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Albany's First "Bike About Town" Draws 50 Riders

A 50-person peloton cycled through Albany on Friday.

Approximately 50 people, including a dozen children, attended Albany’s first  event on Friday night.

The peloton, led by members of , started from at 6:40 p.m. before slowly biking a loop through ,  and .

People stared curiously at the group, as if it was the parade.

At the end of the hour-long ride, Solano Avenue Cyclery provided food, drinks and raffle prizes.

Chelle Putzer, the Albany Community Services manager who organized Bike About Town, said Albany is very bike friendly given its small size.

'Biking is a healthier option for them, to get them out and get them active," she said, about why folks should forgo vehicles for bikes. "It is also better for the environment and you don’t have to worry about parking."

There will be two more events, on Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. 

Everybody makes mistakes ... ! If there's something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor Emilie Raguso at 510-459-8325 or email her at emilier@patch.com. 

Allan Maris July 24, 2011 at 04:07 PM
Thanks, Albany Strollers and Rollers, Chelle and all who put the Albany bike ride together. It was great fun.

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