Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yule Have a Wheel Good Time Cruising Along in Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar’s 10th Annual Santa Ride Thursday, December 10

Spin through Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods with Santa(s) and elves in the 10th annual Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar Santa RideWheeling out from Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m., the jaunt’s not about dashing all the way. The social cycling event celebrates both the holiday season and Atkins Park owner Warren Bruno, who lost his battle to lymphoma in 2012. There’s no official entry fee, but a $25 minimum donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Bruno’s charity of choice, is suggested and goes toward the Race Across America (RAAM) Georgia Chain Gang’s fundraising efforts for LLS. Donate to the cause and receive a ticket for a free beer at Atkins Park. While Santa spans the globe on his big night out, Atlanta traffic limits cyclists to a doable eight-mile route that starts and ends at Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland. Because, hey, ride organizers elfishly want to leave plenty of time for toasts, cheer and the post-ride costume contest where one decked-out cyclist will win the coveted Warren Bruno holiday bike. Jingle all the way wearing bells, Santa hats, elf ears, glowing Rudolph noses, reindeer antlers on helmets as well as headlights and handlebar holiday lights. Details, tickets and registration are available online.

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