2-23-2017 AWBL Atlanta WBL Ride #7 (Feb 11th), Date: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2016, Start Time:  9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place:  300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), Ride Time: 3 hrs 20 min, OVERALL AVERAGE FOR RIDE #7: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be: A group:  18.0 mph avg, B group: 16.5 mph avg, C group: 10-12.0 mph avg

2-21-2017 Southside Park Grant From SORBA Atlanta: We’ve received a $70,000 Legacy Grant from Park Pride to fund the expansion of a network of natural surface multi-use trails, including a bridge spanning Poole Creek and its surrounding wetlands. Park Pride and members of the local mountain bike community recognize that professionally-designed natural surface trails promote public health and well-being through activities such as bicycling, hiking and running. At 211 acres, Southside is the third-largest park in the City of Atlanta and also one of the least-familiar parks to its residents. Brett Davidson, President, SORBA Atlanta: “This project builds upon the 1.25-mile Evergreen Trail we completed in 2016 and is another step forward in our plans for a trail network at Southside Park totalling almost 7 miles.” “We’re so excited to be able to support the expansion of this project with a Park Pride Legacy Grant, supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation,” said Allison Barnett, Park Pride’s Associate Director. “Our hope is that these new trails will help transform Southside Park into a destination park for the City’s broader constituents, particularly those on Atlanta’s south side.

The announcement of the grant coincided with the kick-off of SORBA Atlanta’s first capital campaign, designed to raise an additional $21,000 for this project. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has pledged $8,000, and Atlanta Cycling has offered to match all individual donations up to the first $3,000 raised through SORBA Atlanta’s web site.

2-20-2017 Tony Serrano Century Registration is now open for the 2017 Tony Serrano Century on Sat. April 8. Join us and ride 10, 39, 62 or 100 miles through the gently rolling, scenic roads of Walton, Morgan and Oconee Counties. Enjoy the hospitality of the “Rest Stop Queen” at the best sag stops. The ride is fully supported and your fee includes your choice of the event tee shirt or a water bottle & Jersey Bin. The ride starts from Athens Tech in Monroe. Sign in opens at 7:00am, ride rolls out at 8:30. Registration is still only $35 til March 20, $50 March 21 til 31, $75 thereafter.There are no added on fees when you register on line.
The ride is limited to 700 riders this year, so registration may not be available the day of the ride. Don’t miss out and sign up soon! Trish’s Note: This is one of the best rides in GA! Don’t miss it!!!..and YES the rest stops and food are as amazing as you have heard!

2-18-2017 Marietta Tuesday Night Crit Info. From Coach Gary Daniels: Hello Marietta Tuesday Night Critters! This season spring training will begin March 14th and start at the line 6:15pm for the first few weeks. Requirements are: helmet, no aero-bars, no headphones and signing in along with a mandatory $5.00 donation to cover the also mandatory police officer. Training speeds average 26mph, so if that’s hefty c’mon out and work up to it. As a USA- Cycling Level-2 coach, I offer a free clinic 5:30pm to just shy of the start. Spread the word and let’s make this the safest yet fastest season ever! Join the Facebook page to keep up with the latest information.

2-17-2017 XCI World Cup Press Release The UCI revives the Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce the return of mountain bike cross-country Eliminator (XCE) to the highest level with the launch of a new UCI World Cup in 2017. All the rounds will be characterised by city-centre competitions. The series is made possible thanks to the UCI’s partnership with City Mountainbike, organisers specialised in the staging of XCE events in urban settings. Their events have been registered on the UCI International Calendar since 2012. City Mountainbike will be responsible for all aspects of the event organisation, such as the course set-up, official timing and television production.

Raced over short and technical courses in heats of four riders at a time, XCE is a mixture of cross-country Olympic, for the type of course, and four-cross, for the format. The discipline, which featured on the programme of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano for three seasons (2012 – 2014), will now have a series in an enhanced format. XCE, present since 2015 at national and continental level and at the UCI World Championships, will set out to conquer city centres throughout the six-month season. From May in Volterra (Italy) to October in Beirut (Lebanon), the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup will visit eight cities in seven countries from three continents.  line with the strategy to develop women’s cycling implemented by the UCI since the election of Brian Cookson in 2013, the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup will offer equal prize money for men and women. Trish’s Note: The June 5-6 round will be held in the City Centre of Columbus, GA!!!!

2-16-2017 Tour De Pike Press Release:  The 20th Annual Tour de Pike is the premier cycling charity event in March for the Atlanta Metro cycling communities offering four route distances through scenic Pike and neighboring counties: 19 miles, 35 miles, 65 miles and 100 miles.  We invite you to explore our local history, visit local historical sites, and enjoy the charm of our turn of the century communities.  Ride date is March 18, 2017. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m.; official start time is 8:00 a.m.  Quality refreshments will be served at each rest stop. SAG vehicles will sweep the ride to offer assistance and riders will enjoy police escorts at major road crossings. An after-ride fresh food buffet meal will be served in the world famous Concord Café to registered riders.  (Buffet is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)   100% of all money raised during this event is reinvested in programs benefiting children and others in need in our community. Our Kiwanis programs include activities and financial contributions supporting math and reading merit awards, Gordon College, Southern Crescent, FFA, 4H Club scholarships, FERST Early Readers Foundation sponsorships, foster parent support, Back to School Bash, Teen Challenge Day of Service, REACH After School Education Program, Children of the Promise, Haitian orphans, Joel Edwards Public Library reading program, Elementary School Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program, donations to high school clubs and sports, and the Eliminate Project.

WBL Final WBL The of the Season! RIDE MOVED TO SUNDAY, FEB. 19, WBL # 12: The Finale: The Georgia Cycle Sport – Team Type 1 Monroe Classic Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points, Athens) Length: 77 miles / 4 hours Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18965303

2-13-2017 Bear Creek Mega Workday From the N. GA MTB Association There will be a Bear Creek Mega Work Day on Sat., March 25 from 9 am – 1 pm. There will be a group ride afterwards.

Rope Mill Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Rope Mill Trail Party Saturday, February 18 at 9 AM – 1 PM, Olde Rope Mill Park, 211 Rope Mill Pkwy, Woodstock, Georgia 30188, The February Trail Party will be at Rope Mill. We will start at 9:00am and wrap up with lunch at 1:00pm. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water and gloves. We will provide the tools. Come be a part of the trail crew that maintains the trails you love to ride.

Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates Announced From ACF Press Release We’ll just get this out of the way: The 4th Annual Atlanta Cycling Festival is proud to announce the official 2017 dates: Saturday, June 10 – Saturday, June 17. Here’s a preview of a few ideas that we have planned: Concrete Jungle Fruit Tree Exploration Explosion Expedition: While the name is a working title, we’re elated to work with the awesome team at Concrete Jungle. The Most Adorably Aggressive Children’s Bicycle Race Of Doom: Again, working title but we plan on hosting the most adorable and aggressive 4-10 yr bicycle race ever in Atlanta. Get your kids ready – There will be awesome prizes, snacks and juice boxes. 2X The Ramps = 100X The Fun MTB Pump Track: We’re stoked to have REI and Clif Bar as sponsors again this year. They’ll be at several events, culminating with combining both of their MTB pump tracks. It’s going to be marvelously large and fun to ride. Bicycle Speed Dating: It’s back! Looking for love on two wheels? Well, look no more! The ACF Team will use our Bicycle Algorithm of Love to match you to your future bike partner. Go ahead and delete Tinder from your phone – We’ve got you. Streets Alive: West Side: The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, organizers and founders of Atlanta Streets Alive (ASA), have again decided to hold ASA in tandem with the 2017 ACF. We’re incredibly honored to work with ABC and have this event during the Festival.

2-9-2017 Avalanche Trail CLOSED for the next 3 weeks due to sewer easement construction work! From SORBA Woodstock:  The Avalanche Trail @ Old Rope Mill Park will be closed for the next 3 weeks. The Woodstock Parks and Rec Dept has informed us that the Kia Dealership above the park will be connecting their sewer line via the sewer line easement between Loop 1 and 2. This will cross the trail to connect. Closure signs have been placed at the trail entrance and near the construction ditch. Please respect the trail closure during this time for your own safety. We will update the status as soon as we get the word. Thanks for your patience!

Gran Fondo Asheville Press Release Take on a summer challenge and cycle through scenic countryside and vibrant cityscapes at the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville hosted by New Belgium on July 23, 2017.  The cycling event offers 30, 60, and 100-mile routes and includes optional, competitive timed sections. Proceeds from the cycling event benefit Friends of the Smokies. Gran Fondo Asheville begins in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District, then winds its way into the back roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a well-marked course suitable for cyclists of all ages and ability-levels.The ride will begin and end at New Belgium Brewery, where cyclists and their families can enjoy a festive atmosphere and experience Asheville’s craft beer culture.

In addition to a challenging and fun ride, and a premier start and finish location, riders can expect mechanic support, fully-stocked aid stations along the route, food and beverage at the finish, a cash purse, and prizes for overall and age-group winners. Representatives from the National Park Service and Friends of the Smokies will be on-site with activities and information about Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

DLV News Next Workday Saturday February 18th at 9:00a.m. We only have two more workdays left for you to get a discount on your 2017 season pass. You must work two workdays to receive this discount. We need about 20 people to knock out our to-do list for this workday.

EPVA Seeks New Treasurer! We would like to thank and acknowledge our longtime Derny pacer, rider and Treasurer of the East Point Velodrome Association for his long and enduring service to the Dick Lane Velodrome community. Bill has announced his intentions to step down as Treasurer and for us to seek his replacement. The candidate will work closely with Bill over the 2017 season to take on full duties in the fall of 2017 to start with the 2018 season moving forward. If you are interested in being considered for the volunteer board position please email rob@dicklanevelodrome.com or pete@dicklanevelodrome.com

DLV Pro Race Series & Event Dates Set Mark Your Calendars! Details, Flyers, Posters, Coming Soon! May 5th, 6th. Pro Race Series – The Keirin, May 20th
1st Annual Hal Mueller Lap-A-Thon, June 17th, 18th Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee State Champs, July 7th and 8th Pro Race Series – The Omnium
September 1st, 2nd, 4th  Pro Race Series – The Velodrome Cup/Collegiate Cup Weekend

Beginner’s Class Dates for 2017! For more details on how to sign up! March Weekend: 11th and 12th, April Thursdays: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April Weekend:   15th and 16th, May Thursdays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, June Thursdays: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, June Weekend: 3rd and 4th, September Thursdays: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September Weekend:  16th and 17th

Allatoona Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Work Party, This Saturday at 9 AM – 1 PM, Allatoona Creek Park 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101 Special “Second Saturday” date! Join us as we continue work on the new trails at ACP! We will likely focus on Driftwood, but may have a crew head out to Hocus Pocus as well. All tools and lunch provided. Just wear long pants and sturdy closed toe shoes.

2-8-2017 Winter Bike League : WBL # 11 Gruber Images Talmo Throwdown, When: 11 February / Saturday,Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points): (http://hubbikes.com/), Length: 85 miles / 4.5 hours, Interactive map, Pee break: Mile 23, Store Stop: Dry Pond (Mile 53), Points: 4 ( 1 per hour)

Atlanta WBL Ride #7 Date: Saturday, Feb 11th, Start Time: 9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place: 300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), RIDE TIME:  3 hrs 20 min,  Overall Average for Ride 7: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be:, A group:  18.0 mph avg, B group:16.5 mph avg, C group:  10-12.0 mph avg

Sope Creek Work Party from SORBA Atlanta Saturday, February 18 at 9 AM – 12 PM Our Monthly Work Party at Sope Creek for February. We will meet at the Columns Drive Parking lot at 9 AM. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring water, snacks, work gloves and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.

2-7-2017 Athens Twilight News Press Release:  In 2017, the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight returns to the original Classic Course that made the event famous. Working closely with the Downtown Athens Business Association, the Athens Downtown Development Authority, and the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, the AOC Twilight will continue its earlier start time from the last two years on Saturday for the headlining main events to allow everyone to enjoy the evening’s activities. On April 28 and 29th, Twilight will welcome back favorite components from previous years. These returning events include the 5K Run presented by Fleet Feet Sports, the Specialty Paint & Body Gambler presented by Georgia Cycle Sport, the kids criterium, fun run, big wheel race and activities, amateur road and SCOTT Bicycles MTB races, music, a food court, an expo, and more. Red Bull is also back on Friday night with a new event to be unveiled in March.

2-5-2017 Ridgewood Closed An update from Atlanta Cycling:  RIDGEWOOD CLOSING-Update: The Moores Mill end of Ridgewood road (in Buckhead) is closed due to a serious water-main break. Now, the whole uphill road section is being replaced. The road will remain closed for weeks. Riding from Paces Fry to Ridgewood turn left at the third 4-way stop onto West Wesley; cross Moores Mill at the light; one block, stop, right onto Bohler; one more block, stop, left onto Peachtree Battle which returns to the painted Vinings Loop. (Trish’s Note: The potholes will be gone. Yeah! Maybe the only section of road in the city of Atlanta without potholes!)

2-4-2017 18th Annual South Eastern Regional Championship Mountain Bike Series Press Release March 19, 2017 is the beginning of the South Eastern Regional Championship Series, also known as the SERC brought you by Goneriding.com.  Racing at seven locations all over the Southeastern United States, such as: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and  Alabama. All race dates are posted on Goneriding.com for any more information. Classes for all skills and ages from kids to 60+ year old adults with overall awards for the top racers in the series. Working with a long list of sponsors and local clubs to enhance the experience of the racers! Fun, competitive racing, with a great family atmosphere! USA Cycling  is the sanction body for the series. $500 Pro/Expert purse guaranteed!  2017 is the 25th anniversary of Goneriding.com in the biking and running community.

2-3-2017 West Oak Park Paving You heard it right! The West Oak (Marietta Tuesday Night) Crit is partially being paved!! Well, part of it! Thanks to Rob Mayerik for the update! The City of Marietta says they have completed the milling and resurfacing of West Oak Drive and just arrived at West Oak Parkway today. They expect to be completed with West Oak parkway within three to four days. As far as West Oak Circle, they do not have that section of roadway slated for resurfacing for this year. West Oak Parkway is the road from turn 1 through turn 2. West Oak Circle is the downhill section to the stop sign. If you want to keep up with Tuesday Night Crit happenings, join the Facebook page! Remember that the Crit is a “pick up” ride. You are out there at your own risk. There is no insurance and no prize money.

Sosebee Cycling Park Work Day From Sosebee: All are invited this Saturday Feb the 4th at 8am at Sosebee Cycling Park for a volunteer work day. ITL coaching & performance is hosting this event for us and would like to invite everyone to join in , also we are grilling out so come on and goin in it will be fun. We will be cleaning up and making improvement. We have Lots of projects we would love to complete, like finishing the side walk, raking leaves, staining benching etc, building benches ,installing an additional tire inflator station, marking routes for the upcoming epilepsy fundraiser event, and maybe starting on a Pavilion at Park number 2. (Trish’s Note: Sosebee is a great place to park and ride in the Brewery/White/Cartersville area! Please consider a small donation to help with upkeep of the park and for the continued improvements the Sosebees make!)

Georgia Championship Series Press Release 12th annual Georgia State Championship Mountain Bike Series is a Go!  March 11-12, 2017 is the beginning of the Georgia State Championship Series, also known as the GSC brought you by Goneriding.com. Racing at five locations all over Georgia, with one make-up race in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Classes for all skills and ages from kids to 60+ year old adults with awards for the top racers in the series. Fun, competitive racing, with a great family atmosphere! USA Cycling is the sanction body for the series. Working with a long list of sponsors and local clubs to enhance the experience of the racers! Goneriding.com has been active in the biking community for nearly 25 years as well has been promoting motocross, triathlons, and running events as well throughout their long existence. $500 Pro/Expert purse guaranteed! 2017 is the 25th anniversary of Goneriding.com in the biking and running community.

Pro Cycling Returns to Anniston in April for 15th Season Press Release A blend of cycling, eats, treats and tunes return April 8-9 for the annual spring street party in Anniston, the Noble Street Festival and Sunny King Criterium. The weekend will feature two days of amateur and professional bicycle racing, called the Alabama Cycling Classic. The 15th annual Sunny King Criterium will be held alongside the Noble Street Festival on Saturday, and the McClellan Road Race will be held on Sunday. This is the only professional cycling event in Alabama that is part of USA Cycling’s Professional Road Tour.

“The Sunny King Criterium is know nationwide as the ‘king of all crits’, for the incredible southern hospitality and huge community support. The addition of a second day of racing and designation as a Pro Road Tour weekend has helped attract the best male and female athletes for top-level racing. This event continues as the ‘king’, thanks to the support from longtime sponsors Sunny King Automotive, and services from the City of Anniston and Calhoun County,” added Marilyn Cullinane, who returns as race director for a fourth year. Her event management company, Start Smart Cycling, operates both races for the Alabama Cycling Classic. The Alabama Cycling Classic kicks off April 8 with 21 categorized races for a variety of age groups and skill levels, from a one-lap youth contest (ages 3-8) to one-hour races for professional women and men. The one-kilometer, four-turn course will begin and end at E. 11th Street near Noble Street.

For a third year, the McClellan Road Race will offer pro-only races that include multiple laps over Bains Gap, with pitches exceeding 17 percent. The women’s road race will be 69 miles and the men’s 91 miles, both featuring a new start/finish in the Historic Buckner District, known for its circular, tree-lined park surrounding homes once used for U.S. Army officers. The total prize purse for the Alabama Cycling Classic will be $54,000, with equal payouts for women and men. Top professional cycling teams invited for April races include Holowesko-Citadel, ISC Corp p/b SmartChoice MRI, Rally Cycling, Team Illuminate and UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling. Holowesko-Citadel swept both days of pro men’s racing in Anniston last year, Travis McCabe winning the criterium and Oscar Clark taking the road race. Both are expected to return, this year with McCabe racing for a new team, UnitedHealthcare. On the women’s side, the crit was won by Samantha Schneider, who also took the 2016 individual Pro Road Tour title. She is expected to defend her crit win, supported by her sister Skylar, riding for Team Illuminate.  A portion of proceeds from all bicycle race registration fees will be donated again to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life chapter of Calhoun County. In the 10-plus years this beneficiary has been involved with the cycling weekend, more than $100,000 has been raised for cancer research and patient support. Admission for spectators is free for all bicycle races, making it one of the most unique professional sporting events in the country. Registration is open for racers ), ranging in price from $10 for juniors to $50 for pros.

2-1-2017  Winter Bike League:  WBL # 9 / 4 February: The Parks Law Gallop to Greensboro / 4.5 hours, 90 miles, When: 4 February / Saturday, Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points-Athens), Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours, Interactive map, Pee break: Mile 20 (after Ladies Sprint), Store Stop: Greensboro, (Mile 39), Points: 5 ( 1 per hour…or part thereof!)

2017 AIDS Vaccine 200 Charity Bike Ride Dates Set Press Release Action Cycling Atlanta has announced that the 2017 AIDS Vaccine 200 (AV200) charity bike ride will be held May 20-21. The AV200 is a two-day, 200-mile ride from Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine to the Rock Eagle 4-H Camp in Eatonton, GA and back. he ride is fully supported with rest stops every 15-20 miles, SAG teams, meals and lodging.  Registered riders and volunteers receive a Ride t-shirt and can earn free cycling kit items (jerseys, shorts, socks, etc.) based on the amount of money they raise. The rider registration fee is $100; overnight volunteer registration is $45. Unique in its funding structure, 100% of participant donations are given to local AIDS Support Organizations (ASOs).  This year’s beneficiaries are once again the Emory Vaccine Center, Jerusalem House and Positive Impact Atlanta.  Now in its 15th year, the AV200 has raised over $2.4 million over the course of its history.

1-31-2017 Allatoona Work Day From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Work Party Fenruary Trail Work Day! Sat., Feb. 11 9 am-1 pm, Allatoona Creek Park, 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101, Special “Second Saturday” date! Join us as we continue work on the new trails at ACP! We will likely focus on Driftwood, but may do have a crew head out to Hocus Pocus as well. All tools and lunch provided. Just weal long pants and sturdy closed toe shoes.

Blanket’s Creek MTB Races  Mountain Goat Adventures:  Are you looking for something longer than an XC race but not quite ready for a 50 miler? Then check out the Blankets Creek Dirty Thirty Endurance MTB Race. The course includes all of the trails at Blankets Creek in a counter-clockwise direction for a total distance of 15 miles per lap. Intermediate and advanced riders will complete two laps, for a total of 30 miles. A shorter one lap, 15 mile course will be offered for beginner categories. Each lap has just under 1400′ of elevation gain, so this will be a challenging course. An aid station and access to drop bags will be available at the half way point for riders participating in the 30 mile race. This event is a major fundraiser for SORBA Woodstock, so please come out and support your local trails. Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 6 Hour Race on June 3rd. We have moved up the race date a few weeks to bring us slightly cooler temperatures on race day. We have also changed the timeframe to a 10 am – 4 pm race to allow riders to get in a few laps before the temperatures peak. This is one of our largest bike events of the year! Tackle the event solo or bring your riding buddies and form a team. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available. See New for 2017 we have added additional JUNIOR team categories for our NICA racers! We offer a 7 mile beginner friendly course that is both challenging and doable for beginner racers, as well as challenging enough at high speed to keep our pro/expert riders working hard. No special racing license or membership is required to participate in this event.

Host Housing for Tour of the Southern Highlands From Tour of the Southern Highlands: Host an athlete or team. Standing behind the fences and at the sidelines, most spectators come within an arm’s length of the racers at the Tour of the Southern Highlands. Host families, who house the racers and the team support personnel, get even closer. While the level of interaction varies from house to house (some hosts prepare dinner for the riders, others simply offer up their spare room), the riders and the host families always enjoy some quality time together. Many of the host families even come to think of their guests as “their” racers. Host housing helps because it brings more racers to our event. You will be asked to provide: A comfortable place to sleep – bed or airbed, Bathroom and shower, Use of the kitchen and storage for food, Use of the washer and dryer, A safe place to store the racer(s)’ bikes It’s especially convenient for racers to be housed near their teammates and team support staff.  If you have any neighbors that might be interested in this wonderful experience, please encourage them to contact us as well. Contact our team to learn about volunteer/host needs for upcoming events or to get on our volunteer/host call list.

1-27-2017 CCA Calendar I have some of the preliminary Carolinas Cycling Association road race dates up on the Road Calendar. I’m in contact with them and will post more dates as I get them.

Southern Cross From Mountain Goat Adventures Register by 1/31 for Early Registration Pricing! Looking for an Epic Adventure? Check out the Maxxis Tires Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind. The course is 55 miles with a bit over 7,000 ft of elevation gain (two major climbs), and consists of pavement, gravel roads and some short sections of singletrack trail. The course is cross bike or mountain bike friendly, so pick your poison!2017 Race Highlights! ▪ Cash payout for Top 5 Open Men/Top 3 Open Women’s classes. ▪ $100 cash to first place finisher in each of the solo non-open classes
▪ 2017 Southern Cross is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series! We are teaming up with Chainbuster Racing to make the Southern Cross the second stop on the SGS tour. ▪ Super comfy cotton blend race shirt with new race logo (register by Feb 18 shirt size deadline to guarantee your size)▪ Improved course to help eliminate some of the early race bottlenecks, as well as provide an even better variety of terrain.▪ Finisher awards for all finishers!▪ Generous post race HOT meal (Moe’s Fajita Bar)▪ Well stocked aid station with hot soup, plenty of calories, fluids, mechanical support, first aid supplies and possibly a warm fire.
▪ Custom awards for all podium finishers▪ Post race water, soda and of course Terrapin Beer!▪ Loads of sponsor prizes to find good homes for!

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