Jan. 5 Snake Creek MTB TT, Jan. 12, The Whole Enchilada, Jan. 19 6/3 Hour Green Gobbler, #Jan. 12 Finch Park STXC, Jan. 13 Outspokin Dirty 55, Irmo, SC, Jan. 19 Adventure Cross NCCX, Jan. 19 Black Squirrel XC Coldwater, Jan. 20 Charlotte Winter STXC, Jan. 26 Icycle Night DH and Daytime XC, Jan. 27 Charlotte Winter STXC, Jan. 27 Browns Nature Park XC, Jan. 27 Sumatanga RR
I raced at the Cyclocross National Championships in Louisville, KY this week in the Master 45-49 Women. It was great racing with some ladies that I have been racing with for 20 years. I met my goals of having fun and doing my best. Conditions on Thursday for the Championship race were great! My off season starts today. It’s time to rest and recharge for 2019!
12-14-2018 USAC 2019 Pro Road Tour The Pro Road Tour includes only two events in the Southeast this year: May 25 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium (Men and Women) and May 27 Winston-Salem Classic Road Race (Men and Women) Press Release: The 2019 USA Cycling calendar aims to avoid long travel between races and blends road races with criteriums. The Pro Road Tour will span 18 events in 2019. USA Cycling announced the calendar for the upcoming season, which will mark the Pro Road Tour’s fourth year running, on Thursday. “The calendar is structured to provide a balance for travel, as well as support long-standing races that are traditions in local communities,” said Chuck Hodge, USAC Vice President of Operations. The 18 events include 10 criteriums, six stage races, a road race, and a time trial, across 16 different states.
12-12-2018 WBL WBL Sunday, Dec. 16: The First American Bank Good Hope Ramble / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens) (https://hubbikes.com) // https://www.facebook.comTota/IndependentBakingCo)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Store Stop: Good Hope (Mile 44)
Pee Break: Mile 22
Finish: No sprint
Murphy Davis (Toyota Forklifts) from Atlanta races in the Non-Championship Men 23-39 at the Cyclocross National Championships on Tuesday.
Jeremy Powers aka JPow won the Non-Championship Men 23-39 at the Cyclocross National Championships on Tuesday.
12-10-2018 Blanket’s Creek Work Party From SORBA Woodstock: Blanket’s Creek Work Party, Saturday, December 15, 9 am-1 pm, Help us cap off this awesome ride/build year with one more work party at Blankets Creek. Best part, Christmas party after. Bring gloves and boots. Let us know you are coming by clicking going so we can plan accordingly. Thanks in advance for you help.
Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., Dec. 15, 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.
12-7-2018 Calendars Updated I have updated the Calendars with any races that I currently have for 2019. There are a ton of MTB/Gravel races that have put out their 2019 dates. Road Race dates are usually not finalized until late February or even a bit later. I add those as I get them.
12-5-2018 Hey Ya’ll! I need a favor. I’m trying to win the Serenbe CX Photography contest. Can you go over and “like” this photo on Facebook? Thanks!
12-4-2018 ToSH Announces Host Cities Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race (TOSH), announces the 3rd year of partnership with host cities Woodstock and Ball Ground, GA and new schedule for 2019. The ToSH is the only Pro/Am stage race east of the Rockies that doubles as a Junior National Selection Race. The race draws over 500 Pro/Elite, masters and amateurs for up to 3 days of racing. The event boasts more than $12k in cash, prizes, and offers young athletes a chance for selection to represent the United States on an even bigger world stage. Racing kicks off Friday, March 1, 2019, with a championship length, individual time trial for Pro/Elite Men, Women and Elite Juniors. An open, non-stage, community category is available for anyone wishing to test their skill against the clock. New for 2019 ToSH: -Friday morning championship distance Individual Time Trial for the Elite Juniors, Pro/Elite Men & Pro/Elite Women, -ITT for community entry, as a non-stage race men’s or women’s open category, -Friday Evening Pro/Elite Men, Women and Elite Juniors Criterium
Extended Saturday Circuit Race
12-3-2018 Serene CX Photos Photos from The Serenbe CX Race are ready! Please support your local photographer!
Jeph Burgoon (Smyrna Bicycles) had a bit of a swim in the water at Serenbe CX.
11-28-2018 WBL to Ride Sunday! From the WBL: Breaking News: Due to the dastadly forecast, this Saturday’s HUB Homer Home opener is rescheduled to Sunday, December 2 – Sunday, we ride! WBL Ride #1 2 December (Saturday): THE HUB HOMER HOME OPENER
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 82 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map: https:
Store Stop: Homer (Mile 45)
Finis: No Sprint
11-27-2018 Chicopee Work Party From SORBA NE GA Chicopee Woods Work Party Sunday, Dec. 2, 1-5 pm. Join us Sunday December 2 as we welcome CST Tires to Chicopee! Stick around afterward. We will head to Left Nut Brewing for carbo loading (i.e. enjoy a brew). CST is sponsoring this workparty. We will have a raffle for some CST tires. Tools are provided and everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to email@example.com. We will meet at the tool shed in the upper parking lot at 1p.m. for sign-in and a safety briefing. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Bring water, snacks and gloves. Safety glasses and bike helmet are recommended. Volunteer hours count toward a free annual Chicopee parking pass (16 hrs earn a pass). For more info and to RSVP email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
11-26-2018 Airport Ride “Activities” I received this email about the start of the Airport ride Sunday. Please note that there has been some concern from the residents near the start of the Airport ride on Sundays. The police have been called. Please respect the neighborhood. I am not sure what the “activities,” are but I’ll include no public nudity, don’t use the bathroom in public, be polite to residents, business customers, and others, don’t be rowdy/noisy, etc. “The residents that live near the airport ride start have been video recording cyclist activities before the start of the ride. They also had the Atlanta police arrive just after the ride start this past Sunday 11/25. They stopped a cyclist, who was running late to the ride, and the residents voiced their lengthy and documented concerns to the police and the cyclist. Please RESPECT the ride start area, and assume your ‘activities’ will be on high resolution film and reported, per the discussion this morning.”
11-25-2018 Tania Castleberry Memorial Underwear Ride Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, 3075 Ronald Reagan Boulevard #502, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Come join us for coffee and donuts Sunday December 9th as we remember our Dear Friend Tania Castleberry. This ride and it’s mission were very dear to Tania’s heart. Please join us with a new package of underwear and or socks to support underprivileged families and children in Forsyth county. For more information, contact 770-886-1175
Neighborhood Advocacy IssuesHi Everyone! I regret that I am not able to get involved in more advocacy issues, especially when they are “neighborhood” issues and not the cycling community at large in the ATL. I recommend you contact the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition if you live in the city of Atlanta, Bike Cobb, Bike Walk Dunwoody, Brookhaven Bike Alliance, Georgia Bikes, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, or your local advocacy organization as well as your county/city council members, county/city mayor/administrator, county/city public works, etc.
11-21-2018 Serenbe CX The Georgia Cyclocross p/b Bike Law and Terrapin Brewing series finale is on December 2 at the gorgeous Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Join GACX and Peachtree Bikes for a super fun day! There will be something for everyone! Register here and save yourself the $10 onsite late fee. Hang around after racing because the series overall awards will be handed out! Highlights for Serenbe include:
-Cowbells for racing participants
-Tshirts for kids race participants. The GACX kids race is always FREE for our future CX racers. Everyone gets a ribbon.
-Tex’s Tacos for awesome food
-Heckle and Handup Zones
-Cozy Fire in the pavilion
-Beer for racers 21+ (sorry, Juniors!)
-MC Tim Huff on the mic calling all of the races
-Did we mention beer?