Category Archives: Fundraising

Venders Add to the Energy of Bicycle Expo 2012

When you come to be Bicycle Expo 2012 this coming Sunday,  May 6, visit our vendor/sponsors.  A partial list includes the following:

  • Albany Bike Rescue
  • Albany Office of Energy and Sustainability
  • Albany Police Department
  • Ama’zin Ladeez Jewelry
  • Bettie’s Cakes
  • Broadway Bicycle Company
  • Capital Bicycle Racing Team
  • Capital District Transportation Authority/ipool2
  • Capital Car Share
  • Catskill Cycles
  • Crafts of Egypt by Albert Barsoum
  • Downtube Bicycle Works
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • L.L. Bean
  • Leanna’s Designs
  • National Intercollegiate Cycling Associations
  • New York Bicycling Coalition
  • Pine Hills Neighborhood Association
  • SIGMA-Germany
  • Tierra Coffee Roasters
  • Troy Bike Rescue
  • Waddell & Reid
  • WAMC Radio
  • Windham World Cup

. . . and, of course, the Albany Bicycle Coalition

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Gallery Spin – 1st Friday, February 3, 2012

It was a little chilly, but clear and dry for February’s 1st Friday Gallery Spin bicycle ride. Lark Street was humming with lots of walkers and gawkers and some great exhibits. Albany Bicycle Coalition’s own Bob Anderson was the featured artist at the Upstate Artists Guild gallery with his photography exhibit of rescued puppies and dogs. UAG generously made this a 50/50 benefit split between Out of the Pits  and the gallery. Bob had some captivating photos of the dogs and it was great to see his efforts in supporting the cause. If you haven’t had a chance to see the Call of the Wild exhibit at UAG, try to catch it (Thr & Fri – 5:30-8:00, Sat & Sun – 2:00-6:00, 247 Lark St.).

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Why should people fund bike projects?

Every day we fight for influence, respect, and money for bikes, but why should people give us any of that? Is it worth it? Does bicycling really have a positive effect on the macro world that is not contained in our little corner of it? Luckly the good people at Bikes Belong are here to help?

To help advocates communicate the value of biking to federal policymakers, we developed a series of 10 case studies on U.S. bike facilities with success stories.

This project, titled “The Federal Investment in Bicycling: 10 Success Stories,” describes a geographically diverse group of bike facilities — ranging from bike lanes to singletrack trails –that were built at least in part with federal funding. It aims to pinpoint what federal spending in bicycling can buy, and show bicycling as a cost-effective investment.

For the full article click here.

Written by Chris Belsole

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Support the Cause: Help Albany Police Provide Kids Helmets

The Albany Police Department is seeking funds to help provide helmets to Albany children. Their goal is to raise enough to supply 1,000 helmets.

You can contribute by visiting the McDonald’s restaurant located at 391 Central Ave every Tuesday this September. 20% of all sales between 5PM and 8PM on Tuesdays will be donated to the helmet program.

McDonald’s will also be donating a bicycle that will be raffled off in the restaurant. Tickets are $1 each. Winner will be picked on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00PM.

Directions to the location.

Editor’s Note: We’re currently looking into the best way to donate directly to the program and will update this post shortly.

Written by Ken Burford

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