To everyone that registered for the Mohawk Hudson Industrial Gateway Bicycle Tour, the ride is postponed until Sunday, October 2, 2016. Same time, 9:30 am, at the same place, the Albany County Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square.
Riders (and friends) Ed, Mark, Ken, Brent, Margaret, Theo, Wendy, Rob, Fr. Michael, Pam, John, and Lorenz had a wonderful ride from the Daily Grind in Albany to the Daily Grind in Troy for our 9th Annual Daily Grind Ride on Saturday, 8/13.
The Daily Grind in Troy hosted us for a delicious lunch on the sidewalk patio where we enjoyed the fine weather and great company.
Fr. Michael, Rector of St. Paul’s Church next store to the shop, joined our ride and graciously blessed us and our bicycles in the church garden. Afterward we were treated to an exclusive tour of the famous church interior designed by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in the 1890s and featuring a renowned collection of Tiffany Windows.
Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible,
we come to you in prayer and thanksgiving.
In a world burdened by motorized transportation and consumption,
we give you gracious thanks for the wondrous bicycle,
on which we enjoy the goodness and beauty of your creation
while improving our fitness and health.
We ask you to protect the children who ride or who are learning to ride.
We ask you to keep all riders, leisure riders to elite athletes, safe from accidents.
We ask you to protect all riders from anger and theft.
We ask you to give us skill to ride in all sort of conditions, and
to help us forgive those who are negligent and mean.
We ask you, in thanksgiving for those who build or repair bicycles,
that you will guide them to be diligent and competent in their work.
Heavenly Father, be with us now and bless us as we dedicate these bicycles
and their use to the preservation of lives to your honor and praise.
Grant us faith to know your gracious purpose in all things.
Give us joy in them and lead us to use all your gifts, including our bikes,
with wisdom, compassion, patience and love.
We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Collar City Ramble – Saturday, September 24 – 9 AM TO 2 PM
Get ready to Ramble – Join an exciting tour of Troy’s urban trails by foot, by bicycle, by water, or by GPS in an alternative Transportation Festival. The Collar City Ramble covers Troy in ways that anyone can enjoy. Explore the historical, the undeveloped, the water, and the Hidden Treasures in the urban area.
Event Duration (hours): 5 hours (depending on event)
Equipment Required: depends on the activity chosen
Sponsoring organization – Transport Troy – https//www.facebook.com/CollarCityRamble/
Contact Information – firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 429-3909
The Albany Bicycle Coalition team will meet at 9:00 AM in and ride from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Washington Park in Albany, NY to the meet-up point at Riverfront Park in Troy. On the way, we will pass through the Corning Riverfront Park on the Hudson River. In Troy, we will join with Transport Troy and other organizations and individuals for the Collar City Ramble. We will ride over the selected route within the city of Troy. The ride will be on paved city streets and paved bicycle/walking trails. It will include a ride on the Uncle Sam Trail and a stop at Knickerbocker Park. This causally paced ride is free and all are welcome. . Link here.
They Are Here – Bicycle Lanes on Madison Ave.!
Finally – workers are today, Monday, 8/22/16, putting the finishing touches on the new road layout on Madison Ave. from Partridge St. to Allen St.
See more photos here – https://lorenzworden.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/august-22-2016-madison-ave/
Not surprisingly, when people in cars complete the new one-travel lane segment delimited by the center turn lane on one side and the bicycle lanes and parking lanes on the other, they continue in a “traffic-calmed” single file. How easy it was! Attention Naysayers! – Before the job is 100 percent completed, people have learned how to drive in it.
Moreover, what a dream to ride one’s bicycle.
Dimensions (unofficial – taken from centerline of stripes):
Credit for this success lies largely with Virginia Hammer, president of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, whose diligence, persistence, initiative, and presence at many events guided this new era for the City of Albany into fruition. We need also recognize all those who attended meetings, carried banners and posters, wrote letters, and signed petitions to support the effort to calm Madison Ave. for the benefit of all.