Now you can take part, even if you don’t have a bike.
Earn A Bike is a program of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, funded by the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority. It’s a series of weekly workshops and rides, with participants earning a brand new bike (plus helmet, lock, lights, & patch kit) through their participation.
The program is designed to help residents of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta become more active – by bike! Biking is a fun and inexpensive way to get exercise or just to get around.
The program is free to participants thanks to the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority.
–> CLICK HERE TO APPLY (DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10)
Keep in mind we may receive more applications than we can accommodate.
TWO WORKSHOP SERIES OPTIONS
1) Beginner – if you can ride a bike but it’s been a while, this is the one for you. Thursdays from 12-2 pm, October 8 through November 5. Location pending.
2) Intermediate – if you have biked some but want to learn more and become a safer, more confident rider, this is the one for you. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, from October 6 through November 3. Location pending.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: I don’t know how to ride a bike yet. Can I still participate?
A: If you’ve never ridden a bike before, or never fully learned, you’re not alone! We offer a class called “True Beginners” that will get you rolling in no time. Anyone who can swing a leg over a bike can learn to ride, no matter your age or fitness level. The True Beginners class is a prerequisite for those who don’t know how to ride and want to participate in the Earn a Bike program. Visit atlantabike.org/classes and select the September 20 or October 4 True Beginners class.
Q: I don’t have any “bike clothes” or bike shorts. What should I wear?
A: Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Stretchy materials and closed-toed shoes tend to work best, but we’ll show you how to ride a bike in almost any clothing – from a suit or dress to jeans and a t-shirt.
Q: What’s the cost?
A: There is no financial cost to participate in the program, but you must be a resident of the City of Atlanta or Fulton County to apply, and you must commit to attending all six classes.
Q: Can my kids sign up?
A: Residents age 18 and older are eligible. We do offer earn-a-bike programs for youth in under-served communities. For more information, please contact Zahra. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Q: I’m a little out of shape. Can I still take part?
A: Biking is a low-impact form of exercise, so yes! As you get in the habit of riding, your fitness level will improve gradually.
**Made possible by a grant from the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority.**