Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Touch Of Whimsey

IMG_2758 IMG_2759 IMG_2744 Her broach began life as a Crackerjack prize.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bike Commuter Breakfast Thursday

IMG_0287 IMG_2352 IMG_2421 The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has chosen the popular coffee bar and boutique at 501 Edgewood Avenue for its December gathering. Stop by Chrome Yellow Trading Company between 7 and 9 am to catch up with friends who prefer pedal power in a city renown for motor traffic.
Rsvp on Facebook.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

People's Climate March Tomorrow

IMG_0257 climate2 Atlanta has the potential to be a very loud voice in the international cry for strong climate action ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris (especially since our own Mayor Reed will be there!) which begins on November 30th. Spearheaded by a diverse group of dedicated volunteers representing Georgia non-profit organizations, businesses, academia, activists, religious groups, government and more, this march is already several hundred strong. The People's Climate March in Atlanta is intended to be a peaceful, yet forceful demonstration of Atlanta's commitment to the global climate movement. We hope to bring together people of all different backgrounds and interests to show that climate change is a mainstream issue, and that we demand action from our local and world leaders on climate. Join us for the People's Climate March happening here in Atlanta on November 29th.

Lauren Ashley Reef

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bike Commuter Breakfast Tomorrow

IMG_0328 IMG_8361 There are no chocolate croissants quite like those baked at Alon's, site of Thursday's Bike Commuter Breakfast. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has chosen the popular Morningside café for its November gathering. Stop by between 7 and 9 am to catch up with friends who prefer pedal power in a city renown for motor traffic. Rsvp on Facebook.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

At Porches And Pies

IMG_1485 IMG_1478 IMG_1474 IMG_1481 IMG_1475 Think of Chomp & Stomp with pie instead of chili. The inaugural Adair Park festival gave us eighty treats both sweet and savory, plus a look at how the BeltLine is renewing yet another Atlanta neighborhood.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Streets Alive Sunday

IMG_0553 IMG_1402 foxyhalloween Amazing things happen when people take over the streets. Aren't you glad to live where we do so frequently? This Sunday afternoon 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street from Edgewood Avenue to 17th Street becomes the scene of all manner of fun. As ever, the event opens with a bicycle parade. Decorate your wheels for a Fox-Y Halloween. Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Terminus 5C This Saturday

IMG_1333 IMG_1325 IMG_1327 IMG_1350 IMG_1357 This year's Grand Prize will be a classic Trek Elance road bike donated by SOPO. To obtain such a treasure you will have to run a gauntlet of five bike-friendly bars, each posing an unique set of challenges. To keep things sociable, play is for points, not time. Bring a friend or two. Free beer and a variety of runner-up prizes await those who can find their ways to the finish. Registration begins at 11am in Woodruff Park for the noon starting hour. The advance cost is $15 for Atlanta Bicycle Coalition members or $30 to join in both the fun and our voice for cycling advocacy. Please follow this link to the event Facebook page.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Roll Model: Margaret Mary Riley

IMG_0919 IMG_0923 "I broke so many medical id bracelets that I got the tat," explains Margaret Mary Riley. One of eleven tattoos, a caduceus adorns her right wrist along with the explanatory word, epilepsy. Living car free is more a necessity than a choice for the Grant Park resident, whose seizures are part of her life. Riley moderates their effects using a combination of vegan dieting, sleeping well, and an exercise regimen of ballet, yoga, and cycling.

"People have told me 'You should not be alone' and that just makes me feel victimized." Once she seized during a ride when another cyclist who had stopped to help realized her condition, and berated her for taking such a risk. "A passing homeless man told him off, then gave me a bottle of water," she remembers gratefully. "I spent a lot of time in New York City, so I think yelling at people is totally fine."

It was the Occupy Wall Street movement that found her in Manhattan, practicing her hard won medical skills in the service of the protesters. There she also met her partner, a bike messenger. Back in metro Atlanta, they revived the Clarkston Community Center's Communicycle program, and organized refugee rides for kids around the Stone Mountain path. Now the recent Agnes Scott College political science alumna works as an apprentice bike mechanic while applying for graduate studies so she may pursue an academic career.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

At The October Commuter Breakfast: Act I

IMG_0616 IMG_9741 From dressy parades to everyday errands, Atlantans on bicycles are numerous in my portraits queue. Wonderful it is to live where our city government is responding with infrastructure improvements, and now, our very own Chief Bicycle Officer.

Seersucker Social: Act VII

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cause For Celebration

IMG_1471 IMG_1517 Atlanta has named its first Chief Bicycle Officer, and she is the stylish and public spirited Becky Katz. Please follow this link to her lengthy list of accomplishments as an Atlanta Bicycle Coalition volunteer. Last May she shared some cycling thoughts on this blog as a Roll Model.
Well done, Atlanta, and Becky!

Westside Cycle Chic

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Seersucker Social: Act VI

IMG_0257 IMG_9612 By expending little more effort than walking, cyclists pedal faster than they can run. Wafting on such a breeze feels like flying.
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