“2016 AV200, here I come!” – Rita Wuebbeler

by Lee Smith Rita Wuebbeler was so ready for last year’s AIDS Vaccine 200. She had ditched her slow hybrid for a speedier road bike, raised more than $2,000 to earn the AV200 jersey and shorts, and pushed herself hard with spin classes and training rides. Four weeks before the event, her bike slipped off a wet road at the outset of a ride, throwing her down onto the gravel. In shock and embarrassed, Wuebbeler wanted to soldier on despite cutting her face, scratching her knuckles and skinning a thigh and knee. But her friend Debra Snell insisted on taking ...

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HRC Honors Action Cycling Atlanta

HRC Honors Action Cycling Atlanta/AV200 with Dan Bradley Humanitarian Award Atlanta - Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Atlanta will honor Action Cycling Atlanta and the annual AIDS Vaccine 200 Bicycle Ride (AV200) with the Dan Bradley Humanitarian Award. The award will be presented at the annual HRC Atlanta Gala Dinner on May 2 at the Hyatt Regency, downtown Atlanta.  Each year, HRC Atlanta recognizes organizations and individuals who have tirelessly worked to advance equality for Atlanta’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Action Cycling Atlanta ...

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How to dress for winter cycling

Inappropriate dress is the issue not the weather. by Atlanta Cycling Layering is the key to winter cycling comfort and to changing temperatures. Keep in mind that a 20 mph riding speed or wind feels 6-8 degrees cooler. Also, avoid cotton garments which do not wick and tend to stay wet which equals ... cold. 70 degrees - add a light, short sleeve base layer under your jersey. 60-70 degrees - add Arm Warmers and a light, packable Vest as needed. Arm warmers easily slide up and down to help regulate temperature, and they are very easy to remove and stuff into a jersey ...

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WeCycle Atlanta does the bike thing

by Lee Smith You might say Shawn Walton was precocious. At 2, he climbed aboard his older brother's bike and maneuvered around without any training wheels. "I got into biking at an early age," he says. "My earliest memory is riding a bicycle." Now 29, Walton is bringing that love of cycling to the next generation as the founder and CEO of WeCycle Atlanta, a nonprofit community bike shop in southwest Atlanta that helps low-income youths earn their bikes. The Morehouse College graduate wants to show youngsters how cycling can improve their health and have an ...

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