- For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick NY.
- Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in Bennington, VT
The Erie Canal Towpath is the land’s second longest continuous bicycle path—or rather, it would be if it were considered to be a single trail, which it sort of is anyway. The path links Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east and comprises a network of dedicated paths, local park trails, some city streets, and under 50 miles of state road shoulders. The trail goes for about 360 miles and passes through virtually every kind of terrain Western and Upstate New York have to offer (mountains excepted). Riding the Erie is rather more of an adventure than taking on the C&O/GAP but it is by no means too much to take tackle and it really is worth it—it is a great ride.
A typical view along the active portion of the Erie Canal–this one near Fort Plain, NY.
Our trip was in July and while it was warm…
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Start: Church St., Tannersville, NY.
The Anthem Sports Great American Cycling Road Series includes:
The CHAD tour combines some of the finest rides in the Lake Champlain basin with challenging climbs in the Adirondacks. The tour begins in Burlington on Sunday night, and heads to Plattsburgh via the Lake Champlain Islands on Monday. On Tuesday riders head into the Adirondacks, and on Wednesday turn back east to Ticonderoga, crossing back into Vermont on Thursday. The return to Burlington on Friday goes north through Vergennes. The tour offers options of about 60-80 miles each day.
CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks, August 21-26, 2016
Richard S. Costello
July 1, 2016
Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just recently, titled:
Some sections were a little sketchy, and wildly overgrown, but I thoroughly enjoyed the added adventure.
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