1,628 Miles on the Erie Canalway Trail: Meet Canalway Trail End-to-Ender Lorenz Worden

Lorenz Worden is not your typical Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Ender. In 2014, he biked 820 miles out and back in 15 days; during this past summer he biked 808 miles in 14 days.

Prior to Lorenz’s first round trip ride in 2014, he had primarily used his bike to run errands and go to meetings, appointments, and church in Albany. Completing the trail, though, had always been one of his goals, and when he finally had the time, Lorenz set out to enjoy the scenery, history, and solitude that defines much of the Erie Canalway Trail’s route across upstate New York.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For Lorenz, the trail’s appeal also comes from the fact that he can ride for long stretches while remaining entirely off-road. “I enjoy those quiet stretches where one can cruise along in solitude and peace. It’s just my bicycle, my surroundings, and me.”

Lorenz is also a longstanding member of the Albany Bicycling Coalition, an advocacy group that not only helps to make the city’s streets safer, but also promotes safer walker and biking throughout the region and New York State.

PrintThese round trip rides have netted Lorenz more than 1,600 miles of biking along the Erie Canalway Trail. He plans to make a third out and back ride next June.
In 2012, Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Canal Corporation launched the End-to-End Program as a way to recognize those who complete the entire 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail. Since then, almost 2,000 people have registered as End-to-Enders and shared their experiences.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s