• 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

3-27-2017 Ian Garrison 2nd at U23 Gent Wevelgem I’ll just let Velonews tell it: Racing for USA Cycling, Ian Garrison, left, was runner-up to Great Britain’s Jacob Hennesy Sunday at the U23 edition of Gent-Wevelgem. Rasmus Tiller of Norway was third. Photo: Nate Wilson Young American Ian Garrison’s star shined brightly with a solid second-place outing in his under-23 debut at Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday. The 18-year-old Georgia native, who signed on with UCI Continental team Axeon-Hagens Berman for 2017, finished a bike length behind race winner and former JLT Condor rider Jacob Hennesy of Great Britain….Ian said “Honestly, it hasn’t quite hit me yet,” said Garrison. “The caliber of it all and this being my first time to race U23. I am just really excited and taking it all in.”

GO IAN!!!!!!!!! We are so proud of you!

3-26-2017 Roswell Cycling Festival Press Release The Roswell Cycling Festival presented by Roswell Bicycles returns for a 16th year, April 22-30, with a series of family-friendly events in Historic Roswell and several area  parks. Many of the events are free for participants or spectators. The two anchor events of the festival, Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride and the Hennessy Historic Roswell Criterium benefiting Bike Roswell!, take place on Sunday, April 30. “Over 16 years, the Roswell Cycling Festival has solidified itself as a springtime tradition in Historic Roswell. It brings together people of all ages, on tricycles and bicycles, and provides a platform to introduce our great businesses and restaurants in Roswell to many visitors. Bike Roswell! members have done a great job in not only promoting our city, but promoting safe cycling and family fun,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, who inspired a local bicycle club in 2002 to host the inaugural event.   Roswell Bicycles, which has supported the event every year since 2002, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the weeklong festival. Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling, manages all events for the festival. It is also the beneficiary of the Mayor’s Ride, which has become the largest fundraiser of the year for Bike Roswell!.

Mayor Wood will lead hundreds of recreational cyclists from Roswell Area Park for the 14th annual Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride this year. This fully-supported event offers ride routes of six miles to 64 miles for people of all ages and abilities. Early registration is available through March 31 and ranges from $10 to $35. The standard registration fee for 18, 42 and 64-mile routes will be $45 through April 29, and $55 day-of rides. Besides a fun experience riding on quiet streets in Roswell with family and friends, the Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride offers perks for registered riders. T-shirts will be provided to the first 500 pre-registered riders for the 18, 42 and 64-mile routes. All Mayor’s Ride Participants will receive new “Wheel of a Deal” coupons in ride packets, which provides discounts at 10 local restaurants. This is a fully-supported event with multiple rest stops stocked with drinks and snacks. Rambling Rose Tours will be providing the main SAG for the Mayor’s Ride, and will make a final sweep of all rest stops to make sure all participants complete the ride.

Hennessy Jaguar – Land Rover North Point will return as the presenting sponsor for the criterium. There are 21 categorized bicycle races for amateurs and professionals, which will use 1085 Canton Street for the start/finish area of the one-mile course. Pro races for women and men Sunday evening will be the
grand finale of the USA CRITS Speed Week, a regional series of six criterium events in nine days sanctioned by USA Cycling. The total prize purse for the week is $100,000 and the overall champion’s jerseys for Speed Week will be presented in Roswell.

Before the pros hit the course, Historic Roswell Kiwanis will conduct its 16th annual Kids’ Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The event is free with a signed waiver for children six to 12 years of age. All children who complete the rodeo then get to race on part of the criterium course.  The Historic Roswell Kiwanis Kids’
Bicycle Safety Rodeo is co-sponsored by the Key Clubs of Centennial High School, Milton High School, and Roswell High School, and by the Builders Clubs of Crabapple Middle and Elkins Pointe Middle Schools. Throughout the week, a variety of bicycle rides will be hosted by the Giovanni’s Tile Design cycling team
and the Roswell-Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO). The festival gets underway Saturday, April 22 when cyclists are invited to join the Giovanni’s Tile Design cycling team from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for a 25-mile recreational bicycle ride from Roswell Area Park. All cyclists are then invited to fill the bike
racks on Canton Street in Historic Roswell for a ribbon cutting of the 2017 Art Around Roswell Sculpture Tour. There is no registration required, and details will be posted at bikeroswell.com. Details on the Roswell Bicycles-Specialized Big Creek Mtn Bike Ride (April 26), Bike Roswell! membership party (April
27), RAMBO Big Creek Quick Six Enduro (April 29) and all activities can be found at roswellcyclingfestival.com.

3-23-2017 USAC Announces American Road Calendar From a Press Release USA Cycling announced its 2017 American Road Calendar (ARC) which recognizes strong domestic road cycling events and provides these events a clear pathway to future Pro Road Tour inclusion. In its first year, the 12-event calendar spans 11 states from March through September. Racing kicks off this month with the three-day San Dimas Stage Race in California and concludes in September with the Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic in Florida. “The purpose of the American Road Calendar is to provide strong domestic road events with the opportunity to achieve UCI recognition,” said Tara McCarthy, National Events Manager. “Domestic races that are part of the ARC for at least one year will be well positioned for future UCI inscription and inclusion on the Pro Road Tour (PRT).” Two events in the South are included the River Gorge Omnium in Chattanooga, TN August 26-27 and the Subway Pensacola Cycling Classic Sept. 16-17.

3-22-2017 Columbiana Road Race Columbiana Road Race  – April 9th, Columbiana, ALThere is a new road race for the amateurs just south of Birmingham in Shelby County on April 9! This race provides a valuable opportunity for racers to get a second day of racing after the NRC Crit in Anniston. Located just over an hour from Anniston, Columbiana provides a safe and challenging venue for all skill levels. Registration is open!!

Atlanta WBL #10 From MyCycleCoach Atlanta WBL #10 This Series is designed to create a vehicle (pun intended) where cyclists can ride all winter in a very controlled environment.  NO surprises.  NO hammerhead surges, sprints, so there’s NO surprises.  If this will be your first time with us, please familiarize yourself with the Ride Rules, as these are what has made us incredibly successful AND cyclists know exactly what to expect…on every ride in every group. DATE:  Saturday, Mar 25th, 2016 START TIME:  9:30AM  (Ride Mtg 9:15am), PLACE: 300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317, RIDE TIME: 4 hrs 20min, OVERALL AVERAGE FOR RIDE #10: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be: A group:  19 mph avg, B group:17 mph avg, C group: 10-13.0 mph avg

3-21-2017 Women’s Clinic at the Dick Lane Velodrome Ladies- come out to our Women’s Clinic on Tues March 28! (Trish’s Note: You must have taken the beginner class at the Dick Lane Velodrome and be certified to ride/race already. The next beginner certification class is in April and is open to everyone!) Jackie Crowell, USA National Points Race Champion and Team Pursuit Champion, leads this clinic for any interested ladies.
What you’ll cover:
– tips on how to draft safely
– review of how to exchange
– review of how to enter and exit the track
– review and ride the “standard” warm up
– do a flying 200
– do a scratch race
– do a skills drill
– gear choices for women
– learn how women produce power vs. men
– learn how to win a race in a men’s field
– 2nd mass start race (if time allows)
– standing starts
Sign up link
Cost is $15, plus $5 for a bike if you need to rent one. It is preferred that you are track certified to do this. So if you haven’t been out in a while or just took the beginner’s class, this is a great way to strengthen your skills. A minimum of seven women must sign up in advance for the clinic to take place.


From this Irish Lass to Everyone–Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

3-17-2017 Kids Learn to Ride the Track! Did you know that the Dick Lane Velodrome has a FREE Youth Cycling League where kids of all ages can learn to ride the track? That’s right! Twice a week kids can learn to ride at the track–no riding or racing experience necessary. Bikes are provided. The YCL also has races on Pro Nights featured during the evening program! Check it out at the DLV!

Mayor’s Ride Press Release William Shakespeare once said, “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” Bike Roswell! looks to inspire a rolling youth movement for people of all ages on Sunday, April 30. This will be the 14th annual Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride. The Mayor’s Ride is one of the signature, family-friendly events in Historic Roswell for the Roswell Cycling Festival presented by Roswell Bicycles, held April 22-30. Four bicycle ride routes from six to 64 miles are offered throughout the city of Roswell on April 30, which start and finish in the back section of Roswell Area Park. Riders of all abilities using road bikes, hybrid bikes, unicycles, tricycles, are welcome to line up at 7:15 a.m. and roll at 7:30 a.m. Beginners (no training wheels please) and families are encouraged to participate in the Six-mile Tour, which offers flat terrain. Roswell Mayor Jere Wood will lead the procession of recreational cyclists from Roswell Area Park.

New this year is a flat route for the 18-mile Challenge Ride, which eliminates the hills in Martin’s Landing. The 42-mile Workout Ride offers more challenging sections in the city, and will include a police escort at the front at intersections. The 64-mile Metric Century is for the serious road cyclist who wants to see all the beauty, and hills, of Roswell.

Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling, is the beneficiary of the Mayor’s Ride. “This has become the largest fundraiser of the year for our community organization. We use the money for our bicycle advocacy projects in our neighborhoods. And we rely quite a bit on the generous time of our members to volunteer, which makes events like the Mayor’s Ride great for everyone,” said Jonathan Skupin, executive director of Bike Roswell!. “Many of our members ride with the Olde Blind Dog Cycling Club, and we appreciate their additional support this year, from recruiting volunteers to managing sponsorships.” This is a fully-supported event with multiple rest stops stocked with drinks and snacks. Early registration is available through March 31 and ranges from $10 to $35. The standard registration fee for 18, 42 and 64-mile routes will be $45 through April 29, and $55 day-of rides. Online registration is available at www.bikeroswell.com/rides-maps/mayorsride.

Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride Press Release Coming on September 24, 2017 the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%. The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but is nevertheless a demanding and challenging course at 58 miles. Elevations range from 1,400 feet to 3,364 feet. We are also pleased to announce the 8th Annual “Valley Route” Bike Ride. This 35-mile valley option is a great introduction to the infamous Six Gap Century and boasts some of the most scenic mountainside in the Southeast. This new route will cast a special spotlight onto Yahoola Valley, Turner’s Corner, and R-Ranch in the Mountains. 100 miles. 11,200 vertical feet. 3,000 friends.

3-14-2017 Sope Creek Work Party From SORBA Atlanta: Sope Creek Monthly Work Party,  Saturday, March 18 9 am -Noon, We will be meeting at the Columns Drive Parking Lot of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area at 9 AM. At this month’s work party, we will be clearing drains on the Lower Loop (Cochran Shoals Loop.) We will be also be doing some closures. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

Blanket’s Creek Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Blanket’s Creek Trail Party, Sat. March 18, 9 am-1pm, The March Trail Party will be at Blankets Creek, Saturday March 28th. We will have several maintenance and construction projects. We will provide the tools, leadership and lunch, you just need to bring gloves, water and wear closed toe shoes. Come be a part of what makes the trails great!

3-12-2017 Georgia Bikes Looking for Executive Director From Georgia Bikes: Georgia Bikes is now accepting applications from qualified individuals who would like to serve as the full-time Executive Director. This is a salaried, FLSA-exempt position based in Georgia. Georgia Bikes is the statewide bicycle advocacy organization in Georgia with a mission to unite people and organizations to improve bicycling conditions and promote equitable bicycling throughout the state.  The Executive Director of Georgia Bikes is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. Preferred candidates will be experienced with a wide range of leadership skills. See full details and how to apply at Georgia Bikes.

3-10-2017 Group Ride Season! Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD before you go to bed Saturday night! Many group rides start next week or the first week of April. Check out the Rides page for the latest information about your favorite ride!

Cochran Mill Work Party From SORBA Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party, This Saturday, March 11 9 am-noon. This is ride in/ride out so bring your bike and shoes you can work in. We will be doing finishing work on the new loop off the Red. RSVP here and we will meet at the main parking lot at 9 RTR. Wear long pants, closed toed, bring your bike, water, snacks, gloves and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

East Side Rides Spring/Summer 2017
Saturday Tucker- goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 1) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 1. Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA- right by Snyder Cycles, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available). (Trish’s note: This is Tucker. 22+ mph. Be prepared to get dropped!)

Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off March 14 @ 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.

Thursday Pizza Ride – Daylight Schedule Kicks off March 16 @ 6:15PM 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 small counterclockwise loop until top of carving hill- continue onto a full pizza loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 large 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).

3-8-2017 Atlanta WBL #9 Ride #9 of the Atlanta WBL will be on Saturday, Start Time: 9:30AM (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place: 300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location) Ride Time: 4 Hours. For Ride #9, the averages will be: A group-19 mph avg, B Group-17 mph avg, C Group-10-13.0 mph avg

3-7-2017 Airport Ride The last Airport ride will be March 26th. Even with DST, roll at 10:00 am.

3-6-2017 Group Ride Season It’s that time of year! I am beginning to update the rides on Southeastern Cycling for Group Ride Season! If you are a ride leader, team ride designee, shop owner, etc. Contact me with your ride information for 2017! Check out the Rides page for the latest information about your favorite ride!

3-5-2017 Free Women’s Beginner Clinic! Are you a beginner and want to get more comfortable on the road? Join Sorellas Mary Jo Falvey​ and Amy Woolard Plummer​ for a 3 week ride series and clinic starting March 14 in Atlanta, GA. Come to one or all of the sessions! Road bikes and helmets are required. The rides and clinics are free.

Tour of the Southern Highlands Crit Photoshttp://sadlebred.smugmug.com Photos from the Tour of the Southern Highlands Crit are up at . Night crits are not my forte, but I managed a few decent photos.


Sorella Cycling had several riders in Friday night’s Tour of the Southern Highlands Crit in Woodstock.

3-2-2017 Cave Spring Ride From the Southern Bicycle League: Join us for a festival of fitness in Cave Spring on April 1st!   A great way to start the cycling year with a choice of 30 miles, 60 miles or a 100 mile bicycle ride   The century ride will start at 9am  Registration for the 30 & 60 will be 8am-10am at Rolater Park.  Hike the Pinhoti Trail, a shuttle will be running from Rolater Park to Jackson Chapel Trail Head where you will hike back to Rolater Park along the Pinhoti Trail.   If you prefer to keep it on the water, there is canoe and kayaking available. Hiking and Bicycle vendors will be set-up around the park for you to enjoy.

Driver Sentenced Henry Herald From The : McDONOUGH — The driver responsible for the April 2016 collision that resulted in the death of a well-known area doctor and cyclist pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide Tuesday. Cleven Gerald Ingram, 43, of McDonough pleaded guilty in Henry County State Court to misdemeanor homicide by vehicle and improper passing of a bicycle in the April 6 death of 59-year-old Hampton resident John Harsch. Ingram was driving in the Hampton area along Lower Woolsey Road on April 6, approaching Ga. Highway 19, when he came upon Harsch and his bicycling training group. Ingram attempted to negotiate a curve and struck Harsch from behind.

3-1-2017  2017 GAPs Ride Series Sponsored by Atlanta Cycling / Cycleworks Have you ever wanted to ride the gaps but were afraid of those big climbs? Atlanta Cycling / Cycleworks is offering a 10-session series to get you familiar with the terrain. At the end of the series you’ll be ready to participate in the 3Gap50 or the 6Gap100, held in the fall. Join Mark Gernazian from Cycleworks as he leads riders of ALL LEVELS.  These GAP rides are NO-DROP. Riders will regroup at the top of each climb throughout the year. The typical front gap 34 mile ride takes 2.5 to 3.0 hours to complete. That includes two to three stops along the way. Rides become longer as the series progresses. The first five months are spent riding the front three Gaps. Then riders will begin riding the back three Gaps and all 6 Gap rides during the last three months, leading up to the 3/6 Gap event at the end of September. Expect your pace to be 3-4 mph slower than your local ride pace. Rides begin at 8 am now, and move to 7:00 or 7:30 when the weather warms up. March 11,  April 22, May 20, June 24,  July 8, July 22,  Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 16 Contact Mark@cycleworksinc.com for more information. All rides begin at the Rock Pile located at the intersection of Hwy 60 and Hwy 19 about 10 miles north of Dahlonega, Ga.  (Trish’s Note: These rides are in traffic, so you need to be comfortable riding with cars, there are no sag stops, the rides are free. Come prepared with at least 2 bottles of water and food. These are road rides, not mountain bike rides.)

Tour De Pig Press Release:  The Tour de Pig is a fundraiser for the Mental Health Assoc. in Davidson Co. and is an official event of the Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC. Routes are available for all levels of ability. There are 100K, 50K, 35K, and 20K routes all starting and ending at the Davidson Co. Community College campus. Pre-registered riders receive a Tour de Pig shirt, a collectible patch, and a barbecue lunch. The ride is furnished with rest stops and ride support. This year’s event is set for Saturday, October 14, 2017 and the begins at 8AM.

Dave Krache Bike Ride The Dave Krache Foundation is a 501(c)3 geared to helping local kids in need play sports when their families can’t afford the fee. They have teamed up with Cycology Bike Shop (Hiram, Georgia) to host an overnight ride event offering three different group rides (differing in speed and distance), with SAG support staffed by volunteers along the way over Memorial Day Weekend. More information and the registration link is here:

2-28-2017 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 all of the trails at Blankets Creek in a counter-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. 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. Prizes and medals awarded to the top 3 in each category! Podium shirts for all first place category winners! All entries include a shirt, event pint glass, chip timing, well-marked courses, and post race fluids and snacks! JUNIOR RACERS! We have added two new Junior Categories in our 15 mile race, for both beginner and advanced junior riders. Join Mountain Goat Adventures and SORBA Woodstock as we kick off our mountain bike season opener!

Blankets Creek 6 Hour MTB Race Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 6 Hour Race on June 3rd. We have moved up the race date a few weeks to bring us slightly cooler temperatures on race day. We have also changed the timeframe to a 10 am – 4 pm race to allow riders to get in a few laps before the temperatures peak. This is one of our largest bike events of the year! Tackle the event solo or bring your riding buddies and form a team. Tell me about the good stuff! All riders receive a super comfy and lightweight cotton/poly blend tee, perfect for those hot summer days! First 250 to register will also receive a commemorative beverage glass! 100% cash payback to Solo Expert Classes! Sponsor prizes a minimum of 3 deep in all other categories, with large categories going up to 10 deep! Podium shirts for all 1st place finishers! Instant lap times and standings viewable on your smartphone – You don’t even need to leave your pit to check results! Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available. See Category List HERE. New for 2017 we have added additional JUNIOR team categories for our NICA racers! We offer a 7 mile beginner friendly course that is both challenging and doable for beginner racers, as well as challenging enough at high speed to keep our pro/expert riders working hard. No special racing license or membership is required to participate in this event.

2-23-2017 AWBL Atlanta WBL Ride #7 (Feb 11th), Date: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2016, Start Time:  9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place:  300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), Ride Time: 3 hrs 20 min, OVERALL AVERAGE FOR RIDE #7: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be: A group:  18.0 mph avg, B group: 16.5 mph avg, C group: 10-12.0 mph avg

2-21-2017 Southside Park Grant From SORBA Atlanta: We’ve received a $70,000 Legacy Grant from Park Pride to fund the expansion of a network of natural surface multi-use trails, including a bridge spanning Poole Creek and its surrounding wetlands. Park Pride and members of the local mountain bike community recognize that professionally-designed natural surface trails promote public health and well-being through activities such as bicycling, hiking and running. At 211 acres, Southside is the third-largest park in the City of Atlanta and also one of the least-familiar parks to its residents. Brett Davidson, President, SORBA Atlanta: “This project builds upon the 1.25-mile Evergreen Trail we completed in 2016 and is another step forward in our plans for a trail network at Southside Park totalling almost 7 miles.” “We’re so excited to be able to support the expansion of this project with a Park Pride Legacy Grant, supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation,” said Allison Barnett, Park Pride’s Associate Director. “Our hope is that these new trails will help transform Southside Park into a destination park for the City’s broader constituents, particularly those on Atlanta’s south side.

The announcement of the grant coincided with the kick-off of SORBA Atlanta’s first capital campaign, designed to raise an additional $21,000 for this project. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has pledged $8,000, and Atlanta Cycling has offered to match all individual donations up to the first $3,000 raised through SORBA Atlanta’s web site.

2-20-2017 Tony Serrano Century Registration is now open for the 2017 Tony Serrano Century on Sat. April 8. Join us and ride 10, 39, 62 or 100 miles through the gently rolling, scenic roads of Walton, Morgan and Oconee Counties. Enjoy the hospitality of the “Rest Stop Queen” at the best sag stops. The ride is fully supported and your fee includes your choice of the event tee shirt or a water bottle & Jersey Bin. The ride starts from Athens Tech in Monroe. Sign in opens at 7:00am, ride rolls out at 8:30. Registration is still only $35 til March 20, $50 March 21 til 31, $75 thereafter.There are no added on fees when you register on line.
The ride is limited to 700 riders this year, so registration may not be available the day of the ride. Don’t miss out and sign up soon! Trish’s Note: This is one of the best rides in GA! Don’t miss it!!!..and YES the rest stops and food are as amazing as you have heard!

 

2-23-2017 AWBL Atlanta WBL Ride #7 (Feb 11th), Date: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2016, Start Time:  9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place:  300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), Ride Time: 3 hrs 20 min, OVERALL AVERAGE FOR RIDE #7: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be: A group:  18.0 mph avg, B group: 16.5 mph avg, C group: 10-12.0 mph avg

2-21-2017 Southside Park Grant From SORBA Atlanta: We’ve received a $70,000 Legacy Grant from Park Pride to fund the expansion of a network of natural surface multi-use trails, including a bridge spanning Poole Creek and its surrounding wetlands. Park Pride and members of the local mountain bike community recognize that professionally-designed natural surface trails promote public health and well-being through activities such as bicycling, hiking and running. At 211 acres, Southside is the third-largest park in the City of Atlanta and also one of the least-familiar parks to its residents. Brett Davidson, President, SORBA Atlanta: “This project builds upon the 1.25-mile Evergreen Trail we completed in 2016 and is another step forward in our plans for a trail network at Southside Park totalling almost 7 miles.” “We’re so excited to be able to support the expansion of this project with a Park Pride Legacy Grant, supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation,” said Allison Barnett, Park Pride’s Associate Director. “Our hope is that these new trails will help transform Southside Park into a destination park for the City’s broader constituents, particularly those on Atlanta’s south side.

The announcement of the grant coincided with the kick-off of SORBA Atlanta’s first capital campaign, designed to raise an additional $21,000 for this project. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has pledged $8,000, and Atlanta Cycling has offered to match all individual donations up to the first $3,000 raised through SORBA Atlanta’s web site.

2-20-2017 Tony Serrano Century Registration is now open for the 2017 Tony Serrano Century on Sat. April 8. Join us and ride 10, 39, 62 or 100 miles through the gently rolling, scenic roads of Walton, Morgan and Oconee Counties. Enjoy the hospitality of the “Rest Stop Queen” at the best sag stops. The ride is fully supported and your fee includes your choice of the event tee shirt or a water bottle & Jersey Bin. The ride starts from Athens Tech in Monroe. Sign in opens at 7:00am, ride rolls out at 8:30. Registration is still only $35 til March 20, $50 March 21 til 31, $75 thereafter.There are no added on fees when you register on line.
The ride is limited to 700 riders this year, so registration may not be available the day of the ride. Don’t miss out and sign up soon! Trish’s Note: This is one of the best rides in GA! Don’t miss it!!!..and YES the rest stops and food are as amazing as you have heard!

2-18-2017 Marietta Tuesday Night Crit Info. From Coach Gary Daniels: Hello Marietta Tuesday Night Critters! This season spring training will begin March 14th and start at the line 6:15pm for the first few weeks. Requirements are: helmet, no aero-bars, no headphones and signing in along with a mandatory $5.00 donation to cover the also mandatory police officer. Training speeds average 26mph, so if that’s hefty c’mon out and work up to it. As a USA- Cycling Level-2 coach, I offer a free clinic 5:30pm to just shy of the start. Spread the word and let’s make this the safest yet fastest season ever! Join the Facebook page to keep up with the latest information.

2-17-2017 XCI World Cup Press Release The UCI revives the Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce the return of mountain bike cross-country Eliminator (XCE) to the highest level with the launch of a new UCI World Cup in 2017. All the rounds will be characterised by city-centre competitions. The series is made possible thanks to the UCI’s partnership with City Mountainbike, organisers specialised in the staging of XCE events in urban settings. Their events have been registered on the UCI International Calendar since 2012. City Mountainbike will be responsible for all aspects of the event organisation, such as the course set-up, official timing and television production.

Raced over short and technical courses in heats of four riders at a time, XCE is a mixture of cross-country Olympic, for the type of course, and four-cross, for the format. The discipline, which featured on the programme of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano for three seasons (2012 – 2014), will now have a series in an enhanced format. XCE, present since 2015 at national and continental level and at the UCI World Championships, will set out to conquer city centres throughout the six-month season. From May in Volterra (Italy) to October in Beirut (Lebanon), the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup will visit eight cities in seven countries from three continents.  line with the strategy to develop women’s cycling implemented by the UCI since the election of Brian Cookson in 2013, the UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup will offer equal prize money for men and women. Trish’s Note: The June 5-6 round will be held in the City Centre of Columbus, GA!!!!

2-16-2017 Tour De Pike Press Release:  The 20th Annual Tour de Pike is the premier cycling charity event in March for the Atlanta Metro cycling communities offering four route distances through scenic Pike and neighboring counties: 19 miles, 35 miles, 65 miles and 100 miles.  We invite you to explore our local history, visit local historical sites, and enjoy the charm of our turn of the century communities.  Ride date is March 18, 2017. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m.; official start time is 8:00 a.m.  Quality refreshments will be served at each rest stop. SAG vehicles will sweep the ride to offer assistance and riders will enjoy police escorts at major road crossings. An after-ride fresh food buffet meal will be served in the world famous Concord Café to registered riders.  (Buffet is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)   100% of all money raised during this event is reinvested in programs benefiting children and others in need in our community. Our Kiwanis programs include activities and financial contributions supporting math and reading merit awards, Gordon College, Southern Crescent, FFA, 4H Club scholarships, FERST Early Readers Foundation sponsorships, foster parent support, Back to School Bash, Teen Challenge Day of Service, REACH After School Education Program, Children of the Promise, Haitian orphans, Joel Edwards Public Library reading program, Elementary School Bringing Up Grades (BUG) program, donations to high school clubs and sports, and the Eliminate Project.

WBL Final WBL The of the Season! RIDE MOVED TO SUNDAY, FEB. 19, WBL # 12: The Finale: The Georgia Cycle Sport – Team Type 1 Monroe Classic Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points, Athens) Length: 77 miles / 4 hours Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18965303

2-13-2017 Bear Creek Mega Workday From the N. GA MTB Association There will be a Bear Creek Mega Work Day on Sat., March 25 from 9 am – 1 pm. There will be a group ride afterwards.

Rope Mill Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Rope Mill Trail Party Saturday, February 18 at 9 AM – 1 PM, Olde Rope Mill Park, 211 Rope Mill Pkwy, Woodstock, Georgia 30188, The February Trail Party will be at Rope Mill. We will start at 9:00am and wrap up with lunch at 1:00pm. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water and gloves. We will provide the tools. Come be a part of the trail crew that maintains the trails you love to ride.

Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates Announced From ACF Press Release We’ll just get this out of the way: The 4th Annual Atlanta Cycling Festival is proud to announce the official 2017 dates: Saturday, June 10 – Saturday, June 17. Here’s a preview of a few ideas that we have planned: Concrete Jungle Fruit Tree Exploration Explosion Expedition: While the name is a working title, we’re elated to work with the awesome team at Concrete Jungle. The Most Adorably Aggressive Children’s Bicycle Race Of Doom: Again, working title but we plan on hosting the most adorable and aggressive 4-10 yr bicycle race ever in Atlanta. Get your kids ready – There will be awesome prizes, snacks and juice boxes. 2X The Ramps = 100X The Fun MTB Pump Track: We’re stoked to have REI and Clif Bar as sponsors again this year. They’ll be at several events, culminating with combining both of their MTB pump tracks. It’s going to be marvelously large and fun to ride. Bicycle Speed Dating: It’s back! Looking for love on two wheels? Well, look no more! The ACF Team will use our Bicycle Algorithm of Love to match you to your future bike partner. Go ahead and delete Tinder from your phone – We’ve got you. Streets Alive: West Side: The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, organizers and founders of Atlanta Streets Alive (ASA), have again decided to hold ASA in tandem with the 2017 ACF. We’re incredibly honored to work with ABC and have this event during the Festival.

2-9-2017 Avalanche Trail CLOSED for the next 3 weeks due to sewer easement construction work! From SORBA Woodstock:  The Avalanche Trail @ Old Rope Mill Park will be closed for the next 3 weeks. The Woodstock Parks and Rec Dept has informed us that the Kia Dealership above the park will be connecting their sewer line via the sewer line easement between Loop 1 and 2. This will cross the trail to connect. Closure signs have been placed at the trail entrance and near the construction ditch. Please respect the trail closure during this time for your own safety. We will update the status as soon as we get the word. Thanks for your patience!

Gran Fondo Asheville Press Release Take on a summer challenge and cycle through scenic countryside and vibrant cityscapes at the fourth annual Gran Fondo Asheville hosted by New Belgium on July 23, 2017.  The cycling event offers 30, 60, and 100-mile routes and includes optional, competitive timed sections. Proceeds from the cycling event benefit Friends of the Smokies. Gran Fondo Asheville begins in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District, then winds its way into the back roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a well-marked course suitable for cyclists of all ages and ability-levels.The ride will begin and end at New Belgium Brewery, where cyclists and their families can enjoy a festive atmosphere and experience Asheville’s craft beer culture.

In addition to a challenging and fun ride, and a premier start and finish location, riders can expect 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. Representatives from the National Park Service and Friends of the Smokies will be on-site with activities and information about Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

DLV News Next Workday Saturday February 18th at 9:00a.m. We only have two more workdays left for you to get a discount on your 2017 season pass. You must work two workdays to receive this discount. We need about 20 people to knock out our to-do list for this workday.

EPVA Seeks New Treasurer! We would like to thank and acknowledge our longtime Derny pacer, rider and Treasurer of the East Point Velodrome Association for his long and enduring service to the Dick Lane Velodrome community. Bill has announced his intentions to step down as Treasurer and for us to seek his replacement. The candidate will work closely with Bill over the 2017 season to take on full duties in the fall of 2017 to start with the 2018 season moving forward. If you are interested in being considered for the volunteer board position please email rob@dicklanevelodrome.com or pete@dicklanevelodrome.com

DLV Pro Race Series & Event Dates Set Mark Your Calendars! Details, Flyers, Posters, Coming Soon! May 5th, 6th. Pro Race Series – The Keirin, May 20th
1st Annual Hal Mueller Lap-A-Thon, June 17th, 18th Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee State Champs, July 7th and 8th Pro Race Series – The Omnium
September 1st, 2nd, 4th  Pro Race Series – The Velodrome Cup/Collegiate Cup Weekend

Beginner’s Class Dates for 2017! For more details on how to sign up! March Weekend: 11th and 12th, April Thursdays: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April Weekend:   15th and 16th, May Thursdays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, June Thursdays: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, June Weekend: 3rd and 4th, September Thursdays: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September Weekend:  16th and 17th

Allatoona Work Party From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Work Party, This Saturday at 9 AM – 1 PM, Allatoona Creek Park 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101 Special “Second Saturday” date! Join us as we continue work on the new trails at ACP! We will likely focus on Driftwood, but may have a crew head out to Hocus Pocus as well. All tools and lunch provided. Just wear long pants and sturdy closed toe shoes.

2-8-2017 Winter Bike League : WBL # 11 Gruber Images Talmo Throwdown, When: 11 February / Saturday,Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points): (http://hubbikes.com/), Length: 85 miles / 4.5 hours, Interactive map, Pee break: Mile 23, Store Stop: Dry Pond (Mile 53), Points: 4 ( 1 per hour)

Atlanta WBL Ride #7 Date: Saturday, Feb 11th, Start Time: 9:30AM   (Ride Mtg 9:15am), Place: 300 Peters St, Atlanta, GA 30317 (U-Haul location), RIDE TIME:  3 hrs 20 min,  Overall Average for Ride 7: This Series is based on ride time, not distance.  The overall average is controlled by our Ride Leaders.  For Ride #5, the averages will be:, A group:  18.0 mph avg, B group:16.5 mph avg, C group:  10-12.0 mph avg

Sope Creek Work Party from SORBA Atlanta Saturday, February 18 at 9 AM – 12 PM Our Monthly Work Party at Sope Creek for February. We will meet at the Columns Drive Parking lot at 9 AM. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring water, snacks, work gloves and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.

2-7-2017 Athens Twilight News Press Release:  In 2017, the Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight returns to the original Classic Course that made the event famous. Working closely with the Downtown Athens Business Association, the Athens Downtown Development Authority, and the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, the AOC Twilight will continue its earlier start time from the last two years on Saturday for the headlining main events to allow everyone to enjoy the evening’s activities. On April 28 and 29th, Twilight will welcome back favorite components from previous years. These returning events include the 5K Run presented by Fleet Feet Sports, the Specialty Paint & Body Gambler presented by Georgia Cycle Sport, the kids criterium, fun run, big wheel race and activities, amateur road and SCOTT Bicycles MTB races, music, a food court, an expo, and more. Red Bull is also back on Friday night with a new event to be unveiled in March.

2-5-2017 Ridgewood Closed An update from Atlanta Cycling:  RIDGEWOOD CLOSING-Update: The Moores Mill end of Ridgewood road (in Buckhead) is closed due to a serious water-main break. Now, the whole uphill road section is being replaced. The road will remain closed for weeks. Riding from Paces Fry to Ridgewood turn left at the third 4-way stop onto West Wesley; cross Moores Mill at the light; one block, stop, right onto Bohler; one more block, stop, left onto Peachtree Battle which returns to the painted Vinings Loop. (Trish’s Note: The potholes will be gone. Yeah! Maybe the only section of road in the city of Atlanta without potholes!)

2-4-2017 18th Annual South Eastern Regional Championship Mountain Bike Series Press Release March 19, 2017 is the beginning of the South Eastern Regional Championship Series, also known as the SERC brought you by Goneriding.com.  Racing at seven locations all over the Southeastern United States, such as: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and  Alabama. All race dates are posted on Goneriding.com for any more information. Classes for all skills and ages from kids to 60+ year old adults with overall awards for the top racers in the series. Working with a long list of sponsors and local clubs to enhance the experience of the racers! Fun, competitive racing, with a great family atmosphere! USA Cycling  is the sanction body for the series. $500 Pro/Expert purse guaranteed!  2017 is the 25th anniversary of Goneriding.com in the biking and running community.

2-3-2017 West Oak Park Paving You heard it right! The West Oak (Marietta Tuesday Night) Crit is partially being paved!! Well, part of it! Thanks to Rob Mayerik for the update! The City of Marietta says they have completed the milling and resurfacing of West Oak Drive and just arrived at West Oak Parkway today. They expect to be completed with West Oak parkway within three to four days. As far as West Oak Circle, they do not have that section of roadway slated for resurfacing for this year. West Oak Parkway is the road from turn 1 through turn 2. West Oak Circle is the downhill section to the stop sign. If you want to keep up with Tuesday Night Crit happenings, join the Facebook page! Remember that the Crit is a “pick up” ride. You are out there at your own risk. There is no insurance and no prize money.

Sosebee Cycling Park Work Day From Sosebee: All are invited this Saturday Feb the 4th at 8am at Sosebee Cycling Park for a volunteer work day. ITL coaching & performance is hosting this event for us and would like to invite everyone to join in , also we are grilling out so come on and goin in it will be fun. We will be cleaning up and making improvement. We have Lots of projects we would love to complete, like finishing the side walk, raking leaves, staining benching etc, building benches ,installing an additional tire inflator station, marking routes for the upcoming epilepsy fundraiser event, and maybe starting on a Pavilion at Park number 2. (Trish’s Note: Sosebee is a great place to park and ride in the Brewery/White/Cartersville area! Please consider a small donation to help with upkeep of the park and for the continued improvements the Sosebees make!)

Georgia Championship Series Press Release 12th annual Georgia State Championship Mountain Bike Series is a Go!  March 11-12, 2017 is the beginning of the Georgia State Championship Series, also known as the GSC brought you by Goneriding.com. Racing at five locations all over Georgia, with one make-up race in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Classes for all skills and ages from kids to 60+ year old adults with awards for the top racers in the series. Fun, competitive racing, with a great family atmosphere! USA Cycling is the sanction body for the series. Working with a long list of sponsors and local clubs to enhance the experience of the racers! Goneriding.com has been active in the biking community for nearly 25 years as well has been promoting motocross, triathlons, and running events as well throughout their long existence. $500 Pro/Expert purse guaranteed! 2017 is the 25th anniversary of Goneriding.com in the biking and running community.

Pro Cycling Returns to Anniston in April for 15th Season Press Release A blend of cycling, eats, treats and tunes return April 8-9 for the annual spring street party in Anniston, the Noble Street Festival and Sunny King Criterium. The weekend will feature two days of amateur and professional bicycle racing, called the Alabama Cycling Classic. The 15th annual Sunny King Criterium will be held alongside the Noble Street Festival on Saturday, and the McClellan Road Race will be held on Sunday. This is the only professional cycling event in Alabama that is part of USA Cycling’s Professional Road Tour.

“The Sunny King Criterium is know nationwide as the ‘king of all crits’, for the incredible southern hospitality and huge community support. The addition of a second day of racing and designation as a Pro Road Tour weekend has helped attract the best male and female athletes for top-level racing. This event continues as the ‘king’, thanks to the support from longtime sponsors Sunny King Automotive, and services from the City of Anniston and Calhoun County,” added Marilyn Cullinane, who returns as race director for a fourth year. Her event management company, Start Smart Cycling, operates both races for the Alabama Cycling Classic. The Alabama Cycling Classic kicks off April 8 with 21 categorized races for a variety of age groups and skill levels, from a one-lap youth contest (ages 3-8) to one-hour races for professional women and men. The one-kilometer, four-turn course will begin and end at E. 11th Street near Noble Street.

For a third year, the McClellan Road Race will offer pro-only races that include multiple laps over Bains Gap, with pitches exceeding 17 percent. The women’s road race will be 69 miles and the men’s 91 miles, both featuring a new start/finish in the Historic Buckner District, known for its circular, tree-lined park surrounding homes once used for U.S. Army officers. The total prize purse for the Alabama Cycling Classic will be $54,000, with equal payouts for women and men. Top professional cycling teams invited for April races include Holowesko-Citadel, ISC Corp p/b SmartChoice MRI, Rally Cycling, Team Illuminate and UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling. Holowesko-Citadel swept both days of pro men’s racing in Anniston last year, Travis McCabe winning the criterium and Oscar Clark taking the road race. Both are expected to return, this year with McCabe racing for a new team, UnitedHealthcare. On the women’s side, the crit was won by Samantha Schneider, who also took the 2016 individual Pro Road Tour title. She is expected to defend her crit win, supported by her sister Skylar, riding for Team Illuminate.  A portion of proceeds from all bicycle race registration fees will be donated again to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life chapter of Calhoun County. In the 10-plus years this beneficiary has been involved with the cycling weekend, more than $100,000 has been raised for cancer research and patient support. Admission for spectators is free for all bicycle races, making it one of the most unique professional sporting events in the country. Registration is open for racers ), ranging in price from $10 for juniors to $50 for pros.

2-1-2017  Winter Bike League:  WBL # 9 / 4 February: The Parks Law Gallop to Greensboro / 4.5 hours, 90 miles, When: 4 February / Saturday, Time: 10 a.m (Window Open), Where: The Hub (5 Points-Athens), Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours, Interactive map, Pee break: Mile 20 (after Ladies Sprint), Store Stop: Greensboro, (Mile 39), Points: 5 ( 1 per hour…or part thereof!)

2017 AIDS Vaccine 200 Charity Bike Ride Dates Set Press Release Action Cycling Atlanta has announced that the 2017 AIDS Vaccine 200 (AV200) charity bike ride will be held May 20-21. The AV200 is a two-day, 200-mile ride from Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine to the Rock Eagle 4-H Camp in Eatonton, GA and back. he ride is fully supported with rest stops every 15-20 miles, SAG teams, meals and lodging.  Registered riders and volunteers receive a Ride t-shirt and can earn free cycling kit items (jerseys, shorts, socks, etc.) based on the amount of money they raise. The rider registration fee is $100; overnight volunteer registration is $45. Unique in its funding structure, 100% of participant donations are given to local AIDS Support Organizations (ASOs).  This year’s beneficiaries are once again the Emory Vaccine Center, Jerusalem House and Positive Impact Atlanta.  Now in its 15th year, the AV200 has raised over $2.4 million over the course of its history.

1-31-2017 Allatoona Work Day From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Work Party Fenruary Trail Work Day! Sat., Feb. 11 9 am-1 pm, Allatoona Creek Park, 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101, Special “Second Saturday” date! Join us as we continue work on the new trails at ACP! We will likely focus on Driftwood, but may do have a crew head out to Hocus Pocus as well. All tools and lunch provided. Just weal long pants and sturdy closed toe shoes.

Blanket’s Creek MTB Races  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 all of the trails at Blankets Creek in a counter-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. 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. Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 6 Hour Race on June 3rd. We have moved up the race date a few weeks to bring us slightly cooler temperatures on race day. We have also changed the timeframe to a 10 am – 4 pm race to allow riders to get in a few laps before the temperatures peak. This is one of our largest bike events of the year! Tackle the event solo or bring your riding buddies and form a team. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available. See New for 2017 we have added additional JUNIOR team categories for our NICA racers! We offer a 7 mile beginner friendly course that is both challenging and doable for beginner racers, as well as challenging enough at high speed to keep our pro/expert riders working hard. No special racing license or membership is required to participate in this event.

Host Housing for Tour of the Southern Highlands From Tour of the Southern Highlands: Host an athlete or team. Standing behind the fences and at the sidelines, most spectators come within an arm’s length of the racers at the Tour of the Southern Highlands. Host families, who house the racers and the team support personnel, get even closer. While the level of interaction varies from house to house (some hosts prepare dinner for the riders, others simply offer up their spare room), the riders and the host families always enjoy some quality time together. Many of the host families even come to think of their guests as “their” racers. Host housing helps because it brings more racers to our event. You will be asked to provide: A comfortable place to sleep – bed or airbed, Bathroom and shower, Use of the kitchen and storage for food, Use of the washer and dryer, A safe place to store the racer(s)’ bikes It’s especially convenient for racers to be housed near their teammates and team support staff.  If you have any neighbors that might be interested in this wonderful experience, please encourage them to contact us as well. Contact our team to learn about volunteer/host needs for upcoming events or to get on our volunteer/host call list.

1-27-2017 CCA Calendar I have some of the preliminary Carolinas Cycling Association road race dates up on the Road Calendar. I’m in contact with them and will post more dates as I get them.

Southern Cross From Mountain Goat Adventures Register by 1/31 for Early Registration Pricing! Looking for an Epic Adventure? Check out the Maxxis Tires Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind. The course is 55 miles with a bit over 7,000 ft of elevation gain (two major climbs), and consists of pavement, gravel roads and some short sections of singletrack trail. The course is cross bike or mountain bike friendly, so pick your poison!2017 Race Highlights! ▪ Cash payout for Top 5 Open Men/Top 3 Open Women’s classes. ▪ $100 cash to first place finisher in each of the solo non-open classes
▪ 2017 Southern Cross is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series! We are teaming up with Chainbuster Racing to make the Southern Cross the second stop on the SGS tour. ▪ Super comfy cotton blend race shirt with new race logo (register by Feb 18 shirt size deadline to guarantee your size)▪ Improved course to help eliminate some of the early race bottlenecks, as well as provide an even better variety of terrain.▪ Finisher awards for all finishers!▪ Generous post race HOT meal (Moe’s Fajita Bar)▪ Well stocked aid station with hot soup, plenty of calories, fluids, mechanical support, first aid supplies and possibly a warm fire.
▪ Custom awards for all podium finishers▪ Post race water, soda and of course Terrapin Beer!▪ Loads of sponsor prizes to find good homes for!