous man-made waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo. Whether enjoying a leisurely ride from one village to another or spending a week completing the entire 400 miles, the Erie Canalway Trail offers endless adventures exploring the charming towns, living history, scenic beauty and cultural attractions of New York State.

– Parks and Trails New York

Riders cover about 50 miles a day on mostly flat terrain. About 85% of the ride is on the off-road Canalway Trail, with the remainder on public roadways with good shoulders. Most days, the route follows the canal along level ground, although there are some rolling hills and two long, gradual climbs in the Mohawk Valley.

The route follows the legendary Erie Canal passing locks and aqueducts and winding through historic villages and rural farmlands. Learn more about each day’s route with our interactive maps.

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