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

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.

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.

 

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

Jul
8
Thu
Albany Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan Workshop @ online
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Ohlone Greenway is one of the trails & paths connecting your home with your destinations

Albany Recreation & Community Services continues its Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan update with the second of three workshops designed to gather community feedback. The first Albany Parks community workshop was intended to capture a high-level vision of what changes people would like to see in their park system. This next workshop is intended to focus at a site-specific scale on how those changes might look like. We will be joined on the webinar-style Zoom with the Albany Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Commission.

Are there enough bike racks at Albany’s parks & open space?

Significant is that this plan deals not only with parks per se, but also trails and paths like the Ohlone Greenway and the Codornices & Cerrito Creek Paths. Which connections do you and your family need to safely bike or walk where you’re going?
Are there sufficient bike racks and other facilities in our parks and open spaces?

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE

Please take the Albany parks community survey here and follow @albanyparksmp on Instagram for the latest updates. Stay in the loop through www.albanyparks.com. You can also receive Master Plan updates through “Albany Parks Master Plan” eNotifications.

Sep
19
Sun
FREE Family Cycling Workshop – Bring your kids…Volunteers needed! @ Cornell Elementary School
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Bike East Bay’s certified instructors and AS&R friends & neighbors for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the paths and roadways with their parents (suggested grade range 2nd-6th).

Bike East Bay staff and AS&R volunteers will make sure helmets fit properly!
courtesy Amy Smolens

The event includes instruction on fitting a helmet, performing a bike safety check, communicating with other road users, riding in a straight line and avoiding obstacles,  as well as navigating safely through intersections, all while playing fun games!

We will also bring our bike teeter-totters and end the class with a group ride around the neighborhood together!  All minors must be accompanied by an adult to participate, both with their own working bikes and helmets. Each child will receive a free reflective vest.

Pick up some Youth Versions of our Check for Bikes clings and stickers, as well as reflective bands, from AS&R volunteers!

AS&R will have an information table to talk to parents & kids about riding around the Albany area. You can pick up some great “Check for Bikes” clings and bumper stickers, as well as reflective leg & arm bands for safer biking.

The event is FREE but you must pre-register so for more information and to sign up please go here.
Hope to see you there!! EVERYONE IS REQUESTED TO PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS – THANK YOU!

We’ll finish off the event with a relaxed spin around town!

WE NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!
We’re seeking 2-3 people to help out at the family cycling workshop.
9:30-10:15 to help with set up and checking in of participants, while instructors get a feel for the participants and check bikes out mechanically.
9:30-12:45 to speak to kids & parents about bike stuff, and help with packing up.
Contact Britt at bthesen@gmail.com if you can help out!

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