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We are celebrating National Bike Month a little differently this year, but still encourage everyone to roll on your favorite bicycle this spring for fitness, leisure, transportation! Here are three things we are doing:

1. Ride of Silence – Wed, May 20. The annual Ride of Silence is recognized around the world and honors fellow cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. The Ride usually involves groups of cyclists in cities across the world riding in silence in solidarity. (see rideofsilence.org for more info).  The ride event continues on this year in Alpharetta, but not as a group activity. To keep at a safe distance, cyclists should ride independently alone or with family members only. We have some cool signs for you to download and wear, a place to take a selfie for social media and general information. Visit our Facebook page for the event details.

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2. Big Creek Greenway Art – look for chalk art along the Greenway in Alpharetta this month. Inspirational messages about good health, bike safety and the great outdoors will be popping up. Take a photo of your favorite and post to social media. Have your children join the fun with some of their chalk art too.

3. Encourage Entry-Level Cyclists to Ride

Be safe and enjoy your bicycle rides on the Big Creek Greenway and other trails. Want to pedal on roads to access stores, restaurants and other parks? We have created a Beginner Road Riding Guide. It also contains great resources from our friends at GeorgiaBikes.org. Check it out here, and stay tuned for a free clinic to test your skills later this year.

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Our Community made a Difference 

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!

iCan Bike 2019 in Alpharetta will be July 22-26, 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. Save the date as a volunteer or sponsor! If you know someone who would like to sponsor iCan Bike, email Officer Elfreth at aelfreth@alpharetta.ga.us

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