Atlanta BeltLine Celebrates Community, Culture and Connection with Second Annual Big Tigger’s BeltLine BikeFest

Saturday, June 1 at Atlanta’s Westside Park

ATLANTA (April 9, 2024) – On Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will partner with entertainment legend and current V-103 DJ Big Tigger and his Big Tigger Foundation to present the 2nd Annual Big Tigger’s BeltLine BikeFest. The entire community is invited to join Tigger and his celebrity friends on a 3-to 5-mile group bike ride throughout Westside Park. Participation is free, but registration is required.

The inspiration for BeltLine BikeFest originated with Big Tigger himself, who collaborated with Atlanta BeltLine to realize his vision of connecting his rediscovered love of biking with his long-held desire to give back to the community by sharing the benefits of exercise and healthy living. 

“I can still remember when I got my first bike as a kid. It changed my life,” said Tigger on his inspiration for the event. “In fact, during the pandemic, riding my bike along the BeltLine was one of the few things that kept me optimistic. 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.” 

The event will be held within the 280 acres of the city’s Westside Park, the largest greenspace in the city of Atlanta whose network of trails connect to the Proctor Creek Greenway and will eventually feed into the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.  

Immediately following the group rides, Westside Park will be activated into a family-friendly festival with free health checks, food trucks, DJs and live music. As part of the event, more than 200 bikes and helmets will also be given to Atlanta Public School students from surrounding BeltLine neighborhoods.

“When Tigger reached out to us with the idea for BikeFest last year, we knew we had to make this happen,” said Clyde Higgs, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “The BeltLine was designed for this. It was created to be a connecting point of ideas, people and common goals and a conduit for collaboration. And Tigger’s event is just that – an idea born out of the community and completely backed by the BeltLine. His vision was brilliant in its ability to bring together all the elements that make our city great, in honor of our shared love and respect for one another.” 

The event aligns with Atlanta BeltLine’s dedication to equity, belonging, healthy lifestyles and cultural discovery. It reflects its commitment to supporting Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ ongoing 2023 “Year of the Youth” initiative, which aims to create a city where children thrive, making Atlanta a premier destination for families in the nation. 

“We believe wholeheartedly in the potential and opportunity that exists when the entirety of our city can rally behind our youth,” said Nonet Sykes, Atlanta BeltLine’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “We want the next generation of Atlantans to know that the BeltLine was created for them as well. This weekend also reinforces the BeltLine’s vision of being a holistic path to well-being. Big Tigger’s Second Annual BeltLine BikeFest is a true representation of that.” 

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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. Tigger is one of the most popular media talents, and his audience knows what to expect…a daily dose of the hottest music, the latest entertainment news, and an inside look behind the music. 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 

100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303 


Keona Swindler, Communications & Media Relations Manager

(404) 477-3550, 


Sigele Winbush, PR Consultant
(404) 862-2081,

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