Open Streets Macon: Walnut/Clayton St.

Bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!

The 2nd route of 2022’s Open Streets Macon returns Sunday, November 6th from 2 pm to 5 pm with a new route! The streets of Macon will leap to life as Walnut/Clayton Street (Walnut St. to Clayton St. to Buford Pl. to Oak Haven Ave.) becomes a paved park. The street will be closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross). There is no registration, and Open Streets Macon is FREE and open to the public.

Organized by Bike Walk Macon, Open Streets Macon is a car-free celebration of public space; bringing people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds together to walk, skate, bike, play, and re-imagine how we use our public streets.

— WHAT IS OPEN STREETS? —
Open Streets programs, also known as Ciclovias, are a movement to activate people, strengthen businesses, and inspire public spaces by temporarily closing streets to cars. This is a free, regularly occurring program that offers Macon the opportunity to experience city streets in a whole new way, taking an active role in this global movement.

WHEN?
Sunday, November 6th from 2 pm to 5 pm

WHERE?
Walnut St. to Clayton St. to Buford Pl. to Oak Haven Ave.

— HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? —
1. Organize an activity on the day – we are seeking business and community partners to provide programmings such as yoga, dance, basketball, and kid- and senior-friendly activities along the route. Sign up at www.openstreetsmacon.com/activitypartners.

2. Join the volunteer team – In order to make this a safe and enjoyable event for all, we need dozens of dedicated volunteers to help bring the streets of Macon to life.
We will also install a permanent traffic calming street project to improve biking and walking during the Open Streets event. We are relying on residents like you to help us build it during Open Streets!
Sign up to volunteer at www.openstreetsmacon.com/getinvolved.

Read more about the initiative and how to get involved at www.openstreetsmacon.com.

Macon Bike Party – Rolling Town Hall + Transportation Forum

Bike Walk Macon is hosting a fun opportunity to interact with our government leaders. We hope you’ll bring your friends, family, and neighbors and join us for a casual bike ride followed by an outdoor discussion dedicated to walking, biking, and access to transit!

Where do our elected officials stand on transportation issues you care about? What will our elected officials do to make streets safe for people walking, biking, and riding the bus? What investments are most pressing to realizing Macon’s potential for sustainable transportation modes? Get answers to these and more questions.

Expect a casual bike ride, lively discussion, and informative evening.

SCHEDULE:
– 5:00 pm: Meet at Jefferson Long Park (Pursley St.).
– 5:30 pm: Casual, 3-mile beginner ride begins. We will bike as a group through the Pleasant Hill, InTown, and Downtown Macon neighborhoods.
– 6:15 pm: Ride will end back at Jefferson Long Park. Bike parking and water will be available.
– 6:30 pm: We will have a moderated discussion at Jefferson Long Park with all participating government leaders from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

MORE DETAILS:
– All ages and skill levels are welcome to this FREE event.
– If you can’t participate in the ride, join us for the discussion at 6:30 pm.
– Bring your own chairs and/or blankets for seating.
– Masks are encouraged to be worn before and after the bike ride and any time people are gathered.

A special thank you to AARP Georgia, our 2021-2022 Macon Bike Party Presenting Sponsor!

Visit www.bikewalkmacon.com/bikeparty for more info!

5th Annual Bike the City Pink

Join the 5th annual Bike the City Pink for an urban ride leading to the Pink Pancake Breakfast at Carolyn Crayton Park.

There will be a limited number of bikes to borrow. Helmets must be worn and we will have a waiver. Rides start at 8am but please arrive in front of Tubman Museum by 7:45 a.m. to leave promptly.

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True Beginner – Adult Bike Class

True Beginner is the first course in Bike Walk Macon’s three-class beginner’s bicycling course for adults. Students will learn bicycling basics including rules of the road, ABC Quick check, and how to properly fit your bike and helmet. As well as learning how to confidently balance, pedal, and steer a bike. Students will finish the class with the skills to advance to “Level 2: Back on the Bike” in April.

— The Details —
This class is FREE to attend for adults 18 and up, but please pre-register at truebeginner.eventbrite.com to help us prepare for the class.

Registration begins at 9:00am in the Luther Williams Field parking lot. Class will begin at 9:30am and last for about 2 hours. We’ll have FREE Bike Walk Macon lights, snacks, and water. Be sure to bring your helmet!

Bike Walk Macon has a limited supply of bicycles for use, though we recommend bringing your own bike since it is best to learn to ride on the bike you will be using most. Email kaylee@bikewalkmacon.com to borrow a bike.

Thank you!
This class is made possible by a Georgia Office of Highway Safety Grant.

Macon Bike Party – Greenwood Bottom-Industrial District

Join us Thursday, March 10th for Macon Bike Party’s Greenwood Bottom and Industrial Macon ride! We’ll ride through historic Greenwood Bottom and learn about Industrial Macon’s lost neighborhood – Tybee.

— THE DETAILS —
Macon Bike Party is a FREE, slow-paced community bicycle ride for people of all ages and skills levels. Come enjoy our great city and its neighborhoods from a unique perspective.
Registration begins at the Bike Walk Macon Office on 830 High Street. We will meet at 6:00 pm, share city-cycling safety tips, and begin the ride at 6:30 pm. The ride will end back at the Bike Walk Macon office by 8:00 pm.
ALL ages are welcome. Remember to bring a helmet. We’ll have FREE Bike Walk Macon lights, snacks, and drinks. A map of the complete route will be available on this page 24 hours before the ride.

A special thank you to AARP Georgia, our 2021-2022 Macon Bike Party Presenting Sponsor!

VISIT WWW.BIKEWALKMACON.COM/BIKEPARTY FOR MORE INFO.

Couple’s Night Ride


Grab your pedal partner and join Bike Walk Macon for a couple’s ride on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. Get in the valentine’s mood with a romantic night of cruising through Downtown Macon. Before taking off, we’ll go over safe night cycling techniques and tips. The ride will end in Yollah’s garden where you can grab a bite with your babe.

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Back on the Bike: Beginner’s Biking Class for Adults

It’s the new year! Get back on that bike! Bike Walk Macon is offering a beginner’s course for novice bicyclists who need a refresher or for those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling.

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