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 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.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration for this cohort is open to families with at least one participating family member being a student at Finch Elementary School in Atlanta.
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: Open from November 16th through January 15th.
IMPORTANT PARTICIPATION DATES
Virtual Class #1: Saturday, February 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Class #2: Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bike Family and Community Ride* on the Westside BeltLine (tentative): Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* The ride date is tentative and will depend on both the City of Atlanta's and the Atlanta Public Schools' re-opening guidelines.
Online registration: Open from November 16th through December 18th.
These free classes and bicycles and equipment are provided with support from REI.