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.
Spring 2022 will be our third Bike Family cohort. We look forward to working with Frank Lebby Stanton Elementary School community members this spring!
Past Bike Family Cohorts
Fall 2020: Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy
Spring 2021: Finch Elementary School
How do we enroll?
Enrollment for the Spring 2022 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 is open
Class #1: 1.5 hours, date tbd
Class #2: 1.5 hours, date tbd
Bike Family and community instructional ride* along the Lionel Hampton trail through Mozley Park: Date tbd
* 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.
Free classes, bicycles, equipment are provided with support from the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation.