Advocacy groups, bicycle technicians, neighborhood groups and the Capital Region’s interested public gathered on a gorgeous Sunday morning to learn, teach, advise, facilitate share and experience bicycle safety, education and information on everything from how to properly signal and behave in traffic to insightful information provided by local bike shops and equipment vendors. The NYBC and Albany Bicycle Coalition organized event provides the Capital Region the chance to learn and promote bicycle improvements in the state’s capital.
NYBC thanks all of the sponsors and those who came out for making the expo a success in its 2nd year. Without public support and education the bicycle movement would be stalled. The event is truly about bringing together cyclists no matter their age, ability or motivation for cycling to promote a more healthy, sustainable life in the Capital Region. Quoting NYBC board member and event coordinator John Vendetti,
“We are trying to bring together cyclists regardless of their individual riding skills or their motivation for riding. We are using bicycles as a central focus for sustainable and healthy living in the Capital District. Our secondary goal is to highlight the many cycling improvements in the city – shared lanes, hundreds of bicycle racks, bicycle signage, and bicycle lanes.”
The event promotes cycling and improved living throughout the region and helps advance the bicycle advocacy movement. The Capital Region has greatly improved bicycling awareness, access, infrastructure and education in recent years. This event will continue to showcase those triumphs, and annually celebrate bicycling throughout the Capital District.
Thanks to all that came out to the event, and we look forward to continued success and participation in the 2013 Albany Bike Expo!
For news coverage of the event, follow this link: http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/top_stories/583218/albany-bike-expo-aimed-at-encouraging-cycling-in-capital-region/