Cycling the Erie Canal http://waer.org en Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way http://waer.org/post/cycling-erie-canal-reflections-back-people-and-their-stories-along-way <p>The Cycling the Erie Canal bike trip ended this past weekend.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ptny.org/">Parks and Trails New York </a>organized the 15 annual event.&nbsp; A wide variety of people participated from 36 states and several other countries. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:16:56 +0000 Chris Bolt 5099 at http://waer.org Cycling the Erie Canal: Reflections Back on People and Their Stories Along the Way Canal Ride Day 8: Cycling Along the Mohawk, Hudson Rivers to the Finish http://waer.org/post/canal-ride-day-8-cycling-along-mohawk-hudson-rivers-finish <p>The final day's ride of Cycling the Erie Canal had a lot of opportunity to enjoy views of the water, rivers, locks and waterfalls, all along nicely maintained public bike and recreation trails. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Chris Bolt 4986 at http://waer.org Canal Ride Day 8: Cycling Along the Mohawk, Hudson Rivers to the Finish Canal Ride Day 7 Parallels Mohawk River, Native American History http://waer.org/post/canal-ride-day-7-parallels-mohawk-river-native-american-history <div>The next-to-last day of <a href="http://ptny.org/">Cycling the Erie Canal </a>might have been called Native American day. &nbsp;The ride started in Canajoharie, a Mohawk word describing a feature of the Canajoharie Gorge. &nbsp;Much of the day's cycling was back on the Erie Canalway trail system, which for part of this stretch stayed near the Mohawk River. &nbsp;The recreation path went in and out of pleasant forested areas, giving glimpses of the Mohawk all along the way.</div><div>A short detour off the path led to a Jesuit Shrine to Mohawk martyrs. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:59:47 +0000 Chris Bolt 4955 at http://waer.org Canal Ride Day 7 Parallels Mohawk River, Native American History Canal Ride Day 6 Affected by Recent Flooding in Herkimer, Mohawk Areas http://waer.org/post/canal-ride-day-6-affected-recent-flooding-herkimer-mohawk-areas <p>Day 6 of Cycling the Erie Canal didn't include too much "canal".&nbsp; Due to the flooding in Herkimer and Mohawk, the route of the cyclists had to be detoured, leaving out just about all the waterfront sections because they are damaged, unsafe or being restored.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 02:35:39 +0000 Chris Bolt 4924 at http://waer.org Canal Ride Day 6 Affected by Recent Flooding in Herkimer, Mohawk Areas Day 5 of Canal Ride Takes Tour To Birthplace of the Erie, Other Familiar Place to CNYers http://waer.org/post/day-5-canal-ride-takes-tour-birthplace-erie-other-familiar-place-cnyers <p>Rome wasn't built -- or bicycled to -- in a day.&nbsp; So after five days of riding, the 500+ cyclists that came to Syracuse&nbsp; Wednesday made camp at Fort Stanwyx Thursday.&nbsp; Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:32:55 +0000 Chris Bolt 4862 at http://waer.org Day 5 of Canal Ride Takes Tour To Birthplace of the Erie, Other Familiar Place to CNYers