Elevating Erie-"Spanning the Gap" 15 Mile Bike Ride

Tuesday, June 20th

This special ride leaves DeWitt at 4:00pm

Meet at the Erie Canalway Trail Head on Butternut Drive adjacent to DeWitt Town Hall

Join Sam Gordon, Town of DeWitt Director of Planning and Zoning, and Molly Garfinkel of City Lore to traverse the infamous “gap” in the Erie Canalway trail between DeWitt and Camillus.  This ride is not for the faint of heart. While not a vigorous ride, it will be all on-road focusing on the challenges faced by cyclists commuting between DeWitt and Camillus. The ride is roughly 15 miles travelling through Syracuse’s historic downtown. Upon arriving at the Erie Canal Park, a trip into the Sims Store Museum is a must.  After visiting the museum, we will gather at Krabby Kirks BBQ before heading back home. This particular ride is a Special Edition of the Tuesdays on the Towpath rides and is catered to more experienced cyclists. If it fits your comfort level, this will be an engaging ride and an opportunity to learn about efforts underway to close the gap in this section of the Erie Canalway Trail.  At the end of the experience, complimentary shuttle service back to DeWitt will be provided by Erie Canal Bike Tours leaving Camillus at 8:00pm. Of course, you are welcome to arrange your own transportation as well.  This is a group ride and best suited to those comfortable riding on busier roads. This ride is not suitable for young children. Bike helmets are required to participate. Please register with cmanchester@townofdewitt.com.