9/25 – Bike the Library Branches Ride – Sat, 9/25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, free. Meet at 12:45-1:15 pm at the Delaware Branch, 331 Delaware Ave. to check-in. Ride to several Albany Public Library branches for our second “Bike the Branches” ride. Celebrate cycling in Albany, learn how the library is supporting mobility, and learn how to use the Bike Fixit stations at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave.). Riders must wear helmets. Cyclists age 12+ are invited to participate. An adult must accompany riders under age 18. Join the return back to the Delaware Branch. Hosted by the Albany Public Library, Friends & Foundation of the Albany Public Library, and Albany Bicycle Coalition. Info – https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/8071562
10/??-TBA – Daily Grind Ride – We have postponed the Daily Grind Ride pending the re-opening of the Troy Daily Grind Shop.
10/12 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee – Capital District Transportation Committee, Tue, 9:00 AM, One Park Place Albany – http://www.cdtcmpo.org/
11/6 – Gravel Gobbler – Hosted by the Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club, Sat, 11/6, S&S Farm Brewery. Routes of 38 and 24-mile gravel routes, plus a 30-mile road route. Start times: 11:30, 12:30, and 1:00 respectively. The fourth annual Gravel Gobbler is a fun, relaxed end-of-season event with great routes, craft beer, gourmet food truck fare, and all the proceeds go to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Register here – https://www.bikereg.com/gravel-gobbler
CDPHP Cycle! – See – CDPHP Cycle! How to register “on the spot” for a BikeShare ride of less than one day? Sign up for an hourly membership. This is a pay-as-you-go membership that stays current. You can use it on and off whenever you choose. Go to www.cdphpcycle.com. Click on the purple bubble in the middle of the page that says “Register.” Select the “$5 Hourly” option on the left side of the screen by clicking the purple bubble “Choose This Plan.” Enter info asked for – name, email, phone number, etc. Credit card required. You will get an account number and will need to create a 4-digit PIN. This account number and the PIN will allow you to rent bikes! All this can also be done on the CDPHP Cycle! App following the same directions.
Albany Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Membership dues and donations are fully tax deductible. Annual dues are $25.00. Any donations are welcome. The 2020 CARES Act allows taxpayers who don’t itemize their deductions to adjust their income up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple). This adjustment is available for cash gifts to public charities, such as ABC.