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Bicycle Friendly Community:
National Bike Races, a Children's Bicycle Safety Rodeo, a Mayor's Ride and a weekly 26 mile bike ride.
Roswell is the first bicycle friendly city in Georgia! This designation is awarded by the League of American Bicyclists to cities that have demonstrated their commitment to all aspects of cycling. www.bikeroswell.com
From recreation to sport to alternative modes of transportation, Bike Roswell! strives to actively promote safe cycling, provide an advocacy platform for Roswell Citizens and implement programs to encourage participation with improved parks, roadways and cycling facilities. Bike Roswell! offers weekly road rides and a variety of rides and events throughout the year, for all skill levels. For a schedule of Bike Roswell! events and rides, please visit www.bikeroswell.com.
Big Creek Park mountain biking trails also add to the city's "Bicycle Friendly Community" status! Built and maintained by RAMBO, which a 100% volunteer groups, over 7,000+ man-hours have been spent on the trails. Singletrack trails, "freeride" area with jumps, berms and the infamous "gully run" means there is something for all level of riding. In addition to the mountain bike trails, the Big Creek Greenway is also accessible from the park, boasting concrete greenways and boardwalks which boarder a wetlands area, and connect to a neighboring greenway for added miles of riding.
Affiliated with the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association, RAMBO organizes mountain bike rides for all levels of experience on a scheduled weekly basis and augments these with day trips and weekend outings.
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Georgia Rides to the Capitol
This motorcycle escorted ride encourages bicycle friendly legislation, raises awareness and promotes bicycling as an alternative source of transportation. Gather with bicycle enthusiasts in Roswell to begin this ride that ends at the State Capitol in Atlanta.
- Roswell Criterium
- Recreational Rides
- Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo & Youth Races
- Cycle Recycle and More
The Roswell Criterium provides spectators the opportunity to view top professional and amateur cyclists in a format that is often called the "most spectator-friendly" form of cycling. High speeds and challenging turns provide thrills for spectators and cyclists alike. www.roswellcriterium.com
April 24-25th 2010 Roswell Cycling Festival Brochure
There is nothing like it! Thousands of riders mount their bicycles to ride on Georgia's official Hospitality Highway - Georgia 400! Once cyclists exit Georgia 400, the ride course winds through beautiful areas of cities in North Fulton County, and areas of Cherokee and Forsyth Counties.
For those not up to the full 100-mile Century, there are shorter routes available, giving all levels an opportunity to be part of an exciting event. Routes include rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full technical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks. www.400century.com