Albany, NY (WIBX) - 500 bicyclists will be taking a week-long vacation along the Erie Canal.

It's the 13th annual "Cycling the Erie Canal" tour and it kicks off on Sunday in Buffalo.

Bicyclists from 35 states are particpiating in the tour organized by Parks & Trails New York.

About three-quarters of the journey will be taking place on the off-road Erie Canalway Trial.

When the trail is finished, it will be the longest statewide trail in the United States.

The 400-mile bike ride will end on July 17th in Albany.