Make a Difference – July 16-21, 2017
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. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never experience this thrill. Defying these odds is why we exist!
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 web site for more information.
Check out the video – here.
BRAINSTORMING WITH BUSINESSES
May 15-19 is National Bike to Work Week, a time when everyone has the chance to try out riding bikes to work, even if it’s just part of the way or a break for lunch. Throughout the week, many organizations in the region are hosting events, encouraging new ridership, and rewarding those already riding their bikes to and from work. We’ve got plenty of resources to help get you started, too.
RIDE OF SILENCE
Plan to join Bike Alpharetta’s “Ride of Silence” Wednesday Night, May 17 from 7-8 p.m. The event is free. Meet at 6:45 p.m. at 86 School Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30009. We’ll have announcements and special Ride of Silence cards for everyone to sign. It’s a great way for local riders to join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20kph) to honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.
To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
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The Bicycle Friendly America program provides incentives, hands-on assistance and award recognition for communities, universities and businesses that actively support bicycling, and ranks states annually based on their level of bike-friendliness. As of March, the League of American Bicyclists had 1,132 BFBs in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Only 11 of these are in Georgia.
We encourage all sizes of businesses, from 2 to 2,000+ employees, in Alpharetta to apply to become a BFB in 2017! Become the FIRST business in north Fulton County this year! Check out the links below to get started:
QUICK ASSESSMENT – take two-minute survey
PROGRAM OVERVIEW – check out the PDF
DEADLINES & FEES – confirm dates
BFB APPLICATON – preview PDF
5 WAYS TO BE A MORE BIKE FRIENDLY BUSINESS – read story