Athens is a welcoming vacation spot for cycling and has been named a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Athens is home to a number of cycling organizations, and our local bike shops provide superior service, products, organized rides and educational opportunities. Athens cycling clubs organize group rides at all skill levels- from fast-paced to beginner-friendly no-drop rides. Bike Athens hosts monthly group rides and plenty of other opportunities for cyclists looking to get more involved in improving the Athens biking environment.
Athens is also home to a premier event on the professional cycling circuit, the Twilight Criterium.Held the last weekend of April for the past three decades, racers and spectators alike revel in the breakneck pace of the evening race through historic streets of downtown Athens. Bicycle races throughout the weekend offer a chance for all ages to get in on the competition!