Relay Bike Share Events

 

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Relay had a great 2016. With our expansion from 12 to 22 hubs, we have bikes rolling all over Midtown and downtown Atlanta. We know bike share is a new concept so we are giving you a chance to try Relay Bike Share for free.

We joined bike forces with Atlanta Bike Coalition for Bike Share 101 Class and Urban Confidence Rides. Listed below are our upcoming events.

Bike Share 101

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You will learn the basics of bike share, bike safety, and tips for planning an urban route. We will then go on a short group ride around the city. This is a great class if you want to see other Relay Bike Share stations and experience all types of riding situations. All event participants will receive a Relay Bike Share knit beanie and our other SWAG items.

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Keep your ears warm with a Relay Bike Share knit beanie.

We will show you:

  • How to use Relay Bike Share
  • How to use the SoBi App to find bikes
  • Rules of the road
  • Riding in traffic safely
  • Planning an urban route
  • Winter riding tips

UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 09, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Midtown MARTA

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Midtown MARTA

Register Here: http://www.atlantabike.org/bikeshareclasses

 

Urban Confidence Ride

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This is your chance to meet the Atlanta Bike Share Champions. We will have the Relay Bike Share tent set up with opportunities to to learn more about our Spring 2017 expansion and West End virtual hubs. We will also go over bike safety and bike awareness. Light refreshments and a chance to win a $25 gift card. All event participants will receive a Relay Bike Share knit beanie and our other SWAG items.

The participants leave from West End Park to embark on a journey around the West End of Atlanta. The goal of this ride is awareness and bike safety. We take it slow, practice safe riding skills, and stay together.

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The Atlanta Bike Champions enjoying a bike ride through Atlanta.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM
West End Park / WeCycle
1111 Oak St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/446160132438095/

Atlanta Bike Champion Update

 

 

 

The Atlanta Bike Champions are off to a great start. The Atlanta Bike Champions are a team of 10 community members’ that work, live, and shop on the Westside of Atlanta.

The Champions have been busy training and preparing for their safety outreach campaign, See Us Rollin’. As a team, the Champions will share the unified message that, people riding bikes are vehicles. The Champions will include both motorist and people on bikes in their community outreach.

Below are some of the events the Champions participated in last month.

Dunbar Elementary Bike Parade 

The Atlanta Bike Champions participated in a Bike Parade at Dunbar Elementary. The parade was organized by a local cyclist Neill Davis. He showed the staff and children the benefits of riding a bike.

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Light the Farm Fundraiser with Truly Living Well 
The Champions joined Truly Living Well in a holiday celebration and fundraiser. The event is over, but there are still plenty of opportunities for you to donate to Truly Living Well which helps support the work they do in the community.

Read more about how you can help here >>> https://walkaboutlocal.com/tlw

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Urban Confidence Ride

We hosted an Urban Confidence Ride Class with Atlanta Bike Coalition. The participants left from West End Park to embark on a journey around the West End of Atlanta. The goal of the ride was awareness and bike safety. We took it slow, stayed together and practiced safe riding skills. As a group we rode to the West End MARTA Station and the Walmart on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. We saw a lot of smiling faces and interest in the blue bikes. It was a Saturday and we were able to show the Westside of Atlanta that bikes and cars can coexist when we “take the lane”.

 

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Bike Share Systems Operators

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
Bike share systems across the country have made biking a convenient, flexible, healthy and fun form of transportation. Atlanta’s bike share system will serve as a catalyst for the growth of bicycle riding and introduce a new alternative options for all people who live, work or play in Atlanta. CycleHop, a bike share operating company, is excited to operate the City of Atlanta’s bike share system. Relay Bike share is on the verge of expanding in Atlanta and we are growing our team.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

CycleHop is the parent company of Relay Bike Share and a leading bike-share company in North America, managing municipal and private bike-share programs in 10+ cities including Santa Monica, Long Beach, Phoenix, Vancouver, Louisville, Orlando, Tampa, Ottawa and more.

ABOUT THE JOB
We’re seeking a System Operator to join our team! You’ll have an opportunity to work in a unique environment and to make positive changes within the community. Ideally, you’re a highly-motivated and enthusiastic individual who wants to grow with the company.

Minimum Qualifications:

Technically savvy and mechanically inclined
Dependable and flexible with excellent time management skills
Organized
Ability to bend, stoop, perform repetitive motions and be on your feet for long periods
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Previous bike mechanic experience preferred
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record preferred
Bilingual is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

Daily visual inspection and cleaning of bicycles across the city of Atlanta
Loading and unloading bike share bikes across the Atlanta system
Troubleshooting electronics firmware and system software
Simple data entry using Google Forms and iPads
Extensive loading and unloading of bicycles at stations across the city
Cleaning bike racks, advertising signs and kiosk
Maintaining a clean and organized warehouse
Excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Job requires weekend and evening work
If you have the skills and want to work in an exciting industry, please submit your resume for review to Dan.Murphy@RelayBikeShare.com.

Start Date: Winter 2016

Job Type: Part-time; Offering 10 – 25 hrs a week.

Starting Salary: $10.00 /hour
The position starts at $10/hour. The position pays $12/hour after a three-month probationary period. Opportunities for the Lead System Operators will be available in Spring of 2017 with $15/hour salaries.

December Message From the GM

 

 

 

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Many of you may have seen that Relay partnered with our first sponsor; Georgia’s Own Credit Union. Georgia’s Own has a deep history of serving their customers and the Atlanta community for over 82 years. Over the past several years, many financial institutions have received negative press for unethical practices. As the Relay General Manager, I’m very proud that we were able to find a financial sponsor for the bike share that invests in the Atlanta community through their financial commitment to the bike share and by moving their headquarters into the Equitable Building, soon to be Georgia’s Own Building, at 100 Peachtree St. Downtown. The sponsorship money from Georgia’s Own will help cover the costs for the order of the 500 bikes Cyclehop placed back in August. Social Bicycle, the bicycle manufacturer for Cyclehop has told us that the bikes should be completed by the end of January, and that the shipment from China should be expected in February.

The order for 500 bikes can’t come soon enough. I was excited that the bike share was able to expand to 22 stations before the end of the year, but that means the 100 demo bikes are going to be spread pretty thin for awhile. Besides the big news of the 12 stations expansion and the Georgia’s Own sponsorship, I’m also very pleased with the approval of the TSPLOST vote. Some of that tax will go towards purchasing another 500 bikes and another 50 – 70 stations, effectively doubling the bike share system that will be set up next Spring!

During the holidays this year, I’m very thankful for the blessings bestowed upon the bike share outside of sponsorship and expansion. We’ve been able to field a small team of part-time and full-time employees that have been working very hard even though our resources have been stretched thin this year with the demo. I’m also very thankful for the local support of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition; Relay’s highest days for ridership have all come from Atlanta Streets Alive! events and ABC constantly loops us into conversations across the city that are relevant to transportation, equity, and biking. I’d also like to thank Central Atlanta Progress and Midtown Alliance for giving us so many opportunities this year to show the big blue bikes and to talk about the bike share. Finally, I can’t thank Becky Katz, the Chief Bicycle Officer for the City of Atlanta, enough for all the amazing work she does for the bike share and bicyclists of Atlanta in general.

Happy Holidays,
Dan Murphy
Relay General Manager