Relay Bike Share is Atlanta’s new bike sharing program with bright blue bikes docked at locations around Midtown and downtown Atlanta. 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

  • In addition to designated bike docks, there are additional bikes that may be left at other bike racks around the city. View the Relay Bike map to see bike locations before your trip to see all your options.
  • You can reserve a bike using the above map link or the Social Bicycles mobile app for Android and iPhone.
  • Sign up and prepay online ahead of time as the rental/sign up screens on the bikes can be difficult to use.
  • The bikes closest to MARTA are next to the Five Points, Peachtree Center, Civic Center, North Avenue, Midtown and Georgia State stations.

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 below where you can borrow two wheels near MARTA:

Arts Center

At the intersection of Peachtree and 16th Street, the Relay bikes at this location are about a block away from the Arts Center MARTA station on the red and gold lines.

  1. Use the Arts Center Way exit to leave the station
  2. Turn left on Arts Center Way next to the High Museum
  3. Turn right on 16th Street

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.

Midtown

At the Midtown MARTA station, bikes are on Peachtree Walk near the Federal Reserve station exit.

  1. Look for the Federal Reserve exit at the north end of the station after exiting the train
  2. At street level, walk up the pedestrian plaza

Suggested Use: Bike to Georgia Tech, Trader JoesBeltLine Eastside Trail or Piedmont Park — note that it is hilly in Midtown south of the park, and the best route to the park or the BeltLine from this location is 8th Street to Charles Allen to 10th Street.

North Avenue

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, Northyards offices, Old Fourth Ward, work commute to downtown Atlanta

Civic Center

New bike hubs are at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Walk toward the downtown skyline after exiting the station and reaching street level.

Suggested Use: Bike to the Stone Mountain Trail about three blocks away, taking a detour on  the Jackson Street bridge to view the  skyline before getting on the Freedom Park Trail next to the bridge for a continued ride to Inman Park, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library or even Candler Park via The Path. From the bike docks, go south on Peachtree Street toward the skyscrapers, left on John Portman, left on Piedmont Avenue then a quick right on the bike trail.

Tip: Avoid biking against downtown traffic on one-way streets.

Peachtree Center

In the heart of downtown, Relay bikes are next to the Mall at Peachtree Center, which is right above the station. Use the John Portman/Peachtree Street East exit.

Suggested Use: Bike to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (there are also docks there), the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site or to the Jackson Street Bridge (which is near the MLK site) for the view.

Five Points

At Underground Atlanta, the bikes next to the Five Points MARTA station are just across the street from the station’s Peachtree Street exit.

Suggested Use: Head less than a block north to Edgewood Avenue and turn right for a bike path to Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Inman Park and Little 5 Points.

Garnett

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.

Georgia State

On the Georgia State University campus, the Relay bikes near the Georgia State MARTA station are on Piedmont Avenue. Merely turn right on Piedmont Avenue when exiting the station.

Suggested Use: Bike to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (docks available) or hop on nearby Decatur Street and ride away from the city to reach Oakland Cemetery, historic Grant Park neighborhood and Zoo Atlanta. Note that Decatur Street turns into Dekalb Avenue, which is a busy rode that isn’t very safe for cyclists, so best to get off Decatur Street at Hilliard/Grant Street next to the King Memorial MARTA station. You can also use Hilliard going north to reach bars and restaurants on Edgewood Avenue.

If you’re aiming to get to the zoo, take the bike with you on an eastbound train at the Georgia State MARTA station and exit at King Memorial to shorten the bike ride.

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