My 14 year old daughter Kate asked me if we could bike to Niagara Falls. My wife suggested that Ithaca would be a good starting point. We ended up doing a round trip over 9 days, going anywhere from 26 to 60 miles. We camped and stayed at hotels, which ever was most convenient.
Last summer, Kate did a bike trip with Apogee Adventures. She came back from that trip with a connection to the outdoors. She had wanted other kids from her trip to come with us, but finding both a parent and a child who will do this kind of trip together isn’t that common (though it should be).
If you are a parent or teen and want to do an adventure like this, let us know.
Day 1 of our bike adventure (My daughter Kate and me)- It’s beautiful in New York right now. And the weather was great...Posted by Steve Spindler on Friday, June 19, 2020
Our morning routine at the campsite was relaxed. We waited for the sun to dry the dew from our tents.Right now we are...Posted by Steve Spindler on Saturday, June 20, 2020
Day 3. Hot, with welcome showers, then hot again. All on the Erie Canal.Posted by Steve Spindler on Sunday, June 21, 2020
Day 4 - Arrived in Niagara Falls We made it to Niagara Falls today after starting in Albion. The western part of the...Posted by Steve Spindler on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Day 5 - Heading northeast from Niagara FallsKate and I are sitting in a campground gazebo that looks out over Lake...Posted by Steve Spindler on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Day 6 - Along Lake OntarioEvery day has something remarkable. Or night. It could be the incredible wind that buffeted...Posted by Steve Spindler on Friday, June 26, 2020
Day 7 - Longest day, that could have been the end of the tripWe started our 60 mile day before 7:00 am after talking...Posted by Steve Spindler on Friday, June 26, 2020
Day 8 - Canandaigua to Cayuga LakeWe’ve finished our 8th day of cycling. Just 42 miles today. Neither Kate nor I have...Posted by Steve Spindler on Saturday, June 27, 2020