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  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 05:30 PM · 9 rsvps

    City Cycling - Midtown MARTA Station

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    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

    • 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, August 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 20 rsvps

    True Beginners: August - Session 2 of 2

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    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, August 10 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, August 24, 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, September 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Jury Assembly Room in Atlanta, GA

    Ticket Diversion Class - September 26

    Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s mission is to transform Atlanta into a more livable, accessible city by making biking equitable, safe, and appealing.

    To help promote understanding and awareness of the proper use of bicycle routes, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails, and learn how vehicles share public space within the City of Atlanta, the City Solicitor’s Office, in collaboration with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, developed a Diversion Program to provide education on bicycle safety and traffic laws for both drivers and bicyclists.

    The two-hour class is offered every other month on the fourth Wednesday* from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jury Assembly Room of the Superior Court of Fulton County, 185 Central Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA  30303 starting on July 24th, 2019. Successful completion of the two-hour class earns participants a certificate that serves as the documentation needed to absolve the ticket fine.  In order to enroll, please RSVP.

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    *Exception: The November class will be on the third Wednesday.

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

     

     

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Jury Assembly Room in Atlanta, GA

    Ticket Diversion Class - November 21

    Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s mission is to transform Atlanta into a more livable, accessible city by making biking equitable, safe, and appealing.

    To help promote understanding and awareness of the proper use of bicycle routes, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails, and learn how vehicles share public space within the City of Atlanta, the City Solicitor’s Office, in collaboration with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, developed a Diversion Program to provide education on bicycle safety and traffic laws for both drivers and bicyclists.

    The two-hour class is offered every other month on the fourth Wednesday* from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jury Assembly Room of the Superior Court of Fulton County, 185 Central Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA  30303 starting on July 24th, 2019. Successful completion of the two-hour class earns participants a certificate that serves as the documentation needed to absolve the ticket fine.  In order to enroll, please RSVP.

    City Ordinance 19-O-1110

    *Exception: The November class will be on the third Wednesday.

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

     

     

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Jury Assembly Room in Atlanta, GA

    Ticket Diversion Class - January 23

    Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s mission is to transform Atlanta into a more livable, accessible city by making biking equitable, safe, and appealing.

    To help promote understanding and awareness of the proper use of bicycle routes, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails, and learn how vehicles share public space within the City of Atlanta, the City Solicitor’s Office, in collaboration with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, developed a Diversion Program to provide education on bicycle safety and traffic laws for both drivers and bicyclists.

    The two-hour class is offered every other month on the fourth Wednesday* from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jury Assembly Room of the Superior Court of Fulton County, 185 Central Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA  30303 starting on July 24th, 2019. Successful completion of the two-hour class earns participants a certificate that serves as the documentation needed to absolve the ticket fine.  In order to enroll, please RSVP.

    City Ordinance 19-O-1110

    *Exception: The November class will be on the third Wednesday.

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

     

     

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