The wheelie, once a show of motorcycling prowess, now signifies that someone slyly filled the front wheel with helium. Hark back to the days of old with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a two-day admission pass to the Atlanta Bike Festival in Marietta (a $25 value). The festival runs on May 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Spread across 80 acres of saunter-friendly sod, the Atlanta Bike Festival draws motorcycle maniacs, blues and rock buffs, and adventurous aficionados alike. The festival hosts an array of domestic, foreign, and custom choppers all agleam in the Marietta sun, along with gear and accessories, shopping opportunities, riding lessons, test drives, and additional hog-related action. Sights and sounds occur on two main stages, one devoted each day to bellyaching blues and rock music and the other to enticing events like stunt rider shows and seeing how many gullible clowns can fit on a motorcycle. Cast a vocal vote in one of the many contests, such as the Miss Atlanta Bike Festival Beauty Pageant, the Motorcycle Burnout Contest, and the Arm Wrestling Contest, where strongmen compete to see who performs the best forearm suplex. Enjoy the many thrills of the Atlanta Bike Festival while knowing that your vehicle has been safely parked in a secured area.
2245 Callaway Rd.
Marietta, Georgia 30008Get Directions