Relay in October – Upcoming Events

 
 

 

 

It’s October and that means it’s time for the Atlanta Bike Challenge, also known as Biketober. The Atlanta Bike Challenge encourages more people to try riding a bike. The challenge is set up for both new and experienced riders.  If the lure of the wind in your hair isn’t enough, by registering for the challenge you will have the opportunity to win cool prizes.

Use this link to sign up and start logging your miles >>>>

More info here: https://www.lovetoride.net/atlanta/teams/9461?ic=afa83122&locale=en-US&team_invite=true

Are you looking for fun events to bike to with your friends? We recommend grabbing a Relay Bike and attending one of the following two-wheel friendly events.

 

Atlanta Falcons Game

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium has partnered with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) to provide bike valet service for Atlanta Falcons games and Atlanta United Matches. You can park your Relay bike at the Two Wheel Valet too!

The Two Wheel Valet is located across the street from the main gate at 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Atlanta Bicycle Coalition made the image below to show popular bike routes to the stadium.

 

You can get more details about the Two Wheel Bike Valet here. >>>> https://mercedesbenzstadium.com/parking-and-transportation/bike-to-the-stadium/

 

 

 

Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Consider grabbing some friends and a Relay for the next match. Relay Bike Share has teamed up with Atlanta United to bring red, black, and gold to the streets of Atlanta with special Atlanta United bikes. The fees generated by the 17 bikes, up to $2,000 will be matched by the Atlanta United Foundation and donated to the Metro YMCA Soccer Program.

When you ride one of the 5- Stripe Relay Bikes you can be entered into the Atlanta United Giveaway.

Enter Giveaway Here >>>> http://relaybikeshare.com/rideonegiveone/

 

 

 

Bike- in Movie – E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial – Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6:30PM – 9:30PM | 519 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Livable Buckhead will host a bike-in-movie. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available. Relay Bike Share will be set up at the park offering rides along Path400.

More event details here >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/2046185799025666

Live from Woodruff Park: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM | 91 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

More event details here >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/463964630783609/

Relay Group Ride to Bike – in Movie Night – Hocus Pocus – October 26, 2018

Join Relay Bike Share for a group ride to the Bike- In Movie Night at Centergy. Use promo code: BIKEINMOVIE2018 for a $5 account credit. The Group Ride will leave from our Piedmont Park & Eastside BeltLine Hub. We will go on a short leisurely bike ride through our beautiful city.  Join us to meet and network with other Relay Bike Share members!

Start at Location: Relay Bikes Share – Piedmont Park & Eastside BeltLine, 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Meet Up: 5:45pm

Roll Out: 6:00pm  

Ending at: Bike- In Movie Night – Hocus Pocus

Roll up to the Bike- In Movie Night on a Relay Bike and get entered into a gift bag raffle. Gift bags will include swag items from Atlanta United FC, Relay Bike Share, and more partners to be announced.

More event details here >>> https://www.facebook.com/events/1894857143895340/

 

 

 

BeltLine Bike Tours – Saturday Mornings at 9AM

Enjoy a free guided tour along the BeltLine.  After registration, the guide will provide you with a special discount code for the tour as well as detailed instructions on how to use our Social Bicycles app, promo code, and the bike.

Details & Register Here >>>>https://beltline.org/visit/atlanta-beltline-tours/#bike-tours

 

 

Relay Atlanta Rider Spotlight – Pattie Baker

 

 

 

Patti Baker is a frequent Relay Bike Share rider, and she has found many ways to utilize and benefit from Relay. She is serving as a Relay VIP Ambassador, and even uses Relay when she is teaching cycling classes to women. Learn more about Patti below.

– What part of Atlanta do you live?

I live in Dunwoody, a metro-Atlanta suburb-city just 15 minutes away from the Arts Center MARTA station via train.

 

 

 

– Why do you ride Relay Bike Share? And how often?

Relay Bike Share serves as my sole way to get around in the City of Atlanta on days when I don’t bring my own personal bike on the train with me. Relay is also helpful when my bike is in the shop for repairs.  I also encourage the use of Relay Bikes when I am teaching a bike class to women.

 

– How has Relay Bike Share helped or benefitted you?

I love Relay Bikeshare bikes because they are happy bikes.  They are bright, sturdy bikes with eight hill-friendly speeds that are easy to ride and make people smile.  I think more people from the metro-Atlanta suburbs would be surprised how easy and convenient it is to get to and from work (plus out to lunch or to run errands) in Atlanta with the one-two-power punch of MARTA and Relay Bike Share. They will also most likely be shocked at how bike-friendly the City of Atlanta has become, and how close and connected the neighborhoods are when you are on a bike.

 

– Has anything interesting happened while riding Relay?

I have met so many interesting people while riding a Relay bike. Like a woman, Juliet, who had no biking skills and signed up for one of my small-group classes. I decided to give her a private class and we agreed to meet in Centennial Park in Downtown Atlanta. We will now always be connected, and Relay bikes shared a part of that.

– What is your favorite (or most used) Relay station?

All the Marta Station hubs. I ride my own bike most of the time, I don’t use Relay every day, or sometimes not even every week.  Having a membership, lets me know it is there whenever I need it. It’s like having a transportation insurance policy. I especially like that so many of the MARTA stops have bike share hubs, and also that I can lock the bike to any public bike rack so that I can take it directly to my destination.

– What else can you tell us about yourself?

I wrote the book Traveling at the Speed of Bike after a career as a content creator for major employers in metro Atlanta including Turner Broadcasting, UPS, Cox Enterprises, and the American Cancer Society. Additionally, as a League Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, I teach women new to cycling and/or returning to the bike. I also work as a tour guide with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta and I volunteer with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.  I previously taught seniors-on trikes and youth-in-need in the City of Decatur.

 

Check out my blog at TravelingAttheSpeedOfBike.com and the Bonus Resources tab for four maps I created of bike routes I particularly like.

 

Relay Bike Share Locking Etiquette

 

 

 

When you’re done cruising through the city, please physically lock your Relay Bike to a public rack or pole. Make sure to always lock to a fixed structure and not on private property, blocking access to doorways, or blocking ADA access.

If you travel outside of our system area you will get an alert on your phone from the Social Bicycles app.  There is no charge for biking outside the system area, but, if you decide to lock the Relay Bike outside our system area, you will be charged a $20 out of system area fee.

 

 

 

Relay Bikes have an integrated u-lock. The u- lock travels with the bike. While you’re riding a Relay Bike the grey u-lock goes into the two slots located on both sides of the bike above the back wheel.

 

 

 

Here are a few examples of how not to leave your Relay Bike…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of correctly locked Relay Bikes…..