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An Albany police officer signals Mayor Kathy Sheehan it's time to ride down Clinton Avenue on Bike To Work Day 2018.
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It's become a rite of spring in New York's Capital City:  "Bike To Work Day."

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Advocates say plans to create an elevated park connecting downtown Albany to the riverfront would alter the cityscape, giving an economic boost to three areas undergoing revitalization. 

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The first season of the Capital Region's bike-share program is being hailed as a major success.

Like countless other kids, Phil Gaimon grew up dreaming of being a professional athlete. But unlike countless other kids, he actually pulled it off. After years of amateur races, hard training, living out of a suitcase, and never taking “no” for an answer, he finally achieved his goal and signed a contract to race professionally on one of the best teams in the world.

Now, Gaimon pulls back the curtain on the WorldTour, cycling’s highest level. He takes readers along for his seasons in Europe, covering everything from rabid, water-bottle-stealing Belgian fans, to contract renewals, to riding in poisonous smog, to making friends in a sport plagued by doping. Draft Animals reveals a story as much about bike racing as it is about the never-ending ladder of achieving goals, failure, and finding happiness if you land somewhere in-between.

Like New York, Chicago, Boston and others before it, the Capital Region entered the bike share era today. This morning Capital District Physicians Health Plan and the Capital District Transportation Authority officially launched the "Cycle!"  program in Albany's Washington Park.

#SportsReport: Marcel Kittel Wins Tour De France

Jul 7, 2017
Cyclist Marcel Kittel
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CYCLING: Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish Thursday with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race. Chris Froome held on to the leader's yellow jersey. It was Kittel's second victory in this year's race and 11th overall in his Tour career.

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A group of cyclists led by Mayor Kathy Sheehan celebrated Bike to Work Week Tuesday morning in Albany.

Ben Barrowman at the finish line!
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The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  The local event, which ranks first in the state and second out of 90 tours in the U.S., is set for Saratoga Springs this weekend.

A new look and a new name: Corning Riverfront Park
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There will be a major makeover this summer for bike and pedestrian paths along Albany's riverfront.

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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.

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

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The cycling event has grown over the years and is now the largest fundraising event in New York’s Capital Region.