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