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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 [...]

Light up the Night!

Next month we’re showing off our night moves.  That’s right, Friday, August 1st we’ll tour Athens under the lights!!  To “Get Noticed” to beat the heat, and to take advantage of low summer traffic, next month’s group ride will start from City Hall at 9:00PM.  So put on a front light, a rear light, wheel lights, helmet [...]

Perfect Weekend for a Farm Tour!

Looking for a way to get the most out of the day this Sunday? How about getting on your bike for a relaxed tour of four local farms? I’ll let Mary Charles Howard, BikeAthens board member and owner of Georgia Food Tours explain from here: We have our Summer Agro Cycle Tour coming up on July 13th ~ [...]

4th of July Friday Group Ride!!!

This Friday combines two of our favorite days: The Fourth of July and our first Friday Group Ride!!!  Indeed, this Friday we will celebrate the 4th in high bike style.  So drape your bike in bunting, raise the flag on your bike rack, garb yourself in the Red, White, and Blue!  To accommodate busy Holiday [...]

GoTown Group Ride, June 6th

Rumors around town say the downtown section of Prince Ave is called GoTown.  (Or maybe to reflect the times: #GoTown) Either way, on Friday, we’re going to explore that side of Athens! June 6th’s group ride takes advantage of the calm summer streets and will finish up with a nice cruise through GoTown, passing all [...]


The Boulevard Neighborhood Association, Historic Cobbham Foundation, the Pulaski Heights Neighborhood, Parkside Partners and the locally owned businesses on Prince Avenue, invite you to See and Be Seen on Prince Avenue Saturday, May 17  10:30am – 1:30pm   Neighbors and businesses have joined together to create a special day in celebration of living and working on [...]

Group Ride May 2nd!

Friday! Friday! Friday!  Join us for the first group ride of National Bike Month!!! As usual, we’ll be leaving from City Hall at 6:00PM on a leisurely 6.6 mile tour of town. The route will takes us past campus and over some of our favorite neighborhood streets. It may get hot, so bring a water [...]

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