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Hundreds prepare to bike alongside the Erie Canal

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Hundreds prepare to bike alongside the Erie Canal
Hundreds prepare to bike alongside the Erie Canal
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THE EVENING.NOW TO AN EPICJOURNEY TO HIGHLIGHTPROBLEMS FACINGPEOPLE WITHDISABILITIES.AS SEVEN EYEWITNESSNEWS REPORTER OLIVIAPROIA TELLS US... ONEMAN IS LEADING THECHARGE WITH A BIKERIDE ALONG THE ENTIRESTRETCH OF THE ERIECANAL.DUDA: NOT REALLYSOMETHING YOU CAN SEEBY CAR.

YES THERE'S THEMAIN STREET BUT THEERIE CANAL... THE TRAILREALLY DOES CONNECTEACH TOWN ALONG THEWAY.PEOPLE FROM 39STATES... PUERTO RICO...EVEN AUSTRALIA... AREALL COMING TO UPSTATENEW YORK - WITH THEIRBIKES - EXCITED TOCHECK OUT THE ERIECANAL.VICKI: WE'VE MET A LOTOF REALLY NICE PEOPLE.EVERY BODY'S REALLYEXCITIED.

YOU'VE GOT TOLOVE THE GOOD MOOD.STAND UP: OVER 650PEOPLE ARE PREPARINGTO TAKE THE 400 MILEBIKE RIDE ALONG THEERIE CANAL.HOWARD: THE SCENICROUTES, THE HISTORICALSITES... THECOMMRODERY OFMEETING NEW PEOPLE...IT'S A GREAT WAY TOTRAVEL.THEY RIDE FOR EIGHTDAYS... FROM BUFFALOTO ALBANY.

THEY'REENCOURAGED TOEXPORE.GO ON IN, FIND ARESTAURANT, FIND A PUB,SEE WHAT THIS TOWNHAS TO OFFER.MAJORITY SPENDINGTHE NIGHT CAMPING.WHICH IS NEW TOHOWARD AND VICKI.HOWARD AND VICKI: SOWE GOT A NEW TENT...WHICH IS THE BIG BLUEONE BEHIND US... WERELEARNING HOW TO PUTUP.BUT THEY'VE HAD HELP...PEOPLE COMESTRANGERS, BUT LEAVEFRIENDS.

OR MORE.DUDA: TWO OF THEM METAND WOUND UP NEXTYEAR GETTING MARRIEDAND THEY'RE BACK AGAINTHIS YEAR.MARK: YOU MEET PEOPLEFROM ALL OVER.

ANDEVERYBODY'S LIKE ONEBIG FAMILY.IT HASN'T EVEN BEEN AFULL 24 HOURS... BUTHOWARD AND VICKI AREALREADY COMING BACK.OLIVIA: SO YOU'RE GOINGTO DO IT AGAIN?

HOWARDAND VICKI: RIGHT NOWWE ARE.

ASK US AGAINNEXT WEEKEND.THE TRAIL IS EXPECTEDTO BE PART OF THE 750MILE EMPIRE STATETRAIL BY NEXT YEAR.

INBUFFALO, OLIVIA PROIA, 7EYEWITNESS NEWS.




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