15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour from Buffalo to Albany

Cycling the Erie Canal Kicks Off July 7th

500 Miles, 400 Miles, 8 Days!

The 15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour from Buffalo to Albany begins this Sunday, July 7th in Buffalo. More than 500 cyclists of all ages will set off on the Canalway Trail for the 400-mile, eight-day journey. Along the way, they will be treated to fine scenery, fascinating history, and the extraordinary hospitality of canal communities.

Watch for riders as they pass through your area, welcome them to your community, or join them for a mile or two!


Sunday, July 7: Buffalo to Medina

Monday, July 8: Medina to Pittsford

Tuesday, July 9: Pittsford to Seneca Falls

Wednesday, July 10: Seneca Falls to Syracuse

Thursday, July 11: Syracuse to Rome

Friday, July 12: Rome to Canajoharie

Saturday, July 13: Canajoharie to Scotia

Sunday, July 14: Scotia to Albany

Cycling the Erie is organized by Parks & Trails New York. The NYS Canal Corporation is the Premier State Sponsor, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is the event’s Heritage Sponsor.

I’m looking forward to this.  I will watch the bikers as they pass the Lockport Locks.

No change to USA UNESCO World Heritage Site nominations.

"Flight of Five" (1825) Lockport, NY - Source: Wikimedia

“Flight of Five” (1825) Lockport, NY – Source: Wikimedia

It has been 5 years since the USA released its list.   No change to USA UNESCO World Heritage Site nominations.  As far as is known, Western New York elected official on the local, state, national level and the public seem uninterested in supporting a nomination for the Erie Canal or Buffalo’s Frank Lloyd Wright “Darwin Martin House.”

About one year ago I even posted the idea on Linkedin.com to the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise groups under the heading “An effort to have the Erie Canal designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site might lead to business development.”  Received only one like from its 1000 group members.

Here is the list of USA nominated locations.

 Last Revision:  1/30/2008


I don’t have any political connections.  No one has responded to me these past 2 years.  If you do, send the official you know this form.  It will download to you as an MS Word document.:

This is the link to the official UNESCO World Heritage Site Operational Guidelines