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Corn Hill Navigation to Host Two “Beers, Bikes, and Barges” Cycling Events

Corn Hill Navigation (CHN) is joining with the Syracuse-based Erie Canal Museum to present two of the Museum’s popular series of 12 Beers, Bikes, and Barges summer cycling events. Each event consists of a 90-minute guided bike tour that introduces riders to a unique local brewery with a post-ride drink and showcases the history of a different section of the Erie Canal and Empire State Trail between Albany and Lockport. Of all the series participants, only Corn Hill Navigation can actually put the barge in its two Beers, Bikes, and Barges events. 


On July 18, cyclists will meet at 6 p.m. at Lock 32 Brewing Co., at Pittsford’s Schoen Place, to begin a 90-minute guided ride along the Empire State Trail. In this section of canal, the presence of Sam Patch, CHN’s replica 1800’s packet boat, will help transport riders back in time and make a major contribution to the historical narrative. To add to the canal history experience cyclists can also book a cruise beforehand on Sam Patch
On August 15, cyclists will meet at 6 p.m. at Swiftwater Brewing Company in Rochester’s South Wedge for a ride along the Erie Canal and Genesee River that will likely include a view of CHN’s newest vessel, Riverie. To learn even more about the history of the city and its association with the river and canal, cyclists can also book a cruise on Riverie to complete the experience.

Beers, Bikes, and Barges registration is $25 and includes one drink at the partnering brewery and supports Corn Hill Navigation and the Erie Canal Museum.

a group of people riding on the back of a bicycle

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