The Athens Bicycle Co-operative

Athens, Ohio has a non-profit organization of volunteers that fix and play with bikes. The intent being to create a community of people who can enjoy bikes to their fullest. To do this we need a very active and savvy bike community. We further this goal by fixing bikes, teaching volunteers about bikes, creating an environment where volunteers can teach themselves about bikes, planning bike related events, and creating ways of getting more bikes to more people.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bike Month and Bike-To-Work Week

May is Bike month and the 11th through 15th is Bike to work week! Here's what's going on: 

Friday the first is a Pedal Patrol event. Patrols are going to start happening the first Friday of every month from now on. When we go on patrol, we basically spread out looking for some specific way to interact with the community and promote bicycling. This upcoming patrol will basically involve posting and handing out the flyer above and telling people that it's bike month. In the future patrols will involve things like administering fake tickets, applying subversive stickers, tagging sexy bikes, or giving kudos to other cyclists.

Friday the 8th will be Half-Masst, only because Friday the 15th is National Bike-To-Work Day.
Details on Half-Masst are here:

Monday the 11th will be the first Bike After-Work Beer Ride, in which we'll either ride to our favorite bar for a beer or take some beers with us somewhere to enjoy. The same will occur every day that week, culminating in Friday's Ride, which will be the first annual ATHENS BIKE SHUFFLE. It's the only way to celebrate National Bike-To-Work Day in the Athens style.

Friday the 22nd we will hold the Athens Alleycat Race, which takes place on Fern Street. Tournament-style heats of two will determine the first Alleycat Champion in this town.

Friday the 29th is the last one, so that means a traditional Critical Mass ride, which one can learn about by going to

FOR ALL OF THESE EVENTS the meeting place is the Civil War Monument on the College Green and the meeting time is 5pm.

Have a good Bike Month!


  1. Cool poster, see you guys there.

  2. Bike to Work Week? I started doing it on January 20th because my car broke down and I wasn't able to figure out the cause. 120 miles per week on average leaves me less time and energy to do my running, but it's probably building up my quads. Now, I'm sort of addicted to it, especially with the luxury of mild spring weather. In contrast, I had a snotsickle hanging from the nose hole of my face mask when I arrived at work on January 20, when the daily high temparature was in the mid-teens.