5th Annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol – 3/23

This will be my 4th time participating. 3 on a brakeless fixed gear and last year on a tandem! Not sure on the steed this go round yet.

[text below from www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org]

ABOUT THE 2010 EVENT

Support Georgia House Bill 988 — 3 foot safe passing bill. Cyclists and other supporters – contact your legislators and ask them to support this bill. 16 states have safe passing legislation; let’s get Georgia signed up as number 17! For more safe passing information, click here.

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 Mayor Bill Floyd and Mayor Jere Wood as well as other mayors and public officials from the region.

W H A T
During the fifth 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 23, 2010, 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.

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.

Courtesy Bike Cobb


Photo Courtesy: BikeCobb