The 2016 Blinkies were a success! Check out our winners...
For 25 years, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has been working to making Atlanta a better and safer place to bike. As a membership based organization, we couldn’t ask for a more fantastic community of businesses, communities, and individuals than those who have joined us in this mission. It goes without saying that these folks deserve a round of applause. The Blinkie Awards, our annual membership party, honored four local entities who have been integral in shaping the bike landscape of Atlanta this past year.
Becky Katz, Chief Bicycle Officer for the City of Atlanta, had this to say about the event, “This year’s Blinkie awards inspired me. It showed me once again that the bike community has so much diversity and beauty and we need quality bicycle infrastructure to match.”
With a spread of delicious food donated by The Pickle, Six Feet Under, Sweet Auburn BBQ and Sweet Cheats, smooth drafts from New Belgium Brewing, a fashion show headed up by The Spindle, tunes spun by Chris Orosco, a pre-ride with the legendary Mobile Social, and Sandbox as an amazing sponsor/host, the night was magical. Now, let’s get down to the winners, shall we?
DRUM-ROLL FOR THE WINNERS...
Local Bike Shop: Atlanta Beltline Bicycle has changed the face of the Eastside Beltline. Offering rentals, used bikes for sale, and mechanical services, they have mobilized hundreds of new bikers!
Local Bike Initiative: Organizers Nedra Deadwyler of Civil Bikes and Marian Liou of We Love BuHi, launched Bikes and Bites, a tasty, cycling event on Buford Highway that boasts a 4.5 mile ride through one of Atlanta’s most deliciously diverse streets.
Bike Friendly Business: The Spindle is cranking out practical bike fashion in new form. Brothers Sarif and Ezz-Eldin Hassan are constantly testing, reviewing, and offering bike-centric clothing that keeps us pedaling in style no matter the weather!
Bike Friendly Neighborhood: Kirkwood isn’t just for baby strollers and craft beer. Now, with a Fixit station, bike lane, and plenty of bike racks, Kirkwood’s downtown district has embraced the two wheel wonder.
25 years of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition existence led to one epic party of nearly 300 people. Find your friends in photos from the Blinkies and be sure to join us in 2017!