We just got back from a trip to Western New York to explore the newest segment of the Erie Canalway Trail from Lockport to Amherst. This segment closes about an eight-mile gap in the Erie Canalway Trail. So, to update our 2016 book, Bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, Tips and advice for your adventure(s), we just had to go out and see for ourselves what was going on. And we found out about a five-and-a-half-mile paved section from Pendleton to Lockport is complete and very nice. However, the section from Pendleton to Amherst, although only two miles, is still pending construction. Despite this, you can still complete the Erie Canalway Trail, just that last segment is still “on road”. Should you be interested in riding this new section, from Lockport to Pendleton, the Lockport Trailhead is accessible from Stevens Street and State Road in Lockport. The GPS for that location is N 43˚ 09.838’, W 078˚ 42.055’.
Friday, July 28, 2017
We just got back from a trip to Western New York to explore a new segment of the Erie Canalway Trail. You may or may not remember that we rode the entire length of that trail - about 400 miles - in 2015. We co-authored our book Bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, Tips and advice for your adventure(s). While there, we had the opportunity to do a half-hour TV interview with Bill Hilts, Jr., the Outdoor Promotions Director for Destination Niagara USA. He interviewed us about our exploration of this trail, our experiences, and also about our book. That TV program will air August 7, 2017, on LCTV. We will keep you posted on the time it will air and hopefully we’ll be able to give you a link so you can watch it at your convenience. In the meantime, if you want details of our 2015 trip, you can still view our blog at: http://eriecanaltrek2015.blogspot.com/
Monday, July 24, 2017
This week we will be exploring a new segment of the Erie Canalway Trail between Lockport, NY and Amherst, NY. We think about 8 miles, but that's why we explore. If you would like to join us, we will be biking from Lockport on July 27, leaving in the early afternoon. If you have any interest, you can contact Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 386-956-6089 any afternoon or evening. If you happen to have solid information about that section of trail, please also let Roger know. Thanks and hope to see you on the trail!