The beautiful and historic city of Atlanta, USA welcomes all to the weeklong Atlanta Cycling festival, starting from June 11th, 2016.
Avid cyclists from world over participate in this event. Here, we have presented five highlights.
The festival kick starts with a bang! A parking deck is converted into an awesome bicycle event space. Light shows, music and beer, stunning views and the infectious enthusiasm of fellow cyclists- all blend into a night of revelry and fun.
Visual art meets cycling in this “bikestameet” event, wherein riders travel throughout the city in search of a photo opportunity finally culminating in the Elliot Street Pub. Capture the beauty of the city with your camera and carry home a bundle of fond memories.
The Phoenix Tour
This event, not for the faint hearted, is a 17 mile ride around the SW, NW and SE Atlanta. It also involves exploring the historical pockets of the city. Several hills and bumps along the way make the ride a bit daunting and physically exerting at times. Enjoy sandwiches along the way and savour the official tortilla chip of the 2016 Atlanta Cycling festival, the ‘Paqui’. The event will be held on 11th June at 8:30 am local time.
MACC Casual Ride
The Metro Atlanta Cycling Club invites people to participate in a casual ride through the city streets. One may opt for the shorter ride spanning 18 miles or take the 28 mile longer route. Fellow cyclists will cheer you all along the way. The ride commences on 11th June and it is recommended that you carry a safety helmet, extra tube, air cartridge and some energy bars/drinks.
BeltLine Mountain Bike Ride
Cyclists, who are not fond of pedalling through city lanes, would perhaps like the trails full of dirt and tricky terrain. This event is for more advanced bikers looking for a more challenging experience. The event will be conducted on 14th June at 7 pm local time.
Quick Release Art Print Show
‘Art prints’ themed around cycles and ‘brews’ of Eventide – this is what the event promises on 17th June. The show features limited edition prints of more than 10 bicycle artists, which are sold for $35 each. Entry to the event is free, though a ticket is required to enjoy the beverages.