About the Event
Free Pre-Register
Support the 2011 Event
View Routes
Sponsors
city hall rides
2013 event
The 2012 Event
The 2011 Event
The 2010 Event
The 2009 Event
The 2008 Event The 2008 Event

 


Fred Boykin
Event Contact
Bicycle South
email
404.668.4274

Aileen Harris
Political Contact
Georgia Municipal Association
email
678.686.6293

Brent Buice
Advocacy Contact
Georgia Bikes!
email
706.372.9529

 


THE 2014 ROUTES

The two police-escorted routes for 2014 are:

The Roswell and Decatur routes. Cyclists on both routes will have police escorts to the Capitol. As in the past, the rides back are not escorted.**

 D E C A T U R

Decatur will be 5 miles one-way, with some hills, and ridden at a slow pace. The Decatur route starts at the north parking lot of the East Lake MARTA rail station. PLEASE NOTE that there is a route CHANGE this year. The Edgewood Ave. bridge (at Krog St.) is closed and there is streetcar track construction as well. The route will detour at Edgewood and Krog to Irwin St. and follow Irwin (name changes to John Wesley Dobbs near downtown) to Courtland. See map for details.

Estimated departure time from Decatur is 10:45 a.m.

DOWNLOAD: Map


 r o s w e l l

Roswell will be 21 miles one-way, very hilly, and ridden at a 12 MPH pace. The Roswell route starts at Roswell City Hall.

Estimated departure time from Roswell is 9:45 a.m.

DOWNLOAD: Map | Cue Sheets (pdf format)

*Novice and family (and even intermediate) cyclists are encouraged to ride the Decatur route or join the Roswell route closer to downtown Atlanta.

**Cyclists will embark on police-escorted to the Capitol, but Return Routes WILL NOT be police escorted. To and Return Routes will have SAG support.

 

 Auxiliary Riding Options

Several bicycle shops and/or bike groups are planning club/social style bike rides from other locations to Georgia Rides To The Capitol. These rides will NOT be police escorted in either direction and they will have little or no SAG support. These auxiliary rides are a great way to join in and show your local community your support of cycling in Georgia. These rides are confirmed as of 01/31/2014. Check back closer to the event to confirm exact auxiliary ride details! Please note that only the Decatur and Roswell routes are police escorted – and they are NOT escorted on the return trip.

Atlantic Station to the Roswell route
Join Atlantic Station riders at 10:30 AM in Central Park for a 11:00 AM departure. We’ll join Roswell riders at 11:15 on the corner of Juniper and 14th. No drop ride. Approximately 3.5 miles at a leisurely pace. (accommodating heavy bicycling traffic) Contact Rachel at 205-515-6271 or Rachel@asap-plus.com.
 
Alpharetta to Roswell City Hall
We will leave the Alpha Bikes parking area -- at Haynes Bridge Road and Old Milton -- at 9am and ride to Roswell City Hall to join the start there. We will ride a casual (13-14 mph) pace. This is a 7 mile route heading down Westside Parkway to Old Roswell Road into downtown Roswell. There will be an Alpharetta police escort to Roswell! For more info please call Alpha Bikes at 770.410.1928 or visit www.RideAlphaBikes.com.
 
Peachtree City to Capitol route
The Southside Cycling Club will once again be leading a group ride starting at the Trek - Peachtree City bike shop at 8 AM and riding to the Capitol to join other Metro ATL riders to raise awareness for improved cycling conditions and development of regional systems of both on-road bicycling facilities and multi-use-trails in our area. See the club website at: www.southsidecycling.com for more info.
 
Cumming to Roswell route
Join Reality Bikes on the Ride to the Capitol. Details: Departing from Dutch Monkey Donuts (3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd #502, Cumming, GA) promptly at 7:45AM, 16 MPH pace, approximately 22 miles to Roswell City Hall. There we will continue with the escorted Roswell Group at the 12 MPH pace. We are planning to ride from Cumming to the Capitol and back (approx 85 miles). We will also help arrange pick-up points for those that want to ride to the Capitol & hitch a ride back. For more info contact Duncan at duncan@realitybikes.com or 770-886-1175. Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/27525364
 
East Point to the Decatur-Roswell Merge Point
Join the East Point Velodrome Association for a 10:45am departure from the Dick Lane Velodrome. Ride will be approximately 8 miles at 12MPH. It will link up with the Roswell and Decatur routes at the Hurt Park merge point. For more information, see www.dicklanevelodrome.com or contact Jeff Hopkins at jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com or 404-769-0012.
 
Dunwoody to Roswell Route
Join Dunwoody elected officials in the ride to the Capitol. Start Location: Dunwoody Village - Fresh Market, 5515 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Police-Escorted 12 MPH pace linking up with the Roswell & East Cobb Riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Total of 16 miles to the Capitol. MARTA return option. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for ride prep. Depart 9:45 a.m. Contact: Joe Seconder at: jseconder@yahoo.com or 404-545-3711. For more information (on Facebook) Click Here
 
Stone Mountain to the Decatur start location
Join BRAG at 9:00am at the gazebo and liberty bell parking lot in downtown Stone Mountain. Departure time for Decatur is 9:15am sharp. Approximately 12 miles at a 12 MPH pace. Contact Vicki at 770-498-5153 or Vicki@brag.org for more information.
 
McDonough to the Decatur start
Join the Southern Crescent Cycling Club(SCC) as riders depart from Epic Bike shop (1993 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, 30253), and Trek of McDonough (120 Westridge Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253) at 7:30 A.M. to ride to the McDonough City Hall. Departing to Decatur to join other Metro Atlanta riders to raise awareness and support of cycling in Georgia. We will ride at a casual (13-15 MPH) pace. After the Capitol event we will stop by Decatur for lunch. There will be partial police escort. If you have any questions check the SCC Facebook event page or call Tim at 770-305-9590 or e-mail epicbikes@gmail.com For detailed ride information go to: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/355673373/
 
East Cobb County to Roswell Route
Join Bike Cobb, Inc. at the East Cobb Government Service Center (4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta) for a 8:45 a.m. prompt departure. Comfortable 12MPH pace linking up with Roswell route as it crosses the Chattahoochee River. For more info, contact Celeste Burr at celestehburr@yahoo.com or 770-375-0010 and see www.BikeCobb.org.
 
Covington and Conyers to the Decatur Start
Join the Covington-Conyers Cycling Club and C-Town Bikes for a 8:00am departure at the C-Town Store (1927 Ga Hwy 138NE, Conyers, Ga. 30013). After the Capitol Event we return through Decatur for Lunch before continuing home. If you have questions please contact Eddie Shirey at (770) 365-0480 or by email at EddieShirey@GMail.com.
 
Sandy Springs to Roswell Route
Join riders form the North Atlanta Riding Club in the ride to the Capitol. Start Location: Free-Flite Bicycles Sandy Springs parking lot at 6014 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. We will ride one mile linking up with the Roswell, Dunwoody & East Cobb riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs at Hammond Drive. Total of 14.5 miles to the Capitol. MARTA return option. Meet at 9:55 a.m. for ride prep. Depart 10:09 a.m. Contact: Chris Chastain at: chastain@freeflite.com or call 404-252-2453. For more information (on Facebook) Click Here.
2014 SPONSORS






  

Serrano CenturySouthern Bicycle League



  GEORGIA BIKES!

Bicycle South

City of Sandy Springs

Pitstop  Outspokin

Free Flite Bicycles   Cycle Works

Roswell Bicycles

SCC

ABC  Bike Cobb

Bike Roswell  Bike Cobb

  Bike Cobb

Bike Cobb

Dick Lane Velodrome