Monday, April 15, 2013
Register for the Roswell Mayor’s Ride now, or stop by the event to enjoy a day of special events and activities.
The 12th Annual Historic Roswell Criterium returns on Sunday, April 28 with an expanded race course in the heart of historic Roswell, according to information provided by organizers. The schedule of events includes: The Historic Roswell Criterium, which began in 2002, has established itself as the largest pro/am criterium in the Southeast and second largest single-day race in the United States. It has surpassed 750 total race registrations for the day, according to a recent press release. For the first time in 12 years, the Historic Roswell Criterium will introduce a new race course. The criterium loop will be extended to 1.2 miles in length, now including Heart of Roswell Park as the southern-most turn of the race route. The long …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Register online to participate in the March 26 event.
Once again, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood will soon strap on his helmet and pedal his way downtown as part of the annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol 2013. The eighth annual Roswell Mayor's Ride to the Capitol, Tuesday, March 26, has become a tradition for community members and Wood hopes more residents will join him this year. According to information provided by the city of Roswell, more than 1,000 cyclists in metro Atlanta will participate in the ride to raise support for improved conditions for cycling, including the development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails. This year’s event will ask elected officials and DOT leaders to: Roswell participants will leave from Roswell City Hall around 9:45 a.m. …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Looking for some fun activities over the weekend for the family?
Roswell Hospitality Highway Century Ride James Casto performs with Jill Paquette and John Allison Ask the Gardener at Chattahoochee Nature Center Roswell Riverside Sounds Saturday Night Candlelight Concert Alpharetta & Milton Al Smith Trio featuring Robin Latimore Alpharetta Farmers Market Dive In Movie Series at Alpharetta City Pool Matilda's Music under the Pines Milton's Free Movie Series Presents 'The Three Stooges' Johns Creek Beginner Ballroom Dance Classes Johns Creek Farmers Market Pearl-Lian Wine Tasting Cumming Live Music at 'Cue Barbecue Brookwood Farmers' Market Farmer's Market at Cumming Fairgrounds Humane Society of Forsyth County Pet Adoptions Heather Faraday at Castleberry Ale House Backwater at Castleberry Ale House …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here are the roads that will be closed for the Roswell Cycling Festival tomorrow, Sunday, April 29.
Motor vehicles could see some unusual delays tomorrow, April, 29, when the annual Roswell Cycling Festival rolls into town. Roswell residents and visitors should be aware of several road closures. Cycling events will require segments of certain roads to be shut down for some or all of the day, causing slow and possible traffic backups. Roswell Police will begin directing traffic at major intersections throughout the historic district and down by the Chattahoochee River as amateur cyclists join the Mayor's Ride, which leaves from Roswell Area Park at 8 a.m. Use caution when passing cyclists. Keep in mind, Georgia maintains a three-foot passing law. Additionally, key areas of downtown Roswell will have partial and full road closures during …
Friday, April 27, 2012
It's bound to be a fun bicycling weekend in historic Roswell this Sunday, April 29.
The Roswell Criterium races into Roswell's historic district this Sunday, April 29. The event promises something for the whole family to enjoy. Spectators can enjoy a free day of watching cyclists or patronizing local historic district merchants. And athletes - both serious and for-fun - can register to ride in several biking events until 5 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 27. Here's what you can expect from the day: Mayor's Ride - Start and finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell Registration fee will include pre-ride refreshments, t-shirt, ride with rest stops, lunch and VIP seating for the exciting Roswell Criterium bicycle race that afternoon in Historic Roswell. Free Family Ride participants may purchase lunch and t-…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Three pro cyclists took a look at Canton Street on Tuesday. They'll race in the Roswell Criterium on April 29.
On Tuesday, three members of the Competitive Cyclist Racing Team got to take a look at Canton Street, where they will be racing in the Historic Roswell Criterium on April 29. This will be the 11th year for the criterium, which starts and finishes on Canton Street. “It is special because you are riding downtown,” said Cesar Grajales, 38, of Colombia, who has raced in the United States for nine years. “It is a great environment to be racing.” Grajales has raced in Roswell before, but teammates Phil Grenfell of Australia and Thomas Rabou of The Netherlands were getting their first look at the venue. Grajales explained, “This has become part of the cycling scene in the United States.” The criterium is popular because Roswell has so many …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Roswell announces a new pilot project to improve way finding for bicyclists.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Home Owners Association (HOA) of Barrington Farms asked the city of Roswell to assist bicyclists who frequently became disoriented on their way to the Roswell/Alpharetta Greenway entrance because of the complicated street network. Roswell Department of Transportation staff developed an idea to replace the old six-inch street name signs with new nine-inch signs, which will have a way-finding feature. The feature consists of a bicycle symbol and arrow on a yellow background. The arrow will assist cyclists in finding their way through the subdivision to Roswell's entrance to the Greenway Trail System on Cranberry Place. To date, the signs have been replaced at three out of eight intersections. The new system helps cyclists navigate …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The deadline to apply is March 24.
Bicycles will once again take over Roswell's historic district this spring, but not all of them will look like you might think; in fact, some of them may be hardly recognizable as bicycles at all. The Moving Parts of the Arts showcase comes again to Canton Street in April as part of the Roswell Cycling Festival. Currently, artists from around the metro area are being asked to tap into their creative sides and come up with dynamic, thought provoking and unique pieces of art from the 20 bicycles donated by Roswell Bicycles for the event. “We’re looking forward to the second year of showcasing these creative pieces of art throughout the city of Roswell!” said Kim Hutchens, chair of Moving Parts Of The Arts. “People enjoyed experiencing the …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Over 500 bikes were donated to North Fulton Community Charities for gift giving this holiday season.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, December 5, 2011
About 150 volunteers gathered on Saturday, Dec. 3 to polish and shine nearly 550 bikes donated for North Fulton Community Charities’ Santa Shop. The bikes will be given as holiday gifts to people through the charity this month. This year was the fifth year for the annual bike drive, which collects bikes from neighborhoods in the tri-county area (Forsyth, Gwinnett and Fulton). On Saturday the volunteers included about 30 mechanics who were able to transform many of the bikes like new for the kids. Sponsors included Alpha Bikes, Cycleworks, Reality Bikes, Performance Bikes and Roswell Bicycles. Johns Creek Baptist Church and Price Waterhouse Coopers donated over 200 new bikes for the program as well. Volunteers were treated to a lunch of …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Georgia Bikes will host its second annual "Georgia Bike Summit" in Athens this coming Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9th
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Bicycling advocates and enthusiasts are joining law enforcement, planners and elected officials in Athens this weekend for the second annual Georgia Bike Summit, a statewide conference for discussing how and why Georgia should be creating safe, accessible opportunities for bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation. "The Georgia Bike Summit is the perfect opportunity for community advocates, elected and business leaders, and cyclists of all stripes to come together to celebrate and improve cycling in our state," said Georgia Bikes Vice President Rebecca Serna. The Summit - held in newly appointed "Bicycle Friendly Community," Athens, this year - features a wide variety of social and educational events for Georgians interested in…