Decatur Rode to the Capitol

On Tuesday, March 24, hundreds of cyclists met at the East Lake MARTA Station to join in the annual “Georgia Rides to the Capitol” bike ride. The City of Decatur had seven employees who joined in the ride, and were escorted by Atlanta Motorcyle Police and our own Officer Lindsey on motorcycle as well as Firefighters who followed us in case there was an emergency. (Luckily there wasn’t!)

Commissioner Boykin organized the Decatur leg of the ride and invited local elected officials to join us. There were many mayors and councilmen who did!

What is Georgia Rides to the Capitol?  It is Georgia’s biggest one-day advocacy event! The ride is to raise support for improved conditions for bicycling in Georgia, including the development of regional systems of both on-road and off-road bicycling facilities and multi-use trails.

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Georgia Rides to the Capitol is March 24 – Join Us For the Decatur Ride!

Join us as we leave the East Lake MARTA Station to converge on the Capitol. The Decatur ride (and any other cities that converge here) leave at 10:45 am with a police escort. Great time, great ride and a great purpose. Click here to pre-register and receive a free reflective leg band.

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Congratulations to Commissioner Boykin

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Congratulations to Commissioner Fred Boykin for winning the first ever Fred Boykin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The award ceremony, “The Blinkies”, was held last Friday night at Trees Atlanta in Kirkwood.

Mr. Boykin said he was most proud of the Safe Routes to School Program in the City of Decatur, of which he was instrumental in getting  off the ground. He stated that hundreds of children in Decatur walk and/or bike to school every day. The Safe Routes to School program began its work in the City of Decatur in 2005 and today includes all elementary schools and Renfroe Middle School as well as St. Thomas More. Fred continues to serve on the SRTS committee.

Commissioner Boykin also helps to organize the annual Georgia Ride to the Capitol from Decatur’s East Lake MARTA where a large number of elected officials gather to ride to the Capitol.

Congratulations Commissioner Boykin!

Fred  Boykin accepts the "Blinkie" Award from Rebecca Serna of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Fred Boykin accepts the “Blinkie” Award from Rebecca Serna of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

More “Georgia Rides”….

Decatur “Rode to the Capitol” Despite the Cold

A large group from Decatur participated in Georgia Rides to the Capitol yesterday, despite the cold weather and the little snow flurries. Twelve elected officials and over a hundred riders met up with the Roswell group and rode to the Capitol steps in order to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails.DSC06476

Former Mayor Bill Floyd joined Commissioner Fred Boykin leading the Decatur group. At the Capitol there were speeches by Commissioner Boykin, Roswell Mayor Jere Woods, Lieutenent  Governor Casey Cagle and other supporters of safe bicycling in Georgia. Check out the Active Living Facebook Page for more photos.

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Georgia Rides to the Capitol Tuesday, March 26

Join us for Georgia Rides to the Capitol on Tuesday, March 26. We will be leaving the East Lake MARTA Station at approximately 10:3oam. Decatur City Commissioner Fred Boykin will lead the Decatur leg of the ride. For more information and to register (you get a free reflective leg band if you do) click here.

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Decatur Rode to the Capitol!

Over 1000 bicyclists joined Mayor Bill  Floyd, Commissioner Fred Boykin and others for Georgia Rides to the Capitol on March 27th. Riders left from the East Lake MARTA Station accompanied by Atlanta and Decatur officers and firefighters. It was a great day for a ride! Decatur riders joined with riders from Roswell and converged on the Capitol to hear elected officials and others talk about Bicycling issues.

The ride was sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association and Georgia Bikes to  raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails.

For more photos of Decatur’s Ride to the Capitol, check out our photo album on Facebook here.

GA Rides to the Capitol Tuesday, March 27th

Join us for GA Rides to the Capitol on Tuesday, March 27th. The ride from Decatur will depart from the East Lake MARTA Station at approximately 10:45 am.

During the seventh annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event, cyclists will embark on rides to the state Capitol in order to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails.

The Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), Georgia Bikes!, and other event sponsors will host over 1,000 cyclists from the metro Atlanta region. Rides will depart from Decatur and Roswell led respectively by Mayor Bill Floyd and Mayor Jere Wood as well as other mayors and public officials from the region.

We are riding to raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails, as well as cycling connections to major transit facilities, activity centers, and schools.

MAMA also intends to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling as an important form of transportation; a beneficial economic development and tourism tool; an excellent way to maintain health and fitness; and a great sport and family activity.

For more information and to register, click here.