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Annual Cycling Events in Georgia

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

  • Italian Road Bike Festival

    Scenic views and challenging terrain attract cyclists to this event in Northeast Georgia each spring.

    Cartecay Bike Shop

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.

Italian Road Bike Festival (April) – Cartecay Bike Shop in Ellijay hosts this annual event, which attracts cyclists from all over the country to tour the challenging countryside of Gilmer, Fannin and Murray counties in North Georgia. Each year’s event is held in early springtime.

Roswell Cycling Festival (May) – 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.

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.

Additionally, several Georgia communities offer weekly and monthly riding events put on by local organizations, like the monthly ride hosted in the summer by the St. Simons Island Trust Ambassadors.

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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