Five intrepid riders met at the monument for a chilly bicycle ride to the art venues on 1st Friday in Albany. Although the weather called for several clothing layers, we had a nice ride with lots of time to enjoy the art and the goodies and to chat about cycling in Albany. We visited the Opalka, Davey Jones, Upstate Artists Guild, and the Picotte Gallery on State (St. Rose student works). Mid ride, we enjoyed an intermission at the Daily Grind – where throngs of people were enjoying a pleasant evening on Lark St.
Three of us decided to go to the “new” Pepper Jack’s for post-ride refreshments, found it closed (early hours until Pepper Jack’s competes its move to N. Allen St.), so rode back downtown for eats at the original shop where we solved all the issues facing cycling in the city.