Tour the Towpath is the premier recreational bike ride event of the summer! Cycle off-road 36+ miles along the world famous historic Erie Canal on this supported bike ride through Central New York. The direction of this year's ride is from Rome to Syracuse. Tour the Towpath is extra special this year as the Erie Canal is celebrating its 200th year! Register/ more info at

The ride along the historic Erie Canal is flat, tree lined, and very scenic. Participants literally ride on the towpath that mules once used to pull the canal boats. It is not a race, far from it. At last year’s event the youngest rider was 6 and the oldest rider 87. It is an organized event but you pick what you stop and see whether that’s the working blacksmiths at the Chittenango Landing Museum or stopping into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota or hitting all the ice cream shops along the way. It is a great opportunity for a last late summer adventure.  

1 and 2 day options available. 2 day option includes camping in Canastota!  Entertainment includes live music, movie on the green, Zem's Ice Cream and Erie Canal Brewery will be doing a special pouring of their craft beers. 

End of ride celebration!  All riders end at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse at the World Canals Conference kick-off celebration with music, food trucks, entertainment including the opportunity to tour replica 1862 canal schooner Lois McClure or Watch live hot glass shows presented by the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge. More info on the World Canals Conference and the Inner Harbor event: