Address: 670 Houze Way, Roswell, GA 30076    Phone: 770-642-4057    Hours: Mon - Thurs 10am -7pm,  Fri 10am -6pm,  Sat 9:30am - 5pm,  Sun 12pm - 4pm

There is plenty to do during this winter at Roswell Bicycles!


What Off Season?

What’s going down at Roswell Bicycles?

  • Events for everyone! - Check out our upcoming events 
  • Service Tip of the week – our guys in service have seen it all when it comes to bikes in need of service
  • Erika’s Bike of the Week – our cycling experts review and explain bikes they think are great!
  • E-Bikes – Why?

Events for Everyone!

Here are some events coming up for everyone to enjoy.  From Clinics, to rides, to demos we want to make sure you are always thinking about your bike 😊

  • Sunday November 5th at 9am from Roswell Bicycles– Join NGCA and GTD Racing on their Typical Sunday ride.  It’s a 55 mile ride averaging around 19mph.  This ride has a smooth and steady pace that may surprise you! Details
  • Tuesday November 7th at 6pm at Roswell Bicycles – Liv Women’s Stretching for Cyclists Clinic.  Learn exercises that will help you enjoy your time on the bike even more! Details
  • Saturday November 18th at 11am to 4pm – Scott Mountain Bike Demo Days.  Come try the newest offerings from Scott, including the redesigned Genius!  Details
  • Wednesday November 29th at 2pm to 6pm – Giant Mountain / Road Bike Demo.  Take some of the best bikes available in the market for a spin.  Include Giant Anthem 29er, NEW Reign and TCR Advanced Disc KOM between others.  Details

Service Tip of the Week

 Now is the perfect time of the year to pamper your bike.  A few things Tim and Riley, from our service department, recommend are:

  • Changing cables and housing – whether it's brake or shifting cables, it is recommended that you change them periodically, otherwise your bike can suffer from poor shifting and brakes that do not release properly.
  • Replacing Tubeless Sealant – Tubeless is back and many bikes come standard with this feature.  Sealant should be replaced every 2-7 months depending on use and climate.  With the cold setting in it’s a good idea to check your tubeless sealant and probably replacing it.
  • Bar tape – Bar tape is a sponge for sweat, which in turn creates corrosion on your bars.  Make sure to change your bar tape periodically to prevent any damage to your cockpit.

Erika’s Bike of the week

2018 Specialized Fuse Carbon Comp 6Fattie

Fatty Mountain Bikes have some awesome cool factor.  She points out, “If you are looking for a hardtail capable of doing rides usually suited for Full Suspension bikes this is it.  The extra big tires give you the traction, control and confidence to tackle some rough terrain while keeping the climbing ability and precise handling of a hardtail”.  Additional features that make this bike a good all terrain bike are:

  • Dropper post for those steep descents and tight corners
  • Lockout on the fork for smoother faster XC type terrain
  • One-by drivetrain makes things simpler without sacrificing gear range
  • Carbon frameset provides a stiff yet smooth ride

E-Bikes... Why?

We are ready for E-Bikes!  There are many benefits to riding an E-Bike.  Great reasons to ride one include:

  • Save $ and Time on your commute – With no need for gasoline, insurance, tag (at least in GA) it basically pays for itself when you commute on one.  It also gives you the flexibility and agility of a bicycle when in traffic which saves you time which in turn saves you money!
  • Get fit while having more fun – The pedal assist makes sure you are not cheating your way out of a workout.  You still pedal and sweat, however, you’ll be travelling at twice the speed which means more distance covered and more to see and enjoy 😊
  • Keep up with your friends – Can’t stay with your co-worker who rides 300 miles a week but would like to ride with him/her? This may be your answer.

Still not convinced?  Ask Reggie, Captain of the Giovanni's Tile Design Racing Team while he rides a Giant Full-E on his suit and tie.  He says "When it comes to E-Bikes, our brands mean business"

Riding Around Atlanta: Episode 2. Roswell to Buckhead

* This route is suggested for experienced riders that have logged miles on the road for some time and feel comfortable in higher traffic zones.

RATING (1 Bicycle is Lowest, 5 Bicycles is Highest)

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Atlanta has grown substantially over the past decades.  Areas that used to be green landscapes and farms are now urban/suburban centers full of restaurants, shopping malls and houses.  Fortunately for us there are several multimodal transportation advocacy groups, like Bike Roswell! and Bike Alpharetta, that encourage these developing areas to incorporate infrastructure for alternate modes of transportation, in this case bicycles.  North Atlanta is made up of several cities like Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta and Woodstock.  These are closely tied by major highways as well as beautiful back roads.

On this episode of Riding Around Atlanta we will be talking about a route from Roswell to Buckhead, a few miles north of Downtown Atlanta.  Be mindful that our recommendations, while not free of traffic, are practical and relatively safe without making your trip excessively long.


The Route starts in downtown Roswell where you can get some nice coffee at Provisions or Crazy Love and heads down south from there.  It is approximately 18 miles with 920ft. of climbing and a net loss in elevation of about 100 feet.  It should take about one and a half hours for the average cyclist (12mph average).   It is somewhat hilly so make sure that you are comfortable climbing for several minutes at a time.  We try to avoid Hwy 9 (Roswell Rd.) since we are not particularly fond of that road.


Starting from Downtown Roswell head south on Canton St. and take a right on Magnolia Rd then a left onto Mimosa Rd.  Turn right onto Bulloch Ave. right before getting to Hwy 120 (Mariettta Hwy).  Ride all the way to Bulloch Hall then take a left and ride through the parking lot down to Hwy 120.  Once on Hwy 120 it is recommended you take the multi modal transportation path (see photo below) alongside the highway.

Once you approach Willeo Rd, take a left and go across Hwy 120 towards the river.  Willeo Rd. is very scenic all the way to the roundabout that leads to Lower Roswell Rd.  Once on Lower Roswell Rd., second exit on the round-about, you will be going uphill for a few minutes.  It is not an easy climb but there is a nice bike lane so traffic should not be an issue for the most part.  At the top of Lower Roswell Rd. you will get to a big intersection that meets Johnson’s Ferry Rd.

Take a left onto Johnson’s Ferry Rd. and try to stay on the right lane.  While Johnson’s Ferry Rd. is a busy road, it has three lanes which gives cars plenty of space to go around.  Before getting to the river there is a long downhill where speeds can exceed 40mph on a bicycle.  Be very careful on this part of the ride.  Once across the Chattahoochee river it is all uphill on a bike lane until you reach Sandy Springs.  You are already on another city!


Now it’s time to head further south.  Once you go up the hill on Johnson’s Ferry Rd. and you get to where it flattens you will have to turn right to continue Johnson’s Ferry Rd., otherwise you will continue into Abernathy Rd.  It is now a little calmer although a two-lane road, so watch out for traffic and obstacles on the road.  Take a right turn onto Sandy Springs Cir. then right again on Mt. Vernon.  Now you are in the North Buckhead / Sandy Springs suburbs.  These neighborhoods are full of beautiful houses and parks.

After only a few hundred feet on Mt. Vernon Rd. take a left onto Lake Forrest Dr.  Here you will encounter what some of us call “rollers”.  They are a series of hills that go up and down in a very dramatic way, one right after the other.  They look worse than what they really are.  Just keep “rolling” until you get to Chastain Park.  Once in Chastain Park you are already in Buckhead!  Keep heading south on Lake Forrest Dr. alongside Chastain Park and the North Fulton Golf Course.  This area is particularly beautiful and well worth the ride.

After passing Chastain Park and reaching the top of Lake Forrest where it intersects with Powers Ferry Rd. you will go across onto Putnam Dr. NW then quickly make a left turn onto Blackland Rd and across Hwy 9 to Piedmont Rd. 

Now you are in the uptown part of the city of Atlanta, Buckhead district.  Roads are wider and more trafficked but with several bike lanes on the main arteries.  Here you can decide to take different roads and explore what Buckhead is all about.  Enjoy the breath-taking city sky scrapers, have some coffee or go shopping in this beautiful and upscale part of Atlanta. 


  • Lenox Mall
  • Phipps Plaza Mall
  • Many, many, many restaurants and bars
  • Beautiful skyline
  • Streets of Buckhead Complex
  • Governor’s Mansion on West Pace Ferry Rd.
  • Beautiful Neighborhoods

Roswell Bicycles Inc. or any entity related to Roswell Bicycles Inc. is not liable for any damages that may arise out of the use of public roads posted in this article.  This post is meant to be informative and by no means makes Roswell Bicycles responsible.



E- Bikes at Roswell Bicycles

JUMP INTO THE FUTURE… with Roswell Bicycles’ E-Bike Selection

E-Bikes are officially in and we are proud to have an incredible selection in store.  We have tons of them for you to see, try and experience for yourself why E-Bikes are so great.  There is an incredible amount of benefits to having an E-Bike.  Whether it be to keep up with your local group ride, shorten your commute time or just have more fun on the bike, E-Bikes are just an efficient way of improving your overall experience and making what you love even better…

Here are some examples of the E-Bikes that are currently available in our store.

SPECIALIZED TURBO LEVO and TURBO VADO – One for the street and one for the mountain.  With incredible features like integrated lights, racks and speeds of up to 28mph these bikes will have you with a grin on your face. 

GIANT ROAD-E and QUICK-E – Giant offers their own variety of E-Bikes.  The Quick-E makes for a great commuter while the Road-E is an incognito road bike that will have you crushing your opponents at the local group rides or setting personal records. 

Come by our store and see our selection.  Our staff will be more than happy to find the E-Bike that best suits your riding style and needs.  Demos will be available and they are a great way to experience the future of cycling, Fast, Efficient and Fun...


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