Many of you know about AS&R’s program by which we’ve been co-funding the beautiful
Dero”Bike Bike Racks” around town. Well, every time the City of Albany installs a few racks, someone sees one and asks us how they can get one of their own! That’s exactly what happened – Dr. Charlie Prins Chiropractor, BevMo, AS&R members Mattison Ly & Buddy Williams (whose son attends Albany Children’s Center) and the City (for Jewel’s Terrace Park) also realized that this combination of secure bike parking and attractive sculptural art were too good to pass up.
These four add to the Bike Bike Racks already in town at Albany Taproom/Grazzy Burger, Be Fit Personal Training, Daniel Winkler & Associates Inc., Gathering Tribes, Innate Chiropractic, K2TOG, Metta Thai Massage, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, T324 and Wheels of Justice Cyclery.
Thanks to Public Works’ Aleida Andrino-Chavez , Mark Matherly, and Amy Alvidrez, the City bought the racks for the school and the park, we placed the order for all four racks (buying four or more makes the racks more affordable) and the City again installed them free of charge.
As always, Rack Guru Dan Lieberman was instrumental in measuring and marking the locations, and Ken McCroskey designed the stickers for the “saddles,” which were printed at Design-A-Sign.
I would like to thank Grizzly Peak Cyclists, whose generous donations to AS&R have allowed us to make purchases like this which benefit cyclists from all over the East Bay.
And of course, Winkie Campbell-Notar of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, who helps AS&R connect with our local businesses for this and other projects.
Yes, I’ve already been contacted by another Albany resident who wants a colorful “Bike Bike Rack” in front of both of her local businesses! If I get two more takers, you might see “Bike Bike Racks” 4.0 before too long – 16 and counting!
Have any other ideas of local community projects? Contact me!