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Decatur celebrates Bike Month

4/25/2014, 6:03 a.m.
Bicyclists from beginners to seasoned pros can find an array of activities, including group rides and classes, during May in Decatur.

Biking enthusiasts can celebrate National Bike Month every Saturday in May with the city of the Decatur.

The Sam’s Freight Room Ride pushes off at 2 p.m. from 415 E. Howard Ave. The easy 11-mile ride goes through Avondale Estates, Oakhurst and Decatur.

On May 2, a free Women’s Bike Class takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues on May 3 at 2 p.m. outdoors to practice skills.

May 8 is Bike to School Day, and there will be a free Introduction to Group Riding Skills on May 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants meet at Glennwood Elementary School.

Bike to Work Week is May 12-16. Riders are invited to stop by the Decatur Recreation Center between 7 and 10 a.m. for coffee and pastries before their bike commute to work.

The Third Friday Decatur Fun Ride takes place at 6:30 p.m. on May 16.

Participants meet at the Church Street MARTA station for a fun, slow-paced, five-mile ride around Decatur, followed by a visit to a local pub or restaurant for refreshments.

The Children’s Bike Rodeo takes place on May 17.

On May 18, Bicycle South at 2098 N. Decatur Road offers an easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park beginning from the store at 9 a.m.

On May 24-25, Bike Valet parking is offered at the Decatur Arts Festival, which is sponsored by Bicycle South, the Decatur Arts Alliance and the city of Decatur.

For more information, visit decaturga.com/biking.