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Title: Press release: Great Lakes Seaway Trail surveying bicyclers to enhance resources for 2-wheel travel
PRESS RELEASE:  August 27, 2008
Contact:  Teresa Mitchell, 315-646-1000
 
Great Lakes Seaway Trail Surveying Bicyclers to Enhance Resources for 2-Wheel Travel

If you enjoy bicycling, Seaway Trail, Inc. wants to know what facilities and information you need to enhance your two-wheeled travel on the 518-mile-long byway that parallels the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River shoreline. The route that spans New York and Pennsylvania’s freshwater shoreline is designated as one of America’s Byways, a National Recreation Trail, a New York Bicycle Route and a Bicycle PA Route through Pennsylvania’s Erie County.
 
The not-for-profit Seaway Trail, Inc., based in Sackets Harbor, NY, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, will use the consumer bicycler input to develop free online resources.
 
Seaway Trail, Inc. CEO and President Teresa Mitchell says, “We anticipate that bicyclers are going to want new maps, a directory of bicycle clubs and retail shops serving two-wheelers, and perhaps access to updated road conditions along the Seaway Trail. We are eager to see what other types of resources they might like as well.”
 
Those completing the online survey found at www.seawaytrail.com <http://www.seawaytrail.com> will receive a free Seaway Trail Bicycling guidebook packet while supplies last. The packet includes a fold-out map of the Trail, six loop tour maps, a 111-page pocket-size guidebook prepared by Bikecentennial, Inc. (now Adventure Cycling) for the eastern section of the byway.
 
Information on the bicycling survey is also available at the following sites (east to west:
Potsdam, NY at The Treadmill
Alexandria Bay, NY, at Thousand Islands Bridge Visitor Center
Cape Vincent, NY, at Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce
Sackets Harbor, NY, at Seaway Trail Discovery Center
Rochester at Pedallers Bike Shop
Waterport, NY, at Brown’s Berry Patch
Niagara Falls, NY at Niagara Falls State Park
Buffalo at Campus Wheels
Erie, PA (Seaway Trail Pennsylvania) at Adams Cycle Shop.

Those traveling the Great Lakes Seaway Trail aboard bikes can easily pause to enjoy spectacular water views and visit local attractions. A top 11 sites-to-visit – one per county the Trail goes through – might include:
... Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River
... The Seaway Trail Discovery Center, Sackets Harbor
... H. Lee White Marine Museum and its World War II tugboat, Oswego
... Harriet Tubman Home and Education Center, Auburn
... Old Sodus Point Lighthouse, Sodus Point – one of 28 historic Seaway Trail lighthouses)
... National Toy Hall of Fame at Strong Museum, Rochester
... Orleans County Marine Park and Seaway Trail Cobblestone Architecture interpretive
panel (one of 100s of Seaway Trail travel theme panels located across the byway)
... Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown
... Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, Buffalo
... Lucy-Desi Museum, a short ride off the byway to Jamestown, NY, the hometown and burial site of Lucille Ball
... Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State, Erie, PA.
 
For more information: www.seawaytrail.com - click on the bicycle survey link or call 800-SEAWAY-T. # # #