BRAG Dream Team hosted the national
Youth Bike Summit in Atlanta
2022 Youth Bike Summit
April 15th - 17th
648 Memorial Drive
Friday 15th April
4 pm - 8 pm: Check-In + Beltline Bike Rides + Dinner
Saturday 16th April
8 am - 5 pm: Breakfast + Justice Journey Ride + Opening Plenary + Lunch + Workshops/Bike Rides
5 pm on: Dinner on Your Own
Sunday 17th April
8 am - 1 pm: Breakfast + Visioning Session + Closing Plenary
The 2022 Youth Bike Summit was limited to 200 participants for COVID safety reasons and approximately 100 participants showed up from across Georgia, as well as representatives from Virginia, Pennsylvania and California.
Dream Team History on BRAG 2021
After a pandemic year that prevented any BRAG events in 2020, the BRAG Dream Team came back strong with three siblings who made BRAG Dream Team history in June 2021 when they the first set of triplets - Kaitlyn, Kyle and Kaleb, completed the BRAG adventure that started in another state - Chattanooga, TN and ended one week later in Columbus, GA.
Triplets with Coach Eddie and Alumni Leader Noah
As members of the Gullah Geechee Dream Team Club based in Brunswick, GA, the three siblings had been training for a year by leading monthly Community Bike Rides and also participating in Dream Team training rides to St. Simon's Island or Jekyll Island. They also trained in Augusta and in Atlanta at the 2021 Velocity Bike Ride to benefit Grady Hospital.
To provide extraordinary cycling experiences for youth to dream beyond their circumstances and grow greater by the mile.
BRAG Dream Team Rides
One Love Century
Saturday 3rd September
Brunswick Community Bike Ride/Training Ride
Brunswick - Howard Coffin Park
BRAG Dream Team Bike Rides
Photo by Michael Milner
Monthly Saturday Community Ride
Sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Club
Brunswick Community Bike Ride
These safe, socially distant, small rides support Ahmaud Arbery's family in their fight for justice. The rides start and end at Howard Coffin Park in Brunswick each month on a Saturday morning at 9 am or 10 am.
The Geechee Kunda Dream Team Club created a new jersey that features the Ahmaud Arbery mural and the group of community participants, including Arbery family members, on the monthly bike ride.
In May 2021 the jersey was presented to members of the Arbery family as a gift from the Gullah Geechee Dream Team Club and they were extremely grateful.
25th Anniversary of the BRAG Dream Team!
AJC article captures the moment:
December 2019: BRAG Dream Team at The Wanderer Exhibit on Jekyll Island
Captain James Dunwoody with BRAG Dream Team after landing on Sapelo Island by ferry
2019 Anniversary Year concludes with special BRAG Dream Team adventure on Sapelo Island
For the final 25th Anniversary event, the Geechee Kunda Dream Team Club hosted the BRAG Dream Team for a 36 mile bike ride on December 14th that began on Jekyll Island at The Wanderer exhibit and concluded in Meridian at the Sapelo Island Visitors Center.
On December 15th, Dream Team members were able to do a Sapelo Island bike tour led by Coach Fred and they were able to meet native islanders, including Atlanta Falcons player Allen Bailey.
Gullah Geechee Youth Bike Tours
2015 and 2017
In partnership with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission and the National Park Service,
the BRAG Dream Team joined the Spoke'n Revolution youth cycling program for the summer 2015 Gullah Geechee Youth Bike Tour and in 2017 a Georgia Gullah Geechee Youth Bike Tour was organized.
(Team Photo on American Beach, FL with tour guide Phil Scanlan kneeling and tour scholar Professor Gene Emory standing)
It was an extraordinary learning experience that will last for a lifetime and you can get a glimpse by watching the video clip using this YouTube link:
June 2019 Anniversary Celebration
Presentation of 25th Anniversary Jersey to BRAG Dream Team Co-founder Harold Head by Coach Phyllis Turner. They were both Atlanta Public School educators in 1994 when the BRAG Dream Team was created.
Coach Holly Rhodes leading from behind a crew of BRAG Dream Team Members on BRAG 2009 as they climb a hill in formation. Dream Team alumni member Devonte assists as he moves to the front the of the pack.
Memorial Photo of Coach Charles
Coach Charles & Neiger Green, Dream Team Alumna '96 & Board Member, on Thanksgiving 2018
Thanks to Northside Hospital for Sponsoring the
BRAG Dream Team 2017 - 2019
King to King Tour - Summer 2014
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the
BRAG Dream Team
From the King Center in Atlanta, GA
King Memorial in Washington, DC
A joint venture with Spoke'n Revolution
Youth Cycling Organization