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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.  [...]

Extra! Extra! March’s 2nd Group Ride

As you may have heard, we are shifting (pun intended) the dates of our Group Rides!  Moving forward, they will now be the LAST Friday of the month!  As always, the rides will start at 6:00PM from City Hall, and will wind through Athens for 5-9 miles before ending at Little Kings.  We ride slow [...]

Call for Volunteers!

Looking for a way to support the Firefly Trail this weekend? Firefly, Inc. Ticket to Ride is looking for a few goods folks to work the SAG stops in Winterville and Crawford. At Winterville—right down the block—they are looking for a couple of volunteers to help with set-up and then a few to help serve [...]

Bike Friendly Friday–Live from the Capitol!

Week 2 We are writing this post in the almost literal shadow of the US Capitol, as BikeAthens has just finished a week at the National Bike Summit.  Three full days of workshops, networking, learning, laughing, and oh yeah–talking with Georgia Senators and Representatives about the need to continue funding biking and walking in the [...]

Bike Friendly Friday

Week 1 In 2011, the League of American Bicyclists named Athens-Clarke County a bronze-level Bike Friendly Community.  The award made Athens only the third Georgia Community to receive the award.  We wrote at the time: “Athens-Clarke County was selected as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the bronze level, recognizing a strong commitment to cycling, responsive to [...]

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 [...]

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