Thanks to funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, GObike Buffalo has hired Alta Planning & Design to conduct a feasibility study for developing a multi-use trail from Buffalo to Olean.

The study will outline the feasibility and cost of constructing the trail in and adjacent to the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railroad right-of-way, which includes the 27-mile ECRT Trail.

Mark Your Calendars:

for these two inaugural events planned for 2020 to raise awareness and support for the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail:


  • Trail Fest 2020
    Saturday, June 6 at Buffalo Ski Center
    Colden, N.Y.
    12 noon - 4 p.m.  


  • Run for the Rail Trail
    Sunday, Sept. 27 at Knox Farm
    East Aurora, N.Y.
    Register here



Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to preserve and convert a section of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railway to a multi-use trail. Over twenty-seven miles long, this inactive rail line connects the communities of Orchard Park, Aurora, West Falls, Colden, East Concord, Springville and West Valley, New York.


The former Buffalo and Pittsburgh rail line features beautiful scenery, ski areas, farmland, villages, county and town parks and a spectacular high-trestle bridge. Join us in exploring this underutilized asset. From present day photos to future design renditions, maps, facts, and more; you can find them all here.

ECRT Volunteer Spotlight: 
Grateful for Tim and Caroline Goff

When help is needed, you can count on Caroline and Tim to show up. Together, they have volunteered for every local outreach event representing ECRT since the formation of the Colden/West Falls Friends group in 2018. They have also been a steadfast presence at every chapter meeting.

Shop at Bert’s Bikes & Fitness for Spring and Support ECRT!

When you buy a bike or exercise equipment at any Bert's location, make a donation to ECRT and Bert's will generously MATCH IT, up to $50!

Other Ways to Support ECRT

Nancy Buck purchases a new bike and donates to ECRT. L-R: Bert Dunn, Nancy Buck, Tim Morseon, Store Mgr.

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Love the outdoors? Consider joining us. Your support helps our ongoing efforts to preserve the former rail corridor with the intent to develop it into a multi-use recreational trail. It also demonstrates community support to our local and state officials. All members will receive our newsletter as well as exclusive invitations to ECRT events. When you register, you'll also have the opportunity to indicate if you would like to further assist us by volunteering.

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