Once again, Transport Troy, Troy Bike Rescue, the Better Bicycling Bureau, and the PreRamble organization hoisted an exciting Saturday full with events.
One whole block of Second St. was blocked for a PreRamble booth, children’s riding skills area (fun for adults too), free bicycle parking, a TBR fixit booth with helmet give away, and so on.
The pictures tell just part of the story.
There were “expert” and causal escorted rides to give guests a taste of the proposed ”Collar City Ramble” which visited hidden trails, scenic overlooks, city parks, and lesser-known green spaces amidst the urban fabric of Troy.
The good news is that work is planned to begin at the Rt. 378/Menands/South Troy bridge to connect the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail (via the easy-to-climb “serpent’) to the heart of Troy with bicycle lanes (and, where no room, shared lanes) and signage. A key feature of this year’s event were intersections decorated to facilitate use by all road users – to step out of the “all cars/all the time” paradigm that has dominated our streets for the past 65 years – check ‘em out.