Bike Family

Bike Family is a program of Propel ATL’s Shifting Gears initiative. We developed this program in 2018 to get more students, their caregivers, and school staff to experience the joy of bicycling, and to support schools to adopt practices and enact policies that result in more Atlantans choosing sustainable transportation.

Bike Family equips people of all ages to bike safely and easily to the places they need to go. Each participating family member receives a bicycle and bike safety supplies, and completes a series of bike safety classes. At the end of the program, participants will practice their skills at a celebration bike event in the community. 

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Who Can Participate?

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How Do We Enroll?

Spring 2022 Enrollment

Important Dates

Bike Family Dates

Bike Family Partners

Thank you, Partners!

Who can participate?

Bike Family works with communities near Atlanta's High-Injury Network. The High-Injury Network includes streets where most of Atlanta's serious traffic injuries and fatalities occur. In Spring 2022, we are partnering with Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA and The Villages at Carver Family YMCA for our third Bike Family cohort!

*Propel ATL is officially recognized as an Atlanta Public Schools partner.

Past Bike Family Cohorts

Fall 2020: Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy

Spring 2021: Finch Elementary School


How do we enroll?

Enrollment for the Spring 2022 cohort is open to school-aged kids and their families or mentors who are involved with YMCA Atlanta. Participants who enroll by March 18 and complete the two classes will receive a bicycle and bike safety supplies from a local bike shop. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Online enrollment is now closed for the Young YMCA Cohort and the Carver YMCA Cohort:

Class Structure

Class #1: 1.5 hours, Saturday April 2

Class #2: 1.5 hours, Saturday April 16

Bike Family community instructional ride* Saturday, April 30 on YMCA Healthy Kids Day

* We will insist on following regularly updated CDC guidelines and those recommended by A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop during all in-person rides and events.  

 

 

Partners

Free classes, bicycles, equipment are provided with support from the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, the Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation, the David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund, the Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

Thank you to our partners, YMCA Atlanta, A/C Clutch Bicycle Shop, and our instructors, Anthony Allen, Kysha Hehn, Shakeesha Jeffries, Bruce Morton, and James Tyler.

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