Upcoming Events

May
25
Thu
7:00 pm Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Traffic & Safety 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[...]
May
26
Fri
6:30 pm Bike-In Movie – “Cool Runnings” @ Albany Community Center
Bike-In Movie – “Cool Runnings” @ Albany Community Center
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bike-In Movie - "Cool Runnings" @ Albany Community Center | San Pablo | California | United States
The City of Albany’s Recreation Department is getting into the spirit of Bike Month with a Bike in Movie! They will be showing ‘Cool Runnings,’ a film sure to spark your quest for the ultimate[...]
Jun
3
Sat
1:00 pm Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Want to ride more but don’t feel confident enough? Here’s a FREE bicycle skills class, courtesy of Bike East Bay (with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department.) Learn basic rules of the road, how to share[...]
Jun
16
Fri
6:30 pm Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano
Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano | Albany | California | United States
Grab your bikes and invite your friends & family – it’s time for the annual Bike About Town rides! Join the City of Albany’s Department of Recreation and a bunch of your fellow Rollers as we explore[...]
Jun
22
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – new & ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – new & ... @ Everest Kitchen
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - new & delicious location!! @ Everest Kitchen | Albany | California | United States
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepali & Indian food! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking better? Hungry or thirsty?[...]

Discounts

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

Berkeley Bikes and Skateboards: 15% off labor, parts and accessories.

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

Marie Bowser Acupuncture: 25% on all visits.

Blue Heron Bikes: 10% off parts and accessories.

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

May 18, 2014

Alan E., Ken, Amy, Harry and Nick attended the meeting. Preston attended briefly, and unfortunately had to leave the meeting soon after he arrived.

Amy said that she had learned that we could distribute BikeLink cards. There seemed to be no downside and we agreed that this was a good thing. Amy will get them, and Nick will be responsible for our distribution program. Harry will help keep track of finances.

Bike bike racks – we have requests for 2 at Tay Tah Cafe, 1 at Bua Luang, 1 at Hamro Aangan restaurant, 1 at 545 Pierce St. (for guest bicycle access, funded completely by the Homeowner’s Association there) and maybe one at Albany Fresh/Zarri’s Deli. Looks like we’ll place an order soon as we know the situation with at Albany Fresh/Zarri’s Deli.

Shall we use our year-end contributions towards Bike bike racks? Yes was the conclusion.

The APAL Rodeo was a little smaller this year, but good. We had 3 people to fit helmets, make smoothies and do outreach. We expressed concern that APAL distributes skateboard helmets instead of bicycle helmets. Skateboard helmets are difficult to fit correctly, especially on young kids, compared the the bicycle helmets.

The Arts&Green festival was a successful event. Organizational leadership may change somewhat as some leaders may step down and other leaders and organizations may step up.

The Thursday Traffic and Safety Commission meeting was discussed. Chicanes on Santa Fe, the General Plan update, and a report on the Measure D working group is on the agenda. We discussed that the chicanes on Santa Fe, while not ideal, are not a problem at this time, perhaps because the area around the chicanes is always parked anyway. Measure D working group work will be discussed tomorrow, Monday, May 19, at City Council.

We should try to attend the upcoming Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 at Club Mallard, http://albanychamber.org/?page_id=188&id=476&t=1

Our bank balance is healthy at $4100 and will land at $3,700 once currently pending transactions are completed.

It was noted that our Bike to Work day Energizer Station was successful.

The upcoming new Measure B for the November ballot was discussed. It was noted that we supported the last one, and we may want to vote on whether or not to support the upcoming one at our next meeting.

Our next meeting will be July 20th at our new permanent meeting spot, the library at St. Albans church.

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