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Monday, October 13, 2014

Bike The Power! A Photo Journey Through The AUC!

BIKE THE POWER: 
To use the bicycle as a way to secure social and economic equality locally and globally. 
Model: Brittany Botts & Shawn Deangelo
Shoot by: HammJack Photography
























An Interview with Miss Maroon and White, Brittany Botts on Biking!

           We met up with Brittany Botts, the reigning Miss Maroon and White Homecoming Queen, at the illustrious Morehouse College for a bicycle ride, conversation, and photo shoot. Our founder Shawn Deangelo Walton and Ms. Botts, who he calls "Reeci", have been great friends for four years since being introduced to each other through poetry and activism on the campuses of the Atlanta University Center. They sit in front of Graves Hall, one of Morehouse's premiere academic dormitories, to commence the photo shoot and they do what they do best...SERVE! The mood was light and the interactions were genuine between the two friends who then begin cycling through Morehouse and Clark Atlanta's campus in #Spelhouse sibling bliss. The moments afterwards were spent hearing Brittany's reminiscing on a bicycle in Paris cycling to the Louvre Museum. We graciously asked about her experiences cycling today and how it could influence the Atlanta University Center.



WE asked Miss Maroon and White:

WE: How did it feel riding on a bike through the Atlanta University Center?
BB: I felt so free and connected with the environment around me. I felt like I was taking ownership of my space while starting a new trend on campus.


WE: Do you think that the Atlanta University Center could benefit from a bicycle friendly campus?

BB: Yes! Students could definitely benefit from riding bikes on campus. It would provide a new work out mechanism and an outlet for stress, a new way to navigate their campus community and the surrounding community as well.

WE: What was your most memorable biking moment?
BB: My most memorable moment riding the bike (during the Wecycle Atlanta photo shoot) was when I finally perfected the turn around Clark Atlanta University's promenade.

We really enjoyed the company of the wonderful Brittany Botts and we hope to ride with her again! Perhaps for the #DoTheBikeThing AUC Spring ride! Coming soon, but until then... #BikeThePower!


**HAPPY SPELHOUSE HOMECOMING 2014** 






Monday, September 29, 2014

Our Founder is Following The Vision! Named Under 30 FTV Finalist!

 It is with great honor to announce that our founder and working member Shawn Deangelo Walton has been selected as a 30 Under 30 Following The Vision 2014 Finalist! If he wins Wecycle Atlanta will receive a $2,500 grant to take Wecycle Atlanta to the next level! Here are a few highlights words from the judges who made the decision! The winner will be announce in December and we hope its WE!

Wheels of Steel! Two Queens reflect on their bike ride to the Outkast Concert #Atlast

Like our friends at Spindle ATL, who rode bikes across Atlanta to spell out Outkast on a route map, Wecycle Atlanta LOVES Outkast! To celebrate their 20th anniversary and to witness possibly one of their last shows ever, we planned a bicycle ride to the concert appropriately titled: Wheels of Steel!

Accompanied by two fellow Aliens Wecycle Atlanta asked that they reflect on their experience cycling to the concert and the results are in!


Kaurie reminisces: Not only was it smart to ride to the Outkast concert avoiding high parking prices and having to park far away because parking lots were full, but the actual ride invited peace of mind. It possibly was responsible for making the concert that much better. My whole experience of the day I rode to the Outkast show was nothing short of AMAZING!

Natalia recalls the Epic night: The bike ride allowed me to appreciate the beautiful views of the city that you wouldn't otherwise pay attention to driving past. I love how on the way back I was able to reflect on the concert while the wind's breeze blowed with the light rain drops.... okay I'm getting a little poetic, but truthfully it made the day so much more blissful. I also loved the exercise I got from it.

The Do The Bike Thing movement is gaining momentum! Hop on a bike and catch the vibes! We'll leave you with this...

Casual Ride Displays Historic Westside #DoTheBikeThingAUC


#DoTheBikeThing ride was a huge success! 35 riders, 3 Historic West End visits, and a sneak peak at... The Big Secret!! #DunDunDunDun!!!!! Next Ride October 18th! Thanks for all the riders and supporters who promoted the ride! 

Post by WeCycle Atlanta.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

AJC Says: Wecycle Atlanta Growing Communities, Healthier Kids!

By Rick Badie
Some days, Holderness Street in Southwest Atlanta gets flooded with so many kids riding bikes that it reminds Shawn Deangelo Walton of a "mini Singapor". 

He's partly to blame for the popularity of two-wheeled activity, thanks to a civic-minded small business he started to introduce youngsters to the joy of cycling and gardning. Walton is the founder of Wecycle Atlanta, an operation that stresses WHEELS: Work Ethic, Health, Environment, Economics, Leadership and Sustainability. It does so by giving young people in West Atlanta access to bikes, fresh produce and, of course, cycling!




Wecycle Atlanta aids 225 Atlanta youth get on bicycles this SUMMER!

          This summer Wecycle Atlanta set out to aid getting 100 Atlantan's on bicycles. We missed our mark... by exceeding it! With bicycle donations from Georgia residents and private sponsors Wecycle Atlanta aided in getting 225 youth on bicycles this summer! Through partnership Wecycle Atlanta with the aid of Odyssey Team Inc. distributed 225 bicycles to city of Atlanta youth through Local Boys & Girls' Clubs and residential communities through the 40 Hours and a Bicycle and Life Cycles Programs. 
         WE also want to thank our partners at Odyssey for donating tools to our soon coming Boxcar Bike Shop! We have learned here at Wecycle Atlanta that the more you give the more you receive, so we want to thank everyone who supports us while we get more Atlantan's on W.H.E.E.L.S. #DoTheBikeThing!