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The 'Only In Atlanta' Bike Tour

Monday, November 14th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm  

Love to Ride and the Atlanta Regional Commission invite you to explore Atlanta’s infrastructure, cherished civil rights landmarks, and breathtaking views – all by bike. The 4.5 miles bike tour will give participants a unique experience that can only be had on two-wheels. 

Highlights of the tour include: 

  • Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail: The transformational 22-mile loop of reclaimed railroads was first imagined by ACT Keynote Speaker Ryan Gravel. The Atlanta BeltLine is a multimodal greenway connecting 45 neighborhoods to schools, jobs, cultural destinations, and public parks. We will tour the Eastside Trail, the first finished section of the trail. 
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park: Visit several sites related to the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Within the park is his boyhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church — the church where King was baptized and both he and his father, Martin Luther King Sr., were pastors — as well as, the grave site of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife, civil rights activist, Coretta Scott King. 
  • Freedom Park Trail: This multi-use trail is part of the PATH Foundation’s Stone Mountain Trail, which extends nineteen miles from Downtown to Stone Mountain Park. 
  • Jackson Street Bridge: Snap a selfie or group shot with the iconic skyline view made famous by the Walking Dead. 
  • Krog Street Market: The tour will end at Atlanta’s famous food hall housed in a restored 1920s factory. 

Note: The 1.5 hour tour includes a bicycle, helmet, and trained bicycle tour guides. Participants will meet at the 14th Street Gate at Piedmont Park (14th Street and Piedmont Avenue), a short 5-minute walk from the Starling Atlanta Midtown Hotel. Participants will be fitted for bikes and helmets at the beginning of the tour. Tour will end at Krog Street Market, which is about a 20-minute bike/scooter ride, or a 10-minute carpool ride, or a 50-minute transit ride back to the hotel. There are a host of dinner and drink options at Krog Street Market and we encourage you to enjoy your Monday evening meal here before heading back to the hotel.  

Lead by: 

  • Thomas Stokell, CEO, Love to Ride 
  • Bennett Foster, Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Atlanta Regional Commission 
  • Bike Tours of Atlanta 
If you have already registered, you can add this tour to your registration by logging in to your actweb.org profile and editing your registration in the "Activities" tab.
 
 
 
 
 
Atlanta History and Culture WALKING Tour (Presented by Civil Bikes)

Sponsored by: ACT’s DEI Committee

Monday, November 14th from 2-3:30pm (1.5-hour walking tour)
 

Where: King Memorial Station / King National Park
Cost: $25 per person

Overview

Civil Bikes seeks to decolonize preservation and tourism practices. It is imperative to rethink the idea of place and the collective and reassert values such as belongingness centered on both. During our experience engaging the cultural landscape of Auburn Avenue, King National Park, and Sweet Auburn Historic Districts, we will use historical and contemporary neighborhood narratives, to address topics such as historic preservation, justice (environmental, housing, health, education), and transformational community building practices). 

Goal: The tour is structured around creating a shared experience and a learning environment. The goal is for each participant to walk away with at least one co-created call to action, based on their lived experiences and spheres of influence. 

 

Design of experience: Each tour centers and prioritizes embodied history and historical narratives, rooted in preservation as a form of care, and designed for empowerment. 

 

Considerations: “How can we use this moment of environmental and institutional reckoning to disassemble the exploitive regimes of speculation and displacement that anchor in the built environment?” Civil Bikes wants to co-create new anchors built on the collective, collective intelligence, across cultural and political geographies, collective stewardship, and designed with regard to beauty, sustainability, and cultural appropriateness. We work “in solidarity with contemporary movements of Black liberation, anti-coloniality, and mutuality; working against the ruthless policing, dispossession, and displacement of marginalized communities”.

 

Note: This tour will take place just east of downtown Atlanta, so the group will need to take MARTA or rideshare to get to the tour start at the King Station. Attendees will be responsible for the additional cost to get to and from the tour (MARTA is $2.50 each way). Once the group is finalized, we will organize transportation together. 

 

If you have already registered, you can add this tour to your registration by logging in to your actweb.org profile and editing your registration in the "Activities" tab.

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