Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Wed
5:00 pm AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting,... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting,... @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting, special date — in person!! Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepalese & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking[...]
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin...
Transportation Commission Meetin...
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Transportation Commission meets on this special date in lieu of the regular November and December meetings. This is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects[...]
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Bay Trail Confidential" free Zoom program
Kensington resident, avid cyclist and AS&R member/volunteer Rodney Paul wants to let everyone on the list know about a FREE Zoom program he hosts called Bay Trail Confidential.  Each month, he highlights different public spaces[...]
Jan
5
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Bay Trail Confidential" free Zoom program
Kensington resident, avid cyclist and AS&R member/volunteer Rodney Paul wants to let everyone on the list know about a FREE Zoom program he hosts called Bay Trail Confidential.  Each month, he highlights different public spaces[...]
Jan
13
Thu
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ Zoom
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ Zoom
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at our next Zoom meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where[...]
Jan
27
Thu
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Transportation Commission Meeting, the Fourth Thursday of every month, is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in Albany, and help improve things for[...]
Feb
2
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Bay Trail Confidential" free Zoom program
Kensington resident, avid cyclist and AS&R member/volunteer Rodney Paul wants to let everyone on the list know about a FREE Zoom program he hosts called Bay Trail Confidential.  Each month, he highlights different public spaces[...]
Feb
24
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in person!! Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen | Albany | California | United States
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepalese & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking[...]

Discounts

Become an AS&R member and get discounts at local bike shops and businesses!

Blue Heron Bikes: 10% off parts and accessories.

Marie Bowser Acupuncture: 30% off your first visit.

Bikes on Solano: 10% off labor, parts and accessories.

Quad Republic Skate Co. 5% off SKATES, 10% off parts & accessories.

Offers are valid to members of Albany Strollers & Rollers and their households. Tell your friends!
Contact us with questions.

AS&R Funded New Bike Racks now at the Waterfront!

The new Dero "Recycle Circle" racks at the Waterfront Cove are getting good use already! Soon decomposed granite will be laid around them for a level and clear approach, but for now they look great!

The new Dero “Recycle Circle” racks at the Waterfront Cove are getting good use already! Soon decomposed granite will be laid around them for a level and clear approach, but for now they look great!

The  City of Albany has installed 12 new racks, presented by Albany Strollers & Rollers to the Waterfront Committee. The racks were funded by a $5,000 grant to Albany Strollers & Rollers from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Coca-Cola, secured by AS&R Core Member Susan Moffat and administered by her, John Alexander and Amy

Smolens.  The grant was part of a program funded by Coca-Cola North America and designed by Rails-to-Trails to catalyze trail development and encourage trail use nationwide.

These 4 racks are located where there is more space so people with longtails, trailers, tandems and trail-a-bikes can comfortably park

These 4 racks are located where there is more space so people with longtails, trailers, tandems and trail-a-bikes can comfortably park

In providing the grant, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy stated: “Albany Strollers &
Rollers was selected due to your longstanding commitment to promoting safe routes for walking and bicycling that connect to the Ohlone Greenway and the San Francisco Bay Trail.”
The Waterfront Committee and AS&R’s representatives selected Dero’s Recycle Circle Racks, made from 96% recycled material and coated with a corrosion-resistant thermoplastic coating.  The installation of these racks will complement the restoration of the Cove art/seating feature (Cove Enhancement plans are available in the staff report here) and replace a rusted and inadequate rack with artful bubble-shaped racks that echo the curves of the Cove and that are made of rebar, reflecting the wild nature of the Bulb, which was once a landfill built of construction debris. I rode down there over the weekend and got nothing but positive reactions to the design from both functional and aesthetic standpoints.

The racks are perfectly situated for folks who want to enjoy the beach, a hike or just enjoy the beautiful view

The racks are perfectly situated for folks who want to enjoy the beach, a hike or just enjoy the beautiful view

In addition to this Cove Enhancement Project,  the East Bay Regional Park District’s improvement of Albany Beach
is likely to draw more visitors in the future. The racks will be welcomed by park users and will help encourage more people to access this spectacular spot by bicycle rather than car.  We hope that as people see the city taking better care of the waterfront through the Cove improvements, including these bike racks, visitors will also be inspired to be better stewards of our shoreline.
Thanks to the Waterfront Committee’s Claire Napawan and Francesco Papalia, the rest of the WFC, and the City of Albany’s Jeff Bond, Mark Matherly and Tony Wolcott.

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