A wave of bikes took over the roads of Dunwoody for the 1st annual Tour de Dunwoody bike event on Saturday, October 22. Organizers, Christine Hilgert and Sean Penn expertly coordinated the Dunwoody Elementary School‘s fall event for over 250 riders from the Dunwoody community by working with the Dunwoody Police Department to make sure the participants had an organized and safe ride throughout the Dunwoody streets. The family fun ride was 3 miles leaving from Dunwoody Elementary School traveling down Tilly Mill to Peeler then back to the school through the Village Mill neighborhood. The younger participants were able to enjoy a “tot trike ride” – a short bike ride through the Dunwoody Elementary parking lot.
Following the bicycle riding all attendees were able to have their bikes serviced by REI, learn about bike safety from the Atlanta Bike Coalition and enjoy snacks and smoothies from Costco and The Smoothie Lady. The following businesses provided goods and services or donations for this inaugural event: Kumon, Huntington Learning Centers, Dunwoody Urgent Care, Griffith Engineering, Red Clay Creative, Marco's Pizza, Gala's Pizza, Strength in Mom's, DJ Rick Adams, Prudential Georgia Realty, Curry Honda, North Springs Women's Club, Milano's Pizza and Subs, Jeronimo!, and Party City.
The event would not have been possible without the numerous volunteers. From the legwork to get sponsors and donations to the publicity and registration process to the logistics, each had a valuable role in making this event go smoothly.
“Next year’s Tour de Dunwoody will surely have even more participants,” said Hilgert. “Get your bikes ready and plan to join us for a great family outing, whether it’s on two or three wheels.”
In October, over 250 children and adults participated in Dunwoody Elementary School’s 1st annual Tour de Dunwoody bike ride.