Southeast - Atlanta (Buckhead) Cycling
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03-28-07, 10:18 PM
I will be in Buckhead in May for a week of training. I am contemplating taking the bike with me, but it's been *years* since I was in Buckhead - what are the roads like? Would it be folly to expect safe cycling for a rural guy?
03-29-07, 05:03 AM
It is fairly urban and the main roads have a lot of traffic but there are many side/residential roads to ride on; you might want to join one of the many group rides in the area. Check out the calendar on the Southern Bicycle League site: http://www.bikesbl.org/ Happy trails!
(Buckhead) pronounced *butthead*. ;)
You can also ask the guys (and gals??) at Peachtree Bikes (http://peachtreebikes.com/index.cfm), Free-Flite Bikes (http://freeflite.com/index.cfm), the Bicycle Link (http://www.bicyclelink.net/), and CycleWorks (http://cycleworksinc.com/index.cfm) (north Buckhead/Sandy Springs) about any rides that leave from their shops.
03-29-07, 08:46 AM
There's the infamous Buckhead Bellyache on Thursdays, and the Atlanta Cycling Wednesday night ride. We ride that route on Tuesdays as a women's ride, and it's a nice route with just a little traffic. Not sure if you were being literal about the rural 'guy', but if you're a gal, you can also do the Wednesday women's ride out of Peachtree Bikes. Surprisingly low traffic for an intown route, and just a couple of interesting climbs. ;)
03-29-07, 11:24 AM
Atlanta Cycling has a great ride. The Uber neighborhoods connecting Chastain to Peachtree Battle to Midtown are about the best place to ride in Buckhead. There are some Bike routes that connect these areas. I dont have a link, but they should be somewhere on the web. I rode some this past weekend when I was in town.
03-29-07, 07:49 PM
Not sure if you were being literal about the rural 'guy', but if you're a gal, you can also do the Wednesday women's ride out of Peachtree Bikes.
Ok. Let me check something... hummm... yep, I'm most definately a guy!
Thanks for the invite though!
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