Bike to Work Day: May 18!

Start your day with a light breakfast, connect with other community members, and take a spring ride on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail! Join MHLC, the New York Bicycling Coalition, and elected officials to celebrate and support the Rail Trail as a zero-carbon transportation option which connects the communities of Voorheesville, New Scotland, Bethlehem, and Albany.

This free event begins with a light breakfast at 8 AM at our office at 425 Kenwood Avenue. At 8:30, guests will hit the Rail Trail to ride. Bike to Work Day is open to anyone, whether or not they are able to bike to their place of work from the Rail Trail. RSVP Today!

Many elected officials and public servants will be joining us in 2018 to celebrate the Rail Trail, including Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, New York State Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, Bethlehem Town Supervisor David Van Luven, Bethlehem Town Board Member Maureen Cunningham, representatives from Congressman Paul Tonko’s office, and Deputy Commissioner Mindy Scott of the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation.

“After a long winter, I am happy to celebrate the arrival of spring with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s annual Bike to Work Day,” said Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy.  “Each year, the trail becomes more popular, and with the final paving from Slingerlands to Voorheesville, I think this year the trail will be busier than ever. Whether biking to work in the morning or walking your dog on the weekend, the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail provides an excellent means to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Albany County.”

“We look forward to Bike to Work Day each year,” says Mark King, Executive Director of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. “This event is an excellent opportunity for Rail Trail users to show their support for this community treasure, and for everyone to enjoy a light breakfast and a nice ride before they head into work for the day.”

To register for Bike to Work Day, visit our Events Page. The event is free and includes a light breakfast, as well as the opportunity to shake your elected officials’ hands and tell them how much you appreciate the Rail Trail.

The Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail (ACHHRT) is a 9-mile trail providing exciting opportunities for recreation, exercise & fitness, and zero carbon transportation amidst beautiful vistas of natural scenery. The trail provides a safe and enjoyable bike-and pedestrian-friendly connection between the communities of Voorheesville, New Scotland, Bethlehem, and Albany. The Rail Trail is owned by Albany County and is a shared-use path that accommodates all types of non-motorized traffic. The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy works in partnership with Albany County, the City of Albany, the Towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland, and the Village of Voorheesville to promote and advocate for this exceptional recreational asset. Volunteers from Friends of the Rail Trail (FORT), a committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy, serve as Trail Ambassadors, guiding visitors, patrolling, and serving as trail custodians.

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