In this issue...Dead Red law...New Bike Friendly Businesses...Upcoming events...and more!

Celebrate National Bike Month!

No matter how or why you ride, the month of May is dedicated to celebrating the joy and many benefits of bicycling. Check out the League of American Bicyclists website for downloadable posters, web graphics, and event ideas to help your community make the most of Bike Month.

One easy - and very fun - way to celebrate Bike Month is by joining the National Bike Challenge. Running May 1-September 30, the Challenge is a free ride tracking initiative to encourage more Americans to ride more often. Earn points for mileage and frequency, and you might win some exciting prizes! Learn more, and accept the Challenge!

See below for updates and what's in store for bike advocacy in Georgia. Ride on!
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"Dead Red" law passes

In its just concluded session, the Georgia General Assemby passed Senate Bill 76, the "Motorcycle Mobility Safety Act," which details "the safe operation of a motorcycle or bicycle through an inoperative traffic-control signal." In essence, this law states that you may cautiously ride through a red light if you have waited a "reasonable" amount of time and have determined that the light will not change due to the small size of your vehicle (motorcycle or bicycle). The bill is currently awaiting a signature from Governor Deal.
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Share the Road tags

Event when you have to use four wheels, you can show your support for bicycling with a Share the Road car tag. Simply request the tag when you purchase a new motor vehicle or renew your existing tag. Proceeds directly support our work to promote and improve bicycling throughout the state. Thanks for your support!

Join the National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists and encouraging countless new riders.The Challenge is a simple way for people to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It's a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015.

Get a sweet cycling cap!

As a thank you to the first 50 people to join or renew their membership by May 31st, we will ship you a limited edition, 10th anniversary Ride to the Capitol cycling cap, stylish on or off the bike! These Primal Wear moisture-wicking caps feature our logo, the 10th anniversary Ride to the Capitol logo, and branding for our partners at Bike MS. Join or renew now to secure your cap!


GA Businesses Receive "Bike Friendly" Designation

Cogentes, a Milledgeville-based IT firm, was just named Georgia's first Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business. Way to go, Cogentes!
Congratulations as well to the Columbus Georgia Civic Center and Atlanta Trek in Peachtree City, both of whom were awarded Silver-level BFB status. Great job!
These designations are a welcome sign that Georgia's business community understands the importance of making bicycling easy, safe, and accessible for all Georgians. To learn how your business can apply, visit

Upcoming Events

Looking for a century, bike parade, or other bike-tastic events in GA? Look no further than our Events Calender, which highlights rides and events that directly support statewide bike advocacy.
On deck...
May 2nd - Matt's Moon River Cruise (Savannah) and the Sawnee-Burnt Mountain Century (Cumming)
May 16th - Roopville Ramble (Roopville) and GA Mountain Metric Century (Blairsville)
June 13-20 - Atlanta Cycling Festival


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