DOWNTOWN — After rain helped keep down the crowd at May’s Atlanta Streets Alive event on Peachtree Street, Sunday was picture-perfect as Atlantans took advantage of clear skies to play in the middle of Peachtree Street from Mitchell Street in Downtown stretching northward all the way through Midtown to 17th Street.
In a celebration of human-powered amusement, 2.7 miles of Peachtree Street was closed to motorized vehicles for four hours Sunday as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition estimated a crowd of 50,000 came out to participate.
The event included food trucks, three beer gardens,
a bike parade extending down Peachtree, and numerous special activities
including a rock-climbing wall, a ‘Pimp Your Bike’ at the Museum of Design
Atlanta, a Park Pride pop-up park and much more. Oh, and lots and lots of bikes.
The man pictured with this article relied on the help of his cane to make the trek southward on Peachtree and like most, appeared to really enjoy the opportunity to experience the city’s most famed street in a whole new way. For more pictures, check out the Atlanta Bike Coalition’s Facebook page.
And if you’re bummed that you missed out on the fun, don’t worry. Another Atlanta Streets Alive event is set to take place on Oct. 6, along a route that includes Highland Avenue, Boulevard, Monroe Drive, Virgina Avenue and North Highland Avenue.