2020 Collar City RAMBLE (CCR)

Friday & Saturday, September 25th-26th 

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/hiking, biking group tours and kayak rides, Events are FREE!!

Full Event Activities Schedule:


TROY BIKE RESCUE Bike around Troy, Get your bike tuned up before the ride.  Learn about TBR educational and bike repair programs.


10:00 PM TO 1:30 PM

KAYAKING ON THE HUDSON View Downtown Troy from the water.

Transport Troy is sponsoring the 8th annual Collar City Ramble’s kayak event at the Ingalls Ave Boat Launch where we will have FREE kayaks available to use, on your own or during guided paddles.

At 10:00am a “flotilla” will paddle down to the Congress St. Bridge and back (about a 3-mile loop, approximately 1.5 hours). Starting at 10:30 there will be 3 led paddles for people using the FREE kayaks for public use (rented by @transport troy group from @upstate kayak rentals).

Participants are invited to arrive 15 – 30 minutes before they plan to launch to sign in and be outfitted with a boat and PFD.  The usual Covid-19 precautions are in effect.  Masks covering nose and mouth are required while on shore but may be removed while on the water paddling.

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.

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


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