Well, the Atlanta Cycling Festival has come and gone, and, while I didn’t get to make it to everything because of Atlanta’s ruthless pollen and tons of work, I did get to check out and participate in the events I thought mattered to me which was pretty much event that had beer. Enjoy the pics you filthy animals!
Below are pics from the opening party for the week which was set on the top floor of a parking deck in Midtown Atlanta. Attendees were able to enjoy beers, a MTB pump track provided by REI with some demo bikes, and were able to participate in some bike polo scrimmage matches. Some lovely vendors stopped by including Atlanta’s own commuter clothing store, The Spindle.
The next day I stopped by Atlanta Streets Alive which is our version of the whole “shut down the streets for cyclist and pedestrians” event. What I love about Streets Alive is that is happens several times over the year and always shuts down a different stretch of city streets. There is that damn pump track again!
After some rest from the partying I decided to check out a workshop or I suppose more like some research and visited General Assembly at Ponce City Market to check out a seminar on bike law presented by bikelaw.com’s Georgia division lawyer Bruce Hagen. I learned some items that I didn’t know and remained hesitant at accepting the craft beer he offered us to drink. I’m assuming that is why I got his business card on the way out. Thanks Bruce!
So much happened during the week that my closing out party ended up being the Loose Nuts Cycles 6th Anniversary and Wizard Staff Across America Day Party. Kicker ramp was provided by instagram’s @kickerrampsATL and over 300 Coors heavy were consumed to produce some of the largest staffs I have seen.
Sean proving to be an inspiration to the Toecutters
See you all next year at The Atlanta Cycling Festival!