• 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.

Sept. 20-21 Beech Mtn Downhill, Sept. 23 Charleston Tuesday Night Worlds, Sept. 23-27 Pisgah MTB Stage Race, Sept. 24 Wed. Night CX, Sept. 24 Countdown to Throwdown CX, Sept. 27 BHB CX, Sept. 27 MSG CX Series #1, Sept. 27 6 Hour SEC Big Ring Challenge, Sept. 27 Dahlonega Crit, Sept. 27-28 Elks Aidmore CX, Sept. 27-28 Rumble at Roebling Circuit Races, Sept. 28 MSG CX Series #2, Sept. 28 Cross the Lawn CX, Sept. 28 BAMACROSS Jeff State, Sept. 28 Showdown at the Ridge XC Eliminator, Oct. 1 Countdown to Throwdown CX, Oct. 4 Grind on the Greenway, Oct. 4 Tumbling Creek, Oct. 4 Thrilla in Chapel Hilla CX, Oct. 4 MSG CX Series #3, Oct. 4-5 BHB CX, Oct. 5 Wilson’s Revenge CX, Oct. 5 Boundary Waters Park CX, Oct. 5 SpartanCross, Oct. 5 Durham Cycles CX, Oct. 5 MSG CX Series #4, Oct. 7-8 Countdown to Throwdown CX, Oct. 8 Wed. Night CX

9-19-2014 Allatoona CX Practice This Sunday! Allatoona CX Practice Race and MTB ride! Gates open at 10:00. Pre-ride 10:30 (must attend to race). Race at 10:45. 45 min CX race followed by a chill MTB ride at 12:00. Park at the main lot off Old Stilesboro (drive past road closed barrier). This is the Allatoona Creek Mountain Bike Trails. Check West Georgia Sorba for directions. We meet in the second open feild (headed towards Rusty Bucket Trail). The course is fairly flat and open. We are working on adding a couple of sections that should get fast lap times around 5 to 6 minutes. Bring your MTB for the single track ride at 12:00. Trish’s Note: The trails are closed until 10 am for hunting, so please don’t ride before then.

9-18-2014 Silk Sheets Warning The weekend concert event “Tomorrowland” 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!

9-16-2014 WBL Moving Start Location From the WBL:  We’re Moving: For the 2014-2015 the WBL is moving the start of its rides to the Hub at 5 Points in Athens due to the fact that Sunshine Cycles has moved its location. Parking will be available on the side streets in the neighborhood behind the Hub. A limited amount of public parking is available at the fire station in 5 Points. Specific information on parking will be provided shortly.

2014-15 Calendar (updates to follow):
6 December: Good Hope / 4 hours / 74 miles  (no sprint)
13 December: Maysville / 3.5 hours / 70 miles (no sprint)
20 December: Colbert / 3.5 hours / 70 miles (no sprint)
27 December: Statham / 3 hours (no sprint)
1 January: Greshamville Mall-Farmington / 3 hours (Ladies Only Sprint) / $200: 5 deep ($100 – $75 – $50 – $25 – $10 // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2)  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5542436
3 January: Commerce Classic / 3.5 hours (Non Pro, 1, 2 Sprint) / $200: 3 deep
10 January: Bowman: Classic / 4.5 hours (Pro Sprint) $200 winner take all!
17 January: Hard Labor Classic / 4 hours (Sprint) / $200: 3 deep
24 January: Porterfield Tire Alto World Cup / 5.5 hours
31 January: tba
7 February: tba
14 February: tba

Marietta Crit Finished for Season From Gary Daniels: “To be clear (and respectively “official”) Tuesday night training at West Oak Business Park is over for 2014. Once again thank you to all who participated! A big thanks to Marietta Police and the City of Marietta for their support. Thanks to Kelli Rivera for her help with registration. Thanks to my sister for filling in, and to my grandson Jackson for helping count five-to-go and ringing the awesome cowbell presented to me as a commemorative trophy by the peloton. Thanks to the kind folks who work there for their patience. Now I am going to tell you that the park has open public roads and is lit at night. Feel free to train there anytime; just acknowledge that without the officer present you are on your own for running the stop sign or a run-in with our 1%’r nemesis. All that being said hope to see all of you (and more…) with tons of base miles swelling in your capillaries as we try to up the pace and produce some of the nations fastest bike racers. Best to all! Coach Gary Daniels”

9-12-2014 Clinton Nature Preserve Trails SORBA-West Georgia will be assuming responsibility for the trails at the Clinton Nature Preserve near Douglasville.

Team Lupus Racing News Brendan Sullivan (Lupus Racing) added to his National Championship medal count recently at the Masters National Road Championships, which were held in Ogden, UT. He won won the M50+ time trial and road race. This was Brendan’s 4th straight RR title.  The RR was my fourth straight Masters Nationals RR title, and 10th National Masters title in 5 years.

Brendan Sullivan wins the Master 50-54 RR at the National Championships. Photo courtesy of Brendan.

9-9-2014 Ice Cream In today’s good news, High Road Ice Cream is opening their factory store in the same business park as the weekly Marietta Crit. The address of the new store is 1730 West Oak Commons Court, Marietta, GA. So, ride your bike and work off those calories, so that you can have yummy ice cream!

Social Circle Spirit Ride  Press Release: Social Circle Redskin Spirit Ride – October 25, 2014 – 8:00AM

The Inaugural Social Circle Spirit Ride will be held October 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM. This is a beautiful & challenging Ride through Social Circle, Rutledge & Good Hope. The ride will start at the NEW athletic complex at Social Circle High School. The ride has 3 mileage options – 20, 43 & 62. Riders will enjoy a relaxed fully supported ride through one of Georgia’s most beautiful cycling destinations! Enjoy the quiet country roads through the rolling hills of rural Georgia. There will 3 rest stop locations with numerous homemade goodies! We will finish the ride with a post race meal at the finish line! Riders can register online.

All money raised at this event will go directly to the SCHS Cheerleaders. This fundraiser will assist in financially supporting students who would like to participate but cannot financially afford to do so and off setting expenses for the entire team.

Allatoona Trail News From SORBA-West Georgia: Saturday September 13 is the start of archery season and thus Hunting Hours start at Allatoona Creek Park. ALL trails are closed for hunting until 10 AM, 7 days a week. This schedule continues until a total closure for hunting takes effect on 11/1. The closure period will end January 1 with the annual hang over ride. Please share this information with your riding friends!

Literacy Century The Literacy Volunteer Program Annual Century Bike Ride will have a 23-mile ride, 66-mile ride, and 100-mile ride. All rides beging begin at 8:00 a.m. WHEN: November 8, 2014 WHERE: Clyattville Park, GA All events begin and end at Clyattville Community Park: 1 mile south of Wild Adventures, on 4377 Old Clyattville Rd. COST: $25.00 entry fee per person. BONUS: There will be a Kids FUN ZONE available!

9-7-2014 Murphy Wins Crit National Championships Athens resident John Murphy (United Healthcare) won the 2014 National Professional Crit Championship in High Point, NC Saturday evening. Velonews has a full report. His teammate Coryn Rivera won the women’s professional crit championship.

Beginner/Intermediate Gaps Ride **CANCELLED because of a high chance of rain** From MyCycleCoach: Beginner/Intermediate (northern) GAPS ride is Sunday, Sept 14th.  ALL cyclists are welcome, however the main focus will be on 1st timers and anyone who may have hesitation/anxiety of riding the GAPS.   Route- start/end is Helen, GA.  Hogpen GAP, Craig’s GAP, Jack’s GAP and Unicoi GAP.  approx 45 miles.
FREE riding tips, especially descending, will be offered throughout the ride…in order to help you combat the climbs and descents with confidence.
Ride Mtg- 7:50am, Roll Time- 8:00am, No need to worry about intimidation or being left behind.  This is the perfect environment to come stretch your legs in the GAPS.

9-6-2014 Atlanta Cycling Sale Atlanta Cycling is having sale on 2014 bikes with prices up to 20% off!

Roswell Thursday Ride The Roswell Thursday ride from Riverside Park will move to 6 pm beginning Sept. 11th. The A, B, and C groups start together at 6:00 pm. The casual 12 mile D ride starts at 6:05.

Jake/Bull Mountain Work Party From SORBA:  NEGA SORBA and CTHA are holding a MEGA workparty at Jake/Bull Mtn on Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day. Please help them out, if you can. Spread the word to your customers and members. it would be great to see a large group of mountain bikers show up for this.   If you love to ride at Jake and Bull Mtn, please join SORBA and CTHA on Sept 27th National Public Lands Day.  Everyone is welcome (you don’t have to be a member of SORBA).  Everyone works to their own ability.   We will be building 2 turnpikes on 223H – the Jake Mtn. trail, on the flat ground near Jones Creek.  These turnpikes will replace the muddy areas.   Back Country Horseman Dewey Campbell and USFS Taylor Hamilton will be using Dewey’s pack stock to haul the materials needed for the turnpikes.  They’ll do this prior to the workday so that everything is already there on site for us.

If you would like to bring your bike to ride to the work site, that will be fine. We may have a bike cart or two to carry tools down.  If you have your own bike cart and would consider bringing it to carry more tools down, that would be great – please let Debbie Crowe (georgiacrowes22 at bellsouth.net) know. You’ll need a method to carry your lunch, enough water, and possibly a tool.   CTHA will  provide lunch for those who RSVP.  We’ll be having sack lunches this time since we’ll need to take them with us.  So it’s important for you to please RSVP to Ms. Crowe.

9-5-2014 Trish’s Annual Cyclocross Clinic Get Your Cyclocross On!
Join Trish Albert of Sorella Cycling for a cyclocross clinic to learn what CX is and develop race skills!

When:  Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Time:  6:15-7:15-ish PM
Where: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008. Park in the big field across from the Fairground.
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Cost: Free
What To Bring: Cyclocross bike or mountain bike. If you bring a mountain bike, remove your bottle cages and bar ends. Bring water. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
Skills to Be Covered: Cyclocross mounts and dismounts, lifting the bike over barriers, race tips and tricks. We’ll do a practice race on the end on one of Georgia’s classic cyclocross courses.

Want to come? Contact Trish. Details about the clinic are at: http://www.southeasterncycling.com

Notes: Loaner bikes and equipment are not available. There is no childcare available. This clinic is geared towards those that want to learn what cyclocross is about and to learn skills for racing. Riders need to be comfortable on their bikes. All riders must sign a waiver. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. No helmet, no ride. Trish Albert and Sorella Cycling are not responsible if you get injured. You ride at your own risk and assume all responsibility for yourself and your equipment. *The bathrooms may or may not be open.

9-4-2014 Georgia High School Mountain Biking From GAHSCL : ATLANTA, Ga. – High school mountain biking has arrived in Georgia! More than 100 student-athletes from 15 teams, 44 registered coaches and team managers, as well as parents, league officials and an army of volunteers, are heading to the Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA, on September 7, for the historic first race of the Georgia High School Cycling League. The storied 1996 Olympic mountain biking venue kicks off a four-race series for Georgia high school students only, concluding November 2, that also visits Canton, Watkinsville and Gainesville. The series, organized by the Georgia High School Cycling League, takes place under the umbrella of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), a self-funded non-profit youth development organization that governs high school mountain biking in the United States.

Georgia League director, Dan Brooks, said, “The Georgia community has shown it’s ready for high school mountain biking. We have more than 100 student-athletes entered, and that start gun can’t come soon enough for them. Having 44 registered coaches as well shows the huge interest and growth potential here for this new school sport. NICA’s formula of high level performance, family fun, and youth development is a proven success with kids and parents across the USA, and with their support we’re already shaping up to knock it out of the park.”

Race One Details: Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers. Spectators are encouraged to come out and see what all the excitement is about! Date: September 7, 2014, First Race Starts: 10:00
September 7 – Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers GA
September 21 – Private Venue, Canton, GA
October 12 – Heritage Park, Watkinsville GA
November 2 – University of North Georgia College- Gainesville Campus, Gainesville GA

9-3-2014 Annual GBRA Meeting The Annual GBRA Meeting will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4:00PM at Our Way Café, 2891 E College Ave, Decatur, GA. The meeting is open to all Georgia Racers.

Reality Bikes Endless Summer Sale Reality Bikes is having their annual Endless Summer Sale! Save 10-15% off of everything in stock until Sept. 6!

9-2-2014 Atlanta Cycling Labor Day Ride Several hundred riders turned out to support the Campbellton United Methodist Church at the Atlanta Cycling Labor Day ride. Riders enjoyed an old fashioned picnic after the ride. I can attest to the amazing home baked desserts! Monies donated will be used for various church projects.


Riders prepare to start the Atlanta Cycling Labor Day Ride

8-29-2014 From Swagger: Latest DLV News From the DLV:
MACC One Love Century Saturday August 30th, 2014 This Saturday of Labor Day weekend has been an important time for us the last few years. Our colleagues at the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club have chosen us as a recipient of the funds garnered from their One Love Century bicycle ride in the past, and in 2014. We encourage you to get out and do the One Love yourself – both creating a fun experience and helping out the East Atlanta Kids Club project. The OLC traverses the roads of what local cyclists call “Silk Sheets” – the rolling roads, horse farms, and rural landscape of South Fulton county. You can expect great rest stops, with tasty snack foods like sliced tomatoes, PBJ sandwiches, cookies, fresh fruit, and cold drinks MACC has also partnered with REI to make sure we have mechanical assistance at the start and at the rest stops. And at the finish you will be greeted with Jamaican patties, watermelon, and more cold drinks. All of this with 600 of your best friends. Options of anywhere from 16 – 100 miles. We hope you can be there. Visit www.maccattack.com and click on the One Love link for details.

Saucebox Velodrome Cup Saturday September 6th, 2014 Back for round 2 in 2014, the Velodrome Cup will be closely related to the the “International Omnium” event held at the 2012 Olympic Games. The most consistent riders throughout the days racing will be rewarded with the overall victory. It’s a speed the whole family will enjoy, eat from our great concession stand and enjoy the home of track cycling in Atlanta. The only time where cycling with NO BRAKES is considered fun! Racing starts at 3pm for racers, Main Events kick off from 6pm for spectators. $5 Spectator Entry $10 for Families

Friday September 5th, 7pm – Loose Nuts Cycles Need for speed Sprints, Free for spectators

Swap til You Drop and Super Fun Day  Saturday October 25th, 2014  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.

Celebrate Anderson! Omnium Celebratee Anderson! Omnium August 30-31 It’s back, folks! The Tour de La Cure/Tour de La France & Labor Day Omnium returns this weekend, and we are gearing up for it!  The event will be held over a 2-day period–Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, August 31. Saturday, August 30 is the 1st Annual Tour de La Cure 7-mile & 6th Annual Tour de La France Family Fun Rides (29 & 66-mile rides). The start is at the Anderson County Civic Center (3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625).

The criterium course on Saturday is 1.1-km and six turns around the Anderson County Civic Center and Amphitheater with a slight uphill after turn 1. Sunday’s course is a 2.81-mile rolling clockwise circuit around the Civic Center and Amphitheater fairgrounds. Races begin at 9:00am on both days and will include rider hospitality for all Celebrate Anderson! participants. ​Sunday after the races, there will be an outdoor family-friendly concert at the amphitheater featuring National Award Winning TL Hanna Jazz Band, Miss Bonita Young, Adkins & Loudermilk and Darryl Worley, culminating with a fireworks extravaganza! Bring your chairs, blankets, food and beverages and enjoy the special evening!

8-28-2014 Atlanta Cycling Ride Times  All Atlanta Cycling weekday rides move to 6:15 in Sept. and 6:00 in October. The 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.

Eastside Ride Time Changes Alas, the time of DST draws nigh. From Mark Linenberg: Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end Sunday November 2.  DST will return again in the Spring on Sunday March 8.

Week of 9/1 Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:15 PM.  The Northlake ride will be normal summer- 2 loops- Belgium Finish.  The Pizza loop will be will be normal summer- 2 loops.

Week of 09/15  Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will move to 6:00 PM.  The Northlake ride- we will do one intermediate loop  and one small counterclockwise 4.75 mile loop.  The Pizza loop will be two large clockwise 8.75 mile loops.

Week of 10/06 until time change- Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:00 PM.  The Northlake ride- we will do one counterclockwise intermediate loop- Belgium Finish.  The Pizza loop will be one large clockwise 8.75 mile loop.

Week of 11/6 through 3/5/15- Every Thursday Winter Pizza Starts- 6:00PM- winter pace to the park, two small counterclockwise loops (approx 9.75 miles) at approximately 22-23.5 mph (winter pace to/from the park- in the park- no attacking, steady paceline, but final sprint allowed.)

Airport Ride- rolls out 10AM Sunday, 11/02 – through the last Sunday in March

“Big” Tucker Ride- rolls out 10AM Saturday, 11/08, until it goes back to 9AM- the first Saturday in April.

“Baby” Tucker Ride- rolls out 9:30AM Saturday, 11/08, until it goes back to 8:30AM the first Saturday in April.

Gold Shield Ride From the promoter:  “We are proud to support the Gold Shield Foundation’s Light Up the Night Family Bike Ride on Saturday, September 13. This is a family bicycle ride on a 5 1/2 mile loop, where you’ll be escorted by Atlanta Police and Atlanta Fire and Rescue. 100% of the proceeds go to the Gold Shield Foundation, providing financial assistance to fire fighters and police officers injured in the line of duty.” Trish’s Note: This ride is in Buckhead. You can make donation or register here.