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Lisa October 14, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

Group Ride with Starter Bikes!

Explore Atlanta by Bike! Starter Bikes will be hosting a social, casual, no-drop bike ride around Atlanta. 

Encourage your friends to join us! This is an opportunity for anyone who may be new to Atlanta and/or interested biking in the city. Safety first: we will try to plan a route that avoids busy or major roads. 

This will be a 14-18 mile bike ride around Atlanta landmarks and neighborhoods. It will be a social pace for you to explore new areas and see things you may have only heard about but never seen. Bring a camera, if you like, because we will make frequent stops for photos, snacks, etc.

If you plan on coming and haven’t used your bike for a while, stop by Starter Bikes at Georgia Tech this Friday and we can make sure you are ready to go!
Make sure you have a reliable bike, an extra tube or patch kit, water, snacks, helmet and lights for safety; all these things can be found at Starter Bikes prior to the ride.

Plan on meeting at the main entrance of the CRC at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday March 5th. The group will roll out to Woodruff Park where we will be meeting up with another biking group in Atlanta called TourDeLanta for this ride.

Register at the Facebook page for the event (registration isn’t required, but it does help us get an idea of how many people are going).

More details on the route will be posted once finalized. We will likely ride by or stop at:

  • Centennial Olympic Park
  • Woodruff Park
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home
  • Krog Street Market
  • Krog Street Wall Art Tunnel
  • Sopo Bike Coop
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta and Cyclorama
  • East Atlanta Village
  • Edgewood Shopping Area
  • Little 5 Points
  • Manuel Tavern
  • Virginia Highlands
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta Beltline
  • Ponce City Market
  • Atlanta Black Crackers Baseball Magnolia Tree
  • The Masquerade
  • Old Fourth Ward Park

admin February 29, 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 info@bike.gatech.edu.

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 info@bike.gatech.edu.

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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 info@bike.gatech.edu.

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admin 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 info@atlantabike.org [or on campus, contact the Georgia Tech Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee].

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

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

admin 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: http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/schedule

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!

admin January 30, 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.

admin 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 info@bike.gatech.edu.

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admin November 17, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Improvements Coming to bike.gatech.edu

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 bike.gatech.edu 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!)

admin November 17, 2015 1 Comment Permalink

Georgia Tech and the BIIC: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 2011 Partner of the Year

Congratulations to Georgia Tech and the Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Committee: the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition awarded them with the title of 2011 Partner of the Year at ABC’s annual members’ night on Friday. This award recognizes the organization which contributed the most to supporting ABC’s efforts at making Atlanta more bike-friendly, and 2011 included some particularly stiff competition, including Sopo Cooperative, New Belgium Brewery, the Atlanta Falcons, and Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC).

While this award is a great honor, and a wonderful recognition of the phenomenal support that Georgia Tech has shown for bicycling over the last year, it is our intent to keep pushing for bigger and better things for the university, and Atlanta at large. 2011 was a great year for bicycling in Atlanta, and despite challenges to federal funding in Washington, 2012 provides us with a monumental transportation opportunity in the form of the TIA referendum this July, which could dramatically change the face of transportation in the metro area. In addition, some big plans from ABC, the City of Atlanta, and growing partnerships between some of our cities’ biggest stakeholders, all point towards reason for optimism for bicycling in 2012 and beyond.

On behalf of the BIIC, we’d like to thank everyone for their support and passion, and we hope you’ll continue to let us know how we can make Georgia Tech and Atlanta a better place for bicycling.

Thank you ABC!

admin February 12, 2012 Leave A Comment Permalink

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