Third Friday Bike Ride: Light up the Night!

b180d397e6Join Decatur Active Living for the October Third Friday Bike Ride on Friday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. This month’s theme is “Light up the Night!” and participants will receive free glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces. Be sure to have lights on your bike and wear something bright and/or reflective.

This month you will want to arrive early to visit with the GA Commute Options folks  who will be joining us from 5:30 – 6:30 pm with info and to get your glow goodies.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Wheels down at 6:30 pm. We will ride 6 miles and then retire to a local watering hole for refreshments. This is a  social paced no-drop ride. Not recommended for children.

Hop on your bike and join us! All are welcome.

 

Check Your Bike Before Each Ride

An easy way to make sure your bike is in good working order is to do an ABC Quick Check.

Air: Be sure you have enough air in your tires
Brakes: Look to see that your brake pads are not worn
Chain and Cranks: Pull on your cranks to see that they are not loose and look to see that the chain is not rusted and it is free of gunk
Quick Release: Make sure all quick releases are closed
Check: Take a slow brief ride to check that your bike is working properly

Family Bike Ride, Sunday September 9

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Join Decatur Active Living for this fun Family Bike Ride beginning at Harmony Park. We will bicycle 1-2 miles around Oakhurst. Decatur Police will be registering bikes from 1 – 2 pm. The ride begins at 2 pm. Riders will receive a special I Bike Decatur spoke card. Safety information will also be available.

Helmets are required for all city sponsored rides. All children MUST be accompanied by adults. The event is free, however we ask that you register on our Facebook page so we have an idea of how many will be joining us.

For more information contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6541.

 

Sharing the PATH or a Trail

 

Since the path can be congested it’s important to follow the same rules as everyone else in order to have a safe and enjoyable time.

•    Be courteous
•    Know the rules of the trail you are using
•    Give a clear signal when passing
•    Be cautious and yield to crossing traffic
•    Always be predictable by riding in a straight line
•    If you are riding while it is dark, be sure to use lights
•    Only use half the width of the trail
•    Keep it clean

“I Bike Decatur” Group for 4th of July Parade

4th of july imageAdult cyclists should have as much fun as the children in the 4th of July Parade……so let’s get together and have an adult bike group!

Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center at 5 pm- we will have some decor for your bikes; feel free to bring your own as well. Then we will ride over to the start of the parade that begins at 6 pm.

PLEASE wear a helmet- we want to be good role models for the younger folks. Questions, contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

 

 

 

Bike to Work Day Energizer Station Friday!

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Stop by Decatur Active Living on Bike to Work Day, Friday May 18 for our Energizer Station. We will be in front of the Decatur Recreation Center from 7 until 10 am with treats, giveaways, bike safety information and more. We will be there even if it rains – if you can bike there we will be there!

For more more information on biking in Decatur visit http://www.decaturga.com/biking.

 

It’s Bike to Work Week!

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May 14 – 18 is Bike to Work Week!  
Try biking to work this week. If it is too far, drive to a good location, then bike from there.

May 18:
Energizer Station

Join Decatur Active Living on Friday morning for our Bike to Work Day Energizer Station from 7 – 10 am in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. We will have coffee, juice, fruit and pastries as well as Clif bars, bike safety information and giveaways.

Third Friday Bike Ride – join us on Friday evening, May 18, for this monthly 6 mile bike ride around Decatur. This is a no-drop ride and we ride at a social pace. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to put wheels down at 6:30 pm. If it is raining, check our blog or Facebook page for updates. Helmets are required for all city sponsored rides.

May 20:
Bicycle South Ride to Stone Mountain

Join Bicycle South for a ride to Stone Mountain. The ride begins at Bicycle South at 9 am. This is a no-drop ride. Helmets are required.

For more information on biking in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com

Thank You Bruce for the New Bike Station!

Thanks to Bruce Hagen of Bike Law in downtown Decatur for donating a  new bike repair station to the City of Decatur! The station is located in front of Decatur High School gym alongside the new cycle track. This is the city’s 3rd bike station; one is located in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and the other in Harmony Park.

Bruce is an avid cyclist and partner in the law firm Hagen, Rosskopf and Earl, located on North McDonough. Thank you Bruce!!

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 bikeleague.org/community. Learn more about biking in Decatur at decaturga.com/biking. 

ARRRRGust Third Friday Bike Ride is Friday!

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Join Decatur Active Living for the monthly Third Friday Bike Ride on August 18 at 6 pm. In August we will “ride like a pirate!” Costumes and/or props are encouraged. The first 20 riders to show up will receive a special pirate bandanna!

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to roll at 6 pm for this 5-6 mile ride around Decatur neighborhoods. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshment and fun.

This is a slow-paced social, no-drop ride. Riders should be familiar with how to use their gears and be able to ride up small hills. It’s Georgia and hard to avoid them!

Helmets are required to City sponsored rides. Lights are strongly encouraged.

For more information contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or click here.