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    Best place to ride your bike

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best group bike ride BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    The Mobile Social

    Best bike lane BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    10th Street

    Best new bike lane BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    10th street

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Lionel Hampton and Southwest Connector Trails

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Runner-up: Freedom Park


    Corner of Moreland Avenue and E. Freedom Parkway, 404-817-6813, www.freedompark.org


    Best place to ride your bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Runner-up
    Freedom Park
    1500 Clifton Terrace N.E., 404-817-6813, www.freedompark.org

    Filthy Pick: Best way to explore the city without spending a dime BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Bike culture
    Atlanta has always been known as a car-centric city. And with its endless hills, dangerous intersections and crazy drivers, it’s never been a particularly hospitable place for cyclists. Yet, despite all hindrances, BIKE CULTURE persists and even thrives here. And it’s not simply spandex-cladmore...
    Atlanta has always been known as a car-centric city. And with its endless hills, dangerous intersections and crazy drivers, it’s never been a particularly hospitable place for cyclists. Yet, despite all hindrances, BIKE CULTURE persists and even thrives here. And it’s not simply spandex-clad racers or gear-headed mountain bikers taking to the streets. The current two-wheel craze has become a low-tech, egalitarian social movement that embraces all kinds of bikes — three-speeds, fixies, cruisers, road bikes, junkers — for the purpose of riding for recreation and basic transportation. Neighborhood rides have become commonplace all across the city, most notably the monthly Critical Mass gatherings, in which sometimes hundreds of riders take over the streets of downtown Atlanta. Because that’s how we roll. less...

    Best Place to Hike and Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Arabia Mountain and Rockdale River Trails

    Best Place to Road Bike BOA Award Winner

    Freedom Parkway

    Best Place to Road Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Freedom Parkway

    Best Place to Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead
    Named after a passenger train that ran along the same route from 1947 to 1968, the SILVER COMET TRAIL is a gorgeous stretch of pavement with a pastoral feel that’ll make you wonder whether you pedaled through a time warp into bygone, rural Georgia. The path runs 60 miles west across three counties.more...
    Named after a passenger train that ran along the same route from 1947 to 1968, the SILVER COMET TRAIL is a gorgeous stretch of pavement with a pastoral feel that’ll make you wonder whether you pedaled through a time warp into bygone, rural Georgia. The path runs 60 miles west across three counties. That’s right, 60 freakin’ miles. Bikers, runners and walkers are free to do their thing without dodging traffic, and the scenery is breathtaking. The rails-to-trails project is an ambitious undertaking: When it’s completed, Silver Comet will connect with Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail to form a continuous, 93-mile path from Smyrna to Anniston, Ala. If you try to ride the whole thing, just remember: You’ll either need someone to pick you up at the other end, or your trip length will have gotten 93 miles longer. less...

    Best Place to Road Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Best Place to Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Arabia Mountain Trail
    A few years back it was the poor man’s Stone Mountain, but thanks to DeKalb’s much-touted greenspace program, ARABIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL has come into its own. The county is completing an ambitious trail network through the 2,000-acre nature preserve that includes elevated boardwalks throughmore...

    A few years back it was the poor man’s Stone Mountain, but thanks to DeKalb’s much-touted greenspace program, ARABIA MOUNTAIN TRAIL has come into its own. The county is completing an ambitious trail network through the 2,000-acre nature preserve that includes elevated boardwalks through forest wetlands, well-marked paths across huge expanses of open granite, and a picturesque covered bridge. The concrete trails, open to hikers and bikers, extend north to Stonecrest Mall and downtown Lithonia and, eventually, south to Panola Mountain. Once in the park, mountain bikers can go off-road to find some challenging rock-hopping.
    ''www.arabiaalliance.org. www.pathfoundation.org/trails/arabia.cfm.

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    Best Place to Road Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Best Place to Road Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

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