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    Spin it off, Snack Fairy! Alasdair's Avatar
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    Atlanta (Buckhead) Cycling

    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?
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    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!
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    (Buckhead) pronounced *butthead*.

    You can also ask the guys (and gals??) at Peachtree Bikes, Free-Flite Bikes, the Bicycle Link, and CycleWorks (north Buckhead/Sandy Springs) about any rides that leave from their shops.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Spin it off, Snack Fairy! Alasdair's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Wench
    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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