Feb. 28-29 Moultrie Militia Gravel Raid, Feb. 29 Winter STXC, Feb. 29 Browns Nature Park XC, Feb. 29 Six Hours on the Ridge, Feb. 29 Swamp Fox Gravel Fondo, Feb. 29-March 1 Pisgah 36 Hour MTB Race, Feb. 29 Sumatanga RR, Feb. 29 The Flow 6/3 Hour, March 1 Montgomery Bell MTB TT, March 1 Nutty By Nature Trail Hopper, March 4 Croatan Buck Fifty Gravel Race, March 4-8 TN National DH, Enduro, March 7 Ride N Seek MTB Adventure Race, March 7 Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind, March 7 Winter STXC, March 7-8 GA Tech Weekend, March 7-8 GSC #1 ITT & XC, March 8 Trailbuilder TT Series
Van Michael Supports Southeastern Cycling I am excited to announce that Van Michael Salon is back for 2020 as an advertiser on Southeastern Cycling! Van is a long time mountain biker and supporter of cycling in the area. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Van Michael Trail at Blanket’s Creek in Woodstock, GA. Yeah, that VMT is named after a hair salon! Womxn--I can recommend a couple of great stylists at Virginia-Highland and East Cobb! One of them is a cyclist and understands you need to look good after a ride! Guys–Van Michael Men at the Battery in Cobb County at Truist Park offers cuts and shaves for you!
2-25-2020 WBL History Ever wonder how THE WBL came into existence? There is a great write up on the WBL Facebook page this week. Reading it is like peeking back at how long I’ve been racing in Georgia (1998 is the answer). I know some of them and recognize all of the names. Those were the early years of my racing as well. I got to know a lot of the Athens crew through mountain bike racing at the old GAP series and the roadies back in my road and (first go around) track day. Who remembers the Zaxby’s pro team? You can still walk into some older Zaxbys and see a team photo on the wall. Go learn you some history and see why it is THE WBL. (For the record, I am not a Zealot. I’ve never done a WBL. It’s a bit out of my league.)
History Ever wonder how THE only WBL came into existence? There is a great write up on the WBL Facebook page this week. Reading it is like peeking back at how long I’ve been racing in Georgia (1998 is the answer). I know some of them and recognize all of the names. Those were the early years of my racing as well. I got to know a lot of the Athens crew through mountain bike racing at the old GAP series. Who remembers the Zaxby’s pro team? You can still walk into some older Zaxbys and see a team photo on the wall. Go learn you some history and see why it is THE WBL. (For the record, I am not a Zealot. I’ve never done a WBL. It’s a bit out of my league.)
2-20-2020 Want to be a USAC Official? There is an upcoming clinic in Greenville, SC. Contact Scott Patton for more information (see flyer).
2-19-2020 US Amateur National Road Championships Press Release The best amateur cyclists in the country will descend upon Clay County for the USA Cycling Road Amateur National Championships on June 25-28, 2020. The two-year agreement brings the event to Northeast Florida in 2021 as well. The championship will feature 800 competitors combined between the various rider divisions, with athletes as young as 10 years old competing for National Titles. There will be a group of elite amateur racers aiming for the professional ranks that will be competing as well.
Three different disciplines will be featured in the weekend of racing – time trial, road race, and criterium. The time trial course on Thursday, June 25 will start and finish at the Keystone Airport, with the course running through Camp Blanding. The road races begin on Friday, June 26, with the younger age groups on a short course that starts and finishes at Penney Farms. The road races conclude with a longer race for the older age groups on Saturday, June 27, at Penney Farms. The racing concludes on Sunday, June 28, with the criterium – a NASCAR-like short and fast cycling race near Fleming Island High School.
8th Annual Bike Luck Presented by the Charlotte Knights Press Release Date/Time: Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at Grinnell Water in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 8th Annual Bike LUCK (Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids) Presented by Charlotte Knights is the annual charity bicycle ride for Camp LUCK. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of proceeds raised support Camp LUCK! Back by popular demand, we will have the 45-mile bike route to our 60-mile and 25-mile routes!! Camp LUCK provides medically supervised camp experiences for kids with significant heart disease. Camp LUCK transforms our heart kids into Lucky Unlimited Cardiac Kids with programs designed to nurture, educate and support the kids and their families. It’s more than a camp; it’s an attitude … and changing attitudes changes lives. Donations will help sponsor kids who attend at Camp LUCK at located at Kings Mountain State Park.