Bicyclists and Birds Mean Business in Wayne County

2016 Bicyclists Bring Business Events Scheduled for Wayne County

Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Canal Corporation will be bringing Bicyclists Bring Business events to Wayne County in October 2016, with an evening presentation in Savannah on October 25, and everyone’s favorite bike-a-round the next day, October 26, in Newark.

Cyclists gather before beginning a community bike-a-round as part of the 2015 Bicyclists Bring Business in Schenectady.

For the first time, in 2016, the evening presentation portion of Bicyclists Bring Business will be offered as part of a larger program, a Nature-based Tourism Summit at the Montezuma Audubon Center. Since the Canal Corridor offers such a range of recreational and cultural opportunities, this year, we’re happy to discuss how both bicyclists and birds bring business to Canalway Trail communities. Of course, Wayne County is the perfect venue for this year’s event, with the County completing new trail sections in recent years and a working group meeting regularly to close existing trail gaps.

As a follow up to the evening presentation, we invite you to join us for a community Bike-a-Round hosted by a local trail advocacy group, Trailworks, at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 26 in the Village of Newark. Bring your bike and meet us in the parking lot of the Newark Garden Hotel (125 N. Main Street, Newark), alongside the Erie Canalway Trail. We’ll ride through Newark and on several miles of the Erie Canalway Trail to experience Wayne County and the connections to nearby communities from the perspective of a cycling tourist. Afterward, we will discuss the results of our Bike-a-Round discovery tour during lunch at a local restaurant.

Cyclists take a break during the Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour at the historic Hotchkiss Building in Lyons, Wayne County.
Cyclists take a break during the Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour at the historic Hotchkiss Building in Lyons, Wayne County.

Join us in October to hear more about what’s happening in Wayne County and across the Canalway Trail and to get involved!

Visit the Bicyclists Bring Business page on PTNY’s website or send an email to to register for the roundtable and/or the bike-a-round.



Wayne County Nature-based Tourism SummitMontezuma Audubon Center

2295 State Route 89, Savannah

Tuesday, October 25, 5 PM



Meet at Newark Garden Hotel

125 N. Main St., Newark

Wednesday, October 26, 10 AM

Followed by discussion and lunch


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