Cycling Safely Around the City

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is offering free virtual bike classes. Register for the Virtual City Cycling Class on Wednesday, May 27, at 5:30 pm. This class will improve your experience and safety as you ride around the city.

Can’t make this class? Then check out some of the Smart Cycling videos from The League of American Cyclists.

Make sure your bicycle is in working order before taking it out for a spin by doing the ABC Bike 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

 

Where Will YOU Ride Today?

IMG_2249We are enjoying riding our bikes for National Bike Month and finding new routes in Decatur. It has been so much fun riding through neighborhoods and seeing people out on their bikes. PLEASE – remember to keep physically distant and wear face masks if that is not possible.

Be sure to visit our Virtual Bike Month activities at decaturga.com/biking. Complete the checklist and receive a cooling bandanna with the I Bike Decatur logo. (You can use it as a mask too!) Enjoy cycling on some of routes we have enjoyed.

Some Bike Month ideas from The League of American Bicyclists:

    • Take a picture of yourself and your bike.
    • Go for a ride solo and take a picture – share it on social media and tag it #BikesUnite  (and of course, #ibikedecatur!)
    • Challenge your friends to a photo contest – who can take the best photo of their bike leaning next to a tree?
    • Take a selfie in front of your favorite small businesses to show support.
    • Watch  and share the League’s videos about how to gain confidence in your riding skills.

May is (still) Bike Month!

MAY IS STILL BIKE MONTH

Join us in celebrating National Bike Month. We wish we could get together for some rides, or other activities. Since that is not possible this year, we are  inviting you to participate in Virtual Bike Month.

We have routes, fun activities, safety information, and more. There is also a Bike Month checklist that you complete, then send in for a prize.

We love seeing so many Decaturites on their bikes during this time. Please remember to follow the rules of the road, ride safely, and share the paths with walkers.

The League of American Bicyclists has postponed Bike to Work Week until September, so we hope to plan something fun at that time.

Keep on cycling and take some photos of yourself; post with #ibikedecatur.

 

Stop by the Recreation Center for Bike to Work Day on Friday

To celebrate Bike to Work Day, Decatur Active Living will be providing a Bike Commuter Energizer station in front of the Decatur Recreation Center on Friday, May 17 from 7 – 9 am. Stop by and have some coffee, juice, breakfast goodies, Clif Bars and other goodies.

We will also have bike safety information, stickers and bike pins. Look for the orange tent!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

May is National Bike Month!

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Join us for one or more of the fun biking activities we have planned for National Bike Month. We love to bike and want to have some fun with the community!

We will be at the Concert on the Square on May 11 and the Blue Sky Concert on May 15 giving out bicycle safety information as well as our new 3 foot law bumper stickers. Look for the orange Active Living tent and come by to say hello!

For more details on rides in May and biking in Decatur visit 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

May is National Bike Month

Plan to hop on your bike to join in some Bike Month Activities. For more information on biking in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

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Bike Month in Decatur

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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 http://www.decaturga.com/biking. decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Bike Safety Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Bike Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Decatur Active Living and Bicycle South. Winners’ posters will be displayed around town during May, which is National Bike Month. Be on the lookout and  follow the safety tips!

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

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