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South End Run, Ride, Walk – 9/30

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[Two-way, pop-up cycle track on planned route for the South End Bike Link]

South End Run, Ride, Walk – Honoring Qazir Sutherland – Sat, 9/30/2017

This event is related to on-going efforts to build a South End Bikeway Link to connect the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail to the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail at the Albany Riverfront Park.

Start time: 10:00 am – Ezra Prentice Homes, 625 South Pearl Street

  • Registration: 10:00
  • Opening Remarks: 10:30
  • Walk Step-off: 11:00

Activities Include: Complete Streets and CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare Pop-Up, DJ, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Healthy Living Tips, and more…

Walk Partners: Qazir Sutherland’s Family, A Village, Capital District YMCA, Ezra Prentice Tennant Assoc., Albany Housing Authority, Albany Center Gallery, Grand Street Art Gallery.

Sponsored By: City of Albany, Albany County Department of Health, and Capital Roots, with participation by Albany Bicycle Coalition

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Ramble in Troy – A Great Day

The Schedule

L: Jim registers the Mayor

R: Transport Troy is more than bicycles

“Ride Leader for Life” organizes the ride

 

I need one of those …

Parks & Trails NY and the City of Troy set up a Bikeway, a protected bile lane/cycle track, and a bile lane to show what can be done.

Forget your bicycle?  No problem!

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Truly “Albany’s Finest”

Photos from the “Bike the Branches ride” of Sat, 9/16/17

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10th Annual Daily Grind Ride

10th Annual Daily Grind Coffee Shops Ride, 8/12/17

Sponsored by: Daily Grind Coffee Shops and the Albany Bicycle Coalition

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Riders Stephen, Aaron, Caleb, Margaret, Nadia, Lex, Claire, Bert, and Lorenz had a wonderful ride from the Daily Grind in Albany to the Daily Grind in Troy for our 10th Annual Daily Grind Ride on Saturday, 8/12.

After a photo op at the Albany café, we cruised down State St. and then used the BikeAlbanyMap for a low-stress ride to the Slater and the beginning of the new Corning Riverfront Park “green path.”

We paused at the boat launch to join up with Lex, Nadia, Steve, and Caleb who had proceeded us to the Corning Riverfront Park kayak/boat launch. The weather could not have been better and the path was well use by joggers, people on bicycles, and walkers – and by plentiful CDPHP Cycle! BikeShare bicycles. Temps were in the high 70s/low 80s with a slight breeze and a blue sky accented with fluffy white clouds.

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We wound our way through sunny Watervaliet and the tip of the Sovereign and Independent Nation of Green Island and then crossed the lift bridge. With no sense of guilt, we slid by the long lines of stopped cars crowding into downtown Troy.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Daily Grind staff in Troy rolled out the welcome mat and the food with a generous discount for all who partook. We enjoyed delicious lunch on the sidewalk patio where we enjoyed the fine weather and great company. Riders Amy and John joined us for lunch. Local Hero Andrew from Troy Bike Rescue stopped by with his new daughter to wish us well.

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After lunch, some went to the Troy Farmers Market while others headed back to Albany through South Troy and over the Rt-378 Bridge to the bike path.

At both the Albany and Troy shops, we presented the staff with a framed picture of the 2016 riders posed in front of the respective café. All who participated in the 20-mile ride enjoyed the outing with our youngest riders, Caleb and Nadia, bringing their special dynamics to the event.

Read about the 2016 ride here – https://albanybicyclecoalition.com/2016/09/02/local-hospitality-9th-annual-daily-grind-coffee-shops-ride-81316/

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Champlain Canalway Trail Annual Bicycle Ride – 8/20/17

The Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Champlain Canalway Trail Annual Bicycle Ride to be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

For details and to register, please visit https://www.bikereg.com/champlain-canalway-trail-annual-bicycle-ride. CCT Ride 8-20-17 A

The ride will begin at Hudson Crossing Park near Schuylerville, cross the Hudson River via the historic Dix Bridge, and proceed north to Fort Edward. There, the tour will pick up the Feeder Canal Trail to Murray Park in Hudson Falls, where lunch will be provided by Forged restaurant. Murray Park is adjacent to Jack & Jill’s Ice Cream.

After lunch, riders will backtrack to Lock 7 at Fort Edward, where they have the option of boarding the paddle-wheeler Caldwell Belle of Mohawk Maiden Cruises for the return to Hudson Crossing Park or biking back to the start.

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Along the way, the group will stop at various sites of historic interest, such as an old mule barn and the five combination locks on the Feeder Canal. The total distance of the basic daylong tour will be 20 to 30 miles depending on the option chosen. There also will be a 45- to 50-mile ride, with or without the cruise aboard Mohawk Maiden Cruises.

Lunch is included for those who register before August 15, and the first 30 registrants will receive a token from Common Roots Brewing Company for a beverage on a future visit.

For details and to register, please visit https://www.bikereg.com/champlain-canalway-trail-annual-bicycle-ride.

 

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