June 27, 2016

Prologue for Journey 2016 – #JourneytoWork

Day one was the opposite of last year. While it rained last year in Buffalo, today we had a beautiful sunny day leaving Canalside Park. We cycled the 14 miles along the Niagara River in the mouth of the Erie Canal with 15 people. As we approach the end, we realized how hot we will be in the next few days. Much like life, we had our obstacles. We had our first injury of the morning
June 28, 2016

New trails, new riders, new speed records. #JourneytoWork

By Doug Hamlin, Our Ability – see more on Facebook The second day of Journey 2016 was awesome! Senator Ortt, Kevin Kerins from the Canal Corp, Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled and Opportunities Unlimited were there to see us off and remind us just why we do this thing! High praise for the Canal Corporation for trail upgrades between Tonawanda and Lockport. We got to our lunch in Lockport is a record (for us) two
June 29, 2016

Small Towns and Loyal Supporters – #JourneytoWork

By Pam Hamlin – Blogger and Doug’s Biggest Supporter As a guest blogger I chose to write about the section of the trail between Medina and Spencerport. It is absolutely one of my favorite sections to ride! I love riding with the original Canal to my right, the growing cornfields and picturesque wheat fields to my left, and talking to some of my favorite people as we ride our bikes in between. Today we left
June 30, 2016

Day Three of the Journey Along the Erie Canal

By Anthony Tassarotti Day three of the Journey Along the Erie Canal, Spencerport to Fairport, is in the books. Today was an easier day for the group, as we only did 27 miles on mostly paved trail. What slows us down, and beats up our bodies are the stone dust sections of the trail. Luckily, we have not had rain, so those stone dust paths are not muddy quagmires. Still, they are rough and don’t