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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It’s Bike to Work Week!

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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 http://www.decaturga.com/biking.

 

 

 

It’s National Bike to School Day!

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Be on the lookout for lots of  little walkers and cyclists today!

Bike to School Day is Wednesday

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From the National Center for Safe Routes to School:

CHAPEL HILL (May 3, 2016) – If you see more young bicyclists on this road this week, it’s for a good reason. This Wednesday communities across the country will kick things into high gear for the fifth annual National Bike to School Day celebration. Students, teachers and families nationwide will bike and walk to school on May 4 to promote safer routes to school, healthier habits, and plain old fun. As of today, over 2,100 schools in 47 states have registered Bike to School Day events on walkbiketoschool.org. And the total number of events is expected to grow as celebrations continue throughout May, National Bike Month.

“Improving bicycle and pedestrian safety is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation,” said U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez. “That’s why we’re proud to support National Bike to School Day and we’re encouraging safe bicycling skills  – no matter the age of the rider.”

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Established in 2012, National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to celebrate bicycling to school each May. It is an energetic, kid-centric part of National Bike Month and builds on the popularity of International Walk to School Day, held each October. In 2015, over 2,600 schools and community organizations registered Bike to School Day events nationwide, an 18 percent increase from the previous year. For more information, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.

 

Celebrate Bike Month in Decatur

May is National Bike Month! Decatur Celebrates with a Variety of Bicycling Opportunities!

decatur-bike-month-poster-2016-compEvery Saturday: Sam’s Freight Room Ride, 2pm, Meet at 415 E Howard Avenue for an easy 11 mile ride through Avondale Estates, Oakhurst and Decatur. No drop ride.

May 4: Bike to School Day

May 10, 17, 24, 31:  Silver Spokes Program – Ride with Trikes.  See a preview May 18 at the Senior Picnic at Glenlake Park.

May 11:  Bike Registration at Decatur Farmer’s Market

May 14:  Active Adults Bike-to-Basics class

May 15:  Ride to Stone Mountain Park, 9 a.m.  Easy no-drop ride. Meet at Bicycle South, 2098 N Decatur Road. Refreshments at Bicycle South after the ride.

May 16-20: Bike to Work Week

May 20: Bike to Work Day Commuter Breakfast: Riders are invited to stop by Decatur Recreation Center between 7 and 10 a.m. for coffee and pastries on their way to work.

May 20:  Third Friday Decatur Fun Ride, 6:30 p.m. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center.  Followed by a visit to a local pub or restaurant for refreshments.

May 28 -29:  Bike Valet parking is offered at the Decatur Arts Festival. Sponsored by Bicycle South, the Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur.

May 28: Bike Registration at the Decatur Arts Festival at the Bike Valet, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your bike to have it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some Bike Safety information.

Helmets are required for all City sponsored rides.

For more information visit www.decaturga.com/biking and our blog, www.beactivedecatur.com

and www.decaturbikes.com/articles/rides-and-events-pg37.htm  for more rides in Decatur.

“Rules of the Road” for Smart Cycling

Ashley_Poster-570Here are five Rules of the Road from the League of American Bicyclists to prepare you for a safe and fun bike commute no matter where you are riding. // // // //

Sharing the Trail…Be Courteous

 

Spring is here and everyone wants to be outside enjoying the trails and paths.

Decatur Third Friday Fun Ride Cancelled for Tonight

cycling-in-the-rainDue to the inclement weather, we are cancelling this month’s Third Friday Fun Ride. Join us in May for a plethora of activities for National Bike Month!

Visit us at http://www.decaturga.com/biking for more information.