Car Free Day in Decatur is Wednesday, September 24

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Join Decatur Active Living and the City of Decatur as we celebrate  Car Free Day on Wednesday, September 24 at the Blue Sky Concert on the Square.

 The City of Decatur celebrates on Wednesday to be part of the Blue Sky Concert. Walk, bike or ride transit to the concert and receive a special Car Free Day sticker and/or tattoo! 

Car Free Days aim to be fun, free events encouraging people to get out of their cars and run, walk, cycle or take public transit. The central vision of Car Free Day is urban mobility that is not dependent on the private automobile.

International Car Free Day is celebrated every September 22 (Decatur celebrates on Wednesday) first started in Europe in the 1990s and is a growing global movement celebrated in over two thousand towns and cities in over  thirty countries. CFD is not anti-car, but promotes awareness of alternative forms of transportation and the public health benefits of more active lifestyles within reach to us all.

For more information contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Participate in the Bike Challenge and Win Prizes!

LTR-Facebook-Memes_7The City of Decatur has formed a team for the Atlanta Bike Challenge which runs from September 28 to October 19 and we invite citizens and employees alike to join our team. So far the Decatur team is Tracie, Cheryl, Jeff, and Trish. Recruit your Decatur friends and neighbors, everybody bike!

The 3rd-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge will be going strong ALL OVER the metro area including Decatur. You just have to ride your bike 10 minutes a day, or 10 minutes ever to participate! Log when you bike to yoga, bike to work, bike around the park, bike to the pool…you get the idea, just bike!

Log your rides (a few or all of them) at ATLBikeChallenge.com or through the Love to Ride mobile app to qualify for great prizes.Be sure to sign up for the City of Decatur team its not just employees, its meant to be citizens too!

What’s the goal? It’s all about participation – which workplaces (or in our case communities) can get the most people to ride a bike? Metro Atlanta business will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike during the challenge. It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try.

Throughout the Atlanta Bike Challenge, participants will qualify for awesome prizes. However, to be eligible for the grand prize, you must log cycling trips to and from work. And by participating, you’ll get bragging rights when you reach goals and recruit coworkers to join in on the fun. Logging is easy, click # of miles, click date, done!

To find out more and to register, visit ATLBikeChallenge.com. And connect through the Facebook event.

It Is Bike to Work Week!

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Consider participating in Bike to Work Week and especially Bike to Work Day this Friday, May 16. The Decatur Active Living Division will be hosting a Bike to Work Day Energizer Station from 7 – 10 am in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Stop by and have some coffee, juice or a baked treat. Gather with your fellow bike commuters and meet some new bike friends.

Sign up at the GA Commute website and log your miles. Each day you take alternative transit, walk or bike to work you help the environment and also are registered for a chance to earn cash or win prizes.  Make one small change a week! You may become hooked.

Join our team I Bike Decatur for the National Bike Challenge. It’s easy- just log any and every time you ride. The challenge goes through October. Click here for more information. Register,  then search for I Bike Decatur and join!

We hope to have our new I Bike Decatur t-shirts available for $20. You know you want one!! We accept cash or check.

For more informtion on Bike Month in Decatur, click here.

Bike to Work Challenge 2013: Let’s Ride Decatur!

thCA3EG7EAThe Clean Air Campaign is challenging people in the metro area to bike to work in October. It’s for everyone – from avid bike riders to people who haven’t ridden a bike in years. It’s all about trying a greener and healthier way to get around. And there are lots of way to participate.

Ride into work, or just to the bus or train stop. Learn about Georgia Commute Options programs. Try out the new tools and technology. Make some new friends along the way.

  • Compete for individual and team prizes.
  • See how many  miles you’ve biked
  • Keep track of the leader board
  • Find cycling classes, safety tips and other resources.

For more information and to register, visit www.atlbiketowork.org.

Let’s put Decatur on the map with lots of  riders!

Challenge a friend. Challenge yourself, Have fun. Register today!

 

More Bike Month Activities in Decatur

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Thursday, May 16: Bike Decatur meets at 8 am at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. The meeting is open, so come on out and join in the discussion. The Bike Decatur night meeting is at 8 pm, McGowan’s Pub in Oakhurst. Check out the FB page at www.facebook.com/bikedecatur for updates on Bike Decatur.

Friday, May 17: Bike to Work Day. Stop by Decatur Recreation Center between 7 and 10 am for a refreshment break on your bicycle commute. We will greet you with coffee, juice and a pastry. And of course, a big smile!

Saturday, May 18: Beginner Group Riding skills, 10 am  – 1 pm. Decatur Recreation Center. If interested in attending register on WebTrac or  contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com before 5 pm on Friday.

Sunday, May 19: Bicycle South offers an easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park, beginning at the store at 9 am. Refreshments at Bicycle South after the ride.

Did you kow that you can use an easy AP to log your miles? Click here to access Endomondo – it will also track your walking, running and more. Check it out!

Join Bike Decatur Saturday for Lube, Air and a Ride

The Bike Decatur group will be at the Decatur Farmer’s Market this Saturday, May 12, offering free lubes and air from 9:30 until 10:30am. Then at 10:30, they will lead a 10 mile leisurely family-friendly ride around Decatur. Stop by, get your bicycle oiled and the tires filled and then have fun riding and meeting new friends.

Next Friday, May 18 is National Bike to Work Day, so get ready to ride!
Stop by Decatur Bikes  from 7-10am during your bike commute and have a complimentary cup of coffee and a pastry.

For more information on celebrating National Bike Month in Decatur, click here.