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 (for full description and maps, please refer to http://www.atlantabike.org/bbtrouteinfo)
Full - 31 miles roundtrip
Half West - Either 13.2 roundtrip or 19 roundtrip if we include the quarry
Half East - 16.8 roundtrip
Off-Road - 10.5 roundtrip
Sweet - 7.7 miles roundtrip
BROWNWOOD BIKE RALLY: The Full, Half East and Sweet routes will be heading over to the to the grand bicycle festivities of the Brownwood Bike Rally, a partner bicycling event run for the benefit of the East Atlanta Kids Club. Riders will have the option to stick around to take in the youth and adult cyclocross races, games, food, and amusements. You can either make your own way back to the BeltLine Bike Tour start at DH Stanton Park, or re-join the return ride back to the start. This is a fantastic way to experience both of these great family bike events!
START AND END LOCATION @ DH Stanton Park in Peoplestown community, just south of Grant Park. Click here for info on how to get to get there: http://www.atlantabike.org/node/2191
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: Food trucks and block party - there will be a lot going on in the neighborhood after the race, including family friendly fun at D.H. Stanton Elementary 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!
REGISTRATION @ 7 am - 8:45 am
ABC members will receive a promotion code for $10 off registration - contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a current member who has not received the code.
Early Bird runs Friday, March 23 through March 31, and online registration ends May 3. Day of registration will be available at slightly higher rate. Register today to get your ticket to ride! http://beltlinebiketour2012-efbevent.eventbrite.com
RIDE STARTS @ 9 am (staggered, with Full going first) and end times vary according to your pace and length of the route
To volunteer or sponsor call (404) 881-1112.
Thanks to our sponsors who help make this possible!
Presented by Living Smarter with Aaron Watson, Atlanta City Council
With support from KPMG, Alta Planning + Design, and Jamestown Properties