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2014 BA first Harry's Ride of year 3-26-14 webAs of March 26, the Wednesday night “Harry’s Not In A Hurry” ride is back for 2014!  Read out it – AJC Story from April 5.

Pedals turning at 5:30 p.m. from Harry’s Farmer Market in Alpharetta on first two rides; ride time will change to 5:45pm on April 16. This was a 20-mile no-drop ride at a beginners pace, and a longer option for those who want to go faster. This is a way that Bike Alpharetta provides the community with practical experience for safe cycling.  Harry’s supported this ride with nutrition and health products/information.  Every other week they provided après ride goodies, like snacks, natural drinks, health tutorials.

The printable Map/Cue sheet PDF, MapMyRide link, Garmin course link for GPS’s and more information can be found on the “Events & Rides” page.

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

Holiday Bike Drive

HOORAY FOR HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE

Bike Fix Up Clean Up Day 12-7-13The 7th Annual Bike Drive was a huge success!  Bike Alpharetta had 10 individuals and who actively took part with 39 volunteer hours to distribute flyers, pick up bicycles and clean/repair bicycles.  We were part of the 150-plus volunteers who took part in the December 7 Bike Clean Up/ Fix Up Day to repair and restore bicycles, tricycles and scooters for area children.  Because of this hard work, more than 600 bikes and trikes were donated this year to multiple charities in the tri-county area of Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett  – North Fulton Community Charities and Rainbow Village.  THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

Check out the Facebook Photo Gallery at the Bikes For Kids Atlanta Page.

 

2013_Summit Logo_horiz_FNLThe Georgia Bike Summit is a conference for advocates, planners, elected leaders, transportation officials, and anyone interested in seeing a safer, more bicycle friendly Georgia.  This years Georgia Bike Summit is being hosted in neighboring Roswell October 18 – 20. This conference has something for everyone!

To learn more about this AMAZING conference, please visit the website at: http://georgiabikes.org/index.php/events/gbs13

Whole Foods is contributing 5% of all all net sales at the Alpharetta Harry’s Farmer Market on June 26 to the Alpharetta Greenway, Bike Alpharetta, and Georgia Bikes. Please come out and shop at Harry’s Farmer Market at 1180 Upper Hembree Road • Roswell, GA 30076 to support these great Bike Organizations!Harry1s_Logo green

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Description of the Whole Foods 5% Days:  “As a company, we are quite unique. We recognize our responsibility to be active participants in our local communities. Our stores are not cookie cutter big box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local community. That makes community giving really special and fun.

Our team members are part of the local community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbors. One of many ways we do this is through our community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves, and we are proud to be able to support them!”

Below are pictures from the YMCA Kids Safety Day on April 27th taken by Frank Phillips, a member of Bike Alpharetta. Thanks to Alpharetta Dept. of Public Safety for all the great giveaway items – youth bicycle helmets, bike bells, water bottles and booklets.

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