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5th Year Of The Atlanta Cycling Festival


Five Years of the Atlanta Cycling Festival

This year we're excited to celebrate 5 years of the Atlanta Cycling Festival. Let's take a ride down memory lane and check out some highlights from the past 5 years with 5 great events:

1. Opening Bash - 2014

2014 ACF Opening Party

Our first big party! We had digital bike races, bicycle jousting, our first bike vendor space, tons of New Belgium Beer and so much more. This was, by far, one of our most "nerve racking" events. We planned and planned and worked really hard to make it fantastic. When the set 7pm start time came around, we were (Needlessly) nervous that no one would show up. Well, we were very wrong! What an incredible night that was. 

2. 2nd Annual Doughnut Ride - 2015

Doughnut Bike Ride Atlanta

We had such a great response to the first doughnut ride in 2014 that we brought it back in 2015. Filling up everyone with some amazing doughnuts, we also built some great community, got to go support some local doughnut shops along the way and even wear some tutus! The Doughnut Ride is now a staple in the Atlanta Cycling Festival event lineup.

Special thank you to David Kipp for making this event happen every year. He's an incredible ACF volunteer... who happens to really love doughnuts! Oh, and rumor has it that for 2018, this ride will visit 5+ doughnut shops. Our waistlines are already expanding. 

3. One Ride to the Quick Release Bicycle Art Show - 2016

Atlanta Cycling Festival One RideAnother one of our staple rides is our annual One Ride, where we ask Atlanta bike rides/orgs to start a ride anywhere in city (like the spokes on a wheel) and come together at one central hub and ride together. In 2016, we had almost 300 riders join us, ending at Eventide Brewing for our first ever Quick Release Bicycle Art Show. 

4. Bike Camping Trip - 2017

2017 ACF Bike CampingSince 2015, the ACF holds a fundraising Bike Camping Trip in April. It always sells out and is an incredible time - 32 miles on the Silver Comet Trail, followed by delicious food, beer, amazing people and so much more. This past year was one of our best yet... save for the rain that joined us on our return trip. No matter! Just look at those smiles after we returned to the trail head - the beer at the end may have aided in this. 


5. This year celebrating 5 years - 2018

Five rears of the Atlanta Cycling FestivalAnd here we are! We're pedaling hard into our 5th year of the festival, coming to you Saturday, May 19 - Friday, May 25th. We can't wait. Make sure we're connected with us to get all the 2018 info:

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