More "Bike Bike Racks" Around Town!

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

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

You may have noticed 6 bright, shiny and colorful new Dero “Bike Bike Racks” around town. These are a partnership between the local businesses, Albany Strollers & Rollers and the City of Albany.
The locations with two new racks each are Wheels of Justice Cyclery on Solano Avenue, St. Alban’s Church on Washington and Grazzy Burger/Albany Taproom, which will open in February on San Pablo Avenue.
That adds to the 6 that are already in town at Gathering Tribes, K2TOG, Daniel Winkler & Associates, T324, Innate Chiropractic and Metta Thai Massage/Be Fit Personal Training.
We really appreciate these businesses working with us to ensure that there is secure bicycle parking at their locations – thanks to them and to Winkie Campbell-Notar of the Albany Chamber of Commerce for helping make Albany more bike-friendly!
Thanks also to Dan Lieberman for measuring and photographing the locations with me while he was still recovering from a torn ACL,  Mark Matherly of Public Works for being very detail oriented while installing the racks, Ken McCroskey for designing the colorful decals on the rack “saddles” and Design-A-Sign for producing those decals at both excellent price and quality.
I would be remiss not to mention Grizzly Peak Cyclists, whose generous donations to AS&R have allowed us to make purchases like this which benefit cyclists from all over the East Bay!

These racks are extremely popular because not only do they provide bike parking but they look great –

Ate dinner at Grazzy Burgers/Albany Taproom with Sherie Reineman and others after an Albany Chamber of Commerce mixer. Lots of cyclists there enjoying a brew and a burger - good salads, too! More people came on bikes but I was too busy eating to take more photos.

Ate dinner at Grazzy Burgers/Albany Taproom with Sherie Reineman and others after an Albany Chamber of Commerce mixer. Lots of cyclists there enjoying a brew and a burger – good salads, too! More people came on bikes but I was too busy eating to take more photos.

they’re bright and attractive. When Mark and I were installing the racks many people walked by and were excited that they were going in.
Albany Strollers & Rollers is happy to invest money in projects like this in which we work with local businesses and the City to make our town more bike-friendly.

Have any other ideas of local community projects? Contact me!

See more photos of bike racks around town in our Gallery.

 

 

 

 

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