• 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

7-25-2017 Silk Sheets Time Trial is Saturday!! Press Release On Saturday the July 29th, Equipe Sports Productions will host the Silk Sheets Summer Time Trail in beautiful Chattahoochee Hills. If you’re unfamiliar with time trailing, the format is an easy one. Each rider receives a start time and the riders start at one minute intervals. This Time Trail is 15.4 miles long and there are no major climbs. Drafting is against the rules should you catch a rider or are passed by one. It’s a timed event and the fastest time in each category is the winner. You may race a road bike or a Tri/TT bike in any of the age classes as well as the categories 1-5. Disc wheels and full aero equipment are permitted. The “Merckx” class is for road bikes only. No Disc wheels, Aero bars or carbon wheels over 60mm (Zipp 404 or equivalent) are allowed in the Merckx class. This is a USA Cycling event, so a license is required. One day licenses can be purchased ($10) on the registration page here. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class. If you are a triathlete, this is a great opportunity to hone you pacing skills in a competitive environment. Registration closes at midnight EST on Thursday July 27th and there is no day of registration. Start times will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday. Make plans to come out and test yourself in the event often referred to as “the race of truth”. Please “Like” our Face book page (Equipe Sports Productions) to get updates on this race and future events. We hope to see you Saturday and best of luck!

7-20-2017 Work Party at Yellow River From GATR Yellow River Work Party, Sat., July 22 9 am-Noon Join us to show some trail love to Yellow River! We will be addressing some drainage issues, corridor clearing and de-berming as needed. Remember to wear appropriate attire – Long pants, closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops), work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Food and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

7-19-2017 CX Schedule Updates I’ve had some inquiries about the upcoming CX race season and calendars. As of July 18 most series including NCCX, TBRA, and AL have not released any dates. Georgia Cross has released October dates with others coming shortly. I am keeping an eye out every week or so and will update the Cross Calendar as I find release dates.

Covington Century! It’s time to register for the Covington Century. It’s fast, it’s hot and it has one of the best after ride buffets in the south!! Register now for the Covington 32, 67 or 100 miler to be held on July 29th at Oxford College! Enjoy riding through the historical towns of Oxford, Covington, Jersey, Rutledge, Social Circle, Newborn and Mansfield. Lots of beautiful countryside, meet new friends and have fun at the rest stops visiting with our wonderful volunteers.
Please note the cue sheets and GPS will be updated shortly for re-routing after the Newborn rest stop due to the repair of a bridge and closed roads. Please scroll up or down on the cue sheet page for all three distances. Registration includes a super soft t’shirt, the same 5 rest stops, supported course by Aztec Cycles and Velofix as well as awesome SAG drivers and an option to purchase an official Covington Ride Jersey. After your ride, enjoy one of the best buffets for your post ride at the new Dining Hall, 801 Wesley St., on campus.

Asheville Mellowdrome to be Resurfaced The “Mellowdrome” at Carrier Park in Asheville will be resurfaced beginning this month. Work will include Re-grading and resurfacing of the track surface; Installation of new lighting for the track; Installation of new fencing; Clean-up of the outer wall and guardrail;
Re-grading and shaping the interior edges of the track to blend with the other existing recreation activities and improve drainage; and Interpretive and informational signs

7-18-2017 Gran Fondo Asheville Press Release Friends of the Smokies this Sunday, July 23rd at New Belgium Brewing for the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville! Part ride, part race, and all party, the Gran Fondo Asheville begins in river arts district and quickly transitions to winding roads in pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. The ride is designed for cyclists at varying skill levels with courses covering 30-, 60- and 100-mile routes. Gran Fondo Asheville features four timed sections, mechanic support, fully-stocked aid stations along the route, food and beverage at the finish, a cash purse, and prizes for overall and age-group winners.

Southern Highlands Traverse BikePacking Route Press Release: The Southern Highlands Traverse joins three existing routes and the new Trans WNC (Western North Carolina) to create the first long-distance bikepacking route (1,000+ miles) on the East Coast. The Southern Highlands Traverse will serve as a singletrack-heavy alternate to the forthcoming Eastern Divide Trail. The Southern Highlands Traverse is the culmination and evolution of the southeastern United States’ most challenging bikepacking routes into one long-distance route spanning the Southern Appalachians. Starting in Front Royal, Virginia and finishing at Flagg Mountain, Alabama, at the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail, the route traverses a mix of over 1,200 miles of gravel roads, forest doubletrack and plenty of the South’s most challenging singletrack. The Southern Highlands Traverse combines the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail, the Trans WNC (Western North Carolina), the Trans North Georgia (TNGA), and the Alabama Skyway (formerly the Talladega Traverse, based on the classic Skyway Epic), all of which are bucket list rides in their own right. The Southern Highlands Traverse will also serve as a southern singletrack alternate to the Eastern Divide Trail, a 4,500+ mile bikepacking route from Newfoundland to Key West, Florida. More information can be found on the Bikepacking website.  (Trish’s Note: I know this isn’t something I normally cover, but I found it very cool!)

Crossroads Classic From the Promoter: Local leaders in Statesville, NC have pulled together the funds to host three-days of racing at the 2017 Crossroads Classic. There will be a Friday evening criterium, a second criterium on Saturday evening and the CCA Road Race Championships on Sunday. These three races will comprise the 2017 Crossroads Classic omnium. Registration for each event will be available online and on location at each venue. Day of registration opens at 5:00 PM on Friday, 2:00 PM on Saturday, and closes 30 minutes prior to each event. Registration will open at 6:30 AM on Sunday. ALL registration prices increase on Monday, July 24.

7-15-2017 Labor Day Metric Century Registration Open – Labor Day Metric Century, September 4th. We expect this ride to sellout as usual so please save your spot by registering early. Rider limit 300…..Atlanta Cycling and Cycle Works are proud to sponsor this fundraising event for Campbellton United Methodist, the historic community church that has been so supportive of cycling over the years. This is our chance to repay their friendship as our contributions serve to preserve their historic building.Join us for a delightful day of cycling on smooth rural roads and finish with an ‘ole fashioned summer picnic for you and your riding friends. Ride options are 25, 40, 50, or 62 miles with sag support. Follow an easy to ride, painted route with few turns and almost no traffic. Maps and Garmin routes will be sent to pre-registered riders. Trish’s Notes: This is a great ride to pair with the One Love on that Saturday. You will ride most of Silk Sheets! I can attest that the picnic after the ride is delicious! All of the food is homemade, and there is plenty of it! 40% of the riders on the Labor Day Metric are women…let’s keep this up!

7-14-2017 Silk Sheets Reminder Campbellton United Methodist Church allows cyclists riding Silk Sheets to park in their lot; they are good people. Please remember your manners. Don’t use language you wouldn’t want your great-grandma to hear. Be discreet when changing-use a towel or change in your car. Go across the street to the store to use the bathroom. On Sundays park across the street or on the far side of the lot; let congregation members have the spots closest to the church. Put a a dollar or two (or more!) in the donation bin. They use the money to help keep up the building and grounds.

7-12-2014 Sope Creek Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Sope Creek Monthly Work Party, Saturday, July 15 9 am-Noon, Columns Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30067, We will be meeting at the Columns Drive Parking Lot of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area at 9 AM. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

AMP Motorsports Park Races From the Promoter: To any confused Atlanta area bike racers. TopView Sports does NOT have a race scheduled for today at Atlanta Motorsports Park. This was not set up as a weekly race series but only two Wednesday dates plus next Friday as part of the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix. in case anyone is still confused.  If we can arrange any extra dates we will get the word out. Trish’s Note: I was confused, but Southeastern Cycling calendars have been updated. Here is the flyer

7-11-2017 Rumble at Roebling Press Release Hilton Head Cycling and the Robson Forensic race team would like to announce the 5th annual “Rumble @ Roebling” slated for August 5th & 6th at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA–just minutes from Savannah. Roebling Road Raceway is a 2.02 mile 8 turn (or sweeping curves) world class motor-sports park and a fun, safe course for the beginner racers and Juniors alike. Get the road race experience without being on open roads encountering traffic along the way. No traffic, no ditches, no curbs, no street signs or mail boxes. Best of all, no yellow line rule because there is no yellow line. Full category racing including a Masters 40/50/60+ race, along with the newly created Women’s category 5. Discounted additional same day race entries mean you get the best bang for your buck. Come join us for a fun filled weekend of racing. RV and tent camping will be available Saturday night, with Friday night parking outside the gate if needed (no hookups). Showers and real restrooms available. Gates open each day at 7am. Concession stand will be open so bring the easy up tents and the family. Visit our race page for links to registration, lodging information and highlights from our 2016 race. Look forward to seeing you there.

Blanket’s Creek Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Blanket’s Creek Trail Party, Saturday, July 15, 9 am-Noon, The recent rains have taken their toil on our trails. This Saturday July 15th we need your help to get them back in shape. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes and bring gloves, we will provide the tools and lunch.

7-6-2017 Cochran Mill Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party, Saturday July 8 9 am-Noon We will be meeting at the main parking lot at 9 and doing corridor clearing. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there!

Dick Lane Velodrome presented by Ethic, Inc ‘The Omnium’ Saturday July 8th The 1st Saturday in July is almost here which means it’s time for that big race! But instead of fireworks from the 4th of July we’ll be sparking it up with our our fireworks with our bike racers field from around the country. Gates Open at 2 p.m., Racing Starts at 3 p.m., Omnium Main Events Start at 6 p.m. Bonus Exhibition Madison at 8:30 p.m. We’ll be serving up our world famous DLV Chicken Nachos as well as other standard concession fare like chips and hot dogs and desserts from Cake Hag. Don’t forget about the Need for Speed Sprints presented by Bruce Hagen & Ken Rosskopf @ Bikelaw.com Friday Night July 7th starting at 7p.m.

Beginner’s Classes include use of a bike! get started on checking off an item on your bucket list – learn to ride the velodrome
For details on beginner class dates and to sign up click here!

7-4-2017 Masters Track National Championships I raced the Masters National Track Championships last week at the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC. I finished the week with 3 medals in the 2km Individual Pursuit, Match Sprints, and Team Sprint with my friend Olga Weeks. I also set PRs in the Individual Pursuit, 500m Time Trial, and the Team Sprint. I couldn’t ask for more! Thank you to everyone that helped me this year with my goals for Track Nats! My coach John Cheetham from Performance Cycle Coaching – Your coaching, guidance, and friendship have been invaluable! Onto 2018 Nats (and Louisville 2018)! My Sorella Cycling sisters! Hincapie Sportswear for all of the support for many years & for the one off clothing requests for track! Tom Butler & crew at Smyrna Bicycles for putting up with every possible issue with my bikes! Pioneer Cycle Sports USA for power meter support that allows me to train to the best of my abilities. Coach C for setting me on this route & giving me a solid foundation. To all of my friends–thanks for being there! Love each and every one of you!

7-2-2017 Racing in Huntsville Press Release The Alabama Wheelmen (AW) and Tennessee Valley Family Services (TVFS) are holding the “Race to Stop Human Trafficking” featuring nearly 200 cyclists competing in three separate events. The first event, the Smart GMP Solutions Time Trial, will feature cyclists racing against the clock while riding a circuit near the Huntsville International Airport starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 12. The second event will be the Huntsville Hospital Criterium, starting at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12. Cyclists will race head-to-head on a one-mile circuit located on the campus of Jemison High School, located on Pulaski Pike in north Huntsville. The third event will be the highlight of the weekend, the Banner Defense Criterium, to be held in downtown Huntsville starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 13. The downtown course is located near Big Spring Park with the start/finish on Gallatin Street. The six-corner technical course provides excellent spectator viewing and is convenient to numerous amenities available in downtown Huntsville, with racing slated to continue until 4 p.m. In addition, the overall general classification placements will combine the results of all three races for the Yellowhammer Brewery Omnium, rewarding the cyclists with the most consistency and endurance. Top finishers in each event as well as the omnium will be recognized in special podium ceremonies. The races are sanctioned by USA Cycling, the official cycling organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The proceeds of the races will go to support TVFS in its mission to support victims of human trafficking in Huntsville and Madison County.

The mission of TVFS will be featured throughout the weekend as the plight of victims of Human Trafficking will be emphasized. Donations for TVFS will be accepted throughout the weekend. On Saturday night, Aug. 12, starting at 6 p.m., a social event will be held at Yellowhammer Brewery located at 2600 Clinton Ave West. This event will be open to all those involved in the fight against Human Trafficking as well as the participating cyclists. Top leaders from the state and local governments are expected to participate in the social.

6-30-2017 GA State Parks Eliminate MTB FeeBig News for Biking From the Georgia DNR: ! Break out your bicycle and stain-busting detergent. Beginning in July, we’re offering free membership to our Muddy Spokes Club, which includes a “mud-splattered” t-shirt. (While supplies last.) You’ll tackle 11 of the most scenic trails in the state. We’re also eliminating the trail fee for mountain biking! (Trish’s Note: You will still have to pay the parking fees.)

6-28-2017 July Allatoona Creek Park Trails Work Party From SORBA West Georgia The July Allatoona Trails Work Party will be Saturday, July 15 from 9 am-1 pm. Help us keep our trails open longer through proper trail maintenance. All tools and lunch provided. Just wear long pants, closed toed shoes, gloves and bug spray.

6-27-2017 Shine Pedalers Metric Press Release Unique ride offers tremendous views of Dawson County this summer. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its 5th Annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29. The metric and half-metric rides start and finish at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville. The rides begin at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Each ride takes cyclists through scenic and rural areas of Dawson County. The metric ride offers a challenging climb up Burnt Mountain. “Each year we strive to make the ride better than the year before. This year, the route has been adapted to make it even more enjoyable for the riders by keeping the ride off main roads as much as possible” Haynes said.

The ride features plenty of SAG stops to keep riders energized and hydrated throughout the ride. New to the ride this year is a competition between themed SAG stops. Cyclists will vote for their favorite stop at the end of the ride. King and Queen of the Mountain will be awarded to the first male and female to reach the top of Burnt Mountain. After the ride, cyclists will be treated to a BBQ lunch, refreshments and an opportunity to tour the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as well as the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. Trish’s Note: I did this ride 2 years ago and enjoyed it overall. I’m glad to hear they have changed some of the course. It is a great training ride for Six Gap, especially if you have never climbed Burnt Mountain.

Georgia Bikes is hiring a new Complete Streets Coordinator! Great position for a Georgia-based advocate (or someone willing to move to Georgia very quickly!) interested in bike/ped friendly communities that have safety and equity at the center new infrastructure. Applications due in two weeks on Monday July 10th.

6-26-2017 Pizza Ride Decree From Mark Linenberg: “Given the recent and frequent rain, I’ve received requests to keep 3 loops on Northlake and Pizza Rides for a bit longer, so we actually get a chance to ride 3 loops several times….

Therefore: 3 loops in St. Mountain Park for rides through, Thursday, July 6. Bring lights, accordingly. The Belgium loop is NOW OPEN and will be ridden on the final loop of Northlake. July 3rd: Special Edition Northlake Ride- MONDAY July 3 @ 6:30PM start. No Northlake Ride on Tuesday July 4, due to St. Mountain Park Fireworks display/car traffic.”

6-27-2017 Shine Pedalers Metric Press Release Unique ride offers tremendous views of Dawson County this summer. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development is hosting its 5th Annual Shine Pedalers bicycle ride July 29. The metric and half-metric rides start and finish at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville. The rides begin at 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Each ride takes cyclists through scenic and rural areas of Dawson County. The metric ride offers a challenging climb up Burnt Mountain. “Each year we strive to make the ride better than the year before. This year, the route has been adapted to make it even more enjoyable for the riders by keeping the ride off main roads as much as possible” Haynes said.

The ride features plenty of SAG stops to keep riders energized and hydrated throughout the ride. New to the ride this year is a competition between themed SAG stops. Cyclists will vote for their favorite stop at the end of the ride. King and Queen of the Mountain will be awarded to the first male and female to reach the top of Burnt Mountain. After the ride, cyclists will be treated to a BBQ lunch, refreshments and an opportunity to tour the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as well as the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. Trish’s Note: I did this ride 2 years ago and enjoyed it overall. I’m glad to hear they have changed some of the course. It is a great training ride for Six Gap, especially if you have never climbed Burnt Mountain.

Georgia Bikes is hiring a new Complete Streets Coordinator! Great position for a Georgia-based advocate (or someone willing to move to Georgia very quickly!) interested in bike/ped friendly communities that have safety and equity at the center new infrastructure. Applications due in two weeks on Monday July 10th.

6-26-2017 Pizza Ride Decree From Mark Linenberg: “Given the recent and frequent rain, I’ve received requests to keep 3 loops on Northlake and Pizza Rides for a bit longer, so we actually get a chance to ride 3 loops several times….

Therefore: 3 loops in St. Mountain Park for rides through, Thursday, July 6. Bring lights, accordingly. The Belgium loop is NOW OPEN and will be ridden on the final loop of Northlake. July 3rd: Special Edition Northlake Ride- MONDAY July 3 @ 6:30PM start. No Northlake Ride on Tuesday July 4, due to St. Mountain Park Fireworks display/car traffic.”

6-25-2017 Joey Does It! Congratulations to Georgia resident Joey Rosskopf (Team BMC) on winning the US Pro National Time Trial Championships! You will look great in Stars and Stripes, Joey!!

6-23-2017 Gran Fondo Asheville Press Release Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars. Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination for 2017. Your ride begins in the River Arts District at New Belgium Brewing Company and quickly moves along well-marked winding roads out into pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. At the end of the ride, as you descend from the Blue Ridge Parkway into the heart of town, you will be afforded a spectacular cityscape view and greeted by fellow riders and families back at New Belgium Brewing Company; where you can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, and of course- food and beer!

Beginner and avid cyclists alike will find a challenge to meet their individual goals with courses covering 30-, 60- and 100-mile journeys. Gran Fondo Asheville is a part of the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series (GFNCS) and benefits Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Register by June 23 for reduced pricing!

6-21-2017 Silk Sheets Time Trial July 29! Equipe Sports present the first annual Silk Sheets Time Trial July 29 in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. The course is about 15 miles long. Categories are offered for Men and Women from Cat. 5 to Cat. 1. Masters age groups for Men and Women are offered in 5 year blocks starting with 35-39 and going up to 60+. Entry is only $25, and pre-registration is open until July 27th! Register early for the best start times! Don’t have a USA Cycling license? One day licenses will be available for $10 for Cat. 5 racers!  Triathletes–you can do the Cat. 5 Men’s and Women’s races on a 1 day license! Practice for your next tri! Come out and test your speed against the clock!

6-20-2017 US Pro Live Webcast The US Pro Road Races are this weekend in Knoxville, TN. The live webcast for #USPRO will be for road races on Sunday, starting 9 AM EDT with Women’s Pro RR Championship in Knoxville. The Pro Men start at 1:15 PM EDT.

6-18-2017 Georgia CX Dates The 2017 dates have been finalized for the GACX Series! A couple of tweaks are being made to the race venues, so they will be release shortly! The dates are Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 22, Oct. 28-29, Nov. 11-12, Nov. 19, Nov 26, Dec. 2-3.

6-16-2017 Georgia Cycling Gran Prix From the Promoter TopView Sports is bringing you the 10th Annual Georgia Cycling Gran Prix, from July 19-23, 2017. This yearly tradition has racers across the Southeast targeting these 5 days at the end of July with extreme anticipation. This year’s event will consist of six exhilarating and challenging races over 5 days. Building off the success of the past 10 years, averaging over 500 racers from 11 states each year, the 2017 edition is showing signs of dramatic increases in participation and excitement. Sanctioned by USACycling, the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix will attract both amateur and professional cyclists of all ages from around the Southeast, definitely determining the best in the region when the dust settles on the 24th.

Twilights at Atlanta Motorsports Park From TopView Sports: Hey Georgia Bike Racers. Don’t miss this chance to race on the awesome, closed, safe, fun, challenging, car free, wide and smooth Atlanta Motorsports Park on Wednesday June 28 at 6pm. Two races, B’s at 6pm and A’s at 6:45pm. Super cheap entry of $20 too.

Sope Creek Monthly Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Sope Creek Monthly Work Party, Saturday, June 17 9 am-Noon We will be meeting at the Columns Drive Parking Lot of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area at 9 AM. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

6-15-2017 David Heath to Euro Camp From Frazier Cycling Frazier Cycling is proud to announce that David Heath, 16, has been selected to represent Team USA at this summer’s USA Cycling’s Men’s 15/16 European Race Camp from July 9th to July 31st! David is Frazier Cycling Juniors’ second member selected for Team USA following in the footsteps of his older sister Megan, who was selected for the 2016 World Road Championships last October. Congratulations, David! Well earned!

Hey Carolinas! Step up to support your Crit Championships! From Judy Rhyne-Carolinas Cycling Association (Edited for length)
There is no denying that road racing in this country has been declining rapidly over the past few years. There are multiple contributing factors for this decline….one of which is the fact that clubs are no longer required to organize and promote races in order to remain in good standing with USAC. Once this rule was removed from the USAC rulebook, we saw an immediate decline in the number of local races on the calendar……We have struggled this year to find clubs willing to organize our regional championship events. This struggle is not new….the CCA had to start offering financial incentives to clubs willing to organize championship events about 9-10 years ago. Now, even those incentives are not enough to convince clubs to do their duty for the future of this sport. I receive daily emails and phone calls from racers asking about the championships….as if they are entitled to race in championship events, but with absolutely no understanding that championship events do not simply happen on their own…..there must be clubs willing to host and organize them.

Lowcountry Racing has stepped up once again and volunteered to host the 2017 Regional Criterium Championships, even though they hosted last year’s event with minimal racer participation…. Walterboro, SC graciously agreed to serve as the new venue for the 2017 Criterium Championships. We need every club to field a team of racers to attend this event. Otherwise, we may not have ANY regional or state championship road events going forward. If everything goes well this weekend, Lowcountry Racing has discussed the possibility of also hosting the TT Regional Championships….I urge you to support the Criterium Championships this weekend in order to ensure the future of local racing. We are still working to bring you both TT and RR championships this year. As mentioned above, Lowcountry may host the TT championships. In addition, the final day of Crossroads may in fact be a regional RR championship. These events cannot happen if clubs do not send racers. Most clubs have enough members that they can support both the charity ride and the Criterium Championships. No racers in attendance today = no race in the future.

6-14-2017 Pete Wicker Update As many people know Pete Wicker, owner of Outback Bikes, had a quintuple bypass a few weeks ago. On June 10 Pete suffered a stroke. While the doctors are cautiously optimistic, the road to recovery will be a long one. Please consider donating to a GoFundMe account set up by one of Pete’s good friends. I have confirmed with Pete’s wife that this is going to their family for Pete’s medical bills and recovery. If you would like, you can also send a check directly to Outback Bikes or shop at Outback Bikes for any bicycle needs! Pete and Outback have been a long time supporter of Southeastern Cycling and for that I am very grateful! Rudy Keefer, the pasta chef at Kevin Rathbun Steak & Outback Bikes race team member, has offered to cook a 4 course meal for the person that donates the most to Pete’s recovery fund. (I can attest to how amazing Rudy’s cooking is!) Please keep Pete and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Allatoona Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Trail Work Party, Saturday, June 17 9 am-1pm We’ll be working on a variety of trail projects. Driftwood extension, Hocus Pocus reroute, etc. All tools and lunch provided. Just wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and bug spray.

6-13-2017 Rope Mill Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock, Sat. June 17 9 am-1 pm, Love to ride trails? They don’t just magically appear, they need volunteers like you to make sure they are the best trails around. Come be a part of the core group that makes trails happen. The June 17th trail party will be at Rope Mill park. We will provide tools, training and lunch, all you need to do is show up with gloves closed toe shoes and water. We will provide everything else.

6-10-2017 Georgia Bikes Announces New Director From Georgia Bikes The Board of Directors of Georgia Bikes is pleased to announce Elliott Caldwell as the organization’s new Executive Director. He is currently the Interim Executive Director, a role he has occupied since February 2017. He takes over for longtime Executive Director Brent Buice, who now works as the South Carolina & Georgia Coordinator for the East Coast Greenway and recently joined the Georgia Bikes Board. Commenting on the new hire, Brent said, “Georgia Bikes is fortunate to have Elliott continuing his tenure with the organization as the new Executive Director; he and Nedra Deadwyler, the Safety Education Programs Manager, create a phenomenal one-two staff punch.”

Board President Joe Seconder also weighed in on the new hire, stating, “It’s my great pleasure to see Elliott move forward within Georgia Bikes; he brings great synergies to this critical leadership position, including tenured work as our Complete Streets Coordinator, a fellowship with the Alliance for Biking and Walking, and service as past president at one of our many statewide partner organizations, BikeAthens. His experience in working on promoting bicycling advocacy across the regions of our state is truly an asset and sets him up to be productive from day one. The Board looks forward to working with him to execute our new strategic plan.” Trish’s Note: Elliot is a WBL Zealot and Men’s 1/2 CX racer. Congratulations!!!

6-8-2017 Women’s Only Track Certification Class Sorella Cycling is pleased to announce a women’s specific track clinic at Dick Lane Velodrome on June 24th and 25th from 1-4 p.m. This is an opportunity to become familiar with fixed gear riding and basic technique and rules of velodrome use and racing. The clinic is open to anyone who identifies as female. Learning will be lead by Brian Sullivan as well as other women from the track community. Completion of both days of the clinic will result in “track certification” and the ability to race/train at most velodromes across the country. No experience necessary! If you have a track bike, you’re welcome to bring it, or you can rent one from the fleet. Email Brian Sullivan (valbrenta@gmail.com) with your height and bike size. You will need to bring your own pedals if you are renting. Other things to bring: helmet, kit, sun glasses, water, and a snack. There are bathrooms on site. Total cost: $60
RSVP & Pre-registration Required.

6-7-2017 Chicopee Work Party From SORBA NE GA Sat., June 10. Join Northeast Georgia SORBA for a morning of trail maintenance and fellowship at Chicopee Woods MTB Trails. Please arrive by 8:45a.m. for sign-in. Meet at the tool shed in the upper parking lot. We will work from 9-12:30pm. Tools and Lunch will be provided. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes, bring water, snacks, gloves, etc. Stinging insects are active at this time of year, so if you have a severe allergic reaction to stings please bring your Epi-Pen or other device. If you enjoy these trails please join us to help maintain them. RSVP to negasorba@gmail.com by noon Friday June 9 so we know how many lunches to prepare.

6-5-2017 Second Atlanta Velodrome? Those of us that race track have know for a while but…..Could Atlanta have a 2nd velodrome in the next year or two? The East Point Track Club (EPTC) is working to bring portable velodrome to Atlanta. It would be set up in an indoor location in the winter and an outdoor location in the summer. Their proposal is now online and makes for an interesting read. Personally, I hope they pull it off! It would bring track cycling and cycling in general to a new audience in the region. We ALL love racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome, but it is a haul for a lot of people in weeknight traffic. Little known fact: The DLV has more programming (races, certification classes, youth cycling league) that almost any other velodromes in the country (Speculation is that we have the most!). It would be great to race and ride at the track year round and give others the opportunity to as well!

6-2-2017 Dirty Sheets News If you are tired of having to jump fences while crossing S. Fulton Parkway on the Dirty Sheets gravel loop there is now a gate at Whiteside and S. Fulton. Please be kind and close the gate behind you when you are done crossing. Disclaimer: I have no clue who put it there! This was posted to a trail group on Facebook.


S. Fulton Parkway Gate-Dirty Sheets Loop. Photo courtesy of anonymous.

Blanket’s Creek Closed Saturday Blanket’s Creek will be closed for the 6 Hour Race to Sunset on Saturday. As a reminder, the public cannot ride when trails are closed for an event. Why not sign up to race? Rope Mill will be open.

6-1-2017 Amazon Smile Does everyone know about AmazonSmile? When you shop via AmazonSmile 0.5% gets donated to a non-profit of your choice. I’ve chosen the Dick Lane Velodrome, but there are a ton of cycling causes you can choose from including several SORBA Chapters, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, SOPO Bicycle Coop and tons more. You can get more details and sign up at AmazonSmile. It doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up for your favorite cycling non-profit.

5-31-2017  Cobb Trails Master Plan Survey If you live in Cobb County or use Cobb County trails including greenways, the Silver Comet, bike paths, Allatoona Creek Park, mtb trails, etc, please fill out the survey about the Masters Trails Plan.

Other News  With the holiday, it’s been a bit quiet. The Healthy Newton Omnium released the flyer for the race next weekend. It’s a true omnium with a TT, Crit, and road race. Check it out and support a great local independent promoter (well, two–Jim Behning and Elizabeth Lee).

5-28-2017 Try the Track! Interested in trying the track? The DLV is having a “Try the Track Day” to celebrate National Velodrome Day on Sat., June 3. The Try the Track session in the morning is free. Bikes are provided, and there will be DLV coaches on hand to help participants. There is also a weekend certification class next weekend. The “Try the Track” is not the same as the certification class. People still have to take the certification class for which there is a nominal fee. Please share with anyone you think might be interested!!
 5-26-2017 DLV Track State Championships The Dick Lane Velodrome Track State Championships for GA, TN, and AL are June 16-17. Admission is free for spectators! Bring a cooler and come cheer us on! All racers must be track certified. Category “C” and above can compete in all events including mass start races. Cat. D racers are welcome for to race the 200, TT, and IP (no sprints). There will be no Cat. D mass start races.