The 2021 Outride Research Summit: Advancing Youth and Community Well-Being through Cycling

Outride will showcase the latest research that informs the impact of riding on overall health and well-being and will engage our community in important discussions around equity and access. This year, we are also excited to bring together more conversations and voices to identify actionable, evidence-based ways to develop happier and healthier youth and communities.

The summit will take place virtually on July 28, 2021, and will be free for all to listen in, learn, and interact. More information and registration.

BikeAthens Bike School

Mark your calendars: June 16 BikeAthens will be presenting our monthly class How to Bike, Athens via Zoom. They will cover the basics of making sure your bike is in good condition, go over the laws regarding bike riding, give tips on how to ride safely, how to keep your bike from being stolen, and answer any other bike riding questions you may have. Email shop@bikeathens.org for the link. FREE!

Bicycling with Butterflies with author Sara Dykman and Susan Meyer from Monarchs Across Georgia

Join the Georgia Center for the Book for an evening with Sara Dykman, author of Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10, 201-mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration. She will be joined by Susan Meyers of Monarchs Across Georgia. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. Deftly combining travel memoir and popular science, Bicycling with Butterflies recounts Dykman’s inspirational ride alongside the monarchs. More information.

Ayesha McGowan Presents: Thee Abundance Summit

The first African-American female professional road racer, Ayesha McGowan launches her inaugural Thee Abundance Summit, a virtual celebration and convening of Black and Brown folks in the outdoors. The event is for, by, and about Black and Brown folks, though everyone is welcome and invited to attend. More information.

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.

Bike Walk Savannah Virtual Ride

Each month Bike Walk Savannah will be releasing a new virtual bike ride route for you to check out, ranging from 3-20 miles on Friday mornings (weather and schedule permitting). If you go on the ride, share your pictures on social media and tag Bike Walk Savannah and #BikeWalkSAV, and it’ll be like we were there together! Your pictures may appear on our website and be reposted on our social media. More information. 

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

Do you have a stake in building an Atlanta where everyone moves safely, easily, and sustainably throughout the city?

Please join Atlanta Bicycle Coalition staff on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for its third quarterly stakeholder briefing as we discuss our 2021 priorities, our 2021 City of Atlanta and Atlanta School Board elections policy agenda, and our new equity framework. We look forward to sharing this time with you and hearing your feedback! RSVP below, and you’ll receive an emailed link to virtually join the briefing on Feb. 18. More information.