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.

PUBLIC FORUM FOR ALPHARETTA CANDIDATES SEEKING MAYORAL AND CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS

Bike Alpharetta, Inc., a non-profit community organization, hosted an open forum on Thursday, April 19, for Alpharetta residents to interact with candidates running for two City Council posts and and the office of Mayor. The special election was held in Alpharetta on May 22 to fill these three city offices.

Bikes For Kids completed its 11th campaign in December and we send a HUGE THANK YOU to all our volunteers, participating bike shops, Alpharetta Fire Station #85, Alpharetta Public Safety and wonderful volunteers! We are proud to have provided North Fulton Community Charities with:

  • 266 bikes and trikes
  • 275 bike helmets
  • 100 bike locks
  • 14 skateboards
  • 8 scooters
  • 1 wagon

The updated City Bike Maps are here! Bike Alpharetta had 10,000 maps printed for our second edition, which include locations for Bike Share stations, planned route for Alpha Loop, and reminder of all-important 3-Foot Law.

 

Get your copy of the City Bike Map created by Bike Alpharetta at these locations below. If you would like maps for your business, or to provide at a fitness/health event, please contact us at bikealpharetta-at-gmail.com.

  • Endurance House Atlanta
  • Alpharetta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
  • Cannon Cyclery
  • Alpharetta Department of Public Safety
  • Rock Mill Park and Big Creek Greenway trailhead at N. Pt. Pkwy parking lot

iCan Bike

Our Community made 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!

timthumb.phpWe 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!

 

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Bike Month in Alpharetta was full of wonderful activities. Here is a recap:

SAT, May 6 – Healthy Kids Day Event
• Ed Isakson/Alphaetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road • Alpharetta, GA

SUN, May 7 – Bike Share 1-Yr Anniversary
• Rock Mill Park in Alpharetta

WED, May 10 – Bike to School – Alpharetta Elem.
• More than 150 students, parents and teachers rode bikes/scooters and walked from Independence H.S. to Alpharetta Elementary

FRI, May 12 – Bike to School – Manning Oaks Elem.
• More than 50 students, parents and teachers rode bikes/scooters and walked along Henderson Pkwy to Alpharetta Elementary

SAT, May 13 – Bicycle Rodeo at Avalon

WED, May 17 – Ride of Silence

Ride of Silence

• 48 cyclists participated in ride from Independence High School in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.

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

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