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  • published Bike Family in Programs 2020-07-29 08:46:00 -0400

    Bike Family

    Bike Family is a program of the Atlanta Bicycle Coaltion’s Shifting Gears initiative. We developed this program in 2018 to get more students, their caregivers, and school staff to experience the joy of bicycling, and to support schools to adopt practices and enact policies that result in more Atlantans choosing sustainable transportation.

    Bike Family equips people of all ages to bike safely and easily to the places they need to go. Each participating family member receives a bicycle and bike safety supplies, and completes a series of bike safety classes. At the end of the program, participants will practice their skills at a celebration bike event in the community. 

    Who Can Participate?

    Learn More

    How Do We Enroll?

    Spring 2022 Enrollment

    Important Dates

    Bike Family Dates

    Bike Family Partners

    Thank you, Partners!

    Who can participate?

    Bike Family works with communities near Atlanta's High-Injury Network. The High-Injury Network includes streets where most of Atlanta's serious traffic injuries and fatalities occur. In Spring 2022, we are partnering with Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA and The Villages at Carver Family YMCA for our third Bike Family cohort!

    *Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is officially recognized as an Atlanta Public Schools partner.

    Past Bike Family Cohorts

    Fall 2020: Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy

    Spring 2021: Finch Elementary School

    How do we enroll?

    Enrollment for the Spring 2022 cohort is open to school-aged kids and their families or mentors who are involved with YMCA Atlanta. Participants who enroll by March 18 and complete the two classes will receive a bicycle and bike safety supplies from a local bike shop. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Online enrollment is now closed for the Young YMCA Cohort and the Carver YMCA Cohort:

    Class Structure

    Class #1: 1.5 hours, Saturday April 2

    Class #2: 1.5 hours, Saturday April 16

    Bike Family community instructional ride* Saturday, April 30 on YMCA Healthy Kids Day

    * We will insist on following regularly updated CDC guidelines and those recommended by A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop during all in-person rides and events.  




    Free classes, bicycles, equipment are provided with support from the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation. 

    Thank you to our partners, YMCA Atlanta, A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop, Monday Night Garage, and our instructors, Anthony Allen, Kysha Hehn, Shakeesha Jeffries, and James Tyler.

      Clutch Bike Shop Home Page     Monday Night Brewing

  • Shifting Gears Lesson 4 of 6

    By the end of the lesson, students will be able to

    • Demonstrate the use of the ABC Safety Check and
    • Proper helmet fit.

    Students will also be able to ride through a bike obstacle course using a bike or balance bike while demonstrating the following skills:

    • Ride consistently in a straight line without swerving,
    • Follow directions of traffic signs,
    • Demonstrate balance when turning on a curve,
    • Understand how to ride safely during a group ride, and
    • Demonstrate the “Rules of the Road”.

    For Lesson 4, refer to pages 14 - 20 in Lesson Plans 1 - 6.


    Bike Riding Assessment Checklist

    Chart: Bike Spacing for Riding in a Group

    Rules of the Road


  • published Calendar in Engage 2018-05-21 15:49:25 -0400

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  • published Report: Unblock the Lane in Our Reports 2018-12-21 10:18:34 -0500

  • ABC Ambassadors @ Atlanta Streets Alive


    Photo: Volunteer @ Atlanta Streets Alive - Peachtree 2015 Route | Photo credit: Kristen Vales

    Atlanta Streets Alive is an Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) initiative. ABC Ambassadors share our vision for a bicycle-friendly future by talking to participants about current advocacy campaigns and other coalition efforts, events and activities. They help spread awareness about the variety of resources available through the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and how participants and attendees can join us in making Atlanta better by bike.


    • Minimum Age: 16
    • Orientation: Recommended; required for Lead role
    • Knowledge: Familiarity with area cross-streets, businesses and Atlanta Streets Alive; interest in Open Streets initiatives and bicycle advocacy, prior Atlanta Streets Alive or Atlanta Bicycle Coalition volunteer experience
    • ABC Membership: Required
    • Shifts: Select from the full-day Lead role or one of three shifts

    Ready to represent ABC at Atlanta Streets Alive? Sign up for an ABC Ambassador shift or the Lead role below.

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