Thanks to support and funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, GObike has hired Alta Planning & Design to conduct a feasibility study for constructing an 80-mile multi-use trail in and adjacent to the Buffalo-Pittsburgh rail corridor between the City of Buffalo and the Town of Hinsdale.
Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail’s 27-mile railbanked section is a valued asset that is included in this assessment. To learn more, visit southerntiertrail.org.
Mark Your Calendars:
for this inaugural event planned for 2020 to raise awareness and support for the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail:
Run for the Rail Trail
Sunday, Sept. 27 at Knox Farm
East Aurora, N.Y.
Shop at Bert’s Bikes & Fitness for Spring and Support ECRT—
Thanks to a donation from Bert’s Bikes and Fitness, ECRT is raffling off two Cannondale Treadwell 3 Lightweight Fitness Bikes.
Winners will be drawn on Sept. 27 at the Run for the Rail Trail at Knox Farm.
Tickets are available at any Bert’s store locations for $5 each, 3 for $10 or 6 for $20.
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!
EXPLORE THE TRAIL:
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.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ECRT:
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.
ECRT VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Volunteer Turns Bags into Dollars for ECRT
ECRT is blessed with so many generous volunteers who give their time and talents to this wonderful project. One extraordinary example is former Town of Boston Supervisor, Lisa Rood who turned her horse-loving hobby into a fundraiser for ECRT.
Become a Member:
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.