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Wave of cyclists reach Albion and head east to Pittsford

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

The group includes Nancy Rezabek of Columbia, Missouri, who is travelling with Elmo. Rezabek is riding the canal for the first time after doing group treks in Iowa and Missouri.

ALBION – Today is Day 2 of an eight-day journey across the Erie Canal for 525 cyclists from 34 states and five countries.

The group left Medina this early this morning and many of the cyclists were in Albion by 8. “Cycling the Erie Canal” is in its 15th year and includes a record-high 525 cyclists for the 400-mile trip this year. The event is organized by NY Parks and Trails.

The group will ride to Pittsford today with Holley an official rest stop on the journey.

Volunteers from Albion Main Street Alliance, including Judith Koehler, right, offered snacks and beverages for the cyclists this morning.

Photo by Tom Rivers