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August 2022 News

News for 8-14-2022
Second Annual Walk/Ride For the Brave – A charity ride benefiting local veterans in need

Press Release
Cobb Thanks You For Your Service is holding its second annual Walk For The Brave, with this year’s event including a cycling route! This is a no-drop group charity ride that begins in Glover Park, Marietta Square. Check-in starts at 0800 and the ride gets underway at 0830. The route travels along the Mountain to River Trail route on Kennesaw Avenue to the visitors center at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park and winds back to the Square for a total of 8.2 miles. The route for this ride is currently posted on Strava. Registration is $22 and includes a commemorative T-Shirt. 100% of the funds raised directly benefit local veterans in need though prepared packages of food and other essential items. Cycling participants are restricted to people aged 18 and older, however several walking routes are offered for families as part of the event. Please see our links below for more information. Date/Time: Saturday, November 5 Check-in begins at 0800. The ride departs at 0830. Register on our official site or on BikeReg.

News for 8-12-2022
Marietta Resident Receives Lifetime Ban from USADA

From Cyclingnews.com
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Wednesday that Jackson “Huntley” Nash, of Marietta, Georgia, had received a lifetime ban after an investigation revealed evidence of multiple anti-doping rule violations.

USADA said it started the investigation into the US cyclist after receiving information from a whistleblower in December of 2021.

“This is yet another case that demonstrates the power of investigations in the shared fight to protect sport and athletes’ rights,” USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart said in a statement.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/lifetime-ban-for-jackson-huntley-nash-after-usada-investigation/

News for 8-10-2022
Lake Russell Work Party

From Biking Lake Russell
There will be a mountain bike trail work party on Saturday, Aug. 13 8:45am-1:00pm. We will be working on replacing a bridge on the Rhododendron Trail. We’ll be moving materials to the site and helping assemble the bridge. The Forest Service will supply all materials and tools required for this project.The Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championships are being hosted by Piedmont University October 1-2 and a couple of the events will be held at Lake Russell. One event will be held on the Rhododendron Trail and we need to have the bridge replaced prior to that. This is a great opportunity to showcase our community and the potential of our trails at Lake Russell. See full details at the Facebook event page.

News for 8-5-2022
2022 FALL EVENTS AT BLANKETS CREEK AND ROPE MILL PARK – REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 10TH!

From Mountain Goat Adventures
Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race presented by Free-Flite Bicycles – October 1, 2022 at Blankets Creek Trails in Canton, GA! REGISTER BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 10TH PRICE INCREASE! Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Race presented by Free-Flite Bicycles on October 1st! Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the 6 Hour Race. Start getting your teams together! The 3 Hour Option has a TON of categories for those who wish to ride 3 hours solo, as well as a one and two lap option for junior riders who aren’t ready for a full 3 hour event. Sign up early as this event sold out in 2020 and 2021! Medals and sponsor prizes 3 deep in all 6 Hour categories, podium shirts for all first place finishers in 6 Hour Categories. Medals 3 deep in all 3 Hour categories. Prizes 3 deep for 3 Hour Expert Classes. The 2022 race course will be ridden CLOCKWISE on both Dwelling and VMT. This was the same course used in 2021 and riders really enjoyed it, so we are bringing it back for 2022!

Rope Mill 3.3 Mile Trail Run and Dirty Duathlon presented by Northside Hospital – Cherokee – November 12, 2022 at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA!
Join us for our SORBA Woodstock Season Finale at Rope Mill Park! This is everyone’s favorite event where you can race as a solo or on a team. Pair up with your spouse or kids! The opening bike loop will be 5.5 miles on the Mill Trails, followed by a 3.3 mile trail run on Explorer, and finally a 5.5 mile bike on the Avalanche Trails. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the duathlon. We will be using traditional mountain bike race categories, as we have done in the past, to help alleviate congestion on the opening bike loop. The run is short enough that those who do not typically run still have plenty of time to start training! All participants receive a super comfy t-shirt and those that register by October 14th also receive a commemorative coffee mug. Prizes and awards presented to the top 3 in each duathlon category. Post race snacks and water available. HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ONLY WANT TO RUN? We are also offering a separate 3.3 mile trail run on the Explorer Trails at this event for those who would prefer to just participate in a run. Please make plans to join us for this classic fall event as we bring our 2022 season to a close!

Volunteer Opportunities and Trail Work Parties!
We are partnering with SORBA Woodstock to bring you these events. SORBA Woodstock has built and maintains the trails at both Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park. These events serve as major fundraisersfor the Chapter – please come out and show your support by either racing or volunteering! Want to volunteer at these events for SORBA Woodstock? We need you! Please send an email directly to lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com with your shirt size and availability. Volunteers are needed for registration, parking, course marshaling and bike patrol. Want to help work on your local trails? Visit the SORBA Woodstock Website and view the calendar for work party dates and locations. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water. SORBA Woodstock provides the rest. This is a chance to help give back to the trails. SORBA Woodstock could not maintain our wonderful trails without the help of a small army of generous volunteers like you!

News for 8-4-2022
Discount Code for Semper Fi Century

Want to save $10 off registration for the Semper Fi Century? Use code SECYCLING22. The price goes up 8-31. The Carroll County Cycling Club and Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Co. Presents: The 2nd Annual Semper Fi Century for Toys for Tots Cycling Event, Toy Drive and Oktoberfest Celebration, Three (3) road route options and two (2) gravel/mixed surface route options (new for 2022!)
Each Registration Includes: -Fully supported rest stops approximately every 20 miles – SAG support -High Quality event T-Shirt -Live music, including a polka band! (Trish’s Note: OMG! POLKA BAND!!) -Food trucks on site to provide post ride meal! -Shaved ice truck on site to provide a post ride treat!
-Great libations available from Printer’s Ale, including the area’s finest selection of craft beer, including special Oktoberfest selections!

Outback Bicycles is Hiring!
From Outback Bicycles
We are hiring for all positions at the bike shop! Send resume/application requests to outbackbikes@aol.com or stop in Little 5 points 484 Moreland Ave.

News for 8-2-2022
Georgia Cross Schedule

The Georgia Cyclocross Series has announced the 2022 schedule. The races will look familiar to those that did the series last year. There will be some exciting changes, so keep an eye on social media in the next few weeks! GACX Facebook GACX Instagram

2022 Georgia Cyclocross Series
Oct. 2  Elks Aidmore CX, Covington, GA
Oct. 9 Grant Park, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 16 Boundary Waters CX, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 30 Psycho-Cross at the Dick Lane Velodrome, East Point, GA
Nov. 6 Middle Georgia State University CX, Macon, GA
Nov. 13 Nash Farm CX Georgia State CX Championship, Hampton, GA
Dec. 3 Across the Beeriers CX, Athens, GA Georgia Cross Season Finale

News for 8-1-2022
Oestreich wins Elite Keirin National Championship

Annalise Oestreich (The Shop Racing) won the Elite Keirin National Championship at the Elite and Juniors National Championships at the Valley Preferred Velodrome in Trexlertown, PA on Saturday. This marks the first Elite National Championship for a rider from the Dick Lane Velodrome in a while (yeah, that’s specific, I know). Annalise has been knocking on the door of an Elite National Championships for several years. She’s known as being a both a good sprinter and a tactician. Leia Genis (The Shop Racing) was on the podium in 3rd for the Elite Women’s Sprints. Congratulations Ladies! Well deserved! Matthew Crabbe (Mission Devo Cycling) was on 4 podiums in the 13-14 age group and 4th in the Omnium.


Annalise Oestreich won the Keirin National Championships. Photo courtesy of Mark Oestreich.

News for 7-28-2022
Georgia Grinduro

From Topview Sports
Gravel Riding, Gravel Grinding or Adventure Riding….if these words excite you Come ride with us at the Georgia Gravel Grinduro p/b Panaracer on Saturday, October 29th.Where: 590 Edelweiss Strausse, Helen, GA 30545
Who: All riders with a Gravel, Cross or Mountain Bike… No License required, What: 3 Course Options- 23, 33 or 68 miles. Pretty simple- easy or hard, pick your poison. The Grinduro day of events will be fully supported, staffed and permitted with local government and police. There will be professionally chip timed KOM Segments, fully stocked Aid Stations, partially marked courses and amazing friendly competition. Click the link below for great info!

https://sites.google.com/view/georgiagravelgrinduro/home?authuser=0

If you are pre-registered, please ignore this email. Bikereg will not allow us to pull out pre-registered riders. We can’t wait to see you there!

News for 7-26-2022
Summer Track Class at the Dick Lane Velodrome

From Brian Sullivan, the class leader
Spin to win! The mid-summer certification session takes place this upcoming weekend of July 30-31 (1-4pm each day). The class is designed to certify new riders for track training and racing. Bikes are provided.
More details can be found here https://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/certification/ Riders who have taken the class in the past are welcome to sit in for a refresher. If you’ve completed the class before and want to join us, email me at brian at dicklanevelodrome.com.

News for 7-23-2022
Chattahoochee Hills Group Ride Problems
Please read if you ride in Chatt Hills-gravel or road!
From Wayne Whitesides, a property owner down there, cyclist, and promoter of the Union City Fondo
Dear cyclists who ride in Chattahoochee Hills.
Just keeping you up to speed to some grumblings happening down here. If you ride here, chances are you know how great it is and more and more of you are realizing how great it is.
However, that means the locals are getting a little rowdy with said volume of cyclists. Can I please ask a few things that keep coming up. Not all, but some that are very vocal.

  1. If you’re in a group, please get your group to ride two abreast when possible. Just try it. That’s the law and if we’re following the law, then those who want to complain have nothing to complain about. (I understand that they’re probably not following the law when they pass)
    Most roads are not very congested but there are some – Hutcheson Ferry, Tommy Lee Cook, Roscoe Rd (South of Roscoe) that can be a little busy. Let’s try to be on our best behaviour on these roads.
  2. If you’re riding with a buddy or two, please be courteous to the traffic behind you. Please move to single file if you can and when safe, or at least get close to each other. And for some of you maybe start practicing riding closer together. I come across a good number of riders with one on the shoulder and one hugging the yellow line. Yes, technically that is two abreast, but it’s also kind of a dick move.
  3. Please only ride on public roads. Venturing off into someones private drive or property is a recipe for disaster and gets the dander up on even the most tolerant local. (Trust me I live on one of these private drives and I hear about it a good bit)
  4. Gravel: just be aware that if you are taking up the road on a bend, a car coming around that bend is not anticipating you.
    5.— just added — please be more cautious at stop signs. This is the second biggest complaint. Just because you got through the stop sign before the car did, does not mean your buddies did as well and most likely you just made an enemy from said motorist who uses “they don’t stop at stop signs” as their excuse to get everyone else all worked up.
    Let’s keep Chatt Hills fun for everyone. Please and thank you.