MEDIA ADVISORY: 5 p.m. Thursday, July 12

'Cycle the Erie' Visits Oneida County

ROME, NY (07/11/2012)(readMedia)-- WHEN: 5 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012

WHERE: Fort Stanwix National Monument, 100 North James St., Rome

WHAT: Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton joins NYS Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison, Empire State Development President and CEO Kenneth Adams, NYS Parks & Recreation Commissioner Rose Harvey, and other members of "Team NY" to complete Day 5 of 2012 Cycle the Erie annual cross-state ride sponsored by Parks & Trails New York.

CONTACTS: John Joyce (518) 469-5836 or

Bill Sweitzer (518) 527-7824

BACKGROUND: During the tour along the Canal corridor, senior members of the Governor's administration – "Team New York" – will join over 500 riders to highlight the beauty, history, culture and recreational appeal of the State Canal system and the Canalway Trail, while also stopping in communities along the way to announce the launch of NY Works projects and other important economic development initiatives. More than 25 members of the Governor's cabinet and senior staff will be available at tent city, Fort Stanwix. Please see and .