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
26
Thu
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The monthly Traffic & Safety 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.

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

Sep
29
Sun
2019 Albany Community Triathlon @ Memorial Park
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to test your cycling, running and swimming skills in
a low-key setting, while helping AHS & AMS sports teams in the process?
Come on down to Memorial Park on September 29th for the 10th Anniversary Albany Community Triathlon!

AS&R has lent fellow community organization Albany Community Triathlon our racks for the transition area – photo courtesy Francesco Papalia

The Albany Community Triathlon emphasizes fitness and fun with a 400m swim, 10k cycle and 2.5k run.
There is also a “Super Youth” division for kids from 7-10 – 75 yd pool swim (3 lengths,) 2.5 mile bike (3 laps around park) and 1k run (1 lap around park.)
Registration is available at www.albanytri.com.
Registrants will get a technical t-shirt and other swag while supplies last!
All proceeds will go to the Albany Athletic Boosters to benefit all High School & Middle School teams.  In addition to the fund raising, this event focuses on fitness and fun.
If you have always wanted to participate in a triathlon, but felt intimidated at the prospect, this is the one for you. I’ve taken part in the RELAY – I  did the cycling portion, and found friends for the swim and the run! It was fun rooting for my teammate during the swim, riding my bike, then rooting for my other teammate while she ran!

Feel great when you cross that Finish Line!
photo credit Amy Smolens

YOUTH DISCOUNTS for anyone under 18!
There is still a FAMILY & FRIENDS HEAT!
Parents, kids, spouses: When you register, you can indicate your desire to be in the same wave as one or more family members or friends. Then you can compete together & keep an eye on each other during the race (but not assist each other, per triathlon rules).
POST-RACE FESTIVITIES – Stick around after the race to recover with some healthy food, finisher awards, raffle prizes, massages, and schmoozing with fellow participants, volunteers, sponsors, and race organizers.
AS&R and Check for Bikes are excited to again be sponsoring the Albany Tri – supplying bike racks for the transition area and swag for the goodie bags. Other sponsors include Club Mallard,  Albany Community Foundation, Albany Lions Club, Mr. Rooter, RoadRunner Sports, Renewal by Andersen, Mechanics Bank, Albany Rotary Club, Blue Heron Bikes, Sogno, Clif, Spokes, Benchmark Pizzeria, National Holistic Institute and TranSports.
So come on down and get in on the fun!
For more information about the Albany Triathlon, please see the web site, www.albanytri.com.  This is a great community event and really fun to watch even if you don’t want to participate!
Come on down, have fun and support Albany Middle & High School sports!!

Oct
4
Fri
FoodieLand Night Market – bike parking! @ Golden Gate Fields
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FoodieLand Night Market is the perfect outdoor evening event for everyone. A must-attend for foodies, this exclusive festival overlooking the San Francisco Bay is inspired by the Night Markets of Asia. Bring your friends together for some evening and late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multi-cultural street foods, and many enticing beverages and desserts to please your palette.

…BY USING THIS! BIKE PARKING RIGHT UP FRONT! Photo courtesy Mike Cabanatuan

AVOID THIS….

The great news is that to encourage alternative
transportation they are providing bicycle racks, which they’ve rented from AS&R! Ride up Buchanan past the awful gridlock and zip right to the front row near the entrance. Lock up your bike, then enjoy the delicious food! And spend the $10 car parking fee on something to eat!
ON SUNDAY BE SURE TO STOP BY AS&R’S BOOTH TO SAY HI AND TELL US WHAT YOU RECOMMEND!!
Stop by to participate in a variety of carnival games, and take in live musical performances by some of your favorite artists and DJs. Shop dozens of vendor booths for everything from jewelry to artistic paintings and home decor.
Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the city’s hottest summer playground. Make it a dream date, a summer night out with friends, or a class reunion to remember. Tell your friends!
Go here for tickets for this weekend.

Oct
5
Sat
Bay Day Ride at the Albany Bulb @ North Berkeley BART
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to ride along our beautiful Bay? Join us! Photos courtesy Amy Smolens

Celebrate Bay Day with Albany Strollers & Rollers, Bike East Bay and Love the Bulb! Join a relaxed Bay Trail bike ride and walking tour of the Albany Bulb. Ride starts at North Berkeley BART, goes up to Point Isabel and back, and finishes at the Albany Bulb. We will check out some recent and upcoming Bay Trail improvements and end the ride with the opportunity to take a walking tour of the unique art and nature of the Albany Bulb. If you’d like, grab a bite at FoodieLand Night Market near Albany Beach (plenty of bike parking- bring a lock!) before heading home.

Plenty of bike parking at FoodieLand!
Photo courtesy Mike Cabanatuan

 

This is the third of Bike East Bay’s Fall Ride Series: a collection of family-friendly rides exploring excellent trails projects in the East Bay. You’ll learn about the surrounding area, and explore favorite routes on these low-key rides. Check out the full schedule at BikeEastBay.org/FallRides.

To RSVP please go here. If anyone wants to ride from Albany to North Berkeley BART, leave a comment with meeting place and time.

These racks that AS&R bought are perfectly situated for folks who want to enjoy the beach, a hike or just enjoy the beautiful view.

Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn to bike safely and confidently with this FREE class!

Learn to bike safely and confidently with this FREE class!

Want to ride more but don’t feel confident enough? Know anyone else who fits this description (partner, spouse, parent, teenage or older child?)

Here’s a FREE bicycle skills class, courtesy of Bike East Bay (with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department.)

Learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, how to equip your bicycle, lock your bike, fit your helmet, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. Every workshop has the same content so you only need to attend once. For adults and teens, no bike needed.

Please note: All of Bike East Bay’s UC Berkeley classes are open to the public, but are also part of the BEST (Bicycle Education Safety Training) program allowing ticketed cyclists to have their fines reduced.

Class is FREE but please register here.

FoodieLand Night Market – bike parking! @ Golden Gate Fields
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FoodieLand Night Market is the perfect outdoor evening event for everyone. A must-attend for foodies, this exclusive festival overlooking the San Francisco Bay is inspired by the Night Markets of Asia. Bring your friends together for some evening and late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multi-cultural street foods, and many enticing beverages and desserts to please your palette.

…BY USING THIS! BIKE PARKING RIGHT UP FRONT! Photo courtesy Mike Cabanatuan

AVOID THIS….

The great news is that to encourage alternative
transportation they are providing bicycle racks, which they’ve rented from AS&R! Ride up Buchanan past the awful gridlock and zip right to the front row near the entrance. Lock up your bike, then enjoy the delicious food! And spend the $10 car parking fee on something to eat!
ON SUNDAY BE SURE TO STOP BY AS&R’S BOOTH TO SAY HI AND TELL US WHAT YOU RECOMMEND!!
Stop by to participate in a variety of carnival games, and take in live musical performances by some of your favorite artists and DJs. Shop dozens of vendor booths for everything from jewelry to artistic paintings and home decor.
Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the city’s hottest summer playground. Make it a dream date, a summer night out with friends, or a class reunion to remember. Tell your friends!
Go here for tickets for this weekend.

Oct
6
Sun
FoodieLand Night Market – bike parking! @ Golden Gate Fields
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FoodieLand Night Market is the perfect outdoor evening event for everyone. A must-attend for foodies, this exclusive festival overlooking the San Francisco Bay is inspired by the Night Markets of Asia. Bring your friends together for some evening and late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multi-cultural street foods, and many enticing beverages and desserts to please your palette.

…BY USING THIS! BIKE PARKING RIGHT UP FRONT! Photo courtesy Mike Cabanatuan

AVOID THIS….

The great news is that to encourage alternative
transportation they are providing bicycle racks, which they’ve rented from AS&R! Ride up Buchanan past the awful gridlock and zip right to the front row near the entrance. Lock up your bike, then enjoy the delicious food! And spend the $10 car parking fee on something to eat!
ON SUNDAY BE SURE TO STOP BY AS&R’S BOOTH TO SAY HI AND TELL US WHAT YOU RECOMMEND!!
Stop by to participate in a variety of carnival games, and take in live musical performances by some of your favorite artists and DJs. Shop dozens of vendor booths for everything from jewelry to artistic paintings and home decor.
Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the city’s hottest summer playground. Make it a dream date, a summer night out with friends, or a class reunion to remember. Tell your friends!
Go here for tickets for this weekend.

Oct
24
Thu
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepali & Indian food! 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 new location – Everest Kitchen – they generously will give 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 Traffic and Safety Commission meeting, and will also be a good chance to talk about anything coming up on their agenda.

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

 

Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The monthly Traffic & Safety 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.

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

Nov
2
Sat
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn to bike safely and confidently with this FREE class!

Learn to bike safely and confidently with this FREE class!

Want to ride more but don’t feel confident enough? Know anyone else who fits this description (partner, spouse, parent, teenage or older child?)

Here’s a FREE bicycle skills class, courtesy of Bike East Bay (with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department.)

Learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, how to equip your bicycle, lock your bike, fit your helmet, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. Every workshop has the same content so you only need to attend once. For adults and teens, no bike needed.

Please note: All of Bike East Bay’s UC Berkeley classes are open to the public, but are also part of the BEST (Bicycle Education Safety Training) program allowing ticketed cyclists to have their fines reduced.

Class is FREE but please register here.

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