You are invited to be part of National Bike Month here in Alpharetta – Advocate. Celebrate. Participate.

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SAT, May 6 – Healthy Kids Day Event
• 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Ed Isakson/Alphaetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road • Alpharetta, GA 30005
• Free and open to the public! Bike Alpharetta joins Alpharetta Dept of Public Safety for helmet fittings, helmet giveaways, water bottle giveaways and cycling safety information.
• Check out the flyer – click here

SUN, May 7 – Bike Share 1-Yr Anniversary
• 8 a.m.
• Rock Mill Park in Alpharetta
• Celebrate one-year anniversary of ZAGSTER bike share program in Alpharetta!
• We’ll take a group photo, then head out on a Zagster or your own bike for a ride.
• Share your ride photos with hashtag, #ZagsterBikeMonth to be featured on Instagram all month!
• Check out Zagster on Facebook about prizes being given away in May.

WED, May 10 – Bike to School – Alpharetta Elem.
• 7-8:30 a.m.
• from Independence H.S. to Alpharetta Elementary
• volunteers from Bike Alpharetta will help Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children along route. Children and parents invited to bike or walk.

FRI, May 12 – Bike to School – Manning Oaks Elem.
• 7-8:30 a.m.
• along Henderson Pkwy to Alpharetta Elementary on Cumming Street
• volunteers from Bike Alpharetta will help Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children from start at shopping center on the corner of Henderson Pkwy /Hwy 9. Children and parents invited to bike or walk.

SAT, May 13 – Bicycle Rodeo at Avalon
• 9-11:30 a.m.
• North Parking Deck of Avalon (off Westside Pkwy)
• Alpharetta Police Dept. and Safe Kids North Fulton invite adults and children to a free event – helmet fittings, learn safe cycling skills!

WED, May 17 – Ride of Silence

Ride of Silence 2016

• 7-8 p.m.
• Independence H.S. parking lot; route will follow Six-Mile BLUE City Bike Route “Crabapple Loop”
• Ride your bike in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
• This is one of more than 425 Ride of Silence events in U.S. on May 17.
• Join Bike Alpharetta following ride at Marlow’s Tavern in Avalon for rehydration and conversation.

 

FRI, May 19 – Bike to Work Day
• If you can’t ride TO work, we invite you to bring your bike to work and ride at lunch!
• Try Zagster Bike Share and ride the Big Creek Greenway!
• Look for Bike to Work events all around metro Atlanta.

Happy New Year

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iCan Bike

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!

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 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

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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Look for the new signage in Alpharetta – the new City Bike Route arrow on designated streets and trail maps for Mt Adams just off the Big Creek Greenway.

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