Events for Bike Month 2015

bike pedal mediumMay is almost here, and that means Bike Month events. Here are a few...

Albany Bike Expo 2015
The Albany Bike Expo will be back at the Washington Park Lake House May 3 from 10 am-4 pm. The event is organized by the Albany Bicycle Coalition. Admission is free.

The event includes tables from bike shops, bike clubs, and advocacy orgs, along with some food vendors and music. Past years have also included a sidewalk sale of bike equipment.

Troy Bike Rescue BikeFest
The 5th annual Troy Bike Rescue BikeFest is May 30 from 5-8 pm at the Sanctuary for Independent Media.

The day includes a family fun ride, bike info, music, burritos, and cake. Tickets start at $10 and are available online.


Hooray to the Albany Bicycling Coalition for organizing this year's Expo. They do a marvelous job.This is a good event to learn about all the great bike projects and policy underway in Albany (there's a TON) and a hearty gaggle of cycling advocacy groups will be present to share all the good work they are engaged in. Oh, and the Livingston Avenue Bridge Coalition, too :-)

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