It is always nice to hear that someone is so happy with a new bicycle that she wants to share the news with others. We here have the latest sent in by a young professional who is balancing her two children (one also quite “new”), a career, bicycle advocacy, and, hopefully, some ride time.
So watch for this new purple cruiser and give a wave!
Providentially, the Times Union chose Sunday, May 5, the day of Albany’s 3rd Annual Bicycle EXPO 2013 to run an AP story on NYC’s long awaited (and Sandy delayed) bike share program. Scheduled to begin this month, the scheme will feature 6,000 3-speed bicycles and 330 docking stations. Planned growth will be to 10,000 cycles with 600 stations.
According to the report, there are 534 bike share programs worldwide. Follow the link to red more . . .
On the home front at the Bicycle EXPO, Albany’s own Kate Lawrence from the Mayor’s Office of Energy and Sustainability appeared in a Times Union (5/6/13) photo story. Cyclists are shown being briefed on Albany’s Bicycle Master Plan (see Map 1, pg. 5).
The Mayor’s Office of Energy and Sustainability was responsible for applying for and receiving designation in 2012 of Albany as a bicycle friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists. While Albany, with an honorable mention, does not appear in LAB’s current bronze-silver-gold-platinum listings, it is still in an elite group as there are only two cities, NYC and Rochester, in the rankings. This leaves NYS as a dismal 43 out of 50 states with only one way to go – up.
For a second year running, the Downtube Bicycle Works has sponsored a nice big Bicycle EXPO ad in the 5/2/13 Metroland. In addition to ad sponsorship, the Downtube will celebrate its third year at the EXPO with a booth featuring its products and maintenance services.
Come to Bicycle EXPO 2013 in Washington Park on Sunday, 5/5/13 from 10-4 to visit with the Downtube and the 30+ other vendors.
The tireless core of Albany Bicycle Coalition never rests, using every opportunity to promote the upcoming (5/5, Sunday, 10-4) Bicycle EXPO 2013. Here’s the hard working staff posting mini-posters on the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail.
Troy Bike Rescue – Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12181
All around celebration and FUNdraiser with
- 3:00 – Tour de Troy ride
- 3:00 – Children’s’ bicycle rodeo
- 5:00 – Doors and cash bar
- 6:00 – Burrito dinner buffet community meal
- 7:00 – Cake auction and raffle
- 8:00 – Bands