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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


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.


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.


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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4th annual Daily Grind to Daily Grind ride July 17 2010

–       Ride Time – 2:19

–       Avg – 9.4

–       Miles – 21.8

–       Max Speed – 19.3

Eight riders poured into the Albany Daily Grind Café around 10am and then we were off down Washington, State, and Pine to the pedestrian bridge.  Regrettably, Toni suffered a bent rim and, despite Chris’s expert technical prowess, she and Ken had to abandon the ride.  The remaining six zipped north on the newly-repaved and widened (thanks Albany!) Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail to Watervliet for a photo op.  Along the way, we all noted Chris’s 360-degree power strokes using his new clip-less pedals and, of course, drooled over May Lou’s sparkling new Serotta (made by her son, Patrick).

After crossing the Green Island Bridge, we ran into Troy’s “Pig Out” and the world-renowned Troy Famers’ Market – temporarily arrayed along River St.   Louis and Jesse left the ride to join up with friends at the Pig Out (whatever that is) and the remaining four enjoyed a welcome break at the Daily Grind.

After a stop at the Farmers’ Market for a container of milk (?) and a chat with the Troy Bike Rescue folk, we headed back to Albany wrapping up with a “invigorating” climb up the bike lanes on Clinton Ave.

Kudos – We are grateful to Lee and Rick of the Daily Grind Café for sponsoring our ride with a complementary beverage at both shops and to the gracious hostesses at our lunch stop in Troy.  We also noted that the Daily Grind Café arranged with the City for installation of the only one of two bicycle racks on Lark St – years before the city wide installations began last month.

Written by Mary Lou Nolan-Gillham

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