Virtual Class: “Stranger Things” than Biking

Spring is right around the corner and kids are getting more restless than ever.  Many of them are venturing further down the street or out and about the neighborhood – on bikes!

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 45-minute virtual classes will run on select Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-4:15 p.m. during the months of March and April.  These engaging and visually entertaining classes are designed for adults to pick up skills and resources to transfer to children.

You will learn:

  • Basic rules of the road/sidewalk
  • How to do a quick ABC (air, brakes, chain) safety check on a bike
  • Ways to assess a street for ride-ability
  • What to wear when biking and how to fit a helmet
  • How following the CDC guidelines help keep children safe while biking

More information and registration.

Virtual Class: “Stranger Things” than Biking

Spring is right around the corner and kids are getting more restless than ever.  Many of them are venturing further down the street or out and about the neighborhood – on bikes!

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s 45-minute virtual classes will run on select Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-4:15 p.m. during the months of March and April.  These engaging and visually entertaining classes are designed for adults to pick up skills and resources to transfer to children.

You will learn:

  • Basic rules of the road/sidewalk
  • How to do a quick ABC (air, brakes, chain) safety check on a bike
  • Ways to assess a street for ride-ability
  • What to wear when biking and how to fit a helmet
  • How following the CDC guidelines help keep children safe while biking

More information and registration.

Enmarket Encourage Health Live Series Explores Healthy Walking Routes in Savannah

The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next live broadcast on Jan. 7 exploring “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations.” Also sponsored by Center Parc Credit Union, the program will live-stream at 1 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page  and will be streamed on Enmarket’s Facebook page. The program will be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on Savannah Now Podcasts.
On this second installment of the 2020-21 series, Armand Turner will outline strategies for creating walking- and bike-friendly routes to everyday destinations in the Savannah area, including Tide to Town’s Truman Linear Park Trail Phase 2A. Turner is Healthy Savannah / YMCA of Coastal Georgia Physical Activity Program Manager. More information.

On Your Left!: The transformative power of eCargo bikes in your community’s vehicle fleet

Join the League of American Bicyclists and Saris Infrastructure to learn how commercial and public sector eCargo bikes will make your community more bike friendly and discover innovative ways to advocate for eCargo bikes in your community’s fleet. Representatives from the City of Madison and Saris Infrastructure will discuss findings, lessons learned and best practices developed from America’s first public sector eCargo bike pilot. Registration and more information.

VeloCity Atlanta Ride for Grady 

In the face of a global pandemic, Grady stands strong. But the fight is not over and we need you more than ever. While we cannot physically be together, we do hope you will join us to ride, on Nov. 7, 2020 in support of Grady Hospital.

Why Grady?

At Grady, lifesaving never stops. Every hour of the day, patients receive the best medical care from 3,000 physicians who represent 80 medical specialties and are recognized as some of the nation’s top physicians. Since Grady opened 128 years ago, it has provided the same quality of care for rich and poor, black and white. Grady creates an open, safe space for all who enter to receive the care they need. Grady is known as one of the nation’s best trauma centers. Today, it is managing the dynamic impact of COVID-19 while still healing disease, caring for burns and correcting injuries – all while delivering compassionate care safely and keeping Atlanta healthy.

We hope you will join us.

Every mile and every dollar matters!

Registration

Biketober Film Fest

Join REI and Cannondale as they celebrate Biketober with a collection of exciting and inspiring cycling short films. Watch the films live, under the stars at Steady Hand Brewery or online from the comfort of your home! The first 100 registered guests viewing the films at Steady Hand, will receive their first beer courtesy of the brewery. Joining the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition at the live event will include cool giveaways from REI and Cannondale. Be sure to choose the virtual or live option when you register. More information.

Doing More with Bike Data

Bike data is an essential tool to develop, maintain and communicate the success of cycling projects. From automated counters to GPS traces, bikeshare data to crash statistics, data plays an increasingly pivotal role in cycling planning. Sometimes, however, collecting, managing and actually using that data can seem like a minefield.

What are the best practices for collecting data? How can bike data collection contribute to Bicycle Friendly Community certification? How can data be applied for quick-wins in my community? More information and registration. 

Driving Down Emissions: Transportation, land use, and climate change

With transportation accounting for the largest share of carbon emissions in the U.S., we will never achieve ambitious climate targets or create more livable and equitable communities if we don’t find ways to allow people to get around outside of a car—or provide more housing in places where that’s already an option. Our new report, Driving Down Emissions, shows how we can reach those targets while building a more just and equitable society. Registration and more information.

PaceDay 2020 Unchained

After much consideration regarding the ongoing surge of Coronavirus cases in Georgia, and the safety for Paceline participants, Paceline leadership has made the difficult decision to take this year’s annual event virtual on October 24th.

Funding for cancer research has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, while the need is ever-present. While we will not be gathering for a physical event this year, you can still make an impact on critical cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center. We have created a virtual experience, so we can all still ride and move together while fundraising to end cancer. We are excited to share with you PaceDay 2020 Unchained Virtual Challenge. More information.

What Does Equity in Smart Growth Really Mean: A Conversation Between Calvin Gladney and Andre Perry

Join the Smart Growth Network as Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America and a national thought leader on equitable and sustainable community revitalization, and Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution and author of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities meet in a virtual forum to discuss smart growth’s past, present and future. Gladney and Perry will examine the current state of built environments and the policies that have historically affected the lives of people of color and look to the future to explore the potential for positive change. Registration and more information.