July 2021 News


Here it is! You’ve been asking for it! The 2021 Georgia Cyclocross Series schedule! We’ll have more information about individual races as the season gets closer!

Oct. 3 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 10 Boundary Waters, Douglasville, GA
Oct. 17 Elks Aidmore CX, Conyers, GA
Oct. 24 Nash Farm CX, Hampton, GA
Oct. 31 Hawkes Creek, Winterville, GA
Nov. 7 Middle Georgia State University, Macon, GA
Nov. 14 Old Grey Barn – State Championships, Rocky Face, GA
Nov. 21 OFF
Nov. 28 OFF
Dec. 4-5 Southern Brewing & Terrapin, Athens, GA GACX Finale

New Division at GACX! We are announcing a new division for 2021. Women 40+ Masters 1/2/3/4, which will be run at the same time as the others Masters races. As we get more women racing and as we try to get MORE female racers we want to offer them as many opportunities to race as possible. Encourage all of your female friends to come out and race this year!



7-26-2021  *****Women’s 1-2-3 $20,000 PURSE AT GRANT PARK!!!!!!!*******  We are excited to announce that this year we are celebrating the Women in cycling and are stoked to share news of our Women’s Pro Cup. We believe women have an important and significant place in this sport we all love. With this we will be running the Women’s Pro race as the finale race of the day, and are raising a $20,000 purse for the ladies! We invite you to join us in honoring all the fast ladies, moms, daughters, sisters and even grandmothers who dedicate themselves to sports, pushing their limits to achieve great things. They are strong and beautiful and we believe they deserve to be recognized! We are 80% to our initial goal of $20k. Come out, race, cheer and contribute to the growing purse! All contributions go towards race payouts, let’s make this the biggest ladies single race payout ever! DM to support the mission! #speedweek #ladiesnight #womenathletes #womeninsports #grantparkcrit

Trish’s Note: I’m speechless! This is amazing! I will be there! My schedule is now cleared to take photos that day. The Grant Park Crit would like me to let everyone know that there are sponsorship opportunities available. You can sponsor the whole race, one race (ex. the Women’s 3/4/5 or Juniors), as a general sponsor for the day, or a prime for a particular race. I know you have $25 or 50 you want to support the Women’s 3/4/5 or Women’s 1/2/3! Southeastern Cycling has will be sponsoring a prime for the Women’s 3/4/5 field. If you are interested, contact me, and I’ll put you in touch with their sponsorship coordinator.

7-23-2021 Youth Cycling League at the DLV From the DLV It’s back! The long-awaited start of Youth Cycling League 2021 is this Monday, July 26. We will have YCL every Monday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 for beginners and 6:30-7:30 for intermediate riders through October 14th. As in years past, we will provide bikes, helmets, water, and lots of fun, but you can also bring your own helmet and water bottle from home. We recommend all riders wear athletic clothing and sneakers with short laces. Other frequently asked questions are answered on the DLV website. Please bring a signed waiver on the first day.

Youth Cycling League Returns

7-21-2021 Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride From Bike Roswell The Mayors Ride is Back! Sunday, August 29, 2021 Ride the fully supported ride in the morning, followed by food, beer and music at the post ride luncheon! Plus every registered rider receives a free ride T-shirt! All proceeds from this ride support bicycle advocacy in Roswell through Bike Roswell! ,a registered 501c3 non-profit organization that advocates for safer cycling options for people of all ages and abilities in Roswell and Georgia! Ride Start and Finish to be located at Roswell’s beautiful City Hall in Downtown Roswell (38 Hill Street Roswell, GA 30075)! Start the ride at the steps of City Hall and enjoy lunch in the shaded grounds with fellow riders including Roswell’s Mayor Lori Henry!b All routes will travel along rolling hills and flat sections as we tour the city of Roswell. Rest stops will be stocked with drinks and snacks. Short Route Challenge: This route is fairly flat, we skip Martin’s Landing!! Bring the whole family for this easy ride. Hills Workout: All of the above, plus 20 more challenging, beautiful miles. Metric Century: Beautiful and challenging, this route is truly memorable. After your ride, enjoy the popular post-ride lunch for all registered riders! Join us for lunch and beverages with food provided by Lucky’s Burger & Brew Roswell and presenting sponsor Top Job Beverage & Events serving your favorite Gate City Brewing Company beverages!

Bike Roswell! Mayor’s Ride 2022

7-19-2021 Blanket’s Creek Closed From SORBA Woodstock Blankets Creek Bike Park will be closed all day Thursday, 7/22 for a production company to film a commercial. The Holler will also be closed and tarped from Tues, 7/20 until filming in complete in Thursday. Thanks.

7-14-2021 Sosebee Cycling Park Donations I received an email donations to the Sosebee Bike Park have been dwindling. The Sosebee family have made additions to the park such as lighting, security cameras and now showers. You can make a donation at the kiosk when you park or online: https://sosebeecyclingpark.com

7-12-2021 Brown’s Mill Trail Work Party From MTB Atlanta Join us at Brown’s Mill Park in Coweta County as we do a Trail Day on Wednesday July 21st from 6-7:30 PM. We will be clearing drains on the Outer Loop and doing corridor clearing through out the system. Meet at the main parking lot at 6 and we will head out. Have a mask, gloves, wear long pants and closed toed shoes and bring a pack, water, snacks, bug spray and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We will have water and snacks. Tools and stoke provided!

7-10-2021 ALL FOR ONE CHARITY RIDE From the promoter The board of the Van Purser Foundation is delighted to announce that its application for the ALL FOR ONE 100 charity ride has been approved by the city of Alpharetta and North Point Community Church. Starting at 7:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from North Point Community Church, it will be a fully organized and supported event, drawing on the approach from its inaugural year of 2019. Your participation in this worthy event and your generosity in supporting the Van Purser Foundation are greatly appreciated. Register today! Trish’s Note: The Van Purser Foundation supports cyclist in their time of need-whether it’s medical, an accident, etc.

Cobb County Children’s MTB Camp From Cobb Parks Cobb Police Department’s park rangers and Cobb PARKS staff are teaming up for a “Mountain Bike Camp.” The camp is for ages 5-11 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 26-29, at Allatoona Creek Park. Participants will learn the core skills needed to enjoy a lifetime of riding safely. Skills include body positioning, bike handling, cornering and how to read and understand terrain. The program will also discuss nutrition, fitness, safety and trail etiquette. The cost is $65 for residents and $97.50 for nonresidents. Registration is open through July 21. To register, visit https://www.cobbcounty.org/parks click on “Register and Reserve,” click the “Outdoor/Nature” tab and select “Mountain Bike Camp” under the “Camps-Nature Camps” tab. Allatoona Creek Park is located at 5690 Old Stilesboro Road NW, Acworth.

7-8-2021 Georgia Games Cycling Cat. 5 Women’s Prizes! From Sorella Cycling The Georgia Games in Road Cycling (and crit and TT) will be separating the results of Category 4 and 5 Women racing this weekend and presenting separate awards (medals) to each category. If you are currently a Cat 5 Woman racer OR have been contemplating racing, this weekend is a good weekend. Sorella Cycling is sponsoring the separate Cat 5 medals, so this can happen. Please share the news with all your cycling friend. This is a great way for grass roots growth of women’s cycling.

Fugly Gravel Bike Ride Postponed *RIDE IS POSTPONED* Ride to Rescue will present the Fugly Gravel Bike Ride. The Fugly Challenge has up to 45 great mountain miles and 5,000 feet of combined climbing. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned rider, this one’s gonna be fun. The ride will leave from the Stamp Creek ranger station in White GA. Get more details at Ride to Rescue.

7-6-2021 Ride for Some Good Trouble From the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club, Dope Pedalers, and other groups. This is a show and go group ride, no registration.

7-1-2021 Dick Lane Velodrome Certification Class From the DLV After a year and 4 months, the DLV track certification classes are back! The first session for 2021 will take place on Saturday/Sunday, July 31 – August 1. Each segment of the class will run from 1pm to 4pm. (weather permitting) The class is designed to certify new riders for track training and racing. It’s also a fun way for anyone curious about the track to enjoy and experience the velodrome firsthand. Given the recent closure due to the pandemic, 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, please email brian@dicklanevelodrome.com.

6-30-2021 USA Amateur Road Nationals Southeastern Riders brought home some good results at the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships last weekend. If I missed anyone, contact me, and I’ll add you.
RR Amateur Men Cat. 1 3rd Brock Mason (NGCA Elite)
RR Junior 11-12 1st Men Ryan Crabbe (Mission Source Junior Devo)
RR Amateur Men 2nd Frank Travieso (Excel-City Bikes Racing Team)
TT Junior Men 11-12 3rd Matthew Crabbe
TT Junior Men 17-18 4th TT Senior Men 3rd Brock Mason
RR Junior Men 17-18 3rd Artem Shmidt (Mission Source Junior Devo)
Crit Junior Men 11-12 1st Matthew Crabbe
Crit Men Senior Cat. 1 2nd Frank Travieso

Fools Gold MTB Race Press Release The 2021 Maxxis Tires Fools Gold will be held on September 11, 2021 at the beautiful Montaluce Winery, in Dahlonega, GA. The Fool’s Gold Mountain Bike Races will again offer riders a 38 mile or 60 mile course. Primitive camping is available at Montaluce Winery for Friday and Saturday nights.
Both courses begin at Montaluce Winery and will have approximately 3 miles on pavement, then transition to gravel roads. The 60 mile course begins with a stout 3 mile gravel road climb and takes riders to some great “backcountry style” trails and lesser known roads. The 38 mile course heads directly to the Jones Creek Ridge Singletrack Trail along gravel roads, giving riders the opportunity to space out before hitting nearly 30 miles of fast singletrack.

TONS of good stuff included: ▪ Challenging course that features hard climbs, fast descents and sweet flowy singletrack that you will feel good about finishing. ▪ Cash payout for the Open Men/Open Women’s classes in both the 38 and 60 mile race. ▪ Cash prizes for all first place finishers in the non-open categories in the 60 mile race. Full details on payouts/prizes can be found HERE. ▪ Free Camping at Montaluce Winery! ▪ Terrapin Beer and Moe’s for post-race calorie replenishment! ▪ Highly visible Course Markings and Course Marshals ▪ Finisher awards for all finishers in both races ▪ Custom awards for all podium finishers in both races ▪ Soft and comfy race shirt – size guaranteed if you register by the size deadline of August 28th. ▪ Aid stations with plenty of calories, fluids, mechanical support and first aid supplies.

We are looking for folks who’d like to volunteer for this year’s Fool’s Gold Mountain Bike Race! We take good care of our crew and offer a Fool’s Gold or Southern Cross entry for adults who commit to a 6 hour shift (for yourself or you can earn an entry for a spouse/friend). We need helpers for registration, aid stations, course marshals, as well as at Montaluce Winery and Restaurant to keep an eye on the beer. We also have a limited number of positions available for Friday night registration and post-race help, for folks who want to volunteer AND still race. If you are interested in helping out, please contact lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com and let me know your shirt size, availability and any task preference. Course Marshals and Aid Station helpers will need to have transportation out to their location. Thanks in advance!

6-29-2021 UrbanCross Press Release UrbanCross is a fun, short, closed course blending elements of MTB, CycloCross, and Enduro racing in a two “Moto” format under the night lights of the downtown Cumming Fairgrounds. July 17, 2021. Have fun and be competitive racing just about any type of bike because the course incorporates many cycling disciplines. It is laid out to reward rider skills on multiple surfaces and elevation changes without intimidating the beginners. The start and finish areas will be exciting for spectators under or visible from the covered arena seating. All types of pedal bikes will race together in age, skill, and M/F classifications (MTB vs CX vs FR vs DH vs GRVL, etc). Taking it to another level, the Class 1 electric riders will race in their own skill and M/F classifications. There will be a full range of youth-age classifications including a strider class for the 6 and under riders. First race is at 6:00PM. Sign-up at 3:00PM. Practice at 4:00PM.

The racing format will be an exciting two-moto format from a 20 person wide start line; each moto is a cardio/sprint of 5 to 15 minutes and the lowest two-moto score wins (1pt for 1st, 2pts for 2nd, etc); 2nd-moto is the tiebreaker; a DNF (Did Not Finish) is considered last place points, so don’t quit! The closed course is entirely on the Cumming Fairground property and consists of natural and manmade surfaces. Obstacles may include sand, gravel, grass, slopes, asphalt, concrete, RR ties, sand bags, stairs, etc. Rideable by the average rider and challenging to the Exp/Pros. Racecourse sections and race length may be rerouted in the interest of Age, Safety, Time, and Ability.
If you think you are a fit rider, then enter more than one classification to get an extra bit of cardio/sprint training on a single evening of intense racing.

Mount Tabor Workday From SORBA West Georgia Mount Tabor Workday Saturday July 24 at 9:00 am It’s time for a weed eater and lopper party at Mount Tabor. Come help support one of our Paulding trails.

Allatoona Work Party From SORBA West Georgia July Work Party – Voodoo Feature Fest at Allatoona Creek Park, Sat., July 17 at 9 am Help us rebuild Voodoo bigger and better. We’ll be focusing on repairing all the old features and maybe create a few new obstacles.

6-28-2021 Sope Creek Trail Day From MTB Atlanta Sope Creek Trail Day Saturday July 17 8:45 am-Noon Join us and the Chattahoochee River national Recreation Area for our monthly volunteer trail day at Sope Creek. We will be clearing drains on the lower loop and trimming back the Summer corridor. Meet at the Columns Drive parking lot at 8:45. Have a mask, gloves, wear long pants and closed toed shoes and bring a pack, water, snacks, bug spray and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees.

Sykes Build Party From MTB Atlanta Skyes Park Moon Tower Loop Build Party, Saturday July 24 10 am-1 pm Join us as we do some major work to get Sykes Park new flow line, rock tech line and Moon Tower Loop open. If you love sessional, progressive features then come out and lend a hand!

6-24-2021 Cannongate Build Party From MTB Atlanta Build Party #3- Cannongate Nature Preserve Thursday, July 1 6-7:30 pm Join us to do trail work on our brand new trail build at the newly established Cannongate Nature Preserve in Coweta County with the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land. MTB Atlanta is resuming work parties in limited capacity this season and is using local regulations and CDC guidelines to conduct these events. We will adhere to mask requirements and social distancing at these events. Have a mask, gloves, wear long pants and closed toed shoes and bring a pack, water, snacks, bug spray and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We are excited to get after it and hope to see you there! Tools and stoke provided!

6-22-2021 Revised GA 3 Feet Law July 1 the new 3 Feet Law in Georgia goes into effect. All cyclists should read it and see how it clarifies how a car can pass safely. If you have any friends in Law Enforcement, let them know as well. You can read about the changes here:

House Bill 353 and Changes Effective July 1

6-20-2021 US Pro Breaking News!! Joey Rosskopf (Rally Cycling) has won the men’s road title at the US Professional Championships! He’ll take the Stars and Stripes to Europe with is Rally team. Brent Bookwalter (Bike Excyange) took 2nd. Ian Garrison (Deceunick-Quick Step Floors) was 37th. In the women’s race Atlanta based Unbound Gravel 200 winner Lauren De Crescenzo (Cinch Elite) was 8th. South Carolina stalwart Debbie Milne (Supra Functional Food Bars) was 14th. Tennesee racer Sinead Miller (Nashville Local Cycling) was 22nd. Liv Cyclings Ayesha McGowan was 28th before she heads to Europe later this summer to compete. Congratulations to all those that raced! (Trish’s note: I was supposed to be there photographing this year but had the last minute chance to get LASIK, something I’ve been wanting for years. You can’t rub your eyes for a few weeks, so no looking through the viewfinder of my camera til July. I hope to make it next year!)