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Maximum of 35 miles a day, or about 70 miles roundtrip.
Private camping experience at a beautiful farm.
Including a seasonal farm-to-fork meal, yoga, live music and more.
Gear transport, ride leaders & mechanics and turn-by-turn directions.
We provide a packing list, training tips, and other pre-ride resources.
We offer a flexible payment plan and will award five grants per ride.
At Bikeout, riders can look forward to a scenic route along one of Georgia's longest rail trails, the Silver Comet. The protected bike path will take us through mountain tunnels and across beautiful streams, with plenty of picturesque views in Atlanta's surrounding region. Finally, we'll arrive at Carlton Farms, a historic family operation that is home to sprawling pastures.
After we arrive, we'll set up our campsites and spend the night enjoying the company of fellow riders and the biking community. We'll serve a delicious farm-to-fork meal to help you recharge, along with local brews, live music and a campfire to round out the evening. Finally, we'll sleep under the stars.
At the farm you can enjoy a tour, learn new skills during a workshop and enjoy a sunrise yoga class before we start the ride home the next day.
Enjoy a flavorful meal prepared by a chef using ingredients from Carlton Farms and other local purveyors. We'll also highlight the local brewers in the area with beer, non alcoholic options, and morning coffee from nearby partners.
This ride starts at Comet Trail Cycles in Mableton and follows the Silver Comet Trail through Rockmart and to Carlton Farms. There will be two rest stops for snacks and lunch. We'll return using the same route the following day.
This two-day weekend ride is 68 miles round trip or 34 miles each day. The terrain is predominantly flat with a few moderate hills. About 30 miles of the route will be on protected paved trails, with about 4 miles on roadways with car traffic. For the road riding portion, Bikeout works with local officials to select the safest route possible.
At Bikeout, riders should feel comfortable on their bikes for up to 3-4 hours at a time. We recommend checking out our training tips and always consulting a doctor to make sure you are in good health before starting any new training regimen.
Finally, this ride is supported by experienced group leads and mechanics navigating small riding groups of 10-15 riders, as well as a support vehicle should a bicycle or rider become unable to complete the ride. Just in case, riders will have access to important Bikeout contacts as well as turn by turn directions in the event app.
*Please note that we plan to offer the opportunity for riders to utilize a bike valet and public transportation to the start of the ride in Mableton, GA for an additional fee. This is ideal for riders who may not have access to a car, but would still like to attend. More details will be available before tickets go on sale, but riders that choose this option should be prepared to start their day at Marietta Station earlier than 8 am.*
Meet at Comet Trail Cycles in Mableton and sign-in at the Bikeout check-in table, where you’ll be directed to your riding group and to the bag stowage area.
After finding your riding group, group leads will deliver some important pre-ride announcements and we'll kick off our ride in staggered groups.
With about a third of the way through the ride, and another stop about two thirds of the way for a lunch break.
Set up your tent and relax while enjoying some great programming around the farm.
Meet other riders while enjoying local brews.
Enjoy an incredible dinner prepared by local chefs, using local ingredients sourced from Carlton Farms.
Head back to your camp site to grab a full night’s rest.
Start your day with yoga led by an instructor from a local studio.
Pack your belongings and eat a delicious breakfast before hitting the road.
We'll ride in staggered groups for the return trip, following the same route back to our starting point.
Pickup your gear at Comet Trail Cycles after a great weekend at Bikeout. Individuals who purchased a Bike Valet + Public Transit ticket will be able to stow their bikes and gear before traveling back to Marietta Station.
We aim to provide an inclusive experience so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.
Many bikes are OK for Bikeout, as long as it’s in safe, working order. You can ride a commuter, a road bike, a mountain bike, or a professional touring bike but before you make your choice please remember you should feel comfortable and confident riding this bike for 3-4 hours at a time.
It's possible road bikes will not be recommended for all rides, please read more about our route terrain on each trip page for more information. We strongly encourage all riders to schedule a tune up with one of our bike shop partners before Bikeout.
There is no rain date for our rides & we’ll travel rain or shine. Our group leads and volunteers have been briefed on how to manage inclement weather scenarios during Bikeout, whether on the ride or on-site. If there is severe weather which poses a significant safety risk to Bikeout riders, you'll hear directly from our team about next steps.
We offer a payment option to allow attendees to pay for their trips over time, which is available automatically at checkout. We partner with Affirm to offer this option and you can read more details by visiting their site and reading about monthly payments on our Policies page. We also offer 5 Access Grants for each Overnight ride, which include a free Bikeout ticket for individuals from communities typically under-represented in cycling and the outdoors. We also have group lead and volunteer opportunities for free and discounted tickets.
Overnight riders are responsible for bringing their own bike, helmet, tire tubes, and camping equipment including a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. We will provide a packing list with other recommended essentials after you purchase a ticket. We also recommend reviewing the "What's Included" section on each of our trip pages. Please note helmets are mandatory at Bikeout.