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2 Days On 2 Wheels : Atlanta - Day 1

Atlanta, Georgia , United States
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7.4 mi

7.4

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459

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For our latest edition of 2 Days on 2 Wheels, join PeopleForBikes in the beautiful city of Atlanta! We made good use of the BeltLine trail system and explored many great sites. Follow along to see where our rides took PeopleForBikes staffers Jayden and Michael D. With a 2023 City Ratings score of 25, you can also see examples of great bike infrastructure across the city.  Let's check out day one!
The Atlanta Freedom Trail stretches about 7 miles and connects 10 city landmarks. During our ride, we explored Freedom Park, one of Atlanta’s largest parks. The park stretches west to east from Parkway Drive and intersects with, you guessed it, the BeltLine (Eastside Trail). Aside from merging onto the BeltLine, we also used the trail to make our way to the Fernbank Museum. To see all the landmarks and maps, visit www.atlantafreedomtrail.com
Biking is a breeze as these secluded trails keep you off of the street and among beautiful scenery.
The Fernbank Museum is a must-stop for any museum or dinosaur lover. We walked among the Giants of the Mesozoic as soon as we entered, then took our time to explore all the exhibits that live on each floor.

When we finished with the interior, we took a stroll through the WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, 75 acres of outdoor exhibitions, breathtaking walking trails, a canopy walk, native wildlife, and nature playgrounds. 
Surrounded by the BeltLine Eastside trail, the Krog Street Market will satisfy any appetite! Housed in a restored factory, locals and visitors alike stop in for shopping and dining. We checked out  “Brewdog,” a no-nonsense bar specializing in craft beers with regular guest brews. Our favorite stop was Sweet Inman’s Candies, an old-school-styled candy shop that brings back sweet nostalgia! 
The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the most extensive, wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States. The public parks, multi-use trails, and transit network stretch along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor. Creating a massive amount of connectivity, the BeltLine is a must-use path we utilized to reach many destinations on our trip. We loved the public art and made many stops to check out the sights. 
The BeltLine makes access easy — the Krog Street Market is one of many places to stop as you see so much public art riding the BeltLine throughout the city.
We stepped off the BeltLine and into Africa with “WILD.” “WILD” is created through 4K laser projection, 3D audio, in-floor vibration, and scents. We experienced majestic landscapes, gazed at the splendor of the savanna, and felt the wonder of a Kenyan sky lit by stars. We had such a blast at this immersive experience. 
We hope you enjoyed checking out Atlanta with us for day one of 2 Days on 2 Wheels! Be sure to check out day two and let us know your favorite destinations.