the towpath is almost like a paved trail, its got finely ground? limestone, not like gravel, pretty smooth, but not exactly like a paved trail. a comfort bike or mtn bike with slicks is usually what i would use, or my fair weather road bike. i think you will be fine, its not like mtn biking off road on single track which would be a pretty difficult ride for a first bike event.
i agree, stop briefly for a snack, but dont over do it or stop for too long. it is going to be pretty hot tomorrow so be sure to drink you water and something with electrolytes.
you will probably want to clean your bike off when you get home with a gentle hose spray to get the dust off, wipe your chain off and lube it.
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