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Join us for our first commuter breakfast of 2013!

Hello commuters, the next ABC bike commuter breakfast is Thursday January 3rd (that's tomorrow), at Empire State South in Midtown (10th & Peachtree), and it's being extended to 9:30, yay! Here's the breakfast menu, with options from $2 to $. And if you just want coffee, I hear it's some of the best in town. And because I can sense you might ask, no, the coffee won't be free ;) For this breakfast, we decided to focus our time & energy on advocacy rather than discounts, so we're going to be having guests from the Midtown Alliance join us, and I'm crossing my fingers for BeltLine folks too. And hey, if you want to email or call your council member to invite them as well, please feel free to do so! citycouncil.atlantaga.gov

Here's the link www.facebook.com/events/278643718924346, and here's the official blurb:
 
Two very exciting new items for our January Bike Commuter Breakfast: by popular demand and after months of requests, the breakfast is finally coming to Midtown! Also, we're extending it to 9:30am! (It will still start at 7am for all you early birds too)

Now, if you're one of the many bike commuters who commented on the thread we had about Midtown and/or live or work in the neighborhood, here's a special challenge for you: between now and then, try to convince a coworker or neighbor to ride with you one day - with the BeltLine Eastside Trail connecting Piedmont Park with Freedom Park or other PATH trails and tons of cool neighborhoods, bike commuting to & from Midtown has never been easier! Then, bring those friends to the bike commuter breakfast with you!

In exchange, here's what we're preparing for you: we've already had at least one staff member from the Midtown Alliance confirm their RSVP, and we're confident we'll also have folks from the Beltline join us as well to to chat about bike improvements in the area. Join us for breakfast ($2-9) and/or what I've heard is the best coffee in town, at Empire State South on 10th & Peachtree (SE corner, behind the Clothing Warehouse)

2008 Brownwood Park Bike Rally a smashing success

The East Atlanta Kids Club Brownwood Park Bike Rally this past Saturday was an success in so many ways. Take a look at some selected scenes in our on-line photo gallery. Thanks to volunteers, especially board member Dan Hourigan, for helping out with the ABC table.

Biking for bagels on National Bike to Work Day

Maybe you already bike to work, or maybe you're thinking about giving it a whirl. Here's a golden chance to spin your wheels for a good cause while getting some nice perks.

Chester, Rebecca, Kyle and Ruth at the Thumbs Up counter

Chester, Rebecca, Kyle and Ruth at the counter at Thumbs Up at the April 2008 commuter breakfast.

Volunteers needed for Urban Forestry Family Festival

We need at least 2 volunteers to help Rebecca out at our first tabling event of the spring. Email volunteer@atlantabike.org if you can pitch in. Tabling at festivals is fun and helps ABC make new friends all over town.

Urban Family Forestry Festival

Saturday, April 5, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

1442 Richland Rd SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

See map: Google Maps

ABC to take up canine cause

As a result of access policy changes at Piedmont Park ABC may soon be expanding its mandate and adopting a new mission statement:

The Atlanta Bicycle Campaign - making it easier and safer for you and your dog to bicycle in and around Atlanta.

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