Solano Stroll – Volunteers Needed – AS&R is providing Free Bicycle Valet Parking!

When:
September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
2018-09-09T10:00:00-07:00
2018-09-09T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
Tree Lot and Wells Fargo parking lot
Solano Ave
California
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Amy and Sylvia

Hundreds of people from all over the Bay Area take advantage of our Bicycle Valet Parking service at two lots on Solano Avenue. Please volunteer a few hours before enjoying the event! Thanks to Floor Dimensions for donating the Red Carpet to show the way!
Photo courtesy Amy

Albany Strollers & Rollers will again be providing Free Bicycle Valet Parking at two locations: 1800 Solano Ave (Wells Fargo) and 1245 Solano (the vacant lot near Masonic.)
We’ll also have an information table by our western lot near Masonic.
WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!
If you’d like to help park bikes (we parked 300+ last year!!) at either lot or volunteer at AS&R’s info table, please contact Amy Smolens or  Sylvia Paull.
This is a great gig for kids, too, as long as they are strong enough to roll a bike. If students need volunteer-hours, this is perfect!

AS&R Super-Volunteer Lynn Eve Komaromi takes a well-earned Pad Thai break – thanks, Bua Luang!
Please join Lynn Eve and your AS&R neighbors in volunteering!

All volunteers who work at least a 4-hr shift or pick up & return rental racks will get free lunch provided by a supporting Solano Avenue restaurants Tay Tah , Bua Luang Thai Cuisine or Brazilian Breads – yum!!
Kim’s Cafe is providing home made iced tea at our lower lot. Some sponsoring businesses also provide fabulous gifts or coupons for our volunteers, too!
RXBAR has also donated boxes of delicious protein bars (many flavors) for all volunteers and visitors to our AS&R booth!
**NEW VOLUNTEER PERK – Sam at Ale Tales just donated discount coupons for all volunteers (or parents of youth volunteers!!)
Volunteer hours run from 9am-5:30pm so it’s easy to pick a shift that works for you!
Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Association , AS&R and Check for Bikes invite you to see what makes Solano Avenue a wonderful place. The Stroll features over five hundred vendors including 50 entertainers (there’s always great music!,) 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75 entry parade, state of the art mechanical rides and much more!

Come visit AS&R at our information table then enjoy a great stroll up Solano!
Or better yet, volunteer a few hours with Sherie, Amy and your neighbors before strolling!
Photo courtesy Patsy Reese

230,000 participants and event guests visit from all over the west coast so that’s where YOU come in – many of them ride their bikes, so we need people to help park them in our lots. Lots of them want to talk about cycling and walking around the area, and they want to talk to YOU!

Volunteers like Griffin and Sylvia keep things running like clockwork at both lots
Photo courtesy Patsy

AS&R’s supporting sponsor, Floor Dimensions has donated a long Red Carpet to lead passers-by to our information table and straight up the ramp to our western Bicycle Valet Parking lot!
Please see the press room to stay tuned into what’s hot at this years event!

Bikes, Bikes, Bikes!! 300 + of them at our two lots so please join us!!
Photo courtesy Nick Pilch

2 comments to Solano Stroll – Volunteers Needed – AS&R is providing Free Bicycle Valet Parking!

  • Susan Libby

    Can you influence whatever agency which puts the construction signs on the bike path on north side of the Bart station? They place them in the middle of the path making it difficult to ride by if there is traffic in the other direction. Yesterday, they added a new sign to further block the path. It has stabilizer feet sticking out which are flat against the ground AND ALSO STICKING UP VERTICALLY. This could not only damage bike tires but cause a bike to crash. A pedestrian could trip.
    I moved them a bit out of the way,but someone should tell them that it is a hazard and they should address the situation else they will be responsible for damages if someone trips or crashes.
    Thanks,

  • Amy Smolens

    Susan, normally I’d ask that you post this to the Discussion List so others can be made aware.
    That is in El Cerrito so I’ll forward your text to a few people in EC.
    Meanwhile, since you replied to the Solano Stroll item, are you able to volunteer at one of our tables or BVP lots?
    Thanks.

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