• 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

Promoters: if you would like your event listed, please contact us. We are happy to list all road (TT, Crit, RR, Omnium), cyclocross, mtb (XC, DH, DS, etc.), and track/velodrome events. Just send us a note.

Oct. 22 Wed. Night CX, Oct. 25 12 Hours of the Hill of Truth, Oct. 25 12 Hours of Nite Nationals, Oct. 25 App State CX, Oct. 25 Clarksville Cyclocross Challenge, Oct. 25-26 Great American Candy Cross Camp Out, Oct. 26 Grant Park CX, Oct. 26 Team Magic CX, Oct. 26 I AM Racing CX #2, Oct. 26 Crossroads Clash CX #1,Oct. 26 NCCX #3 Southern Pines, Oct. 26 SORBA West GA TT, Oct. 28 North Meck CX,  Nov. 1 MSG CX Series #5, Nov. 1 Treehouse Racing CX, Nov. 1 Sac O Suds, Nov. 1 Couch Potato, Nov. 1 Umstead Gravel Grinder, Nov. 2 Swank 65, Nov. 2  The Fried Green 50, Nov. 2 NCCX #4 Boone, Nov. 2 BAMACROSS Brookside, Nov. 2 Crossroads Clash CX #2, Nov. 2-3 Crankenstein’s Candy CX, Nov. 8 Onslow Pines CX, Nov. 8 6 Hour SEC Dry Creek Championships, Nov. 8 Greenville CX Cup, Nov. 9 NCCX #5 Salisbury, Nov. 9 Mid-South CX Championship, Nov. 9 Columbia County CX

10-21-2014 Grant Park CX  The Grant Park CX race is this weekend!! The race will serve as the Georgia State Cyclcross Championships! There will be vendors including the Mobile Marlay food truck for lunch and Rhys May jewelry.

Here are the divisions you can win a state championship jersey in: Single Speed, Master’s 35+ (CX1/CX2/CX3), Master’s 45+ (CX1/CX2/CX3), Master’s 55+ (CX1/CX2/CX3) *, Women’s CX4, Junior A 15-18**, Junior B 10-14**, Junior Girls***, Women’s CX3, Men CX4, Women’s CX1/2, Men Pro/1/2, Men CX3

* 5 racer minimum field to be included.
** Additional jersey for 2 year age groups with 3 or more racers.
*** 3 racer minimum field to be included

In order to be considered for a state championship jersey you must have an annual USAC license and it must state that you reside in Georgia!!! Racing age is based off of your 2015 racing age.

Atlanta Cycling Winter Rides The time change is almost on us! Remember that most evening group rides will end next week. Check out the Rides page for winter rides.  Atlanta Cycling’s Saturday Six Flags ride will move to 10:00 am in October. The Winter Rides begin the first week of Nov. on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30.

SORBA West Georgia News From SORBA West Georgia: “New Trails at Allatoona Creek Cobb County Parks and SORBA West Georgia have openend two new trails at Allatoona Creek. The two new trails: Mumbo Jumbo and Voodoo total 5 miles of additional trail bringing the total amount of trails to 19 miles. Mumbo Jumbo is 2 miles of intermediate level terrain. It flows really well and has a few good jumps/dips built in, it serves as a connector to Voodoo. Voodoo phase 1 is just over 2 miles and is rated as advanced. This trail has a lot of naturalish features to ride over. It has a few good climbs and will really test your skills with all the extra features. The 2nd phase of Voodoo will open in 2015 and will contain the most elevation the park has to offer.

The park will be closing down for hunting November 1st so get out and ride the new stuff while you can. SORBA West Georgia and Cycology Bike Shop has planned a time trial series at 3 differnt venues this fall. The first one will be at Allatoona Creek Sunday October 26 from 2:00-4:00. Points will be given at each race and prizes will be given out at the end of the season For more info on the series and new trails follow this link.”

10-19-2014 Macon CX Photos Macon CX Photos are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. Plenty from all races! It was a fun race and a great day to take photos!


Ali Whittier (HUB-Chattanooga) took the win in the Women’s Cat. 4 race at GACX in Macon, GA.

Airport Ride News The Airport Ride Speaketh! On Sunday, November 2nd 2014 at 2am EST, daylight savings time ends and clocks move back one hour. On Sunday, November 2nd 2014 at 10am EST, another immutable rite of fall occurs: the hallowed Atlanta Airport Ride commences its 784th season on Trinity Street in downtown Atlanta near the Castleberry Hill lofts.

For longtime Airport veterans, let’s build on the relatively safe season we had last year. For Airport rookies, this ride ain’t for beginners. There are long and short options (around mile 19 just after the train tracks) as well as myriad levels of skills and fitness on this ride. No shame in going short or orderly moving to the back if you can’t hang just yet. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep. You’re gonna need it. See ya in two weeks….(Trish’s Note: This is a race pace ride. Expect average speeds greater than 20 mph! There are no sag stops, this ride is for racers and experienced riders! This is not a ride if you have never ridden in a group before! They will call you out if you do something stupid. No one will hold your hand. You will get dropped!)
10-16-2014 Georgia Cross Jim Miller Race Report  Jim Miller Park in Marietta is the oldest continuously raced venue in the Georgia Cross Series. The course is also the site of Atlanta’s Wednesday Night CX Worlds. It is well known to those that have been racing-fast, hilly, and a big run up. The start is in the field with the first obstacle-a quadruple barrier set. The major change from years past was the looping of the far side of the course around the outside of the ball fields because of construction. A few technical turns brought the course to an off camber section and usually rideable ditch–then bit of flatland to the climb that leads to the big run up. Only a few have ever attempted riding it. A screaming downhill brings the course back into the field. Rain in the days leading up to the race left the ground a bit wet. Rain during the first two races turned it into a muddy mess, much to the delight of racers.

The first race of the day was greeted with a light rain. The Single Speeders were not deterred by the mud since they have no gears to get gunked up. They hustled out of the gate towards the barriers. A small group quickly broke away from the pack. Troy Dunton (GS Tenzig) spun home for the win followed by McLean Harris (Smyrna Bicycles) and Matthew Reeves (LNC).  More than 50 Masters 4/5 braved the weather. Early in the race a break of 5 riders separated from the main field. Connor McNally (L5 Flyers) eventually rode away from Robin Blake (ACC), Jeff Hopkins, Matt Sexton (Reality Bikes), and Corny Delasalas (Sopo). Robin and Jeff faded leaving Matt and Corny. Connor got his second win in as many weeks while Corny out-sprinted Matt for second.


Ronnie Bratcher (L5 Flyers) practiced his cowbell ringing for the Cat. 4 Women.

The Elite Masters 35+ race was a rainy showdown between Chris Wyatt (Peachtree Bikes) and Tim Barrett (Toyota Forklifts).  They distanced themselves from the pack in the first couple of laps. Riders chased, but none could catch them. They came barreling down the finishing straight like two Indy cars. Chris won the sprint over Tim. Nate Sibly (Atlanta Cycling) was third.  The distinguished gentlemen of the Elite Masters 45+ were again led out by Dub Smith (Toyota Forklifts) with pairs of Litespeed BMW (Charles Rossignol, Brady Rogers) and Peachtree Bikes (Grayson Tudor, Scott Staubach) teammates and the rest of the strong field in tow. After some first lap jockeying in the twists, turns and mud hole, the rain slicked run-up forced the first separation at the front of the race–Brady, Charles, Grayson and Scott pulling clear of a group including Travis Neumuller (MissionSource) and teammates  Alan Burton and Dub (Toyota Forklifts). While these two groups largely held position over the second lap, charging through the field from behind was Tim Gotsick (THL Automotive). As Tim worked his way through the chase group on the third lap, the leaders split.  Brady and Grayson pulled away, leaving Scott and Charles to fight it out for the final podium spot. Tim had other plans, however, overtaking both chasers as he continued his charge to the front. On the final lap Brady got a gap on Grayson, but it proved to be too little, too early as Grayson played his cards to perfection. He unleashed the sprint at just the right time to take the win. Unable to catch the leaders, Tim rolled in for a well earned third.

Ali Whittier (HUB Endurance Chattanooga) took the highest step on the podium in the Women’s Cat. 4 race. Holly Harris (Peachtree Bikes) and Ana Baille (L5 Flyers) stood with her. The Cat. 5 racers got their first taste of what cross racing is really like after the rain stopped. Spare bikes were needed by several riders as the thick slop took its toll. Zach Holmes won, Daniel Podratsky (Faster Mustache) got second, and Sean Taylor (ALTX) was third. The Juniors 10-14 was won by Michael Garrison (Mission Source/NCGA). Harrison Nguy (Frazier Cycling) was 2nd, and Leon Wayne (Junior Flyers) took third.  Blake Johnson (AYC Junior Dev) took the win in the Juniors 15-18 with Mikey Waine (EPTC) and Blake Wilson (Frazier Cycling) following.
The sun came out and baked the 1:00 race.  Lisa Randall (Super Sport) bypassed the orange sprinkled donut handups and overcame the heat and peanut butter mud to handily win the Women’s 1/2/3 race. Elizabeth Lee (Lifetime Bikes) came in a minute later for second, and Kim Blodgett was third. In the Men’s Cat. 4 Trevor Harding won over Todd Steigarwalt and Christian DiCenso (Prima Tappa).

The Men’s 1-2 race started out fast. A small group broke away on the first two laps. Unfortunately, a rider crashed hard during the previous race on the downhill near the runup. EMS had to be called after it was discovered her injuries were worse than first thought. The 1/2/3 race was suspended after 20 minutes, so that EMS could extract the injured racer. Officials decided to run a 30 minute “Crit-Cross” race using the part of the course in the field. The 1-2 and 3 categories were staged with time gaps between groups as they were when the race was suspended. The sun had dried up most of the field, making racing conditions very fast.  In the 1-2 A group of 5-6 racers had a slight gap on the chase group. They stayed together until the end. Crit specialist Frank Travieso (UHC-706 Project) outkicked Nick VanWinkele (Litespeed-BMW) and Arthur Sagat (Round Here Racing). . The Men Cat. 3 race was taken by David Vargas (Atlanta Cycling). Matthew Reeves (LNC) grabbed second with Wesley Burrus (Toyota Forklifts) in third.


Josh Frank (ATLX) shows how it’s done in the Single Speed race.

Beyond Allatoona Ride From NCGA: Kennesaw/Beyond Allatoona Saturday ride moves to 9:00 AM starting this Saturday. 55 and 72 mile options. Regroups after the sprint zones. Ride leaves from Pacesetter Steel parking lot 1045 Big Shanty Rd NW Kennesaw, GA 30144.

10-15-2014 Driver Indicted From Decaturish: “A man accused of intentionally running over a cyclist with his SUV was formally indicted by a grand jury on Friday, Oct. 10.

Joseph Alan Lewis faces numerous charges stemming from the June 9 incident. Police allege that Lewis used his red Dodge Nitro to critically injure cyclist Greg Germani as he was riding on Flagler Avenue in Atlanta’s Piedmont Heights community. The alleged attack followed a verbal argument between the two men, police said.

Germani suffered a serious brain injury.

The charges against Lewis include criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, serious injury by vehicle, criminal damage to property and tampering with evidence. Lewis’ girlfriend, Shanelle Woodard, is accused of helping him cover up the crime. She’s charged with tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension of a criminal, but the Fulton County District Attorney’s office said she hasn’t been formally indicted. Attempts to reach her attorney have been unsuccessful.” Read the rest of the article at Decaturish.

10-13-2014 Photos from Jim Miller Park CX Photos from the GA CX Jim Miller Park race are up at http://www.sadlebred.smugmug.com. There are plenty from the Singlespeed/Masters 4-5, Men 1/2/3, and the Elite Masters. I was unable to get many of the Women 4/Men 5/JR because I had to get ready to race myself.

2015 GBRA Board Welcome the 2015 GBRA BOARD, Congratulations to Ryan Collins, the new Rider’s Rep!
The 2015 GBRA Board
Ryan Collins, Rider’s Representative
Kent Wheeler, Club & Team’s Representative
Jeff Clayton, Promoter’s Representative
Betty Hodges, At-Large Representative
Jeff Hopkins, Velodrome Representatve
John Patterson, Official’s & Coaches Representative

10-11-2014 From the DLV: Bicycle Swap Meet and Super Fun Day! We’re bringing swapping back to the Dick Lane Velodrome!! It’s been a number of years since we’ve swapped it up at the velodrome, but coming up soon we’ll be bringing it back for Swap Till You Drop!! Swapping will be the main theme of the day, but we’ll also be having some super fun events to help keep folks entertained. Here’s the details: October 25th 2014, 2pm till 6pm, Dick Lane Velodrome’s Swap Till You Drop

Swap Meet Selling is open to any individual, shop, rep, team or any other person or group who has cycling stuff they want to be able to find new homes for. Buying of course is open to anyone with cash in their pocket.
Individual Sellers: $5, we’ll have drive-in spots(drive your car in, sell from your trunk), and haul in spots available
Shops and Teams: $10, will also have drive-in and haul in spots available
Tables and Chairs: We have a limited number of tables and chairs available for rent if you need it, they will be $5 each piece for the day, and must be reserved in advance.
Super Fun Day The days activities will also include some awesomely fun events, including grass track racing, bike jousting and gold sprints. We will be running a “Swap Meet Triathlon” across those events, with prizes for the highest accumulated points total. $5 entry fee gets you into as many events as you like, as many times as you like.

Mt. Tabor Work Party From SORBA West Georgia- Mt. Tabor Work Party October 18 9:00 am to 1:00 pm “Come out to Mt. Tabor Oct. 18 at 9:00 am. Meet in the mtb parking lot. They will be fixing 2 reroutes and general maintenance. Water, snacks, and lunch will be provided.” Tools are provided. There will be a collection for the local animal shelter. Items needed include: canned & dry dog and cat food, blankets, and towels.

10-10-2014 2015 Southeast NCC and NRC Races USA Cycling on Wednesday announced its 2015 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) and 2015 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) . The premier domestic road cycling calendars sanctioned by USA Cycling, the sport’s national governing body, begin in March and continue through September with races across the United States.

Riders will compete for standings points tabulated for individual riders as well as teams. Following each week of racing, USA Cycling will post updated standings on each respective calendar page as well as distribute to media.

2015 National Criterium Calendar (NCC)
Mar. 21 Gasparilla Criterium and Action Sports Festival Tampa, FL
Mar. 28 Sunny King Criterium Anniston, AL
April 11 Novant Health Invitational Criterium Charlotte, NC
May 30 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium Winston-Salem, NC
June 13-14 Air Force Association Cycling Classic Arlington, VA

2015 National Racing Calendar (NRC)
May 31  Winston-Salem Cycling Classic (UCI 1.2) Winston-Salem, NC

10-8-2014 Valley Road I have a first hand account that Valley Rd. in Buckhead has FINALLY been re-paved after being torn up since the spring. All cyclists can rejoice!

Allatoona Night Riding From IMBA-SORBA West Georgia: “(We are) pleased to announce that Cobb County has once again approved limited group night rides at Allatoona Creek Park. It is important to note that NO night riding is allowed outside of the approved group rides. Riding outside of the approved dates and times will jeopardize the scheduled rides as well as the Chain Buster Racing 12 hour night race slated for August 2015.
Now that the warnings are out of the way here is the plan for October:
1) Tuesday October 14 6:30 PM from the Old Stilesboro Bathrooms
2) Tuesday October 28 Halloween Ride – Costumes encouraged 6:30 start with post ride cookout, all festivities originate from the OS Bathroom Building.

We will also do rides the second Tuesday of each month in January through March. The fourth Tuesday of the month will be the weather make up date. Since it is the “off season” and in the dark the pace will be fairly easy. Hope to see everyone next Tuesday.”

10-7-2014 Dunwoody Winter Ride Update The Thursday Night Dunwoody ride will leave Village Burger in Dunwoody at 6:30 on Thursdays through the winter.

10-6-2014 Georgia CX Photos Photos from GACX #3 at Boundary Waters Park will be up by Monday at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. It was a really fast, fun course! Thank you to Smyrna Bicycles and the Toyota Forklift team for putting on a great race!


The Elite Masters 35+ lead group stayed together for a large part of the race at Boundary Waters GACX.

10-5-2014 2015 USA Cycling National Championships It looks to be a busy year with several USA Cycling National Championship events in the Southeast!
Apr 18-19 Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships Greenville, S.C.
May 2-3 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships Columbia County, Ga.
May 8-10 Collegiate Road National Championships Asheville, N.C.
May 23-25 Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jul 21-26 Masters Track National Championships Rock Hill, S.C.

10-2-2014 Rides Ended for Season The Reality Bikes and Roswell Bikes rides have ended for the season.

SRS Finale From a press release from SRS: Champions Crowned in September for 5-month, 5-state Southeast Regional Series 
More than 450 men, women and juniors participated September 13-14 in Greenville, S.C. in 20 categorized races for the fifth and final weekend for the 2014 Southeast Regional Series presented by Stan’s NoTubes (SRS). Champions were crowned in the summer-long series that spanned five states in five months.  A total of 26 SRS titles were awarded after the conclusion of the Subaru Road Race on Sunday.   Greenville resident Ben Renkema of Stan’s NoTubes powered by Proferrin captured the Hincapie Overall Leaders title in the Men’s Pro 1/2 category. Daniel Zmolik (New York, N.Y.) was second in the season-long overall points competition, 70 points behind his teammate. Third overall was secured by Zach Kratche (Charleston, S.C.) of Ms. Roses p/b J.Brown-Champion System. “It’s really nice to finish in Greenville. My wife and I moved here from Michigan because it’s a cycling town,” said 2014 SRS Men’s Pro1/ 2 champion Renkema, who has led the Hincapie Overall points competition all year since finishing on the podium in the first two races of the year in Albany, Ga. “The Southeast Regional Series is a lot more laid back than other events, like the NCC or NRC series. The events are close enough to home that you can leave Friday after work to race. It’s really good competition all year, for pros and for beginners.”

In the Women’s Pro 1/2/3 category, Amy Floyd (Mobile, Ala.) of Empowerment: Women’s Elite Cycling took home the title as Hincapie Overall Leader and the pink jersey. She scored 94 more points over the five-week series than runner-up Susan Jones-Morgan (Simpsonville, S.C.) of Team Zoom. Grace Chappell (Chapel Hill, N.C.) of Happy Tooth Women’s Racing was third overall. “Albany was really fun, and all the races have been well organized. It has become a very positive experience for me. One thing they do very well is put the women’s (category) fours in their own race. It can be intimidating to start racing with all categories together,” said Floyd, who started racing seriously this winter at age 29 and moved from Cat 4 to Cat 1. She took over the overall lead for both the Hincapie Overall Points and PEZ Cycling News Sprint jerseys after Top 10 finishes at SRS events in both Albany, Ga. and Huntsville, Ala.

Southeast Regional Series – Hincapie Overall Points Champions
Men Pro 1/ 2 – Ben Renkema of Stan’s NoTubes powered by Proferrin
Men Cat 3- Franklin Deese of Cyclus Sports
Men Cat 4 – Zach Lutz of RS Tech p/b Grindstone Performance Cycling
Masters Men 35+ – Chris Emory of Crosstown Velo
Masters Men 35+ 4/5 – Kelly Edwards of Outspokin’ Augusta
Masters Men 50+ – Greg Morgan of Spinx Bike Team
Men Cat 5 – Jake Beck of Mojo Cycles Racing
Women Pro 1/2/3 – Amy Floyd of Empowerment: Women’s Elite Cycling
Women Cat 4 – Amanda Calvird (unattached)

10-1-2014 Georgia Cross Georgia Cross goes to Boundary Waters Park this Sunday! Smyrna Bicycles and the Toyota Forklifts team have promised the “Classic” BWP course including fast barriers on the flats and the big hill on the backside. Come out for one of the fastest cross races in the Southeast! The second race on Nov. 16th will have a course in a different part of the park.

Jittery Joes Fall Classic Ride Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century Bike Ride and 5K+ Benefiting Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, October 11, 2014
The 7th Annual Jittery Joe’s Fall Classic Century Bike Ride and 5K+ to benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity will be held at the new Jittery Joe’s Roaster (425 Barber Street) on Saturday, October 11th, 2014!! Cyclists can register for the Century or Half Century rides. There will be a kids ride as well as a family fun festival with food, entertainment and more! Come join us on Barber Street for a day of outdoor fun and adventure!e
Where: The ride starts and finishes at the new Jittery Joe’s Roaster at 425 Barber Street, Athens, GA 30601.
Course: This is a metric century ride that winds through scenic Clarke County with two course options, 62 miles and 31 miles. Poker cards will be collected at 5 checkpoints, and the top 5 hands get prizes!
Family Festival: Bring everyone out for a FREE family-friendly event including children’s activities, food, and music. The fun starts at 10am and ends at 3pm.
Registration: $30 per person, $35 on event day. Registration and packet pickup begins at 8:30 am on 10/11. Registration includes a T-shirt and a pint glass for riders over 21 or a T-shirt and water bottle for those under 21.

9-30-2014 Elks Aidmore CX Photos Elks Aidmore Day photos are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com Elks Aidmore CX day 2 photos are being uploaded and will be up by Monday night. Thanks to Jim Behning, Elizabeth Lee, and the entire crew to a great kickoff for Georgia Cross! Enjoy some photos….and then go buy some!

Michael Schmid (Reality Bikes) demonstrates how not to cross a ditch during a cyclocross race at Elks Aidmore CX on Sunday. He recovered to finish 6th in the Cat. 1/2 race (only his pride was hurt).


Corny Pogi (Sopo Bicycle Coop) shows how the ditch show how to properly cross the ditch in the Masters 4/5 race

 

9-27-2014 Southeastern Cycling Anniversary Did you know that Sept. marks Southeastern Cycling’s 18 anniversary? It all started in 1996.

2014-2015 Chicopee Woods Night Ride Policy From SORBA Northeast Georgia: Chicopee Woods MTB Trails close at sunset. As the days grow shorter, please plan your trip to be finished at Sunset. The Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission (land manager) does not allow the use after that time unless it is a permitted event. Being on the trails after sunset could pose a risk of losing the ability to host approved night riding.  Northeast Georgia SORBA-Chicopee has permission to offer night rides from Nov. 2015 until March 2015. Rides begin at 6:30. Meet the ride leader and sign in. If the trails are closed the afternoon of a scheduled ride because of weather, the ride is cancelled.

Chicopee Night Ride Schedule 2014-2015
Wed .Nov. 5, 2014
Tues., Nov. 18
Thurs., Dec. 4
Tues., Dec. 16
Tues., Dec. 30
Thurs., Jan. 15, 2015
Tues., Jan. 27
Thurs., Feb. 12
Tues., Feb. 24
Thurs., March 5

Silk Sheets Warning The weekend concert event “TomorrowWorld” will be at Chattahoochee Hills Farm (aka Chatt Hills if you are a horse person) at Silk Sheets at the corner of Cochran Mill Rd. & Cedar Grove Rd. Sept. 24-28. There will be thousands of cars on the roads near there. If you want to ride Silk Sheets, it may be better to find an alternative way to drive and park at Serenbe. If you park there, don’t forget that it’s private property. Patronize the shops or eat at the restaurants. I recommend the Gardenburger and a chocolate chip cookie from the Blue Eyed Daisy. Better yet, avoid the area and head to the Sosebee Bike Park or come race Georgia Cross in Conyers!