Erie Canal

Cycling Erie Canal
10:35 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Canal Ride Day 6 Affected by Recent Flooding in Herkimer, Mohawk Areas

Road damage and hill erosion can be seen off of Route 5 near Mohawk.
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Day 6 of Cycling the Erie Canal didn't include too much "canal".  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. 

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Cycling Erie Canal
6:32 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Day 5 of Canal Ride Takes Tour To Birthplace of the Erie, Other Familiar Place to CNYers

Gil Roy tells the story of the canal boats, on which cargo and the pilot's entire family would ride. This replica at the Chittenango Landing Canal Park.
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Rome wasn't built -- or bicycled to -- in a day.  So after five days of riding, the 500+ cyclists that came to Syracuse  Wednesday made camp at Fort Stanwyx Thursday. 

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Cycling Erie Canal
9:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Canal Ride Day 2 shows examples of how trail connects with history

Strip of downtown Medina similar to many canal towns hoping to thrive
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Day two of Cycling the Erie Canal offered a cool and dry day for the most part, until some thunderstorms drenched some riders and others' tents and belongings (such as one radio reporter).  The ride started in the Village of Medina, which has a historic section of downtown (see pictures in slideshow), including Bent's Opera House, from 1864.

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Canal Coverage All Week
4:58 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Bicyclists Start Statewide Erie Canal Ride; Follow WAER News Director Chris Bolt's Coverage

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum features a replica cargo boat, as well as unearthed dry docks that tell story of activity along the canal.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

More than 500 bicyclists hit the trail Sunday following the path of the Erie Canal across the state. 

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