Envision this: the wind whips through your hair as you glide by restaurants, the smell of freshly made foods tickles your nose and tantalizes your taste buds. Live music floats through the air, enticing you to slow down and listen. A shop owner waves as you come near their shop to browse through racks of stylish threads and accessories. You maybe even enjoy a scoop of scrumptious ice cream or a cool beverage before continuing on your adventure…
Doesn’t it sound like a dream? In Alpharetta, it doesn’t have to be! We invite you to hop on a bike and experience our city from two wheels.
Why explore via bike? We’re glad you asked! The City of Alpharetta was designated as a Bike Friendly Community from The League of American Bicyclists, becoming one of less than 500 communities across the United States to boast this distinction. Exuding small-town, Southern charm without sacrificing the experiences available in large-scale metropolises, Alpharetta brings stunning shopping, delectable dining, unique events, and awesome accommodations together to create the perfect getaway location. In addition to excellent amenities, one of best things about Alpharetta is how connected the city is, making exploring on foot or via bike easy as pie, no matter the time of day. This means that when you are in Alpharetta, conquering the city via two wheels is not just possible—it is one of the best ways to explore our beautiful community!
Book Your Bike
Whether an avid cyclist or someone who wants to leisurely pedal from place to place, Alpharetta has the resources you need to spin through the city. Rent an electric bike from Pedego Alpharetta, a locally owned store offering bike rentals and tours in Alpharetta. Rentals are available for up to 8 hours and can be delivered right to your hotel to ride while you experience Alpharetta. If you want to make your ride a breeze, turn on the electric motor and glide at speeds over 15 mph to your destination, or make your biking a little more of a workout by turning off the electric motor and using the bike as a regular 7-speed bike.
Power to the Pedals
Once you’ve got your wheels secured…it’s time to explore!
No matter where you are in the city, there are trails and paths that make biking a breeze. Head to the Big Creek Greenway entrance located off Windward Parkway to easily access Jekyll Brewing’s Marconi Drive location and coast down the beautiful 12-foot paved trails towards Old Milton to access pristine shopping, dining and fun at Avalon.
From Avalon, set your sights on the one-mile Alpha Loop, lined with beautiful plants and art, to quickly reach downtown Alpharetta, where various outdoor events and festivals like the Alpharetta Farmers Market, live music at Brooke Street Park, or Wire & Wood Alpharetta songwriters festival take place. Feel free to park and walk while you explore the stylish shops or grab a bite at one of the award-winning restaurants that surround the downtown.
Make your way down Main Street towards The Maxwell to enjoy mini golf or zombie dodgeball at Fairway Social. Bask in the dining atmosphere at City Eats Kitchen, where you can try lighter fare like the Fried Oyster Salad or fill up on carbs with the Garlic Shrimp Pasta, before getting back to pedaling (or gliding…depending on how full you are!).
Want to start the biking adventure at the Pedego Alpharetta store on North Point Parkway? No problem! Easily visit a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions down the North Point corridor. Dive into fun at Dave and Busters, where arcade games, great food and excellent drinks await you. Savor flavors from across the world at Food Terminal, and take a bite out of the Five Spice Shrimp Roll, Szechuan Steam Wonton, Crispy Bao and more are calling your name. Shop at stylish shops and boutiques in and around North Point Mall, like Merci Boutique and Marmi Shoes, or grab excellent outdoor gear and sports apparel at REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Surround yourself with nature on the trails themselves when you cycle down the Big Creek Greenway North Point Mall entrance and see abundant flora and fauna year-round.
“Brake” Up Your Big Adventure
You’ll find that there is simply too much FUN at your fingertips in Alpharetta to conquer it all in one day. Hit the brakes, relax, and resume your exploration of all that Alpharetta has to offer when you book a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 exceptional hotels, all easily accessible via car or bike and centrally located, making shopping, dining, experiencing, and exploring a breeze.
No matter where you decide to start pedaling, you’ll end up in a great location! Join us here in Alpharetta to experience your own Two Wheel Tourist adventure. Share your Alpharetta experience with us by tagging us in your photos, videos, stories and more at @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta. On your mark… get set… RIDE!