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Annual Cycling Events in Georgia

Grab your bike and pedal through scenic Georgia communities at these events and festivals.

  • Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride

Georgia is home to several cycling tour and community cycling events that will keep your family occupied throughout the year. Join these annual cycling events in communities across the state that invite riders and fans out for fun.

Roswell Cycling Festival (April) – The annual springtime event features a variety of events for cyclists and spectators as the racers rush through historic downtown Roswell. Part of the event is the Mayor’s Ride, which features Roswell’s mayor leading a ride to showcase the city.

The Atlanta Cycling Festival (June) – Participate in any of the 45 events for all skill levels of riders during this festival. Rides such as the Tour de BeltLine, Doughnut Ride, Living Walls Bicycle Tour, #weloveATL Bikestameet, and the bike-in movie make this event uniquely Atlantan. Most events are free, but an RSVP via Facebook is encouraged.

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (June) - BRAG brings together people from all walks of life for a multi-day challenge to conquer the state on two wheels. Participants can choose to do one day of the event or the entire week. In addition to the annual event, BRAG hosts tune-up events throughout the year.

Georgia Cycling Gran Prix (July) – This event features six races over five days in July and is geared toward amateur and professional cyclists. Races take place in Duluth, Braselton, Oxford, Social Circle and Covington.

Georgia 400 Hospitality Hwy Century (July) – Taking place on and around Georgia 400 Hospitality Highway, this annual event in July shuts down the road for amateur riders who can choose from 9, 27, 45, 62, and 101-mile courses.

Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride (September) – This race in Dahlonega boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104-mile course.

Georgia BikeFest (October) – Cycling enthusiasts from across the Southeastern United States gather in Columbus for rides, including the Lake Oliver Ride, The Tour de Muscogee, and The Hooah Ride. Each ride offers several distance options up to a century.

Twin Rivers Challenge Cycling Event (October) – Riders can choose from four route options from 37K to 115K, each exploring spectacular autumn scenery through Northeast Georgia. All rides begin and end at Tallulah Falls School campus.

Bike-friendly Places to Stay

Extend your Georgia cycling experience with a stay at one of the state’s bicycle-friendly hotels or resorts, including:

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort (Stone Mountain)

Barnsley Resort (Adairsville)

The Brice (Savannah) offers all its guests the opportunity to rent a bright red bicycle.

Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain)

The Cloister at Sea Island (Sea Island)

Jekyll Island Club Hotel (Jekyll Island)

Lanier Islands (Lanier Islands)

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation (Greensboro)

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