Upcoming bicycle events

bike pedal mediumA couple of bicycle events coming up this month (it's now May, you know):

Albany Bike Expo 2014
The Albany Bike Expo will be at the Washington Park Lake House this Sunday, May 4 from 10 am-4 pm. The event is organized by the Albany Bicycle Coalition.

Lined up for the event: tables from bike shops, bike clubs, and advocacy orgs; along with some food vendors and music. Also: a sidewalk sale of bikes and bike equipment.

Admission is free.

Later this month: The Troy Bike Rescue has its annual BikeFest lined up for May 31. Blurbage:

Join the TBR cast of volunteers for a kids bike rodeo, raffle prizes, delicious burrito dinner with live acoustic music, and a covetous cake auction. All to be followed by bicycle cinema, including the capital region premiere of the new film Riding Bikes with the Dutch.

Events start at 3 pm May 31 at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy. Admission is free.


The Honest Weight Food Co-op is also sponsoring two Bike Month events:
On May 6, from 6-7, The Downtube will teach all about Bike Care for Beginners in our Community Room.
And on May 20th, also at 6, the City of Albany Department of Development and Planning, Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition will present on the work they have done on behalf of bicycle planning and advocacy and sustainable development in the Capital Region.
Sign up for either of these, and any of our other classes, at www.hwfc.eventbrite.com.

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