City of Decatur is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community

BFC_seal_templateThe City of Decatur has been renewed by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community.

Decatur joins a cutting-edge group of over 400 communities across the United States that are transforming the American landscape.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, Executive Director at the League of American Bicyclists. “We are encouraged by the growing number of leaders who see bicycling as a way to build more vibrant, healthy, sustainable and connected communities and be a part of the solution to many complex challenges faced at both the community and national levels. We look forward to continuing to work with these communities as we move closer to our mission of creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”

Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Community program at Learn more about biking in Decatur at 

Bike Month in Decatur


May 13: Bike Fest at the Decatur Farmers Market, 9 am  – 1 pm. Decatur Police will be doing bike registration and Decatur Active Living will be giving out bike information and bike pins!

May 15 – 19: Bike to Work Week. Try biking to work this week, or part of the way. Get some exercise and arrive refreshed!

May 19:  Bike to Work Day, 7 am – 10 am. Stop by the Energizer station in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  and have some coffee, juice, and/or a pastry. GA Commute Options will also be on hand with clean commute information. Get a bike pin and pick up some bike safety information and a map.

May 19: Third Friday FUN Bike Ride, 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for this 5-6 mile ride around the city. Helmets and lights are required. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshment.

May 21: Bicycle South Ride to Stone Mountain, 9 am. Easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park, beginning at the store, 2098 N Decatur Road. Helmets required.

May 27 – 28: Bike Valet at the Decatur Arts Festival.

May 27: Bike Registration at the Decatur Arts Festival, 10 am – 2 pm. Bring your bike and get it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some bike safety information.






May is National Bike Month

There are lots of opportunities to ride your bike in May to celebrate National Bike Month. From shop rides, to a  bike rodeo and the Third Friday Ride, there is something for almost everyone. More information on biking in Decatur is at decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Decatur Farmers Market Bike Fest Wednesday

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Decatur Active Living will be there, so stop by our table and find out about biking opportunities in Decatur. Decatur Police will be registering bikes, so ride on over!

For information about biking in Decatur, visit

Bike Rodeo on March 11!


Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 11 for our first 2017 Bike Rodeo! Learn safety skills, have your bike and helmet checked, and have some fun! This event is free to the community and everyone is welcome.

Bicycle South will join us and provide bike safety checks.

New! I Bike Decatur Shirts Now Available

We have a newly designed “I Bike Decatur” t-shirt! Shirts are dri-fit and come in both men and women cuts. They are available at Decatur Bikes and at the Decatur Visitor’s Center for only $20.

Show your love of biking in Decatur and get one today!

Thanks to Sarah for being our model!

More information on biking in Decatur at


Third Friday FUN Bike Ride April 15

ibikeJoin Decatur Active Living for this FUN five-six mile ride around Decatur neighborhoods. This is a slow paced,  no-drop ride;  no one will be left behind!

Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m. There is parking behind the Library and we also have a bike fix-it station out front in case you need some air or want to make a small adjustment.

What?     Third Friday Bike Ride

Where?  Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur

When?   Friday, April 15, 6:30 pm.
In the event it is raining, check back here for updates.

Why?  It’s fun!  We will visit a watering hole after the ride for refreshments.

It’s Free!

Questions? Contact or 404-377-0494.


Be Ready to Ride This Spring!

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Third Friday Fun bike Ride-Halloween Version!

DSCN9709Join Decatur Active Living on Friday, October 16 for the last Third Friday Bike Ride of the year!

We will ride approximately 5 miles at a  leisurely pace through Decatur neighborhoods enjoying the early Halloween decor. The ride is no-drop: no one will be left  behind! After the ride we will stop for refreshments at a Decatur watering hole.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 pm. Helmets and lights are required. Halloween decor or costumes are optional.

Let’s have some fun!! See you on Friday. For more information contact

Bike Around Decatur This Weekend

DSC00300There are opportunities to bike in and to Decatur this weekend.

On Saturday morning, Decatur Bikes will lead a no-drop ride to Stone Mountain at 8 am. Meet in the CVS parking lot across from the store and be ready to hit the pavement at 8 am. Wear your helmet!

Bike on over to the Decatur Book Festival and have your bike registered by the Decatur Police Department on Saturday, from 10 am until noon. The registration will be set up next to the Bike Valet on North McDonough.

Which leads to mentioning the Bike Valet that will be offered both Saturday and Sunday, so bike on over to the festival and park your bike safely for free.

For more rides going on around the City visit the Southern Bicycle League website by clicking here.

For more information on biking in Decatur, visit