“I learn something new on every tour, and I especially enjoy seeing Atlanta through other people’s eyes.”
You may have already caught a glimpse of Doug Fallon as the pedicab driver at a wedding at Mercedes Benz Stadium or an Open Streets event in the Metro Atlanta city of Roswell. You may have even seen his pedicabs featured in Hollywood films and reality shows, at beer and wine festivals, or even taking residents of senior homes out for a spin. As the owner of Roswell Pedicabs, he’s having fun, just like he did on that too-big red Schwinn with the wooden blocks rubber-banded to the pedals while growing up in Michigan and when he head off to Europe while still in high school for a month of touring via bikes and trains.
Doug is also a professional graphic designer and photographer, and his joy is palpable when he’s telling you about that pinhole camera that made him first fall in love with photography and build a future career out of it. The owner of a design studio since 1991, he specializes in sports photography now and you can feel the energy as he describes that apex when he captures an iconic tuck or turn or hyper-focused set of eyes. Maybe that’s because he participates in sports cycling himself, including annually in the MS150 Ride fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research.
Doug met Robyn when he was president of Bike Roswell, a bike advocacy group, and hired her to teach bike skills classes as part of the city’s pursuit of becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community (it was the first in Georgia to be certified by the League of American Bicyclists). Now, as part of the BTA team, Doug says he learns something new about the city every single time, and he especially enjoys seeing that pinhole-peek into Atlanta through other people’s eyes.