Congratulations City of Alpharetta – new national recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community, Bronze Level! The League of American Bicyclists honored 61 towns and cities in 27 states with prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) awards for their leadership and investment in infrastructure, education and outreach that enables and inspires people to ride bikes. Alpharetta is one of 12 Bronze level cities in Georgia.

 

Jekyll Brewing’s Taproom is located near the Big Creek Greenway on Marconi Drive. Bicycle riders have become part of the Taproom’s core identity. Jekyll Brewing wants to acknowledge this community, and started with the addition of a bike rack. Now for National Philanthropy Day, Jekyll Brewing wants to celebrate a partnership with Bike Alpharetta, a non-profit that advocates for a safe and enjoyable cycling environment.

Thursday, Nov. 15th, Jekyll Brewing and Bike Alpharetta are hosting a Bikes for Kids night!

All are invited to ride/walk/run/skip the Greenway and finish off with a cold beer at Jekyll. A $10 donation to the Bikes For Kids campaign includes a free beer, thank you gift, and you might even pedal home on a new bicycle covered in Jekyll swag, courtesy of Bike Alpharetta (a 501c3 non-profit). Bike Alpharetta will also be providing a helmet to the recipient of the bike!

Please come show some love for the community and enjoy a evening out with us.

We would love to have your donation for 2018 Bikes for Kids! Funds are used to purchase new youth bicycle helmets, bike locks and cleaning supplies for the 2018 BFK campaign, underway through Dec. 1. Thank you so much!

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Planning continues year round at Bike Alpharetta to encourage more people to enjoy bicycles – for errands, for fitness, for transportation and for fun. We also continue to advocate for improved bicycle facilities – in parks, on roads, and with businesses. Join us for a monthly meeting (3rd Thursday each month at City Hall, 6 p.m.), join us as a volunteer for Bikes For Kids (Oct-Dec special project), or join us for a beginner bike ride (Out & About page).

Congratulations to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – Honda Power Equipment Div. for being recognized with a Bronze designation as a Bicycle Friendly Business in the U.S.! This is the only business in Alpharetta (and north Fulton County) with BFB recognition from the League of American Bicyclists.

Applicants to the competitive BFB program are evaluated based on nearly 100 data points related to bicycle-friendly facilities and accessibility, culture-building events, safety education programming and other practices, policies, and incentives that encourage bicycling. There are 11 BFB’s in Georgia. All 1,250 current BFBs are easily found via the League’s interactive awards map.

iCan Bike

Our Community made a Difference 

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 iCan Bike program was held at The Cooler Family Skate Center. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

WED, May 9 – Bike to School Day Alpharetta Elementary

More than 100 students, parents and faculty took part in another successful Bike to School Day!

WED, May 16 – Ride of Silence

Sixth Ride of Silence in Alpharetta to honor injured and fallen cyclists. Supported by Alpharetta Dept. of Public Safety and Bike Alpharetta.

FRI, May 18 – Bike At Work Day

Five hours of bike clinics and rides at Rock Mill Park, supported by Alpharetta Dept. of Public Safety, Alpharetta Dept. of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services staff and Bike Alpharetta.

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