There are a variety of bike rentals, paths and trails to check out in and around Atlanta that can add exercise to your commute. Especially if you are traveling between intown neighborhoods, a two-wheeled ride can sometimes be faster than driving. See the information below to get started with biking in Atlanta.

Things to Know

  • The Atlanta metro area is hillier than it first appears. Check out local bike maps with route ideas for the flattest commutes.
  • It’s technically illegal to ride a bike on a sidewalk unless you are under 13 years old. Protocol is to ride on the right side of the street and follow traffic signs and signals
  • Many of Atlanta’s major streets are very congested, so be sure to use caution and bike lanes/trails for safer commutes.
  • You can bring your bike on trains and city buses are equipped with bike racks.

Bike Rentals

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a tremendous organization in Atlanta that has helped bring bike events, awareness, education and infrastructure to the city. They are a great resource for tips and information, including a list of where you can rent bikes.

You can also rent bikes from these bike shares:

Relay Bikes

Relay Bikes is Atlanta’s bike sharing program. Select pay-as-you go, monthly or yearly passes to use with bikes at docks all around the city, including at a few MARTA stations. Get some exercise, enjoy a scenic route or expand your commute options with a rail + bike ride.

Zagster Bikes

City of Atlanta has Relay Bikes while the ‘burbs have Zagster. You’ll find these bike rentals at some of the scenic parks and communities north of Atlanta. Locations with bikes include:

  • Alpharetta
  • Cumberland Mall Area
  • Kennesaw/Town Center
  • Marietta
  • Midtown Atlanta
  • Perimeter Area
  • Smyrna
  • Suwanee
  • Woodstock

City Bike Trails

Atlanta’s major bike trails are great for leisure or commutes. Check out:

  • BeltLine Eastside Trail
  • BeltLine Westside Trail
  • East Decatur Greenway
  • Freedom Park Trail
  • Lionel Hampton Trail
  • Stone Mountain PATH
  • Trolley Trail (Kirkwood)
  • Westside PATH Trail

Park and Nature Bike Trails

  • Arabia Mountain PATH
  • Big Creek Greenway
  • Chastain Park Trail
  • Chattahoochee Recreational Area Trails
  • Nancy Creek Trail
  • Peachtree Battle Trail
  • Silver Comet Trail
  • South Peachtree Creek Trail
  • South River Trail
  • Stone Mountain PATH
  • Suwanee Greenway
  • Whetstone Creek Trail