The Division’s Mountain Bicycle Patrol program began in 1997, when Troop T began providing bike patrols along the New York State Canal Trail System. Each year since then the State Canal Corporation has worked with municipalities across the state to open additional sections of trail, with the ultimate goal of having a trail system connecting the state from Albany to Buffalo. The Division’s contribution to patrolling these paths has grown steadily, as well.
Troop D, with financial assistance from local businesses, has provided bike patrols in the Sylvan Beach area and the New York State Fairgrounds since 1997. The Executive Services Detail also began providing bicycle patrols at the Empire State Plaza complex in Albany.