On Sunday July 10, 2016, more than 650 cyclists gathered in Buffalo, New York, to participate in the 18th annual, weeklong, Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour. This year riders from 38 states and as far away as Australia, are cycling their way from Buffalo to Albany, New York. Stops along the way include cities such as Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. In total, the trail is 400 miles long and offers a rich and unique opportunity to enjoying some of the finest scenery, history, and biking the northeast has to offer.
The Bike Tour travels roughly 50 miles between each destination. The tour’s itinerary entails different activities a cyclist can do on their way to each city. For example, a cyclist can “take a boat ride through canal locks” or “explore underground sluiceways [and] caves” on the way to Medina, or can “stop at the Saranac Brewery in Utica” on the way to Canajorie. There are many options for riders to enhance this biking experience.
The bike tour ends this Sunday, July 17th in Albany. LaMarche Safranko Law applauds every cyclist who participates in this great event.
In and out of the courtroom, attorneys at LaMarche Safranko Law advocate for bicyclists. We have created the Road Sharing Alliance, an organization dedicated to bringing pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers of motor vehicles together; to raise awareness about sharing the road and to promote respect for everyone on the road. It’s events like the Erie Canal Bike Tour that demonstrate the wonderful opportunities that come with riding a bike.
Through community awareness, and respect for bicyclists, we hope that the car/bicycle crashes will be eliminated.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a motor vehicle while walking, running or riding a bike, call us today for a free consultation.