Learn how to navigate your city confidently on a bike. This concise and comprehensive class covers everything you need to know about biking safely and confidently around metro Atlanta. It includes bike handling skill drills and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class.
Announcing the 2012 Avondale Estates Sunday Ride scheduled for April 29, 2012, 11a.m. – 3p.m. Building on Avondale Estates’ successful and fun-filled experience last year, the 2012 Avondale Estates Sunday Ride will again transform 4 miles of city streets–a great resourc of open space–into one vast park. Motor vehicles will be replaced with walkers, joggers, bikers, scooters, skaters or any form of active (muscle powered) transportation): AvondaleEstatesSundayRide.org.
Then join the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and partners for Atlanta Streets Alive on Sunday, May 20 on North Highland Avenue, traversing four beautiful intown neighborhoods: Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward (voted most bicycle-friendly neighborhood by our members in 2011!)
Want to learn how to fix your bike in the case of a roadside emergency? Come to this women's basic bike maintenance workshop in partnership with Atlanta Bike Tech and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. We'll show you some everyday skills like how to fix a flat tire, clean your chain, and make minor adjustments. The class will be held Sunday, April 29th from 4-7 pm at Atlanta Bike Tech located 2072 Defoors Ferry Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318. $25 reserves your spot and includes snacks, drinks, and some goodies to take home (a multi-tool, lube, patch kit, and a little bike bag for under your seat).
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists, vows to go for gold in 2013
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2012 – With Earth Day just around the corner, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). With the announcement of 67 new BFBs today, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition joins a visionary group of more than 400 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
Please join us for a traveling road show of vegan food and bicycle inspiration to help us kick off National Bike Month! Get your tickets now - supply is limited, and advance tickets help us make sure to have enough food! dinnernbikes.eventbrite.com
Elly Blue and friends, who are traversing the southern U.S. this spring, bring you an entertaining evening that includes an extensive buffet, bicycle films and talk, and a mobile bookstore.
Friday, April 27, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (ET) at Condesa Coffee, on the SE corner of Freedom Parkway and Boulevard.
The City of Atlanta's "Cycle Atlanta: Phase 1.0" LCI application was recently awarded innovation funding by Atlanta Regional Commision. The purpose of this study is to support compact development in the central core of the city by connecting residential areas to job centers with additional bicycle facilities. The city will study ways to connect residential areas to job centers via bicycle-friendly facilities, while maintaining the historic and cultural fabric of the communities.
The study will look at five "Core Bicycle Connection" corridors and parallel streets:
Before getting into the corridor data collection, the study plans to "Crowdsource Bicycle Route Desirability... In coordination with local university students and faculty, the City of Atlanta will develop technological tools, including smart phone and social media applications, which will collect data on the existing cyclist travel patterns within the study area and document current constraints, issues, and opportunities along the corridor." Nifty!
Read more for additional info about the Livable Centers Initiative and the study, expected to be completed during summer 2013.
It's that time again; Come help the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition count bike traffic to show how much cycling in Atlanta has grown!
Our Spring 2012 counts will be Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 26th from 7am-9am and 4:30pm-6:30pm. Click the link below to sign up for a location and date that works for you! You can sign up for as many times as you want, but only two people per location/time.
We will be doing counts again on Tuesday, May 1st as the weather on the 24th was unseasonably cold! We want to get our counts on a day when most people are riding!