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Canalway Challenge Update: 1.2 Million Miles Already Logged!

Jun 29, 2023

Canalway Challengers have logged more than 1.2 MILLION MILES since the program started in 2019. This accomplishment is thanks to your support and many, many miles walked, cycled, run, and paddled.  

Please continue to help us promote the Canalway Challenge and expand recreational and economic opportunities across the Canalway Corridor. We have a variety of promotional materials available that we would be happy to send you (e.g., trail cards, rack cards, banners, PowerPoint slides, etc.). 

A fresh Social Media post is attached. Please share with the text below or create your own post. The same photos and text also can be used for a short newsletter article.  

  • Cycling photo: Make the most of your summer with the Canalway Challenge from the @Erie Canalway. Sign up, set your personal mileage goal, and saddle up to cycle along New York's legendary canals. The challenge is free, and open to all skill levels. Sign up at 
  • Paddling photo: Experience the canals that transformed America through the Canalway Challenge. Choose your personal mileage goal, and cycle, walk, roll, or paddle along the @Erie Canalway to achieve it. It's free to join and accessible for all. Sign up at 
Cycling & Paddling photos to be shared on social media
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The 25th annual Cycle the Erie Canal is coming! More than 700 cyclists will travel from Buffalo to Albany from July 9-16. We’ll be at the finish line to hand out 360-Mile End-to-Ender finisher packets. Please welcome cyclists and show them what canal hospitality is all about. Thanks to Parks & Trails New York for organizing an outstanding annual event. 

Ideas for Logging Miles- This section of the Canalway Challenge website includes recreational events, day trips, and itineraries. Let us know if you have an event to share.  

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jean Mackay with questions or suggestions. If you have news to share, please send it her way for inclusion in our monthly newsletter or social media.