February 10, 2016
Hold on to your kits, kids. We at The Atlanta Cycling Festival have a lot of exciting updates to pedal through. Grab a water bottle and enjoy!
The 2016 Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates: Sat, June 11 - Sat, June 18!
Woohoo! We're heading into year #3 for the ACF and, boy oh boy, do we have a lot of great things planned! Some teasers:
- We're launching the first ever pop-up MTB single track with REI
- We're activating the first ever Atlanta Cycling Festival Village at Atlanta Streets Alive (Think Olympic Village - But better)
- We're leading an art + tech + bike series thanks to the help of Wahoo Fitness
- We're creating a whole "Class/Words" learning series, powered by Bike Law GA
- We're hosting an "Unseen Atlanta" ride, taking you to places you didn't even know existed in Atlanta
- We're incorporating rooftops and skylines - That's all we're going to say
We'll have MTB, road, tandem, lights, art, tech, words, volunteering, learning, advocacy, culture, doughnuts, beer and a whole lot more! Realistically, we're looking at 40+ bicycle events for the entire week. Take the whole week off: You'll need it.
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ACF Create Grant Submissions Are Open - $2,000 Grant
To help create more bicycle culture, jobs and infrastructure, we proudly host The ACF Create Grant. The one time grant gives you $2,000 to start your bike business/idea here in Atlanta, GA. Submissions are now open and will close on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 11:59pm. Last year's grant helped start a bicycle food delivery service in southwest Atlanta with the great folks at Carver Neighborhood Market!
Apply for the ACF Create Grant now.
Bicycle Camping - Tickets Are Almost Gone!
Each year we and our good friends at Zipcar host Bicycle Camping to raise money for the year's festival. Permits, beer, swag and doughnuts aren't cheap - This event helps us cover a lot of up-front costs. Plus, it's incredible amount of fun. If you like bikes, beer, camping, yoga and burritos, then you should totally join us. Dates: Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17.
Register For Bicycle Camping now.
Sponsorship Is Now Open
You're $$$ can make the 2016 ACF a reality. Plus get you all sorts of neat digital and in-person perks. If you want your message to reach healthy, active and passionate people that love Atlanta - Then you've come to the right place!
Lean How To Sponsor The ACF now.
Volunteer/Lead A Ride Is Now Open
Want to volunteer during the Festival? Or perhaps you want to host a fun bike ride or event? We love that idea! Around 60% of our events are community driven and organized. Here's your chance to show why you love biking in Atlanta.
Volunteer/Lead A Ride now.
We Have An Awesome New Website
You might have noticed that our dot com has changed a little bit! We've launched a completely new, super fast, SEO-friendly website. It's mobile ready and will allow us to integrate/share events like never before. We had the honor, privilege and luck of working with the following to make it happen:
Phew! Last big announcement -You're awesome. But you already knew that. We look forward to riding bikes with you in June!
Ding Ding Ding,
The Atlanta Cycling Festival Team