1st Friday Ride

What do fish, flowers, batman and really good food have in common? An awesome 1st Friday Ride.

This months 1st Friday Gallery Ride turned out to be pretty awesome. The weather was perfect for the whole ride from the start at the monument to the very end. We had an interesting group of riders with Chris and I at the helm. I totally wanted to check out the gallery at Dave Jones Locker along with the fish. So that was our first stop. The trip downDelawarewas nice. I love seeing those Sharrows on the road. It gives me hope thatAlbanyis going to keep moving forward as a bike friendly city.

Dave Jones had a really cool exhibit of NYC buildings painted on what seemed to be the side of old building’s brick facades and shutters. It was a really cool concept as far as I was concerned. From there were headed down to Lark toUAG. They had a really colorful flowers show and an awesome flower piece made out of the hubs of bicycles. Next was EBA Dance Theatre which had really colorful paintings of emotion. After that we headed down Lark to Central to New York Expressive Art where there was a very cool Batman painting.

At that point a discussion of where to go to dinner broke out. After riding around to a few different places, one was too pack, another closed, we finally ended up back on Lark & Spring at Kinnaree. Kinnaree was fantastic, if you are on Lark and want some Thai, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese food you have to check it out. It was one of my best meals inAlbany. Everyone in our group loved it. I can’t wait for a chance to stop in for another great meal. It ended the ride the perfect way with everyone full and in a great mood.

Written by Toni Cameron

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