ABOUT WHEEL MOVEMENT

 
 
 

Our Mission is to promote safe and accessible bicycling
in Augusta Georgia’s River Region.

 
 
 
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Who we are

Wheel Movement (WM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer bicycling advocacy organization.  
It was founded in 2011 following the death of local friend and cycling enthusiast, Dr. Matthew Burke, who was fatally injured while riding his bike.  It is through this tragedy that leaders of WM have turned their pain into mobilized passion, action, and new policy.  WM aims to make road-sharing the norm and safe biking everyone’s priority. We exist to educate, advocate, and congregate as a community to make Augusta’s River Region a bicycle-friendly environment.

 
 
 
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What We Do

Wheel Movement supports the local bicycling community.  We recognize the lifestyle, economic, health, and tourism values of bicycling and provide educational programs, outreach initiatives, and advocacy efforts that generate and sustain a positive bicycling environment for all residents and visitors in Augusta’s River Region.

 
 
 
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Where to Find Us

You can connect with us online via our social media channels or meet up with us at these annual local events:

 
  • NOVEMBER: Annual Ride of Celebration

  • Throughout the year: Find us at various rides/cycling events in the Augusta  River Region

  • APRIL: Best Dam Ride

  • MAY Augusta Urban Ministries/CSRA Regional Commission Bike Rodeo

  • MAY: Lock-to-Lock Ride @ Augusta Canal Headgates

 
 
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How To Join

If you’re interested in joining Wheel Movement and helping to grow and support our cycling community in Augusta, visit our membership page, contact us, or join our email list learn more about how you can get involved.

 

 

If you’re wondering what a year with Wheel Movement looks like, here is a snapshot of all we were able to accomplish together in 2018 as we work toward creating a cycling community for all in Georgia’s River Region and beyond!

 
 
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IN 2019 WE HOPE TO…

  • to have a bigger presence as community events to promote safe and accessible cycling

  • to work closer with area bike shops to  help promote the sport of cycling

  • to work with similar organizations that promote the spirit of an active and healthy lifestyle

  • to secure LCI's n the Augusta River Region (League of America Bicyclists Certified Instructors) to fulfill one of our core missions which is to reach all segments of our community to teach, and improve bicycle skills  and build confidence to ride.

  • to be at the annual Best Dam Ride in April

  • to be at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Championships Augusta, Ga. May 10-12 

  • to be at Paceline 2019 Augusta May 10-11.

  • to be at the annual Lock to Lock Ride May 19

  • to hear from you. Attend Board Meetings, help plan events, Volunteer, etc. This is your voice so let's be heard. There is strength in numbers.