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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 […]

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 […]

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