2016 Collar City RAMBLE (CCR)

Its time to RAMBLE! Tour Troy’s urban trails by foot, bicycle, water, GPS, or whatever in this alternate transportation festival – discover places you have never seen! The Collar City Ramble covers Troy in ways that anyone can find to enjoy. Explore the historical, the undeveloped, the water, the hidden treasure, and the urban areas with a tour group or independently with materials from the booth. Event includes walking and biking group tours and self-guided tours, kayak rides, bike safety classes and even a geocaching expedition! Events are FREE unless otherwise indicated. The details of guided tours are listed separately.

The Uncle Sam trail will be a big focus of this years RAMBLE activities. Accessible and kid friendly events include a historical tour of the trail with historian Kathy Sheehan of the Rensselaer County Historical Society and a nature walk with Erica Schwaback from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Additionally, Troy-based Marquis Productions, a Montreal-trained circus, will perform four numbers along the Uncle Sam trail throughout the day — with circus artists doing animation/ambient work to create an atmosphere in between shows.

The main hub and information booth will be at the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market in Troy Riverfront Park. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events.

This year, the Collar City Ramble continues its partnership with CDTA (Capital District Transportation Authority), which will provide free shuttle service every 15 minutes between RAMBLE locations, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., doing a complete loop of all major points that have scheduled activities.

The shuttle loop will head north to the Ingalls Avenue boat launch, then east to the Uncle Sam Bikeway, then south the Burden Ironworks | Gateway Museum and back north all day long so that that Ramblers can get on and off at any point of interest. At 11:15 a.m. there will be a special bus to take Ramblers to hiking opportunities in Frear Park.

In addition to a 30′ CDTA shuttle, which has wheelchair access, there will be an additional STAR bus for those with special needs, ensuring that everyone who wants to ramble will have the ability to do so.

For a full event schedule please check out the links on the main menu above (Trails, Bikes, Water and Special Events). Events are listed by category. Wander on through and see what strikes your fancy and lets get ready to RAMBLE!

Special thanks to this years sponsors: Transport Troy | TAP Inc. | Cap Roots  Rensselaer County Historical Society | CDTA | The National Parks Service | Capital Coexist | The Troy Bike Rescue | The Arts Center of the Capital Region | Alta Planning + Design | The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market  | Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway | The Independent Living Center | NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) | Project Management Oversight by 2440 Design Studio


The Collar City RAMBLE is an alternate transportation festival exploring Troy by alternate means. CCR is a Transport Troy event.