News, updates, commentary and more from BikeAthens. BikeAthens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Athens, GA. BikeAthens promotes transportation and land-use policies that improve alternative modes of transportation, including pedestrian, cycling, and public transit options. The mission of our organization is to make alternative transportation a practical, convenient, and safe option for all citizens of Athens-Clarke County.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Also, tonight & Wednesday we are preparing for Thursday night's Downtown Parade of Lights. If you can't make it for the prep sessions, be sure to come down to Dougherty St, across from Denney Towers, on Thursday between 6 and 6:30- all walkers and cyclists are welcome to join our float!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Dress as an elf or get otherwise festive...walk or ride your bike, and if you have a unique or interesting bicycle, please ride it!
After the parade, we'll convene at Little Kings for refreshments.
We had a blast last year, and we even won the "best Novelty Float" award. We will be on the LEFT side of Dougherty across from Denny Towers. Please join us by 6:30 pm.
Hope to see you- the more the merrier!
Here are pictires from last year's parade:
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tune in online!
For those who couldn't tune in, Mike discussed our Holiday Bikes for Kids.
Press release below:
Got an old child-sized bicycle taking up space in the garage? Unclutter your life and support a great cause: BikeAthens' popular Bike Recycling Program is gearing up for the seventh annual Holiday Bikes for Kids project!
Bicycle donations are requested, and volunteers are needed to clean and repair children's bikes for giveaway during the holidays.
The Holiday Bikes for Kids project seeks to provide a happy holiday season to underprivileged youth by providing them with a quality, fully refurbished bicycle. Through the program, volunteers clean, polish and tune up donated youth bicycles. The refurbished bikes are then donated to local agencies and schools for distribution. Last year, over fifty bicycles were presented to children in the Athens community!
To ensure that as many bicycles as possible reach local children in need, BikeAthens encourages the community to donate used children's bicycles, volunteer time, supplies, and money. More donated bicycles and volunteer hours mean more holiday wishes fulfilled! Supporters may also send in shop supplies, such as rags, all-purpose degreasers, very fine steel wool, paper towels, and bicycle lubricant. Cash donations allow for the purchase of needed parts and will offset the cost of the new helmets that are distributed with every bike.
Volunteers will repair bicycles during regular shop hours (Sundays 2-4 PM and Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 PM) until the week of Christmas. Individuals seeking to donate bicycles, supplies, or other gifts can stop by at these times or contact bicyclerecycling@bikeathens.
BikeAthens’ Bike Recycling Program repair shop is located in studio 6 of the Chase Street Warehouse (149 Oneta Street). Additional information and directions available at bikeathens.com/activities/
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, BikeAthens will formally kick-off the Holiday Bikes for Kids project at the Bike Recycling Program workshop.Contact: Jason Perry & Mike Ely, bicyclerecycling@bikeathens.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Instead of gray concrete and cracked asphalt, pedestrians and bicyclists will travel a covered walk by the stadium with plants and other landscaping features."It connects more of our open space and pedestrian pathways; it will facilitate east-west pedestrian and bicycle flow. It's going to create a much nicer kind of pedestrian walkway," [says UGA Campus Architect Danny Sniff].
Before and after images featured in the full article.
Kudos to UGA for once again taking the lead on increasing bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in Athens!
Monday, November 9, 2009
BRP is gearing up for its annual Holiday Bikes for Kids campaign. Want to get involved? Come by the shop during open hours to volunteer:
Sunday, 2:00-4:30 pm
Monday & Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Is it cool or an abomination?
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Take a look at this first stab and let us know what you think. Suggestions most welcome!
View Bicycle Tour of Athens, GA in a larger map
Also, here's a map of a possible ride route.
P.S. this online map would work very well with our soon-to-print 2010 Bike Map. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
ABH provides this artist's rendering of the deck design: