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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!

The Continuing Saga of Hickory Ext.

Hickory Extension, the street planned as a cut-through the former Selig Development (now known as “The Mark”), is closer to construction, and is on track to proceed with a street layout that does not accommodate bicycles. Complicating matters, the street is private with a public access easement, which means ACC may not have much oversight [...]

UPDATE: Introduction to Bike Maintenance for Women

January 6th 7:00-8:30 p.m. BRP Workshop, Chase St. Warehouses UPDATE: the January 6th class is currently full!  There will be more classes in the future, so if you are interested, send Laura an email and we’ll keep you updated on the January schedule! This 90 minute class will cover knowledge that is essential to every [...]

10.31 Spokey, Scary Halloween Costume Ride

Let the Wild Rumpus Roll!!! For the second year, we’ll be “riding” in the Wild Rumpus Parade!!  7:30PM on Halloween–Friday, the 31st, the spokiest day of the year–we’re having a costume ride that will end in time to join the Wild Rumpus!!  While we rode in the parade last year, the terrain and crowds meant [...]

Moon Tree Ride October 3rd!!

On the first Friday of October–Biketober, BikeAthens is riding straight to the moon (tree)!  Planted in 1976 after orbiting the moon on Apollo 14 in 1971, the loblolly Pine stretches up toward la luna from the grounds of the ACC Planning Department.  As usual, we’ll start our ride at 6:00PM at City Hall.  We will [...]

The Ride That Owns Itself!! 9.13.2014

Register now! BikeAthens is going riding!! That’s right–after 20 years of advocating for transportation choices, we’re taking the weekend off, and heading out on a leisurely Ride That Owns Itself.  You are cordially invited to join us! In honor of Athens unique history, the Ride that Owns Itself will wind its way through the most beautiful [...]

Dialogue with Jim Thompson Part I

Over the past few months, Athens-Banner Editorial Editor (and dedicated bike commuter) Jim Thompson has written frequently about alternative transportation.  Always eager to talk about transportation choices, we joined the debate in print and in our newsletter. We’ll collect and re-print our responses here.  Jim’s original articles, of course, can be found here. Note: a version of this [...]

Athens Newest Bike Lane: Thinking Inside the Box

UGA just installed some cool new bike infrastructure on campus!  As Sanford Drive approaches the Baldwin St, it narrows to become a bus-only one-way street.  In 2011-2012, BikeAthens worked with community partners and UGA Police to install a counter-flow bike lane on the downhill section (more info here).  This summer, UGA upgraded Sanford again!  The [...]

July 29: Bike Tourism BBQ at Sandy Creek Nature Center

BIKABOUT, a new bike tourism company, is starting their American launch-tour here in Athens.  Tomorrow, July 29, they are hosting a BBQ at the Sandy Creek Nature Center to discuss bike tourism (in specific) and bikes (in general).  The BBQ starts at 5:30PM, but a group will ride from Heirloom at 5:00. The BBQ is [...]

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