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ACF Etsy Shop & Camping Trip Sign Up!

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Get your swag on with our little Atlanta Cycling Festival Etsy Shop!

We've got some handmade bags from The Spindle, all USA made/manufactured bicycle jerseys from Podiumwear and USA made ACF patches!

Put a swanky patch on your favorite bag and carry some biking tools, all while supporting the Atlanta Cycling Festival. All sales help make the 2018 festival a reality.

Stay tuned new items will be added in the next upcoming months.

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2018 Bicycle Camping with the Atlanta Cycling Festival

We're excited to announce our 5th Annual ACF Bicycle Camping Trip

Coming Saturday April 14 through Sunday April 15, this annual bike overnight camping trip helps us raise money for permits, beer, swag and so much more for the 2018 ACF. 

And this year's camping trip is going to be our best one yet! Expect a weekend full of bikes, beer, great food, amazing people and incredible adventure. 

Hurry - This trip has sold out each year that we've had it. There are only 50 spots available! Tickets are $55 (includes beer, 3 meals, snacks and more!) Register here

5th Year Of The Atlanta Cycling Festival

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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:

Want to see more pictures? Checkout our Facebook Albums.

2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates Announced!

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Let's just get this out of the way:

The 2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival will be Saturday, May 19 - Friday, May 25.

Boy oh boy, we can't wait. Here are all the news and announcements for this year's festival.

We're Proud Of Our 2018 Theme

Here it is: Exploring Atlanta by bike, 5 years in a row.

That's right - We're headed in the 5th year of the festival. The idea for the Atlanta Cycling Festival was born in 2013 after visiting a cycling festival in Cork, Ireland (Check out our humble beginnings on The Mobile Social Blog). 

Since then, we've been exploring and reveling in all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer via two wheels. So many parts of the city can only be fully appreciated when you jump on a bike and experience it with those in the Atlanta bicycle community. 

This year, we plan on doing even more exploring, going places that we've never been and connecting with both old and new friends. We cannot wait.

Family Fun Ride at Arabia Mountains
Our first ride in 2014 - Family Fun Ride at Arabia Mountains

We're Excited To Have The Festival In May

For the past 4 years, the ACF has been in the second or third week of June. There are pros/cons to this but, after much deliberation, we decided to move the festival to May. 

Why? Two big reasons: The weather is markedly cooler (June is hot hot hot hot) and there is a lot less going on in May (Festival season kicks off in June). 

The above reasons will really help us focus the festival and create an even better riding experience. 

Our Event Calendar Is Going To Be The Best Ever

That's right - We've got 4 years under our bike jerseys. That means 4 years of feedback, experiences and moments. This year, we're pairing down our event calendar to primarily include the best of the best events. Look for The Doughnut Ride, The One Ride, Infrastructure Tours, Queer Ride, Pecha Kucha, The Intercontinental Cocktail Ride, Yuba Bike Demos and many more crowd favorites. 

But don't worry - We're going to add some new key events, taking riders to all sorts of incredible places, full of new experiences. And, of course, they'll be plenty of cold IPAs to go around. 

Interested in hosting a ride or event that's never been done before? Fill out our ride info form here

This Year's Volunteer Experience Will Be Incredible

What powers the ACF? Amazing volunteers, handlebars down. Since our first festival in 2014, we've had a stellar group of volunteers help make the ACF a fun, safe and welcoming place. This year, our volunteer team is going to make sure that the experience is the best it can possibly be. 

Interested in volunteering with the 2018 ACF? Sign up to volunteer here!

Sponsorship Is Now Open

Permitting, beer and the silly large amount of Tinkertown Pies we plan to consume don't come cheap. We've had the honor of working with some long time partners and sponsors to make the Atlanta Cycling Festival a reality. And this year, we're adding even more local companies that believe in Atlanta and biking, such as Cardinal Digital Marketing, a top notch Atlanta SEO company.

Won't you help us in making the 2018 ACF a reality? Here's all the 2018 Sponsorship Information

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Make sure we're connected with us to get all the 2018 info:

And that's all for now. We'll see you Saturday, May 19 - Friday, May 25.

FEATURED PARTNER

VeloCity Atlanta

We are big fans of Grady. If you've been in a serious bike wreck, you know how important Grady is. That's why we're excited for VeloCity Atlanta - A new cycling event benefiting Grady Hospital. 

Starting from the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and ending with a great party at Georgia International Plaza in downtown Atlanta, this fundraising ride will give back to an institution that has given us so much and offers fully-supported routes, plenty of rest stops and distances ranging from 100-miles to a 5-mile closed course city ride. 

More info and to register, visit the VeloCity Atlanta website 

We're Hiring - Join The Atlanta Cycling Festival Team

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The Atlanta Cycling Festival is headed into its firth year next year. We're extremely excited about this milestone, coming to you live in 2018.

But making the festival a reality doesn't just happen - It takes a phenomenally talented team to help the ACF achieve it's goal:

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.

Thus, we're proud to announce that we're looking for two awesome folks to add to the ACF team. Interested? Then, please, do apply. Know someone that would be a great fit? We'd love for you to share. 

Thanks - And we'll see you on two wheels soon. 

2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival Open Positions 

1. Digital Community Builder

We’re looking for someone that loves, loves, loves (!) building and maintaining digital communities. We’re talking a full-on content strategy that uses social media, email, blogging and retargeting to grow the ACF reach and engage with current attendees.

Read about and apply for the position here

2. Volunteer Director

We’re looking for someone that loves, loves, loves (!) working with people. Someone who is emphatic about being empathetic. An individual who wakes up wondering what it’s like to be in someone else’s clipless bike shoes. A person who understands that volunteers aren’t just a necessity, but are beautiful humans with incredible life moments that they get to help share in and create. An individual who’s ready to implement a thoughtfully solid plan to create the most meaningful volunteer experience imaginable

Read about and apply for the position here

Our Top 3 Atlanta Mayoral Forums You Should Attend

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In case you’ve been on too many long rides, chowing down on CLIF Bars and drinking water like it’s your job this summer, you may not have noticed that it’s the 2017 Atlanta municipal election season.

That’s right, come Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Atlantans will have the chance to vote in the general election for mayor, city council president, three at-large council members, one of the 12 by-district council members and two city judges.

And, folks, this is a big deal election because Atlanta’s population could almost triple by 2050.

In order to prepare for that many people, Atlanta must proactively plan and implement sustainable initiatives now - We’re talking transportation infrastructure, affordable housing, water and sewage, jobs and a heck of a lot more.

Imagine if NOTHING were to change between now and 2050 and the population grows 3X - Good luck getting to work on time (driving, biking or taking MARTA), finding an affordable place to live, trying to compete for a good paying job or, heck, hosting anything fun like this with our current biking infrastructure.

Thus, your voice needs to be heard! Here’s your chance to vote and shape that conversation.

But with 12+ mayoral candidates, who should you vote for? To help you narrow the options and to learn about what the candidates stand for, make sure you attend at least one of these mayoral forums. These forums focus on Atlanta housing, infrastructure/future of biking and the arts - All three areas that we deeply care about

1. #VoteLocal Mayoral Forum

Hosted by the good folks at the Center for Civic Innovation, this mayoral forum will be like no other - Interactive activities to help you understand candidates' knowledge of our local government, their ideas on community engagement, and much more. Expect affordable housing and "who are we building these luxury rentals for?" to come up often. 

Tuesday, September 12, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM at The Masquerade

VoteLocal Mayoral Forum

2. Atlanta on the Move: Candidates for Mayor on transportation

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has done a tremendous job this election season by proactively engaging candidates about transportation and bicycle related issues.

With so many candidates for mayor, it's hard to know where they all stand on transportation issues you care about. That's why ABC has pulled together transportation advocates to host this forum, dedicated to walking, biking, and access to transit! The focus: What would candidates do to make streets safe for people walking, biking, and waiting for the bus? What transportation related ideas do they have to keep Atlanta affordable? What investments are most pressing to realizing Atlanta's potential for active transportation modes? Full disclosure: ACF is a partner in this event. We can’t wait to attend.

Tuesday, September 19, 6 PM - 9 PM at the Loudermilk Conference Center

Atlanta on the Move: Candidates for Mayor on transportation

3. 2017 Mayoral Forum on the Arts

Come hear the candidates discuss how they will leverage the Office of Cultural Affairs to support the continued growth and vitality of our arts and culture community and address quality of life issues. And with the recent “crackdown” attempt on public art and murals in the city, this event is very relevant.

Monday, September 25, 5 PM - 8 PM at The Woodruff Arts Center

2017 Mayoral Forum on the Arts

And there you have our top picks. Have any upcoming election events we should know about? Tweet them at us @AtlCyclingFest.

​Be A Do-Gooder During ACF

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We’re halfway through the 2017 Atlanta Cycling Festival!

What a week it’s been thus far – yard sales, bicycle speed dating, council member candidate meet and greets, parties and more. Oh, and we’re not done yet (Entire list of 2017 ACF Events).

With all bicycle events going on, we wanted to take some time and highlight a few awesome areas that you can support the cycling community during the festival – And be a gosh-darn do-gooder.

1. Win $500 to give to an Atlanta nonprofit of your choice

We’re hosting the first ever Nonprofit Cargo Bike Challenge: Lift, Work Play. Several teams enter... One team leaves... Proving they have the guts, the glory and lower back strength unparalleled in all of Atlanta. For their Herculean efforts: A $500 cash prize given to a local nonprofit of their choice.

We’ll provide the Yuba Cargo bikes. You supply the team!

Eventbrite - Cargo Bike Challenge - Lift, Work, Play - Racer Signup

2. Ride in the Fruit Tree Tour and support Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle is a collection of fruit and bike enthusiasts trying to make sure no apple (or any fruit for that matter) goes to waste. They find local fruit trees, pick the fruit and then donate the fruits of their labor to food banks, shelters and people in need.

And we’re hosting a fruit tree tour with them this Saturday, with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to their awesome efforts. Come explore Atlanta, see endemic fruit trees, eat fruit right off the tree and support a great cause!

Eventbrite - Fruit Tree Bicycle Tour With Concrete Jungle

3. Support the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Rainy Day Fund – Win a bike!

Donate to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's Rainy Day Fund any time during the Atlanta Cycling Festival - Saturday, June 10 through Saturday, June 17 - for a chance to pedal away on your very own EDISON electric bike!

All donors will receive an Atlanta Bicycle Coalition membership. Donate $250 or more to score a coveted Atlanta Bicycle Coalition hoodie.

Donate to ABC now!

4. FB4K Silent Auction

After the ACF One Ride on Friday night, help Free Bikes 4 Kidz raise resources towards launching their 2017 goal of donating 1,000 free bikes to kids in Atlanta. Event details here.

And those are just a few ways that you can be a gosh-darn do-gooder with ACF this year. Hope to see you on two wheels at all these events!

The Top 12 Events You Must Attend At ACF 2017

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Holy guacamole! We're just a few days away from the 2017 Atlanta Cycling Festival. Coming June 10 - June 17, we've got 45+ bicycle related events during the week.

Knowing that there's a lot to digest, we've come up with our patent pending, super duper helpful The Top 12 Events You Must Attend At ACF 2017

To get you ready and excited, here's our 2017 ACF Promo video from the talented folks at Tube Creative.


#1: Kids - Learn To Ride A Bike With Strider Bikes

We're excited to have Strider Bikes as a big partner/sponsor this year AND we're super pumped about helping create the next generation of adorable two wheel riders. For children ages 2 to 5 or up to 60 lbs, we'll have Strider Balance Bikes and helmets ready for them to learn with. For older ages, they'll need their own set of two wheels and helmet. Event takes place Saturday, June 10th, 10:00am.

#2: The Atlanta Bicycle Yard Sale

We're hosting a bicycle yard sale! We'll have used bikes, new bikes, gear, swag, art and a whole lot more. Come find that old vintage bike you've been looking for - or the road speedster that you've always wanted from local Atlanta bike sellers and bike shops. Want to sell your stuff? Register as a vendorEvent takes place Saturday, June 10th, 2:30pm.

#3: ACF Big Opening Bash

It's time to party! We're kicking off the first day of The Atlanta Cycling Festival in style with our Big Opening Bash. Come join us for: Bicycle fun from all the ACF sponsors, interactive demos and bicycle vendors and a Bike-In movie: The Goonies. Event takes place Saturday, June 10th, 6:00pm.

#4: Bicycle Lane Cleanup Day

Hop on a Yuba Cargo Bike (we'll have 4 to share) and join the Atlanta Cargo Club as they host a bicycle lane cleanup day! We're going to travel around the city cleaning up messy bike lanes, small parks and more. Come experience the #CargoLife. Event takes place Sunday, June 11th, 10:00am.

#5: Atlanta Streets Alive

In tandem with the Atlanta Cycling Festival, Atlanta Streets Alive brings people power to Marietta St & Howell Mill Road! The fun kicks off at 4pm with a bicycle parade and continues until 8pm. Enjoy biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets during this fun, free, family-friendly event! Make sure to check out the CLIF Kid Ride Zone - More kids on bikes. Hip hip! Event takes place Sunday, June 11th, 4:00pm.

#6: Bike Tech Nerd Meet Up & Networking

During this event, attendees will learn about different bike technology in the marketplace and networking with like-minded technology professionals and bike enthusiasts in and out of your community! Oh, and there may be some possible job opportunities. Special thanks to General Assembly for making this event a reality. Event takes place Monday, June 12th, 6:30pm.

#7: DANGEROUS LIVES - Living On The Right Side Of The Road

Join Bruce Hagen and his Georgia Bike Law team of Strangers-To-No-Danger as they expertly guide you through all the DANGEROUS life scenarios one might encounter on a bike. And then what do about them. Event takes place Monday, June 12th, 7:00pm.

#8: The One Ride

Like the spokes on a wheel, there will be rides starting all over the city. Our goal: Come together at one central hub and ride together, meeting at Centennial Olympic Park near the Fountain Of Rings. Goal: Have Auburn Ave lined with bikes. Event takes place Friday, June 16th, 6:30pm.

#9: Fruit Tree Bicycle Tour With Concrete Jungle

Come join Concrete Jungle and The Atlanta Cycling Festival for a fruit tree tour on bikes! For this bicycle tour, Concrete Jungle has curated some of their favorite Atlanta fruit trees. This 10-13 mile bike ride will take you through some of Atlanta's most historic neighborhoods, filled with all sorts of tasty hidden goodies. Get you tickets here. Event takes place Saturday, June 17th, 9:00am.

#10: Livin' That Bike + RV Life

Ever wanted to take that cross country bike trip? You get excited, start to do all the research and then, suddenly, you're hit with a wallop of reality: What will you do with the family? Well, worry no more, future adventurer - Welcome to the Livin' That Bike + RV Life presented by Roadtrek. Event takes place at Saturday, June 17th, 3:00pm.

#11: MTB Pump Track From REI

Back by popular demand and bigger than ever, join the REI Atlanta crew as they bring out their huge MTB portable pump track! This track will wind through woods, with jumps and dips galore. Bring your own mountain bike or demo some of the new REI Co-op CyclesEvent takes place Saturday, June 17th, 6:00pm.

#12: ACF Closing Bash

What better way to say goodbye to ACF 2017 than with a big party! Come join us at Eventide Brewing for a night of beers, vendors, food, REI MTB Pump Track, the first ever Nonprofit Cargo Bike Challenge and more! Event takes place Saturday, June 17th, 6:00pm.

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BONUS EVENT 1: Bicycle Speed Dating

Time to find love on two wheels! Join the ACF team as we bring back our Algorithm Of Bicycle Love to help connect you to that special-someone-on-two-wheels. We'll do 3-5 rounds of bicycle speed dating and then head back to the bar for mixie-mingle. Event takes place Tuesday, June 13th, 7:00pm.

BONUS EVENT 2: Red Bike & Green-Atlanta Presents: The Hunt

The Hunt is a ride that leads you to an undisclosed park location to partake in a hunt for giveaways and prizes. Modeled after your childhood Easter egg hunt but fashioned for adults to have fun. Event takes place Thursday, June 15th, 7:00pm.

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Wow! What a week. We can't wait to celebrate bikes, Atlanta and life with you June 10-17! Check out the complete event calendar here.

2017 Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates Announced

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We'll just get this out of the way:

The 4th Annual Atlanta Cycling Festival is proud to announce the official 2017 dates: Saturday, June 10 - Saturday, June 17.

As a friendly reminder of what you can expect, check out our 2016 Wrap Up Video from our fantastic videographer: Matthew Mammola


Never being satisfied with "let's just do the same thing again," the ACF team has been hard at work planning and scheming on how to make this year's Festival even better. 

Here's a preview of a few ideas that we have planned:

  • Concrete Jungle Fruit Tree Exploration Explosion Expedition: While the name is a working title, we're elated to work with the awesome team at Concrete Jungle. This bike tour is one of a kind and will be full of surprises - And homemade plumb wine, we hear.
  • The Most Adorably Aggressive Children's Bicycle Race Of Doom: Again, working title (We're really good at these, right?), but we plan on hosting the most adorable and aggressive 4-10 yr bicycle race ever in Atlanta. Get your kids ready - There will be awesome prizes, snacks and juice boxes. 
  • 2X The Ramps = 100X The Fun MTB Pump Track: We're stoked to have REI and Clif Bar as sponsors again this year. They'll be at several events, culminating with combining both of their MTB pump tracks. It's going to be marvelously large and fun to ride. 
  • Bicycle Speed Dating: It's back! Looking for love on two wheels? Well, look no more! The ACF Team will use our Bicycle Algorithm of Love to match you to your future bike partner. Go ahead and delete Tinder from your phone - We've got you. 
  • Atlanta Streets Alive: West Side: The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, organizers and founders of Atlanta Streets Alive (ASA), have again decided to hold ASA in tandem with the 2017 ACF. We're incredibly honored to work with ABC and have this event during the Festival. 

And that's just a small preview - We've got a whole lot more up our jerseys...

Great! How Can I Help?

Thanks for asking! The ACF takes months of planning and an incredible staff to make it a reality. 

Here are a few ways you can help us:

  1. Buy Swag - Support The Festival: Check out our ACF Store. All purchases help make the 2017 ACF a reality. 
  2. Sponsor The Festival: We're still looking for local sponsors. Believe in the ACF? Then let's talk!
  3. Volunteer: We're already taking volunteers. Want to meet a lot of wonderful people and have a great time on a two wheels? Join us!
  4. Host A Ride Or Host An Event: We're building out our event calendar now. Have a great event idea? Let us know!

So, go ahead and request the week of June 10 - June 17 off. This Festival's going to be a blast. 

The 2016 Officially Official ACF Wrap Up

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Just a few weeks ago, the 2016 Atlanta Cycling Festival kicked off, promising a week of bicycle magic!

After 9+ months/270+ days/6,480+ hours worth of planning, permitting and collaborating, we proudly hosted the 3rd annual bicycle festival, boasting over 46+ bike events for the week. 

To say that we're a tid bit tired, is a tid bit of an understatement. To say that we're also a tid bit proud, honored and pleased with our work/bringing the festival to you is, well, also a tid bit of an understatement.

As the wheels start turning for the future of the Atlanta Cycling Festival, we wanted to take this time to do a little wrap up. So clip in. 

But before we do, a quick BIG shoutout to Tube CreativeREIWahoo Fitness, Bike Law GA, WABE Atlanta, New Belgium Brewing and all of our phenomenal 2016 sponsors and partners. Please, support and love the chain lube out of these businesses. 

We Grew

At each of our events, we did head counts and tracked all the numbers. Based on the data, festival attendance grew by 14% and we had roughly a 40% female/60% male breakdown. That's really exciting to us because it means to us that new people are finding and/or biking in Atlanta. 

We Activated The First Ever MTB Rooftop Course

Thanks to the incredible vision, work and support of REI and Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services, we shutdown two levels of a parking deck to launch a bike-topia. We had bicycle laser tag, bicycle vendors, bicycle portraits and, of course, the REI MTB Pump Track. It was completely splendid! Check out the photos here.

REI MTB Pump Track
We Started A New Business/Biking Idea

Each year, we hold the ACF Create Grant: A $2,000 grant to start your bicycle business/idea here in Atlanta, GA.

At our annual Atlanta Pecha Kucha, we announced the 2016 winner: Atlanta Beam.

BEAM (Bicycle Electronics And Makers) is a collaborative project to bring bicycling and electronics together for some nerdy fun. The two wonderful ladies (Leslie and Lauren) are super smart and have big plans for this open source collaborative project in Atlanta. 

BEAM's first product: They researched, built and launched bicycle laser tag at our Big Opening Party. Here's what that looked like:


How freakin' rad is that!

We Created A Bicycle Jobs Portal

Thanks to the support of Wahoo Fitness, we were able to create the "tech" track for this year's festival. One big factor of that was creating a bicycle jobs portal.

Basically, businesses purposefully submitted their openings to us so that they could hire bikers like you. These companies believe in Atlanta, cycling and innovation.

The jobs portal was activated in our mobile app, but you can find the mobile friendly bicycle jobs portal here

We Combined Bike + Tech

For the first time ever, we created a "tech" track to combine biking and technology. Atlanta has a huge tech scene and there is quite a bit of overlap with techies and bikes.

What'd we do? Well, we found an awesome iOS developer (who bikes) and launched our first ever ACF mobile app! More so, thanks to our Bicycle Technology Director, we had a bike hack night, a bike tech networking event and more. 

We Combined Bike + Art

This year, we hired a Bicycle Art Director to make sure that we were arsty smartsy. And, golly, did she do a good job. Thanks to our BAD (Awesome acronym, right?) we hosted the first ever Quick Release Art Print Show, The Atlanta Night Market and much more!

We Financially Supported Great Bike Orgs

One of our core values at the ACF is that the more we grow, the more we give: Both in time and financially.

Thus, we built in that 5% of our net profits go to all the nonprofits that helped with the festival, plus, a portion of the New Belgium Beer sold goes to The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Sadly, we don't have the final numbers yet - Our bicycle accountant is still crunching the digits. But the numbers look better than last year.

And, yes, we do have a bicycle accountant: Rebecca at Wells Tarkington. She shreds the Atlanta roads with her kids in tow. 

Will There Be A 2017 ACF?

Ah, the big question. Based on the numbers and experience, it seems like the Atlanta Cycling Festival is, well, wanted. Maybe even needed. Who knows. 

For right now, we'll keep it simple: Yes, there will be a 2017 Atlanta Cycling Festival BUT we need your help.

How Can I Help Make The 2017 ACF A Reality?

That's a wonderful question! Here are 3 easy ways to help make another Atlanta Cycling Festival happen:

  1. Take our survey: We need all the feedback so we can plan and implement an awesome festival.
  2. Purchase our remaining swag: We have a lot of leftover gear that we need to get rid of. Bonus: It's on super flash sale!
  3. Spread the good word: Tell friends, family, lovers, causal enemies all about the Atlanta Cycling Festival. And feel free to use the hashtag #AtlCyclingFest.

Phew. I think that's it for now. We'll be sharing a video or two in the near future. But, until then, thank you for reading, supporting and making the 2016 ACF amazing! Helmets off to you!

Last Minute Festival Info For The 2016 Atlanta Cycling Festival

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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. 

Atlanta Cycling Festival Mobile App

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!