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A Fond Farewell

After 6+ wonderful years as Executive Director of BikeAthens, I am leaving my position and heading off to new adventures in North Carolina. My last day will July 18. When the Board hired me in the fall of 2012, I had experience as a student, a teacher, a BikeAthens BRP volunteer, and a life-long bike […]

May Is Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month. To celebrate, we have scheduled events throughout the month that highlight the revolutionary potential of the bicycle. Join us for as many events as you can! Events at the 1075 West Broad Street Shop May 5 – Alley Cat | Registration @ 2:00pm. Ride @ 3:00pm May 16 – Sustainability […]

Twilight JoyRide Recap

We had a wonderful time hosting our 2nd Annual Twilight Joy Ride. A huge crowd of folks joined us for the 5-mile circuit through town. We had a blast cruising the streets the night before the pros would race through downtown. Twilight may only come once a year, but we joy ride year round. We’ll […]


For over 12 years, BikeAthens volunteers have been fixing up donated bikes and giving them back to folks in Athens. Working with our social service partners, we give bikes to people who need them as cheaper, faster, better transportation. As good as the Athens Transit bus system is for its size, it does not run […]

Our SPLOST 2020 Projects

If you’ve been following the SPLOST 2020 process closely, you saw that only a few transportation-related projects made the Citizen Advisory Committee’s (CAC) first cut. We presented two projects– #80 Tallassee Shared-use Path and #83 Vincent Drive Sidewalk– and the CAC selected both to make the first round of formal proposed project presentations. Following the […]

Mayor and Commission take an E-bike Tour of Athens

Athens officials spent an afternoon riding bikes this past Saturday. Mayor Kelly Girtz and Commissioners Mike Hamby, Ovita Thornton, Mariah Parker, Tim Denson, and Melissa Link along with Leisure Services Assistant Director Mel Cochran completed an 8-mile loop on electric assist bikes. The ride started at Dudley Park where Micah Morlock from Georgia Cycle Sport […]

Economic Development for Whom?

“We’re going to see an enormous set of economic development activity. There are a few zones that are ripe for that, the Hawthorne [Avenue] corridor being a great example, Chase Park, Newton Bridge.” —Mayor Kelly Girtz “This is a time of great promise, […] I think it’s a time when we’re going to see increased […]

Temporary Ban on Birds and Bike Share

At the November 20th Mayor and Commission Agenda Setting, the Commission revealed their plans to deal with the invasion of Bird scooters. The “emergency legislation” will ban the scooters and require their removal. It will also temporarily ban many forms of bike share. We do not support this moratorium. As reported by Flagpole and Athens […]

Sharrows, really?

After months of debate and deliberation, there is a new Commission Defined Option for Barnett Shoals. A CDO means the design came from the commission—not staff. The “new” design is an old one, slightly altered: sharrows. We are not surprised the Commission wants to return Barnett Shoals between College Station and Whitehall to 4 lanes. […]