Relay Bike Share is Atlanta’s bike sharing program with bright blue bikes docked at locations around the city. You can pay as you go by the hour or sign up for a monthly plan with a set amount of daily ride time.
Things to Know
- The bikes closest to MARTA are next to the West End, Garnett, Five Points, Peachtree Center, Civic Center, North Avenue, Midtown, Arts Center, Georgia State, King Memorial, Inman Park and Candler Park stations.
- In addition to designated bike docks, there are additional bikes that may be left at other locations around the city. View the Relay Bike map or use the Social Bicycles app to see bike locations
- You can reserve a bike using the above map link or the Social Bicycles mobile app for Android and iPhone.
More bike hubs are planned. Until then, be sure to submit your feedback on the Relay Bike Share website on where you’d like to see bikes and check out the locations and trip ideas below where you can borrow two wheels near MARTA:
Follow signs to Arts Center Way to exit the station to reach the bikes.
Suggested Use: Bike around the historic and scenic Ansley Park neighborhood, to Piedmont Park or the Atlanta Botanical Garden. If going to the park, a dock is at 12th and Piedmont, next to Park Tavern and on the Park Drive bridge near the dog park.
At the Midtown MARTA station, bikes are next to the Federal Reserve station exit.
Suggested Use: Bike to Georgia Tech, Trader Joes, BeltLine Eastside Trail or Piedmont Park — note that there is a bike lane on 10th Street near Piedmont Park that connects with the BeltLine.
The North Avenue MARTA station conveniently has a bike hub near the main station exit at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. Exit the station and turn right on West Peachtree and right again on Ponce.
Suggested Use: Georgia Tech, Bobby Dodd Stadium, Northyards offices, West Midtown
Go to street level after exiting the train and walk toward the downtown skyline and turn right on Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.
Suggested Use: Bike to the Stone Mountain Trail about three blocks away to reach Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library or even Candler Park. From the bike docks, go south on Peachtree Street toward the skyscrapers, left on John Portman, left on Piedmont Avenue then right on the bike trail near Baker Street.
Tip: Ride bikes in the same direction as car traffic and avoid riding on sidewalks.
In the heart of downtown, Relay bikes are next to the Peachtree Center station’s Ellis Street/Peachtree Street West exit. Additional bikes are on Peachtree Center Avenue near Gus’s Fried Chicken — one street over from the station.
Suggested Use: Bike to Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium or World of Coca-Cola, but it is hilly and all up hill back to the Peachtree Center MARTA station, though you can easily dock and leave your bike in the park. Otherwise, get on the Stone Mountain Trail mentioned above to reach a bike path to Atlanta’s residential areas and the BeltLine.
At Underground Atlanta, the bikes next to the Five Points MARTA station are just across the street from the station’s Peachtree Street exit.
The Garnett MARTA station bikes are on Broad Street near the station exit.
Suggested Use: Bike to nearby Castleberry Hill neighborhood (there’s also bike docks there). Or bike south on Peachtree Street (turns into Whitehall Street) to view the historic start to Atlanta’s famous road. Note that this area is isolated and not many pedestrian or bike traffic. Whitehall ends at the West End neighborhood near the West End MARTA station.
Bikes are at the north end of the station near Lee Street at York Avenue.
Suggested Use: Ride to the BeltLine Westside Trail or Atlanta University Center.
On the Georgia State University campus, the Relay bikes near the Georgia State MARTA station are on Piedmont Avenue. Follow signs to the Piedmont Avenue exit to leave the station and turn right.
Suggested Use: Bike to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (docks available), to Turner Field or around the Georgia Capitol.
Ready for a fun way to get the zoo? Bikes are at the entrance to the King Memorial MARTA station and are a great way to get to nearby attractions.
Suggested Use: Bike to historic Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site and the Jackson Street Bridge (which is near the MLK site) for the view.
Follow the signs to Inman Park after getting off the train to reach bikes on station property.
Suggested Use: Tour the beautiful houses and parks in the Inman Park neighborhood, explore the Krog Tunnel or Krog Street Market, ride to the Inman Park Village for food, coffee or King of Pops, or get on one of the nearby bike paths, including the Stone Mountain Trail and BeltLine Eastside Trail.
The bike hub at Candler Park is on the Edgewood/south side of the station off of La France Street.
Suggested Use: Grab a bike and use the elevators and MARTA pedestrian bridge to cross over the tracks with your bike in order to bike around the Candler Park neighborhood and to the park of the same name (the PATH trail goes through the north end park as well). You can also reach the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Olmstead Linear Parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue.
On the same side as the station as the bikes, you can bike to Pullman Yards, an abandoned old rail facility and check out the Trolley Line Trail, head to downtown Kirkwood for food or drinks or generally bike and explore the historic tree-lined neighborhood, heading east through Edgewood, Kirkwood and Oakhurt to connect with MARTA back at the East Lake MARTA station. (You can take bikes on trains, so hop on to return to your bike back in Candler Park.)
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