RVRC in Columbus GA’s newest Bike Friendly Business

Congratulations to the River Valley Regional Commission, Georgia’s newest Bicycle Friendly Business awardee! 

As with the Bicycle Friendly Community designation, the BFB recognition is awarded by the League of American Bicyclists. The Regional Commission is one of 12 multi-county planning agencies in the state. The RVRC serves 35 municipalities and county governments in the following 16 counties: Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, and Webster. RVRC has long been a champion of better bicycling, particularly in Americus/Sumter County and the city of Columbus. Congrats on your well-deserved recognition!

See TV coverage of the award from WTVM in Columbus, and read newspaper coverage here.

GA Senate passes Bike Month resolution

On February 3rd, the State Senate of Georgia passed a resolution, SR 895, recognizing the economic, health, and quality of life benefits of bicycling for the state. The resolution, drafted by Georgia Bikes, also recognizes May 2016 as National Bike Month and acknowledges the positive work of local advocacy organizations and riding clubs across Georgia.

The full text of the resolution is available here.

Many thanks to the bi-partisan sponsors of SR 895! Watch for a House version later this month. If you are a constituent of one of the Senate sponsors, please take a moment to thank them:(1) Orrock, Nan 36th(2) Dugan, Mike 30th(3) Jones, Emanuel 10th(4) Bethel, Charlie 54th(5) Lucas, David 26th(6) Shafer, David 48th