New Bicycle Friendly Communities

As I was zipping down the 2-way mostly* protected bike lane (cycle track) on the south side of Atlanta’s Piedmont Park yesterday on Relay Bikeshare, I did not know that the good news was about to be announced — the City of Atlanta has finally earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification from the League of…

Summer classes announced

I’ve announced my free “Pedal Power with Pattie” classes for the summer. I’ve chosen to only offer classes that have easy access to bikeshare. One of the upcoming classes is in a metro-Atlanta city named Alpharetta, and the other three are in the City of Atlanta just 15 minutes away via train from where I…

In Atlanta for business?

A scattering of conventioneers and other name-tagged business travelers walked by me as I sat by the Relay Bikeshare hub at the corner of Centennial Olympic Park right across from the College Football Hall of Fame in Downtown Atlanta. As a Relay Bikeshare VIP Ambassador, I talked with a number of them about how you…

I’m now a “VIP ambassador”!

Yesterday I caught the MARTA train to Atlanta’s West End stop and then rode a mile or so to the warehouses where the Relay Bikeshare headquarters is located, to meet with General Manager Julie Wells, and Marketing/Community Outreach Manager Timberley Jones. Another Relay Bikeshare fan, Carl Holt, joined me in becoming its first “VIP Ambassadors.”…

Meet Juliet

This is Juliet. She signed up for one of my small-group classes (which require students to already be able to pedal on a bike) but then emailed me to tell me she had no skills and could not ride a bike at all. I wrote back that I wanted to give her a private class…

Peachtree Street at night

So the Urban Confidence class (offered for free by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition) with which I helped last night was pretty darn awesome (with the exception of the usual several drivers in bike lanes, and the surprising fact that none of the four Relay Bikeshare* bikes’ back lights worked — am grateful I tossed a red…