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‘Beers, Bikes and Barges’ explored as part of Utica history ride

Posted 8/6/22

Area residents and visitors are invited to experience local Erie Canal history by bike, then enjoy a pint of beer as part of a statewide summer series along New York’s canals.

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‘Beers, Bikes and Barges’ explored as part of Utica history ride

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Area residents and visitors are invited to experience local Erie Canal history by bike, then enjoy a pint of beer as part of a statewide summer series along New York’s canals.

The Oneida County History Center will host the local ride at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. The ride, which will share tidbits and tales of Utica’s history, will start from Bagg Commemorative Park, 305 Main St.

Preregistration is required and can be done online at the website www.oneidacountyhistory.org/programs.html

The event consists of an approximately hour-long guided cycling tour, followed by a drink at Bagg’s Square Brewing. The first drink is covered as part of a $20 registration fee that also provides a donation to the Erie Canal Museum and that week’s partnering cultural organization.

The Erie Canal Museum has teamed up with Oneida County History Center, other cultural sites, and breweries to develop a summer-long cycling series titled “Beers, Bikes, and Barges.” This series showcases the Erie Canal’s diverse history, the newly completed Empire State Trail, and the unique breweries found throughout the state.

The Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St., is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley for present and future generations.

Please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) for additional information.

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