Make a Difference – July 18-22, 2016
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 16-20 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.
WEBINAR: On May 17, you can take part in a free webinar to learn how to make your workplace more bike friendly with speakers from The League of American Bicyclists and Bike Alpharetta. Registration is FREE.
- Discover what tax and cash incentives are available
- Learn how becoming bike friendly can positively impact your employees and your community
- Discuss the benefits of cycling for commuters and employers
- Find out how to be nationally recognized as a Bike Friendly Business
RIDE OF SILENCE
Come join Bike Alpharetta’s “Ride of Silence” Wednesday Night, May 18 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 2016! 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
Thank you to our volunteers, participating bike shops, donors and Alpharetta Department of Public Safety! We collected 265 bikes/trikes in 2015!
Bike Shops that participated as collection points, provided mechanics and donated parts:
Alpha Bikes * Cannon Cyclery * Cycleworks * Endurance House Alpharetta * Fresh Bike Service * Performance Bicycles Roswell * Reality Bikes * Roswell Bicycles
Bike Clubs who participated by providing volunteers:
Bike Roswell! * RAMBO * Olde Blind Dog Cycling * Webb Bridge Cycling * Alpharetta Explorers * Mt Pisgah UMC * NGCA * Johns Creek Baptist Church * Bike Alpharetta
Since 2007, hundreds of bicycles, tricycles and scooters are donated by friends and neighbors across Alpharetta and surrounding communities to be refurbished for the North Fulton Community Charities’ Santa Shop, providing beneficial holiday gifts for underprivileged families. Click Here for BFK Flyer.
Facebook – BikesforKidsAlpharetta
Email – bikealpharetta -at- gmail.com
Donate – click here
** checks payable to Bike Alpharetta, Inc., 3000 Old Alabama Rd #119-433, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022
Thank you for all donations to Bike Alpharetta Inc. on #GaGivesDay. We raised close to $350! All donations are tax deductible and go to the purchase of new youth helmets and safety supplies for our annual Bikes For Kids campaign! There is still time to help us for Bikes For Kids Alpharetta. Drop off previously-loved bikes/trikes Nov. 16-22 at any Alpharetta Fire Station, or make a donation for new youth bicycle helmets. Donate Now