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The 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour was a great success!
Saturday’s Atlanta BeltLine Annual Bicycle Tour was a great success! The sold-out event, organized in tandem with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, had 500 riders on two routes that traced Atlanta BeltLine corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Riders met up at Historic 4th Ward Skate Park, with Snyder Cycles on hand to provide pre-ride bike checks. Participants were able to fuel up before the ride with coffee provided by Condessa Coffee and mini-muffins from Highland Bakery.
The Full route was a 27-mile ride that took participants along the entire Atlanta BeltLine corridor, through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods and nearby parks. Highlights of the 27-mile route included the Eastside Trail, the Ormewood Ave railroad bridge, D.H. Stanton Park (and splashpad), the Oakland City Urban Farm site, the West End Trail, Washington Park, the Northside Trail, Tanyard Creek Park, and Piedmont Park.
The shorter, 16-mile East Meets West ride led participants along a section of the Eastside Trail before heading to the Atlanta BeltLine’s west side. Some highlights of the shorter ride included the Sweet Auburn Historic District, Adair Park, the West End Trail, Mozley Park, the Lionel Hampton Trail, Washington Park, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Freedom Park trail.
Zipcar graciously provided several support vehicles, and Nuun helped keep riders hydrated with electrolyte beverages. Along the routes, riders were able to regroup at rest stops provided by The Goat Farm, Intown Healthy Hound, Mellow Mushroom Buckhead, and BeltLine Bike Shop.
Both rides wrapped up with music and festivities at Historic 4th Ward Skate Park. Riders enjoyed post-ride recovery burritos provided by Chipotle, and cold brews from New Belgium. Many thanks to our riders and sponsors--we can’t wait for next year’s ride!
Couldn’t make the ride? Don’t forget that we offer weekly BeltLine bike tours.
Photo Credit: Morris L. Maslia