Third Time’s The Charm

Last year was our third tweed ride in Albany. We had more than 70 people, including 3 children & a unicyclist. We had a handful of valiant marshals helping us through tricky intersections. We saw familiar faces, met new people, & laughed a lot.

Our designs have been “borrowed” by tweed rides in other cities. We have been interviewed for local newspapers & internationally known urban cycling magazines.

Perhaps we even made people think about riding a bike in new ways.

We consider this a success. If I may be allowed to say so, it was brilliant.

Alas, it is time to move on to other things.

I hope our riders do not abandon cycling in our fair city. It doesn’t have to be a big event. You don’t need a ride leader. You don’t need marshals. You don’t need posters or fliers or people harassing you about helmets. You just need some good people, some stylish bicycles, & somewhere fun to go.

In the absence of an official tweed ride, I encourage you to pick a Sunday in April, get dressed up nice, meet some friends, & ride somewhere for brunch.

Daily Grind Ride

Straight copypasta from the Albany Bicycle Coalition:

Round Trip Ride to Troy – 7th Annual Daily Grind Ride, Sat., 8/16, 10 AM – Sponsored by the Daily Grind Coffee Shops and the Albany Bicycle Coalition

It’s just a couple days away, so pump up those tires and appetite.  Note various meet-up options

7th Annual Daily Grind Ride, Sat., 8/16, 10 AM (try to arrive by 9:30-9:45)

Annual Daily Grind-to-Daily Grind Ride via the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail will beSaturday, 8/16.  The Daily Grind will once again offer 50% off on food/beverages at theTroy Shop.

–         9:30 AM – Meet on Lark St. – Albany Daily Grind Café, 204 Lark St. (427-0464).

–         10:00- Depart Lark St. – We’ll head to the Boat Launch area (under 787) at the Corning Preserve via city streets and pause for a few minutes for re-assembly and a photo op.

–         We’ll next stop in Watervliet by the 787 underpass for a photo shoot on the banks of the Hudson – then off via the city streets of sunny Watervliet and the Green Island Bridge.

–         Our destination is the Daily Grind Café in Troy (43 3rd St., 272-8658)

–         The Troy Farmers Market runs from 9 AM to 1 PM.

–         We’ll return by the same route or via B’way and Albany Rural Cemetery.

More Info:

  • You may join the ride at any of the locations cited above. 
  • Relaxed, causally paced ride.
  • Riders of all abilities and ages welcome – including families.
  • Water recommended and helmet suggested.

Sponsored by: Daily Grind Coffee Shops and the Albany Bicycle Coalition