• 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

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1-27-2019 USAC Announces Track Development Centers From USAC: USA Cycling announced today the four velodromes which will be participating in the Olympic Development Program as Training Centers. The four Velodromes, located in Houston, Tex., Atlanta, Ga., Trexlertown, Pa., and Seattle, Wa., will be awarded annual grants and will play a key role in building towards future success in track cycling. The goals for each Development Center are to support to club and coach development, increase access to fun training experiences for juniors, create more opportunities to identify high potential athletes, and promote high levels of participation at Track National Championships.

The creation of the Olympic Development Track Program was made possible through the generous support of a private donor with a passion for track cycling. Additional resources will be needed to fully establish and expand the program, and USA Cycling is seeking further donations and sponsorships to help the program reach its full potential. Donors who are interested in supporting the Olympic Development Program, or other USA Cycling elite athlete development programs, are encouraged to visit the USA Cycling Foundation page HERE. Those wishing to get involved in the Olympic Development Program, grow the clubs or race programs can learn more at the USA Cycling Team USA – Track page HERE under ‘Development Pathway.’

1-23-2019 Cohutta 100/Big Frog 65 From MGA: Mountain Goat Adventures is excited to announce that Roost Racing has passed the torch to us and we will be producing the Cohutta 100, Big Frog 65, and Old Copper 30 MTB Races in 2019 and beyond. These amazing events will continue to be hosted out of the beautiful Ocoee Whitewater Center and the 2019 event will be held on April 27, 2019! The 100 Mile and 65 Mile Races are part of the 2019 NUE Epic and Marathon Series! Custom Handup Gloves for all participants! ▪More singletrack mileage added to all courses! ▪ Super comfy tri-blend shirt included with all registrations! ▪ Finisher mug for all finishers!▪ Hearty post-race meal ▪ Hefty cash payout to top finishers in Male Open and Female Open in the the 65 and 100 Mile Races▪ Handmade awards for all Podium Finishers ▪ Well stocked aid stations with plenty of calories, fluids, mechanical support, first aid supplies, and moral support from our rockstar volunteer crew ▪ Well marked course with highly visible signage and course marshals ▪ Old Copper course improved from 20 miles to 30 miles of killer singletrack – more bragging rights when you finish!

For the 65 and 100 mile races, riders will complete nearly all available singletrack before heading out on their respective gravel road loops. 65 mile riders will ride the usual “Big Frog” Loop, while 100 mile riders will complete a 65 mile gravel loop around the Cohutta and Big Frog Wilderness. Once riders return from their gravel loops, they will bomb down Chestnut Mtn (the short way) to Thunder Rock for a nearly all downhill or flat run into the finish. Old Copper 30 riders will complete the same trail loop as 65 and 100 mile riders, however they get the pleasure of just skipping the gravel loops and heading straight to the downhill finish.

1-22-2019 10 Yr Anniversary Jackson County Brevet From the Promoter: Trish’s Note: I love this ride and am happy to support it year after year even if I can’t make the ride..I WILL be there this year! 10 Year Anniversary 2010 -2019 SO hard to believe that this year we celebrate 10 years Saturday, June 8. So many memories. SO many stories. SO many images. Every Rider, every Sponsor, every Volunteer, every Raffle Ticket, every Jersey, Short, Bibs and Gloves; it’s all made a direct impact in allowing us to donate over $321,000 in the last 9 years to clinical research for Aplastic Anemia.

Route Director Wayne Clayton has created new routes that incorporate sections of all previous routes, including sections from our original 2010 route. How cool is THAT!!! Options of 24, 45, 62 or 100 miles are ready to ride. Our new Venue will offer the same amenities including INDOOR Restrooms, full service cafeteria and plenty of (asphalt) parking. Thanks to Jefferson High School for partnering up with us. Get 10% off your registration for the next 10 days, in celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary. Use coupon code 101010 in checkout. Last day for discount is January 31st. We hope you share the news about our 10 Year Anniversary with all your cycling friends, in hopes of making this year the largest number of riders ever. Registration is OFFICIALLY OPEN, so let’s get this party started.

Registration

Winter Bike League-It’s Alto World Cup Weekend! 26 January (Sunday): # 10: The 22nd Annual Porterfield Tire Alto World Cup featuring the ALTO Haute Tour Asheville Sprint (Men) and a Jackie Crowell Series Sprint (Ladies)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 AM (window open)
Length: 115 miles / 6 hours
Points: 6 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map: coming

1-21-2019 Cobb County Trail Marker Program Cobb County has extended it’s trail marker program to the Silver Comet. It is already present on several other trails including the Noonday Trail System. If you have an emergency, give the 911 dispatcher the number off the nearest trail marker, which will allow first responders to find you more easily.

Silver Comet Robbery Jeffrey Smith posted this on Facebook. It has been verified. I come from a family of law enforcement officers. I can’t stress enough that if you come up on a situation that doesn’t look right, FOLLOW YOUR SPIDEY SENSES and get the heck out of there! You can always find another way back to your car. YOUR SAFETY comes first! This happened around Anderson Mill Road, which is at mile 5 just before the Dogwood Golf Course.

“As some of you may have heard I was robbed at gun point yesterday evening on while trying to get in a quick bike ride at the end of the day on the Silver Comet Trail (just west of Anderson Mill Rd). I am fine but sadden that something I enjoy so much has been tainted. So the two young men (~18) had moved a large tree limb and parts over the trail and sat on the path waiting for a victim. When I got to their location the sun was already setting so I wanted to keep moving as quickly as possible. I and asked them if they had done this and they said no. I got off my bike to clear the path. I removed the largest tree branch and when I looked up they had flanked me and both held guns on me. They asked for my wallet but in a lycra outfit I don’t much more than a phone and happy thoughts. They became more aggressive and agitated. I threw out my phone. They picked it up and ran off into the woods. I was able to call my wife and track the phone but they discarded it. We called the police, filled out reports and went back to look for the phone but could not find because the battery had gone dead or been turned off. The good news is I am alive and unharmed and what a great gift that is for my birthday today. Thanks to those who let a strange man use your phone and thanks to CCPD for the fantastic job.”

1-17-2019 Dick Lane Velodrome Workday #2 From the DLV Workday #2, Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9 AM – 3 PM, Come out, volunteer and get rider of the year points + hours towards your discounted pass. Pizza eating will be the final chore of the workday.

1-16-2019 January Work Party – Blankets Creek From SORBA Woodstock Blanket’s Creek Work Party, Sat., Jan. 19, 9 am-1 pm We have made good progress on removing the water on the Hop but need some help installing the drainage and finish work. Please hit ‘going’ so we can get a count for lunch. Thank you in advance.

1-15-2019 Tony Serrano Century From the Promoter: We are back for the sixteenth annual Tony Serrano Century. Come join us in honoring Tony’s memory and supporting cycling safety. Enjoy riding routes of 10, 39, 62 or 100 miles through the rural countryside of Walton, Morgan and Oconee counties. Our rest stops feature the famous fare of the Rest Stop Queen with lots of fresh and unique treats. The course is well marked and there are radio dispatched SAG vehicles on course. Your entry fee includes a ride T shirt and lunch after the ride (working on something new for lunch!)

WBL SUNDAY!@ 19 January (Sunday): # 9: The Parks Law Bowman Classic
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 AM (window open)
Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours
Points: 5 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29180037

1-14-2019 Allatoona CLOSED From SORBA West Georgia Please spread the word that Allatoona Creek trails are not open until after 10am daily until February 1st … no exceptions. Claiming ignorance is no excuse especially when it’s so blatantly posted for all to see. It’s really a legal and safety issue. Lost Mountain can provide a lap or two for you until Allatoona opens for the day.

1-11-2019 Sorella Named USAC Women’s Club of the Year Atlanta based Sorella Cycling has been named USA Cycling’s Women’s Club of the Year. Sorella also won this honor in 2008. I am so proud to race for this amazing team and with this group of diverse women! “Fierce competitors of Sorella Cycling also draw new riders with friendly faces. After all, everyone deserves the opportunity to discover if racing is for them. Their members focus on welcoming all levels of cyclists, across all disciplines, with the aid of mentors programs and organized clinics. As a result, they have a burgeoning club that supports everyone from kids and occasional commuters to international racers. In addition to meaning “sister” in Italian, Sorella is now associated with good sportsmanship and community involvement throughout the southeast.”

1-10-2019 Pisgah Stage Race Press Release Brevard, NC – January 7, 2019 – 5 days, 140 miles and 20,000 feet of elevation gain. The 11th Annual Pisgah Stage Race, hosted in Pisgah National Forest April 8-13, 2019, is revered as the best and highest quality stage race in the world with consistent, gnarly singletrack on the docket every day. Pisgah has earned a growing reputation for having some of the best trails in the country featuring rhododendron tunnels, picturesque creek crossings, incredible leaf colors, and rooty, rocky singletrack. Get a sneak peek here.

Blue Ridge Adventures (BRA) is well-known for putting together premier endurance events including road rides, stage races and mountain biking races, and BRA rolls out the red carpet for the internationally attended Pisgah Stage Race. The week’s events include 5 days of racing, a recovery zone with snacks and recovery drinks at the race finish, Leaders’ Awards Ceremony and happy hour each evening with adult beverages, farm-to-table catered dinner six nights, continental breakfast and a closing ceremony celebration party. BRA even offers new on-site housing at the Brevard Music Center and full-on travel packages from the Asheville Airport for those interested in an all-inclusive epic mountain bike week. As a leader in the trail building world,Todd Branham’s creation of the Pisgah Stage Race course is always a thing of beauty. This year’s race features three new courses that travel through 76% singletrack, 19% dirt and only 5% asphalt riding. The course includes the East’s most rugged trails, including a daily enduro section, two of which will be new in 2019.

1-8-2019 TN Women’s BAR Series! Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project is thrilled to share that the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association created a women’s masters BAR series!

What does that mean? Women, who are 40+, can now choose to race in masters road races, TTs, and crits! Masters women will now have a “red jersey” competition! Women’s masters races will now count toward team competition points! And best of all, we get to race against our age-group peers! For the P/1/2/3 ladies, this is a chance to race less distance in road races and less time in crits. Hopefully, this will allow more women to continue racing into their 40s, when we might not be able to train for the longer distances for a variety of reasons. Not necessarily slower races, but shorter! Hopefully this will also bring some women back to the sport who had left, especially those who left to compete in other sports that offer age-group divisions. Last year’s Empower Her series was a lot of fun, and we very much thank the promoters, who gave women’s masters racing a shot! You are the reason we now have a BAR series!! Three River Rumble, Oak Ridge Velo Classic, Cedar Hill Criterium, High Roller Crit, Cookeville Criterium, and Rockabilly Gran Prix Jackson TN, Promoters will have the option to provide a women’s masters race at their events, so be sure to check flyers at tbra.org.

Charleston Park Closed From RAMBO: Unfortunately Charleston Park is going to have to stay closed for a while. The bridges are under water and in one case… Well completely gone. We are working with Forsyth County to get things back open but we have to fix the one bridge and wait for the lake levels to go down. We also do not have a full understanding of how many down tree there are.

1-7-2019 *moved to Sunday!* Winter Bike League Winter Bike League 12 January (Saturday): The Ken Bike Law Mayhem in Madison Classic / 4.5 hours / 90 miles (Pro Sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 AM (window open)
Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours
Points: 5 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

1-2-2019 Calendars are Updated The mountain/gravel and road racing calendars are updated with everything I have. I’m waiting on word from the Carolinas Cycling Association. I don’t have anything for CCA or the Hincapie Spring Series yet. I expect those announcements towards the end of January. TBRA and GBRA are updated for all of the road racing info. I have. I expect this to change by the beginning of Feb. Spin the District in GA appears it will retain its Sept. dates and not move to the spring. I’ll circle back to the calendars in a week or two with any updates. They are always a work in progress.

1-1-2019 WBL News Headline News: Tuesday’s Jan 1 Ladies Day Classic is rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 6.

5 January (Saturday): The Classic City Bakery Rayle Rialto Classic / 4.5 hours / 90 miles (Pro Sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 AM (window open)
Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours
Points: 5 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

MTB Work Party Note Sometimes mtb trail work parties are scheduled a month or more in advance as they are on the same day of the month for a specific trail. Details about what is done may not be decided until that week. I recommend posting in the Facebook invite I link to and ask if you have questions about the work parties (ie are kids welcome, do I have to stay the whole time, will be be hiking or riding in, is lunch provided afterwards, etc). This is applicable to any event I post. Please contact the organizer with specific questions. I’m posting them here in case anyone is interested in attending, but I do not host or organize the events.

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., Jan. 19, 9 an-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.

Cochran Mill Work Party From MTB Atlanta Cochran Mill Work Party Sat., Jan. 12, 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. We will see you there!

Clinton Winter Volunteer Day From SORBA West Georgia Clinton Winter Volunteer Day, Sat., Jan. 19, 8 am-Noon Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180 A few minutes, a few hours, what ever you can spare. Come out and join us for some winter clean up on the trails we all love. We will be working on poor draining areas, trimming any over growth, and other small projects. More information will be posted as we get closer to the date.

12-31-2018 Joey’s National TT Championship Velonews has a feature on Joey Rosskopf’s National Time Trial Championship and what went into winning it. Can Joey make it 3 in a row in 2019?

Inside Joey Rosskopf’s stars-and-stripes defense

Southside Mega Build Workday From MTB Atlanta MEGA BUILD Workday-Southside Park, Sat., Jan. 5 11 am-5 pm, 3460 Jonesboro Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30354-2806, It takes a community to build trails! Ring in the New Year right building a new trail at Southside Park! Help us out this Saturday, Jan. 5th from 11-5 doing finishing work on the new 3 mile Intermediate Trail at Southside. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, bring gloves, water, and snacks. *Meet up at 11 and stay as long as you want.*

12-30-2018 Bookwalter Binge Feature Velonews has a great feature on the Bookwalter Binge This ride is on my bucket list! If you like the Hincapie Gran Fondo (also a great event) or similar rides, the Binge needs to go on your list for 2019! The feature tells how they pull off the ride year after year. Hint: A ride of this magnitude is not easy to organize!

Bookwalter journal: Origins of the Bookwalter Binge

12-28-2018 Carolina USAC Officials Clinic Contact Stephen Johnson at stephenjohnson01 at bellsouth.net or call 704.650.1225.
-Clinics will start at 9:00 AM on both days, and will run no later than 5:00 PM, including the exam.
-No motorcycle is required for the Motoref clinic. Both clinics are fully conducted in the classroom.
-There will be a break for lunch.
-Clinics are sponsored by the Carolinas Cycling Association and the National Cycling Center in Winston Salem, NC. There is no cost to you for the
clinics.
-Carolinas Cycling Association has clinics on Saturday, January 12, 2019 for new officials
-Sunday, January 13, 2019 for new motorefs (pre-requisite for motorefs is completion of new officials clinic or already licensed Cat C Road Official)

12-27-2018 Winter Bike League Two rides this week! See details:

29 December (Saturday): Cappy’s Custom Cabinets Mount Vernon Debacle / 4 hours / 80 miles (Non Pro Sprint) / 6 deep
(*Non pro sprint: You are eligible to sprint if you are: (1) a Cat 3, 4, 5 or (2) you are 18 or younger or 40 or older regardless of category.)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

1 January (Tuesday): The Reeves and Young Ladies Day Colberto Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Only Sprint) / 6 deep $$$ // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2-1)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 60 miles / 3 hours
Points: 3 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May your holidays be filled with family, friends, sun (Come on, Mother Nature!), and bikes!

12-28-2018 Carolina USAC Officials Clinic Contact Stephen Johnson for more info.

12-27-2018 Winter Bike League Two rides this week! See details:

29 December (Saturday): Cappy’s Custom Cabinets Mount Vernon Debacle / 4 hours / 80 miles (Non Pro Sprint) / 6 deep
(*Non pro sprint: You are eligible to sprint if you are: (1) a Cat 3, 4, 5 or (2) you are 18 or younger or 40 or older regardless of category.)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

1 January (Tuesday): The Reeves and Young Ladies Day Colberto Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Only Sprint) / 6 deep $$$ // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2-1)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 60 miles / 3 hours
Points: 3 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

12-21-2018 MEGA BUILD Workday-Southside Park From MTB Atlanta Mega Build day at Southside Park, Sunday, Dec. 23 Noon-4pm We are underway on building the new 3 mile Intermediate Trail at Southside Park and it is looking sweet! Come lend a hand with finishing work this Sunday if you are free and you dig trails. Meet up at the main parking lot at 12PM at Southside Park at 3460 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta 30354 and we will hike back to the work site. Wear weather appropriate clothing, closed toed shoes, bring water, snacks and gloves if you have them. Spread the word and let’s get this trail built so we can ride!

12-20-2018 Smyrna Mountain Bike Park Official!  The official announcement has come! Smyrna (GA) has received a $200,000 grant for the new North Cooper Lake Bike Park! “The City of Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the Recreational Trails Program Grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources! Smyrna will be receiving the $200,000 grant for the mountain bike park and trails construction at North Cooper Lake Park. The construction” details will still need to be finalized, so keep an eye out for a final public meeting on park design plans in 2019.”

Alabama Cycling Classic From the Promoter: The 17th Annual Sunny King Criterium returns to Anniston, Alabama next April! Join us on April 13th for the first one-day criterium on the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour for 2019. Enjoy our live stream broadcast with host Brad Sohner providing action packed racing commentary from 12-9PM CST. Onsite enjoy the sounds and tastes of the Noble Street Festival. Plenty of food and places to sit and relax course side.
Racing begins at 10AM and goes on under the lights for the final professional mens and womens races of the day, ending at 9PM.

The 5th Annual Piedmont Road Race returns to Piedmont, AL. on April 14th, 2019. We are excited to have a new start/finish line location and increased prize money for this event in 2019! The Piedmont Road Race course traverses the Talladega National Forest and finishes in the heart of Downtown Piedmont. The course offers rolling terrain and smooth pavement. It is a 40 mile loop! Also new for 2019 is an updated race schedule. We had overwhelming attendance for the 2018 event and had to combine some race categories. This year we took in solid feedback and are offering a whole new schedule. We want to include everyone, including juniors! We hope you find the new schedule complimentary to your needs.


I raced at the Cyclocross National Championships in Louisville, KY this week in the Master 45-49 Women. It was great racing with some ladies that I have been racing with for 20 years. I met my goals of having fun and doing my best. Conditions on Thursday for the Championship race were great! My off season starts today. It’s time to rest and recharge for 2019!

12-18-2018 USA Crit Series Press Release Schedule 2019 marks the 13th year of the USA CRITS Series, the premiere cycling series in the United States. Criteriums are the most spectator-friendly and enduring form of cycling racing in America. Locally originated events combine the highest levels of cycling with community gatherings and street festivals, while showcasing some of America’s most vibrant downtown districts. The 2019 Series season will feature a new preseason event in Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham HammerFest will have a unique format in that it will serve as an opportunity for cycling media and teams to interact while gathering team marketing content at different scenic locations around Birmingham. The Birmingham HammerFest will also be streamed for free on USACRITS.tv so be sure to tune in. Schedule for this event is coming soon.

Eleven events across the United States will make up the 2019 USA CRITS calendar, landing in many of the country’s major cycling markets. The Colavita #racefororange will kick off the racing season with the inaugural Destination El Paso Criterium in Texas, the Salt Lake Criterium joins the Series as another new event, and Saint Francis Tulsa Tough returns after a several year hiatus. Full details regarding Series events will be available on USACRITS.com in January as well as the Series Finals location.

2019 USA CRITS Series Calendar-Southeastern Races
March 16th – Preseason – Birmingham HammerFest – Birmingham, Alabama
April 27th – Race #2 – AOC Twilight Criterium – Athens, Georgia
May 25th – Race #3 – Winston-Salem Cycling Classic – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

WINTER BIKE LEAGUE 2018-19: THE SATURDAY-SUNDAY DOUBLE HEADER!!
22 December (Saturday): The Full Circle Real Estate Paoli Junction Jamboree / 4 hours / 90 miles (no sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 90 miles / 4.5 hours
Points: 5 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

23 December (Sunday): The Law Office of David Crowe Hochston Black Tie Business Affair/ 4 hours / 75 miles (no sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 75 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map

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Clinton Winter Volunteer Day From SORBA West Georgia Clinton Winter Volunteer Day, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8 AM – 12 PM Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica A few minutes, a few hours, what ever you can spare. Come out and join us for some winter clean up on the trails we all love. We will be working on poor draining areas, trimming any over growth, and other small projects. More information will be posted as we get closer to the date.

12-14-2018 USAC 2019 Pro Road Tour The Pro Road Tour includes only two events in the Southeast this year: May 25 Winston-Salem Classic Criterium (Men and Women) and May 27 Winston-Salem Classic Road Race (Men and Women) Press Release: The 2019 USA Cycling calendar aims to avoid long travel between races and blends road races with criteriums. The Pro Road Tour will span 18 events in 2019. USA Cycling announced the calendar for the upcoming season, which will mark the Pro Road Tour’s fourth year running, on Thursday. “The calendar is structured to provide a balance for travel, as well as support long-standing races that are traditions in local communities,” said Chuck Hodge, USAC Vice President of Operations. The 18 events include 10 criteriums, six stage races, a road race, and a time trial, across 16 different states.

12-12-2018 WBL WBL Sunday, Dec. 16: The First American Bank Good Hope Ramble / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint)
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens) (https://hubbikes.com) // https://www.facebook.comTota/IndependentBakingCo)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 80 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map
Store Stop: Good Hope (Mile 44)
Pee Break: Mile 22
Finish: No sprint

Murphy Davis (Toyota Forklifts) from Atlanta races in the Non-Championship Men 23-39 at the Cyclocross National Championships on Tuesday.


Jeremy Powers aka JPow won the Non-Championship Men 23-39 at the Cyclocross National Championships on Tuesday.

12-10-2018 Blanket’s Creek Work Party From SORBA Woodstock: Blanket’s Creek Work Party, Saturday, December 15, 9 am-1 pm, Help us cap off this awesome ride/build year with one more work party at Blankets Creek. Best part, Christmas party after. Bring gloves and boots. Let us know you are coming by clicking going so we can plan accordingly. Thanks in advance for you help.

Sope Creek Work Party From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Work Party Sat., Dec. 15, 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.

12-7-2018 Calendars Updated I have updated the Calendars with any races that I currently have for 2019. There are a ton of MTB/Gravel races that have put out their 2019 dates. Road Race dates are usually not finalized until late February or even a bit later. I add those as I get them.

12-5-2018 Hey Ya’ll! I need a favor. I’m trying to win the Serenbe CX Photography contest. Can you go over and “like” this photo on Facebook? Thanks!

12-4-2018 ToSH Announces Host Cities Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race (TOSH), announces the 3rd year of partnership with host cities Woodstock and Ball Ground, GA and new schedule for 2019. The ToSH is the only Pro/Am stage race east of the Rockies that doubles as a Junior National Selection Race. The race draws over 500 Pro/Elite, masters and amateurs for up to 3 days of racing. The event boasts more than $12k in cash, prizes, and offers young athletes a chance for selection to represent the United States on an even bigger world stage. Racing kicks off Friday, March 1, 2019, with a championship length, individual time trial for Pro/Elite Men, Women and Elite Juniors. An open, non-stage, community category is available for anyone wishing to test their skill against the clock. New for 2019 ToSH: -Friday morning championship distance Individual Time Trial for the Elite Juniors, Pro/Elite Men & Pro/Elite Women, -ITT for community entry, as a non-stage race men’s or women’s open category, -Friday Evening Pro/Elite Men, Women and Elite Juniors Criterium
Extended Saturday Circuit Race

12-3-2018 Serene CX Photos Photos from The Serenbe CX Race are ready! Please support your local photographer!

Jeph Burgoon (Smyrna Bicycles) had a bit of a swim in the water at Serenbe CX.

11-28-2018 WBL to Ride Sunday! From the WBL: Breaking News: Due to the dastadly forecast, this Saturday’s HUB Homer Home opener is rescheduled to Sunday, December 2 – Sunday, we ride! WBL Ride #1 2 December (Saturday): THE HUB HOMER HOME OPENER
Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens)
Time: 10 (window open)
Length: 82 miles / 4 hours
Points: 4 pts. (1 per hour)
Interactive map: https:
Store Stop: Homer (Mile 45)
Finis: No Sprint

11-27-2018 Chicopee Work Party From SORBA NE GA Chicopee Woods Work Party Sunday, Dec. 2, 1-5 pm. Join us Sunday December 2 as we welcome CST Tires to Chicopee! Stick around afterward. We will head to Left Nut Brewing for carbo loading (i.e. enjoy a brew). CST is sponsoring this workparty. We will have a raffle for some CST tires. Tools are provided and everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to negasorba@gmail.com. We will meet at the tool shed in the upper parking lot at 1p.m. for sign-in and a safety briefing. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Bring water, snacks and gloves. Safety glasses and bike helmet are recommended. Volunteer hours count toward a free annual Chicopee parking pass (16 hrs earn a pass). For more info and to RSVP email us negasorba@gmail.com.

11-26-2018 Airport Ride “Activities” I received this email about the start of the Airport ride Sunday. Please note that there has been some concern from the residents near the start of the Airport ride on Sundays. The police have been called. Please respect the neighborhood. I am not sure what the “activities,” are but I’ll include no public nudity, don’t use the bathroom in public, be polite to residents, business customers, and others, don’t be rowdy/noisy, etc. “The residents that live near the airport ride start have been video recording cyclist activities before the start of the ride. They also had the Atlanta police arrive just after the ride start this past Sunday 11/25. They stopped a cyclist, who was running late to the ride, and the residents voiced their lengthy and documented concerns to the police and the cyclist. Please RESPECT the ride start area, and assume your ‘activities’ will be on high resolution film and reported, per the discussion this morning.”

11-25-2018 Tania Castleberry Memorial Underwear Ride Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, 3075 Ronald Reagan Boulevard #502, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Come join us for coffee and donuts Sunday December 9th as we remember our Dear Friend Tania Castleberry. This ride and it’s mission were very dear to Tania’s heart. Please join us with a new package of underwear and or socks to support underprivileged families and children in Forsyth county. For more information, contact 770-886-1175

Neighborhood Advocacy IssuesHi Everyone! I regret that I am not able to get involved in more advocacy issues, especially when they are “neighborhood” issues and not the cycling community at large in the ATL. I recommend you contact the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition if you live in the city of Atlanta, Bike Cobb, Bike Walk Dunwoody, Brookhaven Bike Alliance, Georgia Bikes, Savannah Bicycle Campaign, or your local advocacy organization as well as your county/city council members, county/city mayor/administrator, county/city public works, etc.

11-21-2018 Serenbe CX The Georgia Cyclocross p/b Bike Law and Terrapin Brewing series finale is on December 2 at the gorgeous Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Join GACX and Peachtree Bikes for a super fun day! There will be something for everyone! Register here and save yourself the $10 onsite late fee. Hang around after racing because the series overall awards will be handed out! Highlights for Serenbe include:

-Cowbells for racing participants
-Tshirts for kids race participants. The GACX kids race is always FREE for our future CX racers. Everyone gets a ribbon.
-Tex’s Tacos for awesome food
-Heckle and Handup Zones
-Cozy Fire in the pavilion
-Beer for racers 21+ (sorry, Juniors!)
-MC Tim Huff on the mic calling all of the races
-Did we mention beer?