The city of Roswell features some excellent routes for road cycling, including nearly 7 miles of scenic roadway stretching along the Chattahoochee River and running parallel to much of the Roswell Riverwalk multi-use trail and city parks. While many roads and neighborhoods are great for riding, it is good to know some routes and which roads to avoid when possible. As always be sure you are familiar with the rules of the road and proper cycling safety and techniques for riding with traffic. For more information on safe cycling and riding with motorized traffic check out our education page!
Don't feel confident cycling by yourself on local roads? Check out some of the area group rides to meet local riders. These groups are great for helping you increase your knowledge and confidence when riding on the road and for finding some good cycling buddies!
Way down yonder by the Chattahoochee
With nearly 7 miles of flat pavement along the Chattahoochee River flood plain it is no wonder the stretch of roadway from Roswell's border with Cobb County at Willeo Road to the intersection of Eves Road and Riverside is one of the most popular cycling routes in all of the Metro Atlanta region.
While much of Roswell features challenging hills and climbs, this section of roadway is one of the few long flat stretches for riding.
Riverside Park makes an excellent starting point for any ride. With the largest parking lot along the river you are almost always sure to find a space. The park also features restroom facilities.
All roads along this route feature moderate to heavy traffic depending on the time of the day. Roughly half of the route features full bike lanes, while the remainder features bike shoulders.
Head for the Hills
Had enough of taking it easy along the flats of the Chattahoochee? Then it's time to head for the hills! From the river route you can access some excellent climbs and additional mileage.
MARTIN ROAD-SIX BRANCHES-EVES ROAD LOOP
Perhaps Roswell's signature climb is through the beautiful neighborhood of Martin's Landing. Featuring bike lanes, neighborhood roads and slower traffic speeds, this loop will challenge most any rider.
NOTE: For an easier climb head up Eves Road and then turn around when you reach the top. We ask riders to avoid descending Six Branches due to the steep, winding turns and frequent driveways which can make descending hazardous for all road users.