about us

Our mission and vision

At the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, we're your voice for better biking! Our mission is to create a healthier, more livable Atlanta by making it safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness, and transportation. Founded in 1991, our membership-based nonprofit advocates for a safe and connected network of bikeways and  better conditions for bicycling, educates bicyclists and drivers on safety, provides resources to overcome barriers to biking, promotes the bicycle as a viable transportation solution and form of recreation and exercise, and organizes community-building events like Atlanta Streets Alive. 

ABC 5 year strategic plan

Our strategic plan, ratified July 12, 2011 by the ABC board of directors, is attached below. While we will look to this document to guide our activities and set priorities, it will also be a living document that will grow and change with the times. Key goals include ensuring the proposed regional transportation sales tax includes significant funding for bicycle projects, building a mountain bike park inside the city of Atlanta, adopting Complete Streets policies, improving outreach/communications, representing all kinds of cyclists, dramatically increasing the number of ABC members, and growing the staff and board. Strategic Plan Visualization 1

Strategic Plan Visualization 3

Please see attached

ABC strategic planning update

Thanks to all the volunteers, members, and stakeholders who have participated in our strategic planning process this year! If you haven't had a chance to review this plan yet, please take a look and share your feedback by emailing our strategic planning consultant (his contact info is in the attachment). Thanks for your input!

ABC 2011 Advocacy Goals

At ABC, advocacy is not our middle name, it's our first name. Read on for our 2011 advocacy goals, then volunteer to help us make them happen by joining a committee (ABC or Atlanta Streets Alive), contacting your local elected officials, or writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or favorite blog.

A look back at 20 years of bike advocacy

Over the years we've had our wins (bikes on MARTA, the 1996 Olympics, Connect Atlanta Plan, Atlanta Streets Alive) and our losses (every traffic calming project that replaced formerly bikable space with curb extensions). After the break you'll find a few highlights shared during our 2010 board retreat - please add your own in the comments section!

We'll have a presentation with video and photos during the 20th anniversary celebration later this year. As might be expected after two decades, we have a ton of pictures, so we're just getting started...

Our office

Please note we have moved from Downtown to Cabbagetown.

New address 692 Kirkwood Avenue SE Suite C-1 Atlanta, GA 30316 Google map

Phone number (404) 881-1112

Email: InfoRebeccaLeslieKeisaAdamZahraJenn

Office Hours

10 am - 6 pm 

Monday - Friday

As we have a small staff, it's a good idea to call ahead (404-881-1112) to make sure someone will be in the office, unless you just happen to be in the neighborhood! 

Getting here

We recommend that visitors come on foot, by bicycle, or by public transportation. 


Our new office is between the Inman Park and King Memorial MARTA stations. The CfPT Trip Planner can help you plan your trip by transit.

Motor vehicle parking

Our new office has unmetered on-street parking. 

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Our staff

ABC is a small nonprofit that relies heavily on the expertise and generosity of our volunteers. Staff members include Executive Director Rebecca Serna, Events Manager Keisa Bruce, Membership Coordinator Ben FosterZahra Alabanza manges the Earn a Bike program, Cole Smith coordinates the weekly Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tours, and Ken Peebles and Jeremy Williams provide our bike valet service. We refer those seeking private lessons to instructor Neil Walker of Cycles and Change

Please read more for individual bios.

Ride posting policy

So you are planning an amazing ride, and you'd like to promote it on ABC's website. Understandable. But as you might imagine, we get swamped with requests to post rides on our site. What you might not realize is that we are a very small nonprofit with a tiny staff, so our policy is to only post rides that are organized by ABC, offer ABC members a discount, or benefit our programs financially.

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