Are you passionate about the Atlanta BeltLine – and also comfortable riding a bicycle? If so, you might have a future as an Atlanta BeltLine bike tour guide.
2022 was a fantastic year for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s bike tour program. Starting in March with two special tours to celebrate Phoenix Flies, we led 3-hour, 10-mile tours of the Westside Trail every Saturday morning (weather permitting). By season’s end in November, we’d led 22 tours and introduced more than 340 participants to the trail and the historic neighborhoods it passes through. We plan to launch our 2023 season in the spring with more Westside Trail tours and, hopefully, some new routes, too. That means we need more tour guides!
Being a BeltLine bike tour guide is fun and rewarding. Here’s what we’re looking for and what you can expect:
- First and foremost, we’re looking for guides who are eager to share their knowledge of and passion for the Atlanta BeltLine project and the work of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership with others. We can teach you all about the past, present, and future of the project, but your enthusiasm is what will set you apart from other applicants and help you give the best tour possible.
- A fundamental knowledge of cycling basics and safety protocols (both on-trail and on-road) is helpful. You’ll need your own bike and helmet. Tours are capped at 20 participants each and there are two guides per tour (lead and sweep).
- Our Westside Trail tours run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday mornings (departing from and returning to the parking lot at the Lee + White development), so weekend availability is essential. We plan to offer additional tour routes this year and may offer tours on other days/times so schedule flexibility is helpful.
- Tour guides receive branded, high-visibility t-shirts and are paid a small stipend for each tour they participate in.
We hope to launch our 2023 tour season in late March with two more special Phoenix Flies tours, so time is of the essence. If you’re interested in sharing your passion for the BeltLine with other cyclists (or if you have questions), just email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you want to be part of our team.