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Bicycle Rodeo Bike Inspection

 

The spring bicycle rodeo will be held on May 14, 2016 at Cornell School in Albany from 10:00 - 1:00.  Cycles of Change will be running the confidence course to teach riders safe skills for riding in the community as well as the bicycle inspection station.  Albany Strollers and Rollers will assist with helmet fittings (free helmets for the first 100 participants).  Entertainment will be provided by Pete Brandt, world famous flatland BMX rider.  Funding for the bicycle rodeo is provided by the City of Albany Safe Routes to Schools grant.  Please see the bicycle rodeo page for more information.

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Chief McQuiston and Coach Jon

The Albany Community Center was filled with young people and their families on Sunday, March 29, as the Albany Police Activities League (APAL) celebrated another successful year at their annual Recognition Dinner.  After everyone had their fill of pizza, salad, and cake, the coaches and instructors of each APAL program spoke briefly about their specific activity and presented their participants with certificates. Lt. Daniel Adams of the Albany Police served as Master of Ceremonies with other members of the Police Department on hand to assist with the raffle and help in the kitchen. 

Thank you to all who make the Albany Police Activities League a unique program which brings such diverse activities to the youth of Albany.  You are truly appreciated.

·         Wrestling Coaches: Tyrone Rose, “Quincy” Coltrin

·         Crocodile Wrestling Coaches: Jon Ely, Frank Ely, Bob Ely

·         Basketball Coach: Officer Danny Ho

 

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2011 dinner

APAL has sponsored the rock climbing wall at the Police Department's Safety Palooza since 2011. Climbers, both children and adults enjoyed the wall the entire day.  APAL volunteers helped with the entire event including set up and clean up as well as helping to fit bike helmets that were given to young participants.

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Safety Palooza Climbing Wall Sponsored by APAL

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Safety Palooza Climbing Wall Sponsored by APAL

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Officer Willis and APAL volunteers give out bicycle helmets

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Mayor's Marvel a 1947 Lincoln

APAL 2nd Classic Car Show Success

 

The Albany Police Activities League annual July 4 Classic Car Show brought out some amazing cars.  Viewers enjoyed the variety from the late 1920's to an early 1970's model.  Owners enjoyed sharing with each other information and special tips about their cars and where to get parts, etc. 

After long deliberation Mayor Peggy Thomsen selected the 1947 Lincoln owned by Harold Harbarth as the "Mayor's Marvel.  Police Chief Mike McQuiston  chose the 1956 Chevy Station Wagon as the "Chief's Coice".  The "Fan Favorite" was the 1967 Ford Mustang owned (since the beginning) by Joan Uhrhammer.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Nippon European Motors, Mechanics Bank, and Adhesive Products, Inc.


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Officer Danny Ho and Sensei at the 2014 dinner

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Coach Jon congratulates a Crocodile wrestler, 2010

Our next bicycle rodeo will be held on Saturday May 14, 2016.

The Albany Police Department and APAL have held successful bicycle rodeos since 2007.  At these events young riders complete a confidence course with help from local bicycle organizations.  Free helmets are given out to many youth in attendance and bicycles are given safety inspectionsOne of the highlights of the day are trick riding demonstrations by a professional stunt rider.  All in attendance are thrilled by the daring and skill of the rider. 

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Exploring a Police Car

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2Hip Stunt Rider

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On November 7, 2010 the Diablo League Championship Tournament was hosted by APAL.  Congratulations to all of the Wrestlers and Coaches for another exciting event.

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