• 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

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

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

1-23-2018 Saluda Roubaix 68 The Saluda Roubaix 68 Remote All Road Race will be April 29, 2018. SR68 and 28AVG nonprofit donate 100 percent of all proceeds to US Military Endurance Sports. USMES Elite Team, USMES Cycling Club, US Military Veterans and Service Members are invited to start Saluda Roubaix as our honored guests; please contact us for details.

1-22-2018 Chief Ladiga Trail Extension ALDOT has approved a plan to extend the Chief Ladiga Trail into downtown Anniston. The Chief Ladiga trail is currently 33 miles long, and the Silver Comet is 62 miles. If I remember the numbers correctly, this approval would extend the Ladiga 7-8 miles.

1-18-2018 More Atlanta Bike Shares Bikeshare in the Cumberland Community Improvement District is getting real! The CID, National Park Service, and Zagster will move forward with #bikeshare stations at the Paces Mill/Palisades unit and at the Cochran Shoals unit. Look for the stations when the weather warms up!

This Week’s WBL WBL # 9: The Independent Baking Company Greensboro World Cup, When: January 20 (Saturday), Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 105 miles / 5 hours, Points: 5 Points pts (1 per hour), Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26719999

Atlanta Cycling Festival Dates From ACF: The 2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival will be Saturday, May 19 – Friday, May 25.
That’s right – We’re headed in the 5th year of the festival. The idea for the Atlanta Cycling Festival was born in 2013 after visiting a cycling festival in Cork, Ireland. Since then, we’ve been exploring and reveling in all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer via two wheels. So many parts of the city can only be fully appreciated when you jump on a bike and experience it with those in the Atlanta bicycle community. This year, we plan on doing even more exploring, going places that we’ve never been and connecting with both old and new friends. We cannot wait.

For the past 4 years, the ACF has been in the second or third week of June. There are pros/cons to this but, after much deliberation, we decided to move the festival to May. Why? Two big reasons: The weather is markedly cooler (June is hot hot hot hot) and there is a lot less going on in May (Festival season kicks off in June). The above reasons will really help us focus the festival and create an even better riding experience. That’s right – We’ve got 4 years under our bike jerseys. That means 4 years of feedback, experiences and moments. This year, we’re pairing down our event calendar to primarily include the best of the best events. Look for The Doughnut Ride, The One Ride, Infrastructure Tours, Queer Ride, Pecha Kucha, The Intercontinental Cocktail Ride, Yuba Bike Demos and many more crowd favorites.

1-17-2018 USA CX Worlds Team USA Cycling announced the team that would be representing the US at the cyclocross World Championships. Congratulations to NC resident Tristan Cowie (Triple Oaks Racing), who will race in the Elite Men. Hannah Arensman (JA King p/b BR’C) will race in the U23 Women. Do us proud! (Trish’s Note: Yeah, pretty much everyone else is from the Northeast or Colorado).

NICA Seeking Riders Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League – Youth Development through Mountain Biking – Grades 6th – 12th Where: Races in North Georgia When: Practice starts in July 2018 Races begin September 2018 What is the Georgia High School Cycling League? Georgia is one of 20 states to have a High School Mountain biking program organized under the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Prima Tappa Cycling Club in Hall County created an initial “Composite” team from students in Hall County to compete in races in the Georgia High School Cycling League. There are no try outs and the kids don’t have to have any developed skills on the mountain bike. The league exists to provide every student a chance to ride and compete on a bike. Our primary reason for doing this is to help young people grow, mature and develop into successful, well rounded and respected adults. NICA provides the Georgia League and every team within the league with a coach training and certification program, which includes background checks for any adults, as well as a robust insurance package that covers practices and races. As with any new sport in Georgia the goal is for every school to have it’s own mountain bike team. If you want that for your school please contact League Director Kenny Griffith 678-758-7206 or kenny@georgiamtb.org

January Trail Build and Maintenance From SORBA Woodstock January Trail Build and Maintenance Day Saturday, Jan. 20 9 am-12:30 pm “We have a ton of great things planned for 2018. There are build projects planned for every trail at Blankets Creek and most at Rope Mill. We need your help to execute on these awesome build projects while continuing to maintain the existing network.”

1-16-2018 GBRA Schedule is In! The Georgia Bicycle Racing Association preliminary schedule has been released and is on the Road Calendar. Please note some of the dates may be tentative. A couple of races that I’ve heard of may be added in the next few weeks–and the schedule should start to firm up by the middle of Feb. Check with the promoter if you have a question about a specific race. While I try to always keep the calendars updated, sometimes changes happen before I can do so.

How do you spend the cold weather riding? Or do you do something else? Join the discussion on the Southeastern Cycling Facebook page!

1-14-2018 WBL MLK Ride ANNOUNCING THE SUPER SECRET MLK DAY (MONDAY) RIDE AT NOON FROM THE HUB (WINDOW OPEN). 3 HOURS / 60 MILES / COME ONE AND ALL / NO WBL POINTS /

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is Hiring! The ABC is hiring a Communications Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator. Both are part time positions. To see more, visit the ABC website.

1-12-2018 WBL # 8: 13 January: The Ken Bike Law Hoscton Classic / 95 miles 4.5 hours When: January 13 (Saturday), Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Points: 5 pts (1 per hour),
Interactive map

DLV Workday There will be a workday at the Dick Lane Velodrome on January 23 from 9 am to 3 pm. They will work on: Finish Board repair, Leaf bagging, Finish Pressure washing turn 4, Pressure spray wood crossing turn one, Oil change on pressure sprayer, Finish fixing gutters add Gutter Guards, Ant control/killer, Continue Bike repairs, Spray for bugs, Fence repair turn one/two, Repair apron, Pizza eating

Up the Creek Century ride is back for the 28th year in a row on Saturday, April 28. As in year’s past, the ride will leave from the Forum River Center in downtown Rome and will be comprised of four routes, 32, 53, 71, and 104 miles and each route promises beautiful scenery, rolling hills, hearty SAG stops and homemade strawberry ice cream that keep riders coming back year after year. Up the Creek is presented by TRED Rome Floyd trail advocacy group and all proceeds go to support Rome’s trail system and expansion. Online registration can be found at www.itsyourrace.com and if riders register by April 21 there is a savings of $10. For more information, contact Julie Smith at julie at cycletherapy dot us.

1-8-2018 Two More Months! Just a quick reminder that Group Ride Season (aka Daylight Saving Time) is only 2 months away as we all sit on our trainers and freeze this week.

1-5-2018 GATR Night Rides GATR has released their winter night ride schedule for Harbins, Yellow River, and Tribble Mill. See their calendar for all upcoming rides.

Up The Creek From UTC There’s no place like Rome for the 28th Annual Up the Don’t miss the 28th Annual UTC Bike Ride in lovely Rome, GA. Routes are 32, 53, 71 and 104 miles along the most beautiful roads in the state. Use UTC as a tune up for Big BRAG that start in Rome on June 2! Where? The rides start at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome, (301 Tribune Street, Rome, GA) When? Saturday, April 28, 2018 Registration opens at 6:30am Rides roll at 8am WHY? strawberry ice cream for a SAG stop, softstyle unisex UTC shirts, Southern hospitality, beautiful riding, the best marked routes, homemade peanut butter balls, discount on food at local Rome restaurants, a photo finish, and the proceeds benefit TRED working to enhance, educate, and expand the trails in Rome and Floyd County. Trish’s Note: I can say that the strawberry ice cream is yummy!

1-4-2018 NCCX Series Finale Weekend From NCCX We are headed back to the Triad to wrap up the series with an exciting double race weekend. Saturday we will be in Gibsonville, NC, and Sunday we will be in Winston Salem, NC. ALL RIDERS PLEASE ENSURE TO RENEW YOUR USA CYCLING LICENSE, license fees increase by $5 as of Thursday, 1/4/2018. ALSO EVERYONE NEEDS TO CHECK IN AT REGISTRATION – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO CHECK-IN as on-site registration and check-in close 30 minutes prior to race start times.

Reminder early price registration closes at 8:00 pm on Friday prior to the event. Register via WebScorer site and simply show up at registration and check-in with us so we can let the officials know you’re out there. If you happen to miss out on registering online, please make sure to bring your bib number, chip ID and USAC License with you to on-site registration. Please note the series finale will once again be DOUBLE POINTS, this could make a big impact for some of the categories. Additionally the Elite Men Pro/CX1,2 and Elite Women Pro/CX 12,3, categories will be the best 11 results of 13 races (as the NCGP races did not count towards the series) however, the remaining categories will be the best 11 of 15. There will be having a food vendor on-site and series awards will be handed out, must be present to receive your awards.

1-3-2018 Cartersville Century Changing Locations From the Cartersville Century: The 20th Annual Cartersville Century, June 16, 2018, This year the Cartersville Century will celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Over the years the Cartersville Century has been presented by, and has exclusively benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County. This Ride conducted by over 200 volunteers, dozens of sponsors, and the sport’s best riders, has provided the Boys & Girls Clubs over $500,000 in “NET” proceeds to serve thousands of deserving Club Members. For 2018 we are proud to announce that the Cartersville Century will be hosted by the Barnsley Resort!  his “World Class” Resort will afford our riders, sponsors, and the cycling community, an unprecedented experience. Come enjoy the Post Ride Meal, Beer Garden, Rider Amenities, Luxury Lodging, and the “World’s Best Event T-Shirt” all to support a great cause. Please make sure you follow & share the Facebook page for updates, information, and registration links.

Decatur Bikes Closing From Decaturish “Decatur Bikes on Jan. 2 announced it is closing its West Ponce de Leon store.

“We have had a 10 great years but unfortunately the retail environment that we are in today doesn’t allow for us to continue,” the company said in an email to customers. “Thanks so much for all of your support over the years and we hope to continue to see you around the neighborhood.” The company says all accessories are 30 percent off and all bikes are “at must go prices.” The article does not mention what their final day will be. Silver Comet Cycles recently closed on Floyd Rd. in Mableton. The bathrooms and water fountains will remain open as the building is owned and maintained by Cobb County.

1-2-8 Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great new year and enjoyed a ride (or nursing a hangover)–probably inside since the windchill was 19 degrees. I have had a couple of people ask me about when road calendars/schedules will be up. I usually do not get them from the Carolinas Cycling Association or Georgia until late January or early February. It’s on my personal calendar to check weekly. As of today I only have the TBRA races. The Mountain/Gravel calendar is updated as of 12-25-2017. I will update that every 2-3 weeks from here on out. The major series have all announced their dates. Please note that I try to keep the calendars as updated as possible, but promoters may make changes that I am not aware of. Always check with the promoter regarding any questions about a specific race or series.

Winter Bike League WBL # 7: 6 January: 6 January: The Parks Law Firm Danielsville Rally / 4 hours / 80 miles (Pro Sprint), When: January 6 (Saturday),
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open) (*start may be delayed 1 hour – stay tuned), Length: 80 miles / 4 hours, Points: 4 pts (1 per hour), Interactive map

12-31-2017 Trish’s Year End Thanks 2017 was a really fun year. I have so many people to thank! First and foremost my coach, John Cheetham! Thank you for listening to me whine about how tired I am & reminding me to suck it up but still listen to my body…and for all of your invaluable help at the Masters National Track Championships! It’s been a learning year, and I have come out stronger because of it! My Sorella Cycling sisters and our race team! You ladies make cyclocross so much fun; I love the energy of our team! Now is only I can get a few of you down to the track! The guys at Smyrna Bicycles – Tom, Brown, and Andrew! I can’t thank you enough for keeping my bikes going throughout the year even if what I wanted sounded crazy & for the last minute fixes before a race! All of my friends for putting up with cycling! Who am I kidding? Many of your ride! I know I’m forgetting someone–so thank you to everyone that helped me this year! Here’s to 2018!

12-27-2017 WBL News There will be TWO WBLs this weekend! WBL # 5: The City Bakery Madison Classique / 4 hours (Non Pro Sprint) When: December 30, Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 83 miles / 4 hours, Points: 4 pts (1 per hour), Interactive map

WBL # 6: 1 January (Monday): The Cappy’s Custom Cabinets New Year’s Day Ladies Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Only Final Sprint) Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens) (https://hubbikes.com), Time: 10 AM (window open), Length: 62 miles / 3 hours, Points: 3 pts (1 per hour),
Interactive map


Merry Christmas! May you have a great holiday season!

12-22-2017 WBL Postponed until Sunday WBL #4 will be on SUNDAY because of Saturday’s forecast.

Smyrna Bicycles is Moving From Smyrna Bicycles: Smyrna Bicycles is excited to announce that we are moving! Before you say “WTH…no way!”, please know that we are going to be only 1.5 miles from our present location. Our new address is 3988 ATLANTA ROAD. (Between Paces Ferry and Cumberland Blvd) We have had 10+ great years where we are, but the opportunity to upgrade our facilities, be in a more convenient location for most of our customers, and move closer to Smyrna/Vinings was too good to pass up. What does this mean for you? Nothing but good things!

We will be open at our present location until Dec.27th, and re-open at our new location on Dec 30th. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or stop by. We look forward to seeing all of our valued customers/ friends at the new shop!

Chainbuster Racing News Press Release: It is with mixed emotions that we announce a change in leadership/ownership of Chain Buster Racing effective on January 1, 2018. Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of you at our events throughout the southeast. As often happens in life, changes take us in different directions. My family and I have made the decision to move to Idaho, where I have taken on the role of League Director for the Idaho NICA league. While this is an exciting new chapter in our lives, we are going to miss our extended Chain Buster family.

Thankfully we have found a great team to pass the Chain Buster torch to. I am excited to introduce you to the Chandler and Rothermel families. They are passionate mountain biking families and very active in the Georgia NICA league with their kids. They have raced with Chain Buster over the years and bring a very high level of enthusiasm, professionalism and new ideas to the table. Under their leadership, I expect the races and events will only get better. I will be involved extensively with the transition throughout the spring racing season, and I hope to see you at our events to personally say thank you for your support over the past few years.

Please feel free to reach out to the new CBR team with any questions or comments: Jason Chandler – Scott Rothermel – Dawn Chandler – Leila Rothermel
chain.buster.racing.2018@gmail.com, 706-309-0104

12-21-2017 Hincapie Spring Series The dates have been announced for the for the 2018 Hincapie Spring Series! Registration will open in late January.
Sat., Feb. 17 Road Race (Donaldson)
Sun., Feb. 18 Criterium (Conestee Park)
Sat., Feb. 24 Road Race (Fork Shoals)
Sun., Feb. 25 Road Race (Donaldson)
Sat., Mar. 10 Road Race (Donaldson)
Sun., Mar. 11 Criterium (Downtown Hendersonville)

WBL #4 WBL # 4: Cruise to Colbert, When: December 23, Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens), Time: 10 AM (window open),
Length: 63 miles / 3 hours, Points: 3 pts (1 per hour), Interactive map