We know everyday biking is on the rise in Atlanta.
Many people are hitting the streets of Atlanta on two wheels, commuting, running errands and socializing to prove it. Bike share is just around the bend and new bike lanes are being built.
Because of you, we’re on the path to fulfilling Mayor Kasim Reed’s vision of Atlanta as one of America’s top ten cities for cycling. One way we’ll continue to close in on this goal is to demonstrate how we’re already using existing infrastructure, like protected bike lanes, to make our routine biking trips with greater ease. Now that People for Bikes has declared 2015 the year of everyday biking with their search for the nation’s casual biking capital, we have an opportunity to do just that!
Each month on the last Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, ABC will be counting the number of people on bikes on the 10th Street protected bike lane. It’s a friendly competition against other U.S. cities to see which one emerges as America's best for everyday cycling.
Each month has a designated theme
April 30: Cargo bikes & trailers
May 28: Racks & baskets (bonus for carrying flowers)
June 25: Skirts & dresses
July 30: Lycra & other spandex kits
August 27: Kids on bikes (including passengers)
September 24: Business attire (jackets, blouses, ties, office-friendly skirts & dresses)
October 29: Costumes
November 19: Beards *Note: The bike count will be on the second Thursday of the the month
How to participate
To participate, meet us at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark BeltLine access by 4:30pm for a short group ride to the Charles Allen Drive entrance of Piedmont Park via the BeltLine and the 10th Street protected bike lane, or just ride the protected bike lane between 4:30 and 5:30pm to be counted in the tally.
We’ll have giveaways from ABC and our partners at the park entrance for participants while supplies last—so hang out, swap #EverydayBiking stories and cheer on your friends as they ride the protected bike lane.
Share Your Love for #EverydayBiking in Atlanta
We’ll be posting, tweeting and gramming #EverydayBiking pics, monthly results and more to let everyone know that Atlanta’s a great place for everyday cycling.
Here’s how you can help us spread the word:
- RSVP on Facebook for the monthly Tally, Ride & Rally events, and invite your friends.
- Share and tag your photos of the event with #EverydayBiking. We’ll be sure to like and retweet!
- Keep the momentum up between counts by posting, tweeting and gramming your #EverydayBiking moments—especially any photos of Atlanta’s protected bike lanes.
Together, we’ll help our city win national recognition as one of the best for #EverydayBiking!
Photo by Sharif Hassan.
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