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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
11-25-2019 Thanksgiving Day Rides Burn off that turkey before you eat! The Brookhaven Bike Alliance hosts their annual Thankful Ride in Brookhaven at 9:00 am leaving from Savi Provisions. Chose from a 12 or 26 mile route; all riders welcome. ATLPTN has announced that there will be a special edition of the Airport Ride at 10:00 am on Thanksgiving (for racers/serious riders only-be prepared for a 22mph+ average). There will be a ride from the Buford Publix at 9:00 am to Lake Lanier and back. 18-19 mph average.
11-21-2019 DLV Leaf Day From the DLV: DLV leaf Corralling work day Dec 14th 9 to 3 December 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Dick Lane Velodrome, East Point, GA, 30344 Trish’s Note: There is usually pizza eating involved afterwards, too.
Dunwoody Vulnerable Users Law Passed “A new ordinance that adds protections for cyclists and pedestrians beyond what state law requires is now official in Dunwoody. The City Council approved the “vulnerable road user” ordinance at its Nov. 18 meeting and is believed to be the first city in Georgia to have such a law…… The city’s ordinance mirrors much state law, such as ticketing a motorist for not stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk. It prohibits motorists from throwing objects at cyclists, driving too close to try to intimidate them, and turning right in front of them.” Read the full article at the Reporter Newpapers.
11-19-2019 Calendar Updates I’ve updated the calendars with the 2020 dates I have. Don’t bother looking for any road dates. I have very few. The mountain bike/gravel calendar has a ton of updates! Promoters–Email me your 2020 Event dates and websites!
Conasauga Crusher From Mountain Goat Adventures Conasauga Crusher 52 Mile Gravel Grind – THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd! Race #7 of the Terrapin Southeastern Gravel Series! ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL 11:59 PM ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20. AS OF MONDAY, 11/18 WE STILL HAVE MANY SIZES OF EVENT SHIRTS AVAILABLE – ALLOTTED AS YOU REGISTER. The course features fast, rolling gravel with one major 3 mile climb up Big Frog Rd, followed by an equally long descent. The course boasts approximately 6000′ of cumulative elevation gain and seasonal views of Lake Ocoee. All participants receive a soft and comfy shirt, finisher award, hearty post race meal and Terrapin Beer! Cash prizes for the top 3 open men and women! Sponsor prizes for the top 3 in non-open categories. We hope you will join us for our newest gravel adventure! The course utilizes beautiful roads and begins and ends at a family friendly facility. Registration for all 2020 Mountain Goat Adventures Events opens on January 1st, 2020!
11-18-2019 EPTC CX Photos Photos from the EPTC CX Classic at Nash Farm are up! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. I only got photos from the Women’s 4/5-Mens’s 5 and Elite Masters races. My camera decided to died on me; we’ve been through 10 years of good times together. It is most likely a shutter issue. If anyone wants to make a donation towards a new camera, please let me know. My budget is non existent for the repair or a new body right now because of some major expenses in the last 4 weeks. I’m happy to share those via PM.
11-14-2019 Nash Farm CX is this weekend! Two days of racing! Saturday is the Atlanta Collegiate Cycling Classic with collegiate and USAC races (not a GACX race). Sunday is the EPTC CX Classic and is part of the Bike Law Georgia Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing! Numbers on the left for both days. Some races on Sunday will have chips (with lap times); there is no rental fee. Tech Guide: https://bit.ly/33MdPrC. Get all the info. at http://www.georgiacx.com.
Silver Comet Bridge Repair next week! From the Cobb DOT: One side of the Silver Comet Trail bridge over Nickajack Creek, located near the Concord Road trail head (between mile posts 2.6 and 2.9), will be closed to trail traffic starting Monday, November 18th so that crews can make repairs to the bridge railing. Personnel will be on site to monitor and direct trail traffic so users can cross the bridge safely during construction activities. The total length of work zone is approximately 100 feet. Repairs are anticipated to be completed by Wednesday November 20th .
11-12-2019 Georgia State CX Championship Photos Photos from the Georgia State CX Championship at Road Atlanta are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. Support your local photographers!
Lamar Mauney has been racing Georgia Cyclocross since the beginning! He took the Elite Masters 60+ State Championship to add to his jersey collection.
Corner CX Easy to travel race located less than 30 minutes from Birmingham, this exciting new cyclocross race is the perfect capstone to your CX season on Sunday, Dec. 8. Situated on a World Cup style course with varied terrain and unique features, Corner Cross is the perfect intersection of spectator friendly, challenging for experienced racers, and welcoming to newcomers. Bring your tailgate tent, prize offered for best setup. Very excited to offer a unique team relay race (4 riders do one lap each, first to finish wins) that is FREE to add on if you sign up to race in another category. Free kids race also, pre-race camping or dinner option available as well. Look for our hot chocolates, frites, and more surprises on race day.
Caroline Palacio (L5 Flyers) won a fast Women’s 4/5 race at Day 2/Terrapin of Across the Beeriers.
11-5-2019 Allatoona Creek Park Closed From SORBA West Georgia Don’t forget that Allatoona Creek Park is closed to all users except registered hunters during the month of November. You can still access Turtleback, Red Baron and the Pitner Road Dog Park Skills Area during this time. If you’re looking for somewhere close to ride a West Georgia trail, go check out Mount Tabor Park, Sara Babb Park, Friends of Lost Mountain Park Trails, or Clinton Nature Preserve. Toona will reopen December 1st.
Nov. Work Parties
Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., Oct. 19 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.
LINC Trail Work Party From MTB Atlanta The LINC Trail MEGA BUILD Sunday 11/10 Join us in Newnan on Sunday, 9-5 to help us wrap up our Linc trail build! Come anytime you are available during the scheduled work time. Park at the LINC Trail Head on the left just before 453 Summerlin Blvd.bWe need all hands on deck bringing wood and supplies to 2 bridge sites and finishing 2 bridges! If you have power tools or a hammer, bring them. Also, bring gloves, insect repellent, and water/snacks.
Dauset Trail Work Day From MTB Atlanta Dauset Trail Work Day, Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 am-Noon Volunteer opportunity for Dauset Trails! Join Dauset Trails Nature Center and Flowmotion Trail builders to help with finishing work on a new connector trail in Jackson, GA. Meet up at Lake Clark Road just past the Indian Springs State Campground on the right. Look for the Flowmotion truck that will indicate the parking area. From Jackson, take Mulberry St. then slight right on Brownlee, then left on Lake Clark. Look for the Flowmotion truck.
11-3-2019 Across the Beeriers Photos Photos from Days 1 and 2 of Across the Beeriers in Athens, GA are up! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com.
David Kemp (CX Mafia) leads Matthew Reeves in the Single Speed at Day 2/Terrapin of Across the Beeriers in Athens, GA.
10-31-2019 ATHENS ACROSS THE BEERIERS UPDATE! Friday night racing as been cancelled in Athens at Across the Beeriers because of the heavy rains falling. There is an updated flyer on the Georgia Cross website. Anyone that was registered for Friday night should receive an email and a refund for that entry fee.
Time Change A reminder that the time changes this weekend! Fall back Saturday night! Most after work group rides go on hiatus or change times. Some weekend ride change start times. Be sure to check the Winter Rides list for updates!
10-29-2019 DLV Workday Nov 2nd 9am From the Dick Lane Velodrome DLV’s first workday is scheduled for 9AM, Saturday November 2nd. Start getting those 2020 Rider of the Year points EARLY. Come join us if you can, we appreciate your help!!!! rebury and extend french drain, track patching, repaint patched areas and lines, and more. Plus pizza eating.
10-27-2019 Boundary Waters CX Photos Photos from the Boundary Waters GACX race are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com. there are plenty from most races!
Rosie Levy (FeraFox Racing) on her way to winning the Women’s 4/5 at Boundary Waters.
10-24-2019 Ian Garrison signs two-year deal with Deceuninck-QuickStep If you haven’t heard by now that Ian Garrison of Decatur, GA has signed a World Tour team contract, where have you been? Everyone in Atlanta and his former junior team NCGA is so proud of him!!! From Cyclingnews: “American time trial champion Ian Garrison will move up to the WorldTour having signed a two-year contract with the Deceuninck-QuickStep that will take him through 2021. The 21-year-old has spent the last three years of his career under the tutelage of Axel Merckx at Hagens Berman Axeon but is looking forward to testing his legs against the top-tier of professional cycling.
“I am really excited,” Garrison said in a team press release. “It is an incredible opportunity to ride with a squad of this level. It is something that I have always dreamed of, as I have been a fan of the Wolfpack for a long time and watched them race, so I am excited to be a part of it and learn. “I am still young at 21 and I want to have a long career and seeing the progress that Deceuninck – Quick-Step have helped other young riders make is a big part of my decision and trusting in that they can get the best from me.”
10-21-2019 The Airport Ride Awakens! The Airport Ride Awakens per the Atlanta Peloton The world-famous Airport Ride returns the first Sunday in November! Date: Sunday, November 3rd 2019 Roll Time: 10:00am EST Distances (miles): 58 (long) & 40 (short). Check out the trailer for awesome footage!
Erica Carney Retires Georgia resident and pro cyclist Erica Carney has retired. From Rally Cycling: “Erica Carney has called it a (racing) career. The Pennsylvania native, who enjoyed a long career as one of the toughest criterium racers on American soil and powered to a national crit title in 2017, has hung up her wheels to begin a new adventure as a schoolteacher in Baldwin, Georgia. “I’m getting the hang of it. It’s like training on the bike. You have to have a long term plan and some days are really awesome while some days make you want to cry in your car,” laughed Carney, the 2017 U.S. Pro women’s criterium champion and a multi-time collegiate champion.”