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.

Events

Sep
10
Sun
Solano Stroll – Volunteers Needed – AHS MTB Team & AS&R providing Free Bicycle Valet Parking + info table! @ Solano Stroll Bicycle Valet Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The AHS Mountain Biking Team is leading the Bicycle Valet Parking at the Solano Stroll – will you lend a hand?

Free Bicycle Valet Parking will again be featured at the Solano Stroll, but with a new twist: the Albany High School Mountain Biking Team will be taking the lead for this important service, using Albany Strollers & Rollers’ specialized racks! The new location will be on Key Route Blvd just north of Solano Avenue –  it’s near the Greenway so we’re expecting lots of drop-ins so it’s sure to be busy!!

As usual, AS&R will also have an information table near the lot where we (YOU!) will talk about and answer questions about active transportation stuff!

WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!

Bikes, Bikes, Bikes!! 300 + of them coming to the Solano Stroll! Please help the AHS MTB Team park them all! Photo courtesy Nick Pilch

The AHS MTB team could use additional volunteers, so if you’d like to help park bikes (we have parked 300 bikes in the past!!)  or volunteer at AS&R’s info table, please contact Amy Smolens .
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!

VOLUNTEERS (the first 12 to commit) WHO WORK AT LEAST A 4-HR SHIFT AT EITHER LOCATION WILL GET FREE LUNCH PROVIDED BY SUPPORTING SOLANO AVENUE RESTAURANT !!

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

Some sponsoring businesses may also provide gifts or coupons for our volunteers, too – stay tuned!

Volunteer hours run from 9am-5:30pm so it’s easy to pick a shift that works for you! Please let Amy know if you would prefer to help with the Valet Parking, the Info Table or either one, and if you have time preferences or are flexible.

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 your neighbors before strolling!

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!
AS&R’s supporting sponsor, Floor Dimensions has donated a long Red Carpet to lead passers-by to our information table and Bicycle Valet Parking lot!

See you soon!

Sep
14
Thu
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to Join Virtually!
Sep 14 @ 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 meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we discuss policy and projects, and talk about what’s going on in Active Transportation in Albany.

The racks at St. Alban's Church have gotten plenty of use already!

Plenty of bike parking at our meeting location, St. Alban’s Church!

(Note: currently our meetings are still online, til further notice)

Have something you want to talk about? Request Agenda Item HERE or in “comments,” below (scroll down to the bottom for the next meeting).

Look forward to seeing you!

The Meeting link will be emailed to our GREENways Newsletter list, or email contactus@albanystrollroll.org .

Sep
28
Thu
Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Sep 28 @ 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 cyclists and pedestrians in and around our town.

Register and get Zoom link on the City website here.

The agenda will be posted on the City website here.
Come on down!

Oct
26
Thu
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ride on down to Everest Kitchen to enjoy a special Happy Hour discount and chat about biking and walking!

Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepali & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited.
Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking better? Hungry or thirsty?
Take care of ALL of those needs in one place!

Sanjiv says “come on down!”

Join us for our Happy Hour at our usual location – Everest Kitchenthey generously offer us 15% off their menu, including drinks, and yes, they have plenty of bike parking! This is our every other month (even-numbered months) informal get-together to talk about all things bike and ped in Albany. It’s a good chance to ask about what the city is up to and what our stance on issues is, and to meet others who are interested in issues related to human-scale transit/active transit.
Everyone is welcome.

Note that this will usually take place right before a Transportation Commission meeting, and will also be a good chance to talk about anything coming up on their agenda.

If you would like to discuss something at the Happy Hour, request a Happy Hour agenda item via email or Put it in the “comments” section below! Hope to see you there!

Transportation Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Oct 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 cyclists and pedestrians in and around our town.

Register and get Zoom link on the City website here.

The agenda will be posted on the City website here.
Come on down!

Nov
9
Thu
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to Join Virtually!
Nov 9 @ 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 meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we discuss policy and projects, and talk about what’s going on in Active Transportation in Albany.

The racks at St. Alban's Church have gotten plenty of use already!

Plenty of bike parking at our meeting location, St. Alban’s Church!

(Note: currently our meetings are still online, til further notice)

Have something you want to talk about? Request Agenda Item HERE or in “comments,” below (scroll down to the bottom for the next meeting).

Look forward to seeing you!

The Meeting link will be emailed to our GREENways Newsletter list, or email contactus@albanystrollroll.org .

Nov
11
Sat
RICHMOND-SAN RAFAEL BRIDGE 4TH ANNIVERSARY RIDE WITH RICH CITY RIDES @ Richmond BART Parking Plaza
Nov 11 @ 11:11 am – 3:00 pm

If you and your family haven’t ridden the fantastic Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Ped lane yet, what better time to do it than with a fun group? And if you’ve done it before, do it again! RICH CITY Rides is hosting its 4th anniversary Save-The-Bridge Ride to support keeping the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Lane open!
Meet: 11:11 am. Roll: 12 pm.
Richmond BART Parking Plaza (use Richmond BART garage for GPS or 16th & MacDonald Ave)
Bring friends & family members! You can do part or all of the ride, even if it’s the 1st Bridge hump!
Sign up and find out more details here!

Sign the Petiton to keep the trail open:
https://chng.it/YLf8m8RNZp

Dec
7
Thu
Transportation Commission Meeting — SPECIAL DATE @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This special meeting of the Transportation Commission Meeting is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in Albany, and help improve things for cyclists and pedestrians in and around our town. The Commission meets on this date in lieu of the regular November and December meetings, which are canceled due to holidays.

Register and get Zoom link here.

The agenda will be posted on the City website here.
Come on down!

Dec
13
Wed
AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting — special date @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ride on down to Everest Kitchen to enjoy a special Happy Hour discount and chat about biking and walking!

Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepali & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited and AS&R will provide some HOLIDAY APPETIZERS to get you started!
Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking better? Hungry or thirsty?
Take care of ALL of those needs in one place!

Sanjiv says “come on down!”

Join us for our Happy Hour at our usual location – Everest Kitchen – they generously offer us 15% off their menu, including drinks, and yes, they have plenty of bike parking! Appetizers will be provided courtesy of AS&R for this special holiday Happy Hour. This is our every other month (even-numbered months) informal get-together to talk about all things bike and ped in Albany. It’s a good chance to ask about what the city is up to and what our stance on issues is, and to meet others who are interested in issues related to human-scale transit/active transit.

Everyone is welcome but PLEASE RSVP TO AMY IF POSSIBLE SO WE CAN PLAN OUR SPACE AND SNACKS BETTER!

Have something you want to talk or ask about? Put it in the “comments” section below! Hope to see you there!

Jan
4
Thu
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to Join Virtually!
Jan 4 @ 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 meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we discuss policy and projects, and talk about what’s going on in Active Transportation in Albany.

Join us at our next AS&R meeting!

(Note: currently our meetings are still online via Zoom, until further notice)

Have something you want to talk about? Request Agenda Item HERE or in “comments,” below (scroll down to the bottom for the next meeting).

Look forward to seeing you!

The Meeting link will be emailed to our GREENways Newsletter list, or email contactus@albanystrollroll.org .