Classes for those on trikes and bikes

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the City of Decatur, Georgia’s Active Living Department chose to use this photo of mine in its latest playbook of class offerings to promote the Silver Spokes seniors-on-trikes class that I co-taught last year. I am thrilled to hear that class is continuing. Seniors-on-trikes is very close to my…

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…

Bike AT Work Day

Did you know that something like 96 percent of poll respondents on the Bike Commuters of Atlanta Facebook page said their bike-to-work distance is less than 5 miles each way? And do you realize that it is quite easy to put a route together in the City of Atlanta that’s relatively separated or protected from…

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…

Next FREE classes announced

I am honored to donate free “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class in the following metro-Atlanta cities on the following dates. Click for details and to register. March 4, 2018: Dunwoody, GA (Update: Class was awesome — meet Andrea) April 15: Norcross, GA In coordination with the City of Norcross’ Sustainability Commission April 21:…

Meet Ella

This is Ella. She is from Kenya. She “got lost in the shuffle” somehow and never learned to ride a bike in her native country when all the boys learned to ride. She says her girlfriends, who come from all over, have similar stories. Despite college degrees. Despite supportive families. Despite good jobs and notable…