Holy guacamole! The 2016 Atlanta Cycling Festival is less than 42 hours away!
We can't wait for the week! Since October, 2015, we've been working to bring you some of the best rides by some of the coolest gosh darn people in Atlanta.
And full disclosure: We've structured the Festival so that no matter what your race, gender, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, nationality, religion or education is, as long as you're on two wheels, you're the raddest person in the world. So come ride with us!
Along those lines, we've done our best to ensure that we only work with ride organizers, event spaces and bars that love bikes, love diversity and love creating a safe and fun space for any type of lifestyle. Frankly, these are the best type of people to work with. And we can't wait for you to meet them.
So! With our 9+ months/270+ days/6,480+ hours worth of work, here are the final last minute updates from the Atlanta Cycling Festival.
1. Download The Mobile App!
Hot off the digital presses - The 2016 Atlanta Cycling Festival iOS app! Plan your rides, create an itinerary, see what Facebook friends are coming, navigate the city and the events at the 2016 ACF!
The app also has a jobs portal! As you may have noticed, our sponsors are bicycle friendly businesses and companies. And, boy oh boy, do they want to hire cyclists! Companies like Wahoo Fitness, CLIF Bar, Suja Juice, REI and more want to hire good looking, smart and Atlanta-lovin' cyclists - AKA you!
Come to a week of bicycle events AND get a new job? Heck yeah!
Of course, special thanks to The Creative Ashoomi Dholakia, The Handsome Jimmy Lo, The King Carlos Quiñones and The Artistic Catherine A. Moore for making this app a reality. Sadly, we ran out of time for the Android app. =/
2. Get The Remaining Tickets
We still have tickets left for two of our signature events!
- The Phoenix Bicycle Tour - Join us Saturday, June 11, for a 17 mile ride as we discover where the Phoenix has soared and spread her wings over this great city. Lots of history and context!
- The Big Opening Party - Join us on Saturday, June 11, as we re-purpose the top two stories of the Georgia Tech Hotel Parking Deck! Rooftop mountain biking pump track, bicycle laser tag, bike polo and a lot more!
3. Water + Sunscreen + More Water
The weather is looking impeccable for most of the week! And by that we mean blisteringly hot. Bring all the water and layer on the sunscreen. Golden tans are great - Red peeling skin, not so much.
4. Weather Updates Via Social Media
There will probably be an afternoon thunderstorm or two, which is normal for this humid summer season. If we need to postpone or cancel an event, we'll update you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please check the pages/feeds for real time updates.
5. Support Partner Bars And Help ABC!
Monday through Thursday, rides will end/take you to our featured bar of the night. While there, make sure to purchase the featured New Belgium Beer - For each New Belgium Beer purchased, NB will give $1 to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Hooray, bike advocacy!
6. Finally, Get The Gear
We'll be selling our 2016 ACF Official Gear during the Festival - Locally designed, Georgia and Minnesotan Made and incredibly stylish. Want it sooner? Then visit our store!
Phew. We think that's it. We can't wait to see all of you on two wheels soon!