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Erie Canal Museum Presents "Beers, Bikes, and Barges": A Summer-Long Cycling Series Along the Historic Erie Canal

Jun 29th, 2023

The Erie Canal Museum is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with cultural sites and breweries across the state. We invite the community to join us at "Beers, Bikes, and Barges," a captivating, summer-long cycling series along the historic Erie Canal. This engaging initiative aims to showcase the rich history of the Erie Canal, the Empire State Trail, and the diverse breweries found throughout New York State.

Taking place Thursdays at 6 pm, each event in the series offers participants an immersive 90-minute guided cycling tour of the featured community, followed by a delightful drink at a partner brewery. On July 13th the series will visit the Talking Cursive Brewing Company in Syracuse, NY.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a cycling aficionado, or simply looking for an exciting way to spend your summer evenings, this series offers something for everyone. Registration costs $25 and covers the first drink at the partnering brewery. Registration also supports both the Erie Canal Museum and the cultural organization associated with that week's highlighted community. By participating in "Beers, Bikes, and Barges," attendees not only embark on an adventure but also contribute to the preservation and promotion of local heritage and culture.

Please note that helmets are required for all participants to ensure their safety throughout the cycling tours.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore the Erie Canal's vibrant history, revel in the beauty of the Empire State Trail, and savor the flavors of Upstate New York's renowned breweries. Mark your calendars for July 13th and join us at Talking Cursive Brewery for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and community engagement.

For more information and to register for the event, visit

About the Erie Canal Museum:

The Erie Canal Museum, located in Syracuse, NY, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and significance of the Erie Canal. Through engaging exhibits, educational programs, and community events, the museum strives to inspire and educate visitors about the canal's transformative impact on New York State and the nation.

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