Erie Canal Cyclists Stop in Syracuse, Marking Halfway Point Between Buffalo and Albany

Jul 11, 2018

More than 700 cyclists stopped in Syracuse Wednesday night on their trek across the state on the 20th annual Cycling the Erie Canal tour.  The ride also marks two other milestones:  The bicentennnial of the original canal, and the centennial of the barge canal.  WAER’S Scott Willis caught up with some of them earlier in the day at a rest stop at Sims store in Camillus, the halfway point between Buffalo and Albany on the 400 mile journey.  

Cyclists pass by the restored aqueduct in Camillus.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News