June 27 Dixie Classic Crit, June 28 OCS Speedway Series, June 28 Knox MTB Wednesday Series, June 28 Charlotte Summer MTB, June 28 Rock Hill TT Series, June 28 Music City Crit, June 28 AMP Motorsports Park Race, June 29 Lungbuster TT Series, June 29 Nestor Cup, June 30 Hendersonville STXC, July 2 Joe Davis Crit Series, July 5 JG Racing Crit Series, July 5 AMP Motorsports Park Race, July 8 Roasting Nuts Final XC, July 8 Crabtree Moar XC, July 8-9 GA Games, July 8-9 South Eastern Regional Championship Series SERC #7/GSC #5 Unicoi, Helen, GA, July 8-9 Old Hickory Classic STXC & XC, July 9 Sizzler XC, July 9 Nestor Cup, July 11 Dixie Classic Crit
6-28-2017 July Allatoona Creek Park Trails Work Party From SORBA West Georgia The July Allatoona Trails Work Party will be Saturday, July 15 from 9 am-1 pm. Help us keep our trails open longer through proper trail maintenance. All tools and lunch provided. Just wear long pants, closed toed shoes, gloves and bug spray.
6-27-2017 Shine Pedalers Metric Press Release Unique ride offers tremendous views of Dawson County this summer. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its 5th Annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29. The metric and half-metric rides start and finish at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville. The rides begin at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Each ride takes cyclists through scenic and rural areas of Dawson County. The metric ride offers a challenging climb up Burnt Mountain. “Each year we strive to make the ride better than the year before. This year, the route has been adapted to make it even more enjoyable for the riders by keeping the ride off main roads as much as possible” Haynes said.
The ride features plenty of SAG stops to keep riders energized and hydrated throughout the ride. New to the ride this year is a competition between themed SAG stops. Cyclists will vote for their favorite stop at the end of the ride. King and Queen of the Mountain will be awarded to the first male and female to reach the top of Burnt Mountain. After the ride, cyclists will be treated to a BBQ lunch, refreshments and an opportunity to tour the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as well as the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. Trish’s Note: I did this ride 2 years ago and enjoyed it overall. I’m glad to hear they have changed some of the course. It is a great training ride for Six Gap, especially if you have never climbed Burnt Mountain.
Georgia Bikes is hiring a new Complete Streets Coordinator! Great position for a Georgia-based advocate (or someone willing to move to Georgia very quickly!) interested in bike/ped friendly communities that have safety and equity at the center new infrastructure. Applications due in two weeks on Monday July 10th.
6-26-2017 Pizza Ride Decree From Mark Linenberg: “Given the recent and frequent rain, I’ve received requests to keep 3 loops on Northlake and Pizza Rides for a bit longer, so we actually get a chance to ride 3 loops several times….
Therefore: 3 loops in St. Mountain Park for rides through, Thursday, July 6. Bring lights, accordingly. The Belgium loop is NOW OPEN and will be ridden on the final loop of Northlake. July 3rd: Special Edition Northlake Ride- MONDAY July 3 @ 6:30PM start. No Northlake Ride on Tuesday July 4, due to St. Mountain Park Fireworks display/car traffic.”