Journey Along the Erie Canal is a 12 day bike ride along the beautiful Erie Canalway trail to raise awareness for the benefit of employment for all New Yorkers and to raise funds toward building employment opportunities and empowering people with disabilities.

Journey Along the Erie Canal 2015

Our 5th annual ride begins on June 26, 2017.  We invite you to GET INVOLVED!  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s recently proposed a project to complete the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails which would make the new Empire State Trail the largest state multi-use trail in the nation.  Our Ability is excited to support the effort to make the beautiful waterway accessible to all.

Whether you are able to ride the full 364 miles from Buffalo to Albany or join us for a few days on the trail, your contribution will make a difference.  Even if you are not a rider consider donating to our 2017 ride as we celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal.

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Day 12 Niskayuna - Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9:30am

3439 Rosendale Rd | Niskayuna, NY, 12309

Video Story - Stop for Ice Cream in Weedsport
Day 1 Journey 2017 Departure - Canalside Park @ Lloyd Street, Buffalo - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 8am

44 Prime Street | Buffalo, New York, 14202

Day 2 Medina - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:30am

100 Ryan Street | Medina, NY, 14103

Prospect Ave Lift Bridge Medina – 8:30am July 28th, 2016

Day 3 Spencerport - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:30am

80 S. Union St | Spencerport, NY, 14559

Day 4 Fairport - Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

6 North Main Street | Fairport, NY, 14450

Day 5 Clyde - Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:30 am

58 Water Street | Clyde, NY, 14433

Day 6 DeWitt Town Hall - Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

5657 Butternut Drive | East Syracuse, NY, 13057

Wayne ARC - Video
Lockport Video
Amsterdam, NY - 2015 Video

1 Port Jackson Square | Amsterdam, NY, 12010

Day 8 Chittenango - Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

7010 Lakeport Rd | Chittenango, NY, 13037

Day 9 Marcy/Utica - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 7:30 am

9025 River Rd. | Marcy, NY, 13403

Day 10 Little Falls - Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

1 West Jefferson Street | Little Falls, NY, 13365

Day 11 Amsterdam - Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

1 Port Jackson Sq | Amsterdam, NY, 12010

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Donate Now

Donations can be made and go to the 501c3 Our Ability Alliance Scholarship fund for Students with Disabilities.  Donations of $250.00 per rider per day are suggested.  Any amount is welcome and will help support our mission to raise awareness for employing and empowering people with disabilities.

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Corporate Sponsorship starts at $500 and through $5000. CONTACT US for Corporate Sponsorship

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In 2014, with the support of Sen. Gillibrand, the New York State Barge Canal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We are continually reminded of the ability within all as well as the history we have towards economic achievement in our own backyard.

This summer individuals with disabilities, community organizers, political leaders and historians will join together for 1 mile or 350 miles as we hand cycle across our great state once again.