Every May, hundreds of families celebrate National Bike Month by participating in Brookhaven's annual Pedal the Parks event. The family-friendly event highlights Brookhaven’s pride in public parks and commitment to a bike-friendly community, all while connecting residents with local community organizations.
On Sunday, May 7th, 2023 starting 1:30 p.m., bicyclists will begin to gather at Skyland park for a family-friendly 6-mile group ride. At 2 p.m. SHARP, bicyclists will begin pedaling from Skyland park to visit 5 other public parks across Brookhaven.
Riders are encouraged to stop at each park to collect a stamp in their Pedal the Parks passport. Local Brookhaven community organizations will provide the stamps — and possibly some fun perks, too!
Prizes include gift cards to several local businesses as well as nifty bike accessories, all donated to by our wonderful sponsors. To win a prize, participants must complete the 6-park passport, which will serve as their sweepstakes entry.
Winners will be announced at the end of the event at 4 p.m.. One should be present to win.
The event is managed by the Brookhaven Bike Alliance in partnership with Explore Brookhaven and the City of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation. The Brookhaven Bike Alliance works closely with the City of Brookhaven to help foster safer streets and better citywide connectivity for cyclists of all ages.
Practice an “ABC quick check”. Before you ride, always check the tire air pressure, brakes & cables, chain, and quick release.
Obey all the rules of the road. Our route is a low-traffic, residential route, but you should always know and follow the rules.
Wear a helmet. Georgia's bicycle helmet law requires every biker under the age of 16 to wear a helmet.
Be a good ambassador for bikes. Give way to pedestrians and do NOT antagonize car drivers (even if they antagonize you).
There is no event fee, no event insurance, no implied warranty of any kind as to the fitness and safety of this event for those who choose to participate. Do not participate if you are not comfortable with the risks of riding bikes.
Not only to our event sponsors provide participant prizes, but they financially support Brookhaven Bike Alliance. Please thank them by visiting them — ideally on your bike — and mentioning the Pedal the Parks event.
Big Peach Ride and Run
City of Brookhaven
RSVP today so that we know how many prizes we should expect to have ready!