We're partnering with Bicycle Columbus and the City of Columbus to host the 2014 Georgia Bike Summit, presented by the Tony Serrano Century Ride, October 24-26 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. With a theme of “Complete Streets, Competitive Communities,” our fifth annual Summit will explore the connection between walkable, bikable streets and vibrant local economies.
For more information and to register, visit GeorgiaBikeSummit.org.

See you in Columbus!

We are a member-supported nonprofit organization promoting bicycling and improving bicycling conditions throughout Georgia.
Find out more at GeorgiaBikes.org

Building coastal GA bike advocacy

Representatives from Georgia Bikes recently met with Glynn County and St Simons Island officials to plan for bike improvements in the area that will appeal to families, tourists, and all bicycling skill levels. Organizing efforts are also underway to develop a coastal bicycling advocacy organization, which will educate the public on safe cycling and driving and work with transportation staff to ensure that road and bridge projects include safe accommodation for people on bikes. Stay tuned for good news from the Golden Isles!

New tag design

You may have noticed the new "Share the Road" tag design out on the road. It's a new look, but it's still the source of critical funding for bicycle safety education, outreach, and advocacy throughout the state of GA. If you have a tag, let us know and we'll make you an honorary member! If not, please consider getting one when it's time to renew your tag.

1 month left!

The National Bike Challenge wraps up September 30th. There's still plenty of time to participate and earn points toward prizes. Since May 1st, 1,057 Georgians have logged nearly 390k miles in the Challenge, 20% of which were rides for transportation. Teams from Milledgeville, Camden County and Albany lead the state in point totals, and over a dozen Georgians have won great prizes through the Challenge. Find out more and sign up today!
 

 

Sharing "Complete Streets" resources with GA cities

Thanks to funding from Federal Highway Administration, and with assistance from transportation professionals at GDOT and Alta Planning + Design, we coordinated a series of traveling Complete Streets workshops to share best practices for creating safe streets that serve all users. We had very successful workshops in Albany, Milledgeville, and Valdosta and look forward to our final event in Macon on 9/18. Photos of the workshops here.

Experience Columbus' beautiful bike trails


Throughout the weekend of the Georgia Bike Summit this October, we invite you to enjoy the dozens of miles of paved urban trails in Columbus, namely the Riverwalk and Fall Line Trace. Thanks to our friends at Ride on BIkes, bicycles will be available free of charge to Summit attendees!

 

Tell GDOT what you really think

There are multiple opportunities happening for you to tell GDOT your thoughts on transportation funding priorities and to provide feedback on specific projects:
  1. GDOT survey on transportation funding
  2. Open house events for SW Georgians to comment on GDOT projects
  3. Open house events for NE Georgians to comment on GDOT projects

Come see us in Savannah

We've relocated and are sharing a great new office space with Savannah Bicycle Campaign  and Healthy Savannah. We're located at the corner of E Henry St & Lincoln St, just a few blocks southeast of Forsyth Park.

Stop by and visit if you're ever in Savannah, or check out our virtual tour on Facebook.

 
 
 

 

Law enforcement training continues

One of our ongoing programs is training GA's law enforcement community on the rights of people riding bikes. The class is POST-certified, meaning officers receive continuing education credits, and we offer it free of charge. The photo above shows our Executive Director at the recent training in Ellijay, and we've got another class coming up in Hinesville in September.
Learn more about the training here, and contact us to schedule one with your local law enforcement agency.

 

Are you a member?

In addition to "Share the Road" tag funding, we rely on public support from Georgia's bicycling community. If you appreciate our efforts to protect your right to the road and improve bicycling conditions throughout the state, please become a member today.
Thanks for your support!

 

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