June 8 Welcome Station, After Work Ride Planned in Albany

The Capital Region’s Bike to Work Challenge, established in 2014 and hosted by the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC, www.cdtcmpo.org), is being reimagined in 2023. CDTC is thrilled to announce that Capital Streets, the region’s newest transportation advocacy non-profit group, has taken over the planning and management of this year’s Bike to Work Day programming.

The inaugural event will be held on June 8 in downtown Albany(www.capitalstreets.org/biketoworkday), and will include a Welcome Station in Tricentennial Square Park from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a casual After Work Ride & Happy Hour departing at 6:30 p.m. from the Washington Park Playhouse. The Welcome Station will feature refreshments from Stacks Espresso Bar, giveaways, and much more made possible by Capital Streets, Capital District YMCA, and CDTA. The After Work Ride is being organized in partnership with the group Albany Social Bicycling and will highlight new bicycle infrastructure in Albany such as the Skyway and the South End Connector Trail.

“We’re excited to celebrate commuting by bicycle with employees in downtown Albany and to share that celebration with the entire downtown community. We want to make Bike to Work an open and inviting event so that people who may not consider themselves avid bicyclists feel welcomed and excited about getting around on two wheels,” said Kyle Hatch, 2023 Bike to Work organizer and Capital Streets Board member.

“We are thrilled to support Capital Streets in the development of new programs that encourage biking in the Capital Region. Biking to work is an energizing way to start the day and I encourage everyone that can to participate in this year’s events. We hope to see Bike to Work events like these planned throughout the region in the future,” said Sandra Misiewicz, Executive Director of CDTC.

For Bike to Work event updates, join Capital Streets’ mailing list at www.capitalstreets.org or follow along on social media.

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