• 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

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

4-21-2019 Alabama Cycling Classic Press Release The royalty for bicycle racing took center stage at the Sunny King Criterium in downtown Anniston, Ala. for a 17th year on Saturday. Morning showers for junior races quickly changed to sunshine by midday, bringing huge crowds to the adjacent Noble Street Festival and headwinds to the uphill straightaway at the start line. The final two of 21 categorized races finished under the lights and crowned champions for professional men and women. Summer Moak (Scottsdale, Ariz.) of Rally UHC Cycling blasted across the line in a sprint finish for the title in the Women Pro 1/2 race. Veteran Eric Young (Boulder, Colo.) of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling took the top spot in the Men Pro 1 contest.

The Pro Women’s criterium featured 43 riders in the 60-minute contest. Among the call-ups to start the race were four previous Sunny King Crit champions – Samantha Schneider of ISCorp Pro Cycling (2016), Erica (Allar) Carney of Rally Cycling (2012), Tina Pic of Colavita-Bialetti Racing (2006 and 2008), and Lily Williams of Hagens Berman l Supermint, the 2018 defending champion. For the first half of the race, Williams’ team took a few turns at the front to test the responses from challengers on the four-turn, one-kilometer course. With nine laps to go, the tight pack began to stretch into an aggressive, single file formation, pushed by Hagens Berman l Supermint and CWA Racing at the front. With five to go, Madison Kelly (Naples, Fla.) of CWA Racing made a move. This was followed by a series of attacks – by Moak, then Christina Gorkey-Smith (Denton, Texas) of Colavita Bialetti Racing, then defending champion Williams. With three to go, the lead group had nine riders, led by Janelle Cole (Newaygo, Mich.) of Fast Chance Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth Foundation. With two laps remaining, Jorgensen pushed across the line for a $500 prime. Like the gusty conditions, Jorgensen continued to vault forward in the final lap, but could not maintain that position in the final hundred meters. Moak crossed the line as the new queen of crits in Anniston. Jorgensen finished second and Daniely Garcia (Venezuela) of CWA Racing presented by TREK was third. Williams and Gokey-Smith were fourth and fifth, respectively.

The men’s 60-lap criterium featured a field of 71 riders. Evident from the start was the team in blue kits leading in overall PRT points, Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling. All six riders made an impact in the race, which was completed by the leaders in 1 hour, 32 minutes and 58 seconds. After a couple failed breakaways, Frank Travieso (Athens, Ga.) of EDA Evolution Cycling Team and Kyle Swanson (Fort Worth, Texas) of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling led a group of five on a solid attack with 44 laps to go. They were joined by Sean Burger (Philadelphia) of CS Velo Racing presented by Cannondale, Tanner Ward (Little Rock, Ark.) of DNA Racing, and Kyle Perry (Indianapolis) of Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team. In the next eight to 10 laps, Akil Campbell (Trinidad and Tobago) of the NNGCA Elite Team presented by Tyler Perry Studios and Young had joined the group, bringing the gap with solo breakaways. A couple more Elevate-KHS teammates, plus Daniel Holloway (Boulder, Colo.) of Texas Roadhouse, made it an 11-man lead group. With 30 laps to go, they had more than 30 seconds over all chasers. Riders from the Toronto Hustle team made big efforts to bring the gap with 13 laps to go. It looked like the 11 leaders would begin to lose interest. With eight laps to go, riders from Elevate-KHS began to take charge again, with Young tapping out the tempo at the front. Summerhill crashed out in a turn and a few other in the lead group began to fade. It was a drag race in the final lap, with Young and his 21-year-old teammate Alfredo Rodriguez (Mexico) going one-two at the line. Travieso would finish a bike length back for third, edging Thomas Gibbons (Miami Beach, Fla.) of New Jersey Bicycling Association in fourth and George Simpson (Ft. Collins, Colo.) of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling in fifth.

Chatt Hills Farm Bike Press Release Georgia Farmers Market Association (GFMA), and Civil Bikes are excited to announce the Chattahoochee Hills Farmers Market and Farm Bike Tour which will be held Saturday, May 11th at Chattahoochee Hills Charter School. Taproot drives food-oriented economic development at the nexus of food, health, equity and community. Taproot brings experience, integrity, and results-oriented initiative to building healthy local economies and thriving communities. GFMA continues to work towards providing fresh food to food insecure communities with the launch of their Just Food Markets. These pop-up markets will be hosted in a different Metro Atlanta location every other week and will give communities an opportunity to test the Just Food Market experience. In partnership with Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, the first pop up market of the 2019 season will be held at the school from 9am – 12pm.

Civil Bikes creates authentic tours that express history and place of a community. Civil Bikes will host the Farm Bike Tour which will begin at Chattahoochee Hills Charter School and travel a circuit of approximately 11.5 miles. The route will include stops at Wilkerson Mill Plant Nursery, Worth It Farms, and Hard Way Farm. At each stop, the host will give a brief discussion about its history and information about their current operations. Civil Bikes will also host a kid’s bike rodeo that will begin at 9:30 am for children ages 6-14 years old. Children are required to bring a bicycle and the rodeo will equip participants with basic bicycle safety skills. After the rodeo, children will be able to participate in 6-8 stations of skill building and join the bike parade on a trail that circles the school’s campus. This is a free event, but tickets are required for the ride.

4-19-2019  GA 400 Century Press Release The GA 400 Century is June 30, 2019 at 7 am. All New Routes! Come experience the thrill of riding on GA400. 9, 26, 44, 60 and 100 mile options. 44 Milers only climb middle and little sister this year. Register at http://www.ga400century.com Start/Finish point is located in Sky Zone parking lot in the Kings Market Shopping Center 1425 Market Blvd. Roswell, GA 30076 PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT PUBLIX. Additional parking will also be available across the street at Kimberly Clark. Help us raise money for the Emory Heart and Vascular Center.

11 Days to TT1 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo! Press Release Time is running out. Sign up today to join us in Helen, GA on April 28 for a great event at the Team Type 1Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo! Experience all that White County, Georgia has to offer, including the stunning scenery in Unicoi State Park. – Four scenic and challenging routes (Scroll down for maps)- Incredible food from North Georgia Barbecue and cold beer at the finish line!- Valuable raffle prizes from our sponsors- 10,000 feet of climbing in the 103-mile HC route- Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going!- Timed segment format: Age group and overall competitions based on best combined time through timed sections.

Four Routes – Something for Everyone! We believe everyone should enjoy a day on the bike, so we have routes to suit all tastes. If you want a short ride, try the 25-mile Piccolo route. If you’re looking for metric century (plus a couple bonus miles), try the 64-mile Medio route. The Gran route is a challenging 86 miles with nearly 8500 feet of climbing, and the HC (Hors Categorie) route adds a prologue lap around Helen to bump the distance up to 103 miles with 9800 feet of climbing.

2019 ACF Ride Calendar The Atlanta Cycling Festival Ride Calendar is live! We’ve already got 25+ amazing biking events from Saturday, May 11 – Friday, May 17, but we’re not done yet! The 2019 ACF Closing Bash! Bigger than ever, we will have Eventide, a Bike Park, amazing vendors, and a live concert. Whatever your bike, whatever your ability, come discover your bike story with us! See you in May!

ATL Airport District Gears Up for 2019 “Spin the District” Press Release ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to welcome cycling enthusiasts and spectators alike to Spin the District, the area’s second annual, multi-faceted experience that transforms the city streets into a premier cycling destination. In addition to the fast-paced cycling action, event-goers can expect live music, food trucks and more. The high-energy series will kick off with the Hapeville Criterium on Saturday, May 4, followed by a criterium in College Park on Sunday, May 5. The events will then return this fall with the East Point Velodrome Race on Friday, September 20, followed by the highly-anticipated Gran Fondo in Union City on Sunday, September 22.

Hapeville Criterium | Saturday, May 4
Spin the District will kick off during USA Crits Speed Week with the Hapeville Criterium from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 1.4-kilometer route offers a fast-paced, seven-corner cycling adventure for all participants, including a kid-friendly race in the afternoon and opportunities for professional cyclists to compete. In addition to the criterium, attendees can enjoy Hapeville’s favorite one-day street party, La Fiesta del Cinco, taking place nearby at Jess Lucas Park. With live music courtesy of Mariachi Amigoz de Taylor Fuentes and Conjunto Alazzan, delicious food and drinks provided by Sombreros Mexican Cantina, Don Chon’s and Catalina, with a mechanical bull in the center of it all. This is a Cinco on the Cuatro you won’t want to miss. The event is free for all spectators. Rider registration and details can be found here.

College Park Criterium | Sunday, May 5 Spin the District will roll onto the historic streets of downtown College Park on Sunday to close out the first weekend with the College Park Criterium. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., guests can enjoy family-friendly fun including live music, mountain bike trial demonstrations and stunt performances featuring mind blowing jumps and tricks. VIP members will enjoy the Bayou Block Party beginning at 1 p.m. The Cajun celebration will feature crawfish, tacos, sangria and beer courtesy of Arches Brewing. Rider registration can be found here. VIP tickets for the Bayou Block Party are $35 and can be purchased here.

East Point Velodrome Race | Friday, September 20 The cycling fun doesn’t stop this spring! Spin the District will gear back up in September at the Dick Lane Velodrome – Georgia’s only concrete cycling track. Attendees are invited to gather and cheer on cyclists as they conquer the high-speed, no-brakes East Point Velodrome Race. Beyond the race, guests can enjoy snacks, local craft beer and wine and live entertainment. More details and registration information will be announced on the Spin the District website soon.

Union City Gran Fondo | Sunday, September 22 ATL Airport District is saving the best for last! Spin the District will come to a close during Gran Fondo (Italian for “big ride”) in Union City. Cyclists can choose from seven routes, ranging from 11 to 150 miles, across asphalt, gravel and everything in between. The scenic ride will be reminiscent of the Gran Fondo’s Italian roots, celebrating the beginning of autumn with views of Georgia’s rolling hills. Attendees will enjoy the best barbecue in the south, live entertainment and more. Rider registration and details can be found here.

4-18-2019 North Cooper Lake Bike Park The North Cooper Lake Bike Park is a go in Smyrna! The City Council voted to approve the contract with the builder on Monday night. Features of the park will include 3.5 miles of XC trails, slope-style trails, and a bike skills area for kids. I’m so excited!

Paris Roubaix Juniors Michael Garrison (US National Team) was 4th last week in the Paris Roubaix Juniors after an incredible 65 km solo effort. There isn’t much coverage online, but I found this great article about Michael’s ride in French. Run it through Google Translate. You can also follow Michael on Twitter. Chapeau!!

Roswell Mayors Ride and Open Streets Event Press Release Register now and plan to attend this fun-filled local event-The Roswell Mayors Ride– that kicks-off the day of activities in downtown Roswell. We are offering the 18, 42 and 64 mile routes you have come to know and love. We will once again have the friendly and helpful support of local sponsors for our fully stocked rest-stops and we will have rolling SAG support as well. Pre-ride mechanical support will be available as it has been in the past and of course there will be T-Shirts for the first 500 pre-registered riders. The Rider Lunch and “Roswell Moves!” open street event will follow with live music, outdoor activities, kids events, food and fun for everyone! See our web site for more information. Online registration is open through Friday, April 26th at midnight! Avoid waiting in line the morning of the ride by registering now! Bike Roswell members will receive a $10 discount on their early registration! If you are not a current member, consider joining us and support the organization that worked to get Roswell the first Bicycle Friendly Community designation in Georgia!

4-17-2019 Professional Bike Racing Returns to Commerce, GA Press Release Commerce, Georgia – Professional bike racing will return to the streets of Commerce for the 2nd Annual Commerce Criterium on Sunday, April 28th, the Sunday portion of the Athens Twilight weekend celebrating its 40th year. Hundreds of cyclists are expected to compete for the win, with over $10,000 in prizes available. Dubbed the “Nascar of bicycle racing,” criteriums are a unique form of cycling that stresses high-speed races contested on the streets of cities nationwide. Crit racing brings a unique set of skills to the sport, run on short laps that are typically 1-mile long, offering spectators the opportunity to watch Olympians, World and National Champions up close – all for free! Combined with the large appeal of downtown arts, food and local vendors, it is easy to understand why they are quickly becoming time-honored traditions drawing thousands of fans around the country! Sponsored by the City of Commerce, Commerce Main Street, and State Street Bicycles, the festivities kick off at 11:00 AM with our amateur cycling races. Food trucks, beer and wine, local restaurants, vendors and a FREE kids race are part of the family fun on tap for race day. The big show with our professionals begins at 4:10 PM with the women’s race, before the pro men wrap up the day.

Yellow River Work Party From MTB Gwinnett Yellow River Work Party, Sunday, April 28 9 am-1 pm We will be working on either side of the trails deberming and trimming. Bring bug spray and gloves. Lunch will be served and ride afterwards to admire all of the hard work. Please give back to the trails you love!!

4-16-2019 Velocity Velocity Atlanta is coming up in a few weeks! Support Grady Hospital. The AJC had a great article the other day with some cyclists’ stories about their experiences with Grady. “Tom Tomaka, 59, a retired IT professional, has been riding bicycles all his life, but his two-wheeling career almost came to an end on a warm September night in 2016. He was heading north on U.S. 29 from East Point, grouped up with the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club on a 50-mile jaunt they call the “Airport Ride.” “I decided to break away from the group with another friend,” said Tomaka. “We were riding very hard toward Castleberry Hill.” Then something went wrong. Tomaka can’t tell you what. But when he woke up some time later, he learned that he had hit a tree, his helmet was smashed and his neck was broken. “Fortunately, this occurred within 2 miles of the Grady trauma center,” Read the rest of the AJC article.

4-15-2019 Mobile Cycling Classic From the Promoter: The Mobile Cycling Classic May 11-12 will comprised of a criterium in downtown Mobile historic district (May 11) starting from 1pm with Juniors then for all categories to the pro men and women between 5-8pm and a circuit known to local cyclist as the “Pain Train loop” at the USA campus on May 12.  Cyclists from all over have registered so far including international riders from Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, South Africa, Canada, Haiti as well as riders from all over the United States. The event gold sponsor is the Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) and the silver sponsor is City of Mobile in an effort to join the city and cycling communities together. Some other sponsors are Infirmary Health systems and Integrated Pain Management of Alabama which has a “Peak Athletic Recovery Systems” and Hayes Painting Mobile.

4-13-2019 ** Statement ** Sunday Road Races at Alabama Cycling Classic Cancelled Ahead of Predicted Storms Press Release Due to the severe weather forecast for eastern Alabama, all Piedmont Road Race events scheduled for Sunday, April 14, have been cancelled. The decision was made today by Alabama Cycling Classic race organizers, the City of Piedmont Public Safety and Calhoun County Emergency Medical Agency Advisory.
“It is in the best interest of athletes, volunteers and spectators that we make this preemptive decision 24 hours in advance to cancel the road races in Piedmont, Alabama. Safety is our primary concern,” said Alabama Cycling Classic race director Marilyn Hill. “We want people to stay safe and either travel home or stay tucked inside Sunday. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.” Athletes who registered online for the PIedmont Road Race will be eligible for a refund, All inquiries can be sent to info@startsmartcycling.com. Saturday’s Sunny King Criterium, the first day of competitions for the Alabama Cycling Classic, will continue as planned. These races in downtown Anniston are broadcast via a live webcast from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT, available at www.annistoncycling.com.

4-11-2019 Chapel Hill Grand Prix RR  The UNC Cycle Club is proud to present the second annual Chapel Hill Grand Prix road race on Sunday, April 14, 2019, in conjunction with the Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference and USA Cycling. Come join us for a day of collegiate and amateur racing along a paved, 7.4-mile loop in Chatham County, North Carolina with several steep climbs, fast descents, and plenty of opportunities for strategic moves before the climb to the finish line and the chance at a piece of up to $1,700 worth of prize money! The Chapel Hill Grand Prix includes fields for all collegiate categories as well as Pro/1-5, and since the club believes in equal pay(outs) for equal work, the prize money awards for top finishers are the same for both men’s and women’s categories.

4-8-2019 Allatoona Work PartyFrom SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Creek Trail Work Day, Sat., April 20 9 am Join us Saturday April 20th for the first BIG workday of the year. The Great Toona Flood of 2019 is over and we’ve got a lot to do to get ready for the season. We’ll need all hands on deck because we’ll have to have 2 groups for this one:

Group #1 : Calling all you Ol’ School HARD CORE Toona riders! I’m talking about everybody that likes to complain that the trails are too watered down. Time to put your money where your mouth is and help us finish the last section of Hocus Pocus. There’s almost a mile left to be built and it will probably take a good part of the day to do it. So come on, give up one Saturday and make Toona great again. Group #2 : For those of you who want to help but might not be up for an ALL day event, we’ve got a lot to cleanup after the floods out on Driftwood. There will be a contest to see who can pickup the most trash. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3. Bring your friends, family and a good attitude. We’ll provide tools, lunch and good KARMA.

4-5-2019 Joe Davis Crit Series From the Promoter: The Joe Davis Crit series kicks off on June 18th in Huntsville, AL. This 4 race series will take place on Tuesday nights and is geared as a developmental crit series that is great for beginners but challenging enough for the seasoned racers. Dates are June 18th, July 2nd, July 16th, July 30th. Low entry fee and great racing.

AL Wheelman Crit From the Promoter: On June 23rd the Alabama Wheelmen Downtown Classic Crit will once again be in beautiful downtown Huntsville, AL. This crit race will not only be a TBRA series race, but it will also be the Al State Championship Race where residents of Alabama can win the title of State Champion! We have a full schedule of events for this years event that should suit every racer from the beginner to the seasoned pro. We are also excited to add the Masters Women category to this event this year as it is a new category for TBRA. Registration is now open on USAC and will continue through June 22nd at noon! We have arranged a special rate at Homewood Suites Downtown Huntsville, this hotel is within walking distance of the course and puts you right in the heart of town with plenty of eating options around you! We look forward to seeing you at the races.

Yellow River Work Party From MTB Gwinnett Yellow River Work Party Sunday, April 28 9 am-1 pm. We will be working on either side of the trails deberming and trimming. Bring bug spray and gloves.

4-4-2019 Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race Press Release The 2019 Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race will Start / Finish at the Nature Center Pavillion at Ft. Yargo State Park in Winder, GA. (the park has finished construction and we are moving it back across from the Old Tennis Courts at the Main Mountain Bike Parking Lot). We will be giving away thousands of Dollars in Product for the Dirty Spokes Fort Yargo Mountain Bike Race Presented by Roswell Bicycles and Scott! Roswell Bicycles, Scott, have come up HUGE and will be providing all 1st, and 2nd Place 6 Hour Finishers with some SWEET Product… MAXXIS, Tifosi Optics and ESI Grips have also brought their “A Game” and will be covering 3rd Place 6 Hour Finishers with some SWEET Product! The Fort Yargo State Park Trail System is Primed and Ready to Roll (we’ve got it dialed in right at 9.75 miles per loop)! Huge Props to the Yargo Trail Crew for the time and energy they have invested into making the Yargo Trail System one of the Best in the Southeastern US (Yep… A Portion of your Race Proceeds will be Donated back to the YTC)! The Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race, Fort Yargo State Park, May 11th, 2019 is Race Number 3 of the Chainbuster Mountain Bike Race Series!

4-2-2019 Big Creek Work Party From RAMBO: Lots of hands needed Saturday 4/13 and Sunday 4/14 at 9:30 am to help prepare the trails for the Quick Six Enduro. Come join us for a Big Creek Enduro Work Party! Saturday meet in the lower parking lot. Sunday meet in the Freeride area. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Long sleeves and long pants are helpful. Lunch will be served by RAMBO.

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., April 20, 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., April 13, 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!

3-30-2019 Lesson of the Day Remember to stop at the stop signs in Stone Mountain Village and the Park. The Pizza Ride got pulled over this week and received a gentle reminder to do so.

3-29-2019 Farm to Fork Fondo – Asheville Press Release For the first time Wrenegade Sports will be producing the Farm to Fork Fondo – Asheville at Hickory Nut Gap Farm on June 30th. The mission of Wrenegade Sports is to bring together the cycling community and the farming community to help support local farming communities in a healthy and active setting. Cyclists ride from farm to farm sampling locally sourced treats featuring ingredients from the farm. We offer four distance options(90, 60, 30 and 10 miles) at all of our events and we are open to all skill levels.

3-20-2019 Velocity Ride Grady Health Foundation’s second annual VeloCity cycling fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The ride begins at Mercedes-Benz stadium and ends at The Home Depot Backyard in downtown Atlanta. VeloCity supports the overall mission of the Grady Health System. VeloCity Atlanta features four well-marked cycling routes (100-mile, 62-mile, 25-mile, and 6-mile rides) with safety marshals, safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops. Bike riders of all ages and abilities who register for this ride (not race) are invited to stay for the VeloCity Finish Line Festival which includes a shower trailer, massage tent, live music, food, drinks, a mountain pump track, and more. Registration starts at $25 depending on the course. Participants can organize teams or raise funds in a variety of ways. All operational costs are underwritten by sponsors so that 100% of donations are used to save lives at Grady Hospital. Participants who cannot join the event on May 4th have an option to register as a Virtual Rider. Who: Grady Health Foundation What: Velocity Atlanta 2019 When: 6 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard, downtown, Atlanta, GA More Information visit www.velocityatlanta.com; www.facebook.com/VeloCityAtlanta (Trish’s Note: Fundraising after you pay the registration fee is optional. Add funds raised will go to Grady! I did the ride last year and had fun. I recommend stopping at the rest stop at Woodward Academy for some ice cold Coke and King of Pops!)

 

Rides Page Updated!! Are you looking for a group ride in metro Atlanta? The Rides page is updated. There are over 100 rides for all levels of road rider from beginner to racer across the city and suburbs. If you aren’t quite sure about a ride, contact the shop/club/organizer. Most of the rides are DROP rides, so make sure you have a map, course file uploaded to your Garmin/Wahoo, or a buddy that knows where they are going. No drop rides are noted if Ihave that information. A note to newer riders and beginners–please do not show up to a fast ride like Tucker and expect to be shown around/waited on/etc. Find out about the ride you are going to first. I have noted beginner friendly rides where I have that information. There is usually a designated person or ride leader for these rides that will help you out and keep the group together at the advertised speed. I want you to go to a ride that is for your level of riding and have a great experience! Speed demons: If you bring someone to a ride, make sure they get safely back to the car and aren’t 10 miles off of the route trying to get back. I don’t list mountain bike or gravel rides unless they have been around for a long time. MTB and gravel rides tend to come and go frequently and are hard for me to keep up with. Southeastern Cycling does not sponsor or organize any of these rides, so you go at your own risk.

3-20-2019 Velocity Ride Grady Health Foundation’s second annual VeloCity cycling fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The ride begins at Mercedes-Benz stadium and ends at The Home Depot Backyard in downtown Atlanta. VeloCity supports the overall mission of the Grady Health System. VeloCity Atlanta features four well-marked cycling routes (100-mile, 62-mile, 25-mile, and 6-mile rides) with safety marshals, safety vehicles, and fully stocked rest stops. Bike riders of all ages and abilities who register for this ride (not race) are invited to stay for the VeloCity Finish Line Festival which includes a shower trailer, massage tent, live music, food, drinks, a mountain pump track, and more. Registration starts at $25 depending on the course. Participants can organize teams or raise funds in a variety of ways. All operational costs are underwritten by sponsors so that 100% of donations are used to save lives at Grady Hospital. Participants who cannot join the event on May 4th have an option to register as a Virtual Rider. Who: Grady Health Foundation What: Velocity Atlanta 2019 When: 6 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard, downtown, Atlanta, GA More Information visit www.velocityatlanta.com; www.facebook.com/VeloCityAtlanta (Trish’s Note: Fundraising after you pay the registration fee is optional. Add funds raised will go to Grady! I did the ride last year and had fun. I recommend stopping at the rest stop at Woodward Academy for some ice cold Coke and King of Pops!)

3-19-2019 Yellow River Work Party From MTB Gwinnett Yellow River Work Party Sunday, March 24 9 am-1pm Meet in the Playground Parking lot (so we can easily get to both sides) at 8:30 a.m. Sign in and be ready to head out to the trails at 9 am.
Bring gloves, bug spray and water. Lunch will be served after the work party.

Georgia Rodeo Rally – Das Boot Cup Press Release: Georgia Rodeo Rally – Das Boot Cup Hosted by: Rodeo Adventure Labs – March 30, 2019, Location: Helen, Ga, Ride Start: Helen Visitors Parking, Ride Time 8:30am, Parking – $5.00 cash, The Das Boot Cup welcomes you to the alpine city of Helen, Ga to ride 46 miles with us on our favorite gravel roads amid the Chattahoochee National Forest. The course ranges from flat and smooth happiness to mountainous forest service roads with a sweet paved section in the middle. Oh, and don’t mind the little climb up Tray Mountain. The rally is simple, we lay out a course, give you directions via GPX/TCX files and it’s up to you to find your way from the start to the finish. Ride with a group or go as fast as you like. No one is coming to change your flat tire. Everything you do is up to you. It’s like a really long group ride. No support. No sag. No aid stations. Just you, your bike and the Groad in front of you. There is no entry fee. You are responsible for you. Join us for a post ride social in the parking lot. The route is 46 miles with 5500ft gain. This is a self-supported ride. After-Party from 1-?pm Bring a lawn chair and a Solo cup if you want to hang out after.

3-18-2019 Eastside Ride Reminders Tucker A goes to 9am the 1st Saturday in April. Tucker B goes to 8:30am the 1st Satuday in April Airport Ride goes through the end of March at 10AM. (Trish’s Note: These rides are 20-21+ mph and not for beginners).

3-14-2019 Southside Trails Opening Day From MTB Atlanta The ribbon cutting for the mountain bike trail at Southside Park will be Saturday, March 23 at Noon. The park is at 3460 Jonesboro Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30354. From 12:30-3 pm there will be a Soccer (Football) Clinic, Art talk, bike pump track, and food & games. Bring the whole family!

Join us and the City of Atlanta – Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Park Pride MTB Atlanta U.S. Soccer Foundation…

Posted by City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lost Mountain Work Day Lost Mountain Trail Workday From SORBA West Georgia and Friends of Lost Mountain Park Trails Lost Mountain Trail Work Day Saturday, March 16, 2019 9 amWe’ll be walking all the features to make sure they are safe for all users. We’ll also be planning signage and daily directions for better traffic management. This is a chance for everyone to have input on the future of this trail. Bring your bikes and we’ll ride afterwards.

3-12-2019 TBRA Adds Women’s Masters Road BAR Series Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project is excited to announce that many years of hard work has paid off! Masters women will now have a chance to earn a coveted red jersey, thanks to a new category added to the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association’s Best Area Rider (BAR) Series. Along with a chance to win a jersey or a podium spot in the series, women, who are 40+, will have many opportunities to race with their age-group pees in 2019. Races for this year are: 3/23 and 3/24 Oak Ridge Velo Classic Time Trial and Crit, 5/4 Max Gander Memorial Criterium Crit, 5/19 Espinazo del Diablo aka Devil’s Backbone Road Race, 6/1 and 6/2 Johnson City Omnium Road Race, Time Trial, Crit, and Omnium, 6/9 Rockabilly Gran Prix Jackson TN State Championship Crit, 6/23 Alabama Wheelmen Crit, 7/7 Tennessee State Championship Time Trial, 7/20 Three River Rumble Time Trial and Crit, 7/27Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race Road Race and Time Trial, 7/28 Cookeville Criterium 8/24 and 8/25 Village VW of Chattanooga River Gorge Omnium. Check individual race flyers for more information.

3-11-2019 Rescue 1 Century Press Release:  The Velo Atlanta Cycling Club will host its 5th annual fundraising charity bicycle ride, the Rescue 1 Century, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, starting in beautiful Social Circle, GA in order to be that voice of hope. We will spread the word and bring much needed awareness to the pervasive issue of child exploitation. This year, we are working in conjunction with youthSpark, an independent 501(c)3 organization whose mission is “to advocate for youth who need legal and adult protection in abusive and exploitative situations”.

Our event offers safe roads, well staffed and stocked rest stops, omnipresent sag support, great scenery, and overall superb organization. The route options are as follows: 20-35-66-101 miles. It would be honor to have your club help us in our crusade against human trafficking by registering at: www.rescue1century.com. Trish’s Note: Please support this wonderful cause with a ride put on by a great club!!I’ve heard the routes are really nice!

3-9-2019 Eastside Rides
Airport- Sundays 10:00AM through – end of March (ride tradition goes through end of March).
Saturday Tucker– goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 6) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 6.
Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off the first Tuesday after the time change- March 12 @ 6:15PM.
6:15PM for all March Rides (1 small five mile counterclockwise and 1 eight mile Belgium loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 small five mile counterclockwise and 1 eight mile Belgium loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 loops in park)
Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week that includes June 21, and the week after.
Thursday Pizza Ride – Daylight Schedule Kicks off March 14 @ 6:15PM 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 loops in park) Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week of (June 21), and the week after.
Northlake Ride Start– meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA. If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s. Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).
Pizza Ride Start– meet in the old location Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot-(which is now an outdoor Artist Park). 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).
Tucker Ride Start– meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).
Airport Ride Start– meet at Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, just west of Forsyth St SW. Approximate address- Trinity Lofts- 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

3-8-2019 Northside Trails Closed Blanket’s Creek, Rope Mill, and Allatoona Creek Park remind closed. Lake Allatoona is over 10 feet above full pool, which is causing severe flooding at these parks. The lake has to go down significantly before the trails can open. See the SORBA West Georgia and SORBA Woodstock Facebook pages for photos of the water at these trail systems. It may be a good time to hit Gwinnett County trails, Chicopee, Clinton, Tabor, etc. instead (until it rains this weekend).

Southside Park Mega Workday From MTB Atlanta Southside Park Mega Workday. Ribbon cutting and opening day of the new Intermediate Trail is at 12PM Saturday March 23rd. We need your help to finish this trail before the big event and get this rad new trail open! Meet up at the main parking lot at 10 or 12 on March 16. Your choice. We’ll be working all day until 5. If you come at any other time call 678-596-9675 and we will get you to the work site. You can work as long as you like. We appreciate your help! Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, and snacks. We will provide the tools and the stoke. This work day is weather dependent.

3-7-2019 It’s GROUP RIDE CYCLING SEASON! Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed. Many group rides start next week. The Rides page is being updates as shops, clubs, and such release their weekday ride schedule.

Beaver Creek Bash Fat Tire Festival From the Southeast Alabama Mountain Bikers: Come ride some of Alabama’s fastest flow trails professionally designed by IMBA and build by Flow Motion Trail Builders at the Beaver Creek Fat Tire Fest. The Beaver Creek trails offer 400 acres of adventure in the Forever Wild Land Trust, with a mile of bridges connecting beautiful wetlands to upland forest. Featuring 3 days of riding activities, 2 nights of live entertainment, local foods, and beverages for mountain bikers! Will have bike demos, trails rides, skills clinics, camping opportunities, and much more April 5-7 in Dothan, AL.

Georgia Championships Series From Gone Riding The Georgia Championship Series starts this weekend at Hard Labor Creek State Park in Social Circle, GA. The Time Trial is on Saturday starting at 3pm. Cross Country race is Sunday. GSC series: – 14th Annual Georgia State Championship series -Classes for all ages and skill levels, no prequalifying -Thousands of dollars of cash and prizes awarded during the series -Thousands of dollars of cash awarded at the series banquet -Series awards banquet -Flexible schedule, best of 5 races count towards championships, with make-up and drop races. -Final race is a non drop race.

3-6-2019 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.

Tyler Perry / Next Moto Champion / Pharmaco Cornering Class Where: Stone Mountain Park (backside of long loop, at the parking lot AFTER the main entrance of the Marriott/Evergreen) When: Wednesday March 13th Time: 6PM Instructors: “Mr. Daytona” Scott Russell, Emile Abraham, Kirk Corsello
Cost: $10.00 for anyone over 18 years old. Juniors: FREE detail to come for paying your entry directly to Junior / Devo team. EVERY PENNY raised will go to the Mission Source Junior Devo Cycling Team p/b Tyler Perry. If you’d like to get advice / training from a World Champion Motor Cycle Race come to this class. Cycling is a dangerous sport, you ride at your own risk of injury. Helmets Required.

Iron Maiden Race Postponed From Chainbuster Racing “We got our daily briefing earlier today, and while we were hoping for sunshine and roses, what we received instead was a reality check. While not predicted to be a repeat of last weekend’s disastrous storms, the storms coming this weekend are still considered strong, dangerous, and unpredictable as to where they will strike. In coordination with the management of Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, we have decided that the safest course of action is to reschedule the 24/12 Hours of Iron Maiden for the earliest day available, which is June 8. We hope to see everyone there, but if that date conflicts with your schedule, we will move your registration to another event. Hoping for warm, dry weather soon.

Atlanta Streets Alive From Atlanta Bike In just over a month, we’re returning to our flagship route for its sixth consecutive year on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. In recent years, Peachtree Street has consistently attracted over 100,000 people who roll, walk, bike, skate (and, yes, now scoot) through Midtown, Downtown, and South Downtown during each Atlanta Streets Alive. In fact, the most common refrain we hear is “I wish Atlanta Streets Alive was every day.” If you continue to show up in record numbers to Peachtree Street, maybe one day it will be! Let your friends and family know where you’ll be on Sunday, April 7. Make sure you RSVP on Facebook for Atlanta Streets Alive – Central to get the latest updates and invite your friends to join you in reclaiming Peachtree Street as public space!

Miracle Hill in Motion Ride From the promoter: the Miracle Hill in Motion Ride will be June 1 in Pickens,  The ride will offer 80, 69, 38, and 24 mile routes. There will be a Ninja Kid Warrior Course for ages 4-12 at 10 am. event to your website calendar? Miracle Hill runs 4 large homeless shelters/rescue missions, 3 homes for children and adolescent teens, and 2 addiction recovery facilities. Registration is open.

3-5-2019 DLV Workday From the Dick Lane Velodrome There will be another workday before track season starts on Saturday, March 9 from 9 am-3 pm. There is a big list of things to work on. Pizza eating will being after everything is done. Free pizaa! What more do you want?

Big Creek Work Party from RAMBO Big Creek Work Party Sat., March 8 9:30 am-12:30 pm How do you improve your ride without spending a dime on new parts, clothing or accessories? Work on the trails you ride! You can do just that every second Saturday of each month with RAMBO. Join us as we tackle regular maintenance, trail re-routes, storm clean up, trail construction, or even special detail for upcoming events. Please bring hydration and wear closed toe shoes and gloves for your protection and comfort. RAMBO will provide the necessary tools and instruction. We’ll even pick up lunch. 🙂 9:30a – 12:30p lower parking lot.

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., March 16, 9 an-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.

*CANCELLED* Cochran Mill Work Party From MTB Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party Sat., March 9, 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!

3-4-2019 Daylight Saving Time Only One More week until Cycling Group Ride season begins! Many rides start after work next week or the first week in April. Check with your favorite ride’s leader! I’ll be updating the rides list over the next 2 weeks (real life comes first, and this is one of my day job’s busiest times of the year & one of my personal busy times as well).

Ride for Rangers Press Release: 1st Annual Ride for Rangers, April, 28 2019 Dahlonega, GA, The Charity event will feature a 64 Mile Metric Ride through the Beautiful North Georgia Foothills in the Wine Country of Lumpkin County. There will also be a 32 Mile Half-Metric and a 20 Mile Fun Ride. These will be among the first rides of the Spring season in the Mountains. All proceeds raised go to U.S. Army Ranger Veteran Support Programs. All rest stops are on paved lots and every 12-15 miles. SAG vehicles will be present in all segments. All routes will be CLEARLY marked. Advance registration required but cancellations accepted (see registration site for details). Same day registration available with no guaranteed t-shirt and a 20% surcharge. 64 Mile Metric – $50 ($42.50 early registration) 32 Mile Metric – $40 ($34 early registration) 20 Mile Metric – $30 ($27 early registration) Ride day packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. Ride begins at 8 a.m.

3-1-2019 Silver Comet Extension Studies Approved From the Cobb County Courier: “It’ll be a while longer before construction begins in earnest, but the Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) this week approved an important step toward extending the Silver Comet Trail. After securing right of way last fall, this week the BOC approved agreements with the PATH Foundation and CSX Transportation for preliminary engineering studies as part of getting the trail from its current endpoint all the way to the Chattahoochee River and the Atlanta city limits.”

2-26-2019 Ride News! Only a week and a half until Daylight Saving Time! Tuesday Night Crit starts on Tuesday, March 12. Bring your fast bike!

Bike Roswell Thursday Night Ride From Bike Roswell Come join Bike Roswell! and celebrate the return of Spring as the Thursday night ride returns! Join us in Roswell and ride beautiful flats along the Chattahoochee coupled with spectacular climbs (1500 ft of ascent) that can challenge the best rider. The Thursday Night ride is generally a faster paced ride than our Saturday ride. This ride is generally best for riders with some experience with group rides and road riding. All groups will start at ***6:00 PM*** It will be near dark by your return so please bring lights to be safe. Please be familiar with the route and alert the ride leaders if you plan to break off or cut your ride short. NEW Start/Finish location: Heart of Roswell Park Limited parking is available at Heart of Roswell Park, additional parking located across the street at City Hall. A Group 20-23 mph average – 25 miles, B Group 18-21 mph average – 20 or 25 miles C Group 15-17 mph average – 20 or 25 miles no drop

Cycle Alpharetta Rides From the Coordinator (edited): The plan this season is to start our Tuesday ride at 6PM on March 12th and do our shorter routes for the first couple of weeks. Depending on your level we will do 20, 25, and 28 mile routes. Park at the Haynes Bridge Road in the back of the store or the Alpharetta Parking structure being the store. Groups: Level-5 = 21+ avg/mph, Level-4 = 19+ avg/mph, The Level-4 and Level-5 are drop rides and average speed varies.
Level-3 = 18+mph, Level-2 =15 to 17mph, Level-1 = 12 to 14mph All speeds average speed max, Level 1 to 3 are NON-Drop rides. Average also includes all the climbing around Alpharetta and north.

2-25-2019 1 Can Ride Press Release: 2019 1 Can Ride to raise funds and awareness for those in need within our community on May 4. All who registered by April 7th will get a FREE ride day t-shirt! Routes: 30 & 62 miles. SE Gwinett Co-op serves families in need through food and utility assistance. All proceeds will go directly to the SE Gwinnett Co-Op for the purchase of food to help fill the food pantry shelves and to help with utility assistance and the Path Project for program needs. Bring extra canned goods if you’d like! For every 5 food items you donate on ride day you will receive a prize drawing ticket for our prize giveaway.

2-24-2019 Press Releases As everyone knows, I will publish a short press release for many charity/fun/century rides as well as races and general cycling information in the area I cover-NC, SC, GA, TN, and AL (sorry MS, LA, and FL). If you send me something, PLEASE, PLEASE include the basic information. See the Florida Gran Fondo and Speedway Spin PRs below for examples of well written ones. I need the event name, date, place, start time, general description of the event, what it benefits/what it’s purpose is (ie charity ride, race, crit, road ride, time trial, advocacy event, etc.), website/registration page where people can go for more information, and other details you want to include. If I don’t have this basic information, I can’t post the press release. I reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. I’m also unable to publish flyers, PDFs, photos, or graphics. Contact me for ad rates if you want me to publish something like that.  Press releases must be in text format or Microsoft Word.

What you may not know is Southeastern Cycling and the cycling industry are not my full time job. I have a day job that pays the bills. I also ride, train, and race-as well as having to manage the household and family and balance out all of the non-cycling & non-day job stuff that needs to be squeezed into 24 hours (oh, and sleep). I enjoy doing SE Cycling but don’t have time to chase down every detail for everything that is sent to me. I greatly appreciate you including all of the details someone might want to know about the event!

2-22-2019 Gran Fondo Florida Releases New Details Happy Hour, Finish Line Party, Team Competition, Lodging and more As Gran Fondo Florida swiftly approaches, the Gran Fondo National Series has released updated information on  a Saturday Happy Hour, Sunday’s Finish line Party, lodging, entry pricing, and new Team Competition details. The annual cycling event in San Antonio, FL will be held March 23-24, 2019.

Happy Hour, Hosted by Flint Creek Outfitters A great cycling event is more than a bike ride, and Gran Fondo Florida features a Saturday evening Happy Hour hosted by Flint Creek Outfitters in Dade City, FL. Cyclists can meet new and old friends over drinks and appetizers at Flint Creek Outfitters from 6:30-7:30 PM on Saturday, March 23. *Finish Line Party, Hosted by VO2 Max Cycles There’s nothing like a hot meal and cold beer after a great day on the bike. Hosted by VO2 Max Cycles, the Finish Line Party at Gran Fondo Florida will feature food from Boss Ross BBQ and live music by Rough Idle. Riders are encouraged to stick around for a chance to win valuable raffle prizes from GFNS sponsors. *Lodging Offer from Hampton Inn Dade City Cyclists traveling to Gran Fondo Florida can take advantage of special event room rates at the Hampton Inn Dade City – Zephyrhills. In addition to a $129 discounted room rate, the Hampton Inn will be serving breakfast starting at 5:30 AM to accommodate cyclists getting ready for Gran Fondo Florida. *Updated Team Competition with 15-Second Time Bonus Per Team Member The Gran Fondo National Series encourages clubs and teams to ride, compete, and have fun together. The 2019 update to the Team Competition ensures that everyone on a team plays a role in the final outcome by rewarding a time bonus for each team member. The winning team at each GFNS event will receive four complimentary entries to any GFNS event within the following 11 months.

Entry Fees Increase March 4 Registration prices for all three routes will increase by $20-$25 on March 4, 2019. Cyclists are urged to register early to take advantage of lower registration prices. The current fees are: Gran Route (100 miles), $120 Medio Route (55 miles), $95 Piccolo Route (35 miles), $65 Optional Saturday Time Trial: Free Services and amenities for all riders include pro-level support and fully stocked and staffed aid stations on course, timed segments, prize raffles, finish line party, and more. The optional Saturday Time Trial will remain free through event day.

2-21-2019 Speedway Spin to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta The Speedway Spin Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is coming Saturday, June 15, 2019 to the Atlanta Motor Speedway! Start/End: Check in – 7am; Race Start time – 8am; Event end time – 12:30pm (subject to changed based on riders) Details: The inaugural Speedway Spin fundraising event will be held exclusively on the grounds of Atlanta’s NASCAR track, Atlanta Motor Speedway benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Children’s is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country serving Atlanta, Georgia and the southeast with more than one million patient visits annually. This fun-filled event will feature a Metric Century, and festival atmosphere inside the oval race track.

Riders are highly encouraged to fund raise as they will have a chance to earn prizes, such as a Speedway Spin jersey, cycling kit, etc. The top 3 individual fundraisers will each earn 2 seats to attend Braves All-Star, Freddie Freeman’s Lunch for Children’s in September 2019, where they will meet Freddie and get their picture taken with him and one autographed baseball for each set of two. Registration types: individual metric century; relay team of four metric century
Cost: $75 registration fee for all riders regardless of completing the ride as a team or individual.

DLV Workday From the Dick Lane Velodrome: Workday #4 March 9th. Come help out even if you don’t race at the track! We need everyone! We have scheduled the next work day for March 9th 9am to 3ish. We hope to see you there. We’ll be working around the beginners class that’s also scheduled that day between 1 to 4. Just a reminder, you do get volunteer points towards Rider of the Year. Goals include: track: concrete patch culvert pipe outlet, track: fix video cabling, pickup leaves, maintenance to the officials stand, other items as identified, and of course, pizza eating.

2-20-2019 Good News about Lost Mountain Trails! From SORBA West Georgia’s Facebook Group “I (sic) received a call from Cobb Commissioner Mike Boyce and he told me that Mountain Biking will be allowed to stay at Lost Mountain. There will be signs put up to share the trail and that we may have to make it directional. He was going into a meeting with Commissioner Keli Gambrill to discuss. He stated that groups that put this much effort into the caring and improving of trails will not lose access. He appreciated all the kind and supportive emails of the trails and the county employees.”

2-19-2019 Cobb County MTB Trails Need Your Help! From IMBA SORBA West Georgia “Friends we need your help again. Many of you already know that there has been some discourse about mountain bike use at Cobb County trails recently, specifically at Allatoona Creek and Lost Mountain Parks. Our access may be threatened at these parks. Unfortunately, we bikers get a bad rap as a user group and the public is not aware of all the volunteer hours that go into maintaining our trails. Your chapter is working hard to raise awareness but we need your help. Please take a second to email your District 1 Commissioner’s office at Keli.gambrill@cobbcounty.org and let them know how important the trails are to you and how important we are to the trails. Keep it positive and and to the point. We also need to have another positive showing at the next parks planning meeting on March 4th. More details will follow.”

Trish’s Note: If you are in Cobb County, cc your elected official and Commissioner Mike Boyce mike.boyce@cobbcounty.org. Find them here.

Silver Comet Robbers Arrested From the AJC: “2 teens accused of robbing cyclist at gunpoint on Silver Comet Trail in Cobb By Zachary Hansen, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested and accused of committing armed robberies in Cobb County, including one on the Silver Comet Trail last month, authorities said.

Tyrone Jerome Vincent, of Austell, and the underage teen were arrested last Monday after allegedly stealing a cellphone near the East-West Connector, Channel 2 Action News reported. The 16-year-old is not being charged as an adult, and it’s AJC.com’s policy to not identify minors who are being charged as juveniles.” Read the full article.