8-20-2017 Hapeville Crit Photoshttp://sadlebred.smugmug.com I raced at the Hapeville Crit on Friday night. The East Point Track Club did a nice job for a first year event. Photos of the first two races-Men’s Cat. 4/5 and Women’s Cat. 3/4/5-are up at .

8-18-2017 Atlanta Cycling Ride Updates From Atlanta Cycling Habersham Rd – Closing Update Habersham will be closed just south of West Paces until the middle of November 12th. Riding on Habersham; straight through the red light crossing W Wesley; next block turn right onto Cherokee; turn left onto Andrews; right at West Paces; immediate left onto Valley. This route is the painted option that the Thursday ride uses.

Weekday Ride Times – SEPT 6:15 / OCT 6:00 Don’t forget; the weekday rides start at 6:15 in September; October is 6:00. The Tuesday/Thursday Winter Rides at 4:30 begin Nov 7th.

Vinings Loop – Permanent Route Change The new narrowness and traffic on Powers Ferry at Chastain Park has caused us to move the Vinings Loop to Northside Dr. The new route markings are in place. Straight on Valley Rd until it dead ends into Northside Dr. Right and climb just past the Fire Station turning right onto EAST Conway; cross Jett and turn right onto Cochran. Right at Powers Ferry with a quick left onto Stella to continue the route.

8-15-2017 Sope Creek Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Sope Creek Monthly Work Party, Sat., Aug. 19 9 am-Noon We will be meeting at the Columns Drive Parking Lot of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area at 9 AM. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

8-14-2017 Welcome HNN Atlanta! HNN Atlanta is thrilled to be part of the Southeastern Cycling Team! We’re a full-service, turnkey property management company serving the greater Metro Atlanta Area. We love cycling, we love Atlanta, and we’d love to help you with all your property management needs. We have over a decade of experience in and around the ATL. Whether you have an apartment complex, a duplex, a triplex, a single-family home, or you’re going away for an extended period and need help taking care of your house, we’ve got you covered. Our goal is to make your life as easy as possible. We find tenants, process applications, collect rent, and handle all maintenance and repairs. Give us a call at (404) 464-8087, tell us your needs, and we’ll take the hassle out of being a property owner. You can also check out our website or find us on Facebook!

Tuesday Night Crit News From the TNC Facebook Page “Notice: The peloton has decided the last official TNC will be the week before Labor day or August 29th. You are free to ride at West Oak anytime, but the 29th will be the last night where Detective Dave will be marshaling turn 1.”

Rope Mill Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Rope Mill Trail Party Sat., Aug. 19 9 am-Noon Come join us Saturday to help keep our trails the best there is. Sixes Pit is sponsoring the party with drawings for gift cards, jerseys and helmets. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and bring water. We will provide the tools and lunch when we are finished. Our volunteers are the best. See you there.”

8-12-2017 Atlanta Cycling News From Southeastern Cycling Advertiser Atlanta Cycling We are thrilled to announce that CycleWorks Bicycles is now http://www.atlantacycling.comAtlanta Cycling Roswell and Duluth. Please stop by our Roswell and Duluth locations. Meet the team, check out our offering, and keep an eye out for Mark. You’ll still see him around the stores, and especially leading group rides! From all of us in the Atlanta Cycling family, we thank you for your loyalty and trust.It has been our pleasure to serve the Atlanta cycling community and we will continue to work hard every day to exceed your expectations. For us, Building Better Cyclists is not just a tagline, it’s who we are. We look forward to seeing you soon!

8-11-2017 2017 Brownwood Bike Rally Press Release Celebrating 13 years of cycling, fitness and fun! Get your bikes in gear for the East Atlanta Kids Club’s 13th-annual Brownwood Bike Rally on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta. The event features bike races for kids and adults. The two adult “crit-cross” races cover both street and dirt track terrain, and are open to beginner and advanced cyclists. This year’s festival also includes a bike safety rodeo for kids, a health fair, a food court and a festival area featuring family-friendly activities. Cash prizes are awarded for all adult races, and kids vie for ribbons, medals and trophies. Proceeds will benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club, a nonprofit after-school tutoring and mentoring program for promising youth. Register and learn more about the course and race details.

When: Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Brownwood Park, 602 Brownwood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (and surrounding streets in East Atlanta)
Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am; bike races and bike rodeo begin at 9:30am and end at 2:00 pm.
Cost: Event admission is free for all. Races are free for children, $10-$20 for adults.

How to Get Involved! This event remains free for all youth participants each year with the help of more than 150 volunteers, the support of several local cycling and fitness clubs, and generous sponsors. For general information about the event or East Atlanta Kids Club, call 404-627-8050 or visit the website. Can’t race but still want to support the East Atlanta Kids Club? Make a donation!

Cochran Mill Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party The weather is wet but we still work on trails even when we can’t ride! Meet us this Saturday at 9 at the main parking lot at #cochranmillpark. We will be working on the Red Trail so be prepared to ride or walk to the work site. We will have tools at the site and if Trail Conditions permit, we will ride to the work, if not, we will hike. Wear closed toed shoes, bring a helmet, gloves, water, snacks, bug spray and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there!

8-8-2017 Clinton Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Clinton Nature Preserve Work Party Saturday, Aug. 19 8 am-Noon With all of the rain, sun and vacations Clinton has turned green and grown quickly. This work party we will be focusing on cutting back brush, some weed trimming, erosion control with water bars and discussing some potential reroutes to help slow some of the erosion. Clinton will be hosting an inaugural mountain bike race the first part of next year. It would be great to get back into maintaining and improving this unique trail system in preparation for the up coming event. I would love to see some faces I have not seen in a while and some new ones. Hope to see you there! ools needed and some will be provided: Loppers, Hand trimers, Weed eaters, Shovels

8-4-2017 Georgia CX Practices There are several cyclocross practices in Atlanta. Check out the long running Jim R Miller CX Practice in Marietta. Practices are on Wednesdays starting Aug. 9. The practice will take a 1 week break the week of Sept. 24 as the North Georgia State Fair takes over the CX course. Rider start rolling around 4:30 with hot laps around 5:30-6:00 and usually go til 7:30-7:45. Feel free to do the “hot laps” or organized workouts or your own. Jim R. Miller park is a county park, so you can ride out there as long as there are no events that have the park rented.

The Ellenwood CX Ranch is a great place with a purpose built CX course by long time CXers on private property in Ellenwood! They have built a new part to  in the woods including a really nice run up. Wednesday practices begin on Aug. 23. The Ranch is open for riding any time during daylight hours–there will be people out there on the weekends closer to CX season. Be sure to sign a waiver that is in a box at the start of the course. Donations are accepted to help defray the costs of building the course such as hiring someone to bushog (mow) the field. Please respect the privacy of the residents that live on the property. Both of these are “pick up” practices, so you ride at your own risk.

Tour of Utah The Tour of Utah might as well be called the Tour of Georgia & NC! Ty Magner (Holowesko-Citadel) from Georgia took the first stage in a sprint. Brent Bookwalter (Team BMC) of NC (sort of) took the second stage, and John Murphy (Holowesko-Citadel)–a Georgia native and NC resident-won the 4th stage. Congratulations, Gentlemen!

8-1-2017 Georgia CX Releases Schedule  Georgia Cross has released the dates for the 2017 race season! Favorite venues such as Grant Park and OSP in Savannah are back! Returning after several years is Old Grey Barn in Dalton, GA. A new course will challenge racers! Come out for all of the cowbelly, muddy fun at GACX!

Oct. 1 Boundary Waters CX, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 8 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 14-15 Elks Aidmore CX, Covington, GA
Oct. 22 Old Grey Barn CX, Dalton, GA
Oct. 28-29 Savannah SuperPrestige CX
Nov. 12 Rome CX, Rome, GA
Nov. 19 Atlanta Motor Speedway CX, Hampton, GA
Dec. 2-3 Athens CX, Athens, GA

7-29-2017 Fools Gold Press Release Registration for the 2017 Maxxis Tires Fools Gold 60 Mile Mountain Bike Race is underway! The Maxxis Tires Fools Gold is scheduled for September 16, 2017 at the beautiful Anderson Creek Retreat, in Ellijay, GA. We received great positive feedback in 2016 about Anderson Creek Retreat and we are looking forward to building upon that momentum and continuing to raise the bar on this event. The course is a mix of 30 miles of sweet flowing singletrack and 30 miles of gravel/paved roads. The technical difficulty of the trails is rated as intermediate, however the elevation gain is significant – nearly 7000′ over 60 miles. 400 rider field limit for the 60 mile race – please register early so you do not miss out. Cash prizes added for all first place finishers in the solo non-open categories. Slightly later start time and later packet pickup hours on Saturday morning (=sleep longer!) Free primitive camping on-site at Anderson Creek Highly visible Course Markings and Course Marshals Finisher awards for all finishers. Custom awards for all podium finishers. Generous post race meal.

We hope you will join us in 2017, as this race showcases some of the best singletrack on this side of the Mississippi. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We look forward to continuing to raise the bar with this event and hope to see many of you in September!

 

 

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