5th Annual BeltLine Bike Tour: Saturday, May 5th
Presented by Living Smarter with Aaron Watson, Atlanta City Council
Online registration closed noon May 3, but you can still ride with us! Come to DH Stanton Park bright and early Saturday to register between 7 am - 8:45 am.
Day of registration is $30, or $40 with an ABC membership. Pay by cash, check, or charge.
Ride starts at 9 am.
Click here for transportation / parking information: Getting to the BeltLine Bike Tour
Join us for the 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour and experience this transformative project as it hits its stride! With the Eastside Trail slated to open this summer and voters facing a July transportation sales tax referendum that would provide $602 million for BeltLine transit and trails, the project is poised to take a huge leap forward. It's an exciting time to be a fan of the BeltLine, which will connect Atlanta by creating greenspace, trails, transit, and new development along 22 miles of historic rail segments that encircle the city's urban core. We hope you'll join us May 5th for an intimate view of Atlanta's present and past, and a glimpse into what the future holds.
We'll have varied pace options depending on how fast or how leisurely you want to take it, and the ride will include fascinating stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the BeltLine. Trained volunteers will lead each group, and all routes will be supported with SAG vehicles and refreshments.
So that everyone can experience the BeltLine by bike, route options will range from a short jaunt to the full BeltLine.
ROUTES [Update: due to watershed security concerns, only a small group, the Advanced Off-Road route, will be able to access the quarry this year. We apologize for the change - it was beyond our control - and hope to be able to expand access next year.]
- Full - 31 miles roundtrip
- Half West - 21 roundtrip
- Half East - 16.8 roundtrip
- Off-Road - Moderate route 11.2 roundtrip; Advanced route 22 roundtrip includes quarry
- Sweet - 7.7 miles roundtrip
START LOCATION @ DH Stanton Park in Peoplestown community, just south of Grant Park
REGISTRATION @ 7 am - 8:45 am
- ABC members receive a promotion code for $10 off registration
- Online registration ends May 3
- Day of registration will be available at slightly higher rate, payable by cash, credit, or check.
- Discounted ABC memberships available with ticket purchases
RIDE STARTS @ 9 am (staggered, with Full going first) and end times vary according to your pace and length of the route
BIKE SHOP SUPPORT provided by REI (minor adjustments day of, please make sure your bike is in condition to ride before Saturday!)
FUNTIMES AFTER THE RIDE: Enjoy King of Pops, then cross the street to D.H. Stanton Elementary for family friendly fun from 12pm-3pm -- free refreshments and festivities including a performance by up and coming group BNMC, dance team, cheerleaders, and band of Maynard Jackson High School, bouncehouse, face painting, piñatas, and more food trucks!
Thanks to our sponsors who help make this possible
Did you know the Brownwood Bike Rally is also May 5? We're calling it "Cycle de Mayo!" Check out their races for kids and adults by clicking on the image below:
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Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is creating a healthier, more sustainable Atlanta by making it safer, easier, and more attractive to bicycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.