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RideOneGiveOne Giveaway – Atlanta United FC + Relay Bike Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RideOneGiveOne Giveaway

Check-out one of the 5-Stripe Relay bicycles that are now all over the city.  Atlanta United has teamed up with Relay Bike Share 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 by filling out the form below. Winners are selected via a random drawing and will be issued a prize from Atlanta United.   All potential prize winners must meet all eligibility requirements and comply with these Official Rules to qualify for a prize.  Official Rules found HERE: http://relaybikeshare.com/cyclehop-relay-rideonegiveone-official-rules/

To be eligible to win the giveaway please fill out the form by clicking the image below.

 

 

Ride to the next game get details here >>>> http://relaybikeshare.com/ride-the-stripes-atlanta-united-fc-relay-bike-share/. Stay tuned because there’s MORE TO COME from our 5- Stripe partnership.

 

Atlanta Streets Alive – Westside

 

 

Atlanta Streets Alive is back on the Westside. The streets of Atlanta will spring to life on Sunday, June 10, 2018 as a 3.8-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Underwood Hills is opened to people on bikes, and closed to motorized traffic. Experience the open streets on a Relay bike.

Ride Relay Bike Share with a $3.50 credit for Atlanta Streets Alive. Use Promo Code ASA2018. 

Plus:
No out of hub fees for Atlanta Streets Alive.
Lock up at any public bike rack or pole in the Relay Bike Share system area.

Check-out a Relay bike from any of these close-by hubs along the route:
• 14th & Howell Mill
• Tech Parkway (at Hampton St. NW & 3rd St. NW)
• Coca-Cola (at Gate on Luckie St. near North Ave.)
• Centennial Olympic Park (at Marietta St. & Luckie St.)
• Fairlie-Poplar District (at Marietta St. & Forsyth St. SW)
• Marta – Five Points (at Peachtree St. & Alabama St. SW)
• Woodruff Park (at Peachtree St. & Auburn Ave. NE)

And don’t forget – Join the Streets Alive Kickoff Parade.

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lineup: 3:30 pm

Opening Remarks, then launch: 4:00 pm

Downtown at the intersection of Peachtree St. & Marietta St.

Get all the details about the June 10th Atlanta Streets Alive Westside event at:

https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/westside

https://www.facebook.com/events/1945581802371382/

 

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Ride the Stripes – Atlanta United FC + Relay Bike Share

 

 

 

 

Relay Bike Share + Atlanta United FC Partnership 

 

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Atlanta United FC. Have you noticed the 5-Stripe Relay hubs around town?


 

 

Ride to an Atlanta United FC Match

 

You can lock your Relay Bike at the Bike Valet for free. The Bike Valet is located in front of Gate #3 on Georgia International Plaza, across from the giant Falcons sculpture.

Skip traffic and parking fees. Ride a Relay Bike to these upcoming matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

• Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:30pm ET vs Chicago Fire
• Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm ET vs Portland Timbers
• Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm ET vs Orlando City SC
• Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2pm ET vs Seattle Sounders FC

 

 

 

Ride One, Give One 

We released 17 Atlanta United FC Unicorn Bikes into the wild at the Atlanta Moonride on June 9, 2018. 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. 

Check-out one of the 5-Stripe Relay bicycles that are now all over the city. Atlanta United has teamed up with Relay Bike Share to bring red, black, and gold to the streets of Atlanta with special Atlanta United bikes. When you select one of these 17 special bikes, the rental fee will be matched by the Atlanta United Foundation and donated to Metro YMCA Soccer Program (up to $2000). https://www.atlutd.com/ridethestripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlanta Cycling Festival + Relay 1 Year Anniversary

 

 

Oh, it’s party time and you’re invited to come out and support the two wheeled fun in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Cycling Festival is going down May 19th – 25th. This is a week full of bike rides, events, and classes. We love this event because it highlights everything that’s good about bicycling in Atlanta. The fun, the friends, and the adventure.

One event we’re super excited for is the, Big Closing Bash. We’ll be celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary. During the Big Closing Bash, we will acknowledge our members with the most miles and rides. We have fun bike inspired games which include – shooting baskets, Relay racing, and more!

 

Big Closing Bash + 1 Year Relay Bike Share Anniversary 

Date: Friday, May 26, 2018 

Time: 6PM

Location: South Broad Street (between Mitchell and MLK Jr. Drive) in South Downtown Atlanta will be blocked off for a night of games, music, vendors, awards, and beers.

In April 2017, Relay Bike Share rolled out 500 brand new, 8 speed bikes. Since then, Atlantans have used the bikes to complete 124,270 unique trips, traveled 264,007 miles and we saved 232,807 pounds of carbon. That’s the equivalent of biking from Atlanta, GA cross country to San Diego, CA 130 times!

You can check out the full Atlanta Cycling Festival event calendar here >>>> http://www.atlantacyclingfestival.com/events#date=*&filter=*&track=

 

 

 

 

We hope you bring your A game and a friend!

 

Where to Relay on Valentine’s Day – Location Suggestions By Tinder

 

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! You can make it a fun and memorable day by including a Relay Bike Share ride into your plans. We are waiving our $2.00 Out of Hub Fees on February 14, 2018 12:00am – 11:59pm. You have the flexibility of locking your Relay at any public bike rack or pole in our system area.

While cruising the Internet we came across, Where to bring your Tinder date in Atlanta this Valentine’s Day.

This post was curated by the match making experts at Tinder. The team at Tinder suggested some unique Valentine Day locations that are laid back, fun, and low pressure. We thought it was great list and noticed some of the suggestions are close to our hubs.

Take a first date, or celebrate friendship all while reducing your carbon footprint. Below we list the Valentine locations that are close to a Relay hub.

Cooks & Soldiers  

The Tuscan Italian restaurant is close to our 14th & Howell Mill hub.

Joystick Gambar

Play classic arcade games and enjoy the drinks our Jackson & Chamberlain hub is close to this hot spot on Edgewood Ave.

The Garage

Monday Night Brewing an Atlanta- based craft brewery along the new Westside Beltline our Gordon White hub is super close.

Revelator Coffee 

Enjoy an inviting cup of coffee or tea our Grant Park hub is close.

 

Download the ‘Social Bicycles” App to locate the nearest station or bike. Remember you can lock up anywhere in our system area. Tag us in your Valentine Day ride #RelayATL

 

 

 

Meet Our General Manager

 

 

 

 

The Bike Share industry is still new and growing. We received a lot of questions from the community about “how things work” behind the scenes. There are a lot of moving parts performed by a dedicated team.

As an on going effort to introduce you to the Relay Bike Share team, Timberley Jones the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager interviewed Julie Wells the General Manager below.

What do you do in your role as the General Manager?

As GM of Relay I get to wear a few different hats. Sometimes I’m out riding meeting with businesses and community organizers, and some days I am in the office returning emails or working with the team to optimize our processes. The best part about working on the Relay team is that, no matter what I am doing, it is never dull.

What is your “bike” background? Why work with bikes? 

My bike background…well, my bike love story started, as many do, when I was very young. Bikes equaled freedom and allowed me to get around the neighborhood beyond the view of watchful eyes. The bike gave way to a car when I turned 16, but when I left for college the flame was reignited. At Georgia Tech, freshmen are not allowed to have cars which meant the bike was back!

I moved out West for a few years after graduation, and when I returned I was determined to get involved with an organization that was working to better Atlanta. I found that the Atlanta Cycling Festival fit that bill!  Working on the ACF team allowed me to meet and interact with our the passionate members of our biking community, and inspired me to transition my career to advocating for alternative transit options full time.

Bikes are freedom, bikes are transportation, bikes are fun, bikes are friends, bikes are exercise….why not work with bikes?

Thoughts on the bike share industry as a whole? 

Bike share is relatively new industry, specially here in the States.  The industry is changing so rapidly right now that it is hard to keep up!  Most of our larger systems are traditional docked/stationed bike share systems, but new “dockless” bike share systems are popping up everywhere.   What that says to me is that bike share is what people want!  I think in the long run, it’s going to be a major first and last mile solution for Atlantans.

Thoughts on bike share in Atlanta?

I look around town at all of new developments going in and think, “oh, here come another 800 cars.”  Atlanta’s population is growing so fast because everyone wants to come and enjoy our amazing city…who can blame them?!  But how are we all going to get around without pulling our hair our?  MARTA and Relay are the best answers I can come up with.  I see bike share in Atlanta increasingly becoming part of our every day lives.  I love the picture I have in my mind of Monday mornings filled with blue bikes moving around town!

Thank you for riding Atlanta!

 

 

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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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Meet Chris Clark – Relay Bike Share Operations Manager

 

Each month we will introduce you to a Relay team member or ambassador that works behind the scenes. Bike Share is a new concept to many but it’s on pace to becoming a major form of transportation.

This month, Timberley Jones, the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager will highlight Chris Clark, Operations Manager in the informal interview below.

TJ: What do you do daily in your role as Operations Manager?

CC: I’m basically working to support all of the facets of Relay’s daily operations, but I’m mainly making sure we’re continually improving the rider experience and that we maintain the highest bike availability possible. Making that happen takes a team of dedicated and hardworking Technicians working in the shop and in the field everyday of the week to clean, maintain and repair the bike fleet and to rebalance and service the system area. I’m dealing with the hiring, training, scheduling, supplying current needs and forecasting future needs to help keep the team in motion and the system in top shape.

TJ: What’s your “Bicycle” background? Why bike share?

CC: Growing up in Hawaii I bicycled everywhere all year around. I remember that sense of freedom and independence that came with riding my bike to get where I wanted to go, down the block to a friend’s house, over to the park or exploring my community. My first job was delivering newspapers by bike and I rode to school and back almost daily.

As an adult I rediscovered bicycling on a Mountain Bike. Again I was attracted to that feeling of freedom, riding my bike to places that would be otherwise hard to get to. I found new places to explore and new friends to share the adventures with. I felt a part of a community of cyclists.

After moving to Los Angeles, I discovered bike share. bike share gave me freedom from worrying about my bike parked at a rack and the independence to make one way trips by bike.

Chris’ main role is making sure …….Relay Field Tech Team (LEAD IN TO FIELD TECH TEAM)

TJ: Why do you enjoy the bike share industry?

CC:  Well, I’ve always felt that bicycling is key to livable and sustainable communities and healthy active lifestyles. I think bike share brings down many of the barriers that might prevent people from trying bicycling and helps make using a bike be more common and normal, as it should be. It’s a healful, easy and economical option for transportation and fun. I’m excited about bike share’s popularity and growth and the awesome support we see from businesses, local community organizations and forward thinking leaders in government. It’s a growing industry powered by passionate and dedicated people working for a better future.

TJ: How are Relay Bikes different from other programs?

The ability to lock up ‘out of hub’ is a feature that enhances the usability and versatility of the system. The Field Tech team will collect those ‘strays’ and return them to hubs. (remember there is a $1 credit for any user who grabs an out of hub bike and returns it to a hub.)

We use the location data from out of hub lock-ups to help guide where new hubs should go. Keep a lookout for new hubs in the near future and if you have an idea for one, please send us a suggestion. Our user’s input is very important for our planning and we are always thinking about how to grow and where we might need a new hub.

Riding a Relay bike makes you feel part of a community and almost always induces a smile and a ring of the bell when you see another Relay rider. These bikes are specifically designed to be safe and easy to ride, low maintenance and tamper resistant. Most Relay rides are 4 miles or less, and we already have many bikes in our fleet over with 500 total miles. Relay overall has 75,000 trips and 170,000 miles logged so far… 7 times around the world! They may not be the lightest or the fastest but they make it easy for anyone to give bicycling a try and they can do most things pretty well for most people.

I’m loving Atlanta and the energy and momentum for growing bicycling here! Thank you for supporting bicycling!  #RideRelay

Find Dazzle the Unicorn Bike


Paul Frank, the iconic global designer, has brought his signature, nostalgic flair to the City of Atlanta and Relay Bike Share this month.

Starting December 1st and for a limited time only, you can hop on the Paul Frank bikes featuring the designer’s most beloved characters, such as Julius the Monkey, Dazzle the Unicorn, Mika Cat, Worry Bear and Crossbones. Characters can be found on 200 bikes, located throughout the city of Atlanta, but there is only one elusive Dazzle the Unicorn bike!

 

We want you to find Dazzle the Unicorn Bike around town!

How do you find Dazzle around town?

Simply go to your Social Bicycles account, on the website or in the app, search “Dazzle”, and the bike’s location will be revealed.

  1. Find the bike, take a picture
  2.  Use hashtag #PaulFrankxBikeShare
  3. Tag Us @RelayBikeShare  and @paulfranktweets so we can share your Dazzle the Unicorn adventures, too!

One winner per week (four total) will be selected to win a Dazzle the Unicorn prize package, as well as a free one month membership to Relay Bike Share.

CLAIMING PRIZE: On or about December 11, 2017; December 18, 2017;  December 29, 2017; and January 2, 2018 , the Sponsors will attempt to notify potential winners who submitted a entry on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Visit Link For complete contest details >>> http://relaybikeshare.com/paulfrankxbikeshare-2/

Follow us:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/relaybikeshare/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RelayBikeShare

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/relaybikeshare/

Hop on a bike and share your ride in style #PaulFrankxBikeShare

ABOUT PAUL FRANK:

Paul Frank is a globally recognized, iconic fashion and lifestyle brand, which features artistic and entertaining designs for the young and young at heart. Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, the Paul Frank brand was born in 1995 out of a garage in a Southern California beach town. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, across categories such as books, stationery, eyewear, home décor, bicycles and more. To see what’s new at Paul Frank, visit www.paulfrank.com.

ABOUT RELAY BIKE SHARE:

Relay Bike Share is operated by CycleHop, the largest ‘smart bike’ operator in North America. Bike share brings convenient, healthy, and fun personal transit to the masses. The smart bikes are GPS enabled and include a built-in lock, bell, basket, and front and rear lights. Relay Bike Share consists of 500 bikes and 72 hubs throughout the city of Atlanta. Download the Social Bicycles app or go to www.Relaybikeshare.com.