Bike Family

Working with second-graders in Atlanta’s school communities through our Shifting Gears program has taught us an important lesson. Parents and other caregivers of children want to experience the joy of riding bicycles with the kids in their lives.

Our Bike Family program is a fun way for families to engage with other families while they build the skills and confidence to bike safely together to school and in their neighborhoods. 

The fall 2020 program will be a combination of virtual classes, in-person learning in small groups, and a community ride. Bicycles and bike supplies will be provided to Bike Family participants.  

2020 PROGRAM REGISTRATION DETAILS 

The registration window is closed.  Enrolled families will be notified by September 8th.

Registration is open to families throughout Fulton County where at least one participating family member is under age 18.

Each confirmed participant who meets the criteria -- on a first-come, first-serve registration basis -- and completes the two virtual classes will receive a bicycle and bike safety supplies from a local neighborhood bike shop. 

Online registration: From Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 28.

 

IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION DATES

Virtual Class #1: Saturday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Class #2: Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.

Bike Family and Community Ride* on the Westside BeltLine: Sunday, November 22, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

*We will insist on following regularly updated CDC guidelines and those recommended by Aztec Cycles during all in-person rides and events.

Online registration: From Friday, August 14 through Friday, August 28.


These free classes and bicycles and equipment are provided with the support of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.

And, a big thanks to our partners - Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, Safe Routes to School Georgia, A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop, and our videographers and instructors - Jimmy Tyler and Shakeesha Jeffries.  You make this possible.

 

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