Here’s clear evidence of why we now have Madison Avenue Traffic Calming – too bad this section won’t be done until next year.
Madison Ave. at Lake – 12:00 PM, Friday, Oct 21, 2016
Your life is not complete until you experience Crisan pâtisserie for some “edible art” (their tag line). This bright and cheery Albany venue recently re-opened (see earlier post) in the Albany Institute of History & Art, second floor.
Crisan had been a busy mainstay on Lark St. for six years. It offered the best pastry in the area, delicious coffee, and gelato in a courteous, welcoming atmosphere. It was common to find all three tables fully occupied and a long line at the counter. In all but the coldest months, the three outside tables were a great spot to “see and be seen” and enjoy the goodness of Crisan. Crisan Bakery & Edible Art Gallery is still at 197 Lark St. Albany 12210, (518) 445-2727, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Friday: 9-3, and weekends: by appointment. There is no table service at this location.
If you have not been to Crisan, you have not lived a full life. Now located on the Institute’s second floor adjacent to the Museum Shop, come for a selection of European pastries, flaky croissants, creamy gelato and refreshing sorbets (in season) as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches made by Crisan Bakery. Enjoy special drinks including Harney and Sons’ fine teas, espressos and Italian affogato. Eat in or take away.
Café Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00, Thursday: 10:00 to 8:00, and Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00. Closed Monday and some major holidays.
After (or before) your visit to Crisan, be sure to visit the exhibits at the Albany Institute of History & Art. The Museum – a local treasure – is celebrating its 225th Anniversary in 2016. It is New York’s oldest museum and will be celebrate with special exhibitions, events, and admission rates all year! Admission: adults: $10, seniors: $8, and students: $8 (with ID). There is no charge for visiting Crisan or the museum shop in the Institute.
Albany Bicycle Coalition – Founded 2004
Promotes cycling in the capital region. Advocates for cyclists. Meets last Thursday of the month, LaSalle School, Western Ave. (corner of Partridge St.) , Albany.
Social Media –
- Web site – www.albanybicyclecoalition.com
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany-Bicycle-Coalition/285296490163
- Email – email@example.com
- Telephone – (518) 444-2142
- Informs the public via a contact list having 1,000 emails.
- Hosted Bike EXPOs for five years. Expanded and combined this into an Earth Day Expo and Earth Day bicycle ride.
- Installed Dero Bicycle Fixit Stations at six branches of the Albany Public Library with grant funds.
- Developed an interactive BikeAlbanyMap with a grant arranged by New York State Assembly Member Fahy to help people safely navigate the streets of the City of Albany.
- Volunteers conduct trail surveys and counts for other organizations and government.
- Hosts the annual Ride of Silence commemorating people on bicycles who were killed while riding.
- Active membership on the Capital District Transportation Committee’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Capital Region Complete Streets, the City of Albany’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition, South End Bikeway Link Task Force, www.transporttroy.com, and the Protected Bicycle Lane Coalition.
- Sponsoring member of the League of American Bicyclists, New York Bicycling Coalition, and Parks & Trails New York.
Many members are League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructors who conduct “how to ride” workshops.
Affiliated With –
- League of American Bicyclists – http://www.bikeleague.org/
- New York Bicycling Coalition – http://www.nybc.net/
- Parks & Trails New York – http://ptny.org/
- Capital Coexist – http://www.capitalcoexist.org/
- Friends of the Rail Trail/Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail – http://www.mohawkhudson.org/fort.htm
- Albany Bike Rescue – http://albanybikerescue.com/
- Electric City Bike Rescue – http://www.electriccitybikerescue.org/
- Troy Bike Rescue – http://www.troybikerescue.org/
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It was a fine day in sunny Troy for the annual “Collar City Ramble.” Lots of work really paid off to make the day a rewarding experience for those who came. The Ramble HQ was at the entrance to the world famous Troy Farmers Market at recently refurbished Riverfront Park on River Street. Adjacent to the Farmer Market and Ramble HQ was a big area for a children’s bicycle rodeo.
The Albany Bicycle contingent decided to split itself over the in two rides offered – a river level route to the Uncle Sam Trail and back and a climb-the-hill ride to RPI and then on to the Uncle Sam Trail. When we got to the northern end of the trail – after using Troy’s new bicycle lane on Middleburgh St. – we were treated to a grand circus performance in a sun-dappled clearing in the trail.
All in all a great day in Troy!
- Ramble info
- Juggler at the Uncle Sam Trail circus
- Trapeze artist, juggler, and the Ring Master
- Ramble HQ – Lots of good info
- Ready to RIDE!
- Fearless leaders – Brent and St. Andrew
- Trapeze artists and appreciative riders
- The Big Tunnel on the Uncle Sam Trail