Atlanta Streets Alive, Bicycle Parade coming May 20
The fifth annual vent takes place over a two-mile stretch of North Highland Avenue from 2-6 p.m. (and that two-mile stretch will be closed to cars, so plan an alternate route). The idea originated in Bogotá, Columbia, where neighborhood activists opened the streets for people to bike, skate, or use any human powered means of transportation, while temporarily closing them to motor vehicles.
Visitor can expect a blend of outdoor activities such as cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, hula-hooping, yoga, kickboxing, and bootcamps to more cultural activities such as “theatre on the move”, various a cappella groups, marching bands, choirs and bicycle art.
The Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Highland and North, go to Virginia Avenue then loop back for a victory beverage at Manuel’s Tavern. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes. All events are free and open to the public. For more visit atlantastreetsalive.com and greatatlantabicycleparade.com.