• 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.

Oct. 22 Cahaba 50/100, Oct. 23 Lock 4 Six Hour Challenge, Oct. 23 MSG Woad Warrior CX, Oct. 23 Brookside Beatdown CX, Oct. 29 Mud, Gears & Tears CX, Oct. 29 Umstead Gravel Grinder, Oct. 29-30 Pisgah Double Dare, Oct. 29-30 Oglethorpe Speedway,  Oct. 29-30 MSG Johnson City CX, Oct. 30 Race to the Canal, Oct. 30 Oak Mountain CX, Nov. 5 NCCX Durham, Nov. 6 Irondale CX, Nov. 6 The Fried Green 50, Nov. 6 Swank 65, Nov. 6 Boundary Waters CX, Nov. 7 6/3 Hour Dry Creek, Nov. 7 Farmhouse CX

10-22-2016 Dirty Sheets Info From Pete Edmonson: “The time will be changing soon and many of you will be looking to the gravel roads to fill you cycling time. This is the Dirty Sheets Loop Route as it leaves from the park. There has been an important update to the route!!!!! The South Fulton Parkway crossing has moved slightly. No longer go around the black gate, the crossing is in front of gate now. This location is better for cyclist and the local land owner. Volunteers have spent many hours cleaning out the culverts on Upper Wooten Road in the past month. Hopefully the road will not hold water this winter. We will be fixing wet spots as soon as we can find them after the next rain. Remember the land past the park gate on Upper Wooten Road is private, Stay on the road!”

10-21-2016 Vinings Group Rides Cancelled The Atlanta Cycling Vinings Group Rides are cancelled Oct. 24th-29th due to resurfacing of the parking lot. Regular Ride Schedule will resume the following week.

2017 USAC Pro Road Tour Calendar USAC has announced the 2017 Pro Road Tour Calendar. The Southeastern races are highlighted. Go here to see the full schedule.

March 30-April 2: Joe Martin Stage Race, Fayetteville, AR, UCI 2.2 M/W
April 8-9: Sunny King Omnium, Anniston, AL, M/W
May 28: Winston-Salem Classic Criterium, Winston-Salem, NC, M/W
May 29: Winston-Salem Road Race, Winston-Salem, NC, UCI 1.1 M/W

Brittnay Hopson of Sorella Cycling cheers on the races at Dingo CX.

10-18-2016 Photos from Dingo CX Photos from Dingo CX are up! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. As a reminder, you can find all cycling photography from this year and years past at that site!

Sean Fincham (SCAD Cycling) jumps over the barriers at Dingo CX.

Coaches Profiles The Coaches Profiles page is updated with Alabama based coach Travis Sherman. Travis has been racing since 1992.  “During this period, I have raced on the national circuit, in Belgium and throughout the Southeast as either at category 2 or a category 1 racer.  During this time, I have had to overcome major injuries, so I realize the physical and the emotional struggles that this entails and I have made the mistakes.  I’m currently 40 with two small children and still racing at a high level.  I understand the needs of the master’s aged athlete and the demands of life. In 2011, I started competing in Ironman triathlons and have been splitting time between triathlon and cycling.” He specialized in coaching runners, century riders, and triathletes.

10-16-2016 WBL WBL 2016-17 December Calendar: (subject to tweaking due to foul weather):
3 December: SEASONER OPENER: Good Hope Gambol / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint) (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17185543)
10 December: March on Maysville / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint) (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17185655)
17 December: Danielsville / 4 hours / 75 miles (no sprint)
24 December: Waltz to Winterville / 2 hours (no sprintt)
31 December: tba / 4 hours (Non Pr 1, 2 Sprint) / $260: 5 deep ($100 – $75 – $50 – $25 – $10 // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2)
1 January (Sunday): Commerce Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Only Sprint) / $260: 5 deep ($100 – $75 – $50 – $25 – $10 // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2

Gran Fondo UCI WC Qualifier Press Release: The 2017 Cheaha Challenge Century is a qualifier for UCI Gran Fondo World Championship! We are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century ride has been chosen to host the ONLY USA Qualifier for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, to be held in the fall in France. Participants of the Century ride on May 21, 2017 will earn qualification to enter the World Championship if they place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their age group or are in the top 25% of their age group. Registration for the 25th Annual Cheaha Challenge & ULTRA, and the Chief Ladiga Cruise ride will open on Oct. 15.

10-13-2016 Wayback Machine I had some fun on the Wayback Machine looking at SE Cycling through the years. If you are interested go to the Wayback Machine and type in the original URL: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/7672/mtb.html

Do You Know of Any Windtrainer Classes? Do you know of any windtrainer/trainer classes being held (paid or free) over the winter? Email me at sttarlite at hotmail.com or contact me. I’d like to list them on SE Cycling. Please no indoor cycling/spin classes at a spin studio or gym; there are simply too many to list. Only classes where you bring your own bicycle.

10-12-2016 Free Ladies Bike Maintenance Clinic All ladies are invited to learn about basic bike maintenance with Atlanta Cycling and Sorella! Monday, October 17 6-7 pm at Atlanta Cycling – Vinings, 4335 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. We’ll discuss things such as changing a tire/tube, brakes rubbing, derailleur adjustments, and cleaning your bike.

10-11-2016 Garrison Bronze at Worlds Ian Garrison (Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team p/b Hincapie Racing) won bronze at the UCI World Championships in the Junior Men’s Time Trial on Tuesday. Brandon McNulty (USA) won gold and Mikkel Bjerg (Denmark) got the silver.

10-10-2016 Across the Beeriers Photos Photos from both days of Across the Beeriers at Terrapin Beer Co. are ready for your viewing pleasure! I’ll share a few on SEC after I get some sleep! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com

Road Trip Runner Interview I was interviewed by Road Trip Runner last week about Southeastern Cycling and all things bike in Georgia. Check it out!

Trish Albert (Sorella Cycling p/b Hincapie Sportswear) racing at Terrapin Brewery at Across the Beeriers on Sunday. Photo by Aaron Meyers.

Ride with Joey Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is excited to present the 3rd Annual Ride with Joey cycling event hosted by Three Taverns Brewery! Ride with Decatur-native and BMC ProTour cyclist, Joey Rosskopf, taste metro-Atlanta’s finest craft beers and hear the inside scoop about the daily strain of riding a Grand Tour—all for just a $75 donation that goes to support safe cycling in Atlanta! INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $75 YOUTH TICKET (14-17 years old): $30, Location: Leaves from Three Taverns Craft Brewery, 121 New Street, Decatur, GA 30030, Ride Time: 2 PM, Beer Tasting and Q & A: 4 PM – 5:30 PM, Ride Details: 25 mi. moderate pace (15-16 mph ave) with ride marshals and sweep.

10-6-2016 Across the Beeriers No Hurricanes coming to Athens!! Join Georgia Cross and Swagger for Across the Beeriers!  Two days of the best crafted cyclocross racing in the Southeast returns to Athens, GA October 8 and 9. Added to the hopping good time at The Southern Brewing Company in 2015 will be another day of racing at the Terrapin Beer Co. Each full price race entry includes a brewery tour at each brewery (21 and older, of course).Just want to watch? Come join us all day or just for the feature pro women and men’s events held at 12:15pm & 1:15pm each day…… and definitely learn how to draft with a tour of the brewery. October 8 @ The Southern Brewing Company 231 Collins Industrial Blvd, Athens, GA 30601 & October 9 @ Terrapin Beer Co. 265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA. Racers (over 21, of course)–a tour of the brewery each day and BEER is included with your full price race entry! Under age riders can have a cup of ice water. 🙂

Chicopee Work Party From SORBA: Workparty this Saturday Oct 8, 2016. We will continue working on clearing the corridor around the Walnut Creek Dam for the new approach trail. All are welcome to attend. No experience necessary. Tools and lunch are provided. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes and gloves. Hard hats or bike helmet required. We have some hard hats if you need one. Please rsvp to negasorba@gmail.com so we can plan for lunch. Meet at the tool shed in the trailhead upper parking lot at Chicopee at 8:45. We will work till noon then have lunch. Hope to see you Saturday!

Sope Creek Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Our Monthly work party at Sope Creek. We will meet at the Columns Drive Parking lot at 9 A.M and will be working on the Lower Loop narrowing the tread, doing tread work and rock armoring. We will be partnering with the Boy Souts Order of the Arrow. Please wear closed toed shoes, wear long pants, bring gloves, water, and snacks. Bring your epi pen if you allergic to bees. We will see you there!

10-5-2016 AWBL From MyCycleCoach Season 4 of the Atlanta Winter Bike League is FAST approaching.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov 19th for the season’s first of 10 rides. This Series is designed to create a vehicle (pun intended) where cyclists can ride all winter in a very controlled environment.  NO surprises.  NO hammerhead surges, sprints, so there’s NO surprises.  If this will be your first time with us, please familiarize yourself with the Ride Rules, as these are what has made us incredibly successful AND cyclists know exactly what to expect…on every ride in every group.

DATE:  Saturday, Nov 19th, 2016, START TIME:  9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), PLACE:  300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), RIDE TIME:  1hrs 20min, OVERALL AVERAGE FOR RIDE: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #1, the averages will be:, A group:  15mph, B group: 13mph, C group: 10mph Like the ride time, each future ride will be increased by the ride time as well as ride average.  The final ride will be 4 hrs 40 min and the averages will be 19+, 17 and 13-14 respectively.  Stick with the Series and you’ll be blown away at your performance level come April 2017. See more details here.

Cochran Mill Work Party Work Party at Cochran Mill Park this Saturday at 9. Meet at the parking lot and bring a bike. This is ride in/ride out. We will be hand building new trail off the Red Trail. Tell a friend and see you there.

Cyclofest Press Release Always wanted to go to Interbike?  All eyes are focused Fall Cyclofest, what will undoubtedly be the largest demo and cycling festival to ever hit the East Coast. The leading brands of bikes, components and accessories will all be setting up at the U.S. National Whitewater Center outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, for an action packed four days of racing, demos, education, music, and more. Including:   Product demonstrations and face-to-face interaction with many of the top brands in the bike industry in and around U.S. National Whitewater Center, Watch and/or participate in an exciting NCCX cyclocross race.  $5,000 purse for Pro classes, Take part in bike skills clinics with veteran riders, including Rebecca Rusch, and more

10-4-2016 Bear Creek Mega Workday From SORBA EMBA: Bear Creek Mega Workday Saturday October 8, 2016 Bear Creek needs some love. As part of the SORBA REI grant – North Georgia Mountain Bike Association (formally known as EMBA) will be hosting a workday to bring the much loved Bear Creek Trail up to snuff. The work will consist of digging out water mitigation drains and trimming back vegetation. There will also be a volunteer instruction and safety meeting before the work begins and crew leaders to supervise.

10-3-2016 Grant Park CX Photos  Photos from the Grant Park CX Cup are ready! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com.

I can’t resist putting up this series of Kinzer Hewitt (Loose Nuts). He had been the only one bunny hopping the barrier at the bottom of Heckle Hill and then riding up. He got it a little, well, wrong on the last lap. No CX racers or bikes (only egos) were harmed in the taking of these photos.


Allatoona Trail News From SORBA West Georgia: Cobb County and SORBA West Georgia are pleased to announce that Allatoona Creek Park’s Turtle Back, Red Baron, and Whipper Snapper trails will now be open year round!  Previously off limits due to hunting in November and December, the County has determined that the area’s growing interest in mountain biking, trail running and hiking called for keeping some of park’s trails open.  Hunters will still have access to the park outside this area.

During November and December, access to these trails will only be available through the Pitner Road Dog Park.  Trails will open at 10:00 am.  No access will be available from the main parking lot.
The rest of Allatoona Creek Park’s trails will continue to use the following schedule.
September / October – Trails open at 10:00 am
November / December – Trails (except those noted above) closed – HUNTERS ONLY.  Turtle Back, Red Baron, and Whipper Snapper open at 10:00 am
January – Most trails open at 10:00 am.  Everything north of the bridge over Allatoona Creek closed – HUNTERS ONLY

10-1-2016 USAC Releases 2017 National Championship Calendar USAC has released the National Championship calendar for 2017. There are lots of SE Venues on it! Rock Hill (Tentative) for the Masters National Track Championships, Columbia County, GA for Masters Road, and the previously known move of US Pro to Knoxville.

“Collaborating closely with partners in Winston-Salem, USA Cycling and Winston -Salem have mutually agreed to move Masters Road National Championships to Columbia County, Ga., and Para-Cycling Road National Championships to Grand Junction, Colo., to be run with Collegiate Road National Championships. This move will allow Winston-Salem to focus on continuing to build its exciting UCI 1.1 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic while ensuring that USA Cycling delivers an excellent customer experience for our important Master and Para-Cycling athletes. Para-Cycling Road National Championships will run May 4-7, while Masters Road National Championships will be June 1-4 and will feature the iconic Fort Gordon Hills Road Race course and the time trial at Clarks Hill Lake.”

9-30-2016 Grant Park CX The kick off for the Georgia Cross Series is Sunday at Grant Park in the heart of Atlanta! Come out to race, heckle, or both! There are races for all categories and a free Kid’s race for the little tykes! Who will run up the hill? Who will bunnyhop the barrier at the bottom and ride up it? Who will claim the rubber snake prize? Will there be a rubber snake prize for SingleSpeed this year? Find out on Sunday!

Beginner Racing at the DLV From the DLV:  If you have taken our Beginner’s Class this year and still need a few points to move up to Wednesday Night racing, or just got certified and need some experience the October Beginner’s Series is for you. We will start at 6:30p.m. with warm-up and skills drills and then we will have three varying mass start races to help you understand the different kind of events that will be run at the DLV. Expect to finish around 8p.m. There will be a field threshold to hit, so talk it up on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat. If we don’t get more than 5 riders on the first evening the rest of the series will not move forward. If you aren’t sure how many points you have, or how to upgrade, please review this handy article here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/racingcategories.html

9-28-2016 Fall Family MTB Festival From RAMBO: Its FALL and its time to get out and ride your MTB. Stop by Big Creek Park in Roswell for RAMBO’s Annual Fall Family Festival this Saturday, Oct 1. Festivities start at 10 AM in the lower lot.

9-27-2016 Ride Times With October here this weekend, some weeknight rides end and some move to earlier times. Check the Rides page or the sponsoring shop/team/person to see what is happening with your ride. I know the Reality Bikes ride, Bike Roswell, and Wrenched evening rides are over for the year. All Atlanta Cycling rides move to 6:00 pm next week.

9-23-2016 GCS Party and Meeting The Georgia Championship Awards Party will be Oct. 22. What: GCS Awards Party, Where: Whitetail Bicycles, 770 Mid Broadwell Rd, Milton, GA, When: October 22, 6pm, Why: Celebrate the 2016 GCS Series & Award the winners! RSVP Here. The Annual Georgia Bicycle Racing Association will be held at 4:00 before the awards party.

9-22-2016 Georgia Cross Reminders From GACX:  A few reminders as we head into the 2016 CX season:
– New for 2016: There will be a $10 late fee for day of registration. So make sure to pre-register to avoid this!
– As always racers will keep the same bib number for the entire season. There is a $5 replacement charge.
– Make sure your USAC license is current and bring it to the races. Either print off your registration to ride or download the app!
– Racing age is based off of your age on December 31, 2017.
– Savannah’s Saturday race will be double points for the series!!!
Be sure to check the “rules” and “beginner info” pages on www.georgiacx.com if you have any other questions.

9-21-2016 Pro Rider News Holowesko-Citadel picked up Sprinter Ty Magner and his current UHC teammate John Murphy (Asheville, NC). Oscar Clark has resigned with the team. “Eisenhart, 22, was the most-recent addition to the 2017 Holowesko roster after a potential deal with Joey Rosskopf fell through when the former team rider won the Tour du Limousin with BMC Racing. “We were going to bring Joey back,” Craven said. “We were working with him and it looked pretty good, but then that idiot goes off and wins [Tour du] Limousin and got taken back into the BMC fold. That left Eisenhart, who was going to get that spot, without a contract.” (Cyclingnews.com)