Roswell Cycling Festival

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ROSWELL, Ga. (Feb. 19, 2019) – Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 28, as Bike Roswell! and the City of Roswell will convert the pavement along Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell into a pedal-pedestrian party. Businesses and organizations have three ways to participate in this second annual “open streets” event, Roswell Moves!, and the online application is now available online through April 7. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m. that Sunday with the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride to showcase the entire city. It is the 16th year for the recreational bicycle ride.

Roswell Moves! is an innovative experience that encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore the community by dancing, pedaling, rolling, strolling and even playing. Admission is free for attendees of Roswell Moves!. Activities will include live music on multiple stages provided by Atlanta Plays it Forward, sports demonstrations, health and wellness interactive displays, and the Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo. A Family Bike Parade will kick off activities at 11 a.m., rolling from Heart of Roswell Park to Woodstock Road and back. Activities will take place until 3 p.m.

Roads used for Roswell Moves! will close to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28. The sections of Canton Street which will be used include the south end of Canton Street from Webb Street and Elizabeth Way to Norcross Street; the north end of Canton Street from Norcross Street and Plum Street to Woodstock Road.

Businesses located along the Canton Street corridor are invited to register as a Route Host. This event participant option permits a business to get involved beyond the storefront and sidewalk by engaging attendees with demonstrations and product promotions. Two other event participant options available are Activity Partner and Event Sponsor. All Activity Partners must provide quality activities that align with the event mission to promote wellness, transportation options, and community engagement. The online application is available here(bikeroswell.com/roswellmoves/activitypartner/).

“Open streets programs convert a street into a temporary park. The pavement becomes a car-free space for people of all ages to enjoy the urban space in a playful way, from physical action to personal inspiration,” said Nathan Sears, Chairman for Roswell Moves!. “The event was a huge success in 2018 and we are pleased to offer three different ways for businesses to get involved this year. Submitting an application does not guarantee entry as an event participant in Roswell Moves! Our review committee wants to ensure that we offer quality activities that fit with our mission of health, wellness and civic pride.”

Official Sunday activities for Roswell Moves! begin at 8 a.m. from Roswell Area Park with the fully supported, recreational bicycle ride, the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride. The Mayor’s Ride offers three ride options - 18, 42 and 64 miles. The 18-mile option returns with a flat route along the Chattahoochee River that eliminates the previous climbs in Martin’s Landing subdivision. All ride options provide pre-ride mechanical support, full stock rest stops, post-ride lunch and T-shirts for riders who register prior to April 15. Lunch is sponsored by Lucky's Burger and Brew and Red Hare Brewing Company.

The Mayor’s Ride is the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling. Early registration is available online with a discounted fee of $35 per rider through March 31 (www.bikeroswell.com/rides-maps/mayorsride). All Bike Roswell! members receive an additional $10 discount through March 31 (log in as a member prior to registration to receive discount). Regular registration is $45 per rider in April, and $55 day-of event on April 28.

About Us

Established in 2005, Bike Roswell! is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to advocate for safe cycling and improved infrastructure in the City of Roswell. In doing so, it promotes safe cycling, provides an advocacy platform for cyclists, and implements programs to encourage participation in cycling with improved parks, roadways and private facilities. Roswell was the first city in Georgia to achieve Bicycle Friendly Community status with the League of American Bicyclists. Bike Roswell! is proud to work with the City of Roswell to achieve this coveted designation. The official website is www.bikeroswell.com. To become an Activity Partner, Event Sponsor, or Route Host, contact Bike Roswell! for more information.

 

Are you a local club, organization or business and interested in hosting an activity? See our Activity Host Page

APRIL 20-28, 2019

This week-long festival celebrates all things cycling is held in the first Georgia city to receive the prestigious League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Community designation.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bike Roswell! Saturday Morning Ride

Start time 8:00 AM

Kick off the 2019 Roswell Cycling Festival with this popular group ride for experienced riders. Ride along the 25-mile route through beautiful Roswell. 8 AM Start/Finish Roswell Area Park, Roswell, GA Event page here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Olde Blind Dog Cycling Club
Tuesday Night Ride
Start time: 6:30 PM

Join Bike Roswell! and the Olde Blind Dog Cycling Club on this popular ride through Roswell and Alpharetta neighborhoods. Starting at the Olde Blind Dog Pub, the group will have options for many different types of riders on this mostly flat route. Everyone—from the fast and competitive to the beginner and social riders—is welcome! After the ride join this great group of cyclists at the Olde Blind Dog Pub for a celebratory beverage and a chance to socialize with a great group of riders.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bike Roswell! Thursday Night Ride

Start time: 6:00 PM

Friday, April 26, 2019

Bike Roswell! Bike and Beverage Tour on Canton St

Event times: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Join us for the 7th annual Bike & Beverage Tour. This ride is approximately 5 miles total through Historic Roswell. This is a casual bike ride. Nobody will be left behind. The event is free, you just pay for what you order. Registration details to come.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Bike Roswell! Saturday Ride

Start time 8:00 AM

Ride along the 25-mile route through beautiful Roswell. 8 AM Start/Finish Roswell Area Park, Roswell, GA. Event page here.

RAMBO Big Creek Quick Six Enduro

Sunday, April 28, 2019

 

Roswell Moves!
Start/Finish 11 AM – 3 PM

A five-block section of Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell, from the south end of Canton Street to Webb Street, Elizabeth Way, Norcross Street, the New East Alley, Plum Street and North Canton Street. Activities will take place from 11 a. m. to 3 p.m., while roads will close to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This innovative experience encourages people to explore the community by walking, pedaling, rolling, and even playing. While some vendors will be permitted in this area, attendees are encouraged to experience and savor the offerings provided by local merchants in this corridor. Live music presented by Atlanta Plays It Forward will be located at two stages along Canton Street near Highway 9 and on North Canton near Woodstock Road.

 

Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride
Start/Finish 8 AM – Noon

Fully Supported, recreational ride with options for all fitness levels. Multiple routes are showcasing the very best of Roswell.   One of the anchor events created in 2003, the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride, will continue as part of the new Roswell Moves! festivities this year. This full-supported, recreational bike ride will offer distances of 18, 42 and 64 miles, all routes beginning at 8 a.m. from Roswell Area Park. Lunch will be provided for all participants, sponsored by Lucky’s Burger & Brew and Red Hare Brewery. The Mayor’s Ride is the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!. Early registration is available online with a discounted fee of $35 per rider available through March 31 (www.bikeroswell.com/rides-maps/mayorsride). T-shirts will be provided to the first 500 pre-registered riders. Event page here.

Bicycle Safety Pre-check

All participants’ bikes must pass an on-site safety inspection. Avoid the lines… Roswell Bicycles will provide FREE* bicycle safety inspections for participants of the Mayor’s Ride and Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo prior to the Roswell Cycling Festival. Drop your bike by Roswell Bicycles before the event to ensure a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

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Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In addition to the Mayor’s Ride, the Historic Roswell Kiwanis will continue to hold its annual Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The event is free, with signed waiver, for children ages six to 12 years to learn bicycle skills and safety tips. Since 2002, the popular Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo has positively impacted more than 2,400 children. The Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo is co-sponsored by the Key Clubs of Centennial High School, Milton High School, and Roswell High School, and by the Builders Clubs of Crabapple Middle and Elkins Pointe Middle Schools.

Register on-site at 12:00 PM at the East Alley.

Bicycle Safety Pre-check

All participants’ bikes must pass an on-site safety inspection. Avoid the lines… Roswell Bicycles will provide FREE* bicycle safety inspections for participants of the Mayor’s Ride and Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo prior to the Roswell Cycling Festival. Drop your bike by Roswell Bicycles before the event to ensure a safe and enjoyable riding experience.

*parts not included

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CONTACT US

Bike Roswell! Contacts

Nathan Sears, Board Member, Bike Roswell!

nathan.sears@bikeroswell.org

Carol Vails, Mayor's Ride, carol.vails@bikeroswell.org

Media Information

Jackie Tyson, Public Relations, Peloton Sports

678.362.6228 or sportsPR@pelotonsports.net