Relay Bike Share is pleased to announce that City of Atlanta has welcomed and embraced the concept of bike sharing with open arms. It was a beautiful summer day in June 2016 when Relay Bike Share program hit the streets rolling. Atlantans were excited to see the, “big blue bikes” but we also had some valid questions and concerns:

  1. Is Atlanta ready for a bike sharing program?
  2. Do we have enough bike infrastructure?
  3. Will the hills or heat deter ridership?

To address these questions. We launched Relay, utilizing the updated smart bike technology. Smart Bike technology gives Relay members the ability to lock to any public bike rack or secure pole.( Click here to check out our blog post explaining Bike Share 2.0 )

Our demo roll out included 100, 3 – speed Relay bikes with 10 stations located in Downtown Atlanta. Just 2 months into the program we learned that, that was not enough. Over the year we’ve expanded our system operating area into Midtown, West End and Buckhead neighborhoods.  We now have 500, 8 – speed bikes and 65 Stations. Despite all the concerns and questions about bike share, many Atlantans are actively navigating the city via two wheels. We would like to thank our members and partnerships for making bike share in Atlanta a reality. Check out the system stats below.

 

Our stats are amazing! Every time you decide to pedal you help Atlanta have air quality, healthier residents and happier people! Good job Atlanta!

#RelayTip: Did you know you can view your individual stats by logging in on a desktop browser? Go to >>> https://app.socialbicycles.com/system_relay_bike_share_02_25_2014-07_31_2017

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1. Select ‘USAGE’ from the top menu options

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2. On the left select ‘STATS’

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Are you a Relay Bike Share rockstar? Have you earned a badge yet?

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When you go on your next ride tag us on social media. We love seeing your Relay Bike Share adventures. #RelayATL!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

EVENTS:

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Closest Relay Hub: Jackson & Chamberlain, Jackson St. Bridge

Event Details:

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=8F147A03-1DD8-B71C-0707D24D5542C967


South-View Cemetery

Closest Relay Hub: VIRTUAL HUB – Metropolitan Library Hub

Event Details: http://www.southviewcemetery.com

Oakland Cemetery

Closest Relay Hub: Cherokee & Woodward, Park & Memorial

Event Details: http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=behind-the-stones-oakland-cemeterys-african-american-grounds

APEX Museum

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

Trees Atlanta

https://treesatlanta.org/event/tree-planting-west-end-marta/

Closet Relay Hub: Gordon White Park, West End, West End MARTA
https://treesatlanta.org/event/tree-planting-southview-cemetery/

Closet Relay Hub: Cherokee & Woodward, Park & Memorial

http://www.accessatlanta.com/events/where-volunteer-for-mlk-day-service-2018/KDFXBqfYi11OX6LuNhMz1I/

 

SITE SEEING:

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.  

 

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