Bike Bike Northeast a success!

It happened!  3 months of organizing paid off with a successful convergence of community cylcling activists in Troy.  The growing local bike community met up with other builders of bike culture who had travelled from Ithaca, Providence, Worcester, Plattsburgh, New Haven, NYC, Montpelier, and Burlington.  We shared skills, we shared food, we rodeo'd, we tall-biked, and we had a all around great time networking!(including sunday's tr-icounty ride, pictured below).

 

Here is a  media roundup, assembled by Chris G., of the Sanctuary for Independent Media -- our amazing hosts and supporters.

Bike!Bike! NE happened!

Spring Fever Bike Adoption

TBR currently has several bikes up for immediate adoptions. 

Stop by during our shop hours (M & W 5-8pm) to find out if there is a bike for you!

TBR Cinema this Month!

PLEASE NOTE: Time for the Feb. 5 screening has been changed to 8PM! 

Bike!Bike! Northeast coming in April! - Register online

Troy Bike Rescue is planning a pre-bike-month bike-weekend, and we want you to be involved!  We are inviting bicycle organizers and volunteers of all kinds from not-so-far-off lands to converge on our post-industrial town for a meeting of the minds on all things bicycle culture in the Northeast US.  Through discussions, skillsharing sessions, and bicycle fun, we will come together to learn, share, and build something awesome.  BUT...Bike!Bike! Northeast will only be as cool as we make it, so join us! CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE: BIKE!BIKE! NORTHEAST

Troy Bike Rescue: Holiday Party and Bike Drive

Troy NY - Troy Bike Rescue (TBR) is getting into the holiday spirit, by organizing a children's bike drive to benefit Unity House, Rensselaer County's domestic violence program. TBR will be accepting gently used kids bikes to repair and donate to the program's holiday gift drive. These bikes will end up under Christmas trees and as a part of other holiday celebrations for families who might otherwise not be able to give their kids a bicycle.

Bikes can be dropped off at the Troy workshop, at 51 3rd Street in Troy NY. The shop is open regularly Monday and Wednesdays from 5-8PM. Troy Bike Rescue will be organizing a volunteer day and holiday party, to make sure the bikes are ready to ride on Saturday December 12 from 1 to 5 PM.

Times Union Bike Blog Launched

If you are excited about bicycling, but don't normally find yourself surfing the blogs on the Times Union website, you might want to head over and check out the new TU Bike Blog.  The blog is being updated with fresh content from a team of 8 local cyclist reporters who promise to tell their stories and make biking something that everyday people can connect with.  Maybe this will get more people putting the fun between their legs and biking for transportation!  Regardless, the posts so far have been good reads. Tell your friends.  Leave comments.  Lets take the dialogue on bicycling to the next level in the capital region.    enjoy.

 

 

Bicycle Recycling Milestone

Albany/Troy TBR has reached an important milestone. The bike rescue originally began in Troy during the summer of 2001 and has been operating as an all volunteer organization in Albany since October 2003. With the return of Andrew Lynn, Troy TBR is once again at home in its original city of Troy and Albany TBR continues its bike repair in the basement of Trinity Institution.

Winter Biking !!!!

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Learn & Earn Wednesdays

Troy Bike Rescue wll now be open on Wednesdays 5-8pm in Troy!  We will not be doing a typical Open Shop, however. Learn & Earn is a weekly workshop session for people who want to learn  bicycle maintenance skills in a more structured environment.  Individuals wishing to adopt a bike, must attend at least one session. Learn & Earn is for building skills.  It is not a self-service bike repair shop.

 

 

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