Bike Family is a program of the Atlanta Bicycle Coaltion’s Shifting Gears initiative. We developed this program in 2018 to get more students, their caregivers, and school staff to experience the joy of bicycling, and to support schools to adopt practices and enact policies that result in more Atlantans choosing sustainable transportation.
Bike Family equips people of all ages to bike safely and easily to the places they need to go. Each participating family member receives a bicycle and bike safety supplies, and completes a series of bike safety classes. At the end of the program, participants will practice their skills at a celebration bike event in the community.
Who Can Participate?
How Do We Enroll?
Bike Family Partners
Who can participate?
Bike Family works with communities near Atlanta's High-Injury Network. The High-Injury Network includes streets where most of Atlanta's serious traffic injuries and fatalities.
The school communities we partner with are also:
- Title I schools
- And have community support to help us all achieve our vision and further our mission.
Fall 2021 will be our third Bike Family cohort. We look forward to working with Frank Lebby Stanton Elementary School community members this fall!
Past Bike Family Cohorts
Fall 2020: Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy
Spring 2021: Finch Elementary School
How do we enroll?
Enrollment for the Fall 2021 cohort is open to families with a student at Frank Lebby Stanton Elementary School. Participants who meet the criteria and complete the two virtual classes will receive a bicycle and bike safety supplies from a local bike shop. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Online enrollment opens September 1 and closes on or before October 27.
Virtual Class #1: Saturday, October 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Class #2: Saturday, November 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bike Family and community instructional ride* along the Lionel Hampton trail through Mozley Park: Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* The ride will depend on both the City of Atlanta's and the Atlanta Public Schools' public gathering guidelines. We will insist on following regularly updated CDC guidelines and those recommended by A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop during all in-person rides and events.
Fall 2021 Partners
Free classes, bicycles, equipment are provided with support from the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation.