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Kidical Mass - Albany Family Fun Ride

Join bike enthusiasts, parents and kids for our first ever "Kidical Mass" ALBANY FAMILY FUN RIDE... a fun, legal and safe ride for the entire family. We'll be biking an easy 3-mile route, ending up at Tay Tah Cafe on Solano Ave
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 27th, 3 p.m.
STARTING LOCATION: Albany Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave

Brought to you by a partnership between community organizer Susan Silber and Albany Stroller & Rollers.  We hope to make family bike rides a monthly happening in Berkeley and Albany... stay tuned! For more information contact Susan: susansilber07@gmail.com

Albany Arts & Green Festival
Sunday May 2, 2010, 11am - 3 pm, V
eterans Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany.
This event, resulting from the merging of the Arts & Music Festival and Green Albany Day, will contain the best of both events!
Free or low cost bike tune-ups by Street Level Cycles available.
Free Bicycle Valet Parking services sponsored by Bua Luang Thai Cuisine.
The AS&R booth will have information about bike commuting and bicycle/pedestrian advocacy in Albany.


Bike to Work Day
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7-9 am
AS&R Energizer Station: northeast corner of Marin Avenue/
Ohlone Greenway

UC Village Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, June 6, 10-2, Community Green, University Village, 1125 Jackson St., Albany
10th Annual University Village Health and Wellness Fair. "It's easy going green" was this year's theme. Albany Strollers & Rollers had a table promoting walking and bicycling, and showcasing our efforts and projects.

Solano Stroll
Sunday, September 13, 2009, 10am-6pm
Albany Strollers & Rollers provided free valet bike parking, sponsored by Meridian International Sports Café, also partnering with EBBC at two separate locations, and volunteers from both organizations were available to discuss local advocacy goals, renew memberships, and sign up new members. EBBC members joining or renewing their EBBC membership at the event received a discounted rate at the $20.00 and a free EBBC map.  At the AS&R booth/BVP site, we used our new portable bike racks, designed and constructed by Ken McCroskey.
Albany Bicycle Rodeo
Saturday, October 17th, Cornell Elementary School, 10am - 2 pm
We were part of this event for the first time and ran the confidence course. http://www.albanypal.net/id23.html

Bike Lights - buy one, an Albany school kid gets one free!


We have partnered with Safe Routes to Schools of Alameda County , the City of Albany and DuraVisionPro to make these versatile bike lights available to school kids and to you! For each Safety Light that you buy, an Albany student gets one free! For just $8 each, or $15 for two (that's 50% off MSRP,) you get a bright red rear light with three blinking modes, a clip and a quick-off bike mount.
To purchase or for more information, contact Amy Smolens at calamari@alumni.duke.edu.

It was rather heartening to have our above claims of "50% off MSRP" confirmed the other day when I ran across the following advertisement for the exact same product in an online catalog
(sans AS&R/SR2S logo, of course).  Here is a link, listing just ONE light at $16.95 each (plus tax/shipping), advertising it as a "Bright Night Bike Light", but not even including a bike mount:  http://www.sahalie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=14128&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C7%2C1582&iProductID=14128 (Sahalie ad posted for comparative purposes on 12/29/09 by Sherie Reineman, AS&R).  Our AS&R version is better than twice the value and supports a good, grass-roots advocacy cause promoting bike-ped safety for children in our local community.  We appreciate your support of this great SR2S program by purchasing our lights through AS&R.

Help kids and adults ride more safely and light up the Albany night!

**October 7, 2009 was International Bike & Walk to School Day. AS&R members installed 150 free lights on the bikes of kids who rode to school - a huge success! Help us give more kids lights by buying some for yourself or as gifts!  (a copy of an article we wrote appears in the AS&R Documents page and on our International Bike & Walk to School Day page: WT-November.pdf)
The button batteries should last as many as 70 hours. Replace with two #2032 batteries, found at drugstores and hardware stores.

Welcome to the Albany Strollers & Rollers website! 

Albany Strollers & Rollers (AS&R) was founded by Preston Jordan and Nick Pilch in 2004 to address bicycle and pedestrian safety issues in and around Albany, California.  Currently we are 266 members strong.  For a more detailed summary of what we do, please feel free to download the AS&R article which appeared in the August 2008 issue of Wheel Truth, the monthly newsletter of one of our local sponsors, Grizzly Peak Cyclists.

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