Tour Details

Rolling Out for BeltLine Bike Tours!

Enjoy a ride while learning about the Atlanta BeltLine concept, history and project developments. Tours include rest stops highlighting assets and points of interest along the corridor.

Tour Details

Reservations are required for all tours.

  • Tour times: Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. with check-in at 8:45 a.m.
  • Departure Spot: See routes below for the Eastside and Westside tours
  • Cost: Free
  • Maximum Space: Groups are limited to 25 participants on regularly scheduled tour dates
  • Tour Guides:  Tours are led by trained guides familiar with the Atlanta BeltLine project and the neighborhoods through which the trail passes. There is also a sweep who trails behind the group, making sure riders stay together. Both guides are experienced cyclists familiar with bicycle safety and etiquette.
  • Holiday Exceptions: Tours do not run on holiday weekends

Eastside Bike Route

  • When: Saturday mornings
  • Where: The Atlanta BeltLine Center, 112 Krog St., Suite 14, Atlanta, GA 30307. The Center can be accessed directly off the Eastside Trail, just south of Irwin St.
  • Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
  • Depart: 9 a.m. sharp
  • Return: 12:00 p.m.
  • Route:  View Eastside bike route map
  • Tour Highlights:

    Rent a Bike
    Bike rentals for Eastside Trail tours are through SoHum Southern, co-operated by our own tour guides, Caroline and Ryan Herrick. Caroline will bill you for the rental – $25 for bike and helmet. Currently, payments are accepted through Zelle or credit card (a $2 fee applies for credit cards). As a reminder, helmets are required by law for participants 16 years of age or under and we strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet. With any questions regarding rentals, please send Ryan and Caroline an email.

Westside Bike Route

  • When: Saturday mornings
  • Where: Gordon-White Park, 567 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
  • Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
  • Depart: 9:00 a.m. sharp
  • Return: 12:00 p.m.
  • Route: View Westside bike route map

Tour Highlights:

Rent a Bike
Bike rentals for Westside Trail tours are available through Clutch Bike Rental, located a short walk from the tour’s starting point at Gordon White Park. Clutch will rent a bike and a helmet for the duration of the 3-hour tour for $25 each. After the group has gathered on tour morning, one of the guides will walk those who need to rent bikes over to Clutch to pick up the bikes/helmets.

Southside Trail Tours

ABP recently announced a new free bike tour that showcases the new Southside Interim Trail, which connects the Eastside and Westside Trails to each other.

When:

  • All four 2019 ABC-to-Lee + White tours are currently full.
  • Check the registration calendar occasionally to see if seats open up.
  • Depending on when construction begins to pave portions of the Southside Trail, we hope to offer additional Southside Trail tours in 2020.

 Tour Route

Our ABC-to-Lee + White Tour starts at the Atlanta BeltLine Center and heads south on the trail, crossing DeKalb Ave. and passing through the Krog Tunnel before turning left on Wylie St. and continuing to where the Eastside Trail terminates at Memorial Dr. After crossing Memorial, the tour continues south on Bill Kennedy Way, crossing I-20 and continuing through Glenwood Park using existing bike lanes. After crossing Glenwood Ave. the tour continues on the new Southside Interim Trail before reaching the southern terminus of the Westside Trail near University Ave. The tour continues on the Westside Trail crossing Allene Ave. and passing through the Lee/Murphy tunnel before reaching its stopping point at Lee + White in the West End neighborhood. After a brief rest stop at Lee + White, the tour guide will lead the group back to the Atlanta BeltLine Center using the same route, or participants can depart and return on their own. The West End MARTA station is a short bike ride from Lee + White for those wishing to return to the Eastside by train. This tour covers just over 7 miles one way or 14 miles round trip. Click here to view an interactive version of the tour route.

Register

Book Your Bike Tour

View tour availability and register through the online tour booking system. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

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What to Expect Day of Tour

Check-In Time

  • Participants must check in by 8:45 a.m.

Departure Location

What to Bring

Riders should bring a multi-geared bicycle in good working condition, wear comfortable clothing, wear a helmet, and bring a water bottle.

If you don’t have your own bike yet, rental options are available:

Rent a Bicycle on the Eastside Trail Route

Bike rentals for Eastside Trail tours are through SoHum Southern, co-operated by our own tour guides, Caroline and Ryan Herrick. Caroline will bill you for the rental – $25 for bike and helmet. Currently, payments are accepted through Zelle or credit card (a $2 fee applies for credit cards). As a reminder, helmets are required by law for participants 16 years of age or under and we strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet. With any questions regarding rentals, please send Ryan and Caroline an email.

Rent a Bicycle on the Westside Trail Route

Bike rentals for Westside Trail tours are available through Clutch Bike Rental, located a short walk from the tour’s starting point at Gordon White Park. Clutch will rent a bike and a helmet for the duration of the 3-hour tour for $25 each. After the group has gathered on tour morning, one of the guides will walk those who need to rent bikes over to Clutch to pick up the bikes/helmets.

FAQs

View Frequently Asked Questions for More Information

If your specific question is not addressed here, please contact:

John Becker
Bike Tour Coordinator
john@atlblp.org
(404) 446-4409

I don’t have a bike. Can I still participate?

Eastside Trail tours: Bike rentals for Eastside Trail tours are through SoHum Southern, co-operated by our own tour guides, Caroline and Ryan Herrick. Caroline will bill you for the rental - $25 for bike and helmet. Currently, payments are accepted through Zelle or credit card (a $2 fee applies for credit cards). As a reminder, helmets are required by law for participants 16 years of age or under and we strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet. With any questions regarding rentals, please send Ryan and Caroline an email.

Westside Trail tours: For Westside Trail bike tour participants, bike rental is available through Clutch Bike Rental, located a short walk from the tour’s starting point at Gordon White Park. Clutch will rent a bike and a helmet for the duration of the 3-hour tour for $25 each. After the group has gathered on tour morning, one of the guides will walk those who need to rent bikes over to Clutch to pick up the bikes/helmets.

All the reservations are full. Is there a waiting list?

Not at this time, but please try back as there may be cancellations. We also allow walk-ups the day of a tour.

How should I get to the start? Is there parking?

There is parking available on Hopkins Street on the east side of Gordon White Park for the Westside route. For the Eastside tour, limited free parking is available in the Stoveworks parking lot and on the first level of the Alexan on Krog apartment complex parking deck. If you’re biking or walking, the Atlanta BeltLine Center is accessible directly off the Eastside Trail, just south of Irwin St.

How experienced do I need to be as a cyclist / is this a training ride?

This is not a training ride, but you will still be burning a substantial amount of calories.  It is a moderately paced tour, that follows the hilly terrain around the Beltline corridor.  You will need to be able to ride 10 miles comfortably.

Is this a rain or shine ride?

In the event that it is predicted to be raining heavily at the time that the tour is supposed to start, the tour will be cancelled 90 minutes prior to the tour. Registered participants will be contacted by a guide. 

What should I bring/wear?

Riders should bring a bicycle in good working condition, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, wear a helmet, and bring a water bottle. As a reminder, helmets are required by law for participants 16 years of age or under and we strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet.