Once again, Mayor Sheehan invited people on bicycles to join her for a ride to work on 5/16. Riders assembled at the Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library and then followed the Mayor along our superb bicycle lanes on Madison Ave. and then over to Myrtle Ave – following the BikeAlbanyMap route. We swung back to Madison Ave. for a press conference at the Downtube Bicycle Works hosted by the owner and the staff of the 3 Fish Café. There was celebratory mention of the soon-to-be-completed Madison Ave. bicycle lanes, the new skate park, the South End Bikeway Link plans, and the BikeAlbanyMap. It was then off to City Hall for Cider Belly doughnuts (still warm) and coffee.
All in all a nice event and a testimony to the city’s commitment to cycling.