CANCELED – May 4 – due to inclement weather. Rescheduled date TBD. Come watch or volunteer for handcycling races (part of U.S. Handcycling Series on May 3 and 4), and register for the Alliance Ride (25-mile ride or 50-mile ride on May 4). Proceeds benefit Georgia Warrior Alliance!
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SANTA SHOP SUCCESS – 650 BIKES, TRIKES, SCOOTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED!
Thanks to organizers and volunteers who made the 6th Annual Bike Drive a huge success this year! Bike Alpharetta members were part of the 150-plus volunteers who cleaned and repaired bicycles for North Fulton area children through North Fulton Community Charity’s Santa Shop. Over 650 gently used bikes, trikes, scooters and helmets (and some new ones!) are now ready as gifts to lucky children in our area, through NFCC.
Check out the photo album on Picaso – click here
Check out the story in the AJC – click here
Check out more photos at our Facebook Page, and “LIKE” Bike Alpharetta – click here
The City of Alpharetta is currently seeking input on their plans for creating a network of bicycle paths throughout the community. Please take a moment to visit their online forum concerning this topic (Go to Forum) to view the current draft plan and provide your thoughts and opinions.
Read story from The Revue & News, August 16, 2012, about Alpharetta Bike Plan and input from Bike Alpharetta -aug 2012 revue story BA and bike plan
May 5 at 7:30 a.m. be part of a great cycling event in Alpharetta, Ga. The Jackson Healthcare/Scott Rigsby Foundation ALLIANCE RIDE is proud to support the health and wellness needs of Wounded Warriors and their families in Georgia. Do the 25-mile route for $30; 50-mile option is $45. Or volunteer to help with the Epic Handcycling Road Race!
REGISTER TO RIDE - click here
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER – send email to PRinfo -at- pelotonsports -dot- net
CHECK OUT ALL THE INFO - 2012 Alliance Ride – basic flyer
NFCC Santa Shop Bikes
Nearly 150 volunteers gathered on Saturday, December 3, 2012 to polish and shine nearly 550 bicycles donated for North Fulton Community Charities’ Santa Shop. The bikes will be given as holiday gifts to people through the charity this month. Check out some of the great photos. And Check out the photo gallery at Neighbor Newspapers.
This was the fifth year for the annual bicycle drive, which collects tricycles, mountain bikes, road bikes and scooters from neighborhoods in a three-county area (Forsyth, Gwinnett and Fulton). Among the volunteers on Saturday were close to 30 mechanics who transformed many of the two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles into pristine condition for area children. Ten members of Bike Alpharetta (bikealpharetta.org) also participated as a service project for the new advocacy group.
Johns Creek Baptist Church and PricewaterhouseCoopers donated 200 new bicycles for the program. Sponsors included Alpha Bikes, Reality Bikes, Performance Bicycle and Roswell Bicycles. Volunteers were treated to a lunch of hot dogs and a ‘Big flipping Burger’, courtesy of Rob Ciaciura of SailingGrate.com. THANK YOU 10 members of Bike Alpharetta for spending much of your Saturday repairing/cleaning bicycles!
From USA TODAY, May 22, 2011 – More Americans are using two wheels to hit the roads, which League of American Bicyclists notes is due to larger gas prices and waistlines. Georgia recognized as one state moving in right direction to make the roads safer for bicyclists.
Georgia became the 19th state to enact a three-foot zone as the minimum safe passing distance for motorists overtaking cyclists. The bill, which Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, signed this month, is designed to eliminate “buzzing,” … READ STORY