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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 30005
• Free and open to the public! Bike Alpharetta joined Alpharetta Dept of Public Safety for helmet fittings, helmet giveaways, water bottle giveaways and cycling safety information.

SUN, May 7 – Bike Share 1-Yr Anniversary
• Rock Mill Park in Alpharetta
• Celebrated one-year anniversary of ZAGSTER bike share program in Alpharetta with photo and ride on the Big Creek Greenway.
• We’ll take a group photo, then head out on a Zagster or your own bike for a ride.

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
• Volunteers participated from Bike Alpharetta and helped the Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children along route.

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
• Volunteers participated from Bike Alpharetta and helped Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children along Henderson Pkwy to the school.

SAT, May 13 – Bicycle Rodeo at Avalon
• North Parking Deck of Avalon (off Westside Pkwy)
• Alpharetta Police Dept. and Safe Kids North Fulton held a free event with helmet fittings, learn safe cycling skills, which was covered by local CBS TV station.

WED, May 17 – 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.
• This was one of more than 425 Ride of Silence events in U.S. on May 17.

Ride of Silence

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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

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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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