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Bikes+Think Green Week

This week marks Georgia Tech’s annual “Think Green Week”, culminating with our Earth Day festivities on Friday, April 20th. Both Starter Bikes and the BIIC have some events planned for the week, so check them out!

– Starter Bikes Repair Station

Thursday and Friday of this week Starter Bikes will have a free bike repair station set up on campus (Th along Tech Walkway, on Friday they’ll be part of Earth Day by the IC lawn).

– GTPD Tabling

GTPD will have a table out on Tech Walkway Monday-Thursday from 10am to 2pm so they can answer your questions about bicycle safety and security, and provide free bike registration (which helps you get your bike back if its lost or stolen!). They’ve all recently taken an involved course on bike safety and current laws, so take advantage of their expertise!

– Spring Bike Counts

On Thursday, April 19th, BIIC will be engaging in the second bike count of the year, canvassing bike racks around campus to count the number of bikes on campus (we do this each year to get a sense for how many people use bikes on/around campus). If you’d like to join in on the counts as a volunteer, your efforts will not go unappreciated! (meeting at 1pm between the CULC and Skiles).

– Think Green Bike Tour

Also on Thursday, from 12-1pm, a group of students will be leading a tour of Georgia Tech’s major sustainability efforts around campus (departs from the CULC).

Georgia Rides to the Capitol: March 27th

Every March, our statewide advocacy group, Georgia Bikes!, partners with the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association and countless sponsors to lead over 1,000 cyclists in a ride to the State Capitol, where they rally for bicycling and improved legislation. Last year the event spurred Lt. Gov Casey Cagle to helm a three foot safe passing law, which passed in May of 2011 and represented a tremendous win for cyclists all over the state.

This year, the focus will be on pushing for the following three priorities:

1) Implement a statewide Complete Streets policy, which will ensure that future road projects in Georgia meet the needs of all road users, including cyclists;
2) Protect the legal rights of cyclists; and
3) Secure a fair share of dedicated funding for bicycle facilities and infrastructure.

Last year Georgia Tech led a contingent of campus advocates to join the event, and we had a great time (the announcer makes the whole event sound like a WWE showdown, plus the Governor and Lt. Governor usually speak, as well as a number of local mayors), so we’ll be doing it again this year!

The event is March 27th, and a group will be departing from campus (meeting at 11:15 at the corner of Ferst Drive and Atlantic), to join up with the larger group around 11:30 and then head to the Capitol.

Join us, and show your support for bicycling in Georgia!

Confident City Cycling returns to Georgia Tech!


This compact yet comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to learn to “drive” your bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta. It includes bike handling skill drills and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class, and is a great class for a variety of experience levels!

When: Tuesday, October 18th AND Thursday, October 20th (both days, not either/or)
from 6:30-9pm

Where: DM Smith building, Room 104 at Georgia Tech Institute of Technology

Cost: $5 for Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff.

Free pizza with class registration!

Hosted by Students Organizing for Sustainability

This class has something for everyone! Whether you are new to urban cycling and want to gain confidence riding in the street, a trail rider who would like to bike around the neighborhood with your kids, a bike commuter looking for tips on crash avoidance, or a bike enthusiastic interested in leading your own rides, you’ll be surprised by what you learn. Even the most seasoned bicyclists will have their eyes opened on the less intuitive aspects of Atlanta biking.

Expect to learn something new, have your good habits reinforced and those pesky bad habits disappear, and emerge a safer, more confident cyclist from every angle. We’ll see you there!

Click here to register

class fee $ 5.00

2011 Georgia Tech Bike Week (September 26-30)

This September 26-30 marks the first Georgia Tech Bike Week, created to encourage more people to ride their bikes to and around Georgia Tech, through prizes, incentives, fun events, and competition.

The centerpiece of Bike Week is a week-long Commuter Challenge. All students, staff, and faculty can use a simple form (which will be made available on the front page during the week) to log their miles and department each day; by doing so, you will be entered in random drawings, and eligible to win prizes for mileage and days ridden! Plus, departments will be competing with each other for the opportunity to have a bike rack dedicated to their victory at their building, plus year-long bragging rights!

In addition to the commuter competition, there are events each day, including:

Information tables Monday afternoon from 1-4pm along Tech Walkway

– A team (2-4 people) scavenger hunt Tuesday-Wednesday (Pick up your packet on Tech Walkway at the StarterBikes repair station between 11-1 on Tuesday, it’s due between 11-1 on Wednesday)

– A Heels on Wheels Ride (ladies only!) on Wednesday (departing at 6pm from the lot behind the Student Center)

“All of the Bikes” music video showing on Wednesday in Student Center Theater from 11am-1pm (video made specially for Bike Week!)

Bike Fashion Show Thursday 11-12 in front of Ferst Amphitheater

– “How Can We Make Tech More Bike-Friendly?” Townhall Thursday at 6pm in room 320 of the Student Center

Tour de Tech social ride Friday afternoon (6pm) with members of the administration, including staff of Capital Planning, Parking and Transportation, Facilities, and perhaps some surprise guests! (This ride is very casual, and will feature a demo from viaCycle Bike Share!) Departs from the Trolley turnaround adjacent to the Student Center and Tech Walkway.

There will also be free repair stations open along Tech Walkway all week between 11am-1pm!

Bike Week is a collaboration between the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee (BIIC), StarterBikes, Students Organizing for Sustainability (SOS), Students for Progressive Transit (SfPT), viaCycle, GT Cycling Club, and many others. Make sure to check back in during the week for updated information including prize details, photos, and more!

-Poster courtesy of Christian DiCenso

Welcome Back Tech! Some Things to Look Forward to:

Today marks the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year at Georgia Tech, the calm and quiet that was the campus over the summer replaced by the excited hustle of new students and the sullen reunion of returning students. Bikes seem to be everywhere, aided by a beautiful day and a bounty of new facilities (many paid for through the SGA bill that BIIC submitted last spring, the rest through campus offices and spearheaded by Capital Planning and Space Management).

So what does this new year have in store for bicycling at Georgia Tech?

September 10th is the Ride for Kurt, which honors Tech professor Kurt Frankel, who was tragically killed while riding in Florida over the summer.

September 26th-30th is the first Georgia Tech Bike Week, planning for which is currently underway! It will feature a commuter competition, tabling, prizes, social rides, scavenger hunt, townhall, and more; look for detailed information on the page soon!

September 30th is New Belgium Brewery’s Clips of Faith film tour, which features bike-themed films, a giant party, and benefits the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition!

October 8th is the 2nd Annual Georgia Bike Summit, this year in Athens, GA. Tim Blumenthal of BikesBelong will be the keynote speaker (he’s an excellent speaker, with an enormous diversity of experience in bike advocacy), and the event is promising to be spectacular, with early registration outpacing anyone’s expectations.

November will mark the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 20th Anniversary Party, a high-class event for members which will be held downtown.

Along the way, there are always Mobile Socials the 2nd Friday of every month, and countless social rides, StarterBikes will be in the cage every Friday (4-6pm), and viaCycle will be unveiling a pilot of their bike share program on campus! So, if you’re wondering whether this is going to be an exciting semester, you can take comfort in seeing a calendar already filling up with wonderful events and ways to get involved as much as you’d like.

Ride in Memory of Kurt – September 10th

On July 2nd, 2011 Georgia Tech lost an outstanding professor, colleague, and friend. Kurt Frankel tragically lost his life in a bicycle accident in Florida. As the recent recipient of the CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Kurt was an inspiration to his students and had a positive impact on people both in and out of the Georgia Tech community.
In remembrance of Kurt’s spirit of adventure and zest for life, we will be hosting a bike ride around Georgia Tech and the midtown area to promote bike safety and awareness. We encourage anyone who wants to promote bike safety and awareness in the community to join us in Kurt’s memory.

Atlanta Streets Alive (June 11th and 25th)

This weekend, June the 11th, marks the first Atlanta Streets Alive of 2011, to be followed by a second on the 25th of the month!

These events, based on the “Ciclovia” concept of closing a street to car traffic and instead using that space to walk, ride, and party, feature numerous vendors, organizations, and lots of fun (and free!) stuff. Come ride down a car-free Edgewood Ave, enjoy live music, delicious food, and a bevy of activities (everything from bike rodeos & mountain bike trails, hula hooping, double-dutch, frisbee, relay races, Zumba, capoeria, cheerleading, boot camp, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, Nia, salsa, flamenco, Persian dance & poetry, free style poling, poi, and circus performers, to storytelling, bubble making, scavenger hunts, camping challenges, street stenciling, and art installations)!

The June 11th ASA will be from 10am-2pm, with the June 25th ASA running from 4-8pm. For more information, check out their website,

Confident City Cycling: Advanced (May 16th and 18th)

If you’ve taken Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s regular Confident City Cycling class and want to learn more about group riding, basic mechanics, advanced traffic negotiation, foul weather/night riding, or if you’re interested in one day becoming a League Cycling Instructor yourself, this is the class for you.

Where: Tech campus, DM Smith 105

When: two nights – Monday May 16 and Wednesday May 18

from 6:15-9 pm

To register, go to

Event Poster is attached below:


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