Biking on the Eastside Trail (Courtesy of Atlanta BeltLine)
Biking on the Eastside Trail (Courtesy of Atlanta BeltLine)

The Atlanta Beltline Partnership and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition are teaming up for the 7th Annual Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle Tour on Saturday, June 14. Featuring “The Full Atlanta BeltLine” 27-mile route and “Atlanta BeltLine East Meets West” 16-mile route, the tour will celebrate cycling and the city while tracing the current and proposed Atlanta BeltLine corridor along paths, parks, and neighboring streets through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods.

· The Full Atlanta BeltLine (27 miles): Some highlights include: the Eastside Trail, the Ormewood Ave railroad bridge, D.H. Stanton Park (and splashpad), the Oakland City Urban Farm site, the West End Trail, Mozley Park, the Lionel Hampton Trail, Washington Park, the Northside Trail, Tanyard Creek Park, and Piedmont Park.

· Atlanta BeltLine East Meets West (16 miles) – This more-condensed option takes you along a section of the Eastside trail before crossing town to some beautiful parks along the Atlanta BeltLine’s west side. Highlights include: the Sweet Auburn Historic District, Adair Park, the Oakland City Urban Farm site, the West End Trail, Mozley Park, the Lionel Hampton Trail, Washington Park, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Freedom Park trail.

The tours begin at 9 a.m. at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park, 830 Willoughby Way NE. Advance registration is $35 adults ($30 for members of the Atlanta BeltLine or Atlanta Bicycle Coalition); On site registration rates (if ride is not sold out) are $45 adults ($40 for members of the Atlanta BeltLine or Atlanta Bicycle Coalition) and will take place beginning at 8 a.m. Staggered ride starts beginning at 9 a. m. Details and registration are available at atlantabeltlinebicycletour.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.