The Atlanta Cycling Festival is a week long festival all around bicycling! Atlanta bicycle rides, bicycle classes and, of
course, bicycle parties.
The 2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival will be Saturday May 19 - Friday, May 25. Ride calendar will be released in April/May, 2018.
The Atlanta Cycling Festival’s inaugural year was 2014.
In 2017, we:
To be the most impactful bicycle festival in the southeast - Where, for a whole week in Atlanta, GA, you can discover, engage with and experience bike rides, bike art, bike films, bike tech, bike jobs, bike trends and more! We love Atlanta, we love bikes. And we want everyone to enjoy it with us.
To connect anyone on two wheels to the Atlanta bicycle community. If you have a bike and are in Atlanta, then come experience life on two wheels with us! Our hope:
For the new and curious rider, we want you to fall in love with bicycling and the city.
For the seasoned and the convinced rider, we want to connect you to each other and the city.
For participating bike orgs/nonprofits, connect you to 1 and 2 above.
The Atlanta Cycling Festival commits to providing a safe and welcoming space for all people, regardless of economic status, race, color, ethnicity, religion, housing status, immigration status, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ability, sex and/or age. For more info, please read the Bicycle Community Statement we adhere to.
Through our events and patronage, we have always and will continue to support and partner with local businesses and artists that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to work with as many local, minority, woman and/or LGBTQ owned businesses and groups as possible.
Since the inception of the Atlanta Cycling Festival, we have:
Given over $5,000 through the ACF Create Grant to fuel bike projects/businesses.
Donated 5% of our net profits each year back to the Atlanta bicycle community.
Highlighted all the great bike orgs in Atlanta through our Parties and Rides.
And we plan on doing more each and every year.
Check out our ACF LinkedIn page for more details.
What type of bike do I need for the festival?
Any! There will be be all types of rides, with all types of skill levels. As long as your bike works, come join us! Also during the Festival, Relay Bike Share will have numerous Virtual Hubs as well as specials for new riders. Use code "ACF2018" to get a discount off your first month with Relay!
I am new to biking. Will I be left behind?
No! Each ride is what we term as a "no drop ride." This means that if you start with a ride, you'll finish with a ride. Ride leaders will make sure you get from Point A to Point B safely. That said, the Moderate and Advanced rides will be a faster pace, but you'll not be left alone.
Is this a family friendly festival?
Totally! Grab your kids and come join us!
What skill level do I need to attend the rides?
Each ride will have a Beginner, Intermediate, Advance Skill Level designation . If you're new to cycling in Atlanta, we'd recommend you try a few Beginner Rides and then join us for some of the more Advanced ones. Rides that have the designation for "All of Them" are for all skill levels!
What if it rains?
Events are rain/shine! Thunderstorms, lightning or other inclement weather... well, those are no fun. Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We will post day-of details/ride changes there.
What should I bring to the rides?
Always a great idea to bring water, a snack, an extra tire tube, a lock and lights/blinkies.
How do I lead a ride/host an event/volunteer?
Here's how you lead a ride/host an event/volunteer.
Great! How can I support the Festival?
We'd love for you to become a Sponsor! Check out all the Levels.
How can I get updates on rides/events?
Join our email list!
Where does the money from the festival go?
Hosting a week-long festival is, well, not cheap. All proceeds from our events have a purpose, whether it's to help cover permitting costs, to help keep our other events free, to help us bring you bigger and better events, to assist with insurance and/or to help us give more back to the Atlanta Cycling Community. In order to positively impact Atlanta through biking and this festival, we must remain sustainable.