Earn A Bike

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.

--> CLICK HERE TO APPLY (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10)

Keep in mind we may receive more applications than we can accommodate. 

TWO WORKSHOP SERIES OPTIONS

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 5. Location pending. 

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 3. Location pending. 

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.**

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  • commented 2015-08-07 23:14:25 -0400 · Flag
    Where can I sign up at?
  • commented 2015-06-09 15:36:19 -0400 · Flag
    I can’t wait for it to began. Keep me informed.
  • commented 2015-04-23 13:05:53 -0400 · Flag
    I cant wait to be a part of this program and hopefully receive my first cycle! :)

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