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Bike Improvements: Current and Arriving NASAWL*

*Not as soon as we’d like In addition to the cool improvements to Lumpkin, here are updates about a few other local projects: Riverbend Parkway goes GREEN When ACC went to re-pave Riverbend Pkwy, they realized the lanes were veeeeery wide—almost 22 feet!  With all that space, when they re-paved the street, they marked-in Athens […]

Let’s do the Barnes Dance, yeah!

Yesterday, we posted a few photos of recent ACC transportation improvements.  The pictures generated good discussion, and in response, we thought we should dive a little deeper and provide more information on how the new improvements—the “barnes dance crossing” at Baxter and Lumpkin and the GREEN Lane in front of the Tate Center—work. The GREEN […]

MLK Day of Service–Thank You to All who Volunteered!

UPDATE: Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us clean the warehouse!  See read more about the event and pictures here! Monday, January 18th–BRP Warehouse As the t-shirts say, it’s not a day off, it’s a day-on.  And this MLK Day–Monday January 18th–the Bike Recycling Program needs your help recycling bikes and preparing our […]

Bicycles May Use Full Lane

When people are riding their bikes, seeing a Share the Road sign is a powerful affirmation of their rights as operators of legal vehicles. When people drive, Share the Road can be a gentle reminder to always be courteous to people on bikes and to give 3-feet passing distance.  However, rigorous examination of the sign’s […]

Baxter Bike Lanes: Good News / “Bad” News

All of us who drive, ride, walk, and bus on Baxter St. have noticed the brand new pavement ACC recently laid down.  While we always appreciate a newly paved road—riding freshly paved blacktop is one of life’s greatest pleasures—it’s also a bittersweet reminder of the long, strange history of Baxter bike lanes.  Here’s a run […]

Ride That Owns Itself II

Back for a 2nd year, the Ride that Owns Itself II, will once again wind its way through the most beautiful roads in all of Georgia. This year, we have 3 fully supported routes–26.2; 42 and 66 miles–that tour the bucolic countryside north of Athens.  This year’s ride and after-party is sponsored by Ted’s Most Best, where […]

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 […]

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