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Adopt-A-Mile

Huge thanks to the City of Alpharetta for signage designating our adopted stretch of road between Henderson Pkwy and Highway 9 on Cumming Street. A well used cycling route, we’ve been picking up debris and litter since August of 2019. Proudly displayed!

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Year 14 – Bikes For Kids

It’s Year 14 for Bikes For Kids Alpharetta – collecting, cleaning/repairing, donating “Santa Ready” bikes/trikes to the Holiday Program for North Fulton Community Charities!!!! Wow, Year 14! 

Sept. 18 to Nov. 30 donations of gently-used children’s bicycles are needed for this year! We appreciate donations… “some dust, no rust” is preferred. If you have an adult-sized bicycle, please consider giving that to our friends at Free Bikes 4 Kidz in Atlanta on Sat. October 3-4 (fb4katl.org/donate/donate-a-bike/).

Please give your tricycles and smaller-sized bicycles to Bikes For Kids Alpharetta, with multiple drop-off locations this fall. Check our Facebook page for details – https://www.facebook.com/bikesforkidsalpharetta

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Look for new kits !

The highly visible new Bike Alpharetta Kits have been created by Athlos Sport! The first batch of orders are now closed (as of Aug. 16), so look for these awesome new jerseys and shorts and we’ll open the store for reorders in the fall!

https://www.athlosports.com/collections/bike-alpharetta

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We celebrate another year of advocacy in Alpharetta, Georgia on July 25 as Bike Alpharetta turns 9!

Even with limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bike Alpharetta continues to advocate for safer bicycle infrastructure in our community and to support local cyclists of all ages and abilities. Our work is even more important now as there are more families cycling together and new cyclists taking up the sport!

Here’s a quick recap of some of our accomplishments this past year:

Bikes for Kids: Nearly 300 used bikes rescued for needy Fulton kids
Adopt-A-Mile: De-littering the next to roads for cyclists and pedestrians
Zen Rides: Casual Greenway rides for everyone
Beginner’s Ride: Helping newcomers learn how to ride safely
Infrastructure: Advising and advocating with the City of Alpharetta
– Endorsing Bike Trail study for North Point Mall connectivity
– Westside Parkway striping for bike lanes
– Bike lanes/shoulder advice for Rucker Road
– Start of Kimball Br construction (to include bike lane!)
– Bethany/Mayfield bike lane configuration
– Alpha Loop bike repair stations
– Greenway expansion (underway!)

Cycling advocacy is super hard work, and we really thank all of our past volunteers and board members for their insight and time. Thank you also to the City of Alpharetta for continuing to make Alpharetta an Awesome place to ride bikes!

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Don’t let the Coronavirus keep you from getting some exercise! Our first ever “Do It Yourzelf Zen Ride” will start June 5 – and continue on the first and third Fridays of every month. Start out on the Greenway (bike, run, walk, skate) from Marconi Drive trailhead, and then end with adult beverages at Jekyll Brewing Taproom (also near the Marconi Drive trailhead). Ride solo or with family after work — the Taproom is open from 4 pm to 10 pm on Fridays. Note that Taproom has outdoor seating, and interior seating is available again. Please patronize Jekyll Brewing as they are a highly valued sponsor of Bike Alpharetta!

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Here is an update on the extension of the Big Creek Greenway up to Forsyth County. It’s one of the most anticipated pedestrian and cycling projects in our area. The Alpharetta portion is due to be complete by end of 2021!

The City of Alpharetta is working to extend the Big Creek Greenway north from the Marconi Drive trailhead along Windward Parkway to connect to the Forsyth County line along McGinnis Ferry Road. This project includes construction of one pedestrian/cycling bridge, new concrete trail and a pedestrian/cyclist culvert under Windward Pkwy. When the full project is completed by Alpharetta and Forsyth County, it will result in a trail system that runs more than 14 miles through Roswell, Alpharetta, and Forsyth County. Ultimately the trail system will span from the Chattahoochee River in Roswell to Bethelview Road in Forsyth County.

PROJECT PLAN:

https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/…/gre…/project-timeline-updates

MAP:

https://www.alpharetta.ga.us/…/route-plan—big-creek-green…

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Stay Healthy

As we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please remember to continue business with your local bike shops! Most have curbside service, and online! They are essential businesses to keep us rolling along – commute, run errands, stretch our minds/legs, visit loved ones and elderly friends.

Start by checking out a local bike shop via Facebook:

Cannon Cyclery Twisted Spokes Bicycles Roswell Bicycles Fresh Bikes Atlanta Cycling Whitetail Bicycles & Coffee Shop Reality Bikes REI

Here is a good read about safe cycling in the age of coronavirus – https://www.bikelaw.com/2020/03/cycling-in-the-age-of-coronavirus/

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Success! – Bikes For Kids 2019

2019BikesForKids-Recap publicinfo

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Georgia Gives Day!

Dec. 4 – Georgia Gives Day – funds go to support Bikes for Kids! THANK YOU to so many people who did click and donate. Bike Alpharetta raised $1287!! Click the link in the column to the right to continue donates in 2020.

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