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This fall, ATL Airport District is thrilled to welcome cycling enthusiasts and spectators alike to Spin the District, the area’s inaugural, multi-faceted cycling experience that will transform the city streets of College Park, East Point, Hapeville and Union City into a premier cycling destination in Georgia and across the Southeast.
Spin the District will offer cycling and entertainment for both spectators and cyclists during four separate events. Round one will take place over the course of a three-day weekend from Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 23, with track cycling – one of the oldest and wildest forms of bike racing – and two criteriums in East Point, Hapeville and College Park, followed by a round two “Gran Fondo” in Union City on Sunday, October 21. See below for a full breakdown of events:
East Point Velodrome Race | Friday, September 21, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Spin the District will kick off at the Dick Lane Velodrome - Georgia’s only concrete cycling track located in Sumner Park – for an evening of high speed racing, a variety of food trucks, local craft beer and wine, and live entertainment courtesy of DJ Yvonne Monet. Ticketing, rider registration and event details can be accessed here.
Hapeville Criterium | Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The weekend will continue in downtown Hapeville, where attendees can enjoy views of the start/finish line of the shaded course, in addition to live music, local art vendors, refreshments, food trucks and convenient access to the 18th Annual LocalMotion Arts Festival. The event is free for spectators and more details about cyclist registration can be accessed here.
College Park Criterium | Sunday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Round one will close out along the historic streets of downtown College Park, where guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, mountain bike trial demonstrations, a wheelie seminar and various bike expos. Admission is free for spectators and rider registration details can be found here.
Union City Gran Fondo | Sunday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spin the District will continue into October with a bonus Gran Fondo event honoring Karen Tinsley, a beloved University of Georgia professor and avid cyclist who passed away in a bicycle-vehicle accident last April. Participants can choose from 30- or 60-mile road options, or a 100-mile mixed gravel and road option, all concluding in Union City with a family-style barbecue, live music, food trucks and BMX show.