5-31-2013 Healthy Newton Omnium The Healthy Newton Omnium returns to Newton County June 6-7. Newton County is less than 30 miles east of Atlanta. The HNO showcases the great low traffic riding that riders in Newton County Love. You can see 200 year old mansions in town or 200 hundred year old farm houses out where we ride and race. Goals for this race are to raise money for our Newton Trails efforts and safe road markings. Online registration ends 10:01 PM EDT June 6, 2013. $5 late fee per on site reg. https://www.edgereg.com/registration/event/1012
6 Hour Race to Sunset at Blankets Creek From Mountain Goat Adventures: “The weather is heating up and that means we’re getting close to this year’s 6 Hour Race to Sunset at Blankets Creek, presented by OutSpokin’ Bicycles! The new parking lot construction is nearing completion, leaving us with an improved venue for this event with more parking and more pit areas. Join us for what will be the party of the summer! The festivities kick off at noon on August 3rd, with sponsors, music, and pit setup. The race begins at 3 pm and ends at 9 pm. The race will feature solo, 2 and 3 person divisions and the course will consist of a 7 mile loop including the “Mini” VMT loop and all of the Dwelling Trail. Prizes will be awarded a minimum of 3 deep in all categories with cash going a minimum of 5 deep in Men’s Expert and 3 deep in Women’s Expert. All female solo riders who podium will receive a gift card courtesy of Van Michael Salons! Entry includes a soft and comfy event shirt, swag bag, and a coveted 16 oz. Belgian Style Beverage Glass with event logo. We’ll also be giving away our custom goat medals to the top 3 and our podium shirts to all first place finishers. Start training now, because you know your kids/spouse/partner will want one! The first 100 people who register will receive a vehicle pass to park in the Blankets Creek Parking Lot. Register early and show up late – we’ll hold your spot and you won’t have to tote your gear over from River Church. Online Registration is available here, or you can print a mail-in form. Please help us support our local trails by making plans to attend this event. Our goal is to raise $20,000 through our 2013 events for the Rope Mill Trail Fund, to help build a new 5.5 mile trail on the north side of Rope Mill Park. Your participation makes it happen, so thanks to the nearly 300 racers that came out last year. We look forward to seeing you again.
National Trails Day National Trails Day is June 1, and several of the SORBA Chapters are having work parties.
SORBA Atlanta will host a work party at Allatoona Creek Park from 9 am to 1 pm. Meet at the Old Stilesboro parking lot bathrooms. Lunch will be provided, and there will have door prizes! They will be doing corridor clearing for a new 4 mile trail. Loppers and/or bow saws will be the primary tools used. If you have either please bring them with you.
Gainesville Work Party “Join us for a morning of trail maintenance and fellowship at North Georgia College and State University-Gainesville Campus. Please arrive at the Sorba tool shed located in front of the campus security office next to the trailhead by 8:45a.m. for sign-in. We will work from 9-1pm. Lunch will be provided. No experience is necessary. Bring closed toed shoes, water, work gloves, snack, etc. Stinging insects are active at this time of year. If you have a severe allergic reaction to stings please bring your Epi-Pen or other device. This is an industry discount site. These trails are home to the Tumbling Creek mountain bike race held in the fall. Let’s show the college administration we appreciate the opportunity to have these trails. Help with our planning by signing up for this event on Facebook at Gainesville Sorba.”
Big Creek Work Party From RAMBO will host a Big Creek Work Party from 9 am to 1 pm on June 8th.
MTB TTs RAMBO will host the annual Summer Time Trial Series at Big Creek on June 12, July 10, and Aug. 14. The first rider starts at 6 pm, and the last rider is off at 8 pm. Prizes will be given for the series overall, which is 2 of 3 races. Racers must be SORBA/IMBA members, and you can sign up for membership onsite.
RAMBO Summer Time Trial Series
5-30-2013 Racing This Week The Georgia Junior Track Championships come to the Dick Lane Velodrome on Saturday. The Rockabilly Gran Prix, hits Jackson, TN for a weekend of road racing. June 2 is the annual mountain bike cross country race Bump N Grind. BUMP will host downhill events on Friday and STXC on Saturday as well. If you are in NC, check out the Uwharrie XC.
Andrew Pray Memorial Ride NGCA is hosting the Andrew Pray Memorial Ride June 1st at the West Ridge Church in Hiram, GA. Donations will be accepted for the Andrew Pray Memorial Fund, which benefits his widow and children. Andrew was killed in November 2012 when he was hit by a bus while riding near Red Top Mountain. Ride Flyer.
24 Hours of Georgia Cancelled Do to unforeseen circumstances Dirty Spokes and Chain Buster Racing will no longer be holding the 24 Hours of Georgia mountain bike race. They appreciate each and everyone one of you for your support and participation in this event.
The women come down the main street in Chattanooga.
5-28-2013 Women’s Track Certification Class A Women only certification clinic will take place at Giordana Velodrome on June 15th, followed by race certification for those who qualifies the same afternoon. To register go to www.giordanavelodrome.com and follow the E-track link.
Classic Bike Ride Postponed Reality Bikes has had to postpone the Classic Bike Ride that was scheduled for June 1. The new date will be in the fall. If you would like an invitation, please email Duncan@realitybikes.com. I will post the new date as soon as I have it.
More US Pro Photos
The Pro Women cross over one of the bridges that span the Tennessee River.
The Pro Men go over the first bridge on the course
Trish hard at work on the photo moto at US Pro. Cycle expertly driven by Kevin Green. Courtesy of Dean Lyons, one of the moto riders.
5-27-2013 US Pro I went to the US Professional Cycling Championships in Chattanooga today. For the first time ever, the women raced on the same course on the same day as the men. It was a great day! I’ll be sharing some photos over the next few days. I was lucky enough to shoot both races from the photo moto. If anyone has a pic of me on the photo moto, I’d love to have it!
Jade Wilcoxson (Optum) won the Women’s US Professional Road Race Championships
“Fast Freddie” Rodriguez (Jelly Belly) took home his fourth national road race championship.
Jason McCartney (Bissell) leads a chase group up Lookout Mountain.
5-26-2013 Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day SORBA Paulding is participating in Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on June 1 at Mt. Tabor Park. The events start at 9 am. There will be a time trial for everyone, group rides, good, and volunteer recognition.
5-25-2013 Atlanta Bike Share It looks like a BikeShare may be coming to Atlanta!
Rome Handcycle Races The Clocktower Hand Cycle Stage Race is coming to Rome, GA next weekend. It is the only timed stage race in the World for hand cyclists. “This four-day/five-stage race includes a 6K hill climb, a Criterium, a 58K Road Race, a 10K time trial and team relay. Sanctioned by US Handcycling as one of five premier events in their prestigious National Racing Series, this event attracts a highly competitive field of athletes, including members of the US & International Paralympic Teams, disabled veterans, novice and elite parathletes. Proceeds are used to purchase adaptive bikes for local youth. “
5-24-2013 SB&T Race Weekend From the Promoter: May 25-26th SB&T Bike Race Weekend Dear Racers and Spectators,
We have a few helpful tips to the weekends events! Friday, ALL racers are able to check in at the host hotel, the Wingate by Windham at 2735 Dawson Road, Albany GA 31707 between the hours of 7:00 -10:00 PM. with no late registration fee. To learn detailed information of your race courses, awards, event payouts, points systems, etc. click the link and download the Race Information Guide: http://www.srs-racing.com/georgia.php Saturday, Spring Fest will kick off at 10:00 AM in Downtown Albany. Spring Fest includes: live performances from The Levee School of Music, family activities like painting in the Art Park, kids activities and games in the Flint River Quarium Lot. Expect great food to eat right around the corner from the criterium course! Post Criterium & Road Race days expect to find your results posted on the USACycling.org website under event permit # 2013-686. Additional Results for the Southeast Regional Series Points Competitions can be found always on www.srs-racing.com on the left side of the homepage designated Leaderboard.
We are looking forward to the mid eighty degree temperatures and a full weekend of racing!
5-22-2013 Reality Bikes Ride From Reality Bikes regarding their Wed. Ride: Very Important! Wednesday ride announcement:
It is very important that all ride groups ride 2 abreast from the shop and through town. CPD has made it clear to us that they intend to start writing tickets to violators of the 2 abreast law. We also want to remind you to please be respectful during any interaction with our local law enforcement. We need to work with them and not against them so being polite and cooperative is important. If there are any issues with regard to a complaint please deal with it after the fact and not while representing the cycling community on the road. Please do not be shy about reminding your fellow cyclists on the ride about this request. Failing to ride 2 abreast through town may result in the group being pulled over by police, disrupting everyone’s ride. The ride is always neutral until we cross over Spot Rd anyway so lets all agree to keep things organized and get everyone safely through the light at Spot Rd before officially starting the ride.
Jackson Brevet From Robert Wilhite, the promoter: 4th Annual Jackson Co. Brevet, June 15, 2013 (Braselton, GA) LIMITED to 1,500 riders. www.jacksonbrevet.com firstname.lastname@example.org
22/39/64/100 mile options w/full SAG support. Rolling and super fast flats (w/a few climbs) on smooth roads thru Jackson Co. Rest Stop Contest: you vote the ‘Best Decorated’. Winning Volunteers get Dave & Buster’s Night Out. BEST marked routes. Faster century route vs last year means more Sub-4hr century finishers and faster times for everyone.
“Aplastic Anemia can take my bride Kelly at any time. Your support/participation helps us to literally force a change to a 27-yr old, outdated treatment, giving Kelly and all others w/AA a fighting chance.” Robert Wilhite, Founder
– Huge raffle w/over $6000 in items, including 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 3 road bike
– Event t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by May 23rd)
– Incredible After-Ride meal
– Special Surprise Presentation at Ride Start, hosted by Lt Gov Casey Cagle.
– NEW 2013 Event Cycling Apparel by Hincapie Sportwear
– WIN a Zipp 404 Carbon Clincher wheelset (3 sets available)
– Pre-Registration ends June 4th. Fees go up $10 after that date.
Savannah Century Welcome to our new advertiser, the Savannah Century! The Savannah Century weekend offers 3 rides! Saturday is the Hendrix Park ride with options of 31 and 53 miles on country roads. It’s a great warm up to Sunday’s century. Saturday night is the Midnight Garden ride hosted by the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. The main event, the Big Bridge Ride, is on Sunday. Options are for 25, 37, 56, 69 and 103 miles! All rides except the 25 miler go over the lovely Talmadge Bridge. Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook.
Ride with Kenda-5 Hour Energy Cycleworks in Duluth is hosting a ride with two of the pros from the Kenda-5 Hour Energy team, which is based in Dahlonega. The ride starts today at 6:30 from their Duluth location. The ride average is 21 mph.
Juniors Only From the promoter: The Junior Flyers Cycling Team is organizing a Juniors Only Criterium on August 10, 2013. They will have Junior Categories of U10, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 CAT5 Juniors ONLY, CAT4 Juniors Only and CAT2-3 Juniors Only. They will also have one Masters over 40 race for the parents. Being Aug. 10 it will be summer vacation for all. Make plans and come visit Roswell, Georgia.
5-21-2013 Blanket’s Creek Closed SORBA Woodstock reports that Blanket’s Creek will be closed Wednesday through Friday as the contractor finishes heavy grading on the new parking lot. Anyone wanting to ride up that way may wish to go to Rope Mill.
Atlanta Cycling Sale Atlanta Cycling is having their annual summer road bike sale. Up to $400 off select bikes!
US Pro Championships The US Professional Cycling Championships are this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. The time trial is on Saturday, and the road race is on Monday. For the first time ever, the women will race as well as the men. USA Cycling will be using the Tour Tracker, so that everyone can follow the races all weekend. US Pro is so close to Atlanta. It’s worth checking out!
Racing This Weekend Cyclocross comes to Asheville, NC on Friday night at the Mountain Sports Festival . The Southeastern Regional Series starts in Albany, GA, The SERC mountain bike series goes to Dauset Trails.
5-19-2013 Healthy Newton Omnium From Jim Behning, the promoter: Third Annual Healthy Newton Omnium June 8 and 9, 2013 to benefit Newton Trails
The 2013 edition of the Healthy Newton Omnium is ready for you! Newton County is less than 30 miles east of Atlanta. The volunteers of Healthy Newton are generally from Rockdale, Newton, Morgan and Walton counties. We put on races and benefit rides in our counties showcasing the great low traffic riding we love. You can see 200 year old mansions in town or 200 hundred year old farm houses out where we ride and race. Goals for this race are to raise money for our Newton Trails efforts and safe road markings. This year we have two sponsoring USAC clubs. Ctown Racing which has helped the first two years and Grindstone Racing. Volunteers from the two sponsoring clubs and help from Newton Trails, Covington Conyers Cycling Club aka C4 and the Conyers-Rockdale Bike & Trail Coalition will be in various positions. The race is quite junior friendly where a junior can choose to race the junior classes which are generally shorter than the open classes but on the same roads. It is also masters Cat 4-5 friendly. The masters Cat 1-3 have their own races.
Course description: All races are in Newton County just a few miles east of Atlanta south of I-20. The Saturday morning time trial is a rolling course on the east side of the county just east of Highway 11 south of I-20. You are in the Brick Store voting district. Less than a mile northeast of the TT start is the old historic stagecoach brick store off 278. We start at Crossroads Baptist and ride towards Newborn past some subdivisions and row crop farms. The junior course is 7.5 miles out and back. The adult course is about 14.2 miles out and back. The start is a gentle downhill and rolls up and down until you turn back. That last kilometer is all uphill and is payback for that fast start you enjoyed.
If you take the scenic route to the crit course you could drive past some mansions on Floyd Street near Downtown Covington with the historic courthouse in the square. Lots of good eateries around the square. The Saturday afternoon crit course is ten minutes west of the square. Located on the west edge of Newton County just south of I-20 in a subdivision with no houses. No traffic and good pavement. A unique course about a kilometer in length. How many crits have you done with one turn? That left turn is after a gentle climb past the finish line.
The Sunday road race is back over towards the east side of the county in Downtown Newborn off Highway 142. About 28 miles long. Lots of gentle rollers, false flats, turns and a few punchy short steep climbs. Newton County Deputies at all major turns or road crossings. Junior course is a shorter version with the same start and finish. Downtown Newborn has at least one eatery open and possibly two if a remodeling project gets done in time for the race.
Omnium info: You have to do all three races to be in contention. We pay three deep for the money classes. Prizes or medals for the prizes and medals classes. Scoring: elapsed time for all three events.
We will try to avoid any combining of classes. Last year we had a good turnout so there was never a concern about combined classes. Minimum class size of 5. No mixing of women’s and men’s classes. Note that the USA Cycling rules say the Cat 5 race has a limit of 50 riders. Preregistration is a big help. Avoid the day of registration fee. Online registration ends 10:01 PM EDT June 6, 2013. $5 late fee per on site reg.
5-18-2013 More International Wins Saturday Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie Development Team) of Decatur won the first stage of the Paris Arras race in France. Congratulations, Joey!
5-16-2013 Coldwater Mountain Trail The last week has been spent updating Southeastern Cycling, dealing with a bunch of stuff in my personal life, and getting ready to start a new job next week. I decided to take a day off and go mountain bike somewhere I’d never been before. Since I may want to do a race out there later this summer, I chose Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, AL. The trail system is slated to have 60 miles once completed. Right now there are about 15 miles of trails including a 9 mile Advanced loop called Bomb Dog. The first part of the trail is typical machine cut singletrack on the Mama Bear and Papa Bear trails. About 2/3 of the way up the climb to Bomb Dog, the trail yields to one of the rockiest trails I have ridden including Snake Creek Gap. Some of the rock garden make the Snake look tame. The climbing on the loop can be relentless, but none of it is really bad. There are only a couple of steep sections. The 3 mile downhill is the highlight of the trail. I was expecting it to be really fast, but it wasn’t. There are more rock gardens, some table top-like jumps, and several other obstacles. It was fun but challenging. The Bomb Dog loop ends with a 1.2 mile climb to the parking lot. There are porta-potties in the parking area, but there is no water at the trailhead.
Views of the valley from atop Coldwater Mountain
Rocks, Rocks, and more rocks at Coldwater Mountain
5-15-2012...and the Tuesday Night Crit Rolled On Thank you so much to Gary Daniels for organizing the Marietta Police to stop traffic at turn 1, so that the 25 year old Tuesday Night Crit could continue! Please remember to make a $5 donation towards the cost of the police officer, which is almost $150 PER NIGHT. This is an ongoing cost that one person cannot be expected to carry alone. If you did not pay this week, put in a few extra dollars next week. If everyone gives $5, the cost is covered. Be sure to “Like” the Tuesday Night Crit Facebook Page to keep up with the latest information.
Georgia Games From the Georgia Games: The Georgia Games would like to formally invite all cyclists to our 2013 Cycling Championship Series. This summer we will be holding our Road Race Championship on Saturday, July 6th, 2013. This route will take our riders through the towns of Fairmount, Rydal and White, Georgia. Our Criterium and Time Trial Races will follow on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 in Marietta, Georgia. For more information and to register, please visit www.georgiagames.org. Online and paper registration options are available. The Time Trial entry fee is $15.00. The Road Race and Criterium entry fees are $27.00 per person and $21.00 per junior rider. An official Georgia Games T-Shirt will be awarded to all participants, with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals being awarded to the division winners, as well as a Yellow Jersey to each division winner! Omnium Awards will also be awarded this year based on cyclists who participate in all three races!
Women’s Happy Hour Peachtree Bikes is hosting a women’s mountain biking Happy Hour this Friday at Sope Creek at 6:15. If you would like to attend, RSVP on the Facebook Event Page.
5-14-2013 Blanket’s Creek Work Party There will be a work party at Blanket’s Creek on Sat., May 18 from 9:00 am to noon. Work will be done on VMT.
5-13-2013 Photos Fixed I fixed the photos at the top of the page. They were causing the text to jump around.
Marietta Tuesday Night Crit After last week’s shutdown by the Marietta police, Gary Daniels has arranged for an officer to be at the Turn 1 stop sign to stop oncoming traffic for cyclists from 5;30-8:00 pm. He is asking everyone that rides to contribute $5 towards the cost of the police officer, which is about $40/hour. He will have a sign in sheet. Please bring $5! Anyone riding outside of the time the officer is there MUST stop at the stop sign! Please do your part and help pay for the officer, or the crit could be shut down for good! Go “Like” the Marietta Tuesday Night Crit Facebook Page.
In International News In International News, Atlantan Oscar Clark of the Hincapie Sportswear Development Team won the 5th stage of the Fleche Du Sud stage race in France on Sunday. Joey Rosskopf got 3rd overall on the GC. The Hincapie Sportswear Development Team captured the overall team competition as well. Way to go guys! On the ladies side, the Louis Garneau Factory Team is heading to Canada this weekend to race in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau. Then they will be heading to the US Pro Championships in Chattanooga, TN over Memorial Day Weekend. They wrap up their road trip with the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic.
5-12-2013 DLV Photos Even though the Keirin wound up being rained out, I got some good photos early on. They are up at http://sadlebred.smugmug.com.
5-11-2013 Georgia Games From the Georgia Games: The Georgia Games would like to formally invite you to our 2013 Mountain Biking Championship. This year’s event will be held on July 14 at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA. For information or to register, please go to www.georgiagames.org. There will be the option to register online or by hardcopy, with a deadline of July 1, 2013. The early entry fee is $25.00; however, any registrations past the deadline will be charged an additional fee of $5.00. This is a professionally operated event, sanctioned by the State of Georgia. A complimentary t-shirt will be provided for all participants as well as gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in each division.
5-10-2013 Photos The photo slide show at the top of the page is now working. Look for photos from recent events. Will your photo show up?
Free Tickets to the DLV Want free tickets to the DLV’s The Keirin this Saturday? Go “Like” Ethic, Inc. on Facebook and fill out the form at the bottom. They will email the first 100 people free tickets.
SORBA Woodstock Theft According to a post on the SORBA Woodstock Facebook page from Jay Wilkes, the chapter president, thieves broke into the storage shed at Blanket’s Creek yesterday. They stole $4000 worth of club equipment including the Dingo trailer, 2 chainsaws, a generator, a backpack blower, and radios. A police report has been filed, and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office is investigating. SORBA Woodstock did not have property insurance. If you would like to donate to SORBA Woodstock to help replace the equipment, leave a donation in the box at Blanket’s Creek or go here.
Bike to Work Day Bike to Work Day is May 17. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition & other organizations will have two Energizer Stations. the City of Decatur will be outside the Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street) from 7-10 am with coffee, pastries, and snack bars. Central Atlanta Progress will set up at Woodruff Park from 7:30-9 am with snacks. There will also be “Bike Trains” to the CDC and Emory.
It turns out some prominent Atlantans love to bike commute when they get a chance too! You’re invited to join Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff on his commute from Buckhead to the Georgia Dome this Bike to Work Day. Let’s Rise up & Bike to Work with Thomas May 17! There may even be a few of these fabulous retro jerseys for sale.
Eventbrite – Rise Up & Bike to Work with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff
The suggested donation of $30 gets you a one-year membership with your Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and supports bike advocacy, education, safety, and community-building events like Atlanta Streets Alive! Riders will meet at 7 AM at the Publix shopping center (2365 Peachtree Rd NE) and roll out of the shop at 7:30 AM, arriving at the Dome around 8:30 AM. The Atlanta Falcons will provide SAG (Support And Gear), drinks, and snacks for riders. Local bike shops will be on hand for last minute adjustments.
5-9-2013 Alpha Bikes MTB Rides From Alpha Bikes (All rides are at Big Creek in Roswell):
Monday A/B Group Rides – For advanced and intermediate mountain bike riders. We will ride at a moderate to brisk pace and do one to three laps of Big Creek as well as climb and session the freeride area and pump tracks. We’ll also visit a few other trail systems as well as do a ramble now and again. Meet up at main trailhead kiosk. These are drop rides.
Thursday Skills Rides – For later-stage beginner to intermediate riders. Each session we will concentrate on one or more key skills areas: picking lines and cornering; cleaning technical trail features (TTFs); jumps; pump track; some racing techniques. We will practice as a group in several areas of the park and then you can choose to hit the XC trails or keep sessioning an area. Meet up by restrooms in North parking lot.
Saturday Beginner Rides – For those brand new to the sport. Basic skills, drills and short loops. Pre-teens with geared 20” and 24” mountain bikes are very welcome. Meet up by restrooms in North parking lot. These are no drop rides.
-All rides start to finish will be about 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
-Mountain bike riding is not without its dangers. All riders ride at their own risk.
-There are no fees for these rides and all are welcome.
-Be nice if you could throw a buck or two in the donation pipe at the trailhead for RAMBO.
-Whiners old and young will be sent home to their parents.
Sorella Women’s Ride (Trish’s note: All women are welcome! Please leave the guys at home.) Join ride leader Julia Bryant out at Stone Mountain on the 13th and 27th of May for this women’s only ride.
Monday Night Women’s Only Beginner Ride — Spring/Summer
Typically the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
Time: 6:30 pm (Please arrive at by 6:15 to get ready.)
Where: Stone Mountain
This is an easy to medium paced ride (12-15mph) of around 10-15 miles. This is a great ride for anyone who is looking to get into road biking. If you don’t have a road bike yet, but have a hybrid bike, you are still welcome to come on this ride. No one will be left behind (no drop). All women are welcome, members and non-members. Meet in Stone Mountain Village Parking lot @ the gazebo, see map http://goo.gl/maps/0uCz0. Alternative parking if the first lot is full: park next to City of Stone Mountain welcome center (caboose), by PATH http://goo.gl/maps/1HGsH.
There are three rules:
1) You must have a bicycle in operating condition.
2) You must be able to ride that bicycle.
3) You must wear a helmet.
US Pro Volunteers The US Professional Cycling Championships are being held in Chattanooga over Memorial Day Weekend. They are looking for volunteers for the entire weekend. If you are interested in helping, check out their Facebook page. To register to volunteer, go here. They need course marshalls, security, VIP Hospitality Tent, and anti-doping chaperones. For more information about US Pro, see USA Cycling’s site. Southeastern Cycling will be at the road races that Monday capturing all of the action.
5-8-2013 New Site The feedback for the new site has been great so far! Thanks, everyone!
Crit Busted Apparently, the Marietta Police stopped the Tuesday Night Crit before it got started last night. There is some discussion about making it an official training ride and hiring an off duty police offer to man the “stop sign corner” at turn 1. If you do the TNC, you can join in the discussion on the Southeastern Cycling Facebook Page.
Keirin at the DLV This Saturday night is The Keirin presented by Ethic, Inc. at the Dick Lane Velodrome. Racing begins at 3:00 pm with the Pro racing at 6:00. Spectators are $5/individual or $10 for the entire family. Don’t miss out on the fast action of the Keirin! Southeastern Cycling will be taking photos!
5-7-2013 Notice anything different? Notice anything different? That’s right! The new website has launched! I am very excited about it! There are a few things to clean up and update over the next week. More changes are coming! I’ll be adding some updated photos to the top of the site. On the calendar page, I will add back the TBRA races and update some of the other ones. I’ll also be adding some other exciting things! Be on the look out! Have feedback? Send me an email at email@example.com.
Sandy Springs Photos I will be uploading photos from Sandy Springs for a few days. In the meantime, enjoy some that I took on cyclingnews.com.
5-6-2013 Sandy Springs Photos I took over 1000 photos at Sandy Springs. They are going to take me a while to go through. As I can, I will post them to http://sadlebred.smugmug.com.
5-4-2013 DLV News Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’ May 11th
Join us for our first of three Pro Race Series events, when Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’. A japanese event based on pure speed, the Keirin will feature six speedsters on the track at a time as the best sprinters go head to head on the track in a blur of speed and excitement. It’s a speed the whole family will enjoy, eat from our great concession stand and enjoy the home of track cycling in Atlanta. Read all about it here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html And if you’re on the fence about attending, those that do attend will get the chance to see this guy in action for the first time at the DLV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuQnBiOqjh8 And keep an eye on our website for a free ticket offer that Ethic is currently cooking up!
2013 Pro Race Series
Saturday May 11th – Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’
Friday May 10th – Maxxis Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday July 13th – Outback Bikes presents ‘The Omnium’
Friday July 10th – Parks Law Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday September 7th – Batdorf & Bronson Velodrome Cup
Friday September 6th – Need for Speed Sprints
We’ve set the dates and made some art, so be sure to add these dates to your calendars and come out for a great time! See our fantastic looking poster over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/content/2013/03/2013-pro-race-series-poster.html
We Need Volunteers!! We are looking for a few more folks to round out our volunteer crew for the upcoming Pro Race Series event, Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’. If you think you can help us out at any time during the day on Saturday please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org . We have shifts available for set-up between 11am and 3pm, early afternoon shift from 2:30 to 6pm and evening shifts from 5:30pm to 9pm
New Merchandise Items Available It turns out that we may have gottena little carried away with adding new and different merchandise items this year, so we’ve got to get some of our new gear moving. But don’t worry, we tried to make all of it look and file great while you are out there repping the DLV. You can go to our online store to see those items: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/store.html. The breakdown of what is new: First time ever DLV kits (already sold out Small sizes), 2013 DickLaneVelo special edition t-shirts, New Caps, New DeFeet socks and of course fantastic tasting Batdorf & Bronson coffee is back in stock!
Coming Soon: GA State Junior Track Championships Coming back for 2013 and the fourth time that we’ve ever done it, we’ll be hosting a Junior Track Championships. This race day will follow a format with some similarities to the Junior National Championship events for each division of Juniors. State Championships will be awarded for Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Omnium Champions, although the event will be open to all riders from any state. Read all about it: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/juniorchamps.html
The East Point Velodrome Association, Inc. (EPVA), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, care and growth of the Dick Lane Velodrome, located in East Point, Georgia. The EPVA conducts Youth Service Activities for the children at no cost to the city or state. These activities include our highly acclaimed Bicycle Little League (for kids 8-12), Summer Camps (kids 13-16), and Bicycle Safety Clinics. In addition, to raising bicycle safety awareness, these programs promote physical health and wellness, teamwork and individual growth through the sport and positive alternatives to drugs and gangs. These pioneering grass-root programs will hopefully ignite positive changes in kids and in competitive cycling in the U.S.
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5-2-2013 Brownwood Bike Rally Ok, ladies, the Brownwood Bike Rally is having podiums for the Women’s A and Women’s B on Saturday! Let’s show up and support the great Kid’s Club!!! We will race with the men but will have a separate podium. Southeastern Cycling is happy to support the Brownwood Bike Rally!
Where is Southeastern Cycling? Where will Southeastern Cycling be this weekend? I’ll be at the Brownwood Bike Rally on Saturday and will be shooting at Sandy Springs on Sunday!
Latest GBRA News From GBRA: Next GCS Event: Sandy Springs Challenge, May 5th
Athens Terrapin Twilight has been run and won by this point and the Georgia Championship Series will head over to Sandy Springs on May 5th for the Sandy Springs Chalenge. The tight technical course will suit those with great bike handling skills, and spectators will be able to enjoy the Taste of Sandy Springs presented by Gas South. Local participating restaurants will be showing of their wares during the days activities. Details can be seen on the event website: http://sandyspringschallenge.org/?page_id=3
Current GCS Standings After Terrapin Twilight Criterium We’ve got things moving faster here in the GBRA headquarters, and the point standings have been updated after the Terrapin Twilight Criterium. Be sure to check through the results, and let us know if your results need adjusting, or if you have any quesitons about how things are looking there, email email@example.com Here’s the link to the standings: http://gacycling.org/gcsstandings.
Dick Lane Velodrome Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’ Join us for our first of three Pro Race Series events, when Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’. A japanese event based on pure speed, the Keirin will feature six speedsters on the track at a time as the best sprinters go head to head on the track in a blur of speed and excitement. It’s a speed the whole family will enjoy, eat from our great concession stand and enjoy the home of track cycling in Atlanta. The only time where cycling with NO BRAKES is considered fun! Racing starts at 3pm for racers, Main Events kick off from 6pm for spectators. $5 Spectator Entry $10 for Families Spectator Information: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/spectator-prs.html
SB&T Albany Bike Race Weekend, May 25th and 26th 2013 After the speedweek races conclude with the Sandy Springs Challenge, everyone will be able to take a nice breather before we ramp up again for the next stop on the GSC series when we head to Albany for the SB&T Albany Biek Race Weekend. The weekend will feature a full round of Criteriums on Saturday and Road Races on Sunday. Info for the race can be found over here: http://swagger.gobike1.com/site/events/albanyrace/
Ride with the Falcons General Manager! From the Atlanta Bicycle Coaltion: National Bike to Work Day with Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Friday, May 17
Meet at 7 AM, ride at 7:30 AM RISE UP and ride with Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition on Thomas’s commute from Buckhead to the Georgia Dome. The Atlanta Falcons will provide SAG (Support And Gear), drinks, and snacks for riders. Local bike shops will be on hand in case riders need any last minute adjustments.
ABC members ride free; nonmembers are welcome to join the ride (and ABC!) for $30. Sign up and see the route here. Trish’s Note: It’s Bike to Work Month, and the ABC has several activities planned. See the calendar on their website.
GA 400 Century This year’s GA 400 Ride is going to be even a better one. We start at SKY ZONE in Roswell. The organizers have heard you and are responding. Expect more porta-johns at rest stops, more water, more ice, a variety of finish line food, new sponsor Power Bar gels and bars, Pre-ride packet pickup with better day of registration, a NEW 45 mile route, a flatter 22 mile route, a 101 mile route without a huge 19% hill at mile 40, distance staging at the start, soon a new logo, a great new shirt and of course more smiling faces!
5th Annual RIDE YOUR BIKE ON GA 400
Registration is now OPEN
Sunday June 30th, 2013 at SKY ZONE
Youth 12 and up $20, Adult $35 until June 9th
Or in person at Roswell Bicycles!
Starting Temperature will be nice. Ride rain or shine!
Arrive Early (before 5:45) because there are more people this year.
Day of Registration is $50 Adult $30 Youth (12-18) $50 Day of Registration! So register now and save $15! The ride is being hosted by the Junior Flyers Youth cycling team http://www.juniorflyers.org and Bike Roswell http://www.bikeroswell.com. We will have a grand ole time planned again at the finish with live music and food, only better. This year we are working to fight childhood obesity two wheels at a time. We are looking for (5) 12 year olds to expose to cycling and are offering registration scholarships and bikes to keep. Tell your friends and bring your neighbors to ride their bikes on GA400!
Heart of NC Omnium Heart of North Carolina Omnium, Albemarle – Asheboro – Albemarle May 3 – 5, 2013 $13,000+ in Cash Prizes! Charlotte Sports Cycling is proud to announce we are teaming up with the City of Albemarle, City of Asheboro and Town of Denton for an exciting three days of bike racing with the Heart of North Carolina Omnium! The first two days will showcase criterium races on relatively flat, fast courses, in two beautiful North Carolina downtown settings! Day three will change things up as the cyclists will hit the Davidson County roads for an 18 mile loop with several tough climbs. The start and finish of the road race will be in the Town of Denton.
Adam Little Memorial Criterium – Friday, May 3
Asheboro In Motion Criterium – Saturday, May 4
Denton Tour de Kale Road Race – Sunday, May 5
OVER $13,000 CASH PRIZES Individual Race and Overall Prize Money. For more info or course maps, visit the www.heartofncrace.com
Kiwanis Ride The Kiwanis Club of McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City, GA is sponsoring its first annual bike ride through scenic Fayette County on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Start point is the Hopewell Methodist Church, 351 Jenkins Rd, Tyrone (across from Sandy Creek HS). 62 mile and 33 mile bike routes are available. Registration fee: $35 for individual riders and $30 for teams of 10 or more. Registration and information at Kiwanis62.com. Commemorative tee shirts are available for the first 150 riders. SAG wagon and three rest stops are available.
Kiwanis Club supports children around the world making a difference one child at a time. POC for this ride is Mary Deutsch at bltng at comcast.net.