• Sandy Springs Pro Women
  • Sandy Springs Cat. 2/3 Men
  • Sandy Springs Pro Men
  • DLV Keirin
  • 2014 Roswell Crit Masters
  • 2014 Taylor Phinney US Pro TT Champion
  • 2014 US Pro Women RR
  • 2015 US Pro RR Men

Promoters: if you would like your event listed, please contact us. We list road, cyclocross, mtb, and track/velodrome events.

July 26 Nestor Cup, July 27 Music City Crit, July 27 Charlotte Summer MTB, July 28 Greenville Spinners TT, July 30 Hendersonville Crit, July 30 Ezpinazo Del Diablo, July 30-31 State TT Championships, Aug. 3 Ring of Fire, Aug. 3 Bur-Mil Park XC, Aug. 6 AL State TT Championship, Aug. 3 Music City Crit, Aug. 6 Battle of Nashville Crit, Aug. 6 Unaka Challenge, Aug. 4-7 Crossroads Cycling Classic, Aug. 6-7 Savannah Race Weekend, August 7 Lungbuster TT Series, Aug. 9 Herbalife Crit

7-27-2016 Atlanta Practice CX Series The Loose Nuts team will be hosting a free pre-season CX “pick up” race series. No entry fee, no prize money, no insurance, just good old fashioned CX racing! Details are on Facebook.

Boone Gran Fondo The Boone Gran Fondo is coming up! In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. Early August is a prime time to be in Boone! The Boone Gran Fondo rolls through Appalachian State University and, after just a few turns, climbs beside picturesque Winklers Creek during the first timed section. Register now before the price increase!

Lula Lake Land Trust 50/25 Racers looking for the ultimate challenge in one of the Southeast’s best outdoor environments should register for the Lula Lake 5 Points 50/25.  Registration is now open and space is limited. The race is a once a year opportunity to ride Chattanooga’s renowned 5 Points Trail system, Lula Lake Land Trust trails, the Cloudland Connector Trail and some of the sickest private trails in the Southeast packed into one ultimate adventure.  Also new for this year is a 25 Mile option! The race has it all – a grueling course packed with single track, climbs, downhills, rock gardens and smooth flowy trails.  The 50 Mile Course is approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain and the 25 Mile Course is about 2700 feet of elevation gain.  Racers can expect an action packed day followed by a good time with camping, music, vendors and food.  The race will be held on October 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  The 50 Mile Option is $95/$105 and the 25 Mile option is $85/$95. Early bird registration closes September 1, 2016.  For more information about the race or to register visit http://www.roostracingllc.com.
7-25-2016 So many fun things this weekend!

Covington Century The Covington Century is on Saturday! The new start is at Oxford College with plenty of parking. New routes!

Shine Pedars Looking for a bit more climbing? The Shine Pedalers Metric is on Saturday as well. It’s a great tune up for Six Gap! The climb up Burnt Mountain is tough–I did it last year.

GA State TT Championships From Dingo Race Productions: Georgia State TT Champ’s Jersey up for grabs! Join us for the 2016 Georgia State Individual & Team Time Trial Championships July 30-31 Day 1: Individual Time Trial (Aero Equipment Allosed) & Merckx TT (if you can race it in a mass start road race, you can race it in a Merckx TT), Day 2 Team Time Trials. NO on-site registration. Register in advance, then get in your FAST & FOCUSED Mode.

7-20-2016 Chicopee Woods Work Party From SORBA: Join us this Saturday July 23 for a morning of trail maintenance and fellowship at Chicopee Woods MTB Trails. Please arrive by 8:45a.m. for sign-in. Meet at the tool shed in the upper parking lot. We will work from 9-12:30pm. Tools and Lunch will be provided. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. Bring closed toed shoes, water, snacks, gloves, etc. Stinging insects are active at this time of year, so if you have a severe allergic reaction to stings please bring your Epi-Pen or other device. Once you have logged 20 volunteer hours you will qualify for access to Promotive.com, an industry discount site. If you enjoy these trails please consider helping maintain them.”

7-19-2016 Spot on Time Trial The Spot On Time Trial in Sunday, August 28 in Cumming, GA. The proceeds benefit the Charles Smithgall Humane Society. There will be 4 custom made trophies for the fastest Overall Male & Female as well as the FastestvOverall “Merkcx” Overall Male & Female plus prizes for all categories! A time trial is a great way to try out racing & see how fast you can go against the clock! Pre-registration is open!

7-18-2016 GACX Next up for the Georgia Cross Series will be Swagger in Athens with Across the Beeriers Oct. 8-9!! Yeah!! You can now find GACX on Instagram!

7-14-2016 Georgia Cross Series It’s that time of year! The Georgia Cross Series is announcing the races one by one! First up on October 2nd will be Grant Park. You know this won’t just be a race….it will be an EVENT! I predict that it will break GACX attendance records.

Sope Creek Work Party From SORBA: Sope Creek Work Party Saturday 9AM-Noon at the Columns Drive Parking Lot, Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. We will meet at the Columns Drive Parking lot by the gate to the Fitness Loop at 9 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants, bring water and snacks and your epi pen if you are allegic to bees. Insect repellent and sun screen is also recommended. We will be doing tread work, corridor clearing and closures.

Andy Luettgen (Snyder Cycles) leads the Men’s A Points Race at the Omnium at the Dick Lane Velodrome on Saturday

7-12-2016 Crossroads Cycling Classic Press Release The 2016 Giordana Crossroads Classic is a four-day race that will visit four different NC cities with races being held in exciting downtown venues. A leaders jersey will be awarded to each race leader throughout the four day series. This year we are proud to announce we are bringing back the always popular All About the Pipes Sprint Competition. There will be three intermediate point sprints and the final point sprint for each race will determine the sprint champion. Sprinter jerseys will be awarded after each race. This race series offers three Criteriums and a Circuit Race for the finale. Register for all 4 events or an individual race or two. Trophies, prizes, and cash purses will be handed out to race winners.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 Mocksville Criterium, Downtown Mocksville, NC
Friday, August 5, 2016 Downtown Statesville Criterium, Downtown Statesville, NC
Saturday, August 6, 2016 Pigs and Pedals Criterium & Inaugral Hog Jog, Asheboro, NC
Sunday, August 7, 2016 City Park Circuit Race Salisbury, NC

7-11-2016 DLV Photos Photos from the Omnium at the Dick Lane Velodrome from this weekend are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com.

Alabama Wheelmen Crit Press Release: As part of the revamped Huntsville summer races for 2016, Alabama Wheelmen will hold criterium races at Huntsville Dragway in Harvest, AL. You can register early and obtain discounted rates. The discount is $25 for the 1st race, and $12.50 for additional races. The race is sanctioned by TBRA as Div. II. This will be the penultimate TBRA event for the series, an opportunity to gain points before the finale in Chattanooga on the following weekend. Contact jadawson@hiwaay.net for more info.

7-7-2016 Cochran Mill Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Saturday at 9 AM – 12 PM, Trail work day is scheduled for this Saturday (July 9) at 9am at Cochran Mill Park in Chattahoochee Hills. Hopefully there will be enough people to split into 2 groups. The main group will widen the portion of the Yellow Trail that is very close to Bear Creek. The second group will trim back brush from the Orange and Green Trails. Please bring a spare pair of loppers if you have them, wear gloves, closed toe shoes, bring water, snacks and bug spray. Plan to stay till about 12 noon. Meet at the main parking lot.

Motorpacing I spent part of the weekend at the Dick Lane Velodrome training and taking photos. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about track racing this year.

Michael Barman of the East Point Track Club motor paces Masters racers Howard Buckley, Jason Jones, and David Magloire.

7-6-2016 Coach Profile-Olga Weeks Olga is a coach living in the Charlotte, NC area. She love coaching track racers and crit riders! See all of the coach’s profiles here!

1. What is your cycling background, and how did you get started in coaching? In general, I can describe my cycling career at biphasic: Phase I: I’ve started racing road and track from age 12 to 22 in Ukraine, resulting in multiple National Championship titles, Collegiate National Champion (x3) mainly in track cycling, and criterium racing Phase II: In US, starting in 2006, results included TN state championship in criterium and time-trial, Masters’ Nationals podium placing in criterium racing, track cycling, mainly sprint events multiple times I have started coaching in 2010 after being asked by several local athletes to share knowledge, experience and dispense timely advise on the training modalities, methods and recovery aids which ultimately lead to the decision to obtain an official coaching license with USA cycling federation, and being a Doctor of Physical Therapy is an added bonus.

2. What type of cyclists do you specialize in coaching in? (ex, racers, roadies, crit racers, track, mtb, cx, century riders, etc.). – Riders of any abilities including club riders whows goal is to complete first century, or first gran fondo event – competitive cyclists, preferably track cyclists, or criterium racers

3. What kinds of training plans do you offer? – No contract needed – Prepaid monthly fee is based on the complexity (or simplicity) of the training plans designed specifically for an individual (weekly/biweekly/monthly) – First consultation is free to determine compatibility and training preferences – Training plans provided using Training Peaks, WKO4 or Google docs

4. How do you motivate athletes?- Every athlete is educated on purpose, goal, methods of training (why, when , what and how difficult or easy)- Believing and caring about them, providing committed athlete-coach relationship- Quality first!

5. How do you coach to handle success and failures? Failures and mistakes provide most valuable feedback and provide the answers to the formula of success. They are stepping stones to the ultimate prize. Learning how to deal and overcome setback is a process, which is highly individual.

Olga Weeks at Crit Nationals. Photo courtesy of Olga.

6. What are your pricing plans?- First consultation over the phone or in person – Free- Basic plan starting from $75.00/month (analysis of the baseline assessment,monthly training plan, one phone conversation, unlimited emails)- Intermediate plan $150.00/month (analysis of the baseline assessment, bi-weekly training plan, bi-weekly phone communication, unlimited emails, preferred use of powermeter)
– Advanced $200.00+ ( analysis of the baseline assessment, use of Powermeter is a must, weekly training plans, unlimited phone and emails communication)

7. Do you limit on number of athletes that you coach?- Yes -> My mantra is “Quality vs Quantity” and I do not use “cookie-cutter” programs. In order to provide the quality services, I have to limit the number of coached athletes.

8. How does someone contact you if they are interested in coaching services? My email: olgadpt@gmail.com

Six Hour Race to Sunset  From MGA: Make plans to join us for the 6 Hour Race to Sunset at Blankets Creek on July 16th. We have moved up the race date a few weeks to bring us slightly cooler temperatures on race day. We have also changed the timeframe to a 10 am – 4 pm race to allow riders to get in a few laps before the temperatures peak. This is one of our largest bike events of the year! Tackle the event solo or bring your riding buddies and form a team.
Tell me about the good stuff! All pre-registered riders receive a super comfy and lightweight cotton/poly blend tee, perfect for those hot summer days! First 200 to register will also receive a commemorative beverage glass! 100% cash payback to Solo Expert Classes! Sponsor prizes a minimum of 3 deep in all other categories Podium shirts for all 1st place finishers! Instant lap times and standings viewable on your smartphone – You don’t even need to leave your pit to check results! Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available. We offer a 7 mile beginner friendly course that is both challenging and doable for beginner racers, as well as challenging enough at high speed to keep our pro/expert riders working hard. Join us and help support SORBA Woodstock and their trail maintenance and trail building projects at Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park. No special racing license needed!

7-6-2016 GA 400 Ride From the GA400 Ride:  Wednesday, July 6 is the LAST DAY to Register Online, Wednesday is the last day to register at Roswell Bicycles and Save the convenience fee! Only $50 thru Wed., Early Packet Pickup at Roswell Bicycles, Thurs 6PM-8PM, Fri 4PM-6PM, Sat 12PM-4PM, There IS Registration Day Of! ($60), Don’t miss the 8th annual GA400 Ride.  Fun, Food and Music makes this the best ride value in Atlanta.

Shine Pedalers Metric From the Ride: Join Us For the 4th Annual ‘Shine Pedalers Metric Bike Ride, July 30, 2016, Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 415 Highway 53 East, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534, The Metric begins at 7:30 a.m., Half Metric begins at 7:45 a.m., Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The Entry Fee is $35 before July 20th & $45 after July 20th and day of event.

7-1-2016 Volunteers Needed for Pro Race From the DLV: We need a few good volunteers to help out with our Pro Race Series event The Omnium on July 9th. Racers, you can still help us out, and earn rider of the year points by appointing a stand in to work for you. We need help with set-up, gate control, merchandise, bike valet and tear down. All shifts must be at least 3 hours and must be signed up for. We need to count on folks, so while we love the help at tear down, no ROY points for spontaneous sense of good will. Just adoring praise. But, helping us set up before and tear down after could be considered a shift. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. It’s what makes these races happen! Email Rob@dicklanevelodrome.com if you would like to help! ALL VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE FREE SPECTATOR ENTRY & A CONCESSIONS TICKET FOR FREE FOOD!

GA Games & Georgia Cycling Grand Prix From Top View Sports: Come Join us in Marietta for the Annual GA Games. We will have a Road Race Saturday followed by a Time trial and Criterium on Sunday. State medals and Omnium jerseys up for grabs and the most bragging rights you could ask for. July 20-24, 2016- This will be the 9th Annual GCGP which makes us the longest running Omnium in the Southeast. We are proud of the amazing courses we’ve put together year after year and the riders have made this one of the best races in Georgia each time. Come see what others have been talking about and race the GCGP with us. Over $10,000 in Cash prizes for winners. Daily prizes, trophies, medals, jerseys. We’ve got it all covered.

6-30-2016 East Point Track Club Blog If you haven’t checked out the East Point Track Club blog, go! They update it several times/week with track news, general cycling gossip, and other stuff. I did a guest blog for them today about returning to racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome after 10 years.

ROAD ID Need a ROAD ID? Use this website for $5 off! I like the look of the new Slim ID 2. I wear the Slim ID when I ride.

6-29-2016 West Oak Patching Party Come join us at West Oak on Saturday July 2, at 4pm to help patch the potholes as we get ready for the Georgia Games.
Concrete and asphalt will be provided but please bring any tools you already own (shovels, trowels, and work gloves). Everyone is invited!

6-28-2016 Covington Century From the Southern Bicycle League: Register now for the Covington Century to be held on July 30th at Oxford College! Come ride your fastest century or just pedal S L O W L Y in the morning mist. Meander past green and gold vistas that please the sunlit eye. You’ll glide through but surely you’ll stop to smell the roses of the historical towns of Covington, Oxford, Jersey, Rutledge then continue through Social Circle, Newborn and Mansfield. Lots of great rest stops, stocked full of homemade goodies. Registration includes a super soft t’shirt, 5 rest stops, supported course by  Aztec Cycles and C Town Bikes, an option to purchase an official Covington Ride Jersey and refreshing New Belgium Beer at the finish as well as a most delicious selection of post ride food at the Dining Hall on campus. The Covington Century venue will open at 7:00am. for packet pick-up and ride day registration. Then join the mass start with police escort through Oxford at 8:00am.

Sometimes you have to take a few minutes to relax.