• 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 list road, cyclocross, mtb, and track/velodrome events.

Sept. 5 Green River Games, Sept. 5 Bamacross Skills Clinic and Training Race, Sept 5-6 Celebrate Anderson Classic, Sept. 5-6 Georgia Tech MTB Omnium, Sept. 6 Bamacross Dirt Crit,  Sept. 7 Crossover CX, Sept. 8 Herbalife Training Series, Sept. 9 Wed. Night CX, Sept. 12 Brownwood Bicycle Rally, Sept. 12 Pisgah Monster Cross, Sept. 12 Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival CX, Sept. 12-13 BHB CX, Sept. 13 Carolina Cup, Sept. 13 Tannehill XC, Sept. 13 Black Bear Rampage, Sept. 15 Herbalife Training Series, Sept. 16 Magnet Crit,  Sept. 18-20 Hell Hole Gravel Stage Race,   Sept. 19 Magnet Crit, Sept. 19 – Fools Gold 50/100 Mile MTB Race, Sept. 19 BamaCross Cross After Dark, Sept. 19-20 BHB CX, Sept. 20 Goldsboro CX, Sept. 20 Treehouse Racing CX, Sept. 23 Wed. Night CX

Trish’s Annual Cyclocross Clinic Get Your Cyclocross On!
Join Trish Albert of Sorella Cycling for an evening of exciting cyclocross! Learn what CX is and develop race skills!

When:  Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
Time:  6:30-7:30-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! Please do not wear baggy clothing like mountain bike baggy shorts or cycling skirts.
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.
Etc: You are coming to this clinic at your own risk. Trish Albert, Southeastern Cycling, the Georgia Cross Series, and Sorella Cycling are not responsible if you get hurt or break any bike or equipment. The bathrooms may or may not be open.

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

9-4-2015 Celebrate Anderson Omnium Less than 12 hours left (NOON on Friday!) to preregister for this weekend’s Celebrate Anderson! Labor Day Omnium & Crossover CX Race in Anderson, SC! EIGHT free meals for cyclists, a free concert, an “End of the Road” party, a cyclocross race on Labor Day, and much more! DON’T MISS IT!

9-3-22015 Birmingham Memorial Ride If you are in the Southeast, no doubt you’ve seen the news about the death of William Robertson and injury of two other cyclists in Blount County, AL this past weekend. They were hit by a pick up truck, and Mr. Robertson was killed immediately. Tracey White suffered injuries, which required her to be hospitalized for a few days. Her husband, Demetrious White, had cuts and bruises. All three are experienced cyclists and well known in the Birmingham cycling community. Black People Run Bike and Swim is hosting a memorial ride. From BPRBS: “All Cyclists are invited to join in a RIDE TO REMEMBER William Robertson AND IN HONOR OF Tracey and Demetrious White on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th at 9:00am leaving from RailRoad Park in downtown Birmingham.” They will ride on of Mr. Robertson’s favorite routes. My thoughts go out to his family during their time of loss and get well wishes to Mr. and Mrs. White as they continue to recover.

Fall Ride Times Please remember to check with the ride organizer of your favorite rides. Many move start times 15-30 minutes earlier in Sept. because of waning daylight. The Roswell Ride will leave at 6:00 in Sept. The Dunwoody 20 ride is moving to 6:00 for Sept. and Oct. It is a year round ride and moves back to 6:30 for the winter. The Grayson Cycling Club rides will also be moving to 6:15.

9-1-2015 Marietta Crit From Coach Gary: A quick yet important notice regarding tomorrow night’s training at West Oak. Same 6:30pm start at the line, same free training clinic 5:30pm-6:15 sponsored by getHDFit coaching, and same sign-in requirement. However this weeks cost of having an officer and squad car are being sponsored by Novo Nordisk; medical research and innovators based out of Denmark, and for 90 years dedicated to diabetes worldwide. They are not only covering our safety cost but I’m told bringing some cool swag. Be there or be square as we circle the course for “an hour plus 5”. No training the following Tues being the day after Labor Day Holiday. Look forward to a great turnout!! Yours Truly, Coach Gary Daniels

Savannah CX Clinic Savannah CX Clinic, Saturday, September 12, 10:00am, Whitemarsh Island Preserve Trail, Curious about cyclocross but unfamiliar with the skills and set up? Rusty from a summer of boring road miles? Come brush up before ‘cross season with the Savannah Superprestige Cyclocross Crew! The half-day clinic will cover basic bike set up including tire pressure. We’ll talk about cornering and line choice. And most importantly, we’ll help you start to figure out how to dismount, remount and lift and carry over obstacles… well, at least as much as we can in one morning. We’ll put it all together with some hot laps after everything has been covered. We’ll have some goodies out there for participants, and support from local shops. This event is non-USAC sanctioned. Participate at your own risk.

Big Creek Closed This Weekend From RAMBO: [Trail Closure Notice] This weekend (9/5-6), collegiate racers from across the Southeast will take on the Georgia Tech MTB Omnium at Big Creek Park. All Big Creek MTB trails (XC and FR) will be CLOSED to non-racers both days, per the City of Roswell. Come out and race or spectate! Trish’s Note: There are open races for Beginner, Sport, and Expert Men, Women, and Juniors!

8-31-2015 Labor Day Metric Century The Labor Day Metric Century benefits one of the area’s oldest historic churches and the church members are front line to insure the enjoyment of your ride and picnic. The ride routes pass through the lovely rural setting of the city of Chattahoochee Hills with rolling hills and smooth pavement. No wonder this area is known to cyclists as “Silk Sheets”. Upon your return, you’ll be greeted by lots of refreshments and a summer picnic under the church’s pravilion so bring your friends and expect a wonderful, early fall day. Registration opens at 8:00 on Labor Day morning. Ample parking is available, and our staff will help direct parking. Riders should pick up their wrist band and rider information at the registration center under the church pravilion. Maps will be availble, but the various routes are well marked and very easy to follow. The ride will begin promptly at 9:00. The picnic will open by 10:45 so enjoy your holiday ride.   Trish’s Note: The homemade food for lunch is so yummy! There are also shorter options of about 27, 40, and 50 miles.

Fall-Winter 2015 Ride Times

Atlanta Cycling Weekday Ride Times: From AC: This is hard to choke out, but beginning with September the weekday rides begin at 6:15 pm. In October the weekday rides begin at 6:00 and Saturday’s Six Flags ride moves to 10:00 until April. For November through March we ride at 4:30 from the Vinings store on Tuesdays and Thursdays while the Saturday rides continue.
(Sep 6:15 / Oct 6:00)
Mondays – “Recovery “- Vinings
Tuesdays – “Women’s Only” – Vinings
– “Conversation” – Vinings
– “Beginner’s” – Ansley
Wednesdays – “Ride-In” Ride – the quick one – Vinings
– “Go West” – Ansley
Thursdays – New – “Early Bellyache” – St Phillips
– “Vinings Loop” – Vinings
Saturdays – “Six Flags” – Vinings (Old, friendly route)
– “Vinings Loop” – Vinings’ in-town route

Eastside Rides:
Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end Sunday November 1.  DST will return again in the Spring on Sunday March 13.
Week of 9/1 – 10/1 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 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.

Winter Pizza Week of 11/1 through 3/10/15- 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.)
Pizza Ride Start- meet in the old location (which is now closed and a deserted building) Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot: 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Northlake Ride Start– meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA. If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s/Popeyes across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s.
Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Airport Ride– rolls out 10AM Sunday, 11/01 – through the last Sunday in March
Airport Ride Start- meet at Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, just west of Forsyth St SW. Approximate address- Trinity Lofts- 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

“Big” Tucker Ride– rolls out 10AM Saturday, 11/07, until it goes back to 9AM- the first Saturday in April.
“Baby” Tucker Ride– rolls out 9:30AM Saturday, 11/07, until it goes back to 8:30AM the first Saturday in April.
Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).

8-30-2015 DLV Velodrome Cup Photos Photos are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. There are plenty of pictures from all races-Youth Cycling League, Women, A’s, B’c, and C’s. If you purchase a photo and want me to edit it, contact me.

Willem Kaiser (UHC-706 Project) won the Points Race in the Men’s A.

8-29-2015 Chain Buster Productions Announces New Ownership Kenny Griffin, founder of Chain Buster Productions, announced a new era for the company he launched in 2009 to create the best off-road racing series in the Southeast. Ownership of the race production company known for putting on endurance mountain-bike races, including the Southeastern Endurance Cup series, The 24 Hours of Iron Maiden and Assault on Currahee Mountain, will be changing hands in November of 2015. “It’s time to pass the torch,” says Griffin. “I’m thrilled that Eddie Freyer, my capable partner and first-rate race director, will be taking things from here. Expect a seamless transition. You’re in great hands.” “I have truly enjoyed getting to know each and every racer that has crossed my finish line says Griffin. I’ve watched many of you grow mile after mile into comfortable and very talented athletes.

The thousands of memories and EPIC journeys that have been created on my watch, I will forever cherish. I thank each and every one of you for your continued and relentless support towards our racing adventures and truly thank you for embracing myself and family as part of yours. I want to say a personal thank you to all of our sponsors for making this dream a reality. I am excited for the next chapter in my professional career with The Georgia High School Cycling League, and wish you all the best of luck. You will be left in great hands.” Freyer, an avid mountain biker who began racing in 1996, started directing multi-sport adventure races in California in 2000. After moving to Alabama in 2003, he fell in love with Southeast singletrack and found his calling in growing the sport. This March, he founded the Alabama High School Mountain-Bike League, the second largest launch in the country, according to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the national governing body. Griffin recruited Freyer as a business partner in 2014, and the two worked closely to put on races in Georgia and Alabama. Freyer has played an integral role in all Chain Buster events for the past year, including serving as race director for several races and will continue to do so for the remainder of the 2015 racing season.

“Kenny has built a devoted following by putting on great events, so don’t worry about that changing in 2016,” says Freyer, who will continue directing races in both Georgia and Alabama. “This new adventure with Chain Buster ideally compliments what I’m already doing with the Alabama NICA League and will allow me to pursue my passion for putting on first rate mountain biking events on a year round basis. I’m not planning any many changes in the race schedule for 2016, but we may add a few new formats in the coming years, including more gravel grinders and adventure races.” Griffin plans to stay involved as Freyer’s chief advisor and confidant, but he feels great about his decision to step away and spend time with his wife, Nicole, their 3 year-old son, Lanier, and a baby due in late December. “With my family expecting our newest addition, I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wife and the kids,” he says. “And who knows… you may even get to see me racing alongside of you next year in my newfound journey toward better health.”

The Twin Rivers Challenge hosted by Tallulah Falls School, is an autumn ride through some of Northeast Georgia’s most spectacular scenery and follows routes carefully planned by an avid local cyclist. Three route options range from a 115K ride through the Tallulah River and Soque River watersheds which explores a portion of the Lake Burton shoreline; a 72K intermediate ride that takes in scenery along Seed Lake and Lake Rabun; and a 37K ride for novice cyclists from Tallulah Falls to Tiger and back. All rides begin and end on the Tallulah Falls School upper school campus, and no matter which route you choose you will be challenged by the final climb on the TFS campus to the finish line. “We are excited about this new adventure which we believe will bring riders from across the region to participate in this fundraising opportunity for our school,” said TFS President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy. “Most importantly it will bring, over the years, hundreds of people from Georgia and surrounding states to our community and introduce them to the most beautiful vacation and recreation opportunities in the entire country.  I hope this event will continue to grow and provide scholarships for deserving students at TFS. I also believe it will enhance the economy of both Rabun and Habersham.”

All rides will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Parking is directly in front of the Tallulah Falls School upper school classroom. Registration on the day of the event will be in the TFS upper school classroom lobby. SAG stops will be available at regular intervals along the selected route. A post-ride meal will be provided for all riders. For route details go to: www.ridewithgps.com (key words: Twin Rivers Challenge). Ride shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register before October 10, 2015. The Twin Rivers Challenge is operated by the trustees, faculty, staff, and students of Tallulah Falls School. Proceeds from the ride provide student scholarships at TFS. Registration.

8-28-2015 Six Gap Crit From Dingo: Georgia Road Racing Season doesn’t end until The 2015 SIX GAP CRIT p/b Mission Source! The SIX GAP CRIT p/b Mission Source returns September 26! This year we’ve added a few foot races too! New additions to the 2015 schedule include Elite 5k, a timed Age-Group 5k & a 5k Briefcase Relay, benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank! Support the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, and SHARE The fun of Six Gap with your Friends & Co-workers. It’s not just for cyclists

8-27-2015 DLV Velodrome Cup From the DLV: We’re almost ready for the Velodrome Cup p/b Third Eye Software! Racing begins at 3p.m. this Saturday August 29th! Gates open at 2p.m. and racing kicks off at 3p.m. with the main events starting at 6p.m. We’ll again have our women’s races as well as our Youth Cycling League races. We’re keeping the fun rolling for our last Pro Race Series of 2015! We will have On Tapa The World featuring their Spanish Tapas as well as the King of Pops out with their Popsicle cart…and never fear, our World Famous Chicken Nachos and Cake Hag cupcakes will still be available at the concession stand. Robert from Saucebox will be live printing the special commemorative t-shirts (third in the series!) only available that day and other special designs of his invention. We”ll also have our long time supporters Outback Bikes and Snyder Cycles showing off their new bikes and frames and several new vendors showing of their fun inventions or events of their own. So be sure to check out our festival area! Bike Train! New for 2015, leave the car at home and ride to the velodrome. In conjunction SOPO Bicycles we are going to have valet bicycle parking and a special bike train to the track leaving from SOPO at 4:45p.m. It will be a casual pace 8 miles ride taking about 45 minutes to get to the track. Just in time to get settled for the first main events!

8-26-2015 CXNC Press Release: USA Cycling announced Monday the seven-event Cyclo-Cross National Calendar (CXNC), which will run from September to December in seven different states nationwide. The calendar opens with the CrossReno Cyclo-Cross Race Sept. 19 in Reno, Nev., and works its way through Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma and Indiana over the following 12 weeks before closing out in Bend, Ore., Dec. 12-13.

The 2015 Cyclo-Cross National Calendar:
CrossReno Cyclo-Cross Race Reno, Nev. Sept. 19
The North Coast Gran Prix of Cyclo-Cross Cleveland, Ohio Oct. 24-25
Savannah Superprestige CX Weekend Savannah, GA Nov. 8 (Georgia Cross Race!)
Mad Anthony CX  Detroit, Mich.  Nov. 14
Cyntergy Hurtland, A Tulsa Tough Production Tulsa, Okla. Nov. 21
2015 OVCX Finale at Indy Cycloplex Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 6
Deschutes Brewery Cup Bend, Ore. Dec. 12-13

Cross Vegas Congratulations to the two NC riders selected to represent the US at the Cross Vegas UCI UCI CX World Cup on Sept. 16! Elite Men – Travis Livermon (Winston Salem, N.C.) and Elite Women – Erica Zaveta (Brevard, N.C..

Upcoming Centuries From the Tony Serrano Century:  September 12-We (Tony Serrano Crew) will once again be at the Hollonville Opry House rest stop for the Wilson 100. Joyce will be preparing your favorites! See you there. September 12-The Fifth Annual Teardrop Century has a new starting point in beautiful Madison at the Morgan County High School. Absolutely one of the best areas for cycling in the state of Georgia. September 26-Velo Atlanta has been hard at work for three years now preparing for this event, the First Annual Rescue One Century. Starting in Social Circle, this ride goes through much of the same area as the Tony Serrano Century. Velo Atlanta has a special offer for Tony Serrano followers. Use this code TS82015 for a $10 discount. This offer is valid until August 31.

October 24-Joyce makes all the snacks (Trish’s Note: Mmmmm…Peanut Butter Balls!) and I (Trish’s Note: Paul) get to do some riding for one my favorite events, the fall edition of the Agro Cycle Tour. This once begins and ends at Southern Brewing and visits three farms. The distance is only 20 miles, so this is the perfect event to bring your friends or family that can’t keep up with you on those other rides! October 24-The Redskin Spirit Ride starts from Social Circle Middle/High School. I rode this last year and had a great time supporting the Social Circle High School Cheer Team. October 24-A new event, the Good Hope Poppy Festival Ride starts near the iconic Good Hope Store. Enjoy fully supported rides of 25 or 50 miles and take in the Poppy Festival.

8-19-2015 CX Calendar Updates All of the CX Race Calendars are updated. There have been some date and venue changes with GACX and Bamacross in the last few weeks, so be sure to check them out. I’ve put up the NC/SC Cycling Association Races, NCCX, MSG CX, and anything else I have. I’m missing TBRA, and I’ve emailed them to see when the schedule will be out.

SBL News From the SBL: After all of the summer rides and training, it’s time to get ready for the Wilson 100!  Time for any bike repairs and maintenance before September 12th. In our metro Atlanta area, we are so very lucky to have many bike shops with experienced repair people.  Take advantage of their expertise to ensure a smooth ride. The Wilson 100 is September 12th starting and finishing in the beautiful and quaint town of Senoia.  Join us for either a 40, 62 or 100 mile ride. Register now. This week-end is the Alliance Ride/Wheels Of Fire at Callaway Gardens August 22nd. in support of Warriors transitioning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom!  They are  offering SBL members $5.00 off registration.  For more information: allianceride.com