5-5-2021 Brooks RR Volunteers Needed From TopView Sports Want a free entry for the Brooks RR on May 22nd? If so, we need volunteers (Corner Marshal and Wheel Truck Drivers). If you are interested, please message Dayna@topviewsports.com
5-4-2021 Exciting Outback Bikes Announcement! After 36 years on Euclid Ave, Outback Bikes has moved our L5P showroom & service department to 484 Moreland Ave NE across from Sevenanda & the entrance to the Freedom Park bike path. We are now in the same center as Little 5 Points favorites Vortex, Junkmans Daughter, Savage Pizza & Aurora coffee! In our efforts to serve the Southside of Atlanta, we are opening a brand new location in Hapeville with full sales & repair services! The Hapeville “Hub” will house the bulk of our acoustic & E bike fleet, host group rides of many disciplines, a bike-art makers space and more activities to come! Follow our Facebook & IG for details as we roll into these amazing transformations! Pete & Kate would especially like to thank our loyal customer base for continually supporting us over the decades!
5-1-2021 The Rome Composite Cycling Team (HS/MS) is hosting a ride the trails day at Kingston Downs From the team Come check out our trails and support youth mountain biking! A $10/person donation goes to the Rome Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team. Fly around our 5.5 mile fast and flowy loop (the main track for the GA Cycling Association’s opening race circuit) or test your grip strength on our 1.1 mile technical downhill trail. Date & Time: May 8th and 22nd; Gates open from 9am to 12pm; off trail by 2pm Address: 0 Gore Springs Rd (Put Kingston Downs into Google Maps for Directions) Rome, GA 30161 Look for the big grain silo off Hwy 411 that says “Kingston Downs.”
RAMBO Trailhead Reopened? Pretty solid rumor has it that the Silver Comet RAMBO Trailhead is back open, and the parking lot has fresh tarmac.
4-28-2021 RAMBO Trailhead Closed There are closed until further notice signs up at the RAMBO Silver Comet Trailhead according to several Facebook groups. The parking lot may be paved shortly. You may wish to park at Coots Lake or Tara Drummond for the next few weeks.
Group Rides Although a lot of group rides have resumed, CHECK WITH THE CONTACT FOR THE GROUP RIDE YOU WANT TO DO TO SEE IF IT HAS STARTED. Some rides are still on hiatus because of COVID-19. The Rides page has been updated for 2021, but again, some of those rides may still not be happening but are hoping to resume later in the summer
4-27-2021 Fox Raceface XC Trail at Michelin Raceway Open Every Saturday Morning in May! Join some of the Georgia Cycling teams on the Fox XC Trails and raise money for the teams. The trail will be open 8 am – 1 pm every Saturday in May. The minimum donation is $5/rider with a $10/rider suggested donation. Students-Athletes & Coaches registered in the Georgia Cycling HUB for the 2021 season may ride for free. Full course will be opened 8:00AM until 1:00PM Performance + Turbine + Factory Trails = 7.5 Miles You must check in and sign waivers. Visit PrimaTappa.com to print early.
Helmet required. Ride within your ability. All riders must stay on the trail. (No exploring) Course must be ridden counter clockwise. Do not enter the track facility or you will be prosecuted. Ride within your ability. No riders will be allowed to enter the course after 1:00 pm. Please follow all course marshal instructions.
4-20-2021 Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Race – Coming June 19th – NEW COURSE FOR 2021! From Mountain Goat Adventures Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Race presented by Free-Flite Bicycles on June 19th. Register early as we are still at reduced capacity for our events and we expect this race to fill up. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the 6 Hour Race. The 3 Hour Option has a TON of categories for those who wish to ride 3 hours solo, as well as a one and two lap option for junior riders.
We are switching things up for 2021 with a new slightly different course configuration and direction. For 2021, we will be riding CLOCKWISE on both Dwelling and VMT. For the opening lap riders will head straight down Hamilton’s Hop to space out before hitting the Dwelling Trail. Riders will enter Dwelling to the left and ride clockwise up to the bench at the top of the Flow Trails, following the advanced line up to the top. Riders will descend the Rock and Roll Flow Trail down to the bottom and continue riding Dwelling clockwise, using intermediate lines on the remainder of the Dwelling Trail. Riders exit Dwelling to Hamilton’s Hop, cross the bridge and turn left onto Mosquito Flats. The course follows Mosquito Flats to the Mosquito Bite/Van Michael Trail, entering in the CLOCKWISE direction over the wooden boardwalks. Riders will complete the Van Michael Trail clockwise, but will skip Kevorkian Pass and the 420 climb. Once done with VMT, riders will take a left onto Mosquito Flats and ride back towards the parking lot. Riders will take a left on Hamiltons Hop, then left again to an access trail that goes around the metal building and around the paved portion of the parking lot. Teammate exchanges can take place anywhere along the parking lot loop. For subsequent laps, riders will take a left onto Creekside Mosquito Flats on their way to Dwelling. Total distance (with the loop around the parking lot) is approximately 8.3 miles with roughly 780′ of elevation gain per lap. This course configuration offers longer climbs but also longer descent sections and some fun jumps and flow on Dwelling and VMT. The clockwise direction will also allow for Friday pre-riding in the race direction. Compared to last year’s course, it is about 4/10ths of a mile longer with about 50′ more elevation gain, so expect lap times to be about two minutes slower than in 2020. NO MASS START FOR 2021 – STARTS WILL BE STAGGERED BY CATEGORY – We will post start waves/times the week before the event.