ABOUT THE 2013 EVENT
Last year, Georgia Bikes worked closely with GDOT and other organizations to develop a nationally recognized statewide "Complete Streets" policy. This new guidance ensures that all future roadway projects in Georgia that are funded with state or federal dollars must address the safety needs of all road users, including pedestrians and people who bike!
For the Complete Streets policy to have a real impact on improving the safety and health of our communities, state leaders must commit to funding this new vision for the state. Fortunately, the transportation funds are already available - we just need to make use of them to build accessible bicycle and pedestrian networks.
At the 2013 Ride to the Capitol, we're calling on elected and DOT leaders to:
1) Implement the statewide Complete Streets policy using federal funds set aside for bicycle and pedestrian projects;
2) Protect the legal rights of cyclists; and
3) Dedicate a fair share of funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and infrastructure.
The 2013 Georgia Rides to the Capitol event will demonstrate to Georgia's leaders the widespread support in our state for Complete Streets that serve the needs and safety of all road users!
Please REGISTER for the ride – only registered riders are covered by event insurance. Also, registered riders will receive a FREE commemorative reflective leg band! Details on the registration page.
W H O
Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), Georgia Bikes!, and event sponsors will host over 1,000 cyclists from the metro Atlanta region. Police-escorted rides will depart from Decatur and Roswell led respectively by City Commissioner Fred Boykin and Mayor Jere Wood as well as other mayors and public officials from the region.
W H A T
During the eighth annual "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event, cyclists will embark on rides to the Capitol in order to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails.
W H E N
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, during the state legislative session. Estimated time of arrival at the Capitol is 11:40 a.m. Your starting time will depend on which city or auxiliary location you choose to start at or which route you choose to join along the way.
These auxiliary rides are a great way to join in and show your local community your support of cycling in Georgia. These rides have been confirmed as of 02/11/2013. Check back closer to the event to confirm exact auxiliary ride details! Please note that only the Decatur and Roswell routes are police escorted – and they are NOT escorted on the return trip.
W H Y
Riding to raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails, and cycling connections to major transit facilities, activity centers, and schools.
MAMA also intends to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling as an important form of transportation; a beneficial economic development and tourism tool; an excellent way to maintain health and fitness; and a great sport and family activity.
2 0 1 3 E V E N T F L Y E R S
The Georgia Rides To The Capitol 2013 event poster and flyer will be available as PDFs for viewing and printing
by clicking here for the 11x17" poster
or clicking here for a 8.5x14" flyer version.
If printing, it works best to choose "Fit to Printable Area" in the "Print Scaling" part of your print dialog box.