Dimitroff taking long route to work

It’s pretty safe to assume the Atlanta Falcons won’t be making any big free-agent signings or trades early Friday morning.

That’s because general manager Thomas Dimitroff will be getting to the office a bit later than usual and, presumably, he won’t be taking any calls on his cell phone. Dimitroff will be riding his bicycle to work and will be taking a circuitous route, although it’s probably a lot safer than riding a bike on Atlanta’s major freeways.

As part of National Bike to Work Day, Dimitroff will be leaving the Publix at 2900 Peachtree Road NW in Buckhead at 7 a.m. He’s scheduled to arrive at the team’s facility in Flowery Branch sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. Dimitroff will follow Buford Highway for the majority of his 40-mile route.

“Cycling has always been something that I have enjoyed,” Dimitroff said. “On Friday, I get to combine my enjoyment for cycling with my passion for the Atlanta Falcons. I am pleased to work with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition again as we support Bike to Work Day. May is National Bike Month and I hope that everyone gets a chance at least one day this month to get out and spend some time on their bike.”