From July 10-17, 2016 I will be joining about 600 cyclist on a supported bike tour in New York. We will start in Buffalo and cycle along the Erie Canal for 400 mile to end in Albany. I will be a volunteer with the job of Route Marker. It involves starting early each morning and making sure the route signs along the way are clear. This organized tour, staffed by about 80 volunteers, provides the opportunity to explore communities along the way and learn about the history of the canal. For an overview of the ride, see Parks & Trails New York’s Cycle the Erie Canal , and for more information about the organization and canal trail see www.ptny.org
Postscript: This adventure has been completed. Go to the July 9, 2016 journal entry to read from the beginning.