And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Shop goes to...

And the Blinkie Award for Local Bike Shop goes to...

Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle!

When Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle opened on the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail, not many people realized what a central role they'd come to play in building community.

In addition to offering used bikes for sale, bike repair, and rentals, Benjamin and his staff offer a meeting place for local bike groups and events like the Atlanta Cycling Festival, Bike Commuters of Atlanta, MOBB ATL. They've even hosted a promotional video shoot for ABC featuring Mayor Reed sharing his goals for Atlanta's bike network! ABB-5.jpg Here are Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle's answers to our blinking questions: 

1. How would you describe how your work (or play) has made Atlanta more bikeable? Don't be modest!

Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle has provided a service that the city of Atlanta didn't have before - the used bicycle. The used bicycle has helped more than one person get their butt on a bike by not having sticker shock. It helps those thrifty people to get on a bike, helps the college student to get on a bike, and more importantly it helps the beginners to get on a bike.

2. What motivates you and keeps you going?

Running a bicycle shop is not an easy task. However, it can be a stress free work environment for much of the day. We enjoy working on bikes and we enjoy talking and helping people who come through the shop.

3. If you had a magic wand and could wave it over Atlanta, what would happen?

All the roads that made cycling in Atlanta easier would have protected bike lanes.