Safety

Bike Emory wants you to ride, but more importantly, we want you to ride safely.

We offer regular Confident City Cycling classes at Emory for riders of all levels. All classed are led by certified instructors from our friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Each class will teach you the rules of the road, how to perform basic maintenance on your bike and will include an actual ride with an instructor. The ride will teach you how to maneuver in traffic, avoid pot holes and how to maintain control of your bike if you have to make a sudden stop.

If you want to learn on your own you can visit our the Cyclopedia page on the Bike Emory website. There you will find articles full of tips on how to care for your bike and to be prepared for any type of ride.

See below for class announcements and articles about bicycle safety that might be helpful:


Bicycle Class Dates Coming Soon

We are still working to confirm our class dates with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalitions but rest assured, we will have at least two classes this fall. Please stay tuned to the website for updates. We will also send out an email and post to social media when the dates are confirmed. Thanks for your patience!

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Statement from Emory Healthcare About Roadway Safety

This message went out today from Emory Healthcare’s CEO John Fox: Dear Staff and Physicians, This past Monday, we lost a member of the Emory family in a tragic accident. The employee was commuting to campus on his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle on North Decatur Road. This terrible accident gives us pause to [...]

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This is Why You Don’t Use Cable Locks

Spotted at the WPEC. Click to see...

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Bicycle Class Next Saturday!

This compact yet comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to learn to "drive" your bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta. Expect to learn something new, have your good habits reinforced and those pesky bad habits disappear, and emerge a safer, more confident cyclist from every angle.

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GA Bike Sense Guide Updated Version Available

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently updated its Georgia Bike Sense guide. This handbook is an excellent resource for both cyclists and non-cyclists and does a great job of covering the rules of the road.

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New Cycling Infrastructure a Possibility for Clifton Road

Bike Emory is exploring opportunities for a pilot roll-out of sharrows for Clifton road.

Bike Emory needs feedback from cyclists on the test markings so that we can pass this information back to the DeKalb County planners.

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Light up the Night 2009

The Atlanta Bike Coalition's Light up the Night free bicycle light giveaway & group ride will be held on October 2nd in Woodruff Park. Get on board with the movement to make biking safe in Atlanta and get some free lights too!

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Beginners Cycling Class For Men - 5.18 & 21

This class is for men who did not experience the joy of learning to ride a bike as a kid - it's never too late!

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True Beginners Classes are Back - April 7 & 9

Save the date for the next installment of Bike Emory's True Beginners bicycle safety classes. These classes are designed to help those new to cycling gain more confidence.

Save the date for the first women only True Beginners Class - April 7 & 9.

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Spring Cycling Class Announced for March 7th

Join other cyclists to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to ride safely and with confidence on the streets and trails in your community.

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New Bike Lane On Briarcliff

New Bike Lane striping has been installed on Briarcliff Road at Emory’s new graduate student housing complex called Campus Crossing at Briarcliff. This segment is only a few hundred yards but it provides a safer connection for cyclists residing at Campus Crossing to Sage Hill Shopping Center and it is a start.

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New Class: Lubes and Tubes!

Bicycle South Tubes and Lubes Classes begin on November 17th and will be offered every Monday and Wednesday! Who- The class is open to everyone. Class fee is $15.00, which will be waived for anyone who has purchased a bicycle from Bicycle South. There is also a $15.00 materials fee. This [...]

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Upcoming Bike Safety Class - September 14th

Would you like to ride a bicycle in metro Atlanta but feel unsure of where to ride or how to do so safely and confidently? Do you wish you knew more about the rules to follow, how to avoid crashes, and what to do in case of a flat tire? Do you want to gain enough knowledge [...]

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Mobile Repair Center To Re-Open With New Hours

Bicycle South will return to campus on Jan. 16, 2008 (weather permitting). In January, the Wednesday times for the Mobile Repair at the SAAC will shift to 4 to 5:30 p.m. to better accommodate commuters. The 2008 schedule for both locations (weather permitting) is as follows Wednesdays and Fridays at the DUC from 11:30 a.m. to [...]

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Winter Cycling

Winter Cycling Tips From Bicycle South. Here in the South it can be surprisingly cold (unless you live far South). While you won’t generally be pedaling in the snow, there may be days that the air temperature hovers near freezing and the additional wind-chill from a good breeze can be a little more than bracing. Clothing [...]

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How To Lock Your Bike

I subscribe to the idea that the more valuable your bike is, the more locks you need to protect it. For a 5-minute run in to Starbucks, perhaps all you need is a simple cable lock to deter an opportunistic “grab and run” thief. However, if you’re parking a bike overnight on a college campus or [...]

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