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.

“Bike Bike Racks” 3.0 in Albany!

Any doubt whose rack this beauty is? Yes, Charlie Prins Chiropractic co-funded this rack, along with AS&R and the City of Albany, but neighboring businesses are welcome to use it!

Any doubt whose rack this beauty is? Yes, Charlie Prins Chiropractic co-funded this rack, along with AS&R and the City of Albany, but neighboring businesses are welcome to use it!

Many of you know about AS&R’s program by which we’ve been co-funding the beautiful

I went to BevMo to pick up something to drink while watching the World Series game and met Paul from Berkeley. He loves BevMo and Albany Strollers & Rollers' new Dero Bike Bike Rack and encouraged me keep on installing them!

I went to BevMo to pick up something to drink while watching the World Series and met Paul from Berkeley. He loves BevMo and Albany Strollers & Rollers’ new Dero Bike Bike Rack and encouraged me keep on installing them!

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!

The new Bike Bike Rack at Albany Children's Center, AS&R members Mattison Ly and Buddy Williams, and Aleida Andrino-Chavez of the City of Albany.

Albany Children’s Center got a new Bike Bike Rack, thanks to AS&R members Mattison Ly & Buddy Williams, and Aleida Andrino-Chavez of the City of Albany

The new Dero Bike Bike Rack at Jewel's Terrace Park.

The new Dero Bike Bike Rack at Jewel’s Terrace Park.

See more photos of bike racks around town in our Gallery. If you get any good photos of your own for the Gallery or Facebook page, send to me or Nick to post.
Enjoy all the new bike parking!

6 comments to “Bike Bike Racks” 3.0 in Albany!

  • Hello
    I really love the Orange Bicycle Rack. I hope someone can help me? I have been asked to ‘create’ a Recyclable Bicycle Stand for a Business. Is it possible to find out where this was made and by whom? Thanks. V Scola

    • Amy Smolens

      Hi V Scola –
      Are you planning on making a bike stand for a local business around here?
      Glad you like our Bike Bike Racks – they’re really popular! They’re made by Dero in Minneapolis, http://www.dero.com .
      Any other questions?
      ciao -Amy

      • V Scola

        Hello Amy
        Yes I was asked by someone as a Recycling theme but she is not planning on paying I don’t believe and I am sure they cost quite a bit!!
        Can you help me at all please?
        Vanessa

  • Amy Smolens

    help in what way? where are you located?

  • Amy Smolens

    Well, since we are in California I’d say that you’re a bit far from us to work together on bike racks…sorry.

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