• Sandy Springs Pro Women
  • Sandy Springs Cat. 2/3 Men
  • Sandy Springs Pro Men
  • DLV Keirin
  • 2014 Roswell Crit Masters
  • 2014 Taylor Phinney US Pro TT Champion
  • 2014 US Pro Women RR
  • 2015 US Pro RR Men

6-28-2019 USA National Pro Championships Congratulations to Georgia’s own Ian Garrison who won the Men’s Pro Time Trial Championships in Knoxville on Thursday@ It was last week that he won the U23 TT Championship!

6-24-2019 2019 Fool’s Gold From Mountain Goat Adventures We are excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Maxxis Tires Fools Gold Mountain Bike Races is now open. The Maxxis Tires Fools Gold is scheduled for September 14, 2019 at the beautiful Montaluce Winery, in Dahlonega, GA. The 2019 Fool’s Gold Mountain Bike Race will again offer riders a 38 mile or 60 mile course! Additional trail mileage proposed for 60 mile course! 400 rider field limit for the 2019 event – please register early so you do not miss out. Both courses begin at Montaluce Winery and will have a neutral rollout for approximately 3 miles on pavement, then transition to gravel roads. The 60 mile course begins with a stout 3 mile gravel road climb. NEW for 2019, we are proposing to the USFS that our route head north off the ridgeline onto some of my favorite “secret” trails, then across to FS 69, and finally back up to Hightower Gap, merging with the usual route. This adds 5-6 miles to the long course. The 38 mile course heads directly to the Jones Creek Ridge Singletrack Trail along gravel roads, giving riders the opportunity to space out before hitting nearly 30 miles of fast singletrack. There is a ton of other great stuff!

Cheaha Challenge 2019 From the Cheaha Challenge: Save the Date! Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2020 – UCI World Championship Qualifiers Organizers of the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo are honored to announce that the 2020 Cheaha Challenge century distance will again be a qualifier for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, and our Cheaha Challenge Time Trial will again be a qualifier for UCI Time Trial World Championship. The 2020 UCI World Championship will be held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2020.

6-21-2019 Big Creek Resolution From Fresh Bikes Now is Crunch Time for Big Creek Park!! As you know, Big Creek Park in Roswell, off Old Alabama Road, is currently home to a forest full of wildlife, mountain bike trails, and walking trails. On June 24th at 7pm, the Roswell City Council is having a RESOLUTION VOTE that will further help protect Big Creek Park from future threats. The goal was create another layer of protection for the park while also helping to prevent future development. This resolution, supported by the Big Creek Community Alliance and Fresh Bikes, gained approval from the Roswell Parks and Recreation Commission. Now its time for Mayor Henry and the City Council to sign off and protect Big Creek Park! We need everyone to show up in full force!! Voice your support to SAVE BIG CREEK PARK by wearing GREEN and attending the Resolution Vote on June 24 at City Hall in Roswell!! Meeting is at 7pm – Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street Roswell, GA 30075!!! Let’s show Mayor Lori Henry and the Roswell City Council that the community wants to save the Big Creek Park and Preserve it long term!! Read the resolution.

6-20-2019 GA 400 Century The Georgia 400 Century is on Sunday, June 30! Registration is $55, but the price goes up June 23.! This year we turn earlier on North Point and take the newer road Westside Parkway to all points flatter north and south. The 44 mile route is a mile shorter and only goes up the middle and little sister climbs. Routes of 9, 26, 46, 60, and 100 are available! Of course, all start on GA 400!! After the ride, there will be a free meal, live music and a beer.

Twice Baked Psychle Century The Twice Baked Psychle Century is this Sunday June 23! Twice Baked is a grass-roots effort to raise awareness about mental health and the role that exercise can take in the treatment of mental illness, while raising funds to support local mental health programs. Just 38 miles west of Atlanta, Twice Baked may very well be the most well-marked course ever, with over 500 markings for the various ride options. All this with limited traffic and drivers who actually seem to like having cyclists sharing their roads!!! Ride options include 14, 28, 50, 64 and 100 miles. Rest stops are numerous and will be fully stocked with goodies in order to beat the heat. Skaters are welcome!! Skate, Skate Skate
Trish’s Note: This is a great ride with low traffic roads, great volunteers, and plenty of rest stops!

6-13-2019 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride Returns to High Point Press Release The Bobby Labonte Foundation, founded by NASCAR champion racecar driver and High Point businessman Bobby Labonte, broke fundraising and attendance records last year for the Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride – and plans to do it again in 2019. Online registration is now open for the ride, which will return to High Point, N.C. on September 7, 2019 with the ever-popular cocktail party and silent auction scheduled for the night before, on September 6. The Charity Bike Ride began in 2011, with the goal of advancing the Bobby Labonte Foundation’s mission to support children and families in the Triad area.

This year, events also include the return of “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” gallery exhibit at Theatre Art Galleries September 5. A VIP ride and luncheon will be hosted by Labonte the morning of September 6, followed by an evening silent auction and cocktail party. The Charity Bike Ride starts at 7:30 am September 7 and offers cyclists a 40 km, 60 km, or 100 km route. All of the proceeds will fund grants for the chosen non-profits. Last year’s recipients, including High Point LEAP, Millis Regional Health Education Center, and Ready for School, Ready for Life, shared more than $50,000 in grant money. Special awards were also presented to the High Point Boys & Girls Club and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

6-11-2019 Georgia Cross Schedule The 2019 Preliminary Georgia Cross schedule is ready! It’s subject to change and a couple of races still have to be filled in.

Sept. 19 Old Grey Barn CX, Dalton, GA
Oct. 6 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 12-13 Elks Aidmore CX, Covington, GA
Oct. 21 Boundary Waters CX, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 27-28 Cole Cross Cup CX, Savannah, GA
Nov. 2-3 Across the Beeriers CX, Athens, GA
Nov. 10 Road Atlanta CX, Braselton, GA
Nov. 17 EPTC CX, Hampton, GA
Dec. 2 TBD CX
Dec. 10 TBD CX

All For One 100 Bicycle Ride The Van Purser Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation (501(c)3), created by a group of caring cyclists, so we might pour out into others just as Van has poured out into us. The mission, simply, is to pull together to assist other cyclists in times of need. The ride will take place on Saturday, October 5 2019 at North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022 Register for the ride here

Allatoona Creek Park Work Day From SORBA West Georgia Toona Workday – Final Solstice Prep, Saturday, June 15 9:00 am, come out and help us finish the final prep for the 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races. We’ll be working on the official race course (Driftwood and Wildcat.) Remember this event is our biggest fundraiser for Toona, so we need to get them ready to go. We’ll supply tools and direction, you just bring water and some clothes for gettin’ dirty. Bring your bike too and we can ride the course afterwards.

Blanket’s Creek Work Party This month’s SORBA Woodstock work party will be Sat., June 15 at Blanket’s Creek at 9 am.

6-10-2019 Twice Baked Psychle Century From the Promoter With 5 years under our belt, we think that Twice Baked will be better than ever in 2019! Definitely the best marked course in GA! Nice country roads, community support, low traffic, breakfast sandwiches, juice and coffee for early finishers; hot fresh pizza and watermelon for all other participants, only clean indoor bathrooms, trophies for the oldest and youngest finishers, raffle prizes including: free track class at Dick Lane Velodrome, Free Bike Fit from Podium Multisport or All Three Sports, Free indoor spin classes at ATS/ The Pain Cave in Buckhead, Tifosi sunglasses and more! And all this only 30 miles outside of downtown Atlanta! But the best part is that it is in support of mental health and the role that exercise plays in mental health! Let’s Ride!! Help us be better prepared by pre-registering on line! WHEN: Sunday June 23, 2019 Registration begins at 6:00am Mass Start at 7:30am WHERE: Villa Rica Middle School 614 Tumlin Lake Rd Temple, GA 30179 Distances of 14, 28, 50, 64, and 100 miles.

6-7-2019 Weekend Race Cancellations I haven’t heard of many race cancellations this weekend with the predicted flooding in parts of the Southeast. Crosstown Velo has announced the NC/SC State Road Race Championships are being moved to Aug. 10-11 because of the weather. I’ll update things here if I get any information about other races.

6-4-2019 Cycle Alpharetta Tuesday Night Parking From the group that doesn’t really organize the ride since it’s a pick up ride: Publix Property Management reached out to me regarding our parking on Tuesday night, they have been gracious enough to allow us to kick off our rides from their parking lot for the past 4yrs, but it has become overwhelming for the Salon next to our ride and were asked not park around them. If you park in the OFF LIMITS area you will be ASKED TO MOVE. Primary parking should be in the public parking structure behind the store, secondary with permission from the Alpharetta Public Library. Only the 12 spots in the back of Publix are available. Once parked and ready to ride meet in our normal ride kickoff area. Wheels down at 630PM.

6-2-2019 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races From SORBA West Georgia 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races Saturday, June 22nd Cobb County Parks and Atlanta Cycling are excited to present the 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races at Allatoona Creek Park in Acworth, Georgia. This year’s big event features a completely redesigned course with lots of great singletrack trails along the banks of beautiful Lake Allatoona. Racers who want to test their mettle won’t come away disappointed with this fast and flowy course. We’re offering a 4.5 mile & 7 mile option for all our trail runners and a 3 hour mountain bike race for those on 2 wheels. There will be lots of food and prizes, so grab a friend and bring the whole family Saturday, June 22nd. Remember 100% of this event’s proceeds go right back into building and maintaining the trails at Allatoona Creek Park. So help support your local trails and hit the link below to register now and make sure you get a spot for what’s sure to be a great race. If you’re not interested in racing but want to support the event just reply to this email for more information on how you can help. Don’t miss the fun, see you there!

Trish’s Note from stuff I saw on Facebook: The course will be made up of some double track by Rusty Bucket, Driftwood, and the new Wildcat trail! Very cool and different not to use the usual Rusty Bucket-Mason’s Bridge Loop. Wildcat isn’t even quite finished yet!

6-1-2019 RAMBO National Trails Day From RAMBO June 1 is National Trails Day at Big Creek Park. REI Alpharetta is partnering with RAMBO for a stewardship project from 8:45 to 12:30. We will spend the morning clearing and rebuilding trails on the heavily used Big Creek trail system. This is a fun work day and a great way to volunteer and give back to the outdoor trails we love. Everyone is invited including groups and families.We will provide tools, direction, food, drinks, a free t-shirt, and a great day of volunteering!

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., June 8, 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.

Cochran Mill Work Party From MTB Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party Sat., June 15, 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. We will see you there!

5-27-2019 Riding Gravel Tips GirlsGoneGravel and I did a video on IGTV about riding downhill on gravel. Check it out for some helpful tips on technique and tire pressure! More videos will be coming soon from myself, Kathryn, and Laura!

Campellton UMC Church Closing – Silk Sheets Parking The Silk Sheets Church, Campbellton United Methodist, is closing after 189 years. June 2 is their last church service. The property will be listed for sale and closed to parking for liability reasons effective early June. Please park across the road along the side street. Park fully in the grass and make sure your wheels are not on the pavement. Do not park in the “other” church’s parking lot.

5-26-2019 Riding Gravel Tips GirlsGoneGravel and I did a video on IGTV about riding downhill on gravel. Check it out for some helpful tips on technique and tire pressure!

5-27-2019 Riding Gravel Tips GirlsGoneGravel and I did a video on IGTV about riding downhill on gravel. Check it out for some helpful tips on technique and tire pressure! More videos will be coming soon from myself, Kathryn, and Laura!

Campellton UMC Church Closing – Silk Sheets Parking The Silk Sheets Church, Campbellton United Methodist, is closing after 189 years. June 2 is their last church service. The property will be listed for sale and closed to parking for liability reasons effective early June. Please park across the road along the side street. Park fully in the grass and make sure your wheels are not on the pavement. Do not park in the “other” church’s parking lot.

5-26-2019 Riding Gravel Tips GirlsGoneGravel and I did a video on IGTV about riding downhill on gravel. Check it out for some helpful tips on technique and tire pressure!

5-23-2019 Soles for Cole From the Promoter Soles for Cole with the Southside Cycling Club The event starts and finishes in historic Senoia. Cyclists have distance options of 35, 59, 75, or 100 miles. All routes begin with a short “stem” ride out to the spacious covered pavilion in Haralson. This is the location of the fully-supported rest stop at the center of the new “cloverleaf” route design with no route overlaps! There are four unique loops of 17 – 25 miles. Each loop returns to the central rest stop. Soles For Cole volunteers are promising some surprises at the rest stop throughout the day! All cyclists finish in Senoia for a post-ride meal in the air-conditioned church hall.

5-21-2019 Dick Lane Velodrome Video The City of East Point (GA) produced a video about the DLV and its programs last week. Check it out!

Jackson County Brevet From the Promoter Mark your calendars for June 8th to attend our 10th Anniversary Jackson County Charity ride, new & faster routes, new venue, Come help us celebrate an incredible 10 years; it’s a BIG deal. A HUGE Thanks to everyone who has ridden the Brevet over the last 9 years. We could not have made it to 10 years without YOU!!!

5-18-2019 Woodward Way in Atlanta Woodward Way around Memorial Park in Buckhead (City of Atlanta) is a popular road for cyclists and is part of the Vinings Loop. It’s off of Howell Mill/Peachtree Battle. I haven’t been down there in about a month. The City appears to be doing a huge sewer replacement project. The street – and part of Peachtree Battle – is torn up with huge-not-road-tire-friendly gravel in the middle of it. You can pass, but be careful as the passable pavement is very narrow in a couple of spots. It looks like it will be this way for quite a while.

5-17-2019 Cruisin in the Country Century The 24th Annual Cruisin’ in the Country Cycling Weekend will be held November 9-10, 2019, in Claxton, Georgia, offering 5 route options and new this year, a 5k run/ride combo. Routes include an 18- mile, 31- mile trail/adventure ride, 50- mile, 65 -mile, and century. Cruisin’ boasts the best SAG and rest stops with enthusiastic hosts offering everything from hot grits and eggs, homemade sweets, award winning dips and pasta salad, gluten free and vegetarian options, Claxton Fruitcake and more! Make your Cruisin’ weekend an outdoor adventure. Bring your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and enjoy the Canoochee River or one of the 3 beautiful lakes at the Georgia DNR Evans County Public Fishing Area. For details and registration information, please visit www.claxtonevanschamber.com or call the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce, (912) 739-1391, info@claxtonevanschamber.com. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Evans County C.A.R.E.S., Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families and supporting regional and national cancer research programs including St.Joseph’s/Candler Health System (Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion) Savannah, GA; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Georgia Health Science Foundation Cancer Center, Augusta, GA; and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

Farm to Fork Fondo From the Promoter Farm to Fork Fondo is an organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way and we would love to be added to your calendar. There are four rides routes, Gran (78 miles), Medio (57 miles), Piccolo (25 miles), and Ramble Ride (9 miles), Asheville farmlands, featuring aid station stops at local farms. This is a moderate difficulty ride with rolling hills and some sustained climbing over moderate grades. We offer optional age-graded timed segments in the Stages Segment Challenge where riders can compete for the famed Polka Chicken Jersey, and one lucky participant in the Stages Segment will go home with a brand new Stages power meter worth $800. Plus, all registered 2019 Farm to Fork Fondo participants are eligible to win a brand spankin’ new Bianchi bike. One lucky winner will be selected at the end of the Farm to Fork Fondo season. Tons more Bianchi swag for you to take home! Discount Code: 15% with CLUBFONDO

5-13-2019 DLV Photos Photos from The Keirin presented by Outback Bikes at the Dick Lane Velodrome are up! It was a lot of fun to be able to shoot at the track again!


The Women’s Keiren at the Dick Lave Velodrome


Ayesha McGowen (LIV Cycling) powers down the back side of the course at the Hapeville Crit.

5-10-2019 Collegiate Road Nats Congratulations to the SCAD-Atlanta men’s team for capturing the Bronze in the Varsity Team Time Trial at the Collegiate Road National Championship! SCAD-Atlanta is coached by Tina Pic. Milligan College won the Women’s TTT Varsity bronze. In the Varsity ITT, SCAD-Savannah swept the women’s podium. Andy Scarano from SCAD-Atlanta won the Silver in the Men’s Varsity TT.

5-9-2019 Rain Sucks To say the weather is going to suck this weekend in the Southeast would be an understatement. The only thing that I have heard that is happening no matter what is the Cheaha Challenge. It’s a UCI qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, so there it would be more complicated to reschedule. I’ve talked to the DLV, and Friday Night Sprints & The Keirin are on if the weather cooperates. If not, they will not be rescheduled. Racing will resume next Tuesday as regularly scheduled. Unless it’s still raining.

Carolinas Track Championships to Be Rescheduled From the Giordana Velodrome Due to weather forecast CCA Track Championships this weekend are cancelled and will be rescheduled in the Fall.

Clip in for Epilepsy Rescheduled From Facebook: DATE RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, JUNE 1st FOR SAFETY. After much deliberation, we have decided to change the date of the ride, the weather report for May 11th looks less than desirable and we want everyone to be safe and enjoy the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and please feel free to DM the foundation with any questions or concerns.Thank you for your understanding and continued support! We would also like to start the day a little earlier on June 1st, since we will have more sunlight, and get everyone back for the party earlier! Here is the new schedule: Century Ride: 7am 60 Mile: 8am 30 Mile 8:30am

5-8-2019 GA State RR Postponed From Topview Sports: We regret to inform you that the Georgia State Road Race slated for this Saturday has been postponed to Saturday May 25th. (two weeks later) The forecast for the southeast looks quite bleak this whole weekend so instead of having a sub par State Championship rain fest we will delay it two weeks and pray for better weather. This is not a normal thing for TopView Sports to delay for rain but this time we can due to the importance of the event. Of course, any time a date is switched it doesn’t work for some and we understand that. We just hope that with better weather it will work for more. We could tell that racers were watching the weather as online registration was super low. We will keep online reg open for the new date but if you can’t attend that day please let us know.

Registration Discount for Six Gap! Press Release. Early registration is underway for one of the most popular bicycle rides in the country, the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty. Participants can save $10-20 by completing the online registration by May 31. The Six Gap Century’s challenging 104-mile route has become a bucket-list ride for cyclists from all across the U.S., which features 11,200 vertical feet of elevation gain across six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia mountains. The toughest climb on the century, Hogpen Gap, averages a gradient of seven percent for 7 miles, with sections as steep as 15 percent. The Three Gap Fifty offers a 58-mile course with 6,385 vertical feet of climbing. The 35-mile Valley Ride will return for a ninth year and offer a scenic mountainside route with rolling hills to Turner’s Corner and back.

There is one standard fee for all three ride options. The Early Bird fee is $66 and the standard fee of $76 will take effect from June 1 to Sept. 22. Each registration includes a custom T-shirt, snacks and beverages at rest stops, showers, and a post-ride spaghetti dinner (from 11am-6pm). Online registration will end Sept. 22, or when the 2,500 rider limit is reached, whichever occurs first. If spots are available, on-site registration will take place Sept. 28-29 and the fee will be $86. Fees are nonrefundable and the rides will take place rain or shine. Visit the web site for details.

Returning in 2019 will be King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain designations for the top male and female climbers on the two longer courses. For the Three Gap Fifty, the KOM and QOM honors will be awarded based on lowest climb times on Wolfpen Gap. For the Six Gap Century, honors will be recognized for the lowest combined climb times on Hogpen Gap and Wolfpen Gap. Both will recognize three age categories – 34 & under, 35 to 54, and 55 & over. Winners receive custom KOM kits (jersey and bib shorts). Among sponsors to join the weekend of festivities, Sept. 28-29, 2019, are Northside Hospital Sports Medicine, SunTrust and Chestatee Ford. This is the first year for Northside Hospital to sponsor Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty, noting that mobility is one of the most important aspects to living a longer and healthier life. The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty will continue to support Georgia Bikes, a non-profit organization working to improve bicycling conditions and to promote bicycling throughout the state of Georgia. One dollar of every registration will be donated to Georgia Bikes to increase bicyclist safety through education, outreach, and better streets and trails.

The 2019 Bike Expo will be held on the Historic Square of Dahlonega on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 am to 6 pm. Vendor booths from leading industry companies and Six Gap Century sponsors will offer interactive displays, special merchandise, and product samples. Pre-registered Six Gap participants can also check-in for Sunday’s ride on the Visitors Center plaza during the Expo. The Six Gap Criterium will return on Saturday, and plans will be announced later this summer. The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau owns and operates the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty, as well as the Bike Expo. The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs that were conquered during the Tour de Georgia professional stage race. The Six Gap Century’s ultra-challenging route features six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia mountains. It is the largest participant event of the year for the organization, which grows the economy, attracts visitors, advocates for all businesses, and develops leaders to promote the welfare of the community.

5-7-2019 It’s the Keirin at the Dick Lane Velodrome From the DLV: This Saturday is Dick Lane Velodrome’s ‘The Keirin’ p/b Outback Bikes
Saturday May 11th @ 6pm. Returning for this year is our Pro Women’s Keirin field of twelve that will compliment our Pro Men’s Keirin field. What’s a Keirin you ask – It’s a fast paced Olympic event (popular in Japan) where riders are paced up to maximum speed behind a Derny (motorized bicycle) until the final lap-and-half and then get dropped off to tear up the track to the finish. Exciting is an understatement! The DLV is a quick 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and is easy to get to via bike, car or MARTA. Gates Open @ 2 p.m. Racing Starts @ 3 p.m. Main Events Start @ 6 p.m. $5 entry or $10 for family of 5

Please note: City ordinances do not allow pets during events We’ll be serving up standard concession fare like chips and hot dogs and desserts from Cake Hag.
Don’t forget about the Need for Speed Sprints presented by Bike Law Friday Night May 10th starting at 7 p.m. Friday night spectating is free!

Rope Mill Work Party From SORBA Woodstock Work Party Date Change to 5/11/19 at Rope Mill Park, 9 AM. On deck: General Maintenance and a few reroutes. Click on the link to pre-register. We will provide lunch and thanks in advance.

Charleston Park Work Party From RAMBO Saturday, May 11 9 am, Tired of getting slapped in the face or knocked off your bike by a limb or vine at Charleston Park? Are you putting on calamine lotion before the ride? Join us Saturday for a pruning work party. Bring whatever tools (pruners, loppers, trimmers) you have that can help cut back limbs, weeds, tall grass and other vegetation that is putting a squeeze on the trail. Please bring hydration and wear closed toe shoes and gloves for your protection and comfort. I would also suggest wearing long pants and shirt for this work party. RAMBO will also provide tools and instruction. We will have lunch at Charleston Park and a group ride after lunch for anyone who can stay. So bring your bike too.

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., May 18, 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.

Cochran Mill Work Party From MTB Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party Sat., May 11, 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. We will see you there!

5-6-2019 Hapeville Photos and Spin the District If you didn’t go to the crits at Spin the District to watch or race this weekend you missed out on a fun time! I raced and photographed the Hapeville Crit on Saturday and had a blast! Photos are here for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure.


Planes and the Pro Men’s Field at the Hapeville Crit

5-3-2019 TN State Crit Championship From TBRA: With the unfortunate cancellation of the Rockabilly Gran Prix Criterium the 2019 Tennessee State Championship Criterium will be in Rockwood, TN on July 20 as part of the Three Rivers Rumble. This is a proven course that has hosted the State Championship Crit twice in the past. We look forward to seeing you there.

5-1-2019 Tucker Day – Tucker Ride From the Tucker Day organizing committee: May 11, 2019 Main Street Tucker, GA will be CLOSED to Bikes and Cars from 6am to 7pm. Tickets for cars and riders will be issued if present on Main Street during this time. Please make alternative route plans if you are riding in Tucker on May 11th.

Haute Route Asheville Press Release: The Haute Route is returning to Asheville May 17-19. The Haute Route selects its host sites based on their significance to world cycling heritage. Host sites, such as the Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux in France, cover some of the most famed and cherished landscapes in all of cycling. Haute Route courses trace the paths of the sport’s most legendary riders, and the famed grounds where they trained and competed. According to Matt Holden, CEO of Haute Route, Asheville was a natural choice for the acclaimed event. “Asheville has a storied cycling history, including hosting major cycling races, being home to several champions, and developing into a renowned training hub for road cyclists and mountain bikers,” he says.

The 2019 course features a number of sites famous both in- and outside of the world of cycling. Starting and ending downtown at Pack Square on Friday and Saturday, the course traverses Town Mountain Road, the grounds of the Biltmore Estate, and Elk Mountain Scenic Highway, among others. Haute Route even secured a permit to hold a portion of the event on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition to world-class cycling terrain and history, Asheville also offers a unique and vibrant downtown scene to visiting participants — who come from at least 30 States and 7 countries.

4-29-2019 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races From SORBA West Georgia We are excited to present the 10th Annual Summer Solstice Races at the Allatoona Creek Trails in Acworth Georgia. This year’s big event is brought to you by Cobb County Parks and Atlanta Cycling. There will be a 4.5 mile & 7 mile trail run and a 3 hour mountain bike race. Racers who want to test their mettle won’t come away disappointed. This year’s course will feature lots of great singletrack out on Driftwood along the banks of Lake Allatoona and will also include some of the soon to be opened Flaming Wildcat trail. For those of you who have never paritcipated in this great event, this is our main fundraiser and 100% of the event’s proceeds goes right back into building and maintaining trails at the park. So hit the link below to register now and make sure you get a spot for what will be a great race. If you’re not interested in racing but want to help support the event just reply to this email for more information on other ways you can help. See you there!

Flaming Wildcat Every Tuesday The all new Flaming Wildcat trail is under construction now and we need your help building the fun. This trail travels through pine and old growth forests and includes some of the best elevation changes at Allatoona Creek. It promises to run the gambit from fast and flowy to tight and challenging singletrack. We’ll have a BIG workday on Saturday May 18th and need another great showing from all our volunteer trail crew. We’ll also start meeting some weekday afternoons to do some finishing work, beginning Tuesday April 30th at 5pm. Come help out and then stay for the Wacky Tuesday Group Ride at 7pm.

4-26-2019 Twilight Weekend! It’s Twilight weekend and the beginning of Speedweek! Twilight turns 40, so be there to help them celebrate! There are a ton of events planned! Commerce is on Sunday; Walterboro the middle of the week. The Spin the District Crits are next weekend to close out Speedweek–Hapeville (GA) Saturday and College Park on Sunday. Most races have other activities planned as well! Check out one or as many of the races as you can! I plan to be at–and race & take photos–Hapeville. Come find me and say hi!

4-24-2019 Resurrect the Historic Roswell Criterium The Georgia Bicycle Racing Association (GBRA) is in the process of resurrecting the Historic Roswell Criterium for Sunday June 2, 2019 as the Georgia State Criterium Championships. For 14 years the race was a mainstay for the Canton St. Roswell community and criterium bicycle racers in the southeast. Unfortunately, the relationship between the city and the criterium stakeholders broke down. GBRA is now trying to resurrect the race in a new format that everyone will enjoy. The City of Roswell department heads have come to the table with many great ideas plus reducing costs from previous races. Bike Roswell has also been a great assistance negotiating how to proceed with an excellent event. After careful budgeting we are in need of a title sponsor or two or three presenting sponsors to make the race happen.

Title Sponsorship $10,000 * Naming rights to the Event * Finish Line Overhead Banner Placement * Podium Backdrop Placement * All day announcer calls

Presenting Sponsorship: $3,000 – $5,000 * Finish Line Overhead Banner Placement \* Podium Backdrop Placement: * All day announcer calls :

Contact Mike Barman GBRA: Secretary (678)575-4684 Barmancoach2013@gmail.com