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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Resumes Official Atlanta BeltLine Bus, Bike and Walking Tours for 2019

Bus Tours

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s weekly public bus tours of the Atlanta BeltLine resumed on Saturday, March 2.

The tour — described by New York Times as “a litmus test of Atlanta civic pride” — follows the entire planned Atlanta BeltLine 22-mile loop, passing through each of the 45 neighborhoods that the trail connects. Knowledgeable guides offer insight into the project’s past, present and future, providing tour-goers with an interactive learning experience about the project and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Bus tour tickets are $25 a seat and can be purchased at beltline.org/tours.
  • Tour buses are ADA-compliant and comfortably seat 32 guests.
  • Tours run on a three hour loop, departing every Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
  • With the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station currently under renovation, tours will temporarily leave from and return to the Glenwood Kroger at 800 Glenwood Ave SE (Tours typically depart from the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA Station).
  • Private tours are available for large groups — contact Alice Weston at alice@atlblp.org.

“Touring the BeltLine by bus is by far the best way to get a true feel for the scope and scale of this amazing project and the impact it’s having on our city,” says Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Rob Brawner. “Our data shows that people who take a bus tour usually become passionate supporters of the project. Salesforce’s generous support helps us make tours available to the largest possible audience of potential supporters.”

The presenting sponsor of the Partnership’s 2019 public bus tours is Salesforce. A portion of funding from Salesforce and from tour ticket sales provides access to tours for groups that might not otherwise be able to experience an Atlanta BeltLine bus tour.

Bike Tours

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s free weekly bicycle tours of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside and Westside trails resume on Saturday, March 23.

Enjoy fresh air and a bike ride as you learn the latest from our friendly guides about the Atlanta BeltLine project and hear stories of the neighborhoods through which the trail passes.

  • To register for a free bike tour visit beltline.org/tours.
  • Tours depart every Saturday morning and alternate weekly between Eastside and Westside trails. Eastside tours start and end at the Atlanta BeltLine Center. Westside tours start and end at Gordon White Park.
  • All tours start at 9 a.m., last around three hours, and are 10 miles long.
  • Participants should have a basic knowledge of how to operate a bicycle and be capable of moderate exercise.
  • Relay Bike Share rental is available at both locations for the tours.

The Partnership’s bike tours are made possible through the support of presenting sponsor Northside Hospital.

Walking Tours

The Partnership’s free walking tours of the Atlanta BeltLine arboretum – provided in partnership with Trees Atlanta and sponsored by United Healthcare – resumed Friday, February 23.

Led by expertly-trained docents, participants enjoy light exercise and fresh air while learning about the horticultural collections of the Eastside and Westside arboretums. Docents also provide perspective about the history of the neighborhoods through which the trail passes. Take the tour at different times of the year to experience the seasonal differences of the various plants and trees along the trails.

  • Arboretum walking tours are free. Reservations are required and can be made at beltline.org/tours.
  • Early season tours start at 10 am, last around 90 minutes, and are offered every Friday and Saturday morning
  • Tours alternate weekly between the Westside and Eastside Trails. Westside Trail tours depart from Rose Circle Park. Eastside Trail tours depart from behind Parish Brasserie.

Organizations interested in additional opportunities to sponsor any of the Partnership’s tours should contact Salisha Evans at salisha@atlblp.org or 404-446-4408.

Media Contact: Jess Hunt-Ralston, Director of Marketing and Communications; jess@atlblp.org; 404-446-4414

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