Mike Miller, representing Assemblyman James Tedisco at the event said, "Mr. Tedisco is very supportive of the state's canalway and is pleased that the pilot project is being championed here in Schenectady County."
The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail runs from the Corning Preserve in the City of Albany to Rotterdam Junction with only a few short gaps. It is part of the Canalway Trail system which, when completed, will run nearly 500 miles from Buffalo to Albany, following the course of the old Erie Canal. In Niskayuna, the bike-hike trail covers more than 10 miles, stretching from the Colonie town line to the Schenectady city line and offering access to a variety of parks and natural areas.
The Canalway Trails Association New York is a statewide organization of trail owners/maintainers and other stakeholders formed to assist localities in developing, managing, and maintaining the Canalway Trail system.
The Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is a local volunteer organization that works to ensure the long-term success of the trail and related trails. The group's mission is to develop through public education and stewardship the historical, recreational and economic opportunities of the Mohawk-Hudson trail.
Parks and Trails New York is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life of New Yorkers through the use and enjoyment of a growing network of parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails, greenways, and heritage corridors around the state. It also conducts an annual bicycle tour, called Cycling the Erie Canal, from Buffalo to Albany.""