ABOUT THE 2015 EVENT
2015 is the 10th anniversary Capitol ride and there's a lot to celebrate! Here are just a few of the accomplishments resulting from thousands of cyclists showing their support for better bicycling in Georgia:
- GDOT adopted a nationally recognized "Complete Streets" policy that ensures bicycling will be safely accommodated on new road projects.
- We won a three feet safe passing law in 2011.
- Significantly raised the profile of bicycling issues in Georgia.
- Drew thousands of people on bikes to the steps of the state capitol to show support for better laws and for more investment in bike-friendly streets and trails.
- Inspired cities outside of metro Atlanta to mimic the Ride locally with Rides to City Hall and Mayor's Rides.
- Whether on warm sunny days or in freezing flurries, we had fun!
We've come a long way, but there's still so much more to do. Join us at the 2015 Ride to the Capitol to demonstrate your support for safe, economically vibrant communities. Let's create a Georgia that provides residents and visitors alike great opportunities for enjoying the simple, healthy joy of riding a bike.
Please REGISTER for the ride – only registered riders are covered by event insurance. Also, registered riders will receive a FREE commemorative reflective leg band! Details on the registration page. It's the 10 Year anniversary of the Ride to the Capitol, and we're going to celebrate it in style! Our first 100 registrants who donate at the Silver level ($50) or higher will receive a limited edition Ride to the Capitol cycling cap by Primal Wear.
This year's ride will end in the brand new Liberty Plaza on the east side of the Capitol and cyclists are asked to park their bikes outside the Plaza and walk in.
W H O
Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA), Georgia Bikes!, and event sponsors will host over 1,000 cyclists from the metro Atlanta region. Police-escorted rides will depart from Decatur and Roswell led respectively by City Commissioner Fred Boykin and Mayor Jere Wood as well as other mayors and public officials from the region.
W H A T
During the tenth annual "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event, cyclists will embark on rides to the Capitol in order to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails. We will have a fully supported rest stop at the Capitol provided by the National MS Society (bikems.org) with free drinks and snacks for all cyclists.
W H E N
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, during the state legislative session. Estimated time of arrival at the Capitol is 11:40 a.m. Your starting time will depend on which city or auxiliary location you choose to start at or which route you choose to join along the way.
These auxiliary rides are a great way to join in and show your local community your support of cycling in Georgia. As of 03/16/15 auxiliary rides are still being determined. Check back closer to the event to confirm exact auxiliary ride details! Please note that only the Decatur and Roswell routes are police escorted – and they are NOT escorted on the return trip.
W H Y
Riding to raise support for the development of a regional-scale bicycle network of both on-road facilities and multi-use-trails, and cycling connections to major transit facilities, activity centers, and schools.
MAMA also intends to raise awareness of the benefits of bicycling as an important form of transportation; a beneficial economic development and tourism tool; an excellent way to maintain health and fitness; and a great sport and family activity.
2 0 1 5 E V E N T F L Y E R S
The Georgia Rides To The Capitol 2015 event poster and flyer are available as PDFs for viewing and printing
by clicking here for the 11x17" poster
or clicking here for a 8.5x14" flyer version.
If printing, it works best to choose "Fit to Printable Area" in the "Print Scaling" part of your print dialog box.