Bike Alpharetta Inc. is a community organization comprised of local residents and civic leaders advocating an enjoyable, safe environment for all types of bicycle use in Alpharetta, Georgia. Bike Alpharetta, Inc. is a Georgia corporation and has applied for 501c3 status. Membership is free and support is encouraged through monetary donations and volunteerism. Bike Alpharetta is focused on:
- building awareness for cyclists and motorists to considerately share the road
- providing feedback to city planners for developing safer roadways and trails
- promoting bicycling as a healthy activity and alternative mode of transportation for riders of all ages in the community
Bike Alpharetta Inc. * 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 119-348 * Alpharetta, Ga. 30022
bikealpharetta @ gmail.com
- Regular monthly meetings were held, with an emphasis on helping the City finalize a City Bike Plan Map. This map is now on the City web site and has seen more than 300 comments from citizens.
- City of Alpharetta has modified another two miles of lane markings to allow for safer cycling in the city limits.
- City of Alpharetta Public Works is changing how they mark resurfaced roads, using non-slippery paint rather than Thermo-plastic tape.
- Bike Alpharetta members provided guidance and input with a grant application to the Georgia Office of Highway of Safety (GOHS) for $29,000 to be used in 2012-2013 for educational and safety programs related to cycling.
- Bike Alpharetta was included in the City of Alpharetta’s Special Proclamation for Bike to Work Month in May in accordance with National Bike Month.
- Bike Alpharetta members have joined forces with a local bicycle shop to host weekly bicycle rides – a beginner ride of 21 miles and a recovery ride of 40 miles. The rides attract dozens of people each month, increasing community involvement in cycling.
- Committees were set up to organize one special event each quarter:
- 1st Quarter – organize 20-plus cyclists to participate in Georgia Rides to the Capital event in March. A bus was chartered to allow more people to participate, not just hardcore road cyclists.
- 2nd Quarter – volunteers were recruited to serve as Bike Angels and mechanics for the Epic Handcycling Race and Alliance Ride. This event was organized by the Scott Rigsby Foundation, and Bike Alpharetta was asked to provide assistance to help grow both the race (a national U.S. Handcycling Federation event) and the ride (recreational bicycle ride for all skill levels).
- 3rd Quarter – a one-year anniversary was celebrated in July, along with a Tour de France viewing party, distributed information on upcoming cycling events in the community, included members from other local bike organizations and served as a community cycling celebration.
- 4th Quarter – members increased participation with the Holiday Bicycle Drive to help collect, clean and repair bicycles and clean/repair bicycles for a local charity.
Board of Directors:
- Jackie Tyson
- Sandy Reedy
- William Plough
- France Campbell
- Becky Peterson
- Michael Horwitz
Press Releases and In The News:
Alpharetta Leaders Look at Bicycle Loops in Master Plan - Alpharetta Neighbor story – Dec 5, 2012
City Awarded $27,900 in Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Funds – Alpharetta awarded GOHS Funds 10.30.12
Bike Alpharetta Provides Feedback for Bike Road Plan in Alpharetta – aug 2012 revue story BA and bike plan
City of Alpharetta Proclamation – Ride to Work Month is May 2012 – 2012 Bike to Work Month Proclamation
Bike Alpharetta Supports Alliance Ride, Epic Handcycling Road Race – BikeAlpharetta release Alliance Ride 5-2-12
550 Bicycles Donated for Holiday Makeovers – Dec 2011 – neighbor dec21 2011 nfcc bike cleanup photo
Ready, Set, Go – Bike Alpharetta Underway – December 2010 - Alpha RevueNews story Dec 2 2010
Bike Alpharetta Receives First Grant – April 2011 – BikeAlpharetta release final 4-7-11
550 Bicycles Donated for Holiday Makeovers – Dec 2011 – BikeAlpharetta release NFCC Bicycles 12-5-11