News: CDC Bike Trains
Put on your helmet, pump up your tires, and find a bike train near you!
Join a CDC Bike Train on Thursday August 18, 2011
CDC, in partnership with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, is organizing Quarterly Bike Train Days around Atlanta to encourage and facilitate bicycling to work. The next Bike Train Day will be on August 18, 2011. Bike trains, which are coordinated group rides on a pre-planned route, provide a great opportunity for people to commute to work together by bicycle, increasing safety, security, and enjoyment of the ride.
If you have ever considered trying a bike commute, joining a Bike Train might be the answer. Friendly ride hosts will lead the ride, and you can meet other cyclists who live or work near you. Whether you are an occasional weekend rider or a daily commuter, you are welcome to join a bike train. Put on your helmet, pump up your tires, and find a bike train near you!
Participants should be comfortable riding a bicycle in the street with motor vehicle traffic. Some of the routes are longer and/or hillier than others. Please see the descriptions and the route maps to determine if the Bike Train is right for you.
The following bike trains are being hosted by CDC personnel for this quarter’s Bike Train Day on August 18th. For more information or to arrange to ride with one of these groups, please contact the appropriate ride host.
Candler Park/Lake Claire to Roybal
Meet at Fellini’s Pizza. Departs at 7:30am, arrives at Roybal by 8am. On shady residential streets with low to moderate traffic, one moderate climb.
Contact ride host Erika Jermé at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-955-4992.
Cliff Valley Way to Chamblee Campus
Departs 7:45am arrives at Chamblee Campus 8:20am
Description: 4.7 miles on a variety of road types. The return trip in the afternoon will be led by the ride host along the main route, and timing will be worked out by email on the day of the ride.
Ride Host: Sarah Gill email@example.com
Downtown Decatur to Chamblee Campus
Departs Decatur MARTA station (courtyard at intersection of Church St and Sycamore St) at 7:00am; Arrives at CDC Chamblee Campus by 8:30am.
Description: ~10 hilly miles on a variety of road types and a short multi-use trail/off road section (which can be walked).
Ride hosts: Ben Gerhardstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Medlock Park/ Laurel Ridge to CDC Roybal Campus/Emory
Departs 7:30 AM Arrives CDC by 8:00 AM
Description: About 4 miles of mostly quiet roads with some decent hills. There will be some short major roadway travel (a few blocks on Clairmont Rd). We will be riding on the road and following traffic lights. Pickups: North Druid Hills @ Hunting Valley: 7:30, Willivee @ Hunting Valley: 7:35, Willivee@Desmond 7:40.
Ride Host: Rita Traxler email@example.com
Pine Hills/Lenox Area to Executive Park and Roybal
Departs 6:00am arrives at CDC Roybal ~ 6:30am
Ride Host: Jarad Schiffer firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakhurst and Decatur to Roybal Campus and Emory
Departs Harmony Park at 8:00am, Departs Dancing Goats Coffee at 8:15am, Arrives at CDC Roybal by 8:45am
The route is about 4 miles from Oakhurst or 3 miles from downtown Decatur to the CDC Roybal campus. The roads are mostly through residential streets with light traffic, but may have medium traffic depending on the time of day. The route has some steep hills which can be walked if needed.
Ride Host: Ever Vega email@example.com and Ben Lopman firstname.lastname@example.org
Stone Mountain to Chamblee
Description: Departs Stone Mountain Police parking lot corner of Main and E. Mountain. Meet at 7:00am; depart at 7:10am. We can stop at the corner of Roadhaven Drive and East Ponce DeLeon to pick up other riders on the way at approximately 7:25am, and the corner of Fellowship Road and Lawrenceville Highway at 7:40am. The ride ends at CDC Chamblee Campus about 8:10am. This ride includes the part of the Stone Mountain to Clarkston path, and neighborhood streets with low to moderate traffic. There are some moderate hills, approximately 11 miles.
Contact ride host: Shawn Bilak email@example.com
Virginia Highlands to CDC Roybal Campus via Emory
Departs Aurora Coffee at 7:45am, Arrives CDC Roybal via Emory University by 8:15am
Description ~ 3 miles with a couple of hills on Stillwood and through Emory’s campus accessing a multi-use bridge to avoid Clifton.
Ride Host: Kathryn Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Bike Trains may be found at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition website at www.atlantabike.org
If you have any questions please contact CDC’s Transportation Planner in the Buildings and Facilities Office, Katie Sobush at email@example.com. If you are interested in leading a bike train or are looking for a route that isn’t listed please contact Katie.