Celebrate National Bike Month on Campus
John Saxton, a recent Georgia Tech graduate, uses the Path Parkway along the southwest edge of campus on Thursday, May 10.
Not only is Georgia Tech a gold-level Bicycle Friendly University, it’s also home to the Path Parkway, one of the best new bikeways of 2017 according to the organization People for Bikes. The campus and surrounding area offer opportunities for faculty and staff to enjoy a bike ride for commuting, running errands, exercise, or leisure.
Campus departments will host events in conjunction with National Bike Month, as will the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Upcoming events include:
- Relay Bike Share Ride: Thursday, May 17, Noon to 1 p.m.
Relay Bike Share representatives will give a how-to of how to use the Relay app and bikes, followed by a slow pace ride to the Midtown MARTA station and back.
- Atlanta Cycling Festival: May 19–25
The festival will include rides, instructional events, meetups, a bike sale, and more. See a full list of events.
- Community Bike Ride: Friday, June 1, 5 p.m.
The Georgia Tech Police Department will host a ride beginning at the R. Kirk Landon Learning Center at 1015 Tumlin Street and lead riders through the Home Park neighborhood.
Related campus resources:
- BuzzBike Rentals: The summer rental application period is now open. Students can rent a bike from Parking and Transportation Services for $50 per semester.
- Discounted helmets: Helmets are available for $12 from Parking and Transportation Services.
- Bike registration: Register your bike with GTPD to assist with its recovery in the event of theft.
- Starter Bikes: This campus bicycle co-op offers bike repair assistance, bike sales, bike locks, and events.
- Relay Bike Share: Georgia Tech is home to five Relay Bike Share stations, and students with a .edu email address can get a subscription at a discounted rate.