The tours are two hours, about 8 miles, travelling through Atlanta's in-town neighborhoods. We will see homes, businesses, green spaces, empty lots, murals, and community life to further convey the rich history social history that makes Atlanta unique.
Civil Bikes is also available for private tours. We are great with families, groups, organizations, and businesses. We also provide custom tours. For any and all inquiries, please contact us!
Types of tours include
Some testimonials from past tour patrons:
"Thanks for such a great tour!!! It was awesome. We had so much fun! It was so nice to get out and see the city via bike. Now I can't wait to get back on my bike and explore some more!" - Lanaya G.
"Great ride through history! Highly recommend for all visiting Atlanta! Thank you N for a great morning!!" - Cathie G.P.
Atlanta History Bike Tour
This tour are for those interested in learning more about Atlanta or want to see sites up close they've read about! We will tour history in several Atlanta neighborhoods to view buildings, art, farm, and parks to engage both civil rights and Atlanta history. The purpose to is remember the stories that took place as the urban landscape continues to evolve.
Auburn Avenue Walking Tour
The best way to see Auburn Avenue is to feel the rhythm walking. We will meet Wednesday mornings, 9 AM at Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Avenue, for a 1.5 hour walking tour. Coffee provided. You can purchase your own delight by Chef Sonya! To schedule a tour email, firstname.lastname@example.org
. $30 person.
Holiday Bikes and Lights
We will take a bicycle ride to view the magic of holiday lights! Stops may include Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlantic Station, intown neighborhoods and stop at Octane Coffee, where $5 goes towards your purchase.
Belles on Bikes
Our goal is to support anyone who identify as women to have the confidence and skill to ride a bicycles everywhere. We have hosted a variety of activities: group rides and shared food experiences, skill shares (fix a flat and zero waste living), health professional speakers such as physical therapist.
Belles on Bikes also helps support our advocacy work: we are collecting more information on experiences of women cycling in Atlanta. Click this link
to take an anonymous survey to collect information to help build the visible women cycling community that's already here on our streets.
Individual instruction is for a) new
cyclists who want to learn to ride, b) cyclists who have learned
how to ride but want to learn safe riding practices, and c) cyclists interested in commuter basics
Each class is different but all will cover basic bicycling information. The new
class goes at your own pace and is all about getting you pedaling! The learned
class covers the Confident City Cycling material as well as the new
class material. The Commuter Basics
class includes Confident City Cycling material, as well as strategies for routing, so we will ride a route and discuss safe riding in action!
Class is $45 in Atlanta city limits. Class is $55 for outside of I-285. Seniors, $37.
Why is bike advocacy around equity important?
Because... "segregation by transportation remains commonplace in many communities, especially in low- income communities and communities of color where people are more dependent upon transit, bicycles, and their own feet to get around." (Safe Routes to School,
At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity)
Here are some resources regarding equity-centric bicycling advocacy:
• "Building the Inclusive City,"
Planetizen (May 2015)
• "How Low-Income Cyclists Go Unnoticed,"
Bicycling (Nov 2015)
• "Mapping Safer Streets for Bicyclists, Pedestrians in Portland,"
NextCity (Oct 2015)
• "Integrating Equity in Bike Advocacy,"
The League of American Bicyclists (June 2014)
• Our friend, Melody Hoffman, PhD
, and her blog on being an urban bicycle scholar, critical feminist, and community engagement professsor
• Our friend, Adonia Lugo, PhD
, and her blog as an LA-based street anthropologist, critical bike scholar, professor, and activist.