Oconee Outfitters eliminates pretty much any reason to stay inside—unless of course a customer needs to buy some more outdoor gear. The store stocks kayaks, bicycles, hammocks, and other items that allow for adventure in the great outdoors. The staff also rents kayaks and tunes up bicycles. Then it's off to hit the surrounding trails or kayak down a river.
Ride On Bikes’ specialists match customers with a two-wheeled transport to fit their needs, whether they’re exploring downtown Columbus or off-roading in a neighbor’s backyard sandbox. The store buys new bicycles each season, and an in-house mechanic ensures that existing equipment is kept in proper rolling order. The helpful staff can also suggest ideal routes for any type of excursion. Should clients seek repairs on their own bikes, the team provides free estimates before restoring their rides.
Take on some of the roughest back country trails on one of their stellar mountain bikes.
Skip the hassle of circling the block for parking and park in one of the great options near Trek Bicycles of Mcdonough.
What’s the best way to make a new friend? If you ask the team behind Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, they’ll tell you it’s to bike along one of their routes, then grab a drink and jam to live music at one of their event’s after parties. We chatted with the men and women behind this cycling venture to learn why people across Georgia are grabbing their helmets and heading for the open road.
A Chat with Bicycle Ride Across Georgia
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We host the best, friendliest, and most entertaining rides in the state. All of them are fully supported, with bands and beer at the end of the ride. Ride for the day or camp out for the week. Come see what there is to BRAG about.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
People of all ages—from college students, to young professionals, to adults, to seniors—can join in on the fun.
What do you love most about your job?
Doing what I love for a living.
This 1/5-mile oval track, built in 1974, offers a glimpse into Atlanta’s booming bike scene. Alongside professional, collegiate, and even junior races on the 36-degree banked turns, the velodrome hosts plenty of family-friendly events. Bike swaps featuring bike-jousting competitions, for instance, join unique race events such as the Unknown Distance race, where cyclists pedal without knowing how many laps it'll take to reach the finish line.
Started by owners Mark and Dave, Decatur Bikes moved to Decatur four years ago and still continues to cater to fellow athletes in the community with equipment, repair services, and advice. Mark and Dave guide patrons through the shop’s selection of high-quality brands to find a ride that will maximize efficiency and comfort without replacing the seat with a La-Z-Boy. Each bike bought at the shop comes with free basic adjustments for life, and the shop’s experienced technicians are always available for more extreme fix-ups. Decatur Bikes also sells a variety of bike apparel, nutritional bars, and supplements for athletes' various needs.