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BikeAthens Returns to Twilight!!!

April 25, 2015 We’re baaack!  For the second straight year, BikeAthens is teaming with the Twilight Foundation to host a VIP Area during the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Criterium!  New this year, we’ll open at noon, and be serving up good times until the race ends.  Like last year, admission is only $15 (cold beer and food will [...]

Bike Friendly Friday: Truly Shared Streets

Week 5 Last week we talked about the need for Athens to better integrate bikes into arterial street design. With greater access to downtown, more people will ride downtown, and more people will be downtown.  However, our focus on better access to downtown does not mean we think downtown and the downtown master lack opportunities [...]

Bike Friendly Friday: Healthy Arterials

Week 4 The Downtown Athens Master Plan Implementation Committee is running full swing–just yesterday they discussed the possibility of creating TADs (tax allocation districts).  We were surprised at the flexibility and fundraising of TADs.  Their use could bring a lot of changes to downtown, and bring a lot of benefits to all of Clarke County.  [...]

Bike Friendly Friday: The Big Four

Week 3 Now that we are back from the bike summit, and back to regular hours, we’ll begin to focus these posts on Athens efforts to move up the Bike Friendly Community rankings.  In evaluating a community, the League of American Bicyclists looks at the 5 E’s: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation & planning.  [...]

Extra! Extra! March’s 2nd Group Ride

As you may have heard, we are shifting (pun intended) the dates of our Group Rides!  Moving forward, they will now be the LAST Friday of the month!  As always, the rides will start at 6:00PM from City Hall, and will wind through Athens for 5-9 miles before ending at Little Kings.  We ride slow [...]

Call for Volunteers!

Looking for a way to support the Firefly Trail this weekend? Firefly, Inc. Ticket to Ride is looking for a few goods folks to work the SAG stops in Winterville and Crawford. At Winterville—right down the block—they are looking for a couple of volunteers to help with set-up and then a few to help serve [...]

Bike Friendly Friday–Live from the Capitol!

Week 2 We are writing this post in the almost literal shadow of the US Capitol, as BikeAthens has just finished a week at the National Bike Summit.  Three full days of workshops, networking, learning, laughing, and oh yeah–talking with Georgia Senators and Representatives about the need to continue funding biking and walking in the [...]

Bike Friendly Friday

Week 1 In 2011, the League of American Bicyclists named Athens-Clarke County a bronze-level Bike Friendly Community.  The award made Athens only the third Georgia Community to receive the award.  We wrote at the time: “Athens-Clarke County was selected as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the bronze level, recognizing a strong commitment to cycling, responsive to [...]

March 6th Group Ride and Bike Light Give Away*

With longer days and warmer weather (we hope) right around the corner, BikeAthens is proud to announce a special event: March 6th Group Ride & Bike Lights GiveAway, sponsored by Michael Ruppersburg, Attorney at Law! The lengthening days do not mean we can take visibility for granted, which is why we’ve decided to host our first [...]

Complete Streets: Prince Avenue Survey

  UGA Public Relations grad students working with Complete Streets: Prince Avenue have created a survey to better understand why we support complete streets on Prince Avenue. Fill out this quick survey to let them know why you support improved safety for those traveling by bike and feet (and car)! Thanks! https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bjXlz4mBH9eg4bb

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BikeAthens - Bicycle Friendly Business Silver

Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze