Week of Events

USA Speed Week 2023 is close at hand. Some of us will push our pedals to win medals all over the Southeast for nine days, but of course, we aren’t all lucky enough to travel to all seven events. We’d hardly call the rest of us unlucky, though, because while we’re keeping up with the action from a distance, there won’t be a dull moment here in the ATL Airport District! We’ve assembled a special weeklong schedule of local cycling events in celebration of Speed Week.


Rest Day or


Rest Day Ride: You have already raced a couple of events, we know you’re tired, but you still need to get out and loosen up those legs. (And for some of us, we’ll just be getting off work, and could use a nice mellow ride around the ATL Airport District. 18ish mile ride, party(ish) pace – weather dependent

Where: Outback Bikes Hapeville Hub 3409 Estelle St, Hapeville, GA 30354
When:  6:00 PM
Route: TBD

Arches Brewing –  Spin All Day Lager Get Together: After the ride, head on over to Arches to hang out and enjoy some Spin All Day Lager or any of their other tasty treats. Pick up a sixer to go!

Where: Arches Brewing – 3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA 30354
When:  7:30 p.m. – 9:00PM?

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Spin the District
Union City Crit & Disco Dance Party

Head over to the Union City Crit page (link) for times and complete details. The newest criterium to the Spin family includes twilight racing, great food trucks, music and fun activities for all ages.

Where: 5047 Union St, Union City, GA 30291 (map)
When:  4PM – 10PM

Everything you need to know can be found here >> Union City Criterium


Rest Day or…

Metro Atlanta Cycling Club Thursday Tango and post ride drinks at Manchester Arms

…Not a rest day? Join us and our good friends at the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club’s Thursday Tango. (https://maccattack.com) This group ride starts in East Point, GA only a few miles away from either Criterium. This is their big weekly ride and it gets pretty feisty. Everyone leaves together, but it eventually splits up as you get away from the airport. The ride includes a couple of good hills and a fast downhill sprint to open up the legs. The ride averages 20+ and is a drop ride. Be on time, they don’t wait for anyone.

Where: 2833 Main St., East Point, GA 30344
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. sharp
Downloadable GPX/TCX File: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32070541

Manchester Arms Post Ride Story Telling: Weather dependent – We’ll meet up after the ride at Manchester Arms, a short ride or drive from the start of the Thursday Tango, to probably talk a little trash and tell and few tall tales of past rides. Join us for a beer on Ethic and a variety of appetizers thanks to the ATL Airport District

Where: Manchester Arms 1705 Virginia Ave College Park, GA 30337
When:  8:30PM – 10PM

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ACR Cycling’s Friday Social Ride,
and BeerGirl Handlebar Crawl

ACR Cycling Ride: A lot of racers will be up in Spartanburg crushing that course, but not all of us can make it, so come ride with us in the ATL Airport District. Our friends at ACR Cycling will be hosting a 20-ish-mile ride around the airport. The pace is about 17mph, with a few Strava sprints to get your heart rate (and thirst) up.

Where: Outback Bikes Hapeville Hub 3409 Estelle St, Hapeville, GA 30354
When:  6:00 PM

Beer Girl / ATL Airport District: The Handlebar Crawl is back for its 5th year. We’ll be rocking out behind Beer Girl Growler & Bottleshop in the Hapeville Arts Alley. Join us after the ride for drinks, appetizers and merriment.

Where: Hapeville Arts Alley – 591 N Central Ave, Atlanta, GA 30354
When:  7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Spin the District Hapeville Crit & Block Party

One of the fastest and technical courses all week. It’s sure to get the adrenaline flowing. The all-day celebration features food and entertainment, plus free activities for kids and adults. Check the Party Info page for a rundown of activities and up-to-the-minute schedules. Oh—and this being a bike-positive event, we’ll have a complimentary bicycle valet available for anyone arriving on two wheels. You know what that means…get on your bikes and ride!

Where: 3720 College St, College Park, GA 30337
When:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Everything you need to know can be found here >> Hapeville Criterium

Bearings Podium Party, April 29th 6:30-8:30PM: 

Come together after the Hapeville Criterium at Bearings Podium Party, co-hosted by Bearings Bike Works and local race team The Paceline Project. Bearings Bike Works is a bike-centered youth development organization in southwest Atlanta utilizing bikes to teach life skills and introduce youth to the thrill of cycling. 

The party will feature beer and wine, food, live music, raffles, and help provide access to Bearings’ youth cycling programs for youth in Atlanta.  Saturday, April 29, 6:30-8:30pm.


Spin the District College Park Crit &
Bayou Block Party
(Crawfish Boil)

This is it! The Speed Week grand finale. We’re holding nothing back. Our webpage has all the specifics, but you can expect one heck of a big sendoff. Great racing, great food and drink – yes, the crawfish boil ius back, plus a killer artist market.  Riders, we’re throwing you a little after-party to say thanks, so plan on staying a little longer.

Where: 3720 College St, College Park, GA 30337
When:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Everything you need to know can be found here >> College Park Criterium