Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is just a few days away. This holiday gives us a chance to slow down and reflect. There are a lot of activities and events honoring the great work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taking place on this historic, 50th Anniversary of the King holiday. Since Atlanta is notorious for its traffic during special events, we’re happy to say we can offer an alternative to getting around our beautiful city.
As a service to our riders, Relay Bike Share will be waiving all Out Of Hub Fees (OOHF) on January 15, 2018. This will allow you to lockup at any public bike rack or visible pole within our service boundaries without the $2 fee. You can utilize a Relay Bike to enjoy the legacy of one of this nation’s greatest social justice heros.
We will waive the $2 fee from on January 18, 2018 from 12am to 11:59pm this will give you plenty of time to plan your days’ adventure. Do you want to volunteer, sight see, or attend an event? It’s all bikeable with Relay Bike Share in Atlanta. Here is a link to our system map: http://relaybikeshare.com/map/
Below we highlight the events and activities that are close to a Relay Bike Share hub. These events also salute the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr’s contributions to civil rights, activism, and unity.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Closest Relay Hub: Jackson & Chamberlain, Jackson St. Bridge
Closest Relay Hub: VIRTUAL HUB – Metropolitan Library Hub
Event Details: http://www.southviewcemetery.com
Closest Relay Hub: Cherokee & Woodward, Park & Memorial
Event Details: http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=behind-the-stones-oakland-cemeterys-african-american-grounds
Closest Relay Hub: Piedmont & Auburn
Event Details: http://www.apexmuseum.org
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Closest Relay :Hub Centennial Olympic Park
Event Details: https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/event/palefsky-collision-project-annual-performance/
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Closest Relay Station: Randolph & Edgewood
Event Details: http://ebenezeratl.org/wp-content/pdfs/MLK-Schedule.pdf
DAY OF SERVICE
Martin Luther King Jr. Day gives you a chance to make a positive impact in your community through giving back and being of service to others. The City of Atlanta has many activities you can participate in.
MLK Day of Service at Georgia Tech
Closet Relay Hub: Georgia Tech – CRC, Georgia Tech – Transit Hub
Registration and details: http://diversity.gatech.edu/mlk-celebration-events
Closet Relay Hub: Gordon White Park, West End, West End MARTA
Closet Relay Hub: Cherokee & Woodward, Park & Memorial
Atlanta University Center
Closest Relay Hub: Spelman College at Westview, AUC Woodruff Library
The AUC was a wellspring for the Civil Rights movement, producing leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, Lonnie King, Julian Bond, and Ruby Doris Smith.
Location Details: http://aucenter.edu
Georgia State Capitol
Closest Relay Hub: City Hall
Home of recently unveiled Martin Luther King Statue
Location Details: https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/8/28/16212490/georgia-state-capitol-mlk-statue-unveiling
Want to Take MARTA?
MARTA is another great option for avoiding traffic. There are Relay hubs at MARTA stations throughout the city. Check out this guide for tips>>> https://martaguide.com/relay-bikes-near-marta/
We hope you enjoy your day and find a way to honor the legacy Martin Luther King Jr. left behind.