We love biking in Savannah and just had to share with you some of what makes our Georgia’s Golden Isle BikeTour so wonderful. We hope that you can join us on one of our upcoming tour dates! Here is a peek at an afternoon cycling in Savannah:
In addition to making Savannah one of the most picturesque towns in North America, the city’s squares also help to reduce traffic in the National Historic Landmark District and other areas of the city where Oglethorpe’s plan has been used as a model and source of inspiration. Savannah is made even more bike-friendly by its flat terrain and moderate climate. In 2011, more than 12 million people traveled to Savannah, and an increasing number of them are bringing bicycles. Once here, they ride alongside commuters, cyclists for fun, college students, and recreational cyclists.
Discover the opportunities for people watching at Ellis Square and City Market, both of which offer accessible street-level bicycle parking that is easy to come by and is free on Barnard Street or when stopping to browse a local shop for a souvenir. As you travel to Ardsley Park along Price Street’s southbound bike lane, you will see a variety of Savannah’s architectural styles. On the Chatham Crescent, cross Victory Drive to see Savannah’s first suburb. Take Washington Avenue and ride through Daffin Park’s center to enjoy the live oak shade.
In Savannah, there are numerous routes that will all take you somewhere interesting and novel. Take a bicycle tour through Savannah to rekindle your sense of adventure and independence. Ride safely and have fun while riding during your vacation!
Guidelines for Cycling in Savannah
Ride outside of the public spaces.
Bicycling through the squares is prohibited but is permitted on the roads that surround them. Cycling is permitted in several areas of Forsyth Park. Watch for signs indicating the dismount area.
Do not ride on the sidewalk.
This is risky because a driver may not be glancing down the sidewalk to observe vehicles entering the street, such as bicycles.
Do wear a helmet;
under-16-year-olds are required to do so, and your mother would be proud of you for doing so.
Do signal with your hands
To communicate with other road users while you navigate the streets.
Wear sunscreen and drink lots of water
In the South, staying hydrated is important. If required, take a break at one of our fantastic businesses.
When cycling at night, use your lights.
Riding at night without lights is prohibited; therefore use a white light up front and a red light down rear.
Lock your bicycle.
It is preferable to lock your bicycle to one of the many bike racks located throughout Savannah when you are not using it. At night, it is recommended to bring your bicycle inside.
Discover Savannah by Bike
You can pedal like a local in South of Forsyth Park, glide through the Historic District, or ride through Daffin Park’s shaded trails. Since there isn’t much parking in the historic district, cycling is not only more environmentally beneficial but also less stressful.