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, is now managed by Bike Alpharetta, Inc., a non-profit advocacy organization that promotes safe and fun cycling in north Fulton County. Hundreds of quality, gently-used bicycles and tricycles are collected, cleaned, repaired for two charities – North Fulton Community Charities and Home Stretch.
Thank you to all the bicycle mechanics who volunteered at Clean Up Day on Dec. 6, 2014 with Bikes for Kids
Details about the 9th annual Bikes For Kids will be announced at the September Bike Alpharetta meeting (Sept. 17). We have exciting updates about new drop-off locations around Alpharetta to make it easier to repurpose those “soon-to-be-loved-again” bicycles and tricycles!
The 2014 event saw a grand total of 114 volunteers, who contributed valuable energy and time on Clean Up/ Fix Up Day to make sure that a total of 160 bicycles/tricycles were cleaned and repaired. This met our goal for the retooled program in 2014! And a special thank you to RAMBO, Bike Roswell!, Blackburn Family, Beisner Family, and Denison Family for cash donations for helmets. With the donations, 150 new helmets were purchased for this year’s program. Check out the Photo Gallery on Facebook.
Thank you for the 114 individuals and several companies who took part in CLEAN UP/ FIX UP DAY — the 2015 event will take place Saturday, Dec. 5.
- ProGold Biking – cleaning products are invaluable to turn gently-used bikes into “like new” gifts!
- Bike Cleanup Day at NFCC warehouse provided by BPD Properties
- DaVinci’s Donuts – breakfast on Clean Up Day
- Whole Foods Avalon – lunch on Clean Up Day
- Alpharetta Department of Public Safety – volunteers and staff donations!
Facebook – BikesforKidsAlpharetta Web – BikeAlpharetta.org/events
Email – bikealpharetta -at- gmail.com
** checks payable to Bike Alpharetta, Inc., 3000 Old Alabama Rd #119-433, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022
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Look for the new signage in Alpharetta – the new City Bike Route arrow on designated streets and trail maps for Mt Adams just off the Big Creek Greenway.
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Ready to ride in style? The new Bike Alpharetta jerseys are ready for orders. Just $75 for the jersey and $80 for bibs. Use this link to order your custom size (men and women’s sizes available) from Castelli. Special thanks to EJW Associates, Inc. for the design, with an emphasis on promoting safe cycling. Need to check jersey or bib sizing? Stop by Endurance House in Alpharetta for a fit kit. Place orders by July 31, 2015.
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Make a Difference – July 13-17, 2015
iCan Shine is a national charitable nonprofit organization which conducts over 100, five-day iCan Bike programs in the U.S. iCan Bike teaches approximately 3,000 people with disabilities how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle each year. Since its inception in 2007, approximately 20,000 people with disabilities have learned to ride a bicycle through this wonderful program.
We are very lucky to have the opportunity to host the iCan Bike program in Alpharetta, Ga., hosted by The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation. The 2015 iCan Bike program will be held at The Cooler Family Skate Center 10800 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30009.
You can help by being a volunteer or being a sponsor!
Check out the video – here.
Check out sponsorship and volunteer information – here.
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Good luck to City of Alpharetta on its application to be a Bicycle Friendly Community! We’ll know in November.
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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!
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!
Tour de France Viewing Party
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