7-26-2018 Georgia CX Clinic Join Trish for a free CX clinic on Monday, Aug. 27 at 6:15 pm. The venue is the beautiful North Cooper Lake Park in Smyrna, GA–home of the future NCLP MTB Park. Everyone is welcome! Ride what ya brung! Juniors 10+ are welcome, but a parent/someone responsible will need to remain onsite with them. We’ll cover dismounting, mounting, carrying the bike, barriers, and cornering. We may go over handups if time allows.
Grant Park Crit From the Promoter The 13th Annual Grant Park Criterium is Saturday Aug 18th 2018, and it is the State Criterium Categories Championship. You can register on usacycling.com. Food trucks, beer stands, neutral race support, all day races, fun atmosphere and a big cash purse – with equal payouts for both Men and Women’s elite races. You don’t want to miss this year’s race!
Cohutta Wilderness Closed The Cohutta Wilderness experienced 4+ inches of rain in 2 hours and a straight-line wind (think like a straight tornado) on July 21. Much of the area is closed right now to all users-hikers, campers, mountain bikers, etc. See the Forest Service website for updates.
NCCX North Carolina Cyclocross has released their schedule. Oct. 13 Sanford NCCX, Oct. 14 Raleigh NCCX, Oct. 21 Davison NCCX, Oct. 27 Lenoir NCCX, Oct. 28 Boone NCCX, Nov. 10 Gibsonville NCCX, NC State CX Championships, Nov. 11 Winston-Salem NCCX, Nov. 12 Salisbury NCCX, Nov. 18 Charlotte NCCX, Dec. 2 Salisbury NCCX, Dec. 8-9 North Carolina Grand Prix UCI, Hendersonville, NC, Jan. 19 Adventure Cross NCCX, 4 Hour Team Race
Alabama Wheelman Race Weekend From the Promoter: On Sunday Morning we will be in beautiful Downtown Huntsville for the Banner Defense State Championship Criterium. We are excited to be hosting the Alabama State Crit Championship right here in Huntsville. The course has 4 right hand turns and one left hander mid way through. This course has one section that was recently repaved and like the other venues has great pavement for racing!
Bobby Labonte Charity Ride Press Release The Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, September 8, with pre-ride events held on September 6 and 7 (in High Point, NC). The Charity Bike Ride began in 2011 to advance the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s mission to support children and families in the Triad area The Charity Bike Ride starts at 7:30 am Saturday, September 8 and includes 40 km, 60 km, and 100 km options. The High Point Hospital Heart & Sole 5k begins at 8 am, following a course through downtown High Point. New this year is Hi Fest, High Point’s fall festival in celebration of diversity. Runners, cyclists and their friends and family can enjoy Hi Fest’s live music, vendor booths, and celebration from 9 am to 4 pm on September 8. All of the proceeds from the charity bike ride, the brunch ride, and the silent auction and cocktail party will fund grants for local non-profit organizations who support children, parents, and families.
7-24-2018 Big Creek Greenway Closure From Facebook: The Big Creek Greenway (in Forsyth County) is closed from McFarland Parkway to Union Hill Rd. This part of the trail has damage from the recent storms and may be closed for one week or longer. The trail is open from Union Hill Rd. to Kelly Mill Rd.
7-21-2018 Singlespeed Smackdown From the Singlespeed Militia Are you ready to pile-drive the Pinhotis, body-slam Bear Creek, and mule-kick Mountaintown? Do you want to get headbutted for 35 miles and then drink a lot of beer? Can you survive a flying elbow drop from the top rope as you climb 2000′ in the first 6 miles? How about an awesome t-shirt and chances to win loads of free stuff…including a tattoo! If this sounds like fun to you, you’re a lunatic. Fortunately, we are too, so join us at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way on Saturday, September 29 for the first annual Singlespeed Smackdown! We’ve got a great day on the bike planned with loads of extras. This singlespeed-only ride will wind through 35 miles of some of our favorite trails in the North Georgia mountains and finish with great food, cold beer provided by Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery, and awesome raffle prizes.
Registration includes: -Parking and the use of Mulberry Gap’s facilities for the day.-A custom t-shirt designed by professional artist, tattooist, and Militia rider Josh Bowden.- Lunch after the ride presented by the awesome staff at Mulberry Gap- Beer from Reformation Brewery and access to their mobile beer garden -At least one entry into our raffle to win some great prizes. Note that the Singlespeed Smackdown is a self-supported, self-paced group ride, not a race. Everyone is encouraged to ride with at least one other person and carry enough water, food, and tools to be self-sufficient.
7-17-2018 Blanket’s Creek Trail Build From SORBA Woodstock Blanket’s Creek Trail Build, Sat., July 21 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm “I see a line, come help us build it. We have received some great ideas from riders. They will get a chance to see their vision come to life. Additionally, we will be unveiling our new secret trail building weapon. This month, sliding the time back 30 minutes to beat the heat. Wear boots and bring some water. We’ll take care of everything else, including lunch.”
Alabama Wheelmen Race Weekend From the promoter: The race will take place in Huntsville Al on August 11th and 12th. The first of three events will be a crit on a special – purpose built race course that circles Grissom High School on it’s greenpower race course. The Dr. Stephen M. Gilbert Memorial Criterium may be the fastest crit in the south after this weekend is over! Following the crit on Saturday morning will have a Time Trial just south of Huntsville International Airport. Starting at 5:30 in the afternoon “The Orthopaedic Center TT” is a true time trial course that features 50 feet of elevation gain over the 6.7 mile course. This course will be a time trailer’s dream as it is a continuous circle with very little elevation and great pavement ready to take some serious speed.
On Sunday Morning we will be in beautiful Downtown Huntsville for the Banner Defense Downtown Criterium. The course has 4 right hand turns and one left hander mid way through. This course has one section that was recently repaved and like the other venues has great pavement for racing! All three events make up the Huntsville Hospital Omnium which will take points from all the events and crown an overall winner. We had some very tight omnium results at last years event and are excited to see how events turn out this year! Also all of the proceeds from the race go to benefit a local non-profit here in North Alabama that help at risk youth or victims of Human Trafficking. Safe Harbor Youth is a fantastic organization and we look forward to helping them again this year.
Blanket’s Creek 3 and 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race From Mountain Goat Adventures Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Race presented by Van Michael Salons on October 6th. We have LOTS of good changes happening for this year’s event! First and foremost, we have a NEW COURSE! The race course will be approximately 6.5 miles and include a portion of the Dwelling Trail, including the new Flow Trail as well as a portion of the Van Michael Trail (VMT Race Cut, minus the 420 Climb). The course will run CLOCKWISE on both trails.
Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the 6 Hour Race and we have added additional categories for our Junior NICA racers! Next we have moved the race to October to bring you all (hopefully) cooler temperatures as well as so we could join the Chainbuster Racing Southeastern Endurance Cup Series. The Blankets Creek Event is Race #6 of the SEC Series. Finally, we have a 3 Hour Option with a TON of categories, for those who would like to tackle a longer solo event.
American Children’s Home Tour From the Promoter: The 10th Annual American Tour featuring two routes around High Rock Lake and through scenic Davidson and Rowan Counties (Lexington, NC). All preregistered cyclists will be guaranteed to receive ACH apparel. All others will receive apparel until supplies are exhausted. Please join us for a day of fun and fellowship to assist a great cause. Each cyclist is required to wear an approved helmet. Registration is $25 before August 15 and $30 after that date. Riders under 15 years of age pay $15 to participate, if accompanied by an adult. Fees include lunch. All routes are fully supported and rest stops are provided every 15 to 20 miles. Event registration for 30M and 55M race begins at 7:00am. Races begin at 8am. Lunch will be served at approximately 11am.
7-14-2018 Masters Track National Championships I have spent the last week at the Masters Track National Championships in Trexlertown, PA. The Valley Preferred Cycling Center is affectionately known as TTown. It is the center of UCI track racing in North America. As many of you know, I race for Sorella Cycling. I was proud to represent them at #tracknats. I put in a lot of good efforts and came away with bronze medals in the Time Trial, Individual Pursuit, and Sprints as well as 5th place medals in the Scratch Race and Points Race. I was very pleased with my races and that the hard work from the last few months has paid off.
Southeastern Cycling will be back to normal in a few days after all of the laundry is done and bikes washed.
Trish (Sorella Cycling) won the bronze in the Time Trial at the Masters National Track Championships this week.
Covington Century From the Promoter: We are happy to announce that we are back to our original ride courses this year, as well as continuing with the best after ride food you have come to know and love at the new Dining Hall at Oxford College. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a cold one from our new partner, SweetWater Beer. Good food, good beer, good friends and good riding!! Register Here
After the Covington, join us for the famous Wilson 100 in Senoia, GA. Saturday, September 8th. Click here to register. The Wilson 100 is named after Scott Wilson, one of the past presidents of the Southern Bicycle League who made tremendous contributions to improving cycling in the Atlanta area. Scott Wilson was in his late 30’s when he passed away in September 1986 of cancer. This being the original SBL Century ride that started in the 1970’s was re-named for Scott in 1987.
7-12-2018 Riverside Drive Repaving From Bike Roswell: Riverside Road resurfacing is underway! Please be aware Riverside Road is in the process of being resurfaced from Dogwood to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Vickery Creek entrance. along with Dogwood up to Grimes Bridge. While this resurfacing does not involve bike lanes, once restriped the travel lanes will be narrowed to 10.5 feet. The 2019 budget does include money for initial designs for a complete street along this section of Riverside Drive.
-7-2018 Bit Slow With the holiday week, it’s been a bit slow. I have some news about upcoming races next week. Don’t forget to check back a couple of times a week to get the latest news and event information!
7-3-2018 Georgia Cycling Gran Prix 2018 Wednesday through Sunday – July 18-22nd Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, ~ 5 day, 6 stage event Press Release: TopView Sports is proud to announce the return of the 12th annual Georgia Cycling Gran Prix! Over $8,000 in cash and prizes are on the line. We have some of the most amazing courses in the Southeast including two dedicated tracks. No cars and no center line rule, just 40 foot wide race tracks with great pavement. Our two open road race courses are sure to please with some climbing and great views. Our hill top finish from last year and a new course this year for the final day which is much flatter and more suited to the final day of a hard week of racing. Amazing competition, large fields and proven history of great races will make this the “can’t miss race of the summer”. Sign up in the next two days and use this coupon code to get entered at the early reg price which has already expired. Coupon good only for the full omnium. Limited to the first 20 riders. Code: “LetsRace” Please join the fun! We love spectators at our events!
7-2-2018 July SORBA Chapter Trail Work Parties This is what I have so far for July SORBA Work Parties. I’ll post anymore if I see them.
Cochran Mill Work Party MTB Atlanta Sat., July 14, 9 am – Noon “Join us for our monthly work party at Cochran Mill Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 9 AM. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a helmet, gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there!”
Sope Creek Work Party MTB Atlanta Sat., July 21, 9 am-Noon “Join us for our monthly Work Party at Sope Creek and give back to the trails that you love to ride. We meet at the Columns Drive parking lot at 9 AM at the gate by the Fitness loop. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.”
SORBA Woodstock Trail Party, Sat., July 21 9 am – Noon, Trail is TBD. “Join us for our monthly trail work party. Check the website and/or Facebook sites for the location. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water. We provide the rest. This is a chance to help give back to the trails. We could not maintain these trails without generous volunteers like you.”
6-29-2018 Athens GA CX Skills MeetUp From Instagram Curious about cyclocross? Come on down to our ‘cross skills meetup on July 22. We’ll have local celebrity Elliott Caldwell of Crosshairs Cycling going over all the skills you need to know for ‘cross racing. It’s a morning clinic so maybe we’ll leave beer out of it, but we might end up shotgunning a LaCroix or two. Bring a bike that’s crossworthy and we’ll show you what to do with it!
6-25-2018 Magner wins US Pro Crit Championships Wow! Georgia is racking up the National Championships at US Pro this weekend! From Cyclingnews: “Ty Magner capped a dominant performance by Rally Cycling Friday at the US Pro Criterium Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, winning the bunch kick ahead of teammate Eric Young in a one-two finish for the Pro Continental team. Sam Bassetti (Elevate-KHS) was third. Rally held the field together throughout the 90-minute race, then delivered Magner and Young into the final corners, where Young, who won the criterium title in 2011 and 2013, was the team’s second option behind his younger teammate. Magner took care of business, however, attacking on a final uphill with about 400 metres to go and closing the door on Holowesko-Citadel’s John Murphy and Miguel Bryon in the last corner, allowing Young to slip past and cutting off the Holowesko riders’ momentum.”
6-22-2018 Georgia Cross Schedule The 2018 Georgia Cross schedule has been released! Many favorite venues return! Serenbe is back! We are also looking forward to the new race at Road Atlanta! More information coming soon!
Sept. 30 Elks Aidmore CX, Covington, GA
Oct. 7 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 14 Boundary Waters CX, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 21 Old Grey Barn CX, Dalton, GA
Oct. 27-28 Savannah SuperPrestige CX
Nov. 3-4 Athens CX, Athens, GA
Nov. 11 Road Atlanta CX, Braselton, GA
Nov. 18 Nash Farm CX, Hampton, GA
Dec. 1-2 Serenbe CX, Chattahoochee Hills, GA