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

Oct
17
Thu
Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival to Benefit Street Level Cycles & Adventure Cycling Association @ Sports Basement
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For the first time ever, the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival will visit the East Bay! The festival is a celebration of travel and human-powered adventure on wheels, and it is the only event of its type in the world. Proceeds from the event benefit the Adventure Cycling Association and Street Level Cycles.

From the frozen streams of the Himalayas to the sultry heat of Thailand, from a father and daughter sharing their first overnight outing to two Boomers finding love on an organized bike tour, there’s over a dozen films with something for everyone at this year’s festival. You don’t need to be a cyclist to enjoy these tales of adventure! Ciclismo Classico, the longtime pioneer in creative bicycle vacations, is proud to present this one-of-a-kind event.
Agenda for the Evening:

  • 6:00pm: Doors Open
  • 6:30pm: Introduction & Film Rolls
  • 8:30pm: Film Ends

Raffle Information: Ciclismo is generously raffling a $2500 voucher which can be applied to a specific Italian bike trip that Ciclismo will designate. Each admission ticket includes one raffle ticket. However, additional raffle tickets can be bought at check-in. One winner will be chosen at the film screening intermission and must be present to win.

Grab a drink, sit back, relax & enjoy the films! Sports Basement to provide light drinks and snacks.

FESTIVAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Festival’s mission is to inspire attendees to explore by bicycle. Whether across the globe or a few towns away, nothing recharges and expands horizons like bicycle travel. The Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is the ONLY film festival in the USA that focuses specifically on bicycle travel. The Festival commits itself to sharing a diverse array of journeys: adventure is for everyone

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.

Nov
16
Sat
Ride with Bike East Bay to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Grand Opening! @ Richmond BART
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

We’ll finally be able to cross from the East Bay to Marin!
Photo courtesy Bjorn Griepenburg

Bike East Bay will lead a ride from Richmond BART to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony, and you’re invited!

We will meet outside the Richmond BART station on Nevin Plaza starting at 9:00am and roll out toward Point Richmond promptly at 9:30am.

Bring your bike, water, and celebratory jazz hands: It’s going to be a party, and we are stoked to celebrate with you!

Go here to RSVP

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Multi-Use Path RIBBON CUTTING & KICKOFF RIDE! @ Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

After decades of waiting and advocating, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will FINALLY be accessible to rollers and strollers!
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled to be at 10am.
Bike East Bay is leading this ride from Richmond BART to the RSR bridge.
Here are directions to the bridge entrance.
If you want to propose a ride from Albany to the RSR Bridge, comment below.

We’ll finally be able to cross!
Photo courtesy Bjorn Griepenburg

 

 

Dec
5
Thu
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 5 @ 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 usual location – Everest Kitchen – they 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 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!

Dec
7
Sat
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Dec 7 @ 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.

Jan
11
Sat
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Jan 11 @ 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.

Feb
1
Sat
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
6
Thu
FREE Bicycle Safety Workshop on “Biking After Dark” in Albany! @ Albany YMCA Annex
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you or someone you know want to RIDE AT NIGHT but don’t feel confident enough? Biking after dark can be practical and fun, but it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you always have the right equipment to be visible every time you get on your bike.

Here’s a FREE bicycle safety class, courtesy of AS&R’s fiscal sponsor Bike East Bay…and it’s RIGHT HERE IN ALBANY!!

At this free class you’ll learn how to:

  • See and be seen in all conditions
  • Meet and exceed the legal requirements for lights and reflectors
  • Choose the right lights for the type of bicycling you’ll be doing
  • Bling up your bike and yourself with highly visible accessories (like our very own reflective bands!)

Plenty of Bike Parking for you for this workshop!
photo courtesy Amy S

This is an indoor, classroom-only workshop for adults and teens, made possible via a partnership with the Albany YMCA with funding from  the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

NO BIKE REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE CLASS, but you must register here.
The next class in this series is “Bike Theft Prevention” on March 5.

Mar
5
Thu
FREE “Bike Theft Prevention” Workshop in Albany! @ Albany YMCA Annex
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Do you or someone you know want to ride for transportation more but don’t know how and where to properly lock a bike?

Here’s a FREE Bicycle Theft Prevention class, courtesy of AS&R’s fiscal sponsor Bike East Bay…and it’s RIGHT HERE IN ALBANY!!

 

Avoid this guy by locking your bike intelligently!

Learn how to protect your bike from theft, covering topics such as:

  • locking techniques
  • secure parking options
  • bike registration
  • and strategies for how to recover a stolen bike.

Tips can also be found online at BikeEastBay.org/theft.

Plenty of Bike Parking for you for this workshop!
photo courtesy Amy S

Every attendee will receive a free starter card for the BikeLink system of secure lockers and rooms with $5 value pre-loaded. BikeLink is one of AS&R’s valued partners.
This is an indoor, classroom-only workshop for adults and teens, made possible via a partnership with the Albany YMCA with funding from the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

NO BIKE REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE CLASS, but you must register here.