39 "Bike Bike Racks" now in Albany!

Albany Florist and Gifts' owner, Zagdaa Baatar, puts the decal on her brand new Bike Bike Rack!!

Albany Florist and Gifts’ owner, Zagdaa Baatar, puts the decal on her brand new Bike Bike Rack!! photo courtesy Amy Smolens

Last week AS&R and the City of Albany installed 10 more fabulous Dero Bike Bike Racks in our business district, thanks to our long running partnership with the City and local businesses. The 10 new racks are at Albany Florist and GiftsEisenmann Architecture, HopsyKim’s Cafe &

Public Works' Mark Matherly installs the Dero Bike Bike Rack at Little Star Solano while Francesco Papalia checks out the menu!

Public Works’ Mark Matherly installs the Dero Bike Bike Rack at Little Star Solano while Francesco Papalia checks out the menu! photo courtesy Amy

SandwichesBossCafe EugeneFeagley Realtors, Little Star Pizza and Solano Smile – be sure to ride on by soon!!

Thanks to your neighbors, fellow AS&R volunteers Dan Lieberman for helping mark/measure/photograph the locations over the years, Ken McCroskey for designing the fantastic customized decals at Design-a-Sign and Francesco Papalia for helping finesse some of the complicated locations.

Diners at Cafe Eugene have plenty of bike parking now!

Diners at Cafe Eugene have plenty of bike parking now!

AS&R’s association with the Albany Chamber of Commerce  and the Solano Avenue Association has helped us find businesses who realize that their customers, clients, patients and staff want to bike there, and that it was worthwhile for them share the cost with AS&R and the City of Albany in order to provide attractive and secure bike parking.
The City’s Aleida Andrino-Chavez has been instrumental over

Pick up your Growler of Beer on your bike!

Pick up your Growler of Beer on your bike!

the years in finding new bike-friendly businesses and has sent many a business owner my way A HUGE shout-out goes to Mark Matherly of Albany Public Works, who has installed all 39 of the Bike Bike Racks and whose attention to detail is greatly appreciated. Kudos also to Gale Rossi & Ray Chan of Public Works, who ensure that the racks get installed soon after they are delivered.
Without the generous annual donations of recreational cycling club Grizzly Peak Cyclists we would be hard pressed to have the funds to provide racks to every business that desires one.

Ride to eat delicious Banh mi and Pho for dinner

Ride to eat delicious Banh Mi and Pho for dinner or lunch – photo courtesy Ken McCroskey

A special thanks also goes to Tom C. and Chris E., whose tax-deductible donations in 2015 were put immediately to use with this order. Tom and Chris, when you ride to any of these businesses and lock your bikes to these racks, you know that you were in part responsible!
If any of you want to help with the next order, which is imminent, email Amy Smolens.

Here is a full list of locations with AS&R’s “Bike Bike Racks” – more than 150 bike parking spots!
Albany Children’s Center, Albany Florist, Albany YMCA, Avenue Yarns, BevMo, Bikes on Solano, Boss Burger,
Bridgewater Condominium Visitor Parking, Bua Luang Thai Cuisine, Cafe Eugene,  Daniel Winkler & Associates, Eisenmann Architecture, Feagley Realtors, *Fish First, Gathering Tribes, Hamro-Aangan, Grazzy Burgers/Albany Taproom, Hopsy, Innate Chiropractic and Wellness Studio, Jewel’s Terrace Park, Kim’s Café, Kumon Math &

Eisenmann Archictecture's staff began using these racks the day they were installed

Eisenmann Archictecture’s staff began using these racks the day they were installed – photo courtesy Jean Tan

Reading Center, Little Star Pizza, Prins ChiropracticMetta Thai Massage/Be Fit Personal Training, Rising Sun Montessori Preschool, Royal Café, Solano Smile, T324, Tay Tah CaféSt. Alban’s Episcopal ChurchZarri’s, City of Albany eastern welcome sign at Solano & Neilson .

Ride to these businesses and tell them that you appreciate their attractive & practical Bike Bike Bike Racks!!

Coming soon – racks at Fish First and Schmidt’s Pub. Any businesses that YOU know need one? Send them to me, Amy Smolens – thanks!

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