Although I only recently moved to Roswell, one of the things I noticed almost immediately was that the city supports cycling. There is a bike box on Riverside Drive, ample signage on many cycling routes as well as a mayor supported weekly ride around town during the good weather months. So, I was actually surprised to see that in a recent Bicycling.com ranking of the top 50 cycling cities in the US that Roswell was not on the list. In fact, no cities in Georgia made the cut. Maybe we were slighted because we have not been able to keep the Tour de Georgia race up and running. The closest city on the list was Chattanooga.
Cyclists shouldn't be discouraged though as the momentum is strong. The recent Georgia Rides to the Capitol event had a strong showing. Mayor Jere Wood, an avid cyclist, rode to the gold dome along with 1,200 other cyclists from Roswell and Decatur to show support for new legislation that would require automobiles to give three feet of clearance to cyclists. That would be excellent and hopefully make the streets just a little safer. If we keep pushing for positive things, eventually, we will get them.