“Cycling the Erie Canal” Bicycle Tour to Visit SF

More than 500 cyclists will visit Seneca Falls on Tuesday, July 8th as they pedal along the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. The group will arrive in the area in the early afternoon. Cyclists are expected to eat at local restaurants and visit historic sites in Waterloo and Seneca Falls during their stay.Local law enforcement officials ask motorists to be especially watchful and homeowners to restrain their dogs as the cyclists pass by.The eight-day, cross-state Cycling the Erie Canal tour highlights the many natural, historic and cultural attractions along the historic waterway. The group will leave Buffalo on July 6th and plan to arrive in Albany on July 13th. Now in its 10th year, the Cycling the Erie Canal tour is organized by Parks & Trails New York with the help of hundreds of volunteer coordinators. Seneca Falls Heritage Area Interim Director, Adriene Emmo and Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Director, Fred Gaffney are local coordinators.In Seneca Falls, the cyclists will set up a Tent City on the grounds of Mynderse Academy High School. Mr. Gaffney and representatives of local women’s history attractions will welcome the cyclists and provide information about the many attractions in the area they may wish to visit.Cyclists will be shuttled to Cayuga Lake State Park for swimming and hiking, as well as to Waterloo to visit the Memorial Day Museum. In Seneca Falls, area museums will be open until 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception at 4:30 and the Community Band playing at 7pm in People’s Park located along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, part of the Erie Canal waterway system.Each cyclist will be provided with a Seneca County travel guide and special newsletter with a map indicating where our and restaurants are located.

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