Roswell Arts Fund and Bike Roswell will ride again for the ArtAround Roswell bike tour on Sept. 15.
ArtAround Roswell is a collection of sculptures featured throughout the city.
Riders will have the opportunity to “hear the stories behind the (featured) sculptures and the artists who created them.”
Ride will visit 8 sculptures: “Reception,” “Ice Pops,” “Votive,” Steady,” “Ask the Fish,” “Smoke,” “Sentience” and “Granite Ring.”
According to the news release, “at each stop, riders will have the opportunity to stop for photos and interact with this unique ‘museum without walls.'”
Those interested in participating will meet at Tap & Six in Roswell at 2 p.m. for “pre-ride snacks.”
The two-wheel tour group will be led by Roswell Arts Fund staff and board members.
Attendees will also “hear about Roswell’s art scene and how Roswell is becoming a destination for artists and art lovers.”
The route intends to take riders “through our beautiful historic district and scenic natural environment.” Roswell was named the first “bike-friendly city” in the state. This ride is intended as a “slow-paced ride, perfect for casual riders.” Fast cyclists “who are looking for a relaxing ride” can also participate. “We expect to have 25-30 riders, including our guides and from the last numbers we looked at we are almost at capacity,” said Becky Peters of the Roswell Arts Fund.
The yet to be released route is developed by Nate Sears of Bike Roswell and is planned to “include one hill” as riders travel from the historic district down to the Riverwalk Trail.
Ride route will also be lead by Sears. The total ride is 12 miles.
The tour is intended adults and teenagers, who are at least 15 years old. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
It is recommended that riders bring a water bottle and make sure that bikes are “in good shape and ready to ride” and a helmet is required.
“Edison Bikes is generously loaning bikes for our tour guides,” said Peters.
According to Peters, “riders will make a brief stop at the Roswell Arts Festival on the square, taking place the same day.
All riders will be asked to sign waiver and are advised that they ride at their own risk. Bike Roswell and Roswell Art Fund assume no liability.
In the event of inclement weather, tour will be rescheduled for Sept. 23.
Patrons have the opportunity to enjoy “post ride” refreshments available for purchase at Tap & Six at the end of the ride. The bike tour is a free event, but food and drink at the host restaurant is not provided.
Tap & Six will donate a percentage of its proceeds will benefit the Roswell Arts Fund’s efforts to help strengthen and keep art in the city.
Tap & Six is at 23 Oak Street in Roswell.
More information is available at www.bikeroswell.com or by following #rideroswell #wheninroswell #bikeroswell #biketour #artaroundroswell on social media.