Meet Tracy

Meet Tracy. She is a teacher in the suburb of Suwanee, Georgia (see my Bike Audit of Suwanee here). She took my “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class for Women yesterday at/around the City’ of Atlanta’s Atlantic Station (see my site survey ride there). She goes into Atlanta often to ride because the…

Earth Day class

Earth Day is sort of the high holy day for those of us who are trying to live lighter on the land, and I am honored to be part of the festivities at a live/work/play development in Atlanta named Atlantic Station, built on the brownfield site of the old Atlantic Steel Company. There’s one spot open…

This week’s to-do list

So on this week’s to-do list, I’ve got: Call the investigator who contacted me via certified mail asking me to get in touch about my recent MARTA train police report; send a copy of Traveling at the Speed of Bike to Gay Talese and REI (who/which are both in the book); plot out routes for…

Next stop, Atlantic Station

I hopped on the train just four miles from my home in the area of the largest concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters in the southeastern United States, and got off less than fifteen minutes later at a more dense mixed-use (retail/residential/entertainment) area in Midtown, Atlanta. A mere three-quarters-of-a-mile ride on Atlanta’s Relay Bikeshare bike…

Mixed use

In addition to already-planned classes in the metro-Atlanta cities of Dunwoody, Norcross, and Decatur, I am also in discussions about offering a free basic bike skills class for women with two mixed-use developments right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta—Atlantic Station and Colony Square (pictured while Traveling at the Speed of Bike). These are both…