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A Complete Streets Open Letter

In advance of the Mayor and Commission Regular Meeting on Sept. 1, at which they will vote on the repaving of Chase Street between Rowe and Newton Bridge, we signed-on to the following open letter: “Dear Mayor Denson and Commissioners: The undersigned request that you suspend plans to resurface Chase Street until a more comprehensive [...]

Bike, Swim, and Camp!

Bike Athens is excited to present the culmination of our first annual Summer Series! Join us for a ~30 mile ride out to a local quarry where we’ll swim, cook out, and camp. All bikes and all riding levels are welcome! Although paniers and racks are a wonderful investment, RSVP if you’d like us to [...]

How to Strengthen the Athens Complete Streets Policy

1. Apply Complete Streets to all projects.  Despite well-stated goals, the Athens Complete Streets Policy only applies in limited situations—all new construction and reconstruction projects of local roadways, excluding resurfacing activities. This narrow scope restricts Complete Streets to expensive, infrequent projects.  It also prevents Athens-Clarke County from implementing impactful (and inexpensive) small-scale enhancements, such as increased [...]

BikeAthens + Terrapin = Fun

  Athens – August 14 Ladies & Gentlemen, start your pedals!! In just two weeks, BikeAthens and terrapin will unite for a Day at the Races!  The August 14th brewery tour will be a percentage night supporting your favorite bikers—BikeAthens and SORBA-Athens!  But more importantly, we are not content to merely provide y’all with some [...]

A Complete Streets Open Letter

ACC Public Forum with Implications for Bike Safety and Complete Streets UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who cam to the Public Forum!!  Public Input is open here for 10 days–until August 3rd! On Wednesday, July 22, ACC is accepting comments on proposed changes to three streets in Athens (Chase Street, East Hancock, Riverbend Parkway), adding bike [...]

Cool down, Ride Bright! 2nd Annual Summer Night Ride!

After a hot and humid June, we roll into July–Georgia’s hottest month.  To beat the heat, we’ll ride bright; we’ll ride at night: on July 31st we’ll have another night-ride to take advantage of the wonderfully cool evenings.  Our casual, evening stroll through Athens will start at City Hall at 9:00PM!  As always, when we ride [...]

Monthly Group Ride + Our 2nd Summer Series!

Mark your calendars, we have two new social ride opportunities to announce!  First, we’ve arranged for our 2nd Summer Series Ride! June 24th, we’ll be heading over to Hendershot’s for bike Happy Hour (5:00-7:00PM). We’ll ride over from the BRP Shop a little before 5–y’all are welcome to join us for the short cruise over [...]

Considering the Future of Complete Streets

At their Tuesday, June 9 work session, the Mayor and Commission will begin the process of defining implementation strategies for ACC’s existing Complete Streets Policy. These implementation strategies will affect every corner of the county for years to come. We encourage you to attend the work session and to familiarize yourself with Complete Streets concepts. More importantly, please write [...]

BikeAthens Summer Series: Wednesday Happy Hour

To celebrate the greatest season to live and ride in Athens, Bike Athens is excited to present a summer series of happy hours, bike-in movies, group rides, etc., culminating in a bike-camping trip in August! So grease up your chains because summer is here, and summer was made for biking Our first Wednesday Happy Hour [...]

BikeAthens: Athens, Ga T-Shirts are here!!

UPDATE: supplies are running out! -In Green, we are OUT of women’s shirts, and only have Men’s S, M, & XL. No Men’s Larges -In Grey, we have Men’s M and XL. NO Small or Large We DO have ALL women’s sizes though we are running low on women’s larges. You may have seen our [...]

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