Archive for the ‘National Bike Month’ Category

Join us at one of our many events planned to celebrate a month of the bicycle!

May 1 – 6-7:30p.m. Beginner Ride – from parking lot of Alpharetta Public Library, City Center. 10-mile ride is free.

May 2 – 5-9p.m. Bike Valet at Taste of Alpharetta provided by Bike Alpharetta. FREE

May 3 – 5:15-7p.m. Join us on a road bike, beach bike, tandem, or mountain bike to enjoy the Greenway for an hour, then meet back at Jekyll Brewing for refreshments. FREE event with signed waiver.

May 10 – 10a.m. to 3:30p.m. – Bike AT Work Day from Rock Mill Park. Volunteers from Dept. of Public Safety and Bike Alpharetta will lead rides on the Big Creek Greenway every hour. Check out the BikeShare vehicles, or an adult tricycle!

May 13 – 7-8a.m. Bike to School Day with Alpharetta Elementary School. New start location will be in Roswell Street Municipal Parking Lot, 45 Roswell St, behind Made.

May 15 – 7-8p.m. Ride of Silence. An annual international bicycle ride to honor cyclists injured or killed while riding bicycles on public roads. Start/Finish is NEW this year – in front of the Youth Building at the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, 69 North Main Street (parking will be behind the building please). Please arrive by 6:50 p.m.; ride begins at 7:05 p.m. Bring your own bicycle and helmet; waiver must be signed before ride begins. Recommended for ages 12 and up. FREE

May 17 – 5:15-7p.m. Join us on a road bike, beach bike, tandem, or mountain bike to enjoy the Greenway for an hour, then meet back at Jekyll Brewing for refreshments. FREE event with signed waiver. (held 1st and 3rd Fridays each month)

graphic by Rachel Krause of Banjo Creative

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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.

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