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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: trainfinder22 on August 10, 2004, 06:17:53 pm

 
Title: Anyone here riding the Erie Canal?
Post by: trainfinder22 on August 10, 2004, 06:17:53 pm
  I am going cross state this week on the Erie Canal  or NY Bike route 5 anybody else out there?

Title: Anyone here riding the Erie Canal?
Post by: rootchopper on August 13, 2004, 07:10:19 pm
I expect to leave Niagara Falls on Monday (16th) and arrive in Albany Thursday evening.  Maybe I'll see you on the road.

You probably already know this but NYS DOT puts out an excellent map for Route 5.

Also, I understand that many of the locks have camp sites with showers.  Ask the lock keepers for details.

Finally route 5 approaching Albany is not the greatest.  (US 20 is one strip mall after another, but there is a bike lane.) If you can find it, work your way to the Mohawk-Hudson bike trail which goes from Niskayuna to downtown Albany.

Good luck on your trip.