Now that's a thing of beauty--400+ cleaned and repaired bikes set to go to children in need at the Holiday Bike Drive!

Now that’s a thing of beauty–400+ cleaned and repaired bikes set to go to children in need at the Holiday Bike Drive!

bikesforkids logosDonate a New or Gently-Used Bicycle For The Holidays!

Since 2007, hundreds of bicycles, tricycles and scooters are donated by friends and neighbors across Alpharetta and surrounding communities to be refurbished for the North Fulton Community Charities’ Santa Shop, providing beneficial holiday gifts for underprivileged families.

Bikes for Kids, founded by the Mullenbach Family in Johns Creek, will now be managed by Bike Alpharetta, Inc., a non-profit advocacy organization that promotes safe and fun cycling in north Fulton County. We hope to provide 200-300 quality, gently-used bicycles and tricycles to three charities – North Fulton Community Charities, The Drake House and Home Stretch.

Help us this holiday season! Drop off your gently-used bicycles and tricycles Thanksgiving week at the participating bicycle shops during business hours. Or, make a cash donation** to Bike Alpharetta, Inc. so we can purchase new helmets to keep children safe. All donations are tax-deductible.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS – November 24-29*

  • Alpha Bikes                                          11770 Haynes Bridge Rd, Alpharetta
  • Roswell Bicycles                                  670 Houze Way, Roswell
  • Cycle Works                                         1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell
  • Performance Bicycle                          10502 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell
  • Reality Bikes                                         20 Tri-County Plaza, Cumming
  • Cannon Cyclery                                   11660 Alpharetta Hwy #105, Roswell

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bike Cleanup Day at NFCC warehouse provided by BPD Properties

(1175 Northmeadow Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076)

Volunteers will be needed to clean and repair bicycles


Facebook – BikesforKidsAlpharetta     Web – BikeAlpharetta.org/events

Email – bikealpharetta -at- gmail.com   Phone – 770-640-0399 ext. 420

** checks made payable to Bike Alpharetta, Inc., 3000 Old Alabama Rd #119-433, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022


Happy Halloween

2014 Halloween Scarecrow Dont Pop Your Pumpkin web

Good luck to City of Alpharetta on its application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community!  We’ll know in November.

2014 BA first Harry's Ride of year 3-26-14 webThe Wednesday night “Harry’s Not In A Hurry” ride was a huge success this year.  Read out it – AJC Story from April 5.

We thank our friends at Harry’s Farmer Market/Whole Foods for hosting the post-work Wednesday night ride in Alpharetta.  We will move the start/finish to the new Whole Foods location at Avalon (on Old Milton Parkway) in 2015. Look for announcements in the new year on the new start/finish and new routes!

Thank you to all ride leaders and faithful peloton for taking part in our first full year with “Harry’s Not In A Hurry” rides!  Stay safe on the roads this winter.

Allez, Allez. Everyone is invited to celebrate Bike Alpharetta’s third anniversary at our annual Tour de France Viewing Party! We’ve selected one of epic climbing stages (4 KOMs with mountaintop finish on Pla d’Adet) to tempt you to come out and eat/drink/talk to your cycling friends. If you feel the need to wear spandex and a helmet on a Wednesday, then come early for a bike ride on the Big Creek Greenway. We are relocating our Wednesday City Ride, “Harry’s Not In A Hurry”, to the Greenway so you can enjoy the Viewing Party aprés bike ride!
Tour de France Viewing Party

Wednesday, July 23
Buffalo Wild Wings
2375 Mansell Road, Alpharetta
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Ride on the Greenway (helmets mandatory)
7:30 – 11 p.m. Tour de France Viewing Party
Proceeds from food purchased will be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings to Bike Alpharetta!



Bike Alpharetta has a full schedule of events planned to celebrate National Bike Month. We hope you can join us, volunteer for an event, and help us spread the word. First up is Bike to School Day at Alpharetta Elementary school on Wed, May 7!


Bike to the Capitol

ltor Bike Alpharetta members Diane Borchers and Sandy Reedy

Get ready to ride with Georgia Bikes! and 1,000 cyclists on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, as we pedal from communities around Georgia to the state Capitol.

Join Bike Alpharetta at 8:45 a.m. at Alpha Bikes.  We’ll depart for Roswell at 9 a.m. with a police escort and a rolling road closure!  Once at

Roswell City Hall, we’ll join a few hundred other cyclists for the final  ride to the Capitol. This is free, but please log on to official web site to confirm attendance and sign waiver, Georgia Rides to the Capitol.

2013 Review

Happy New Year

2013 was a busy year for Bike Alpharetta. A huge THANK YOU to all the members and friends who provided resources and time to make a difference in our community to support our mission for bicycle safety!  We generated 459 VOLUNTEER HOURS for successful safety events, member education, fitness activities and community events. Read the details in our 2013 Recap Report.

2013 BA time chart


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