With its more than 500 bikes and 50 stations throughout Midtown and downtown Atlanta, chances are you’ve noticed the aqua colored Relay bikes wheeling around town. The program has now launched in Buckhead, and local residents can pick up a set of wheels to run errands or just go for a spin. Currently, three Relay stations are available in Buckhead: Tower Place Park near the Buckhead MARTA station, next to the Lenox MARTA station and at the Piedmont Center office complex.

“These bikes offer a new way to get around town without getting into traffic, whether you’re a tourist visiting the area or a local resident taking MARTA to work. They’re the perfect option to go that final mile to your destination,” says Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. Plus, riders don’t have to bring the bikes back to the docking station when they’re done riding. “Since they’re all GPS-enabled, you can leave the bikes anywhere—Starbucks, for example— for a small extra fee,” explains Starling.

Bike rentals start at $3.50 per half hour, or you can purchase an annual or monthly pass starting at $10 per month, which includes 90 minutes of riding time per day. To learn more, visit the Relay website or download the Relay app on your phone.


BY: Locke Hughes