The Basic Route
The route from DeWitt to Rome is off-road within the 36 mile Old Erie Canal State Historic Park where participants can cycle along the original 200 year old Erie Canal waterway. The leisurely two day group ride encourages participants to explore the historic trail, charming canal communities, and rich collection of museums and historic sites between Rome and Syracuse. Bike support, transportation services, overnight accommodations, free museum tours, food/water, festivities, and historic and natural history interpretations are included in the experience. Riders who stay overnight in the Village of Canastota will have access to wonderful restaurants, museums and entertainment. The Village of Canastota will offer free admission to the Canastota Canal Boat Museum and the International Boxing Hall of Fame, free live entertainment and hospitality to riders. See the "Communities" page for ideas about what to see and do in all of the canal side communities.