In 2017, our 5th Journey Along the Erie Canal celebrates the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal.
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
430 Niagara Street | Tonawanda, New York, 14150
100 Ryan Street | Medina, NY, 14103
Prospect Ave Lift Bridge Medina – 8:30am July 28th, 2016
80 S. Union St | Spencerport, NY, 14559
6 North Main Street | Fairport, NY, 14450
58 Water Street | Clyde, NY, 14433
3499 Warners Rd. | Camillus, NY, 13031
1 Port Jackson Square | Amsterdam, NY, 12010
7010 Lakeport Rd | Chittenango, NY, 13037
9025 River Rd. | Marcy, NY, 13403
1 West Jefferson Street | Little Falls, NY, 13365
1 Port Jackson Sq | Amsterdam, NY, 12010
3439 Rosendale Rd | Niskayuna, NY, 12309
44 Prime Street | Buffalo, NY, 14202
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.