Entries by Jason

Black Lives Matter.

BikeAthens commits to become an anti-racist organization. We support the protesters in Athens, across Georgia, and throughout the country who are risking their lives and safety to righteously express outrage over violence and injustice at the hands of police and the centuries-old system of racism that shields them.  We recognize that BikeAthens is a white-led […]

BikeAthens and COVID-19

[UPDATE April 10, 2020] BikeAthens is operating in a limited capacity to serve the needs of our clients who rely on bicycles for essential transportation. We are conducting sales by appointment and service by appointment or emergency walk-up. You can see all of the bikes we have available for sale via this link to Craigslist. […]

Writing about Traffic Violence

Words matter, and the language that we use to talk about collisions that injure or kill people biking or walking can dangerously normalize them as acceptable and inevitable. BikeAthens has produced a Media Guide for local journalists to use as a resource so that they may humanize the people involved in these stories and avoid […]

Changing of the Guard

A message from BikeAthens board president Jason Perry: This past July BikeAthens said goodbye to two of our beloved people, executive director Tyler Dewey and board member Carmen Kuan, who are moving to Durham for a new adventure. They leave behind a BikeAthens that is bigger, better, and stronger than when they found it. We […]

A year-end message from our board president

Dear Friends, We’ve been helping Reggie maintain his bike since 2008. He’s had a tough time, sometimes homeless, sometimes not. Through it all, his bike has been an essential way for him to get to his construction jobs so that he could earn enough to get stable. In 2017 he had saved enough to invest […]

Carmen Kuan Named the 2017 Tobias Smith Volunteer of the Year

We are pleased to announce that we have named Carmen Kuan the 2017 Tobias Smith Volunteer of the Year. Carmen started with us in February 2016, and since that time she has logged over 160 hours of shop time, or four full work weeks! Since she started Carmen quickly moved from novice mechanic, to dependable teacher, […]

Living the Island Life

Y’all have probably seen the minor construction on Milledge as you ride, walk, drive, run, and bus up and down the popular route.  After obtaining the proper GDOT permits, ACC has begun construction on an archipelago of cool refuge islands designed to make crossing the street a little safer (and it will also reduce drivers […]

Updated Selig Statement

BikeAthens Updated Selig Development Statement (Link to pdf) Updated Statement on the Proposed A&D (Selig) Development BikeAthens mission is to promote walking, cycling, and public transit as solutions to transportation needs through education, advocacy, and community service. We are committed to our vision of a comprehensive transportation network that all Athenians can use with confidence and ease.  […]