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Alec March 18, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Mobile Social Tonight

Today at 6:15 a group will meet up at Starter Bikes to join in the Mobile Social, a fun no-drop evening ride. More info is on the Mobile Social page. We hope to see you there!


Majestic March Mosey – The Mobile Social: Part XII, S5

Friday, March 11, 6:15 pm at Starter Bikes or 7:00 pm at Woodruff Park

The weather’s warming up, and spring’s just around the corner. Join the Mobile Social’s March ride to soak in some of this glorious late winter/early spring weather. As always, it will be a social, fun and inclusive ride.

Alec March 11, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Logo Design Contest

Help us design our new logos! BikeGT and Starter Bikes are looking for compelling new designs – do you have an idea? Email us at

Designs should capture the mission of each organization. BikeGT is the umbrella group for anything and everything bike-related on campus, and Starter Bikes is Tech’s student-run bicycle cooperative shop. As you can see, our existing logos are a bit tired and flat – but we know there’s a brilliant designer out there who has just the solution to make them pop! There’s a prize in the works that both cyclists and non-cyclists will enjoy – stay tuned for updates.

If you have a URL for your design(s), you can use the form below to submit it. Otherwise, just email us at








Starter Bikes






Logo Design Contest: Bike GT and Starter Bikes

Logo Design Contest: Bike GT and Starter Bikes

If your design is uploaded somewhere, you can send us the link here. Otherwise, just email us at


Alec February 29, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition calls for street safety overhaul after 14-year-old student killed near Grady High School

Alexia Hyneman, 14, was struck by car in intersection while cycling home from school.

February 14, 2016 – Atlanta. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) demands immediate action to improve the safety of the intersection at 10th Street and Monroe Drive after 14-year-old Grady High School student Alexia Hyneman was struck and killed riding her bicycle home from school.

“We’re devastated by the news of Grady High School student Alexia Hyneman’s death while riding home from school,” said Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. “Grady High School, Piedmont Park, a protected bike lane and the Atlanta BeltLine all meet at 10th and Monroe. It’s one of the city’s busiest intersections for people on foot and bike, and everyone who uses it deserves to be safe.”

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition calls for immediate safety improvements to the signal at 10th and Monroe to configure it to be easily understood, shorten the wait time for people crossing, lengthen and automate the pedestrian phase, and improve lighting at this and all BeltLine intersections. ABC also calls for acceleration of the Monroe Drive Complete Streets project funded in the Renew Atlanta bond and for a bicycle connection on Monroe Drive to make it safe and predictable for all users. Finally, the Coalition appeals for increased enforcement of red-light violations and a public campaign to end red-light running at this and all city intersections.

“The City of Atlanta has made great strides in the past few years toward the kind of infrastructure that makes everyday walking and biking good transportation options. But as more and more Atlantans bike or walk to their destinations or to MARTA, we can’t leave them stranded in dangerous gaps between very good pieces of infrastructure. Each trip is only as good, and as safe, as its worst crossing. What Alexia’s death tragically shows us is that Atlanta’s street network must prioritize safety over minimizing delays for motorists,” noted Serna.

The Coalition invites supporters to gather at the corner of 10th and Monroe Monday, February 15 at 11 am to honor Alexia and to support her family. Supporters are then encouraged to advocate for safety improvements by attending the Atlanta City Council meeting Monday, February 15 at 1 pm.

Call to Action

After sharing our condolences and speaking with Alexia Hyneman’s family, we have decided to gather at 10th and Monroe to show our support for Alexia’s family and to call for immediate changes to improve the safety of this intersection. Afterwards we will attend the City Council Meeting to make these requests directly to the City Council and pledge our support for the hard work ahead.

Monday, February 11th at 11 a.m.: Gather at 10th and Monroe to support Alexia’s family and safe streets. (Map here.)

Monday, February 11th at 1 p.m.: Meet at City Hall for Council meeting to call for changes to 10th and Monroe. (68 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta.)

Important note regarding the city council meeting: We will arrive at the city council meeting for the public comment period. The public comment period gives ABC the opportunity to put the call for safety improvements on the official record. At the meeting, we ask that you sign up and cede your allotted public comment time to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Executive Director Rebecca Serna will use your time to call for immediate safety improvements to the street. ABC will make these requests of City Council, and pledge our support for the hard work ahead. As always, if you would like to speak during public comment, please be respectful of the family and city officials. Please keep your comments focused on this particular intersection. If you have questions or concerns about other intersections, contact the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition at [or on campus, contact the Georgia Tech Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee].


The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is Atlanta’s voice for better biking.

This post is based on ABC’s Call to Action and does not represent Georgia Tech’s official position.

Alec February 15, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

2016 Atlanta Streets Alive Schedule Announced

After 179,000 people attended 2015’s three Atlanta Streets Alive open streets events, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has added a fourth date for 2016! Come experience car-free streets throughout the city this year – details from ABC are here:

get ready to use human power for fun!


We’re excited to announce plans for FOUR Atlanta Streets Alive dates in 2016:

Sunday April 17, 2-6 pm

Expanding the Historic West End route connecting seven Atlanta neighborhoods via Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Georgia Ave. Neighborhoods include, from west to east: Westview, West End, Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, and Grant Park.

Sunday, June 12, 4-8 pm

In tandem with the Atlanta Cycling Festival, celebrating Atlanta’s signature Peachtree Street, from Downtown to Midtown.

Sunday, September 25, 2-6 pm

Connecting four Atlanta eastside neighborhoods via North Highland, Highland Ave, and Boulevard. Neighborhoods include Virginia-Highland, Atkins Park, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and Old Fourth Ward.

Sunday, October 23, 2-6 pm

Final Atlanta Streets Alive of the year on Peachtree Street, from Downtown to Midtown.

Looking forward to biking, walking, and enjoying Atlanta with you!

Alec January 30, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Starter Bikes Snow Day

Yes, we’re open today! Our hours are 4 to 6 p.m., just like every Friday. What could be better than tuning up your bike instead of doing schoolwork? 
With the shorter days and longer nights, it’s more important than ever to light up your bike at night – even on campus. We carry a set of four lights (headlight, taillight and two wheel lights) for $5. Stop by to pick up a set so you can ride safely, and legally, this winter. (At a minimum, Georgia law requires a headlight and a rear reflector.) 

As always, email us at with any questions. 

Alec January 22, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Bicycle Master Plan Released

The Georgia Tech Bicycle Campus Master Plan is developed with a focus on creating a safe, healthy and positive campus biking environment.  It is also focused on establishing Georgia Tech as a national leader in higher education bicycle planning, design and culture.  The goals and recommendations in this plan are developed to position Georgia Tech to reach even higher and achieve Gold or Platinum designation.

The full plan, published by Capital Planning and Space Management, is located here.

Alec December 9, 2015 1 Comment Permalink

New Fix-It Station at Police Station

We have a second fix-it station and pump installed at the Police Station, located at the intersection of Hemphill and Ferst Drive. Please feel free to use it and encourage your friends to do so as well! The other fix-it station is near the east end of Tech Walkway, and there is an outdoor air pump at the Parking and Transportation office in Tech Square. Comments welcome at



Alec November 17, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Improvements Coming to

We’re in the process of upgrading our website; keep an eye out for a shiny new look soon! Since we’re here to help you, the cyclists on campus, we want your feedback on what the new should be. Let us know in the comments what new features you want, or if you have ideas to improve an existing function. A few ideas are below, but we can’t think of everything – thanks for your help!

  • Maps of cycling-friendly routes
  • Instructions for repairs you can do yourself
  • A calendar of rides and cycling events, both on campus and throughout Atlanta
  • Recommendations on what to look for when buying a new or new-to-you bike
  • Tips to stay safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists
  • How to get discounts at local businesses for being a cyclist
  • Information on programs for commuters that complement cycling to work
  • (Your idea here!)

Alec November 17, 2015 1 Comment Permalink