Westside Trail Bike Tour

  • August 12, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Oakland City MARTA Station

Registration

  • Please register only if you are certain you can attend. Thank you.

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About This Tour

  • This ride is not suitable for beginners or people who have not ridden in a long time. Intermediate riders and above only.
  • This guided bike tour begins at the Oakland City MARTA station and ends at the West End MARTA station
  • The entire ride is about 14 miles and takes about 3 hours to complete
  • We will be stopping along the way to view the Westside Trail from many interesting vantage points.
  • We will also be stopping for a picnic lunch at a secret location.
  • Interactive Route Map of this tour
  • Read an AJC article about the walking version of tour

Itinerary*

  • 0945, Meet at Oakland City Transit Station (Murphy Ave side)
  • 10:00, Tour begins
  • 12:00, Picnic lunch at secret location (bring your own)
  • 14:00, Tour ends at West End station

Times and stops are approximate and subject to change. 

What you will see and learn...

  • How and why the Atlanta Beltline came to be
  • Updates on the design, construction and funding of the entire Beltline project including trails, transit and green space (parks)
  • History of the neighborhoods that are located along the WST including Adair Park, Ashview Heights, Hunter Hills, Just Us, Mosley Park, Oakland City, Washington Park, West End and Westview
  • Cultural and historical points of interest throughout the area
  • Four (very cool) railroad tunnels (Murphy/Lee, Langhorn, RDA, Lucile)
  • Three bridges (I-20, Westview Dr, MLJ Jr Blvd)
  • Fourteen (14) points that allow people to access the WST from the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Some very interesting art work and murals along the WST
  • Updates on commercial developments along the WST including Lee + White Food & Beverage District and Murphy's Crossing
  • Updates on transit-oriented development on or near the WST
  • Connecting trails and other cool places to explore in the surrounding areas

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 many of which have been on or along the Atlanta Beltline. 

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Private Tours Available

If you are interested in a private tour please contact us. We will work with you to design a custom bus, bike or walking tour for your company, church group, alumni association or other organization.


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