The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has partnered with CLIF Bar to celebrate and encourage getting around our city by bicycle.
Whether you're running errands for the first time or a veteran bike commuter, you'll get extra high-fives for riding on Friday, May 17! Each year, this day is traditionally celebrated as Bike to Work Day, but we want you to join us in making sure anyone who chooses a bicycle for transportation feels encouraged, comfortable and confident about moving around Atlanta by bike.
Here are a few easy ways you can participate in #BikeThere Day 2019:
- Host an energizer station at your business, workplace, church, school or another location on the morning or afternoon of Friday, May 17. CLIF Bar supply kit reservations are closed: Reserve CLIF Bar snacks for your #BikeThere Day Energizer Station by Wednesday, May 1 to get started. ***YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR SUPPLY KIT MAY 8 - 16 DURING THE OPERATING HOURS OF THE PICK-UP LOCATION YOU SELECT.***
- RSVP via Facebook and invite your friends to join you at one of the energizer stations outfitted and sponsored by CLIF Bar #BikeThere Day Energizer Station in the morning to score CLIF snacks, your very own "I Biked There" sticker and some good cheer to fuel your ride. To find an energizer station or bike train check out this community-sourced map!
- Share the #BikeThere cheer on social media. Use the hashtag to tell us how you're getting around by bike, to encourage others to try it and support those who have decided to take a spin on two wheels.
- Schedule a City Cycling class or a Hack Your Commute Lunch-n-Learn for your organization (workplace, church, school, community organization, etc.) to help your crew prepare for Bike There Day with tips and skills for cycling in the city:
RSVP below for #BikeThere Day if you plan on riding somewhere on Friday, May 17! And, if you'd like a little guidance before you hop on a bike, sign up for one of our FREE bike skills and safety classes listed here too. We hope to see you pedaling the streets soon!
Give your city cycling confidence a boost with this instructional group ride.
What to expect
We will gather for a few quick drills then hit the city streets for a ride of three to four gentle miles. Once rolling, we’ll
- Take it slow, stay together, and practice our skills in a safe and supportive manner
- Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows, and
- Learn to ride safely on streets without bike lanes by exercising our legal right to “take the lane”
How to prepare
Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet. We’ll provide access to a bike if you do not have a bicycle available to you. We strongly recommend you also bring
- Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
- Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
- A friend or three!
Please arrive promptly so all participants can benefit from the full time allotted for this instructional experience.
These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Attendance at this or any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to the following liability waiver: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.