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Urban Bike Ride & Jazzfest

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: East Lake/Oakhurst/Kirkwood   Bike: Urban Bike Ride & Jazzfest  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Apr 7 2016  5:45 pm >> Thu, Apr 7 2016 9:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 8 2016 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 6 2016 5:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Stacey Johnson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Enjoy urban bike rides and beautiful scenery on warm spring nights?   Like to sit and relax to evening outdoor music with friends? Then join us for an Urban Bike ride taking you through some of the scenic and historic portions of East Lake, Oakhurst and Kirkwood, followed by optional dinner & drinks at the Oakhurst Jazzfest on the old Scottish Rite lawn (The Solarium).  You can bring your own food and drink OR there are several restaurants close by where you can buy something and bring to the lawn.   

We'll be biking a pleasant 9 - 10 mile ride with several photo op locations along the way.  This route will keep us off the busy roads throughout our journey.   HOWEVER, there are a few steep hills so previous biking experience is necessary.   We'll be biking at a moderate pace, with several scheduled stops to allow the group to stay together.  

Our pace will be determined by the group and our stops in between, but count on an easy pace of 10 MPH.  This will be a no drop bike ride.  We will not leave anyone behind.  

This bike ride has been rated a D3 as there are several steep hills, so it requires some intermediate levels of riding ability. All types of bikes are welcome.


YOU are responsible for your bike maintenance or repairs on this ride (although we won't ever be too far from home base).

A lock for your bike is not necessary, but if you decide you'd like to bike to the Jazzfest instead of walking, you will need to ensure you have a lock and proper lighting / safety gear for riding at night, as it will be nightfall by the time our evening has concluded.
This event is very popular and can get crowded quickly, so we need to get going by 6:00 pm if we hope to find a spot to sit and enjoy the music. 

Required Items to Bring:

• Your own bike

• Helmet is REQUIRED!
• Water
• Spare tire tube
• Tool(s) should you have a flat
• Comfortable walking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

• Headlamp or flashlight for walking at night
• Blanket for Jazzfest (they don't allow camping chairs although some still bring them if you're sitting in the back so as not to obstruct the view for others, however a blanket is the safest plan)
• Bike Lock is optional
• Your own cooler of drinks / snacks/ dinner.  Or money so you can also buy these items from nearby restaurants or the Oakhurst market
• Change of clothes/shoes if you are wearing biking gear during the ride


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet in the parking lot beside the Oakhurst Market (in front of the Dollar Tree) - 650 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA  30030.  Parking is free in this lot - beside the Oakhurst Market OR behind The Solarium building (the old Scottish Rite Hospital - 321 West Hill St, Decatur GA 30030).  


You MUST be able to perform your own bike maintenance should you have any mechanical issues.  

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

This ride will be cancelled in the event of rain.