Energetic music blaring. Draping King of Pops rainbow colored umbrellas. 100 baby blue bicycles glistening in the sun. This was the scene when Adrienne J Media (AJM) arrived for the City of Atlanta’s Relay Bike Share Launch. With its alluring waterfall background, Woodruff Park was a fitting site to kick off the event. Rather than sit inside on a warm sunny morning, AJM joined in the fun ,walking from our office to Woodruff Park was a breeze,  the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) incubator is right across the street.

The long-awaited Bike Share Launch began with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Kasim Reed. Accompanying him were Commissioner Tim Keane, Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz, and Relay Bike Share General Manager Dan Murphy. The inaugural ride, showcasing the first 10 installed stations, spans around Downtown Atlanta.

City of Atlanta Relay Bike Share Launch – June 9, 2016

THE RELAY BIKE SHARE LAUNCH

The program operated by Cycle Hop offer plans to choose from, making it easy to explore the city’s attractions. “Cycling is for everyone, and is an essential part of Atlanta’s transportation network. I’m thrilled that the City of Atlanta is joining cities across the country in launching our new bike share program,” said Mayor Reed. “Relay will provide another link for first-and-last-mile connectivity. It will give residents and visitors alike, one more way to navigate our beautiful city”. Because the program offers multiple plans, it makes it  a convenient choice for people commuting.

City of Atlanta Relay Bike Share Launch – June 9, 2016

Embarking on the three mile ride, AJM with 99 other supporters, showcased its commitment to the City. In addition to the Bike Share, AJM plans to participate in many more community events. Just as Mayor Reed and the city are committed to sustaining women entrepreneurs through initiatives like WEI, so is AJM. Most of all, it is our way of supporting the City’s efforts to provide various options of transportation.