The Savannah Bicycle Campaign has developed this resource for people who want to make bicycling part of their visits to Savannah. To make suggestions for content that should be added here, email info@bicyclecampaign.org.


Accommodations

greenpalmSavannah hotels and inns are doing more to reach out to cycling visitors. Some properties provide secure bicycle storage or allow guests to take their bicycles into their rooms. Among these are:

Presidents’ Quarters Inn
Planters’ Inn
Green Palm Inn
Savannah B&B Inn Hotels

The Brice


Bike Shops, Rentals, Tours and Bike Sharing Programs

bikeshopsWe are proud to recommend local bicycle shops that support the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s mission of making Savannah friendlier for cyclists. When visiting these shops, please let them know you heard about them from this web site.

CAT Bike Bicycle Sharing Program
Bicycle Link Bike Shop
Perry Rubber Bike Shop (Rentals, Downtown)
Quality Bike Shop
Tim’s Bike and Beach Gear (Rentals, Tybee Island)
Savannah Bike Tours
Savannah on Wheels
(Electric Bike Rentals, Downtown)


Bike Routes

bikeroutesThe Savannah Bicycle Campaign works cooperatively with local governments to continually improve area bicycle infrastructure. In the National Landmark Historic District, most streets are safe and comfortable for cyclists. However, there are some streets that many cyclists choose not to use. They include Whitaker, Drayton and Bay streets, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, which have multiple lanes of fast-moving motor vehicle traffic. Pavement marked bike lanes can be found on the following streets:

Price Street between Bay and 41st streets (southbound only)
Lincoln Street between Victory Drive and Liberty Street (northbound only)
Habersham Street between Victory Drive and Stephenson Avenue
Washington Avenue between Waters Avenue and Bull Street

The following maps are available for download in PDF format:

Chatham County Existing Bikeway Map
Bicycle Racks Map
Popular Downtown Corridors Map
Coastal Bicycle Touring Club Cue Sheets
Tybee Island Bike Route Map


Events

mgrsquarePlanning your visit around a cycling event is a great way to make bicycling a part of your time in Savannah. Or if you already have your trip planned, check out what’s happening while you are here on the Savannah Bicycle Campaign’s complete calendar of events. Major cycling events scheduled throughout the year include:

Earth Day Wheelie Ride (April)
National Bike Month Events (May)
Matt’s Moon River Cruise (May)
The Savannah Century (August)
Midnight Garden Ride (October)


Local and State Laws

lawsBicycles are considered vehicles under Georgia State law and cyclists are required to follow additional traffic regulations. Cyclists traveling at night must use a white front light and rear red reflector (rear red light is recommended). Children under the age of 16 are required to wear helmets. Children 12 and under may ride their bikes on sidewalks, but older kids and adults are prohibited from doing so. In addition, City of Savannah ordinances additionally prohibit cycling on sidewalks in these locations:

Broughton Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Lincoln Street.
Internal sidewalk in Forsyth Park between the fountain and the southern limits of the old fort area.

Bicycling is prohibited on the central promenade in Forsyth Park, from the playground area north to the fountain, despite the fact that this multiuse path is wide enough to be safely shared. The “dismount zone” is sometimes enforced by City Marshals who write citations to cyclists who do not walk their bikes. Cycling is permitted on the sidewalk on the park’s perimeter.

Squares located between Gaston Street and Bay Street and East Broad Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

For a comprehensive summary of Georgia state laws governing, visit the Georgia Bikes! Bicycle Law page.


Off Road Paths and Trails

offroadWhile many Savannah streets are welcoming to cyclists, we know that some prefer riding on multi-use paths and trails. Trails gravel and paved trails include:

The McQueen’s Island Trail
Robert McCorkle Bike Trail
Tom Triplett and Priest Landing MTB Trails (via SEGA-SORBA)

Whitemarsh Island Preserve Trail

We are often asked, “Is there a good way to get from Savannah to Tybee Island on a bike?” Unfortunately, the answer is no and we cannot recommend the current facilities, particularly the bridges at Bull River and Lazeretto Creek.


Local Cycling Organizations

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club
Savannah Wheelmen
SouthEast Georgia Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association


 

Additional Resources

resources

Bikabout Guide to Savannah
Momentum Magazine: Savannah Profile
Momentum Magazine: Savannah Visitors Guide
City of Savannah Department of Mobility and Parking Bicycle Information Page
Tybee Island Bicycle Information Page
Coastal Bicycle Touring Club Cue Sheets
Visit Savannah Bicycle Pinterest Board
Visit Savannah Bicycle Information Page
Atlanta to Savannah, A Cyclist’s Guidebook
Georgia Bicycle Adventures