Parks & Trails New York's 21st Annual Bike Tour | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

Parks & Trails New York's 21st Annual Bike Tour

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 07/14/2019
More than 650 cyclists will leave their cars behind in Buffalo on July 7 to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial as part of Parks & Trails New York’s 21st annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The 400-mile journey along the legendary Erie Canal ends in Albany on July 14. Along the way, cyclists will enjoy some of the finest scenery, most interesting history, and unparalleled cycling in the northeastern United States.

Covering between 40 and 60 miles per day, cyclists traveled along the Erie Canalway Trail, which is now 80 percent complete and will, by 2020, be completed as part of the statewide 750-mile Empire State Trail. The route follows the legendary Erie Canal passing locks and aqueducts and winding through historic villages and rural farmlands. 

For riders who don't wish to do the 8-day trail, there are 2 and 4 day options as well.

Riders stay overnight in Buffalo, Medina, Fairport, Seneca Falls, Syracuse, Rome, Canajoharie, and Schenectady at colorful tent cities. A variety of lodging and amenities are also available, from national hotel chains to bed and breakfasts. Rental and set up of tents and air mattresses is available from Comfy Campers

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


29 Elk St
Albany, NY, 12207
United States


(518) 434-1583
Contact name: 
Parks & Trails NY
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
To be designated
Child (5 and under): $90 - $280 ; Youth (ages 6-17): $205 - $545; Adult: $345-$925 (pricing depends on number of days and whether early bird or late registration)


9-12 years Teenagers Adults & kids together Adults without kids