March 2023 News

News for 3-23-2023
Allatoona Work Party

From MTB Atlanta
Allatoona Work Party Saturday, March 25 9am-Noon 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, GA 30101. We’ll be building a couple bridges and blazing trail on a brand new yet to be named trail. Come lend a hand and maybe help us figure out a name. Each month we get together to give back to the trails at Allatoona Creek Park by hosting a work party to perform trail maintenance work to keep the trails at the park in top shape! Meet at the main parking lot at Stilesboro Rd. and be ready to go at 9. Wear warm clothes, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, a pack, water and snacks. We provide lunch, tools, trail knowledge and a ton of STOKE!

News for 3-22-2023
Kitsbow Clothing Closes
From Bike Rumor
“From the highs of new products today, to the lows of harsh economic realities: Kitsbow has just announced that they are closing up shop. The news was dropped on their Instagram page along with a lengthy letter from the current CEO David Billstrom on their website.

The news comes as a big shock after recent announcements like new flannel fits, and an apparel store to buy and sell used gear. The news also comes just over a year after a major corporate restructuring…” Read the full article.

Kitsbow is/was a mtb clothing manufacturer in Old Fort, NC that still made their clothing in Western NC.

News for 3-17-2023
Fox MTB Trail Public Days

From Prima Tappa
Beginning April 8th, each Saturday in April we will open the Fox MTB trails to the public leading up to our race on Saturday, May 6th. 8am-noon each day. $ 5.00 Min Donation. Must sign Waiver. 7.5 Miles of trail open. Helmet required. All riders must stay on trail (No Exploring). Course is counter clockwise. This event takes place from the field out front and not inside the track.Ride within your ability. No riders entering trail after 12 noon. 100% proceeds go to your local middle & high school mountain bike teams!

NorthBEAST Crit Time Change
From Topview Sports
There will be a 2 hour Delay for the Piedmont NorthBEAST Cycling Classic CRITERIUM (SUNDAY Only). It will be pretty chilly early that morning so we will start the racing at 10am so the Collegiate riders don’t freeze. The Saturday Schedule remains unchanged. There will not be another flyer posted. Simply view this flyer and add 2 hours to find your updated start time for SUNDAY ONLY.

News for 3-15-2023
Trail Build Day Lakeshore Bike Park
From MTB Atlanta
Trail Build Day at Lakeshore Bike Park, Sunday, March 26 1-4pm. Join us for a Trail Build Day at Lakeshore Bike Park in Carrolton from 1-4. Meet at the parking lot in front of the ball fields in front of the Lakeshore Rec Center. Look for the MTB Atlanta flag to see where to park. We will be doing general clean up of the new construction to prepare the park for opening. Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring a pack, water, snacks, gloves and your epic pen if you are allergic to bees.

Sope Creek Sweep the Hooch
From MTB Atlanta
Sweep the Hooch at Sope Creek, Sat., March 25, 2023 8:30am-noon Every year we partner with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to do maintenance on the trails at Sope Creek and Cochran Shoals. You must register for this event here:

News for 3-14-2023
Georgia Criteria Season

From the East Point Track Club
It’s just about Criterium season! The East Point Track Club has you covered this spring with five incredible options we’ve partnered with to help put on. There will be three brand-new races and two “old and comfortable hats” that we hope you still love as much as we do.

Newnan Criterium Rock & Roll Criterium – April 15th
First up, EPTC has partnered with Bike Coweta and the City of Newnan for this spectacular crit course, and they’re going all out to make this first-year event absolutely jaw-dropping. Seriously! They may have even included a kitchen sink. Please put this event on your radar. This race will be a true Downtown Criterium, racing around the courthouse with two long straightaways, falling down and then back up with four fast corners. You’ll fly past the start finish on one side and listen to live music on the backstretch. If you’re not excited about this event, you should be, seriously! Let’s say seriously one more time, just because we’re so excited. The Criterium is part of a full line-up of events, which can be found on the Bike Coweta website.

Thanks to the ATL Airport District, this will be Spin the District’s 5th year as part of Speed Week, and we’ve made a few significant changes that keep upping the anty on Speed Week. So keep reading, or since it’s Spin, and you already know it’s fantasmagical!

Union City Criterium – April 25
Welcome, Union City, to the Criterium scene, with a scorching flat, three-corner, mid-week, twilight Crit. You’ll be going from zero to Mach One over and over again. (Ok, not zero, and not Mach One, but the course is a power rider’s dream.) We’re throwing a Disco Block Party with music, food trucks, and games to keep the energy high. (Luckily, you’ll have Wednesday off from racing, so you can kick back a little with a few Arches – Spin All Day Lagers)

Hapeville Criterium – April 29
We moved Hapeville back to last weekend to keep the party on the Southside all weekend. The day will feature the same fast, technical, six-ish corner crit course as before, just with more party thrown in to make you want to go that much faster! We have tweaked the schedule a touch, so make sure to look at the times.

College Park Criterium – April 30
Like in past years, Speed Week will be crowning the king and queen of the south racing scene with the College Park Criterium. It will be the same five-corner course, with a rip-roaring downhill and grueling uphill finish. And, like Hapeville, the only big change will be the party. This year, we’re throwing a Bayou Block Party with a crawfish boil to entice more spectators. In addition, we’ll have food trucks if mudbugs aren’t your jam, an artist market/bike expo, music, games, and more.

Peachtree Corners
Curiosity Lab Criterium – April 26
New to Speed Week, we’ve been working to develop this new twilight crit that will be pretty unique. Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab are going all in and will feature an array of innovative technologies currently being deployed to help protect vulnerable road users (VRUs). This event will also showcase the VRU safety technology of tomorrow. The course is a 1.2-mile dumbbell finishing in front of Peachtree Corners City Hall.

News for 3-13-2023
Tucker Ride Ask

When congregating for our beloved Tucker ride on Saturdays, please make sure to not block the entrance to the Corner Cup Cafe (CCC) on Main Street…or any other business for that matter. This business and others welcomes our crazy group to use downtown as a starting point, we just need to be respectful of their operations.

Updates for a few days
I am sick, so I may not update much this week til I feel better. 🙁

News for 3-11-2023
Daylight Saving Time

It’s every cyclist’s favorite time of year! Daylight Saving Time! Group ride time! I am starting to update the rides page. It usually takes me a few weeks. If you know of a ride update, please contact me!

News for 3-8-2023
Move For Grady to Raise Funds for Grady Health System

Press Relwase
ATLANTA – Move For Grady, the Ride, Run, or Walk event formerly VeloCity, is returning on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Five cycling routes (10-, 25-, 50-, 65-, or 100 miles) and two run/walk routes (5k or 10k) are available for registrants. All funds raised will directly support Grady Health System, the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, to ensure equitable access to care for all in the community regardless of ability to pay.

Registrants can expect breakfast and coffee before starting their routes. Each route is fully supported and will have plenty of rest stops for riders, runners, and walkers. After completing their routes, registrants can enjoy a Finish Line Celebration with lunch, drinks, and live music. Outdoor activities include a Kid’s Dash and an adventure zone for the whole family to enjoy.

Registration fees vary based on the selected event, including parking, breakfast, route/course support, the Finish Line Celebration, and the official 2023 t-shirt. Virtual options are also available for participants.

To register, visit and for questions, reach out to

Move For Grady
Saturday, May 6, 2023
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bouckaert Farm
9445 Browns Lake Road
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30213

News for 3-7-2023
Blanket’s Creek Work Party

From SORBA Woodstock
Come join us for the March work party at Blanket’s Creek Saturday, March 18, 9am-1pm. We’ll be doing finishing work on Gnarnia, prepping the trails for Summer, and making other specific improvements. Bring sturdy boots and plenty of water. Lunch is provided.

Curiosity Lab Criterium
From City of Peachtree Corners, GA Facebook Post
The Curiosity Lab Criterium 2023 bike race On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, professional cyclists will descend on Technology Parkway as part of “Speed Week” and participate in a series of races on the streets of Peachtree Corners within the living laboratory environment of Curiosity Lab. The 6-race series will begin at 3:30 PM with the women’s amateur division and conclude with the men’s professional division beginning at 8:10 PM. The Speed Week Series is a premier week-long event on the USA Cycling professional circuit that draws cyclists from around the world, including Olympic Medalists as well as world and national champions. In 2022, the professional men’s and women’s events drew cyclists from 36 states and 19 countries. Bring the whole family and enjoy the racing, the food trucks, and the exhibits featuring new cycling and safety technologies. Bring a bike for your little ones as we will hold kids’ races at 5:45 pm (in three age categories of 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8) along a 100-yard flat course in front of city hall. Parking information and other event details will be released closer to the event. Save the date and pedal your way out to the fun.

News for 3-3-2023
Charleston Park Work Party
Charleston Park Work Party
, Sat., March 11, 9 am-1 pm Join us on March 11th to provide some TLC to the high erosion areas of the trail. Look forward to seeing you there.

News for 3-2-2023
Dick Lane Velodrome New Rider Class
From Brian Sullivan and the DLV
The first 2023 track certification session will take place the weekend of March 25-26 (1 to 4pm each day). The two-day class is designed to certify new riders for track training and racing. We’ll cover all of the basics. No previous track or fixed gear experience is needed. Bikes are provided. The session is perfect for cyclists interesting in giving track racing a try. Or, for those who are just curious and want to experience the velodrome’s banking on a real track bike. Riders who have taken the class in the past are welcome to sit in for a refresher. If you’ve previously completed the class and want to join us, email: brian at Cost is $60 including a rental bike. Helmets are required. Full details:

News for 3-1-2023
Dick Lane Velodrome Workday
From the DLV
Workday coming Saturday, March 4th with a rain date of March 5th Hello DLV enthusiasts! We have our first DLV workday scheduled for Sat March 4th at 10am to 4pm.
We have 4 projects to undertake:
1)Clean out concessions and bike room
2)Leaves from behind concessions and bike room moved to curb
3)Pressure wash outside of boards from turn 1 to turn 4
4)Bike Room bike issues identification and fixed if possible
Please signup for a task you would enjoy:
Two workdays equals $50 off a DLV season pass! Please feel free to join us any part of the day! We can use the help! Also we are looking for 3 crew leaders! Please email if you have an area of expertise in these assignments and feel comfortable leading a group of volunteers.

SORBA Hiring Development Director
SORBA is Hiring a Development Director Are you a passionate mountain biker with a knack for fundraising and developing relationships? We are looking to hire a Development Director to assume full responsibility for the implementation of the annual and multiyear development plan as part of our full-time staff at SORBA. This remote position is available immediately and will remain open until the job is filled. This position provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen your experience in nonprofit development, build a strong network in the southeast, and work for an organization building incredible mountain bike communities throughout the region. Diversity is highly valued within the organization, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must reside or plan to relocate within the region that SORBA covers.

It’s quiet on The SE Cycling Front

It’s been quiet around here the last week. Really quiet for news! I’ve been working on updating all of the calendars behind the scenes. I hope everyone was able to make it to the Bearings Bike Works swap meet on Saturday! I wish I could have been there, but I had a prior obligation. I heard that the Border Wars Gravel Event was really muddy since it rained out past Roopville, GA much of the day. It’s a great event if you like to gravel ride, check it out next year! Barman cooks lunch. ‘Nuff said.

News for 2-15-2022
Bearing Bike Works Swap Meet

From Bearings
Bearings’ biggest cycling sale yet is less than two weeks away! Come shop our Swap Meet on February 25th from 9-12 and score amazing deals on new and used gear, apparel, parts, components, bikes, and more from Bearings and other local vendors. While you shop, you’ll have the chance to learn more about Bearings’ youth programs and 2023 events, grab some fresh coffee (first 50 shoppers get a free coffee on Bearings!), and spin our prize wheel to win fun swag!

Want to sell with us? Are you interested in selling your own gear or bikes to a large customer base? Are you part of a cycling group or bike shop that would like to share information and connect with attendees at this event? We’d love to have you participate! You can rent a table to sell your gear or parts for just $20, purchase a spot in our monitored bike corral to sell your bike for $10, or sign up to share info about your cycling group or club at no charge! Email for more info, or click below to register now.

REGISTER Join us for a group ride! Hoping to get a ride in the morning of the Swap Meet? We’ve got you covered! Bearings friend and volunteer Axel is hosting a group ride for anyone interested! Wheels down from Bearings at 9:30am for an in-town no-drop 20-mile ride.