Bike Along Erie Canal to Downtown Rochester
May 30 @ 10:00 am

Meet at the Edgewood Ave Lock parking lot to bike to downtown Rochester and back, 13 – 15 miles round trip with flat terrain. Bike helmet required. Bring water bottle, snack and dress appropriately for the weather. If the weather is inclement [rain or thunderstorms] the bike ride will be cancelled. Questions: Contact Ride Leader Coleridge Gill at 585-442-8634

National Trails Day – Help the Greenway in Chili @ Little Black Creek Park
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Note: This EVENT HAS CHANGED from original posting.  


National Trails Day volunteers for the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park will gather from 9 am to noon at Little Black Creek Park, just north of 84 Lumber, in Chili on Scottsville Road (Rt. 383) to help pick up debris, work on invasive species, trim brush, and rake the area. Bring water, gloves, hand tools (rakes, loppers, hand clippers, shovels).  Snacks will be provided.  Park at The River’s Edge, 31 Paul Rd @ Scottsville Road and walk down the Greenway trail to LBC Park.

The Rochester REI Co-op is partnering with the Friends and will be providing volunteers with a “hangout” tent and pizza for lunch.

To register your attendance send an email to with your name and NTD in subject line. Questions: email or call (585) 490-3302.


, Historic Interpretive Hike – Oakland Road to Short Tract Road @ Oakland Rd. & Rt. 436
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Oakland Lock


This hike is in Livingston County and starts in the Hamlet of Oakland. Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436. See description at beginning of the 208 Events List under the Events tab. Wooded walk offers views of Locks #54 – #59 and is also the beginning of the “Deep Cut.” 2 miles round trip (42.578161, -77.971220). Sponsored by NYS Parks Leader: Karen Lufkin Russell Questions: or (585) 493-3600

Bike the Greenway from Avon Area North
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cycling the GVG


Save the date and watch for starting place, final time, and route. Total distance will be at least 16 miles. Mountain or hybrid bikes recommended, helmets required.  Bring water.  Leader: Shelly Jackson. Questions: or (585) 490-3302