Media Advisory: Big Tigger, Atlanta BeltLine Partner to  Present Inaugural Big Tigger’s BeltLine BikeFest

Big Tigger, Atlanta BeltLine Partner to  Present Inaugural Big Tigger’s BeltLine BikeFest

Sunday, June 4 event to feature Celebrity Bike Ride, Student Bike Giveaway and  Free Family Health Festival at Atlanta’s Westside Park

WHO: Atlanta BeltLine,Inc. in partnership with Big Tigger and his Big Tigger Foundation

  • Celebrity Bike Captains:
    • Atlanta Falcons’ Grady Jarrett
    • Captain America’s award-winning actor Anthony Mackie
    • Slutty Vegan’s Pinky Cole
    • Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks’ Derrick Hayes
    • Tyler Perry’s Sistas’ Crystal Hayslett
    • Parker of R&B Group 112
    • DJ Mars

WHAT: Inaugural Big Tigger’s BeltLine BikeFest

The entire community is invited to join Atlanta BeltLine, Tigger and his celebrity friends on a 1.5-mile group bike ride through Atlanta’s newest and now largest greenspace, Westside Park.  After the group ride, Westside Park will feature a family-friendly festival with a health fair, free health checks, food trucks from Slutty Vegan and Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, bike lessons from Kidokinetics, kids activities, DJs and live music performances. Free food will be offered to the first 200 guests. As part of the event, more than 100 bikes and helmets will also be given to Atlanta Public School students from surrounding BeltLine neighborhoods.* BikeFest is presented by Aetna Better Health of Georgia & 1-800-TruckWreck.

WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Celebrity Bike Ride (Check-in Begins at 9:30 a.m.)
  • 12 p.m.: Main Stage Kickoff
  • 12:30 p.m.: APS Kid Bike Distribution* & Ceremonial Kids’ Ride
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Family Health Festival

WHERE: Atlanta’s Westside Park, 1600 Johnson Road Northwest, Atlanta, 30318

WHY: The idea for BikeFest came from Big Tigger himself, who reached out to the BeltLine to help him bring his vision to life. “It’s important to me that our community stays physically active. We all need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives, not only for ourselves but for the generations following us. I also want Atlanta to see the BeltLine as a resource towards those goals,” said Tigger. BikeFest is also in support of the City of Atlanta’s “Year of the Youth.”

MEDIA INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Interviews available day-of with BikeFest creator Big Tigger, Atlanta BeltLine’s President and CEO Clyde Higgs and the event’s celebrity captains. Advance interviews are also available upon request.

Additional Information: Participation is free, but registration is required to participate in the Celebrity Bike Ride. Admission to the Family Festival is also free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information, visit

*The student bike recipients were pre-selected in advance in collaboration with Atlanta Public Schools.


About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit

About Big Tigger and The Big Tigger Foundation

Radio personality. Emmy Award Winner. DJ. Philanthropist. Big Tigger has earned his place as one of the most distinctive broadcast personalities. Currently the host of a show that bears his name, The Big Tigger Show on V-103 (WVEE-FM) in Atlanta, Tigger connects with millions of loyal fans Monday through Friday. Charity is also central to who Tigger is, so he created The Big Tigger Foundation (BTF), a 5013c non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening diverse urban communities through proactive, innovative programming. Based in the belief that knowledge is the key to improving issues affecting the community, BTF is focused on uplifting the youth through education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles through mental and physical fitness. Learn more here www.BigTigger.Foundation and follow on Instagram @thebtfoundation.

Media Contacts:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations

Meghann Gibbons, Vice President of Communications and Media Relations
(404) 477-3549,

Sigele Winbush, PR Consultant

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