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"Tow Path Tuesdays" - Van Schaick

Ongoing - "Tow Path Tuesdays" (Open Riding for All Types of Bikes!) This Tuesday's ride is the one that started it all... a scenic, relatively flat ride of 10 miles along the Champlain and Erie Canal Tow Path. Starting at the Van Schaick Pond in Cohoes, we will pass the historic Van Schaick Mansion, pedal over the newly extended bike path on our way to Peebles Island. We will pedal alongside the old canal and traverse the lock system. Out and back is around 10 miles. The tow path is packed gravel so the fatter the tire, the better. Be at the ride starting point, Van Schaick Pond in Cohoes between 6:15 - 6:30pm.

"Tow Path Tuesdays" are recreational rides aimed at getting people out on their bikes in a fun social environment. Ride at your own relaxed pace! Entry level riders and those just getting back into it, this is your day to soak in the sun and surroundings. Rides typically start at the Bike Barn at 6pm but can vary from week to week so call us to check on the starting point for that week (238-BIKE). These rides are weather permitting and will encompass bike paths, canal paths, urban riding and points of interest. Most rides are considered to be easy so dust off your bike and join us!  

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  • James I.


    April 9, 2014

  • Gail

    Thank you Ed for organizing this trip-it was my first with your group and really enjoyed the ride. I will be in your shop for a lock for my Thule rack & maybe browse for new ride.

    April 8, 2014

  • M.Paula

    I was so looking forward to the first ride, sorry to say I'm sick but would like to go next week. Are you going to have any rides on the weekend?

    April 8, 2014

  • Mary

    If I get to the shop a little early can I get air in my tires?

    April 7, 2014

    • Edward

      Of course. There should also be some folks at the ride starting point with pumps in case you can't make it to the shop in time.

      April 8, 2014

  • Kevin

    Looks like the weather will be good on Tuesday.

    April 7, 2014

  • Gail

    I will close my great winter snowboard season @ Killington next Sunday-dusted bike & put rack on car-went for short ride today. I'm ready for Spring

    April 6, 2014

  • Romey R.

    Can't make this ride, previous commitment but will be ready for the next one.

    April 5, 2014

  • Jo B.

    Do you have an address that I can use in my GPS and is there parking available there?? Thanks!

    January 1, 2014

    • Edward

      Try 203 Park Ave. Cohoes, NY 12047 or Van Schaick Pond Cohoes, NY[masked]

      2 · January 1, 2014

    • Jim B.

      Or Van Schaick School and there's plenty of parking.

      April 2, 2014

  • Jim B.

    Been off the bike for nearly two years due to injury, can't wait to get back on the road.

    April 2, 2014

  • Phil G.

    This will be my first outdoor ride this season!

    April 2, 2014

  • Freddie

    Towpath Tuesdays..great idea..would join in if I lived near Albany..home is very close to Cooperstown,so difficult to participate except when not working..very much looking forward to the Saratoga Battlefield ride.

    April 2, 2014

  • Dana Marie E.

    Is anyone interested in doing the 5 boro bike tour in nyc on sunday may 4th? Registration starts next tuesday.its 40 miles..supposed to be a great ride!

    1 · January 7, 2014

    • Michael M.

      Yes I was just thinking of that particular ride just last week!

      March 27, 2014

    • Dana Marie E.

      2 of us are doing it!

      March 28, 2014


    ......still riding " daily "...

    ......start your pedals, spring is in the air.........

    ......remember safety's first, " wear " your helmet.......

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • David L.

    this weather is for the birds

    December 20, 2013

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