On Sunday, September 24 from 2-6 p.m., the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) invites Atlantans to walk, bike, skate or roll through a 3 mile stretch of two of Atlanta’s popular neighborhoods: downtown and midtown.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s popular Atlanta Streets Alive will be returning to Peachtree St, but with a twist—a route extension down S. Broad Street! With the developer Newport US RE joining as the latest sponsor of this Atlanta Streets Alive route, historic South Downtown is booming with arts and more! For 4 hours on Sunday, September 24, S. Broad and Peachtree Street will be closed to cars, opening them for people to explore on foot or by bike. Activities: The route will be filled with a wide array of free family-friendly activities hosted by community organizations and businesses.
● Free snacks and kids’ pump track, courtesy of parade leader Clif Bar ● C an’t-miss bike related giveaways from AAA ● Ping-pong lounge from Whole Foods ● ‘Candidate Row’ at 10th St & Peachtree for residents to interact with candidates for city elections ● Live DJ spinning and radio broadcasting by Mike Zarin of Zegi The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with the Great Bicycle Parade , which is open to participants of all ages and starts Downtown on S. Broad at Mitchell St. This year’s theme is “Rock the Vote,” and participants are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue, and celebrate the opportunity to vote in city elections this November.
ABC is inviting local businesses and organizations to get involved, taking the opportunity to connect with their community in a new, personal way. Any organization or group can host one of the many free activities along the route as an “Activity Partner” (details here: atlantastreetsalive.com/activity ). Businesses along the route can extend onto the sidewalk by setting up cafe tables or displays.
To learn more about this opportunity or to sign up, visit: http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/westside_route_host
For more information about partnerships, visit atlantastreetsalive.com/business .
Timing: Sunday, September 24, 2-6 p.m. 2 p.m.: Bicycle Parade kicks off with hundreds of kids and adults riding the route. 2-6 p.m.: Approximately 100,000 expected attendees will fill the car-free streets to enjoy miles of free family-friendly activities. Details: To view the route map, learn more about logistics, and explore ABC’s Atlanta Streets Alive initiative, visit AtlantaStreetsAlive.com .
Sponsors: Sponsors of the September 24 route include the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation, MailChimp, Clif Bar, Cox Enterprises, Whole Foods, Zegi, Kronberg Wall, Newport US RE, AAA, Bike Law Georgia, and Custom Signs Today.