Summer's here, an ideal time for a bike ride along the scenic Erie Canal. Here's a few fun fast facts for you to check out before you start your journey. According to

The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world's most famous manmade waterways.

Are you considering biking the Erie Canal Trail? Here's a few fast facts.

The trail spans Albany to Buffalo, and is 360 miles in length.

The riding surface is stone, dust, and gravel, with some paved portions as well.

Nearly 2000 people have registered as completing the entire trail.

Here's a look at the Cycling map in the Utica area.

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Erie Canal Cycling Guidebook can be purchased HERE.

Enjoy a virtual bike ride on the Erie Canal with Chipmunk Jones. Just how fast is this guy pedaling? We're not sure, but it certainly looks like he's having a blast.

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