maps and routes

Map of Atlanta area bicycle shops

We get a lot of calls from people looking for a bike shop - find and support your local shop on the map below! Then visit this page to see which of these shops offer 10% discounts to ABC members!

Setting up your own Bike Train Route

 

So, you've been commuting by bicycle and have a good route going. ABC volunteers organize quarterly bike trains commuters can hop on to make their morning trips more social, and to encourage co-workers and neighbors to join in! Here's how to share your commute with others. 

What’s required of a bike train host, you ask? 

1) Provide a welcoming environment for any cyclists that join you 

2) Set a good example by following all laws and bicycling safely. 

3) Promote your bike train and invite others to ride along - at your workplace and among friends and neighbors. 

How to add your route as a bike train:

Email us (jett AT atlantabike dot org) either a link to your route or a description of the turns you make. If you can, please enter your route in an online tool, such as Ride with GPS (preferred), Bikely.comMap My Ridegmap-pedometer.com, or Google Maps. Or you may write a description of the turns on your route and we can take care of the rest. 

Include these details in your email:

  1. Leader name and contact info (email address and/or phone number) so riders can get in touch with you about joining your train. For privacy reasons, you may choose to use a nearby intersection for riders to meet instead of your home address.
  2. Departure time and estimated arrival time
  3. Stops along the route (if any) to pick up other riders, and estimated times for stop
  4. Any other details you'd like to explain

Within a day or two, we'll reply with a link to your route and details - please review and confirm. Once the route is confirmed,  it will show up on this map.

Tools for selecting a bike route

Over the past few years people's increased interest in biking places has led to an expanded menu of options for bicycle route planning. Here are three tools we like -- Ride the City and Google bike directions are two stand outs. Let us know what you think!
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Ride the City route finding tool

Ride the City (below) is based on user feedback. Simply enter your starting address and destination address or drag the cyclist icon to your start and finish location and a suggested route will be generated for you. Check out the "safe, safest, direct" route selection options.

Fall 2010 Bike Trains - Thursday, Nov. 18

Back in May, the rain fell on our trains, and immediately we started talking about doing this again. We just didn't want to wait until next May.

Thursday, November 18, area cyclists are once again leading "bike trains". Besides making the commute more fun and social, the bike trains help those new to bike commuting feel more comfortable. Please see map below for bike train times and locations. If joining a route, please contact the route leader to let them know they can expect you. That way you can be sure they don't leave without you.

Bike Trains are now Quarterly

Back in May, the rain fell on our trains, and immediately we started talking about doing this again. We just didn't want to wait until next May.

Thursday, September 2, area cyclists are once again leading "bike trains". Besides making the commute more fun and social, the bike trains help those new to bike commuting feel more comfortable. Please see map below for bike train times and locations. If joining a route, please contact the route leader to let them know they can expect you. That way you can be sure they don't leave without you.

Midtown & Downtown bicycle suitability map

 

The linked bicycle suitability map, developed by ABC in with input from cyclists and the Midtown Transportation Solutions and the Downtown TMA, is without a doubt our most popular map. Streets are rated according to how bike-friendly they are and color-coded: red (least bikeable), yellow (fine for the moderately experienced cyclist) and green (bike-friendly). Download the large format pdf for printing, open the smaller one for online viewing, or pick up a pocket-size copy with weather resistant coating from the ABC office or the next time you see us at an event.

Downtown/Midtown Bike Suitability Maps

Existing bicycle facilities (lanes, sidepaths and multi-use trails): Atlanta and DeKalb

Last fall, Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Division intern Lyuba completed an inventory of bicycle facilities across the region. This year, as Lyuba rejoins the ARC as the new bike/ped coordinator, we'd like to share that map with you in hopes of spurring Atlanta and DeKalb to greater investments in bicycle infrastructure. Please read more to check out the map.

Where to park your bike (racks) and where to use caution (thefts)

In December of 2007, ABC volunteers fanned out across the city to hunt down and assess bicycle racks. Below is a map of the results, completed with GIS volunteer expertise from Jeff and Lyuba. In addition to the bike racks, indicated by the green bikes, this map also features a layer showing the locations of stolen bikes reported during 2007-2008 (through October), indicated by the red markers. While we know stolen bikes tend to be greatly under-reported, it's interesting to see where the reported thefts took place. The concentration in the northeast quadrant of the city likely indicates the presence of an active cycling population that is more likely to report bike thefts to the police.

ABC Fun Ride basic route map

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This is the basic route for the monthly ABC Fun Ride compliments of Bikely (see the embedded map below), designed for beginning cyclists, those new to group riding, or the cyclist who is looking for a socially oriented jaunt through Atlanta's intown neighborhoods. This is a slow-paced ride - averaging around 10 mph - around 10 to 12 miles in length. Expect variations every now and then to visit different parts of town.

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