• 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

3-26-2018 Road Racing Decline? Is it me or there is there no weekend road racing in the Carolinas this year? Did I miss something? I am trying to update the Road Calendar and can find very few weekend road races in NC/SC. AL, GA, and TN seem to have about as much road racing as the last 2 years. MTB, Gravel, and Cross are flourishing across the region. Join the discussion on the Southeastern Cycling Facebook page .

3-23-2018 Hincapie Finale Cancelled The Hincapie Spring Series finale in Hendersonville this weekend has been cancelled because of anticipated severe weather. (This is the second cancellation for the event).

3-22-2018 TYMBR MTB Series  TYMBR Series (pronounced timber) Tennessee Youth Mountain Bike Racing Series. Offers discrete age grouping for youth categories with fun race course and low entry fees. The TYMBR Series also offers adult categories with very competitive races for cash and prizes. The next race 4/22/18 at Enterprise South Nature Park on the TNT loop. Follow Cohutta Adventures on Facebook.

Twilights at AMP Press Release The Atlanta Motorsports Park has invited TopView Sports and our bike racers back to race again. We are racing 6 different dates (April 18th, May 16th , June 13th, July 20th – Friday of GCGP, August 15th, September 12th). There are two waves of race times. The “B” race will begin at 6pm and the “A” race will begin at 6:45pm. The exception is on Friday, July 20th. The race will be part of the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix. Please come join the fun! We love spectators at our events.

3-21-2018 Cartersville Century “The 20th Annual Cartersville Century at Barnsley Resort will be held on June 16, 2018. This year’s ride begins and finishes at this world class resort, providing our Riders, guests, friends, and families an enhanced experience for 2018. This is the ultimate cycling and resort experience, whether just participating in the ride or making it a weekend-long getaway! After the Cartersville Century, riders and their guests enjoy lunch prepared by the resort’s talented chefs, a pop up beer garden featuring the Reformation Brewery Airstream, music and more in a relaxed outdoor setting.”

3-20-2018 Carrier Park Velodrome Reopening The velodrome at Carrier Park in Asheville will reopen on March 21 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Improvements include: The Carrier Park Velodrome Improvement Project incorporated multiple improvements, “including: 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.” Trish’s Note: There traditionally has not been any programming at Carrier Park in quite a few years. It is open to the public. I cannot find any information on events for this year; there may be none.

3-19-2018 Speedweek Races Announced Speedweek is coming! The races will be Wed, April 25: Walterboro, Friday, April 27: Spartanburg, Sat, April 28: Athens, Sun, April 29: Commerce! NEW Event!!

3-17-2018 Taco Stand MTB Race Venue Update From Chain Buster: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we announce that the Taco Stand Classic at Tribble Mill on April 28 will not happen as scheduled. The Gwinnett Area Trail Riders have been an awesome partner with Chain Buster racing for years, and they are a group that we proudly support. They put in tons of time redesigning a killer new course for the event, but in the end, the requirements of the county government could not be met despite the best efforts of GATR and representatives of Chain Buster Racing.

But the news isn’t all bad! We are thrilled to let you in on some exciting news! On April 28, we will be hosting the first ever MTB race at Hard Labor Creek State Park. The race will be called the NACHO STAND CLASSIC because…well… you can’t always have tacos! The exact course will be determined over the next few days, but you can expect a distance of at least 9 miles and around 750 feet of elevation per lap! We hate to see the Taco Stand Classic come off the schedule, but we are excited to highlight a new system of trails that are a blast to ride! There are no words to describe the red carpet treatment that park system has already given us through this process, and I know they are eager to extend that same treatment to you!

3-16-2018 GA Cycling Laws Bike Law Georgia has a great new post on their website summarizing some of the laws that affect cyclists in Georgia. Know your rights AND responsibilities as a cyclist!

Sykes Park Mega Work Week From SORBA Atlanta We will have trail crew working all week at Sykes Park with an excavator and skid steer to work towards completing the outer loop. Since they’ll be there we are asking that if you have the time please come help us after work and/or that weekend for a few hours doing a little handwork and cleanup. Please let us know if you’re interested and what day so we can start to get a better idea of tools needed. The goal is to open the outer loop in May so we can start to work on some of the advanced trail spurs before it gets too hot. The dates are March 26-April 1 at 5:00 pm. Come one day or all!

Blanket’s Creek Work Party From SORBA Woodstock There will be a work party at Blanket’s Creek on Sat., March 17, 9 am-1 pm. “We have some big builds to manage this month including reroutes at the top of Dwelling and some finish work at the drops. Let us know if you can make it by hitting the Going button. Bring some gloves and boots. Thanks in advance and see you there. We’ll provide a tasty meal following.”

Some Creek Work Party From SORBA Atlanta 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 and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.

3-14-2018 Blanket’s Creek Dirty 15/30 From Mountain Goat Adventures Are you looking for something longer than an XC race but not quite ready for a 50 miler? Then check out the Blankets Creek Dirty Thirty Endurance MTB Race. The course includes most of the trails at Blankets Creek in a clockwise direction for a total distance of 15 miles per lap. Intermediate and advanced riders will complete two laps, for a total of 30 miles. A shorter one lap, 15 mile course will be offered for beginner categories. Each lap has just under 1400′ of elevation gain, so this will be a challenging course. For 2018, we are changing the direction of the course to clockwise on all trails! This means you will ride South Loop, Dwelling and then Van Michael Trail. An aid station and access to drop bags will be available at the half way point for riders participating in the 30 mile race. This event is a major fundraiser for SORBA Woodstock, so please come out and support your local trails.

Arabia Mountain Trail News From PATH: DeKalb County will close the Arabia Mountain Trail between N. Goddard Road and the intersection with the east-west trail from Murphy Candler School from March 6 through June. The sewer line south of N. Goddard Road has failed and must be replaced. Mile 5.0-5.8 will be affected. Start rides from Flat Rock trailhead or Murphy Candler School to go south.

3-13-2018 Roswell Moves and Mayor’s Ride Bike Roswell! and the City of Roswell will launch the first “open streets” program in the city on Sunday, April 29 with the Roswell Moves! event. A five-block section of Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell, from the south end of Canton Street to Webb Street, Elizabeth Way, Norcross Street, the New East Alley, Plum Street and North Canton Street. Activities will take place from 11 a. m. to 3 p.m., while roads will close to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors & local businesses will be on-site, and attendees will be encouraged to walk, pedal, and roll along Canton St .Live music presented by Atlanta Plays It Forward will be located at two stages along Canton Street near Highway 9 and on North Canton near Woodstock Road.

A festival for cycling began in 2002 as the Historic Roswell Criterium. One of the anchor events created in 2003, the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride, will continue as part of the new Roswell Moves! festivities this year. This full-supported, recreational bike ride will offer distances of 18, 42 and 64 miles, all routes beginning at 8 a.m. from Roswell Area Park. Lunch will be provided for all participants, sponsored by Lucky’s Burger & Brew and Red Hare Brewery. The Mayor’s Ride is the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!. Early registration is available online with a discounted fee of $35 per rider available through March 31 (www.bikeroswell.com/rides-maps/mayorsride). T-shirts will be provided to the first 500 pre-registered riders.

April 21-29 will also be a cycling festival with the week incorporating different existing rides in the North Fulton County area (Olde Blind Dog, Roswell Thursday Night Ride, etc.) in the ride. The full schedule can be seen here.

3-12-2018 GA State TT Championship GBRA & Middle Ga Time Trial series presents the 2018 Georgia State Time Trial Championship on Saturday July 14, 2018. The adult course is a 30K course with two good climbs, and some good rolling hills. I believe you will find the course challenging for all levels. The Juniors course is the first half of the adult course ending at 15K. Remember THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Timing will be handled by Precision Race. Check-in opens at 8:00am. First rider off at 9:00am.

Hendersonville Crit Rescheduled From Hincapie Spring Series: For anyone who was planning to do the crit in Hendersonville, NC. The new tentative date for rescheduling is March 25th. This is due to impending cold thunderstorms. Please help us spread the word!

3-9-2018 GROUP RIDE SEASON IS HERE!!!! Who’s excited for GROUP RIDE SEASON???? It starts next week! The Rides page is all shiny and updated for 2018. Get the details on your favorite ride! See Atlanta area rides over at the rides page:  http://www.southeasterncycling.com/rides

Gaps Training Rides Atlanta Cycling will be hosting a Gaps Training Ride on select Saturdays in 2018. The ride starts at 8:00 AM at the Rock Pile. Park along the highway at the intersection of GA 60 and US 19 (The Rock Pile) north of Dahlonega, GA. This is a very challenging, but beautiful, 33 mile training ride over three gaps – Neal’s, Wolfpen & Woody’s. There are store stop opportunities along the route. The early season rides will be “No Drop” designed for those who are new to riding in the mountains. Estimated ride time is 3-4 hours. Late season, we will have drop rides and perhaps add additional gaps. Dates are April 21, May 26, June 16, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, and Sept. 15. Contact Mark via email Mark at Atlantacycling.com (Duluth) for more information. 770-476-4949.

3-7-2018 GA Tech Race Weekend Press Release Brooks Road Race and Tucker Criterium The Brooks Road Race and Tucker Criterium will return on Saturday, March 10th thru Sunday, March 11th. The event is presented by TopView Sports, Georgia Tech and Snyder Cycles! We welcome you to race with us. Categories include Collegiate, Masters, Cat 4/5, Women and Pro 1/2/3. There will be a Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Collegiate Team Time Trial on Saturday. Sunday’s event will be the downtown Criterium. We will also have a kiddie race for ages 10 and under at 12:30. Please come join the fun! We love spectators at our events. Registration is open.

3-6-2018 Group Ride Seasonb Group Ride Season will be upon us this Sunday! Don’t forget to SPRING AHEAD Saturday night before you go to bed. Here are the details for the Eastside Rides:

Airport– Sundays- 10:00AM through – end of March (ride tradition goes through end of March). 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

Saturday Tucker– goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 7) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 7. Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA- right by Snyder Cycles, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).

Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off the first Tuesday after the time change- March 13 @ 6:15PM. 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 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. 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).

Thursday Pizza Ride – Daylight Schedule Kicks off March 15 @ 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. 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).

3-5-2018 Big Creek Work Party From RAMBO: RAMBO will host a work party at Big Creek in Roswell on Saturday, March 10 to tackle a list of issues. The more folks that show up, the more we can get accomplished. Work to take place in both XC and Free ride areas. XC – meet in the lower lot, Free ride – meet by the storage container in the FRA. 9 a.m. We will provide tools, and lunch afterward.

3-1-2018 UCI Eliminator Returns to Columbus Press Release The 2018 UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup will include new rounds in Graz (Austria), Bangkok (Thailand) and Brazil. The series will kick off in Columbus (Georgia/USA), to be held in the beginning of June, with the finals taking place in Brazil at the end of November. In between, City Mountainbike is set to add three additional races to the calendar. After a successful 2017, it is sure to be an exciting and entertaining season with a variety of terrain and challenging new courses.

2-28-2018 Mountain Ranger 34K MTB Race The Mountain Ranger 34K MTB Race will be April 28th 2018, Time: 7:00am (mountain bike race start time, trail run times start later – all are listed on the registration page), Location: Camp Frank D. Merrill (5th Ranger Training Battalion) 1 Camp Merrill Drive, Dahlonega, Ga 30533, The course for the mountain bike race starts out on FS roads but goes quickly into single track and and the majority of the course stays on the single track. The Mountain Ranger Run and Bike race are the morning of the annual Open House that the Ranger Camp puts on every spring. The day is full of demonstrations including airborne demonstrations and hand-to-hand combat. It’s a great family and community event that gives the general public a look into what Army Rangers learn during the mountain phase here in Dahlonega. This year, they will have the showers in the gym available to race participants to use to clean up after the race and stick around for Open House. (Trish’s Note: If you have never been to the Ranger Camp, it’s really cool! Kids would love the open house and demonstrations!)

2-27-2018 Ride and Fly Trails Work Party From SORBA Atlanta: Ride & Fly Trails Work Party, Saturday, March 3 9 am-Noon, 3224 Dodson Drive Connector East Point, GA 30344 SORBA Atlanta and the City of East Point have partnered to develop what we hope will eventually become a series of connecting trails throughout the ATL Airport District by starting with beautiful Skyes Park in East Point. SORBA will be providing some coffee and morning snacks (Donuts, bagels, biscuits or similar), On the agenda: 1. Continued Trash pickup, 2. Continued Privet and English Ivy Removal, 3. New Trail Building, 4. Cleanup and modification of existing walking trails.

2-26-2018 HEY GROUP RIDE LEADERS!! Hey people/shops/clubs/teams that put on weekly rides in Atlanta–I need the details of your ride for the spring.  I’ll be updating the Rides page over the next couple of weeks as details for rides are released! Contact me here.

2-24-2018 Silk Sheets Controlled Burn Head’s up if you are riding Silk Sheets this weekend. I found this on the Chattahoochee Hills City Facebook page. “Property managers will conduct a GA Forestry controlled burn on a 105-acre tract off of Rico-Tatum Rd during the day tomorrow, Saturday, February 24th. Dense smoke may be generated in areas near Cochran Mill and South Fulton Parkway (burn area is within Palmetto city limits – Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto fire departments will be on standby).”

2-23-2018 DLV Pro Race Series The Dick Lane Velodrome has announced the races for the 2018 Pro Series. The Keirin will be May 5, and the Velodrome Cup is Sept. 1. The Keirin is a fun race to watch as riders stay behind a moto for the first couple of laps while the speed winds up. When the moto pulls off, it’s a free for all sprint to the finish. The Velodrome Cup is an omnium style night with riders accumulating points throughout the events. The rider with the most points is awarded the perpetual Velodrome Cup trophy. Pro races are very family friendly with an exciting atmosphere! The Left Turn Cafe will be serving food. You can bring in your own frosty adult beverages (no glass, please!) and a cooler if you prefer. Spectators are encouraged to cheer and bang on the boards for their favorite racers!

Friday Night Sprints proceed each Pro race. Come out and watch the fastest racers over 3 laps of the track in a two up format including Sorella’s own track sprinter as she prepares for the Masters National Championships! Rumor has it the women will have their own sprint tournament this year at Friday Night Sprints!

2-20-2018 Velocity Atlanta Press Release New Premier Fundraising Ride to Benefit Grady Hospital Four Distances, Indoor Cycling in Downtown Atlanta

The Grady Health Foundation is staging a new, premiere fundraising ride on May 5, 2018, benefiting the Grady Health System. The ride, named VeloCity, will begin and end at the Georgia International Plaza in downtown Atlanta and offer multiple distances for cyclists of all fitness levels.

“Our vision is to offer a world-class ride that will ultimately become a new annual tradition for cyclists throughout the region – one that is also a unique and exciting opportunity to engage with Grady, which is an irreplaceable asset for our community,” said Pete Correll, chair of the Grady Health Foundation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the presenting sponsor for the inaugural VeloCity, which is being co-chaired by two avid cyclists, John Gregg, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and Thomas Dimitroff, general manager of the Atlanta Falcons. Georgia-based, world-renowned sports event management company, Medalist Sports, is overseeing the production and technical aspects of the event. Registration is currently at www.velocityatlanta.com. Participants are required to pay a registration fee as well as commit to fundraising levels based upon the distance selected. Links to routes of 5, 25, 50 and 100 miles can also be found on the website – all will be fully supported with rest stops and support vehicles. Participants are also invited to a special opening celebration on Friday, May 4, at Georgia International Plaza. For additional details visit www.velocityatlanta.com or contact Nick Carvalho at nick@velocityatlanta.com.

About the Grady Health Foundation — The Grady Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Grady Health System achieve its vision of becoming the leading public academic healthcare system in the U.S. by funding and accelerating capital renovation, advanced medical technology and equipment, and clinical programs. For more information, visit www.gradyhealthfoundation.org.

No Roswell Crit I have gotten word on good authority that the Historic Roswell Crit is not happening this year. The Mayor’s Ride is still on and registration is open!

2-24-2018 Silk Sheets Controlled Burn Head’s up if you are riding Silk Sheets this weekend. I found this on the Chattahoochee Hills City Facebook page. “Property managers will conduct a GA Forestry controlled burn on a 105-acre tract off of Rico-Tatum Rd during the day tomorrow, Saturday, February 24th. Dense smoke may be generated in areas near Cochran Mill and South Fulton Parkway (burn area is within Palmetto city limits – Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto fire departments will be on standby).”

2-23-2018 DLV Pro Race Series The Dick Lane Velodrome has announced the races for the 2018 Pro Series. The Keirin will be May 5, and the Velodrome Cup is Sept. 1. The Keirin is a fun race to watch as riders stay behind a moto for the first couple of laps while the speed winds up. When the moto pulls off, it’s a free for all sprint to the finish. The Velodrome Cup is an omnium style night with riders accumulating points throughout the events. The rider with the most points is awarded the perpetual Velodrome Cup trophy. Pro races are very family friendly with an exciting atmosphere! The Left Turn Cafe will be serving food. You can bring in your own frosty adult beverages (no glass, please!) and a cooler if you prefer. Spectators are encouraged to cheer and bang on the boards for their favorite racers!

Friday Night Sprints proceed each Pro race. Come out and watch the fastest racers over 3 laps of the track in a two up format including Sorella’s own track sprinter as she prepares for the Masters National Championships! Rumor has it the women will have their own sprint tournament this year at Friday Night Sprints!

2-20-2018 Velocity Atlanta Press Release New Premier Fundraising Ride to Benefit Grady Hospital Four Distances, Indoor Cycling in Downtown Atlanta

The Grady Health Foundation is staging a new, premiere fundraising ride on May 5, 2018, benefiting the Grady Health System. The ride, named VeloCity, will begin and end at the Georgia International Plaza in downtown Atlanta and offer multiple distances for cyclists of all fitness levels.

“Our vision is to offer a world-class ride that will ultimately become a new annual tradition for cyclists throughout the region – one that is also a unique and exciting opportunity to engage with Grady, which is an irreplaceable asset for our community,” said Pete Correll, chair of the Grady Health Foundation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the presenting sponsor for the inaugural VeloCity, which is being co-chaired by two avid cyclists, John Gregg, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and Thomas Dimitroff, general manager of the Atlanta Falcons. Georgia-based, world-renowned sports event management company, Medalist Sports, is overseeing the production and technical aspects of the event. Registration is currently at www.velocityatlanta.com. Participants are required to pay a registration fee as well as commit to fundraising levels based upon the distance selected. Links to routes of 5, 25, 50 and 100 miles can also be found on the website – all will be fully supported with rest stops and support vehicles. Participants are also invited to a special opening celebration on Friday, May 4, at Georgia International Plaza. For additional details visit www.velocityatlanta.com or contact Nick Carvalho at nick@velocityatlanta.com.

About the Grady Health Foundation — The Grady Health Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Grady Health System achieve its vision of becoming the leading public academic healthcare system in the U.S. by funding and accelerating capital renovation, advanced medical technology and equipment, and clinical programs. For more information, visit www.gradyhealthfoundation.org.

No Roswell Crit I have gotten word on good authority that the Historic Roswell Crit is not happening this year. The Mayor’s Ride is still on and registration is open!

2-16-2018 ABC is Hiring! From ABC: The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (organizers of Atlanta Streets Alive, bike classes, advocacy for safe biking, and more) is hiring for two part-time roles.

1. Communications Coordinator – to craft our message to reach a wider audience. Seeking someone who believes in the transformative powers of cycling AND storytelling, who can help garner support for our advocacy work by creating, editing, and sharing content that is accurate, informative and compelling.

2. Community Engagement Coordinator – if you see biking as a powerful tool for individual and community well-being, if you like how Atlanta Streets Alive is encouraging residents to reenvision our city streets, if you want to be integral in growing the movement that prioritizes people over cars, then this could be the job for you. (While both are part-time, we’re experiencing a lot of growth and hope to expand the roles as funding permits, and we have a strong history of doing that with part-time positions. We also have several internships available.)

Blanket’s Creek Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock: Blanket’s Creek Trail Party, Sat., Feb. 17 9 am-1 pm There is a ton to do this month at Blankets Creek before the riding season. We have to build a new run out past the drops on the flow trial, reconfigure the top bench on Dwelling to alleviate the logjam and remove a bridge and replace with a rock creek crossing. Please join us, we’ll buy you food. Wear long pants, boots, gloves and bring water. Let us know if you plan on coming so we can get a count to get the projects lined up ahead of time.

2-14-2018 Go Nuts Biking Make Up Race From the Promoter: Please SHARE We have a new date and new park to start this GO Nuts series off with a bang!! ALL race entries will be transferred from the original rained out event date, if you have not registered: Online registration ends Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:59pm ETD. Onsite Registration opens at 7:00am ETD the day of the race.

2-13-2018 Snake Rescheduled From SORBA NWGA: Unfortunately due to heavy rains over the past several days and with more rain in the forecast, the U.S. Forest Service has forced us to cancel the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial Series this coming Saturday 2/17/18. The Snake will be rescheduled to Saturday March 17. The USFS main concern is for the protection of both the Dry Creek and Pinhoti Trail system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope you will still be able to make it to Dalton on March 17. We wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible so you will be able to make any necessary arrangements. NWGA SORBA will be working hard to make sure we are ready to see everyone in March.

WBL The Finale WBL # 12: The Finale: The Gruber Images Lula World Cup, When: February 17 (Saturday), Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 100 miles / 5 hours, Points: 5 pts (1 per hour), Interactive map

2-12-2018 Group Ride Season Group ride season is only 4 weeks away! I love Daylight Saving Time!

Trish’s Note: This event was deleted from Facebook on Monday. I’m not sure why. I’ll post a link if I can find another. Bicycle Day at the Georgia State Capitol will be Tuesday, Feb. 20 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. There will be no organized bicycle ride as in the past. Your ride to this event is by the best means possible to you. Georgia Bikes! has been working with government relations firm JL Morgan Company and their managing director, TJ Kaplan. They have helped secure a room at the Capitol for a breakfast/morning drop-in style meeting for us from about 7:30-9:30AM. State Reps and Senators and their staff will be invited to stop in and talk with us about bicycle issues and challenges in Georgia. After that, Georgia Bikes! encourage advocates to meet with their state Reps and Senators to talk about important legislation this session as well as local concerns in your community. We will provide information about current legislation (Distracted Driving, transit issues, trail funding etc) before Feb 20th. If you, your staff/colleagues, and/or board members are interested in attending, please RSVP by 5pm on Monday Feb 12th to Elliott Caldwell email elliott@georgiabikes.org

2-9-2018 Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta (Formerly SORBA Atlanta): Sope Creek Work Party, Sat., Feb. 17 from 9 am-noon, 152 Columns Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30067 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 and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.

2-8-2018 Alabama Cycling Classic Press Release Thousands of spectators are heading to downtown Anniston on Saturday, April 7-8th for the Sunny King Criterium and Noble Street Festival! With speakers positioned at all four turns of the downtown course, race fans can listen to local announcing talent Terry Phillis and Brad Sohner dish out the action of all Amateur, Elite and Professional bicycle races. Anniston, Alabama’s largest annual spring street party combining food, family and four blocks of fun is just around the corner! The popular Noble Street Festival joins forces with professional and amateur bicycle races at the Sunny King Criterium for a 17th consecutive year. Saturday features a full day of downtown festivities along the Noble t

On Sunday, a second day of amateur and professional bicycle racing will continue with the Piedmont Road Race! Amateur and Elite racers take to the forty mile course, routing over 2,350ft of elevation. The course starts and finishes in the center of downtown Piedmont at the Community Civic Center. Expect ample parking and easy access getting to and from the venue. The Talladega National Forest race route will WOW you and your teammates. The roads weave through some of the most beautiful landscape on the outskirts of the National Forest. The Elite Men’s and Women’s races offer $2,500 split in prize money for the day. We are thrilled to be able to bring back this day two event for our amateur racers. See you in Piedmont!

2-7-2018 DLV Workday Number 3 From the Dick Lane Velodrome: February 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tasks include: Finish Board repair, Leaf bagging, Finish Pressure washing turn 4, Pressure spray wood crossing turn one, Ant control/killer, Continue Bike repairs, Repair apron, Tar Concessions Roof, Pizza eating

2-5-2018 Flu If I owe you something, please be kind. I have had the flu/crud since Friday. I am still pretty ill and very behind on everything, I did manage to update the calendars in the last week. Road: GBRA and TBRA are correct as of 2-1. Carolinas I was able to put some together from Facebook and USAC’s website. I expect more in a few weeks from CCA. Mountain bike/Gravel: Everything through June is correct. If an individual race has an * the date is right. If it does not have one, I cannot find a 2018 date/information as of 2-1-2018. I’ll check again in a few weeks for the April-July dates. I keep everything as updated as I can. One update of the road and mtb/gravel calendars can take me 4+ hours, so it is not a quick process and why I don’t do it daily.

2-3-2018 NC Grand Prix The only UCI Cyclocross race in the Southeast will return in 2018. The NC Grand Prix will be December 8-9 at beautiful Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC. The UCI released the preliminary 2018-2019 UCI CX calendar on Friday. The two US rounds of the World Cup, Waterloo (WI/Trek) and JingleCross (Iowa) are back.

DLV Beginner’s Class Schedule The Dick Lane Velodrome has announced the Beginner’s Class Schedule for 2018. All Certification Class graduates receive 10% off new track bikes by showing their certificate at Outback Bikes. Between March and September, we offer track certification classes for all riders 17 years old and over to learn the fundamentals of track riding. Riders younger than 17 will begin in Youth Cycling League. Classes are scheduled intermittently according to demand and the instructor’s schedule. Once certified, you will be ready to race in the “D” category on Tuesday nights or, at least, join our Beginner Training sessions! Signup: Send email to brian@dicklanevelodrome.com and include your bike size or height, Cost: $60.00 (bike rental included), Requirements: you must attend all sessions of a class to receive your certificate.

2-2-2018 Atlantic City To Host 2018 USA CRITS Series Finals  Press Release Athens, GA Beginning in Athens, Georgia on April 29, 2018, the USA CRITS Series is the premiere road cycling series in the United States. The Series features American style criteriums, the most spectator-friendly and enduring form of bicycle racing in the country. The eleven coast-to-coast, locally-originated races combine the highest levels of cycling with urban street fairs and festivals, while showcasing some of America’s most vibrant downtown districts. The #racefororange culminates with teams rolling to the start/finish at the historic Steel Pier on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Colavita Leader’s Jersey and other Series jerseys will be awarded at a post event banquet.

Southeastern Races include the Athens Orthopedic Clinic (AOC) Twilight Criterium, Saturday, April 28, 2018, Athens, GA and the Winston Salem Cycling Classic
Saturday, May 26, 2018, Winston-Salem, NC

2-1-2018 World Championship Track Team USAC has named the team that will represent the US at the World Track Championships Feb. 28-March 4 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. Hailing from Asheville, NC Adrian Hegyvary (UHC Pro Cycling) will race in the Team Pursuit along with Ashton Lambie, Daniel Summerhill, Eric Young, and Gavin Hoover.

WBL # 11: The Porterfield Tire Alto World Cup, When: February 3 (Saturday), Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 118 miles / 6 hours, Points: 6 pts (1 per hour) Interactive map. There is a re-route from miles 84-91 because of a bridge that is out.

1-31-2018 Empower Her Women’s Masters Race Series Comes to Tennessee Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project is excited to announce the inaugural Empower Her women’s masters race series to support bicycle racing by women who are in the 40+ age group. The goal of Empower Her is to grow women’s cycling by providing an opportunity for masters-aged women to race among their peers and to retain women who move to triathlon or other age-group sports. The series, which is made possible through Empower Electric’s title sponsorship, will include five existing criterium races in Tennessee. Women will earn primes, spots on individual race podiums, and points toward the series. While each race’s results will be based on age 40+, the overall series will include a 40-49 age group podium and a 50+ podium, where each series winner will receive a champion’s jersey. Calendar: April 15 – UCOR Oak Ridge Velo Classic Criterium May 6 – Cedar Hill Criterium May 19 – High Roller Crit p/b Riverside Bicycle Racing June 10 – Rockabilly Gran Prix Criterium July 21 – Three Rivers Rumble p/b The Roane Alliance Criterium Masters-aged women are a growing segment of the racing population. The number of licensed women racing bicycles in TN increased 32% between 2014 and 2017. For masters-aged women the increase was 51%. The Empower Her series will promote women’s masters racing in Tennessee, but has no exclusive affiliation with a promoter, event, or racing series. We plan to grow the series to more events in future years. Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project supports and encourages women of all ages to ride and race, via weekly road and mountain rides, clinics, and other events.

Sykes Park Ride & Fly TrailsTrail Build Day Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 AM – 12 PM SORBA Atlanta and the City of East Point have partnered to develop what we hope will eventually become a series of connecting trails throughout the ATL Airport District by starting with beautiful Skyes Park in East Point. 1. Continued Trash pickup 2. Continued Privet and English Ivy Removal 3. New Trail Building 4. Cleanup and modification of existing walking trails. We will have a waiver for you to sign for you and any minors attending.

Allatoona Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Toona Work Party, Sat., Feb. 3, 10 am – Noon We will be working to open Hocus Pocus and Driftwood. There will likely be a lot of blowing and clearing of limbs from the trail. Please be ready to roll out of the parking lot at 10am. Thanks!

1-30-2018 Sara Babb Workday From SORBA West Georgia Sara Babb Work Day Saturday, Feb. 3 am 8:00 am The last two work days have been snowed out, but it’s looking good for this Saturday! Meet in the gravel trailhead lot at the park. Priorities for the day will be: Bench cut the east creek crossing on the Ray Mtn Loop., Rock armor both creek crossings on the Ray Mtn Loop., Improve the bench cut in a couple spots on the connector., Bring gloves and wear closed toe shoes, long pants.

1-26-2018 Paralympics National Team U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, named 27 athletes, including two tandem pilots, to the 2018 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team. The U.S. roster boasts 17 Paralympians and eight reigning world champions returning to the team.

“We’re incredibly excited about the highly-decorated team that we have this year,” said Ian Lawless, director of U.S. Paralympics Cycling. “With Paralympic and world champions helping lead Team USA this upcoming season, we expect to have very successful world championships and a world cup circuit as we begin to gear up for Tokyo 2020.” Congratulations to Alabama resident Jennifer Schuble for making this years team! You can see Jennifer in action at the Dick Lane Velodrome occasionally! Jason Kimball from Charlotte, NC was also named to the team.

1-25-2018 South Rockdale Trail Build Day From SORBA South Rockdale Trail Build Day, Saturday, Jan. 27 9 am – Noon, Join us to work on our new trail project at South Rockdale Community Park. We will be clearing the corridor for Phase One of the project. Meet at the main parking lot at 3909 East Fairview Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281 at 9. Wear weather appropriate clothes, long pants, closed toed shoes sturdy enough for hiking, bring gloves, water, snacks. We will be cutting back brush and removing deadfall to get ready for construction. We will see you there!

1-24-2018 Decatur Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Decaturish reports that Decatur has obtained Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. Tonio Andrade and Joseph Hurley praised the city’s efforts. “Decatur is becoming an excellent place to commute by bike, even as Atlanta surges ahead in bike friendliness, thanks to the Beltline and other infrastructure projects,” Andrade said.”The key to a healthy bike commuting culture is simple in theory but difficult to achieve in practice: protected and connected bike lanes. Decatur’s leadership is aware of this and is building such a network. This will be good for everyone — not just bike riders. Studies show that good bike infrastructure actually decreases motor vehicle congestion, and bike lanes are five times more efficient at moving people than car lanes. We believe that if its current trajectory keeps up, the next time Decatur gets certified it may be silver or gold!”

WBL #10 From the WBL: WBL # 10 THE REEVES AND YOUNG BOWMAN CLASSIC, When: January 27, Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 95 miles / 5 hours, Points: 5 Points pts (1 per hour), Interactive map