USAC has pulled all permits for events through May 3. The CDC is recommending that no events with more than 50 people be scheduled for 8 weeks. I’ll resume posting dates when races begin happening again.
MTB Trails Status AFAIK these metro Atlanta trails are open. Please confirm before you go.
Allatoona Creek Park – CLOSED 3-23 as all Cobb County Parks are closed.
Mt. Tabor – CLOSED Paulding Parks closed 3-25
Sara Babb- CLOSED Paulding Parks closed 3-25
Lost Mountain – CLOSED 3-23 as all Cobb County Parks are closed.
Southside Park Trails
North Cooper Lake MTB Park
Ft. Yargo State Park
Cochran Mill – CLOSED 3-25
South Rockdale Community Park – CLOSED
Skyes Park (City of East Point)- CLOSED
Rollercoaster Trail (City of Newnan)
Brown’s Mill Beginner Trail (Coweta County)
Gwinnett County Parks (Harbins, Tribble Mill, Yellow River) – facilties closed, trails are open
Silver Comet rail trail – CLOSED IN COBB (3-25 police are asking people not to use it, will be blocked off on 3-26), CLOSED in Paulding, Open in Polk
Arabia Mountain rail trail
Dauset MTB Trails-facilities are closed but trails are open
Big Creek Greenway – Greenway open, facilities closed in Roswell & Alpharetta
Big Creek MTB Trails-trails are open but facilities & parking lot are closed.
Carrollton Greenbelt – paved trail is open but facilities are closed
Anything in North Georgia For closures in the Chattahoochee/Oconee National Forest click here
Bull/Jake Mountain – Facilities closed, trails are open
Sope Creek-The entire CNRA is closed including the trails.
Clinton-Closed per Douglas County
Dirty Sheets is open but do not park at Cochran Mill. You can park at Serenbe for now or maybe one of the churches in the area (call the church for permission).
Yonah Preserve Trails – Closed 3-29
3-29-2020 Rescheduled Events A lot of events and rides are being rescheduled. I’m not maintaining a list any longer. Instead I am updating the calendars as I find out the rescheduled dates.
Olde Blind Dog COVID-19 Medical Town Hall From OBBCC Who’s interesting in attending? OBDCC member, Dr. Mike Lipscomb M.D. runs the Emergency Department of a local hospital, has volunteered to do a virtual “Town Hall” meeting with our members on Monday night, March 30th at 7:00 PM. Dr. Lipscomb plans to give us an overview of the Coronavirus pandemic from his perspective at our local level and will give us his suggestions, plus he will take our questions.In addition to our club members, others are welcome to join. Edit: He is going to do the town hall meeting through FB live. Keep an eye on the OBDCC Facebook page for details.
3-27-2020 Atlanta Cycling Festival Rescheduled The Atlanta Cycling Festival has been exploring Atlanta by bike, now 7 years in a row. This free, week-long bicycle Festival scheduled for May 9th-15th will now take place in Fall 2020 (TBD), due to needed precautionary measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The safety of our attendees remains our top priority. There will be over 25 bicycle events throughout the week of the festival, that aims to connect bicyclists of all ages and experience levels and to support local bike-friendly businesses and organizations. We encourage our attendees to deepen their exploration of the great city of Atlanta by bike!
SouthSide Century Ride For the second year, we are thrilled to announce our partner charity is Soles for Cole. S4C is a charity created by Cole Croteau and Christian Cullen to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and support families of victims of this terrible disease.
Spin through the quiet country roads of beautiful Coweta, Spalding and Meriwether Counties. The event starts and finishes in historic Senoia. Ride is fully supported with a central well-stocked rest stop/party zone including nutrition, hydration, ice, bike mechanics and entertainment. SAG vehicles will be on the course. The cloverleaf route pattern allows cyclists riding different distances to stay together longer. Decisions on your ride distance, 35, 59, 75, or 100 miles, can be made as you go. Plenty of parking at the start! Triathletes welcome. Route Description: All routes begin with a short “stem” ride out to the spacious covered pavilion in Haralson. This is the location of the fully-supported rest stop “party zone” at the center of the “cloverleaf” route design. There are four unique loops of 17 – 25 miles with no overlaps. Each loop returns to the central rest stop. High energy Soles for Cole volunteers are promising some surprises at the rest stop throughout the day! All cyclists finish in Senoia for a delicious post-ride meal in the air-conditioned hall. Registration, additional ride details and route maps
3-25-2020 Local Bike Shops Open! Local bike shops are open and ready to help you with your cycling needs! Please contact them for their current hours and policies. Please suppose those shops that support Southeastern Cycling!
Outback Bikes – Go on their Facebook page to sign up for an appointment time!
Smyrna Bicycles – Currently open regular hours and ready to help! Please practice social distancing and do not crowd other customers.
Cycology – Open regular hours and ready to help! All group rides are temporarily suspended.
Road and Para-cycling National Championships Cancelled Form USA Cycling USA Cycling announced on Tuesday that the 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate and Para-cycling Road Championships scheduled for May 6-10 in Augusta, Georgia will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. “Given the uncertainty with regard to extended school closures, travel restrictions, and the cancellations impacting the collegiate road season, we made the difficult decision to cancel the event for this year,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling Chief of Racing and Events. After communicating with the collegiate community, the 2021 USA Cycling Collegiate Road championships will be scheduled for May 7-9 in Augusta, Georgia. “After considering alternatives, including a postponement, it was decided that a cancellation would be necessary,” stated Liz Kollar, Director of Youth and Collegiate Development. USA Cycling will work with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee on 2021 dates for the Para-cycling Championships. In addition, opportunities for those graduating seniors who were planning on participating in the 2020 Collegiate Road Nationals are being explored for the 2021 race.
3-24-2020 Assault on Mt. Mitchell Cancelled From the Spartanburg Freewheelers Due to the CDC and government recommendations and the recommendation from USA Cycling, we have carefully decided to CANCEL the 2020 Assaults. We understand and are truly sorry for the disappointment of this news, but we want to assure you the health and safety of everyone involved is our top priority. This is a large event with international and national travel and many individuals involved, so we want to be sure we are taking every precaution we can for the safety of you and everyone involved.
3-21-2020 Smyrna Bicycles Offering Bicycle Tune Up Service with Pickup and Delivery-Unique Service for Smyrna-Vinings Area Smyrna Bicycles has begun offering a complete Bicycle Tune Up service with pickup and delivery on the customer’s schedule. They will work with customers to pick up the bicycle and drop it off when completed. The service is offered in Smyrna zip codes 30080 and 30082 as well as select areas of Vinings. Tune Ups start at $69. Smyrna Bicycles offers other mobile mechanic services including flat repair starting at $30.00. That’s right! They will come to you!
Locally owned Smyrna Bicycles has been serving Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, and Cobb County since 2007. They carry all types of bikes from road bikes to mountain bikes, hybrids, cruisers, and everything in between from Giant, Litespeed, and Electra. They also carry Liv, which offers a full line of women’s bicycles. Full mechanic services for all varieties of bikes will keep riders on the road or trail. Rental bikes are available on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Hybrid rentals are great for riding on the Silver Comet Trail, which is an easy quarter mile ride from the shop’s front door. Road bike rentals are available for riding on the Trail, in a triathlon, or for a century or charity ride. Call the shop at 770-436-3252 with questions about the Tune Up pickup and delivery service. Information can also be found on their website http://www.smyrnabicycles.com/
Sope Creek Closed From Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: For visitor and employee safety, all park units and parking areas are closed beginning March 21, 2020. Park closures will be reassessed in two weeks. Visitors are encouraged to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines for public spaces related to COVID-19. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support during this time.
Big Creek Closed From Roswell Parks: Please be advised that as of Saturday, March 21, all playgrounds, fields, and parking lots in all Roswell Parks will be closed until further notice.