March 2013 News

FIRST SPRING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - SAT. MARCH 30 10-12AM

Youth Bike Summit 2013!

                              We're not in Troy anymore, toto!

          This past weekend, several of tbr’s beloved volunteers trekked down to NYC for the 3rd annual Youth Bike Summit (YBS). This three day event, hosted by local collective Recycle-a-Bike, focused on youths, bike education, and advocacy. We sure did take away a lot from it!

   Saturday featured a kickoff with keynote speakers Enrique Penalosa and Devlynn Chen.

Thursday January 31 - Let's start to make a bike-friendly city!

INFO AND PLANNING SUMMIT ON ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CITY OF TROY

Date: Thursday January 31, 2013
Time: 6-8pm
Location: The Sanctuary for Independent Media 3361 6th Avenue in North Troy

A meeting is being called to assess the varied interests in bicycle infrastructure and alternative transportation initiatives in Troy. We are asking any citizens, planners, politicians, and/or cyclists with an interest in making Troy a more bicycle-friendly city in the coming year and beyond to please attend and participate.

Successful Holiday Bike Gift-Away

On Sunday, December 16, TBR gave away about 50 bikes to kids from all over the region!!  Some families had made reservations ahead of time, and others showed up on the day of.  Our volunteer labor prepared the many bikes from our inventory of donations:

Then, people came and picked them up.  Some of the kids were present, and some parents were going to surprise them.  It went off without a hitch.  In fact, the whole neighborhood had a collaborative celebration organized by people with Uptown Initiative, the Missing Link, The Sanctuary for Independent Media and TBR.  Read more at this Record article:

http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2012/12/17/news/doc50ceb3f66cd04592699035.txt?viewmode=2

New Documentary about TBR!

hey everyone, check out this video made by one of our interns  from RPI this past semester:

Ghost Bike Ceremony for Paul Merges

Dedication of Paul Merges Ghost Bike – Thursday, 12/6, 5:30 PM

An
array of memorial items – wreath, flowers, candles, assign, and a ghost
bike – have appeared at the intersection of Washington Ave. and Manning
Blvd. to commemorate the death on November 24 of Paul Merges.  Paul,
45, was the father of two, Sean and Keara.  His funeral was on November
28, 2012.

Upset by the Death of a Cyclist in Albany

The Troy Bike Rescue Volunteer Community was saddened to hear about the recent death of fellow-cyclist Paul Merges, who was
murdered by a drunken motorist on Saturday, November 24th on Washington Avenue in Albany.  We want to express our condolences to the family and our solidarity with all cycling families who live in fear of these sorts of incidents.  Paul could have been any of us.

We would like to ask that people remember that bicycles and pedestrians are traffic too. We are family members, co-workers, and friends. We ride our bikes for fun, exercise, and most importantly as a form of transportation.  We are fragile human beings with very little separating us from the automobiles we meet.  We'd like to ask everyone to please, share the road.

For a newspaper article about the incident, follow this link.

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WINTER KIDS’ BIKE GIFT-AWAY and SALE

DECEMBER 16, 2012  12-4pm

Troy Bike Rescue    3280 6th Ave. Troy, NY   12180

TBR is giving away up to 50 bicycles for the holidays to kids under the age of 15!   If you have a child or know someone with a child who would appreciate the gift of a second-hand bike for the holidays, please fill out this form to reserve a bike, and return it to Troy Bike Rescue at 3280 6th Avenue in North Troy by December 7th.

*Children should be under the age of 15
*Parents must be present for bike pick-up
*First come, first served, without a reservation.

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