As a Biketober partner, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is collaborating with Georgia Commute Options to encourage Atlanta's commuters to swap their cars for bikes during October as a way to reduce our city's carbon emissions and traffic congestion. The Atlanta Bike Challenge is designed to get you, your friends, family, and colleagues to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike. It is a fun, free, and friendly competition packed with prizes and incentives, including the chance to win a free Edison Bike.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's mission is to transform Atlanta into a more livable, accessible city by making biking equitable, safe, and appealing. Through advocacy, education, and our signature program, Atlanta Streets Alive, we work to make Atlanta streets safe for all. We're excited to support your team and workplace in preparation for Biketober.
Here are a few easy ways you can participate in #Biketober:
- Sign-up to participate in The Atlanta Bike Challenge. Have some fun with friends and coworkers, and win some great prizes. Register as an individual or a part of a team by Monday, September 30, for a chance to win a free Edison Bike.
Become a Biketober Champion at your workplace and amplify the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as a resource for group class opportunities, bike parking services, and other employer programs such as business membership. Sign-up as a Biketober Champion today.
Schedule a free City Cycling class to tune-up safety skills, enhance confidence biking on city streets, and have fun socializing with other people who bike. See the schedule of classes below and sign-up as an individual participant or a team.
Schedule a free Hack Your Commute Lunch-n-Learn for your organization (workplace, church, school, community organization, etc.) to motivate employee participation in Biketober and learn helpful tips on commuting to work by bicycle.
Hack Your Commute Lunch-n-Learn
Have a team warm-up ride at Atlanta Streets Alive:Southwest, September 29. The street is closed to cars from Cascade Avenue, east to Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, and Georgia Avenue. We've got 3.4 miles for you or your team to warm up and prepare for Biketober. Join us for Atlanta Streets Alive:Southwest.
Share the #Biketober excitement on social media. Use the #Biketober and #BikeRacksYeah hashtags to show us your participation and places you access bike parking. It’ll help others that opt to take a spin on two wheels find places to ride, rest, and socialize.
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 an hour-long ride of four to five 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”
- Explore how one can commute combining MARTA and bicycling.
How to prepare
Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet. We’ll provide access to Relay bike share and JUMP e-bikes will be on hand 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.