The Oneida County History Center will host a Tuesdays on the Towpath recreational bike ride on Tuesday, August 24th.
The ride will start at Lock 20 in Marcy and ride east to travel along the 1919 Barge Canal. Riders will stop along the way to learn about the canal including the location of “The Cut,” dug on the Mohawk River in 1730.
This was the first artificial channel for navigation created in what would become New York State and it symbolizes the beginning of the Canal Age. This six-mile journey is flat and will ride out to the Utica Marsh and back.
The ride starts at 6 pm and will finish by dark. This ride begins and ends at the same location. This event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.
For more information, visit the Oneida County History Center website, or call (315) 735-3642.
Photo of Erie Canal Towpath bike ride provided.