2019 Collar City RAMBLE (CCR)

Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Its time to RAMBLE! Tour Troy’s urban trails by foot, bicycle, water, 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 main hub and information booth will be at the Troy Farmers Market on Monument Square in downtown Troy, NY.

Full Event Activities Schedule: 2019 COLLAR CITY RAMBLE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM 

INFORMATION TABLE AND DIRECTIONS TO ALL EVENTS ON BROADWAY AT THE TROY FARMERS MARKET. Learn about: CDPHP Bike Share, CDTA Public Transit systems, Adirondack Mountain Club Programs, Accessible Transportation Advocacy

9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM 

BIKE AROUND TROY  -12 Mile guided bike tour through Troy. Moderate difficulty, expect some hills. Meet at the Collar City Ramble Info table.  Bring your bike or rent one from CDPHP Bike Share.

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM     

TROY BIKE RESCUE   Get your bike tuned up before the ride.  Learn about TBR educational and bike repair programs. Next to the Ramble info table on Broadway.

10:30 PM TO 1:30 PM

KAYAKING ON THE HUDSON View Downtown Troy from the water.  Three guided tours for beginners to experts departing at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30 from the new Ingalls Ave Boat Launch at Ingalls Ave and Presidents Street in Troy.

10 AM TO 1 PM 

BURDEN IRON WORKS MUSEUM TOUR  1 East Industrial Parkway, Troy NY Enjoy the museum before your Hikes through History

Accessible: Yes

12:15 PM TO 1:00 PM 

INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF TROY’S WYNANTSKILL A talk by local historian Michael Barrett. Learn about Troy’s industrial past before enjoying your hike through history.

Accessible: Yes

1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM 

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY ALONG TROY’S UPPER WYNANTSKILL Leaving from the corner of Route 4/Mill Street and Campbell Ave., follows the history talk above.  A narrated tour by local historian Michael Barrett. Expect some hills and dirt paths, picturesque woods and waterfalls, and industrial relics.

12:00 PM   

GEOCACHING TOUR THROUGH DOWNTOWN TROY Leaving from the Collar City Ramble information table on Broadway at the Farmers Market. Pros and amateurs enjoy the hunt led by an experienced geocacher.

Accessible: Yes

1:15 PM  

GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF historic troy architecture led by Julian Adams. Leaving from the Collar City Ramble information table on Broadway at the Farmers Market.

Accessible: Yes

4:00 PM   

HIKING TROY’S FREAR PARK TRAILS A guided nature and history tour of Frear Park trails. Expect great views, reservoirs, beaver damns, wildflowers and butterfly gardens.  Leaving from the Frear Park tennis courts parking lot.


UNCLE SAM CYCLO CROSS GRAND PRIX  All day event in Prospect Park.  See http://www.bikereg.com/usgp2019   for details

7:00 PM

CIRCUS IN TROY’S PROSPECT PARK The Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) presents Roadkill, a theatrical circus experience in Prospect Park. September 27th and 28th. Swinging Trapeze, aerial silks, and acrobatics. FREE (suggested donation $15).

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 Farmers Market  | Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway | The Independent Living Center

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.