Monday, April 21, 2008

Way to go Atlanta

Temperature at departure = 64° F (18° C)

Some more quick news and I may be out for a few days.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has an article featuring an East Atlanta bike co-op. Cool idea. "The head line reads: Non-profit bike shop gets cyclists in gear" In talking with the owner of my local bike shop, I sorta thought all bike shops were non-profit... I like the idea of being able to work on my bikes but not having to shell out for the expensive gear that it takes to do it right. I think I'd use a service like this, but don't see it happening in OP soon. The Atlanta shop is open 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

SoPo Bicycle Co-op, a nonprofit bike shop and maintenance space in East Atlanta. In 12 hours each week, it offers bicycle education to daredevilish kids bored with TV, young adult commuters who can't afford cars, middle-aged parents remembering how to pedal and retirees who want a workout.

The AJC has a couple other articles today as well -- and good for them:

Bike tour gives riders closer look at Beltline

The inaugural Beltline Bike Tour, sponsored by the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign in cooperation with the Beltline Partnership, took cyclists on a journey stretching from a parking lot along North Avenue behind City Hall East, the future site of a Beltline park, to Rose Circle Park in the West End, where Beltline construction has already begun.

One of the largest public works projects in the city's history, the Beltline will follow old railroad rights of way and touch 45 neighborhoods. The corridor will include parks, trails, travel corridors and new and commercial development.


Of bicycles, tight pants and the distance between Savannah and the Capitol

...discusses Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's participation in the Tour de Georgia, a from Tybee Island to Savannah which starts today.

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