In 2017, our 5th Journey Along the Erie Canal celebrates the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal.  

Journey Along the Erie Canal 2015

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 thrilled with the Governor’s announcement today,” Doug Hamlin stated. “It is among our highest priorities to have the most people, of all abilities, enjoy the beauty and history of our great State!

Our Ability is excited to support the effort to make the beautiful waterway accessible to all.  Our 2017 ride will celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal and raise awareness of Our Ability, NYBLN and the benefits of employment for all New Yorkers. We invite New Yorkers to find the ability inside ourselves whether it be riding the Erie Canal or finding meaningful employment. While we have made so many advancements, our work continues. Our Journey continues to be a symbol of this endeavor.

Journey 2016 Videos – #JourneytoWork

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Day 6 Camillus (Reed Webster Park - Warners Road) - Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

3499 Warners Rd. | Camillus, NY, 13031

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

1 Port Jackson Square | Amsterdam, NY, 12010

Day 8 Chittenango - Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:00 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

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

3439 Rosendale Rd | Niskayuna, NY, 12309

Video Story - Stop for Ice Cream in Weedsport
Journey 2017 Departure - Canalside Park in Buffalo - Sunday June 25th, 2017 - 8:30 am

44 Prime Street | Buffalo, NY, 14202

Day 1 Tonawanda - Monday, June 26, 2017 at 8:30am

430 Niagara Street | Tonawanda, New York, 14150

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

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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.