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Old 04-30-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Has anyone ridden on the Westside Beltline yet? If so, please give an idea where a good place to park is located. I am anxious to get down there and ride it. I rode on a connector trail through a green space near Lionel Hampton park last summer; just where Westwood road ends. There are some good neighborhood streets without a lot of traffic you can ride through down there as well. It is a pretty hilly area however so requires some endurance. Another area that looks pretty cool to ride through is Westview cemetery. If they eventually connect this trail system with the Silver comet trail it is really going to add a nice tourist attraction.
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:29 AM
 
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Has anyone ridden on the Westside Beltline yet? If so, please give an idea where a good place to park is located. I am anxious to get down there and ride it. I rode on a connector trail through a green space near Lionel Hampton park last summer; just where Westwood road ends. There are some good neighborhood streets without a lot of traffic you can ride through down there as well. It is a pretty hilly area however so requires some endurance. Another area that looks pretty cool to ride through is Westview cemetery. If they eventually connect this trail system with the Silver comet trail it is really going to add a nice tourist attraction.
You can park at KIPP Charter School on Lucile Ave and get on the Beltline from the entrance across the street (near the colorful bridge — the highball artist). This would be midway from beginning to end.

Or you can park at Washington Park (on the northern end), and take the Beltline traveling south.

Or you may want to park around Adair Park I (not II) near Lexington Ave, Catherine St, and Mayland Ave. Then take the Beltline from near the southern end traveling north.

By “ride”, I’m assuming you mean on a bike. PRO TIP: If you want to avoid the weird detour forcing you to cross the street around White St and again at Lawton, etc, you can go straight through the unpaved gravel portion between the large crayons sculptures near Kroger and the ramp/stairs near Brown Middle (particularly when on bike — just not as scenic though).
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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lol at this idea of driving to a place to ride a bike.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I would park at the Kroger on Ralph David. The Beltline entrance is across the street.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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lol at this idea of driving to a place to ride a bike.
So you don't own a bike rack of any type then, right? People like to ride bikes in new places, and don't always have the time, confidence, or ability to tack a 20 mile round trip onto exploring a new place. Maybe tone down the holier-than-thou attitude a bit when people express an interest in activity you advocate for.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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So you don't own a bike rack of any type then, right? People like to ride bikes in new places, and don't always have the time, confidence, or ability to tack a 20 mile round trip onto exploring a new place. Maybe tone down the holier-than-thou attitude a bit when people express an interest in activity you advocate for.
It's common for people to drive to a location to ride their bikes. I've often ridden the Silver Comet, for instance, but always drove my bike up there.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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lol at this idea of driving to a place to ride a bike.
Atlanta is extremely hilly also. Many areas are not conducive to ride long distances. Everyone isn't Lance Armstrong.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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I would park at the Kroger on Ralph David. The Beltline entrance is across the street.
Now that you mention it, if he parked at Kroger, he wouldn't even have to cross the street. I believe a ramp to the beltline is on the eastern side of the parking lot.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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We always leave our car outside Leon Draft House....have a stroll along the Beltline before returning for delicious beer and tacos.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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As a CoA resident, I totally drive my bike to the Beltline.

I don't have a deathwish, I'm not sharing the road with these insane drivers. It's dangerous enough to ride in a car on these streets.
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