Let's do the Atlanta BeltGrind!
The Atlanta Beltline is a work in progress. The ultimate goal is a loop of “22 miles of modern streetcar (an expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar), planned 33 miles of multi-use trail, and anticipated 2,000 acres of parks. “ It is a reworking of old railroad infrastructure that encircled Atlanta years ago. As you can imagine, a project of this magnitude is going to take quite a bit of time, they anticipate completion in the year 2030.
In the meantime, folks are spreading the word and finding ways to enjoy what is already there. This year, I’m partnering with the Beltgrind to help with their efforts to make the BeltGrind and the cycling community more diverse.
“The BeltGrind is an event rooted in community, awareness, and adventure. Riders will be exposed to unheralded Atlanta communities and the evolving trail bisecting them. It will bear witness to history. Atlanta has doubled-down on the corridor as a symbol of urban redevelopment and the BeltGrind is a nod to that investment: a celebration of the project’s past, present and future. Briars, brambles, sand, kudzu, gravel, mud, railroad ties— BeltGrinders will ride it all before the pavers arrive, over the next few years, to complete one of the country's coolest multi-use trails.”
When: We’ll be rolling on March 24th, 2:30 - 9 p.m., rain or shine.
Where: Monday Night Brewing's Garage (933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
How: The $45 entry fee includes:
1 - BeltGrind Ticket
1 - 2019 BeltGrind T-Shirt
1 - Hell of a Good Time
Will and I will be riding mountain bikes, and I have four additional entries to give to a few people of color who would like to come ride (or race) this exciting event! If you are a POC, or know someone who is that would be interested in trying this event tag them on my instagram post, or send them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Beltline Entry.