Pedal to the Metal

Car Show, Cycling Group Ride and Crit at Porsche Experience Center

April 5, 2020

*** We are in discussions about our responsibilities as event hosts during the Covoid-19 outbreak. Until further notice, Pedal to the Metal is postponed. We will contact you with the rescheduled date soon. Stay safe! And make sure to follow us on Instagram @AutohausSocial ***


Proceeds will benefit Bearings Bike Shop, a nonprofit located in southwest Atlanta that works with youth to help them reach their full potential and find their bearings in life.


*** NO REGISTRATION DAY OF EVENT ***
Cycling Registration ends April 3rd
Car Show Applications due March 30th

Pedal to the Metal: Where two and four wheel enthusiasts come together for an event unlike any other.  Registered cyclists will join in a group-ride from pre-planned routes from different neighborhoods in Atlanta to the Porsche Experience Center.  

Once there, the participants will have the opportunity for a celebratory parade lap around the Experience Center’s 1 mile handling circuit. While on Porsche premises, they will have access to their Heritage Gallery full of unique Porsches, spectate a car show of local enthusiasts, compete on any track in the world via Porsche’s state-of-art Simulator Lab, as well as watch experienced athletes race in an exhibition criterium. Lab (NOTE: Additional fees apply to use the Simulator Lab; not included in the ticket purchase. Simulator Lab tickets can be purchased on site at a first come, first serve basis).

After the awards ceremony, we will ride to Monday Night Garage, an Atlanta brewery located along the Atlanta Beltline Westside corridor to conclude the festivities.
 
We hope to bring more awareness to Atlanta’s cycling community and lifestyle. We also want to help further empower neighborhoods in Atlanta. For our inaugural year, we want to raise money to donate to Bearings Bike Shop. Bearings Bike Shop is a nonprofit located in southwest Atlanta that works with youth to help them reach their full potential and find their bearings in life.

Whether you casually ride, mountain bike, BMX, cyclocross, or road race, we hope you can join us for a good cause and a day full of family, fun, cars, and cycling!


  • 8:30am – 9:15am – Group Ride Leisure Cyclists arrive to The Spindle or Loose Nuts Cycles to ride as a group to Porsche Experience Center (PEC). Group leaves Loose Nuts at 9:15 am SHARP
  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Vendors Only: Set-Up at PEC
  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Car Show Participants Only: Arrive at PEC
  • 10:00am – 11:30am – Group Ride Parade Lap Intervals (1 Lap/ Person) on PEC Track
  • Noon – Exhibition Criterium Race (10 Laps) on PEC Track
  • 1:30pm – Awards Ceremony for Car Show & Crit Winners
  • 2:30pm – Head over to The Garage (Monday Night Brewing’s 2nd Location)

*** NO REGISTRATION DAY OF EVENT ***
Cycling Registration ends April 3rd
Car Show Applications due March 30th

Please bring valid I.D and your ticket with you to gain admittance into Porsche Experience Center. Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or Shine.

Spindle Group Ride

Meet at The Spindle. Leave at 8:45 am SHARP to ride over to Loose Nuts Cycles then from there head to Porsche Experience Center about 8 miles away.

To view route and/or download .FIT or .GPX file:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32029727


Loose Nuts Group Ride

Meet at Loose Nuts Cycles. Leave at 9:10 am SHARP then ride over to Porsche Experience Center ~ 8 miles away.

To view route and/or download .FIT or .GPX file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32030019


Take your bike on MARTA. Take the Red or Gold line to the East Point Transit Station or drive there and park in one of 927 spaces. Then cycle 3.4 miles to the Porsche Experience Center.

To view route and/or download .FIT or .GPX file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32038031

After the awards ceremony at 2:30pm, we will cycle/ drive over to Monday Night Brewing’s The Garage ~ 8 miles away where you can redeem your beer ticket (for those that bought one).

To view route and/or download .FIT or .GPX file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32029806

Meet our Car Show Judges!

Jim Burress
@radiojim

Jim Burress is the local host and senior producer of All Things Considered on WABE. Over his 10-year tenure, his award-winning and incisive work as a reporter, host and investigative reporter has run across multiple programs on WABE.

Shannon McIntosh
@shannmcintosh

Shannon McIntosh is a nationally recognized racecar driver with over 20 years of impressive on track racing accomplishments. Her forte is not limited to her on-track abilities. As owner of Driving Roots, a motorsports & automotive marketing agency, her business expertise has created even greater value in her professional racing career. 

Michelle Rainey is the Senior Manager, Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta where she’s responsible for the sales, marketing and operations of the brand’s flagship destination in North America.  She’s an innovative leader that has helped to shape the way people engage with the brand; from driving platforms, to lifestyle activations and motorsports, she’s been creating Porsche passion for 14 years.  And with 23 years in the automotive industry, she’s got a keen eye for great cars!

Leh Keen
@lehmank

Known for his Keen Project Safari 911s, Leh Keen is an American racecar driver born in Dublin, Georgia, who competes in the United SportsCar Championship.

Charles Sanville
@humblemechanic

Charles Sanville, aka The Humble Mechanic, is out to change your mind. A veteran Volkswagen car mechanic in Raleigh, N.C., Charles Sanville is the writer, talent, AV guy and producer behind The Humble Mechanic, a YouTube channel with more than 140,000 subscribers.

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FAQs

Why must I have my I.D. to participate?

EACH person wishing to gain entrance into the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PEC) MUST have valid identification.

The Porsche Experience Center Atlanta is subject to a government directive which mandates each visitor to provide a valid I.D. (such as a driver’s license or state issued identification) upon admission to the facility. Failure to provide identification will result in not being admitted into PEC and you will not get a refund.


Can I bring my pet?

Only registered service animals are allowed on Porsche premises.


Are kids allowed?

Yes and no. Yes, children are allowed into the Porsche Experience Center, including the Heritage Gallery and the Simulator Lab. However, only children 16 years of age and older will be allowed on the track with their bicycle. NOTE: Children 18 and under do not require ID but must be accompanied by a parent.


I don’t want to cycle but I do want to tour the Porsche Experience Center.

Purchase the Spectator Ticket. You will be directed into overflow parking and gain entrance into the facility where you can watch the Exhibition Crit, tour the multi-million dollar Heritage Gallery and get the thrill of driving at some of the world’s greatest race tracks in Porsche’s Simulator Lab. (NOTE: Additional fees apply to use the Simulator Lab; not included in the ticket purchase. Simulator Lab tickets can be purchased on site at a first come, first serve basis).


I want to enter my car in the car show.

With only 60 spaces available, you can submit your car for consideration on: https://autohaussocial.com/pedal-to-the-metal-car-show/

Last day to apply is March 30th.

Note: Only Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Volkswagen marques will be considered.


Can I fly my drone?

No. Due to its proximity to the airport, no drones are allowed.


Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No outside food or drinks are permitted. There will be provisions available for purchase throughout the Porsche Experience Center.


Can I purchase a Driving Experience for the day?

No. The track will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians the day of Pedal to the Metal. Only cyclists will be allowed on the track at set intervals.

You can purchase a Driving Experience for another date. Find info at: https://www.porschedriving.com/atlanta/on-the-track


Will there be bicycle service available?

Loose Nuts Cycles will be at Porsche to service any of your needs.


The Spindle will be at Porsche to service any of your needs.


Velofix Mobile Bike Shop will be at Porsche to service any of your needs.


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