At long last it is now possible to rent a bicycle to explore the Mohawk Towpath Byway! There are two hubs in Schenectady very near the western end of the Byway: one is located at Proctors (State and Jay Streets), very close to the Amtrak station. The other is located at the northern end of North Jay Street. The later is an excellent access to the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway that passes through the Byway corridor. This whole endeavor is made possible by a partnership between CDPHP and CDTA. In fact there is a third site that is within a half dozen blocks of the Mohawk Towpath Byway at the main Schenectady County Library. More detail is available on line. You can even ride from one hub to another, for example go from Schenectady to Saratoga or do the whole Byway and end up in Albany or Troy.
Bicycling is the best way to experience the Byway. You are traveling at a casual speed and have the luxury of freedom to slow and even top to explore some historic feature along the way.
The new bridge between Rexford and Aqueduct is now open in all four lanes. The next mile stone will be when the separate bike lane connects the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway with Saratoga County!