Dec. 4 Dufourfun STXC, Dec. 7 Grass Roots CX Ramble, Dec. 7-8 NCCX Gibsonville, Dec. 8 Winterville Series Finale GACX, Dec. 8 Corner CX, Dec. 11 Dufourfun STXC, Dec. 14 Swamp Ass Gravel Grinder, Dec. 14 6 Hour Beaver Creek Trails, Dec. 15 CXMas, Dec. 18 Dufourfun STXC, Jan. 4 Snake Creek MTB TT,Jan. 8 Dufourfun STXC, Jan. 11 The Whole Enchilada, Jan. 11 Browns Nature Park XC, Jan. 15 Dufourfun STXC
12-9-2019 GACX Hawkes Creek Farm Photos Photos from the Georgia Cyclocross Finale are ready at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. Tons of photos from all races! Please support your local photographers!
A Taco (Team Toecutters) is all smiles during the Single Speed at the Georgia Cyclocross Series Finale at Hawkes Creek Farm.
12-10-2019 Silver Comet Trail closure Noses Creek Bridge From Cobb County: The Silver Comet Trail bridge over Noses Creek, located near the Carter Road parking lot and trail mile marker 8.4, will be closed from January 6 to February 20. There will be no access through the construction site during this closure and no detour will be available. The Wild Horse Creek Trail will remain open with the potential for temporary closures and flagging under the Silver Comet Trail bridge. In addition, parts of the Carter Road parking lot will be closed for construction equipment/supplies. We apologize for any inconvenience but Cobb County’s primary concern is the safety of all trail users. Trish’s Detour You can get around the closure, but WARNING there is some really fast traffic on Powder Springs Rd. Use your best judgement riding there! From the Silver Comet going west, take a right onto Industry Rd (intersection before Noses Creek Bridge where the chemical company is). Go left on Flint Hill Rd. Go left onto Powder Springs Rd. Turn left onto Carter Rd., turn right on the Silver Comet going west. Reverse the directions if you are coming east.
DLV Leaf Day From the DLV: DLV leaf Corralling work day Dec 14th 9 to 3 December 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Dick Lane Velodrome, East Point, GA, 30344 Trish’s Note: There is usually pizza eating involved afterwards, too.
12-5-2019 WBL THE WBL 2020: THE HUB HOME OPENER, What: Good Hope (Ride # 1), When: 7 December (Saturday), Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open) Length: 75 miles / 4 hours, Points: 4 points (1 per hour) Interactive map, Store Stop: Good Hope (Mile 40), Pee Break: Mile 20 / @ 1 hour
Southside Park Trail Build Day From MTB Atlanta We are knee deep in our new build at Southside Park and lots of folks are asking, “can we help?!” Meet up this Saturday at 10 at the main parking lot at Southside Park at 3460 Jonesboro Rd. We will work until 1 on root clipping, tread raking, and rock work. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes. bring water, snax, and gloves and be prepared for a good hike inn and out to the work site. Spread the word and see you there. This new trail is going to be dope!
New Trail Build Day-Southside Park
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019, 10:00 AM
2 Urban Single-track Mt. Bikes Went
12-3-2019 Michael Garrison Signs with Hagens Berman Axeon From Cyclingnews: “Hagens Berman Axeon continue to add to their 2020 roster, most recently signing 18-year-old Michael Garrison from Roy Knickman’s LUX Development Cycling Team. Michael Garrison is the younger brother of Ian Garrison, the U23 time trial world championships silver medalist who rode for Axeon for three years and recently signed with Deceuninck-QuickStep for 2020 and 2021. Michael Garrison had a stand-out final year in the junior ranks, which culminated with participation in the US team’s first- and third-place finishes in the junior road race by Quinn Simmons and Angus Sheffield, respectively. Michael Garrison was 12th on the difficult Yorkshire course after helping his teammates.”
12-2-2019 Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., Dec. 21 9 am-Noon. Join us for our monthly Work Party at Sope Creek and give back to the trails that you love to ride. We meet at the Columns Drive parking lot at 9 AM at the gate by the Fitness loop. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks.
Cochran Mill Work Party From MTB Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party Sat., Dec. 14 9 am-Noon Join us for our monthly work party at Cochran Mill Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 9 AM. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a helmet, gloves, water, snacks. We will see you there!
12-1-2019 USAC Pro Road Tour From USA Cycling The national calendar for the 2020 Pro Road Tour (PRT) will feature 17 events across 15 states, it was announced today by USA Cycling. Spanning April to September, the PRT schedule next year will include 43 days of road cycling competitions. New to the calendar this year is the Maryland Cycling Classic, a UCI 1.Pro event. “As we enter into our fifth year of the Pro Road tour, we are looking forward to another strong year of pro racing in the United States. We believe that the races on our calendar, including a range of events including single-day criterium racing all the way up to UCI Pro Series races at the Tour of Utah and the new Maryland Cycling Classic, exhibit the high caliber of racing that our racers and fans are looking for,” said Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events for USA Cycling, “ As we look towards the 2020 season, we will continue This Week in American Cycling and are excited to bring American racing to fans all over the world.”
Southeastern Cycling races are:
April 18-19 Alabama Cycling Classic Anniston, AL
May 23 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium Winston-Salem, NC
May 25 Winston-Salem Classic Road Race Winston-Salem, NC UCI 1.1
11-29-2019 Silver Comet Trail closure Noses Creek Bridge From Cobb County: The Silver Comet Trail bridge over Noses Creek, located near the Carter Road parking lot and trail mile marker 8.4, will be closed from January 6 to February 20. There will be no access through the construction site during this closure and no detour will be available. The Wild Horse Creek Trail will remain open with the potential for temporary closures and flagging under the Silver Comet Trail bridge. In addition, parts of the Carter Road parking lot will be closed for construction equipment/supplies. We apologize for any inconvenience but Cobb County’s primary concern is the safety of all trail users.
11-25-2019 Thanksgiving Day Rides Burn off that turkey before you eat! The Brookhaven Bike Alliance hosts their annual Thankful Ride in Brookhaven at 9:00 am leaving from Savi Provisions. Chose from a 12 or 26 mile route; all riders welcome. ATLPTN has announced that there will be a special edition of the Airport Ride at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving (for racers/serious riders only-be prepared for a 22mph+ average). There will be a ride from the Buford Publix at 9:00 am to Lake Lanier and back. 18-19 mph average.
11-21-2019 DLV Leaf Day From the DLV: DLV leaf Corralling work day Dec 14th 9 to 3 December 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Dick Lane Velodrome, East Point, GA, 30344 Trish’s Note: There is usually pizza eating involved afterwards, too.
Dunwoody Vulnerable Users Law Passed “A new ordinance that adds protections for cyclists and pedestrians beyond what state law requires is now official in Dunwoody. The City Council approved the “vulnerable road user” ordinance at its Nov. 18 meeting and is believed to be the first city in Georgia to have such a law…… The city’s ordinance mirrors much state law, such as ticketing a motorist for not stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk. It prohibits motorists from throwing objects at cyclists, driving too close to try to intimidate them, and turning right in front of them.” Read the full article at the Reporter Newpapers.