7-8-2020 Dalton Grand Prix Postponed I have learned that the Dalton Grand Prix scheduled for the first weekend of August has been postponed.

7-7-2020 GA Games Cancelled The Georgia Games has cancelled all of the cycling events that were supposed to take place this weekend.

7-6-2020 Dirt Church: Allatoona Creek Park Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Dirt Church: Toona Workday Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 10 AM Come show our trails some love. We’ll be fine tuning the Mason’s Bridge reroute, finishing the first phase of Wildcat and fixing some other trouble spots.

7-3-2020 Rumble at Roebling Cancelled From HHC: I am writing to you on behalf of Hilton Head Cycling to notify you that we will not be going forward with the race weekend which we had scheduled for July 25th & 26th of this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent governmental directives on masking and social distancing guidelines it will not be possible for us to conduct our event. Also regrettably the GBRA and Top View Sports has scheduled an event in North Georgia on the same weekend. We fell this will adversely effect event registrations making it difficult to support you racers with the event you deserve. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you can reserve our weekend for next year. BikeReg.com will be processing refunds to the method of payment used for registration and you should see these refunds by the middle of next week. Thank you so much for supporting our event, and we hope to see you next year.”

6-30-2020 BBC The Beautiful Backroads Century has announced the date for 2020-Sept. 19. September 19th marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beautiful Backroads Century (BBC) Bike Ride. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Anheuser-Busch will not be the host location of the BBC this year. The host location will be moved to Cass High School. It is crucial the ride occurs this year due to the financial needs of our charity – Hickory Log Personal Care Home. Hickory Log is a safe place to call home for men with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The BBC is a primary source of income for them. Hickory Log is celebrating 50 years this year and your help and support of the ride are needed more this year than in the past. The ride will include a t-shirt, rest stops, $5 Food Truck Voucher, and SAG. Due to Covid-19, we will not be serving a meal or beer at the end of the ride. Our partner, Sosbee Cycle park, will be hosting food trucks at their location on the day of the ride. For those people who still would like to support the BBC, but do not feel comfortable riding on September 19, there will be a virtual ride.

6-29-2020 Georgia Commute Options Interview A couple of weeks ago Georgia Commute Options interviewed me about teleworking for my corporate job. Look for more of the interview in October-Bike to Work month!

Teleworking Like a Professional

Mission Devo Cycling Becomes USA Cycling Center of Excellence Mission Devo Cycling, a Junior development program out of Atlanta, has become a USA Cycling Center of Excellence. “Centers for Excellence are USA Cycling not-for-profit developmental clubs that specialize in junior and under-23 rider identification and development in road, mountain, cyclocross, and track.”.

USA Cycling Foundation awards grants to Centers of Excellence programs

6-27-2020 Holly Shelter Race Postponed This weekend’s Holly Shelter gravel grinder race is postponed because of North Carolina group number restrictions. They are working on rescheduling.

6-26-2020 North Cooper Lake Park Closed The Skills area at the North Cooper Lake Park MTB Trails is currently closed through the first of next week. MTB Atlanta is upgrading and repairing elements of the skills park!

6-25-2020 Ian Garrison Named to Olympic Long Team USA Cycling has named Ian Garrison to the Men’s Road Olympic Long Team for Tokyo 2021. Congratulations Ian!

6-18-2020 Georgia Games From the Georgia Games: With the reopening of Georgia, we are going to host the 2020 Georgia Games CYCLING Championships competition this year. See our website for details: www.georgiagames.org. In order to host these events for the athletes, we will need to institute some changes and modifications to schedules, waivers, venue, social distancing and protective wear, etc. We will post these on our website as we get them updated. EVERYONE will be required to wear a mask or official face covering at all times except during direct competition. Trish’s Notes: The crit and TT are at West Oak in Marietta, home of the Tuesday Night Crit (TNC). The road race will be at Cass High School in White, GA (some of the Bud Plant/Sosebee Bike Park area). The dates are July 11-12. There are only 3 road events that I know of this summer, so take advantage of this one!

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