Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to preserve and convert a section of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railway to a multi-use trail. Over twenty-seven miles long, this inactive rail line connects the communities of Orchard Park, Aurora, West Falls, Colden, East Concord, Springville and West Valley, New York. It features beautiful scenery, ski areas, farmland, villages, county and town parks and a spectacular high-trestle bridge.
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We also have local Pizza shops and a Subway.
Terra Cotta Coffee House
A welcome addition to Alfred in 2003 Terra Cotta offers many unique and distinctive blends. Add their delicious foods from their menu and you are in for a treat. Wide variety of coffee and teas, selection of salads and sandwiches. Also board games and a cyber café too!
Nana’s Japanese Café
Locally popular unique oriental restaurant.
A fine local diner operated for three generations by the Ninos family. From fish to chicken they have what you would expect from a good diner. Try their Rueben sandwich or Greek salads for a pleasant surprise. Their prices and portions are a pleasant surprise too. And check out the menus, each has a different, original piece of art on the cover. (Our family’s favorite.)
836 Rte 244
Alfred Station, NY 14803
Less than 1 mile from The Bicycle Man shop.
It is an older motel being remodeled with some success. Customers who have stayed there have given us mixed reviews on their experience.
Because it is on the ShortLine Bus route, (see bus info above) it is a good place to stay if you will arrive by bus. The Bicycle Man shop is also on the bus route. I can loan you a bike to get to/from the bike shop while you are in town.
Seneca Road (Hornell Arkport Road)
Hornell NY 14843
Only 8 miles from the Bicycle Man shop.
Their motto is “clean cozy rooms.” Customers say it is nice and clean but the rooms are small. There is a nice family restaurant next door.
Just a short ride from the Bicycle Man. Country Cabin Room – 2 twin beds – private bath on hall Country Garden Suite – Queen bed – large shower, private bath in suite Country Elegance Suite – King bed, 2 person whirlpool, in suite private bath with corner shower
Home Cooked breakfast included. Breakfast served on deck (weather permitting).
If you ask the drivers they will stop and let you off at the shop.
If the shop is closed when you arrive in town they can let you off at the Economy Inn.
If you arrange with me in advance I can pick you up at the Economy Inn and drive you to the shop.
If you want to take the bus back home you can arrange with the driver to pick you up at the shop or I can drive you to the bus stop when it’s time.
You can take a bike home with you on the bus, boxed or unboxed, no extra charge. Better check that this is still current policy.
We recommend boxing the bike and we will box your new bike for a small fee, if time allows.