Applications are closed for the Fall Earn a Bike series. Thanks for your interest - we wish we had room for everyone who responded!
Biking brings freedom, joy, and health.
Now you can take part, even if you don't have a bike.
Earn A Bike is a program of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, funded by the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority. It's a series of weekly workshops and rides, with participants earning a brand new bike (plus helmet, lock, lights, & patch kit) through their participation.
The program is designed to help residents of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta become more active - by bike! Biking is a fun and inexpensive way to get exercise or just to get around.
The program is free to participants thanks to the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority.
TWO WORKSHOP SERIES
1) Beginner - if you can ride a bike but it's been a while, this is the one for you. Thursdays from 12-2 pm, October 8 through November 12 at the Harland Boys and Girls Club, 434 Peeples St. Atlanta, Ga 30310.
2) Intermediate - if you have biked some but want to learn more and become a safer, more confident rider, this is the one for you. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, from October 6 through November 10 at the Georgia Tech Technology Resource Building, 85 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: I don't know how to ride a bike yet. Can I still participate?
A: If you've never ridden a bike before, or never fully learned, you're not alone! We offer a class called "True Beginners" that will get you rolling in no time. Anyone who can swing a leg over a bike can learn to ride, no matter your age or fitness level. The True Beginners class is a prerequisite for those who don't know how to ride and want to participate in the Earn a Bike program. Visit atlantabike.org/classes and select the September 20 or October 4 True Beginners class.
Q: I don't have any "bike clothes" or bike shorts. What should I wear?
A: Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Stretchy materials and closed-toed shoes tend to work best, but we'll show you how to ride a bike in almost any clothing - from a suit or dress to jeans and a t-shirt.
Q: What's the cost?
A: There is no financial cost to participate in the program, but you must be a resident of the City of Atlanta or Fulton County to apply, and you must commit to attending all six classes.
Q: Can my kids sign up?
A: Residents age 18 and older are eligible. We do offer earn-a-bike programs for youth in under-served communities. For more information, please contact Zahra.
Q: I'm a little out of shape. Can I still take part?
A: Biking is a low-impact form of exercise, so yes! As you get in the habit of riding, your fitness level will improve gradually.
**Made possible by a grant from the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority.**