Canalway Challenge Racks Up Miles and Accolades

This was an incredible and unforgettable experience. I grew up in the vicinity of the Erie Canal and knew some history of it. I had no idea how much more there was to it! The towns along the way were so welcoming to cyclists and I will never forget this experience! –Angelica P., 360-End-to-Ender

 More than 1,000 people logged over 282,000 miles to complete the Canalway Challenge to date, and more participants are reaching their mileage goals each week. Walking, running, cycling, and paddling on the Canalway Trail and waterway, participants are discovering all they can do along New York’s canals.


I loved spending time biking with my family and running with my friends! I spent time on the canal trail in places throughout NY that I never would have visited if not for this challenge! – Sara H., 90-Miler

 Participant highlights include enjoying wildlife, discovering great places to eat, visiting canal towns and historic sites, and spending special time with family and friends.

Patience and fortitude got Team Locked & Loaded from end to end! Watching the flora along the canal path change from spring to late summer was absolutely breathtaking. Every stretch of the way had a unique flavor.… I’d do it all over again! New York State rocks! –Lisa A., 360-End-to-Ender

Watch this inspiring video to hear from several participants. The Canalway Challenge will be back in 2020! Find out how you can be part of the adventure at

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