News: Ride to the Capitol For Better Cycling on March 26th
Join over a thousand other cyclists on Tuesday, March 26th, for Georgia’s Ride to the Capitol. The route begins in Decatur at the north parking lot of the East Lake MARTA rail station. It will be a 5 mile one-way, slow pace ride with a few hills. The current estimated time of departure is 10:45am. Free leg bands will be awarded to the first 1500 who register!
Bike Emory Group Ride: Bike Emory will lead a short (4 miles) and slow group ride to meet up with the larger Decatur group ride. We will depart from the Dobbs University Center at 10:00 AM. The return ride from the capitol will depart at approximately 12:30 PM. Note: The return ride will not have a police escort. If you interested in riding please email Jamie.
Wear your Emory gear, shirts or whatever you have to let everyone know that Emory is well represented!
Go to www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org for more information and free registration.
This is a great event - over 1400 riders and more than 40 area mayors and elected officials attended last year’s ride. This event supports bicycle advocacy efforts in Georgia. Last year Georgia Bikes!, other advocates and elected officials helped get Ga DOT to pass a Complete Streets policy to “routinely incorporate bicycle, pedestrian, and transit (user and transit vehicle) accommodations into transportation infrastructure projects as a means for improving mobility, access, and safety for the traveling public.” So join local elected officials and ride to the state capitol in support of better bicycling in Georgia!
For more information about the event visit the Georgia Rides to the Capitol website here