Battle Of Atlanta Bike Tour

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Urban Explorers of Atlanta says
Tour is limited to 15 riders. Minimum age is 18. All riders must wear helmets. Not suitable for beginning riders.All riders must register at

This 12-mile guided bike tour is based on an essay by Dr. Daniel Pollock and multi-media project from Emory University. This five-hour tour includes a 60-minute lunch stop in East Atlanta Village. You can do all or part of the tour.

"The absence of a historically preserved battlefield means that visitors seeking firsthand knowledge about the places and events that figured prominently in the Battle of Atlanta must go beyond the almost effortless engagement with history available at well-preserved Civil War sites, such as Kennesaw Mountain, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. Visits to the Atlanta battlefield require greater self-reliance and a more active process of combining historical accounts, maps, and images with present-day visual evidence to ferret out what happened, where, and why. The rewards are great. By juxtaposing information from then and now, visitors traveling through contemporary Atlanta gain a new and powerful perspective on the city, its neighborhoods, and their place in history. Exploring seemingly ordinary sites is a way to gain a new awareness of history, even if the sites are often encountered during our everyday routines. Landscape historian John R. Stilgoe encourages us to scrutinize those places, put them in spatial context, and arrange them in time. "Enjoy the best kept secret around," Stilgoe writes, "the ordinary everyday landscape that rewards any explorer, that touches any explorer with magic." ~ From Battle of Atlanta: History & Remembrance by Dr. Daniel A. Pollock

Complete details including interactive route map at
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By: Urban Explorers of Atlanta

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