Calendar Header

Connect and build community with Atlantans, like you, who are making our city better by bike. RSVP to events, classes, public meetings and more here.

  • Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 13 rsvps

    True Beginners: May - Session 1 of 2

    ABC_BikeClasses_bubbles_TB.png

    Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s bicycling craze? The city’s got more and more folks out there riding bikes for fitness, commuting to work and school, as a means to get errands done, or taking in the BeltLine and other park spaces on two wheels. Come learn how to ride a bike.

    This class is for true beginners – adults who have never been on a bicycle or those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling. After two 2-hour classes, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta. 

    We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners to use and we may be able to provide two graduates with a bicycle of their own. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. The first 30 minutes is informational and the remaining 90 minutes will be outside on a bike.

    Session 1 - Saturday, May 4, 10am - 12:00pm

    Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates.

    Getting started classroom, 30 minutes

    Introductions

    • Helmet fit – two finger rule
    • Know your bike
    • Bike safety – ABC Quick Check

    Basic skills outside, 90 minutes (break halfway through)

    • Brakes
    • Balance
    • Coast
    • Pedal
    • Stop
    • Power start

    Session 2 - Saturday, May 11, 10am - 12:00pm

    Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates. 

    Safety essentials classroom, 30 minutes

    • Road rules (bike as a vehicle)
    • Safe riding practices
    • What to carry

    Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 90 minutes

    • Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
    • Scanning over shoulder
    • Turns and signaling
    • Gear Shifting

    Meet at the Washington Park Recreation Center

     

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

     

  • Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 8 rsvps

    City Cycling - West End Station

    ABC_BikeClasses_bubbles_CC.png

    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 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 Relay bike share and JUMP e-bikes if you do not have a bicycle available to you or if you want to try out these mobility options. We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water
    • 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.

     

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 8 rsvps

    True Beginners: May - Session 2 of 2

    ABC_BikeClasses_bubbles_TB.png

    Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s bicycling craze? The city’s got more and more folks out there riding bikes for fitness, commuting to work and school, as a means to get errands done, or taking in the BeltLine and other park spaces on two wheels. Come learn how to ride a bike.

    This class is for true beginners – adults who have never been on a bicycle or those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling. After two 2-hour classes, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta. 

    We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners to use and we may be able to provide two graduates with a bicycle of their own. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. The first 30 minutes is informational and the remaining 90 minutes will be outside on a bike.

    Session 1 - Saturday, May 4, 10am - 12:00pm

    Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates.

    Getting started classroom, 30 minutes

    Introductions

    • Helmet fit – two finger rule
    • Know your bike
    • Bike safety – ABC Quick Check

    Basic skills outside, 90 minutes (break halfway through)

    • Brakes
    • Balance
    • Coast
    • Pedal
    • Stop
    • Power start

    Session 2 - Saturday, May 11, 10am - 12:00pm

    Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates. 

    Safety essentials classroom, 30 minutes

    • Road rules (bike as a vehicle)
    • Safe riding practices
    • What to carry

    Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 90 minutes

    • Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
    • Scanning over shoulder
    • Turns and signaling
    • Gear Shifting

    Meet at the Washington Park Recreation Center

     

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

     

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    Bessie Branham Park in Atlanta, GA

    Family City Cycling - Kirkwood

    ABC_BikeClasses_bubbles_CC.png

    The family class and ride will empower kids to become independent bike riders in their neighborhood as well as to and from school.  Adults will leave with a greater understanding of bike safety so that they can reinforce their childrens' new learning on family bike rides.

    What to expect

    Families will gather to study up on some safe bike riding techniques, do a few quick drills then hit the city streets for an hour-long 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 strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water
    • Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
    • Your entire family

    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 Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.

     

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 4 rsvps

    Hack Your Commute - Atlantic Station

    ABC_BikeClasses_bubbles_UC_1.png

    This instructional group ride will get you pedaling toward the benefits of biking to work, to school, for errands, or to connect to MARTA.

    What to expect

    When we gather, we’ll assess your commute using the collective knowledge of participants and the aid of route-mapping apps. We’ll also discuss useful gear, including what you’ll need for various weather conditions.

    Next, we’ll embark on a 45-minute, round-trip ride of three to five gentle miles. On the ride, we’ll

    • Take it slow — staying together, safe and supportive
    • Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows
    • Ride safely on streets without bike lanes by exercising our legal right to “take the lane”
    • Tour the bike facilities available at a MARTA station and hop on a train with your free loaded Breeze card for a one-stop ride
    • Get a brief overview of how bike share can be used in your commute
    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet. (We’ll provide access to Relay bike share if you do not have a bicycle available to you.) We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water
    • 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.

    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet. (We’ll provide access to Relay bike share if you do not have a bicycle available to you.) We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water
    • 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.

     

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM through May 18, 2019 · 2 rsvps
    All over Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

    #BikeThere on Friday, May 17

    Header: Bike There Day 2019

    The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has teamed up with CLIF Bar to celebrate and encourage getting around our city by bicycle.

    Whether you're trying out a short trip for errands for the first time or you're a veteran bike commuter, you'll get extra high-fives for riding on Friday, May 17! Annually, this day is traditionally celebrated as Bike to Work Day, but we want to make sure anyone who chooses a bicycle for transportation -- even for one day -- feels encouraged, comfortable, and confident about moving around Atlanta by bike.

    RSVP below if you plan on riding anywhere! Plus, if you plan to ride during typical morning and/or afternoon commute times, follow the Facebook event to find one of the #BikeThere Day Energizer Stations hosted by the community and supported by CLIF Bar to score some snacks, the coveted "I Biked There" sticker, and good cheer to fuel your ride.

connect