By Kristen Kaufman | May 30, 2018
On Friday, May 18th, Clifton community members arrived via bike to Emory Point, where they celebrated and learned about the benefits of biking.
May is National Bike Month, and this event was part of the League of American Bicyclists’s National Bike to Work Week of National Bike Month. Partnerships between Emory Point, Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory Spokes Council, Emory Employee Cycling Network, the CDC’s CycNet employee cycling group, the CDC’s transportation department, and Emory’s Transportation and Parking Services made this event a success.
The Clifton Community’s Bike to Work Day underscored how biking can facilitate friendships and community building. Bikers enjoyed breakfast from The General Muir, a water rower competition and giveaway from Orange Theory, and information tables from organizations such as Relay Bike Share, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and Georgia Bike Law.
All members of the Emory and Clifton community were invited, from prospective bike commuters and cycling supporters to seasoned cyclists. Participants had the opportunity to join a bike train if they did not want to bike alone. Over eight group routes were established, traveling through various neighborhoods to Emory Point. In addition to environmental benefits, biking can save money or time, contribute to positive personal health, and provide opportunities to explore local communities.
View photos of the event below: