Bicycle Resources in Athens-Clarke County
In 2016, Athens-Clarke County earned the designation of Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists and was awarded the Bronze Award for its efforts to encourage bicycling in the community.
Athens-Clarke County was again selected as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the bronze level until 2020, which recognizes a strong community commitment to cycling, responsiveness to the needs of cyclists, and bicycle usage above average for U.S. communities. Athens-Clarke County previously received a bronze level designation in 2011.
Athens-Clarke County has a goal to promote safe roads for cyclists. The county is home to 19.6 miles of bike lanes, six miles of multi-use paths, and 58.75 miles of marked shared road. Several current and future projects will continue to expand and improve the community's bicycle infrastructure.