Thursday, March 11, 2010

Calling All Dunwoody Cyclists for Georgia Rides to the Capitol; Tues, March 23

March 23, 2010 Event
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event. Show your state officials that you care about bicycling and the recently-introduced 3-Feet Safe Passing bill! The Dunwoody group will depart at 9:45 AM on a police-escorted route along Mt. Vernon Rd and will link up with Roswell & East Cobb riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. We’ll travel at a leisurely 12 mile per hour pace, but novice riders and families may want to join the five-mile group ride leaving from East Lake MARTA Rail Station in Decatur with Mayor Bill Floyd. There are many other starting times and locations throughout the metro area including Roswell, East Cobb, and more, so please see the event website for details. Please note that return routes from the capitol will not be police-escorted. Meet the Dunwoody group at 9:30 AM at the Fresh Market at Dunwoody Village (5515 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA). Remember to pre-register at the website!

At a glance:
  • Over 2,000 Atlanta cyclists ride to the Capitol to support bike safety, visibility, and facilities
  • Ride with Dunwoody Mayor Ken Wright along a police-escorted route
  • Meet at Fresh Market in Dunwoody Village at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, Mar. 23
  • Enjoy the 16-mile, ~2-hour ride to the Capitol; ride MARTA or bike home
  • Free event, $10 suggested donation, complimentary snacks at starting point
  • Pre-register at

3-Feet Safe Passing Bill (HB 988)

Introduced in January, this bill will improve cyclists’ safety on Georgia’s roadways by requiring that 3 feet be maintained between cyclists and motor vehicles when passing. With your support we can help make this bill become law.

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