Upcoming Events

Jan
12
Thu
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to...
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to...
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS&R Meeting - You're Invited to Join Virtually!
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 meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we[...]
Jan
26
Thu
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Jan 26 @ 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
23
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – Eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – Eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - 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[...]
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Feb 23 @ 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[...]
Mar
9
Thu
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to...
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to...
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS&R Meeting - You're Invited to Join Virtually!
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 meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we[...]
Mar
23
Thu
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Mar 23 @ 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[...]
Apr
27
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – Eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – Eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - 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[...]
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Apr 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[...]

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 to Wherever Day” is Back – and a Success!

Bike to Wherever Day was back! Photo courtesy Mike Gill

After a Covid-induced break of two years, Bike Month was back for real,  with the central event being “Bike to Wherever Day.”

On May 20th, Albany Strollers & Rollers partnered with Xtracycle’s Jamie T and Evan on our BtWD Energizer Station and it was a rousing success. More than 300 cyclists went by while we were at our Albany Energizer Station.

Margo, Queen of the Musette Bags! Photo courtesy Mike Gill

Every one of the 160 Bike East Bay musette bags was picked up and many more folks stopped by to eat, drink, get their bike checked or chat about bike stuff!

AS&R had a busy info table all morning! Photo courtesy Elaine Mariolle

In addition to Jamie & Evan, we’d like to thank Amy S, Ken M, Gjergji Z, Dan L, Ruth K, Raquel & Mireya P, MaryAnn F, Margo W, Chuck T, 2 Nick Ps, Peggy M, Mike G,  Michael P, Joanne M, Ian M and Elaine M

Cyclists of all ages came out! Photo courtesy Elaine

(visiting from Tucson) for staffing the station, setting things up, distributing swag & snacks, counting cyclists,  talking to commuters, signing up new members, and just keeping things running!

There was plenty of food and drink to go around!
Photo courtesy Elaine

Special thanks goes to volunteer super shopper Mattison Ly, who took our gift cards from Sprouts & Safeway and somehow spent every penny on fantastic refreshments for our volunteers and visitors…and delivered it all on her Xtracycle!

Coffeetime on the Greenway! Photo courtesy Elaine

There was plenty of food and drink for everyone, thanks to the generous donations by local businesses Kim’s Cafe  (Cathy,) Trader Joe’s El Cerrito ( Sandra & Michael,)  Royal Ground Coffee (Mike),  GU Energy (Roshelle,) Sprouts (Crystal, Deanna & Rolando,) Safeway Albany (Alicia). Rob Allen from Blue Heron Bikes was stationed alongside the Ohlone Greenway, checking bicycles for safety and road-worthiness as he has in previous years!

We also want to recognize businesses and owners  Tay Tah (Pat), Rendez-Vous (Laurent), Bua Luang (Joe) and Fern’s Garden (Fern, obviously) for donating

Photo courtesy Mike Gill

special gift cards for all of our Bike Month Volunteers as a thank you for your time and service to the community!!! 

SUPPORT THOSE BUSINESSES WHO SUPPORT YOU!

 

Kim’s Café supports AS&R every year! Photo courtesy Elaine

We all truly appreciate those small businesses, as well

Sandra from Trader Joe’s donated a full basket full of food for our Energizer Station! photo courtesy Amy Smolens

as our other supporters (see description of BtWD and list in the right margin of our website) for going the extra mile to give back to AS&R’s volunteers and show that they are really involved with our community!

Without YOU, the volunteers, this absolutely could not happen!

Excitement was bubbling over for Bike to Wherever Day! Photo courtesy Elaine

 

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