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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!!

You may have seen our new shirts at Twilight this weekend, now you can get yours for just $18!  We have both great colors in all sizes in Men’s and Women’s cuts! Its the perfect way to support BikeAthens and demonstrate your Athens love! Color Dark Grey / Red Green / Yellow Size Women’s Small [...]

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.  [...]

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