• 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

6-29-2018 Athens GA CX Skills MeetUp From Instagram Curious about cyclocross? Come on down to our ‘cross skills meetup on July 22. We’ll have local celebrity Elliott Caldwell of Crosshairs Cycling going over all the skills you need to know for ‘cross racing. It’s a morning clinic so maybe we’ll leave beer out of it, but we might end up shotgunning a LaCroix or two. Bring a bike that’s crossworthy and we’ll show you what to do with it!

6-25-2018 Magner wins US Pro Crit Championships Wow! Georgia is racking up the National Championships at US Pro this weekend! From Cyclingnews: “Ty Magner capped a dominant performance by Rally Cycling Friday at the US Pro Criterium Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee, winning the bunch kick ahead of teammate Eric Young in a one-two finish for the Pro Continental team. Sam Bassetti (Elevate-KHS) was third. Rally held the field together throughout the 90-minute race, then delivered Magner and Young into the final corners, where Young, who won the criterium title in 2011 and 2013, was the team’s second option behind his younger teammate. Magner took care of business, however, attacking on a final uphill with about 400 metres to go and closing the door on Holowesko-Citadel’s John Murphy and Miguel Bryon in the last corner, allowing Young to slip past and cutting off the Holowesko riders’ momentum”

6-22-2018 Georgia Cross Schedule The 2018 Georgia Cross schedule has been released! Many favorite venues return! Serenbe is back! We are also looking forward to the new race at Road Atlanta! More information coming soon!

Sept. 30 Elks Aidmore CX, Covington, GA
Oct. 7 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 14 Boundary Waters CX, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 21 Old Grey Barn CX, Dalton, GA
Oct. 27-28 Savannah SuperPrestige CX
Nov. 3-4 Athens CX, Athens, GA
Nov. 11 Road Atlanta CX, Braselton, GA
Nov. 18 Nash Farm CX, Hampton, GA
Dec. 1-2 Serenbe CX, Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Rosskopf Wins Back to Back US Time Trial Championships with Bookwalter in Third Press Release from BMC Racing Team (Trish’s Note: GO JOEY!!!!!!!) Joey Rosskopf smashed the race against the clock to claim the gold medal at the US National Time Trial Championships for the second consecutive year, with teammate Brent Bookwalter securing the bronze medal. Bookwalter, who was second in 2017, started in the third wave and quickly settled into a good rhythm over the 33.7km course to clock the provisional second-fastest time of 40’20” as he crossed the line in Knoxville. As defending champion, Rosskopf was the last rider to roll down the start ramp and made his intentions clear by posting the fastest time at the first and second checkpoints, on the first two of three laps, before powering home to stop the clock with 39’46”, 28 seconds ahead of Chad Haga and 34 seconds in front of Bookwalter, to secure the Stars and Stripes skinsuit until mid-2019.

6-21-2018 GA State Route 60 Construction in the Gaps If you ride in the Gaps in North Georgia, head’s up! The construction is on Woody Gap going back towards Dahlonega. From GDOT: Work to repair an embankment on State Route 60 will begin Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. A geotechnical design contractor, Hayward Baker Incorporated, will build a retaining wall which will stabilize the slope on State Route 60 near Dockery Lake Road. This repair will restore structural integrity to the slope that supports State Route 60. Recent flooding caused the embankment to wash out. By using temporary traffic signals to be installed in the next few days, the route will remain open to traffic, but will reduced to one lane. Drivers have already seen “signal ahead” signs along State Route 60 since Friday, June 15, 2018. Drivers are asked to slow down as they approach the work zone. This project will continue for the next three months but will be a permanent solution to restore the integrity of the slope.

DLV New Rider Class From the DLV Learn to ride and race on the Dick Lane Velodrome! This class covers the fundamentals of track riding. This is a track certification class for all riders 17 years old and over. 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 after you register. Cost: $60.00 Equipment: Bring your cycling shoes and corresponding pedals. If you don’t have these, you can wear tennis shoes with laces tucked in. Track bikes are provided at no extra cost. June Weekend Class: Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Trish’s Notes: Helmets are also required. You must attend both days to be certified to ride and race at the track.

Rockabilly Women’s Race Cancelled From the Promoter: It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you guys that I’m pulling the plug on this year’s Rockabilly Revolution. There are several reasons and I’ll go over them in a second, but I’m going to be brutally honest first, my heart wasn’t in it this year and the reason for that was the women’s turn-out for the Rockabilly Gran Prix. We absolutely appreciate every single one of you that came, but this year’s numbers were the among the lowest we’ve had in the women’s fields. We had 20 racers for the road race and half of them were our own team. Read the full statement here. Trish’s Note: The race was scheduled for June 30.

2018 NC Get Faster Junior Cyclocross Camp From Facebook: Junior CX Camp Sunday, August 19 9:30 am-2 pm Join Head Coach Todd Hunter and Coach Lewis Gaffney for a NC Wenzel Coaching cyclocross skills camp. Come out to learn and improve your cross skills plus race preparation. Cyclocross requires not only good fitness but also great skills and the ability to race efficiently. We will cover skills, race fitness, race efficiency and more. Todd and Lewis both understand what it takes to be successful in cyclocross and want to pass on their experience and knowledge to riders who share the same passion. Is This Clinic For You?: Junior men and women 14-18. All levels welcome. We will tailor to your ability level. Cost: $50 (15 rider limit)

6-19-2018 Cheaha Challenge UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier From the promoter: “We are thrilled and honored to confirm that we will once again be a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship at our 2019 Cheaha Challenge Century ride on Sunday, May 19, 2019.”

Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race From MGA: Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race presented by Van Michael Salons – Coming October 6th to Blankets Creek Trails in Canton, GA! We have a NEW COURSE! The race course will be approximately 6.5 miles and include a portion of the Dwelling Trail, including the new Flow Trail as well as a portion of the Van Michael Trail (VMT Race Cut, minus the 420 Climb). The course will run CLOCKWISE on both trails. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the 6 Hour Race and we have added additional categories for our Junior NICA racers! Next we have moved the race to October to bring you all (hopefully) cooler temperatures as well as so we could join the Chainbuster Racing Southeastern Endurance Cup Series. The Blankets Creek Event is Race #6 of the SEC Series. Finally, we have a 3 Hour Option with a TON of categories, for those who would like to tackle a longer solo event.

All riders receive a super comfy and lightweight cotton/poly blend tee, perfect for those hot summer days! First 200 to register will also receive a commemorative beverage glass! Cash payout to 3/6 Hour Solo Expert Classes and 6 Hour 2 Person Expert Classes Medals and Sponsor prizes 3 deep in all 6 Hour Categories, Medals 3 deep for all 3 Hour Categories. Podium shirts for all 1st place finishers in 6 Hour event! Instant lap times and standings viewable on your smartphone – You don’t even need to leave your pit to check results!

6-18-2018 Oakey Mountain Road Race-Georgia State Championships Press Release The Oakey Mountain Road Race ~ Georgia State Championships will return on June 23rd and 24th. This year will be a 2 day race in the North Georgia Mountains. It is guaranteed to be the MOST beautiful Road Race course in the state! The event is presented by TopView Sports! We welcome you to race with us. Age Day will be on Saturday and Category Day will be on Sunday! Please join the fun! We love spectators at our events! Registration is open.

6-15-2018 Spin the District Cycling Festival Sept. 21-23 and October 21. Press Release The ATL Airport District will be the place to be in fall as a new cycling experience unfolds in the cities of East Point, Hapeville, and College Park. Attendees will enjoy two different types of fast paced cycling entertainment over the course of the weekend—criterium racing using the historic streets of the community to create the course and on the steep banks of the velodrome, track cycling, one of the oldest and wildest forms of bike racing. Additionally, leading up to and during the event weekend, more fun festivities are expected to take place, including the LocalMotion Arts Festival, BMX freesyle, MTB Trials, amateur races, and a restaurant/pub crawl. The cycling fun doesn’t stop after the 3-day weekend either; more excitement awaits in the District with a Gran Fondo. Utilizing both pavement and gravel, this event will take place starting in the city of Union City on Sunday, October 21st. The “Big Ride” offers options ranging from 35-100 miles that will follow a beautiful route from Union City out past Chattahoochee Hills near the serene community of Serenbe, and back to Union City for an afternoon of fun to close out the event.

Leading up to the September races and October Gravel Gran Fondo, Spin the District, with the help of several area bicycle clubs will be hosting a series of training/social rides on June 23, July 21, and Aug. 18. Each ride will include a short beginner loop (no-drop) as well as an advanced training ride. The rides are intended to bring friends, family, and fellow cyclists together to promote health and fitness while at the same time raising awareness to the ATL Airport District.

Bull/Jake Mountain Warning From the Lumpkin Co. government: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents, among other things, curtailing freedom of speech and requires the right to peaceably assemble. With this in mind comes the announcement from the Rainbow Family of Living Light that they have selected the Bull Mountain area of the Chattahoochee National Forest for their annual gathering. This event will occur from now until after July 4 and our area will be an access point. Please be aware that neither Lumpkin County nor the US Forest Service is legally able to prevent this gathering. The majority of impact will be to Forest Service land, but the gathering may be as large as 20,000 people, which will also cause local impacts. Forest and county roads, especially in the Nimblewill area, are expected to be very congested during the event and road closures and/or traffic detours should be expected. It is recommended that you avoid the access points for their campsite as much as possible.

The Forest Service is mobilizing a national incident management team with experience managing these types of events. The team is working in unified command with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, DNR, and Georgia State Patrol to manage this event. For more information, follow @ChattOconeeNF on Twitter and Facebook, download the forest’s free mobile app for your smartphone or tablet, or visit them on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/conf.

6-14-2018 Women’s CX Clinic at Lake Norman From GRITS (Girls Racing in the South): This day-long women’s-specific cyclocross clinic will give ladies of all ages and skill-levels the opportunity to practice essential skills, ask questions and meet other women in the sport. Led by GRITS, the clinic will be a chance to kick off the approaching cyclocross season with a great start all without breaking the bank. GRITS, MAC and fellow supporter Trek Bicycles of Charlotte-Lake Norman, wanted to create an event to empower, support and help women achieve their personal goals all while having fun in a safe environment. After all, we ride bicycles because they are fun, right? The clinic is $50 and includes lunch from local Davidson business, The Pickled Peach, as well as goodie bags provided by Trek Bicycles of Charlotte-Lake Norman. Trish’s Note: This is in the Charlotte area.

Trish’s CX Clinic Watch for info. on my Atlanta CX Clinic. It will be at the Ellenwood CX Ranch, most likely on a Monday evening after work (6:30 start time). I’ll have the date in a few weeks. The CX Ranch is about 20 minutes south of downtown ATL in Ellenwood.

Collegiate Nats to Augusta From BuzzonBiz: Augusta will host the 2019 and 2020 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, according to a press release from the Augusta Sports Council.More than 300 of the top collegiate road cyclists from more than 80 universities will race for a national title on Augusta’s roads when the event comes to town next year…“USA Cycling is thrilled to return to Augusta in 2019 and 2020 for the Collegiate Road National Championships,” said Chuck Hodge, vice president of operations for USA Cycling. “The city has been a welcome home to cycling, providing challenging courses for championships at all levels. We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Augusta Sports Council to showcase the best collegiate cyclists in the country.” Augusta is also hosting the USA Cycling Masters Road Championships for a second consecutive year this month (June 13-17, 2018) along with the 2018 USA Cycling Para-Cycling Road National Championships.

6-13-2018 No Cartersville Century I have it on pretty good/confirmed rumor that the Cartersville Century has been “postponed.” I highly recommend dong the Jackson County Brevet. It’s a well supported ride with real, indoor bathrooms, quick registration, a nice indoor meal after the ride, good routes w/just enough climbing, and great volunteers! Online Registration is still open and will remain so til ride time!

Skyes Park Ride and Fly Trails Press Release The City of East Point in partnership with The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association Metro Atlanta Chapter – MTB Atlanta will cut the ribbon to the City’s new trail development at Sykes Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00am, located at 3224 Dodson Drive in East Point, Ga. For the first time, residents will view and ride on the Intermediate and Beginner Loops of the trail.

MTB Atlanta is a non-profit organization that works to ensure that our public lands offer fun, challenging, and sustainable trails for all mountain bikers & hikers. Their mission is to create, enhance, and protect great mountain biking experiences in the southeast. MTB Atlanta partnered with the City of East Point to design, build, and help maintain the natural surface trails in the park. The new 1.5-mile intermediate loop trail cost MTB Atlanta approximately $10,000 with over 400 build hours of service that included numerous public build and clean-up days and a new bridge for the previously built inner loop beginner trail. The new intermediate loop connects to the reworked beginner loops, offering riders plenty of new berm turns, downhill, and a cross-country single track. In the fall, work will continue to complete the goal of 3 miles of beginner to advanced trails and a pump track. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Mayor, staff, and attending council members, all guests are invited for a celebratory ride or hike through the trails.

6-12-2018 Fools Gold News From MGA: Maxxis Tires Fool’s Gold Bike Race – September 15, 2018 – New Shorter Course Option and Start/Finish at Montaluce Winery! We’ve been hinting at it for months and now we are ready to make the big announcement. The 2018 Fool’s Gold Mountain Bike Race will be moving BACK to Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA and will offer riders a 38 mile or 55 mile course! We have wanted to offer a shorter course for several years and while I was really excited about our move to Anderson Creek in 2016 – its location prevented us from offering a short course that included all the quality singletrack in the Bull-Jake area. The 38 mile course will offer the same killer singletrack loop that the 55 mile riders complete, however 38 mile riders will skip the first big gravel road climb, ridge road, and gravel descent (which cuts 15+ miles off of the route right at the start) and go straight onto the No-Tell and Turner Creek Trail Singletrack.

The 55 mile course as of right now be the same course that was offered in 2014 and 2015 when we hosted the race out of Montaluce Winery. I have presented an option to the USFS that could extend the 55 mile course to about 60 miles on some of our lesser known “secret” trails, however I’m not incredibly optimistic that they will approve the addition since these trails are “not official”…but its worth a try, right? We are happy to announce that we are able to continue to offer free camping at this event at Montaluce Winery, and they have offered us a nice spot along the Etowah River for tent and car campers. We will have a separate location a bit closer to the start/finish for RV’s and pop-ups. The move back to Montaluce not only gives us the option of a short course, but it also gives us all more options in terms of lodging, restaurants AND you’ll have cell service so you can stay in touch with family and friends.

Blanket’s Creek Trail Party From SORBA Woodstock Blanket’s Creek Trail Party Sat., June 16 9am-1 pm “Ya’ll have done a great job maintaining these trails. This month we have some regular maintenance to do on all 3 trails and a special build on South and Dwelling. Please come join us. Bring water, boots and gloves, we’ll supply the rest, including a tasty lunch.”

6-11-2018 Rope Mill Closed From SORBA Woodstock: The Mill trails at Rope Mill will be closed from 9am – 4pm, M-F for the next 3 weeks. We have contracted machine work starting Monday, June 11th. We are cleaning out/restoring 400+ drains along all segments of The Mill. They will be open at all hours on the weekends and after 4pm on weekdays. Thank you for your patience.

Women’s CX Clinic From NCCX: Join us for the 2nd Annual Women’s Only Cyclo-Cross Clinic! Hosted by the leading women’s cyclo-cross teams in North Carolina this clinic is designed to ensure that women leave with the knowledge and confidence to race for the first time or take their racing to the next level. Clinic sessions will focus on equipment, bike maintenance and repair, clothing choices, training, nutrition, and of course, skills such as starts, cornering, barriers, dismounts, surface transitions, and more with practice races to put it all together. The clinic will feature two levels to choose from: beginner and intermediate/advanced to allow participants to focus on the areas they need to be confident and prepared racers. Lunch is provided! All attendees will receive the limited edition Happy Tooth socks from DeFeet! Trish’s Note: The clinic is Saturday, Aug. 4 in Hendersonville, NC.

6-8-2018 Shelby County Grand Prix From the promoter: “The Shelby County Gran Prix is a new USA Cycling sanctioned, time based stage race in Columbiana Alabama (45 min south of Birmingham). The race includes three stages, starting with an individual time trial, and two road races over the course of the weekend. The event will provide a challenging race opportunity for racers from across the southeastern US. Racers are also welcome to attend the Shelby County Shindig BBQ Competition, a 1,500 person annual festival located only two blocks from the start/finish. Thanks for checking out our event and we look forward to seeing you this summer!”

6-7-2018 Sykes Park Trails Grand Opening From MTB Atlanta Sykes Park Grand Opening– Ride and Fly Trails. Join us Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 AM as we cut the ribbon on our new Intermediate and Beginner Loops at Sykes Park. We will cut the ribbon with City officials from East Point and then go for a celebratory ride and hike. We will meet up at 9:45 at the main parking lot and photograph the ribbon cutting at 10. Come out and show your support for trail development in East Point!

Mt. Tabor Work Day From SORBA West Georgia Mt Tabor Work Day, Sat., June 16 8 am-11 am Priorities for the day will be: Cut back overgrowth on the ridge line above the pond. Clear the Paulding NICA cut through. Cut back overgrowth in Pine Pong and Rocks of Doom. If time permits do a little weed eating in Booger. Bring gloves and wear closed toe shoes, long pants. Tools and drinks will be provided.

Allatoona Work Day From SORBA West Georgia Allatoona Work Day, Sat., June 16, 9 am -Noon. Meet at the Stilesboro parking lot, Allatoona Creek Park, 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, Georgia 30101

Chicopee Work Party From NE GA SORBA Join us this Saturday June 9 at Chicopee for a trail workparty. We will be working on Red Tail Trail. Please wear closed toed shoes. Bring water, snacks, etc for the morning. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Tools are provided. Meet at the toolshed in the upper parking lot for sign-in between 8:45-9 a.m. These volunteer hours count toward the 16 hours needed to earn a free annual parking pass. Lunch is provided. We will work from 9-1. Please rsvp to negasorba@gmail.com to help us plan for lunch.

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6-6-2018 Wileo Road Lane Closures Wileo Rd. is a popular riding spot for cyclist in Roswell. “There will be lane closures on Willeo Rd. starting today at 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. while contractors work on the final phase of the Roswell River Boardwalk. This will last 5 – 6 weeks. The area impacted will be from the Chattahoochee Nature Center to Willeo Park. If you have any questions, please contact the Rec & Parks office at 770-641-3705.”

6-4-2018 Healthy Newton Omnium Press Release: Healthy Newton is back on June 9-10th, come race one of the few omnium race weekends left in the Southeast! Less than 30 miles East of Atlanta you’ll get to the chance to race on beautiful country roads where you can see 200 year old mansions and farm houses. The omnium will consist of a time trial and criterium Saturday and a road race Sunday. More information can be found at www.healthynewton.org and registration on usacycling.org. All proceeds from the race go to benefit the Newton Trails efforts and safe road markings.

6-1-2018 Pisgah Enduro Postponed Due to record rainfall and subsequent flooding and landslides McDowell County, NC has declared a state of emergency and will not be able to provide EMS support for the Pisgah Enduro this weekend. It is with heavy heart that we must report that the event will be postponed. This is for the safety of the racers. The 2018 PISGAH ENDURO HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO AUGUST 11-12.

Firecracker Ride If you plan to be in the Raleigh, NC area on July 4th, join us for the 26th Annual Firecracker Bike Ride! Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Greater Carolina’s MS Society to help fight this challenging disease. Last year we raised $14,000 for the cause!! Register by June 17th for $30.00 to get a $10.00 discount and free t-shirt. You can still register online until July 2nd. On-site registration will be $40.00 per rider and will open at 6:30 am on July 4th. Ride will begin at 8:00 am and consist of 100km (60 mile) and 50km (30 mile) marked routes with SAG support on the roads and stocked rest stops. CBC Brewery will host the after party from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with food trucks, beer and live music by Eric”s Attic.

5-31-2018

New Bike Park The City of Smyrna, GA put out word today that the $200,000 grant for the mountain bike park at North Cooper Lake Park was awarded to the city! Preliminary plans when we saw them included a skills area that was family friendly, two “downhill”/endro style runs, and about 4 miles of XC trails. T North Cooper Lake Park (NCLP) is only about 2 miles from the start of the Silver Comet Rail Trail. I hope to have more information closer to when construction should begin later this year or early 2019.

June SORBA Chapter Trail Work Parties Summer tends to bring fewer work parties as school is out, and the weather is just too darned hot. This is what I have so far for June SORBA Work Parties. I’ll post anymore if I see them.

Cochran Mill Work Party MTB Atlanta Sat., June 9, 9 am – Noon “Join us for our monthly work party at Cochran Mill Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 9 AM. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a helmet, gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there!”

Sope Creek Work Party MTB Atlanta Sat., June 16, 9 am-Noon “Join us for our monthly Work Party at Sope Creek and give back to the trails that you love to ride. We meet at the Columns Drive parking lot at 9 AM at the gate by the Fitness loop. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will see you there.”

SORBA Woodstock Trail Party, Sat., June 16 9 am – Noon, Trail is TBD. “Join us for our monthly trail work party. Check the website and/or Facebook sites for the location. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water. We provide the rest. This is a chance to help give back to the trails. We could not maintain these trails without generous volunteers like you.”

Other SORBA Notes: The Rope Mill Half Marathon and 10K is June 9. The trails will be closed 6 am-2 pm.

5-30-2018 The hits keep coming to racing this year.

Twilights at AMP Cancelled for May 30 From Topview: Twilights @AMP for Wednesday May 30th has been cancelled (again). This rainy month just got the best of us for sure. We will work with the good folks at Atlanta Motorsports Park to add in another date later in the year but for now the next scheduled race will be June 13th. We apologize to the diehards who would race in the rain but its just too much chance of rain to get most riders out. Please pass this along to non FB friends.

Third Coast Enduro Series Cancelled The rest of the Third Coast Enduro Series has been cancelled because of health reasons. We at Southeastern Cycling with Shellie & Brent all the best! See their Facebook page for full details.

5-24-2018 Mountain Sports Fest Cross race CANCELED From a post on Facebook on Asheville Cyclocross’s page: “The city has advised that we avoid the wet areas at Carrier. Between that caution, the forecast, and the construction, AVLCX cannot put on the quality race y’all have come to expect. Look for more info from MSF if you’ve already registered. We are disappointed we won’t see everyone on Friday. The real season will be here before you can say “pedal to metal”.

5-21-2018 2018 Georgia Cross Race Dates Make your plans for CX now! Georgia Cross has released the dates for the 2018 races. Venues are coming soon. Expect to see some of your favorites return! Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, and Dec. 1-2. #crossicoming

5-24-2018 Mountain Sports Fest Cross race CANCELED From a post on Facebook on Asheville Cyclocross’s page: “The city has advised that we avoid the wet areas at Carrier. Between that caution, the forecast, and the construction, AVLCX cannot put on the quality race y’all have come to expect. Look for more info from MSF if you’ve already registered. We are disappointed we won’t see everyone on Friday. The real season will be here before you can say “pedal to metal”.

5-21-2018 2018 Georgia Cross Race Dates Make your plans for CX now! Georgia Cross has released the dates for the 2018 races. Venues are coming soon. Expect to see some of your favorites return! Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18, and Dec. 1-2. #crossicoming

5-18-2018 PedalPalooza Postponed From SORBA Woodstock: PedalPalooza festival postponement announcement: Based of the weather forecast and trail conditions, the SORBA Woodstock BOD has decided to postpone this year’s Pedalpalooza festival from this weekend to Saturday, Oct 13th. We were all looking forward to this spring event but mother nature had other plans. Thanks to all our sponsors for understanding and standing behind us in this decision. You’re the best! Thanks and looks forward to adding this to our list of fun events this fall.

6th Annual ‘Shine Pedalers Metric! Press Release Join us for the 6th Annual ‘Shine Pedalers Metric! Metric Century and Half Century offers a challenging ride through the rolling hills of Dawson County. This ride starts and finishes a the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Goody bags and t-shirts are guaranteed for riders that register before July 16, 2018. T-shirts are designed by Stand and Hammer, be sure to register by July 16th to guarantee your shirt.  Metric riders will climb Burnt Mountain, Half Metric is for all experience levels, Plenty of rolling hills and beautiful scenery to keep riders interested, Complimentary continental breakfast, coffee and snacks, Well placed SAG stops with snacks, drinks and support, Complimentary lunch at the GRHOF (indoors), Complimentary cooling towels at end of ride, Friendly and helpful SAG support.

5-17-2018 Alpharetta Roads Closed From Patch.com: “Motorists (and cyclists) traveling through Alpharetta will have two fewer roads to use to reach their destination this summer. That’s because the city will close Rucker Road and a large section of Mayfield Road so that bridges and culverts can be replaced. The closures will begin May 29 and are expected to remain in place until Aug. 5, the city said. Motorists should note that only residents who live within the closure area will be able to access the impacted sections of the road. Rucker Road will be closed from the Alpharetta city limits near Houze Road/S.R. 140 to Wills Road.” Trish’s Note: For cyclists the alternate is Mid-Broadwell Road. This link has a map with the detours. I know some of the Alpharetta groups rides have to reroute their weeknights rides.

5-16-2018 AMP Postponed From Topview Sports: Twilights @AMP for Wednesday May 16th has been postponed. There is just too much rain in the forecast and we know how most cyclists are so we are going to move it back a week or two for this month. We are waiting to hear back from the track on the reschedule date and will post that ASAP. Please pass the word to your non FB friends that you know come out to this event. Update: The reschedule date is May 30.

5-15-2018 Riverview Road Closed If you are doing the Six Flags route from Atlanta Cycling-Vinings this weekend or planning to ride Riverview Road between S. Cobb Drive and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, it will be closed May 18-20. You will need to find an alternate route. One possibility is to make a right on S. Cobb Drive. Go up a couple of lights. Make a left onto Highlands then an immediate left onto Oakdale. Oakdale turns into Discovery Blvd. AC-V is aware of the road closure and will advise the ride ahead of time.

Nestor Cup Prologue Cancelled From the Savannah Wheelmen Due to approaching weather, the Wheelmen have cancelled Tuesday’s Nestor Cup Prologue, to those who have pre-registered, the Wheelmen will credit toward the first race of the season’s entry fees. Thank you for your interest, we’ll see you Sunday June 3rd for the first Nestor Cup race of the season!

5-12-2018 Charlotte Motor Speedway Cycling Time Trial Series Cancelled Form Start 2 Finish: After long consideration and deep regret, Start 2 Finish will be canceling the remaining four races in the 2018 Charlotte Motor Speedway Time Trial Series. First and foremost we want to thank each and every dedicated participant who attended this fun series for so many years. We also want to thank all our volunteers and support staff who have worked extremely hard to make this event happen year after year. Many different individuals and cycling clubs have worked long hours over the years to keep this series rolling. Unfortunately the CMS Time Trial Series participation can no longer support the cost of the series. Everyone who registered for the series will be receiving a pro-rated refund based on the two races in the series. The refund will be the same for all series participants. Thanks so much for your understanding and keep pedaling!!

5-10-2018 Big Creek Trails Closed Sat. From Friends of Big Creek Park This Saturday, May 12, RAMBO will be hosting the Quick Six Enduro. The park will be closed to mountain biking for the day until approximately 4:30 PM. The gravel walking trail will be open and no Enduro run crosses it this year so you can walk unhindered. The action starts at 9 AM so come out for a walk and watch some fun racing!

Jackson County Brevet From the Promoter: June 16th is fast approaching for the Jackson County Brevet. Have a cycling friend who has never ridden the Brevet? We hope you share our event with them and invite them to join you on Saturday, June 16th in Braselton. Can’t make the event? NO problem. You can still support our cause by purchasing Raffle Tickets for over $5000 worth of prizes, including a 2018 Cannondale CAAD12 Ultegra road bike. Your support allows us to donate proceeds to THE KELLY WILHITE APLASTIC ANEMIA RESEARCH FUND at Emory University, to help change a 30-yr old, out-dated treatment for Aplastic Anemia. This is the heartbeat of why we work so hard for 9 months every year planning our event. You get a fantastic ride experience. Your participation directly supports life-changing research.

Trish’s Note: I love this ride! I’ve done it quite a few times, and it’s always great! I wish I was able to make it this year….

5-9-2018 SouthSide Cycling Century Ride benefiting Piedmont Cancer Wellness From the SSC: Mark your calendar and invite your friends to join the SouthSide Cycling Club’s Ride for Piedmont Cancer Wellness. Spin through the quiet country roads of beautiful Coweta, Pike, and Meriwether Counties. Well-marked routes include 8-mile family ride, 31, 66 and 103 mile distance options. Gently rolling terrain makes the 31 and 66 mile routes as fast as you like. The century becomes more challenging as the hills and the temperature rise. This ride is fully supported with well-stocked specialty rest stops and SAG vehicles, plus post-ride refreshments. Proceeds from this ride provide support to Piedmont Newnan Cancer Wellness. When: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Start/Finish: Senoia United Methodist Church 229 Bridge St, Senoia, GA 30276 Check-In & On-site Registration Begins: 6:30 am​ 103 Mile Route Opens: 7am Official Mass Start: 8 am​ 8 Mile Family Fun Ride: 8:30am PFree pair of cycling socks to all paid riders if registered by June 7th.

Ride of Silence From SouthSide Cycling  All Atlanta area cyclists are invited to participate in the Ride of Silence in Peachtree City, sponsored by the SouthSide Cycling Club. SCC has sponsored the local ROS for several years and has enjoyed strong participation, but would like to continue to grow this free event intended to honor the fallen cyclists, raise awareness that bicycles also use the streets, and ask that we all “Share the Road.”  Several experienced Safety Riders will accompany the ride to ensure the safety of participants. The 2018 Ride Of Silence event details are: • Date and Time: May 16 at 7:00pm (Participants should arrive by 6:30 for pre-ride announcements and safety instructions.) • Start and End location: Parking area in front of the Bicycles Unlimited bike shop, 266 South Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269. (Free parking) Approximate length of ride: 10 miles. Ride will last approximately 1 hour. • Route: Low traffic streets through south Peachtree City. Safety Riders will control traffic at all intersections to ensure participant safety. • Completely free to all participants. All cyclists are invited.

5-8-2018 Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race From Dirty Spokes: We are only 5 Days Away from the Dirty Spokes 6/3 Hour Mountain Bike Race Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Ga., May 12th, 2018!. Race Registration Includes..,Free Clif Bar Product, Free Swiftwick Socks ($20 Value Plus Free Shipping), Free High Road Ice Cream Product, Chip Timing and an Awesome Off Road Experience (For All Participants)! The Start / Finish Area will be at Picnic Shelter Number 5 (the main mountain bike parking lot / area is undergoing some major renovations so we had to move it this year)! Race Pit Areas will be around Picnic Shelter Number 5 (First Come / First Serve Basis)… as well as across the street (in the big pine tree area)!  Race Course is Dialed In! It will be set and Ready to Pre-Ride on Friday (All Day)! Giant Props to the Yargo Trail Crew for the Time and Energy they put into Building and Maintaining these Trails! A portion of your race proceeds will be donated back to them!

5-4-2018 Connect the Comet News From the Cobb County Courier: “Connect the Comet leaders didn’t have any hard news to report during their most recent quarterly meeting, but all evidence points toward growing momentum for the group.

Perhaps the most obvious positive is that Cobb County’s government has listed a 3.4-mile Silver Comet Trail extension as part of a list of trail initiatives at CobbTrailPlan.com. The extension would bring the trail inside I-285 and nearly to Moore’s Mill Road in Atlanta.” Read the rest of the article on the CCC site.

Monte Sano Enduro Cancelled The Monte Sano Enduro scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled by 3rd Coast Productions. Contact them for further information.

5-3-2018 Tour De Bay Postponed The Tour De Bay Crit in Mobile, Alabama has been postponed until Aug. 4. Contact Stuart Lamp slamp at usacycling dot org if you want a refund.

SORBA May Work Parties Local SORBA Chapters have monthly work parties at many local trails. Once/month I am posting the ones I know about for that month. Please join in if you can and give back to the trails!

MTB Atlanta (formerly SORBA Atlanta)
Sykes Park Super Work Weekend Day 1, Saturday, May 5
Sykes Park Super Work Weekend Day 2, Sunday, May 6
Cochran Mill May 12
Sope Creek May 19

SORBA Woodstock
Rope Mill May 12

SORBA West Georgia
Check their Facebook group. There is nothing currently posted. I’m sure there will be something for Allatoona.

Tour De Pig From the Promoter: The Tour de Pig and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Tour de Pig is an official event of the Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC. It is a day of fun for the entire family. In addition to the choice of 4 rides (100K, 50K, 35K & 20K), participants enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch along with a chance to win door prizes. All routes start and end at the Davidson Co. Community College campus. Pre-registered riders receive a Tour de Pig shirt, a collectible patch, and the barbecue lunch. The ride is furnished with rest stops and ride support.

5-2-2018 Double Down Criterium The Rock Hill Double Down Criterium will feature a day of fast racing on the criterium course at the Rock Hill Outdoor Center in the Riverwalk Development. The course is a 1.1 mile wide paved cycling only road that is closed to vehicle traffic. The morning session will race in the counter-clockwise direction and the afternoon will be held in a clockwise manner. Win your category race for the morning AND afternoon session and we will double your take home! Come Out and Join the Fun and Excitement In Celebration of the Bicycle at the Rock Hill BikeFest! Events include: Mayor’s Bike Parade, Vintage Bicycle/Motorcycle Show, Mountain Bike Tours & Skills Course, Expo, Swap Meet & Bike Demos, BMX Freestyle Stunt Show, Music, Food, and More! 11AM – 5PM FREE General Admission & Parking Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track, 1307 Riverwalk Pkwy, Rock Hill, SC 29730

TopView Sports News Come race this weekend at USAC Masters/Juniors Regional Championships! May 5-6th Master & Juniors…Here is your chance to shine. The Regional Champs offer you a chance to showcase your talents and to fine tune your fitness before nationals. The course are challenging and winners jersey will be awarded based on the omnium of the 3 events. Twilights @ AMP Dawsonville, GA There is finally a weekday training race just outside of Atlanta! Come join the fun at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville. There will be two races per night. The course is amazing and the surface is perfect. Don’t miss the 2nd race of the season on May 16th.

5-1-2018 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo This Weekend! The Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo is this weekend in Helen, GA!- Time Trial on May 5 (optional). Gran Fondo on May 6. – Four scenic and challenging routes (103, 86, 64, 25 miles) – Incredible food and beer at the finish line! – 10,000 feet of climbing in the 103-mile HC route – Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going!- Timed segment format: Age group and overall competitions based on best combined time through timed sections.

This Saturday! DLV Keirin New for this years Dick Lane Velodrome Keirin is the addition of a Pro Women’s Keirin field of twelve that will compliment our Pro Men’s Keirin field. What’s a Keirin you ask – It’s a fast paced Olympic event (popular in Japan) where riders are paced up to maximum speed behind a Derny (motorized bicycle) until the final lap-and-half and then get dropped off to tear up the track to the finish. Exciting is an understatement! The DLV is a quick 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and is easy to get to via bike, car or MARTA. Gates Open @ 2 p.m., Racing Starts @ 3 p.m., Main Events Start @ 6 p.m., $5 entry or $10 for family of 5, Please note: City ordinances do not allow pets during event., We’ll be serving up our world famous DLV Chicken Nachos as well as other standard concession fare like chips and hot dogs and desserts from Cake Hag. Don’t forget about the Need for Speed Sprints presented by Bike Law Friday Night May 4th starting at 7 p.m. Friday night spectating is free! We will again be live-streaming our Friday and Saturday events.

As always our Youth Cycling League racers will be out at the Pro Races showing off their skills learned during the Monday and Thursday sessions. If you’re interested in the Youth Cycling League you can find more info here. Beginner’s Classes include use of a bike! check off an item on your bucket list and learn to ride the velodrome For details on beginner class dates and now to sign up click me!

4-30-2018 Atlanta Cycling Festival Schedule & a Women’s CX Clinic The Atlanta Cycling Festival has announced the 2018 schedule. Favorites are back including the Big Opening Bash, The Donut Ride (aka tour of donut shops ITP. Yes, with stops to eat the donuts!), One Ride, and the Big Closing Bash. New events include such things as the Ten Arena Tour where riders will see 10 sports arenas ITP.

I highly encourage all ladies interested in cyclocross to attend the GRITS (Girls Riding in the South) Women’s CX Clinic on May 22 at Brownwood Park. BP is the venue for the yearly Brownwood Bicycle Rally and the scene of CritCross that supports the Bicycle Rally. The GRITS ladies are passionate about cross, and it’s sure to be a good time. “Join GRITS – Girls Racing in the South – for an interactive clinic, covering the basic skills of cyclocross. You’ll learn how to dismount/remount for barriers, shouldering your bike, cornering skills, and more! All levels welcome for those who are learning for the first time or are in need of a refresher! You’ll need your bike with knobby tires, water bottles, and whatever you feel comfortable riding in (kits are recommended). Helmets required!!
We’ll meet at Brownwood Park Recreation Center at 6pm and conclude around 8pm. We’ll then head to Holy Taco – The ACF Host Bar for the night – for some awesome tacos!”

4-26-2018 Jackie Crowell It is with great sadness that I pass along Jackie Crowell lost her brave 5 year battle with brain cancer on Wednesday. Jackie was a former professional cyclist with Team Type 1, Exergy-Twenty16, and United Health Care. She spent the last several years in Atlanta as one of the coaches for the Dick Lane Velodrome’s Youth Cycling League and as the coach for the Mission Source Devo Juniors. Jackie was an amazing, positive person that lived every day to its fullest. I had the privilege of knowing her; she will be missed by everyone.

My thoughts and love go out to her family during this time. No public services have been announced. Velonews reports that her husband and family have requested donations to the Dick Lane Velodrome Youth Cycling Program in lieu of flowers.

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4-25-2018 Velo Girl Rides Announces Registration for the 2018 Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo is now open Asheville, NC – April 25, 2018 – Event Director, Velo Girl Rides®, announced today that registration for the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo is now open. Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing Team will host the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo on October 27, 2018 at Warren Wilson College in Asheville NC.

The Bookwalter Binge is a relaxed Gran Fondo ride, studded with racing on timed segments of tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all. Three routes of varying length traverse some of the most beautiful roads in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina: 7,000 ft of climbing in 87 miles, 5,800 ft in 72 miles, or 2,850 ft in 39 miles. This is a unique opportunity to ride alongside female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country. The accessible pros ride all three routes, and along with Brent, they are inspired by cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities.

Registration for the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo is limited to 300 riders. Register at Active.com. For more information, visit BookwalterBinge.com or call 828-412-4242.