Georgia Rides To The Capitol 2009
On a bitterly cold March day with snow on the ground, over 750 cyclists braved the elements to ride to the Capitol to show their support for better cycling facilities in Georgia. Joined by a large group of mayors and other elected officials, they rode their way from Roswell, Decatur and other locations to request that state leaders help their communities provide bike lanes, safe passing legislation, bicycle accommodations on roadways and address other safety concerns. The ride is sponsored in part by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA) and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).
Participating elected officials were noticeable in their bright blue jackets and made a colorful addition to the many colors of the other cyclists. This annual ride is the major cycling advocate event of the year and would not be possible without the support of MAMA, GMA, the participating cities and all the other sponsors listed on the web site. The event organizers deeply appreciate their support.
For a great slide show of the event, please click here.
For some of the press coverage of the 2009 event, please visit the following links:
Elected Officials on Senate floor after 2009 GRTTC Ride
Senator David Adelman (Decatur) sponsored a Resolution in support of the 2009 ride and invited some of the elected officials on the ride onto the Senate floor as the Resolution was read aloud. Left to right: Ball Ground Mayor Rick Roberts, State Senator Eric Johnson, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, Decatur Commissioner Fred Boykin, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, State Senator David Adelman, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle