2019 marks the 7th anniversary of the award winning Tuesdays on the Towpath recreational bike ride series. In this series, riders experience sites on or around the Erie Canal at an easy pace. The rides are guided and typically include a speaker who will illuminate history, ecology, future plans, and other topics along the route. 

All rides meet at 6:00 and finish by dark. Rides begin and end at the same location. All riders who have at least some experience on a bike are welcome. Helmets required. These rides are FREE

Ride Schedule:

May 28 | Canastota Canal Town Ride hosted by the Canastota Canal Town Museum. Every rider gets a coupon for a free ice cream at ZEMS. Ride is about 9 miles.

Meet at the Canastota Canal Town Museum

June 11 | Camillus Canal Park/West Onondaga Lake Ride hosted by Camillus Erie Canal Park

Meet at the Orange Lot Trailhead. From Points West: Take I-690 East to Exit 7, turn left onto State Fair Boulevard, take the first left passing under I-690, drive straight toward the lake and turn left into the NYS Fair Orange Parking Lot.  From Points East: Take I-690 West to Exit 7, head straight to the NYS Fair Orange Parking Lot.

July 16 | Chittenango Landing Ride hosted by Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Meet at Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum- 717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037

 July 23 | Lyons/Wayne County Ride hosted by Trail Works

Meet at Abbey Park and follows Clinton’s Ditch to Lock Berlin Park

August 13 | Oneida Community Mansion House/Oneida Ride hosted by Oneida Community Mansion House

Meet at the Oneida Rail Trail Pedestrian Plaza (intersection of N. Main and E. Railroad Streets, across the street from City Hall)

August 27 | Fayetteville Ride hosted by Fayetteville Parks Commission

Meet at Fayetteville Canal Landing Park- Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville NY 13066

August 20 (Rescheduled) | Erie Canal Museum/Syracuse Ride hosted by Erie Canal Museum

Meet at Erie Canal Museum- 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, NY 13202

September 10 (Rescheduled) | Rome Historical Society/Fort Stanwix Ride hosted by Rome Historical Society and Fort Stanwix National Monument

Meet at Bellamy Harbor Park- 139 East Whitesboro St. Rome, NY


Questions? Contact Derrick Pratt at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum: programs@clcbm.org or 315-687-3801