Close the Gaps Ride – The Bike Barn Cycles and Parks & Trails New York collaborated on a “Close the Gaps” ride on 9/22/15. PTNY runs the annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour and advocates for finishing the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany. The trail is 78 percent complete as an off-road trail. There are still critical sections that need to be closed – including Broadway in Watervliet. When the gaps are finished, the Erie Canalway Trail will be the longest of its kind in the country – with safe, enjoyable bicycling and hiking from one side of New York to the other.
Parks & Trails have collected postcards from trail riders over the past year asking the Governor and other decision makers to Close the Gaps. They plan to drop them off at the Capitol after the ride. They’ll have cards at the start for you to sign one and plan to take a group photo at the pedestrian bridge in Albany.
PTNY also provided snacks at the pedestrian bridge. Be sure to check out those Bike Barn riding shirts.