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More than 125 cyclists are making their way across Massachusetts on a two-wheeled trek known as the Berkshires to Boston Bicycle Tour.

  The Tour de Habitat is making a comeback this year after a few years off. The cycling event is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Capital District and is set for September 26 in Albany.

There are four different routes in lengths of 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, and 100 miles - making their way through both Albany and Rensselaer counties. All routes start and end at Druthers Brewing on Broadway in north Albany.

Tour organizer, George DePiro, joins us as does Christine Hmiel-Schudde, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity Capital District and Jeff Clark - Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties to tell us about the importance of Habitat for Humanity.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany is trying to become a more modern city, with a new focus on downtown projects and housing and a conversation about transportation alternatives. Earlier today, activists delivered about 250 postcards to Mayor Kathy Sheehan from residents, business owners and visitors who want protected bicycle lanes on Madison Avenue.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

As part of National Bike to Work Day, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan cycled her way through her morning commute...


More than 30 law enforcement agencies in New York, Illinois and California are splitting nearly $9 million in assets seized when authorities busted a cross-country marijuana ring involving buried gold and a former world mountain biking champion.

Federal attorneys in Albany say 33 agencies have received more than $8.9 million of the $12.5 million in assets seized when the pot ring was taken down by authorities in 2009. The rest of the assets went to the U.S. Department of Justice.

It’s a busy weekend at an upstate resort. Windham Mountain is playing host to the Mountain Bike World Cup.

  This Sunday, June 1st the High Meadow School, located in Stone Ridge, New York, will hold its 8th Annual Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge to raise funds to benefit the new High Meadow Performing Arts Center.

Bicycling Magazine has identified Ride the Ridge to its nationwide readership as one of the best cycling events in the month of June!

All bike routes go through Ulster County in the beautiful Hudson Valley beginning and ending at the High Meadow Performing Arts Center located on Rt. 209 in Stone Ridge, New York.

Here to tell us more are Michelle Hughes, Director of High Meadow School and Paul Rakov, Chairman of the Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge.


This is Bay State Bike Week.  The annual event began 15 years ago as a small regional effort in the Pioneer Valley to promote riding bicycles to work.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Josiah Niederbach of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission one of the organizers of bike week.

Albany Bike EXPO 2014

May 5, 2014
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

The future for bicycling throughout the tri-cities is bright. Just ask anyone who attended Sunday's Fourth Annual Bike Expo in Albany's Washington Park. 

The expo precedes National Bike to Work Day, an annual event across North America promoting the bicycle as a commuting option.  Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 16th.

The Carey Institute in Rensselaerville is organizing a large cycling festival, to take place this fall.  To gear up for that, the Institute has taken a stand on doping in the sport of cycling: tonight they are screening the "Armstrong Lie" documentary to be followed by a panel discussion featuring professional cyclists.