Get on your bikes and ride! ATL Airport District is gearing up for the second round of this year’s Spin the District, the area’s multi-faceted entertainment and cycling experience that transforms the city streets into a premier, family-friendly destination. Stop by the East Point Velodrome on Friday, September 20, followed by the Union City Gran Fondo on Sunday, September 22, to cheer on cyclists and enjoy good food, live entertainment and fun.
East Point Velodrome Race - Friday, September 20, 7 to 10 p.m.
Spin the District will kick off its fall weekend of cycling events with an all-out party at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point – Georgia’s only concrete cycling track. Cheer on cyclists as they conquer the high-speed, no-brakes East Point Velodrome race. Located in historic Sumner Park, the Velodrome will be buzzing with food trucks from Dominic’s Brick Oven Pizza and Tex Tacos, local craft beer, and live entertainment courtesy of DJ Yvonne Monet, in addition to the fast-paced race. This family-friendly event is free to the public, will offer free bike valet and is located a short walk or rideshare from the East Point MARTA Station.
Union City Gran Fondo - Sunday, September 22, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Spin the District will come to a close with the Union City Gran Fondo, Italian for “big ride,” the Gran Fondo includes a 10-mile family fun ride, plus 30, 60 and 100-mile road options. Cyclists can also choose mixed-gravel including a 60, 100 and ultra-tough 150-mile route. Both road and gravel travel through South Fulton, Coweta and Carroll Counties and will be reminiscent of the Gran Fondo’s Italian roots, celebrating the beginning of autumn with views of Georgia’s rolling hills. Spin the District has expanded its range of routes this year, including three paved rides – a fully-synthetic Polyester100, a smooth-as-silk Rayon60 and a comfy Velour30, as well as a hard-wearing gravel-blend ToughSkin150, a plus-size mixed-gravel Husky100 and a resilient but relaxed Denim60. Outside of the race, cyclists can enjoy the all-new rider lounge, complete with comfortable seating and TVs. Food will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. courtesy of Triple Jay’s food truck. Register today!
For more information on Spin the District, visit the website or follow along on Facebook.