Routes for the tour follow completed and proposed sections of the BeltLine, primarily on adjacent neighborhood streets, and offers three route options catering to all abilities. Riders will gather at the start location at Grady High School (8th St. parking lot) beginning at noon and leave at 1 p.m. All route options loop back to Grady, and an after party is in the works.
The Short & Sweet: A three-mile ride perfect for families or anyone who enjoys a leisurely pace.
Off-Road, On-BeltLine: A seven-mile off-road spur south to Inman Park on the physical BeltLine corridor (mountain or hybrid bikes recommended; includes option to connect to the Half BeltLine)
The Half BeltLine: A 12-mile ride great for riding with friends that offers exposure to Atlanta and BeltLine history.
The Full BeltLine: A 28 mile route providing a real workout and a chance to see and experience the most of the BeltLine.
Each route is punctuated with educational stops where participants will learn about BeltLine developments and local history and the project’s potential impact on the city. The tour is supported with healthy snacks provided at the start and water refills along the way.
All routes are led by skilled cyclists and each route will have one SAG vehicle to pick up riders if needed. Additionally, members of the Atlanta Police Department’s motorcycle unit will provide a rolling road closure for the ride start, the Short & Sweet, and the Half BeltLine options.
This ride is a fundraiser to support the programs and activities of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The cost is $20 for each adult, and two kids my ride free with each paying adult. Helmets are required for all participants.
For more information and to register, visit, www.beltlinebiketour.com