Olmsted Parks Bike Tour: Vine City to Decatur

  • July 30, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Vine City Marta Station

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Each guest must register separately so they can sign event waiver
  • Non-members who decide to join after attending at least one event get their choice of A) $60 off their first year's membership or B) an 18-month membership for the price of a 12-month membership.

Registration is closed


ABOUT THIS TOUR

This stunning video shows the starting point of this tour. This 15-mile ride will take us through four parks who were designed in whole or in part by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr and/or his sons, The Olmsted Brothers.

  1. MIMS PARK (RODNEY COOK, SR) , VINE CITY
  2. SPRINGVALE PARK, INMAN PARK
  3. PIEDMONT PARK, MIDTOWN
  4. OLMSTED LINEAR PARK, DRUID HILLS

The tour begins in Rodney Cook Sr. Park (formerly Mims Park) in Vine City. It ends in downtwon Decatur. There will bre an optional brunch after the ride.

The bike route will take us through the neighborhoods of Vine City, Downtown, Sweet Auburn, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey Highlands, Virginia Highlands, Midtown, Virgina-Highlands, Druid Hills and Decatur.

We will be riding along several dedicated trails including those in the Stone Mountain Trail;, Freedom Park Trail and Atlanta Beltline. A good portion of our ride will take us on some of Atlanta's most interesting streets including Elizabeth St, Krog St, Irwin St, Jackson St (incl Jackson St bridge), Peachtree Center Ave and Lucky St.

In addition to the Olmsted-designed/inspired parks listed above, we will also be riding through or by Freedom Park, Woodruff Park, Centennial Olympic Park and the proposed Memorial Drive Greenway. Along the way we will also pass some of Atlanta's most historical landmarks and areas including the Fairlie-Poplar District, the Georgia State Capital, Liberty Plaza, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District, Historic Oakland Cemetery and more.

ABOUT YOUR TOUR GUIDE

Steve Saenz is the founder of Urban Explorers of Atlanta. Since 2014, Steve has led over 200 walking tours throughout Atlanta. 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Each rider must register separately.
  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • This ride is NOT suitable for beginning riders due to the amount of in-street riding.
  • Click here to view Interactive Route Map
  • Route map and times are subject to change.
GETTING THERE & BACK

  • The Vine City MARTA station is 0.6 miles from our starting point Rodney Cook Sr. Park (formerly Mims Park)
  • The Decatur Marta Station is at the ending point in downtown Decatur

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