A stretch of Peachtree from Midtown to Downtown will be closed on Sunday for Atlanta Streets Alive.

By Collin Kelley
INtown Editor

After a highly successful takeover in May, Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Peachtree Street on Sept. 8 with an even more expansive and interactive route. The route will extend to four miles from 17th Street to Mitchell Street.

Organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the September event will include three beer gardens courtesy of New Belgium Brewing, a bike parade, rock-climbing wall, ‘Pimp Your Bike’ at MODA, Park Pride pop-up park and much more.

More than 15,000 people turned out for the spring Streets Alive, despite the inclement weather, according to ABC’s executive director Rebecca Serna.

But Peachtree Street won’t be the end of this year’s party in the streets. A third Atlanta Streets Alive is set for Oct. 6 along Highland Avenue from Virginia Highland to the Old Fourth Ward.

“We’re looking to expand our presence even further through Atlanta Streets Alive in the coming years,” said Serna. “We want every Atlantan to have an opportunity to experience the city from the point-of-view of a bicycle. We’re working hard to bring Atlanta Streets Alive to a street near you!”

For more about the upcoming events, visit atlantastreetsalive.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.