An Act of Kindness

It is always so nice to be involved in something that brings joy to others. Yesterday, four of the young ladies at the Global Village School received bikes from a group of generous gentlemen who refurbish old bikes for refugee youth. The young ladies received bikes, helmets, lights and bike education materials. The smiles on their faces were wide and the excitement they showed riding the bikes around the parking lot was contagious.  There are many good things going on in our communities and it is a pleasure to share these stories.

Thanks to Michael Flueckiger, Hunter Ramsuer and Rodger Burgess for their time and generosity!


Bike Rodeo, Free Event!

Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo

Be Safe on Your Bike!

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Mara Jones Receives Biking Award from GA SRTS Resource Center

Pictured above are GA SRTS’s Nichole Hollis and Renfroe student Mara Jones.

GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center recently presented the “Bike the Extra Mile Award” to Renfroe student Mara Jones at the recent SRTS Palooza held at Morehouse College.

Mara is 12 years old and in 7th grade at Renfroe.  She has been riding her bike to school since she was in kindergarten.  Her ride in k-3 was 1.5 miles, 4-5 2.5 miles and Renfroe 2.3 miles.  She is not stopped by rain or cold or hot weather.  Over the years she has encouraged other people to ride their bikes.  You may see her bike to school group biking down Sycamore in the mornings. Mara not only bikes to school but she also bikes to other activities.

Congratulations to Mara! We are so proud of her.

Move It Monday: Biking!


Whether indoors or outdoors, biking is a great exercise for beginners! Click here to learn about the top health benefits of biking, plus tips on getting started.

For information on cycling in Decatur, visit


Third Friday Bike Ride is This Friday!

BFC sign.jpgJoin Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday FUN Bike Ride this Friday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. We explore the city at a slow pace suitable for most riders and ride approximately 6 miles. This is a  no-drop ride: no one will be left behind. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, and  be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m. If you need air in your tires, come early and use our Bike Repair Station located in front of the building.

Helmets and lights are required- we want to be safe and seen!

For more information on biking in Decatur, visit

It’s Bike to Work Week!


May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

May 16 – 20 is National Bike to Work Week. Try it out for a day or for all week and see how much fun you can have on your way to work.

Bike Commuter Energizer Station: On Friday, May 20 stop by the Decatur Recreation Center from 7 – 10 a.m. for our annual Bike Commuter Energizer Station. Not only will you get some treats from our friends at Good Measure Meals, but  you can meet the folks from  GA Commute Options and find out how you can get money for commuting without your car.

Third Friday Bike Ride: Then join Decatur Active Living as we continue our Third Friday Bike Ride on Friday evening, May 20 at 6:30 pm. This month we will ride 5-6 miles viewing public art since May is also Arts Month in Decatur.

For more information about Bike Month in Decatur, visit




Need a ride? Take our Transportation Survey


Community members are invited to participate in a survey on current and future transportation options. An important component of a great community is the equitable ability to easily get from one place to another, within and outside its boundaries.

This survey will gather information from City of Decatur residents regarding the transportation options currently used, and help us plan for future equitable and inclusive options.

The Lifelong Community Advisory Board looks forward to receiving suggestions on options you would like to have in the future. Help make Decatur a place for a lifetime – for people of all ages and abilities.

To complete the survey online go to Or contact Lee Ann Harvey, 678-553-6548,, if you would like to have a hard copy sent to you.

Also found on the Decatur Minute Blog.

Decatur Celebrates National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and the City of Decatur has lots of rides and other things bike related. Plan to join us for a ride or two or three!  For detailed information, visit and check back here for updates.




What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Here are some fun ideas:

Run for Justice 5K is  last qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand  Slam Fitness Challenge andand will be held tomorrow morning at 9 am in Oakhurst. Walk up registration is allowed. Click here for information.

Friday Night, the Decatur Arts Alliance is holding an ArtWalk with 17 participating locations from 5-9 pm all around Decatur. Information is here.

Do you like Contra Dancing? The Chattahoochee Dancers are holding their annual event at the Decatur Recreation Center this weekend. Information is here.

Want to learn about group bike rides? Join Mike for the monthly Intro to Group Riding Skills Clinic. Meet at 1:30 pm at Glenwood Elementary School Parking lot and go on a 5 mile ride after some instruction. All levels are welcome. Helmets are required.

The Decatur Wine Festival is Saturday, but if you don’t have a ticket, you are out of luck. The event is sold out. But don’t worry, there will be entertainers around town participating in Sidewalk Saturdays.  Take a stroll and enjoy FREE entertainment.

Visit a park or greenspace.

Take a ride around the neighborhood.

Get out your chalk and decorate the sidewalk in front of your home.

Meet some neighbors by strolling the neighborhood.

Make bubble mix and go outside and blow bubbles with the children.