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.

Be Seen with AS&R’s Reflective Leg Bands!

Be seen while you pedal at night and keep your pants legs out of the chain with our new leg bands!

Be seen while you pedal at night and keep your pants legs out of the chain with our new leg bands! Photo courtesy Francesco Papalia

It’s getting dark very early now so we all have to do more to be seen by drivers! That’s where AS&R’s latest safety project, our NEW REFLECTIVE LEG BANDS, come in.

Thanks, Laurent at Rendez-Vous, for supporting AS&R and helping fund our newest safety project! Photo courtesy Amy Smolens

Thanks to Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro, who helped with funding, we were able to produce these 12″ long, reflective leg bands, to “keep your pant legs tight and you & your family bright” and allow us to ride and walk more safely as the days get shorter.

A suggested donation of $3 per band will help you be more visible to drivers when you’re riding and walking!

The drivers see my arm when I signal when I'm wearing this reflective band.

The drivers see my arm when I signal when I’m wearing this reflective band. Photo courtesy Amy Smolens

Contact Amy Smolens to pick some up for you and your family now! They make great holiday gifts, too!

Take a ride and rendezvous at Rendez-Vous.

Take a ride and rendezvous at Rendez-Vous. Photo courtesy Francesco Papalia

3 comments to Be Seen with AS&R’s Reflective Leg Bands!

  • Katie Calvert

    Where can I pick up some leg bands and make a donation? Thanks in advance for your reply.

  • Amy Smolens

    Hi Katie – you or anyone else should please email me directly at calamari@alumni.duke.edu and we’ll arrange it!
    Thanks!!

  • SherieR

    These things are terrific: Reflective Leg Bands! I actually bought 10 for myself and family around the holidays, and wear 2 sets when I’m out and about on the bike (one on each ankle, one on each forearm). Some other Strollers & Rollers report they find theirs handy when running or walking in the wee hours, too!

    They are lightweight, and just “snap” in place quickly (and don’t come off or get lost on the road like the velcro type). Easy and convenient to leave around the seat-post of your bike as an additional reflector (and so where you know where to find them!).

    A great use of funds and at $2 – $3 donation price, a very worthwhile investment! Thanks AS&R and Thanks, Rendez-Vous!

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