May 2014 News

5-31-2014 DLV News From the DLV: “June Certification Classes Start on the 12th If you didn’t make it to one of our weekend certification classes in the spring, you’ll still be able to get certified in one of our regular season classes Those classes run over 4 consecutive Thursday evenings.”

Saturday July 12th, 2014 Join us for our second of three Pro Race Series events, when Outback Bikes presents ‘The Omnium’. You can expect to see a great battle out on the track. The best sprinters will do battle against the best endurance riders throughout the evening to see who is the best all-rounder at the Dick Lane Velodrome. 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, This year Outback Bikes will once again be offering free tickets, which will require sign-up on our website for, so keep an eye on our website for the sign-up form for those.

Friday July 11th, 7pm – Parks Law Need for speed Sprints, Free for spectators

5-30-2014 Group Ride Etiquette This is a great read from Reality Bikes about how to behave on a group ride.

Georgia Games MTB Race Press Release: The Georgia Games would like to formally invite you to our 2014 Mountain Biking Championships. This year’s meet will be held at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville, GA on Sunday July 13, 2014.  We are having a professional timing company. All athletes who medal will have the opportunity to represent the state of Georgia at the 2015 State Games of America held in Lincoln, Nebraska. You don’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity for you to improve your riding skills and have some fun! For information and to register, visit

5-29-2014 Racing This Weekend There are only a few things going on this weekend: May 31 All that Jazz Crit, May 31 Junior Track Championships DLV, May 31 Canal Crown MTB TT, May 31-June 1 Rockabilly Gran Prix, June 1 Bicycle Post Crit Saturday and Sunday is the long running mountain bike race Bump N Grind at Oak Mountain State Park in AL. DH and STXC is on Saturday, and XC is on Sunday.

5-28-2014 Silver Comet Paving Paving on the Silver Comet will begin June 2. From the PATH: “The Silver Comet Bridge Repairs are now complete and soon the Cobb DOT will be repaving the Cobb County portion of the Silver Comet Trail starting June 2nd. This will affect the entire stretch of the Silver Comet Trail within Cobb County. Resurfacing will begin in early June and is scheduled for completion before the Labor Day weekend.

The 12.8 mile trail will be repaired and resurfaced in 4 or 5 sections. Each 2 to 3 mile long section will be closed to all traffic for 2 to 3 weeks. Work will include pavement repair, resurfacing, restriping and shoulder restoration making the entire trail look like a brand new trail. Each section will be completely finished and opened before the next 2 to 3 mile section is started and closed. While the Silver Comet will be closed at these construction sites during this time frame, the entire Trail will be completely open on all weekends and Holidays.”

5-26-2014 US Pro Road Race Photos US Pro is done! It was a great weekend of getting to photograph from the Photo Moto! Thanks to everyone for following on Twitter and Facebook! I’m looking forward to 2015! Photos from the road race will be up on my photo site when I have a chance to go through them and to sleep.

With her win in the Road Race, Alison Powers (UHC Pro Cycling) is the first rider ever to hold the crit, TT, and RR National Championships at the same time.

The Men’s break crossing the bridge at the US Pro RR.

5-24-2014 US Pro TT Photos I’m working on getting photos from the US Pro Time Trial up at In the meantime, enjoy these….

Alison Powers (UHC) on her way to winning the US Pro Women’s TT.

Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) was unable to defend her 2013 TT win and was 2nd.

Taylor Phinney (BMC) won the Men’s TT National Championship.

5-23-2014 Arrest Made in Alabama Cycling ThreatsCalhoun County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Piedmont man Thursday after he posted videos of himself online allegedly endangering bicyclists on the roadway, clips that enraged cycling enthusiasts across the country….” Read more at the Anniston Star.

5-22-2014 Hello! Hello to all of you that are new to Southeastern Cycling! We cover racing in the Southeast—road, mountain, and cyclocross. Join us this weekend on @Sadlebred on Twitter and on Facebook as we provide color commentary and photography of the Pro Time Trials on Saturday and the Road Race on Monday.

5-21-2014 US Pro Trish’s Note: OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER SOUTHEASTERN CYCLING will be providing color commentary and social media updates. Follow us at @Sadlebred on Twitter and on Facebook.

Press Release Pro Road Nationals return to Chattanooga this weekend Colorado Springs Colo. (May 21, 2014) — The 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships return to Chattanooga, May 24-26, for the second year of a three-year run. The event will crown men’s and women’s national champions in both the road race and time trial. Last year, Tom Zirbel (Boulder, Colo./Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Specialized-Lululemon) won the men’s and women’s time trials to earn the Stars-and-Stripes jersey, while Jade Wilcoxson (Talent, Ore./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Freddie Rodriguez (Berkeley, Calif./Jelly Belly Pro Cycling) each topped their respective podiums in the road race. All four riders are back in Chattanooga this weekend to defend their titles.

Plus, there is an added incentive…This year, the winners of the men’s and women’s road races on Monday, May 26, will each receive a one-year loan of a 2015 Volkswagen GTI. The all-new seventh generation GTI will be available for sale in the U.S. this summer, featuring a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and an available roof rack for cyclists.

The time trial course will once again be held adjacent to the Volkswagen factory and feature rolling terrain with few turns. Riders will complete two out-and-back runs of 9.5 miles each for a total of 19 miles. The course layout has four turnarounds which will allow spectators to see each rider multiple times.

A challenging new section has been added to the road race course, but downtown Chattanooga and the tough climb up Lookout Mountain will be featured prominently as they were in 2013. The men’s and women’s races will begin with a 5.1-mile start circuit — three circuits for the women and four for the men. The course then takes the riders on a relatively flat run out Broad Street to begin the climb up Ochs Highway. The ascent up Ochs Highway is approximately 2.75 miles and climbs over 1100 feet each lap. The race will pass through Lookout Mountain to Scenic Highway, and return to downtown via Broad Street. Men will complete four laps up the climb, while the women will do two laps. The “long lap” is 16.5 miles in distance.

New for the race this year is the “wall” in North Chattanooga up Kent Street, a one-block section of road with grades of up to 20 percent. The men and women will face this challenge on each of the “long laps” as well as on three shorter 5.4-mile finishing circuits. The course will cross the Market Street Bridge and Veterans Bridge each lap, and spectators will see the riders cross through the start/finish line 11 times during the men’s race and eight times during the women’s race.


The top three women in last year’s time trial and road races are all returning to Chattanooga in search of more hardware. In the time trial, Small, the reigning world championship bronze medalist, will be challenged by 2013 silver medalist Kristin McGrath (Boise, Idaho/TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) and 2013 bronze medalist Allison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./UnitedHealthcare). Also figuring to be in the mix in the race against the clock is 2012 Olympian and 2012 world championship silver medalist Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./Specialized-lululemon).

In the women’s road race, Wilcoxson and teammate Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished in the top two spots last year and will again make a formidable duo on the streets of Chattanooga. Other top competitors include Powers, defending Queen of the Mountain Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare), who was leading last year’s race until a flat tire in the final kilometers derailed her chances, 2013 Most Courageous Rider Taylor Wiles (Fairfax, Calif./Specialized-lululemon), McGrath, Allison Tetrick (Mill Valley, Calif./TWENTY16 Pro Cycling) and 2013 world championship team members Stevens, Andrea Dvorak (Crozet, Va./Team TIBCO-To the Top) and Megan Guarnier (Mountain View, Calif./Boels Dolmans Cycling Team).


Zirbel will face a stiff challenge in defending his time trial title from 2010 national champion and 2012 world silver medalist Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./BMC Racing Team), who did not participate in last year’s race. Also figuring to be near the top of the standings is Joey Rosskopf (Athens, Ga./Hincapie Sportswear Development Team) who is fresh off a silver medal at the Pan American Continental Championships.

Phinney should also challenge defending road race champ Rodriguez on Monday. Other riders who could don the Stars-and-Stripes jersey include defending bronze medalist Kiel Reijnen (Boulder, Colo./UnitedHealthcare), Tom Danielson (Tucson, Ariz.), Ben King (North Garden, Va.) and 2013 world championship team members Matthew Busche (Brevard, N.C./Trek Factory Racing), Peter Stetina (Santa Rosa, Calif./BMC Racing Team) and Alex Howes (Boulder, Colo./Garmin-Sharp).


The racing begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the U.S. Paralympics Para-cycling Time Trial. The elite women are slated to contest the 30.9-kilometer time trial beginning at 11 a.m., with the elite men starting immediately after the women’s race.

The women’s road race opens Monday’s racing at 9 a.m., when they’ll begin their 104-kilometer contest. The USA Cycling Handcycling National Criterium Championship is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. The 165-kilometer pro men’s road race, which begins at 1:30 p.m., caps the event.

5-20-2014 Racing This Weekend Not doing anything this weekend? Come to the US Professional Championship races in Chattanooga! The Rail City Crit is also this weekend in Alabama. Juniors from all over the Southeast will be at Junior Regionals, Metro Atlanta. The SERC #6/GSC #4 heads to the Dauset Trails in Jackson, GA on Sunday. There is also a XC race at Uwharrie in NC.

Atlanta Cycling Festival The Ride and Event Calendar for the Atlanta Cycling Festival has been released! There are rides for all riders and abilities! There are also classes, parties, and more! Oh, yes…and and Alleycat! Southeastern Cycling is a proud sponsor of the Atlanta Cycling Festival!

5-19-2014 US Pro Tour Tracker Follow the 2014 US Pro Championships this weekend LIVE on the Tour Tracker on your phone!

5-18-2014 Silver Comet Ride to AL and Back My friend David “Trini” Magloire is putting together a Silver Comet Ride to the Alabama State Line and back on June 21st. The start will be at the Mavel Rd. trailhead at 7 am. All riders are welcome! Email Trini at david dot magloire at for more information.

Looking Glass Tour & Jerdon Mountain Challenge Press Release:  June 21, 2014 . 50 or 100 mile routes to choose from. Starting and ending in beautiful downtown Brevard, North Carolina, the Looking Glass Tour will lead riders on a fully guided and supported tour of some Transylvania County’s finest roads! Chip timing with King of the Mountain segments, fully supported rest stops with medical and mechanical, and SAG wagons. More information and registration at

Jerndon Mountain Challenge July 26th, 2014. New Course for 2014 – 24 Miles – 3,000′ of elevation gain. This is backcountry racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. This race will run on some of the same trails as the ever popular Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell. The race will still tackle 3,000′ of climbing over 24 miles as you hit some ORAMM highlights like Kitsuma, Star Gap, Heartbreak Ridge and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party on the picturesque Gateway Museum grounds. More information and registration at

5-17-2014 Silver Comet Resurfacing From the Cobb County DOT:  Cobb DOT will be coordinating a resurfacing effort, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, which will affect the entire stretch of the Silver Comet Trail within Cobb County. Resurfacing begins June 2 and will run through Aug. 29. The 12.8 mile trail will be repaired and resurfaced in 4 or 5 sections. Each 2 to 3 mile long section will be closed to all traffic for 2 to 3 weeks. Work will include pavement repair, resurfacing, restriping and shoulder restoration making the entire trail look like a brand new trail. Each section will be completely finished and opened before the next 2 to 3 mile section is started and closed. While the Silver Comet will be closed at these construction sites during this time frame, the entire Trail will be completely open on all weekends and Holidays.

ALL WEEKENDS WILL BE OPEN FOR COMPLETE TRAIL USE. Resurfacing and shoulder repairs will be completed in sections before moving to another section. The first section will be from the Mavell Road Trail head at Mile Post 0 to about Floyd Road Trail head. All work within one closed section must be completed before the contractor is allowed to move into and close the next section. The sections will range from 2 to 5 miles in length depending on access points for equipment and supplies like asphalt and shoulder material.

5-15-2014 Racing This Week Gone Riding heads to Bryson City, NC on Saturday for the 12 Hours of Tsali, MA bit closer to Athens, GA, Chainbuster Racing is putting on the 3 Hours of Hi 5  at Heritage Park. The Southeastern Regional Series (SRS) kicks off with Albany at the SB&T Bike Race Weekend, Two more races for mountain bikers are happening: Skyway Epic 60 Mile Race and the venerable Riverfront Classic XC in Charlotte.

Marietta Ride of Silence From Bike Cobb The Marietta Ride of Silence will be held on May 21st at 7:00 p.m. in honor of or in memory of those who have been struck by a vehicle while riding their bike.  We will again be starting at the Parking Deck just off of the square in Marietta at 191 Lawrence Stree. We need to gather at 6:30 p.m. for the prompt ride start at 7:00 p.m.  The Marietta Police Department will again be escorting us. The Marietta Fire Department will be honoring Sgt.Guinn as we ride by Fire Stations No. 1 and 2 during this event. Among others, this year we will be riding in memory of Sgt.Frank Guinn of the Atlanta Fire Department, and in honor of his Brother-in-law, Andrew Powell.  They were struck by a car while riding their bicycles in preparation for the 70.3 Ironman event in New Orleans.  Andrew is now in rehab at Shepherd Spinal Center here in Atlanta. Members of the Atlanta Fire Department will also be riding with us. I hope that you will come ride with us as we try to convey to and impress upon motorists that they/we need to be more careful of and alert for cyclists as we drive the roads. Trish’s Note: Quite a few other southeastern cities are hosting Rides of Silence. Details can be found here.

5-14-2014 SORBA Woodstock Fundraising From Mountain Goat Adventures: “Dan Thornton Challenged us to raise $4K by the end of June. I’m (Lisa Randall) pitching in $1000 and will pledge another $500 or $50 per SORBA Woodstock volunteer that wants to help out at the June 14th Mountain Goat Adventures Rope Mill Half Marathon. Tasks include the usual stuff…parking, bike patrol/course marshaling, possibly an aid station and maybe a couple of sweeps. Contact me directly if you are interested in helping out. Thanks!” Contact Lisa at lisa at  if you want to help out! Dan and Free Flite Bicycles will match the $4000 if it is raised by $4000!

5-13-2014 SRS Series Kick Off Press Release: We are proud to announce the 2014 Southeast Regional Series! It is no mystery that the Southeast states house some of the best riders and teams in the country. The Southeast Regional Series (SRS) provides you, the undiscovered talent of the Southeast, a stage to shine and, well, be discovered! SRS allows modestly budgeted Elite & Amateur level cycling teams the opportunity to focus on an affordable series and chase a Championship. With the full backing of USA Cycling, reasonable driving distances and challenging courses designed to attract National level competition, we have made it easy for Team Directors to plan their 2014 calendar.

Event Schedule: May 17-18: Albany, GA, June 14-15: Huntsville, AL, July 19-20: Asheville, NC, August 9-10: Knoxville, TN, September 13-14: Greenville, SC

SRS Event Categories:
Men: Pro 1/2, Category 3, Category 4, Category 5
Women: Pro 1/2/3, Category 4
Masters Categories: 35+ 1/2/3, 35+ (4/5), 50+ (open)
Juniors (boys and girls): 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18

Begin, Believe, Become in Albany, GA! The City of Albany has returned as the kickoff host city for SRS in 2014! A city steeped in cycling tradition, Albany will welcome you with a flat and fast criterium course covering the sweet spot of downtown, followed by Sunday’s road race routing through the rolling terrain of Leesburg, GA with smooth paved roads and beautiful southern scenery.

Road Titans 300 Cycling Challenge Press Release This November, a premiere cycling experience promises to turn the tough into Titans, combining one of the most ambitious cycling challenges south of the Mason-Dixon Line with a course that winds through one of National Geographic’s “Destinations of a Lifetime”. The ROAD TITANS 300+ CYCLING CHALLENGE in South Carolina’s Oconee County will offer participants –elite professionals and amateur enthusiasts alike- an opportunity to contest the limits of their endurance and explore one of the nation’s most beautiful places. In recent years, the world of endurance events has been swept by a wave of innovative outdoor race- like experiences, where both weekend warriors and hardcore elites share road and trail and -by feet or tire- they push their physical limits. With a passion for healthy living, fitness, and endurance sports, Jan Michael Ramery, Event Producer for C-Com Group envisioned creating something that was much more than a bike ride. “With ROAD TITANS 300+ CYCLING CHALLENGE we wanted to create a personal as well as a collective journey, so riders could connect and share the experience of attesting to their limits of endurance,” says Ramery. “What’s truly unique about this cycling event is that it offers amateurs a professional-level experience and atmosphere with a challenging route fit for elite athletes and a spectacular course in the Blue Ridge Mountains.” Alex Kellum, Captain of Clemson University’s Elite Cycling Team, designed the course with the professional cyclist in mind, assuring it was filled with natural beauty, carving through Oconee’s most beautiful places, like the 400-foot Whitewater Falls and the Jocassee Gorges, among many other sights.

The participants of ROAD TITANS 300+ CYCLING CHALLENGE WILL be tested in threes -three days, more than 300 miles, and reaching an elevation of over 30,000 ft. The event will be held on November 7-9 and will offer family and friends an opportunity to explore South Carolina’s quaint towns and entertainment scene, as well as celebrate with their Titans at the finish line. There will be food and festivities for all to enjoy, while excelling participants will receive prizes which include cash awards. Event organizers forewarn that spots are limited; early registration is recommended. For more information and to register today.

5-12-2014 Ride with the Falcons GM Ride with the Falcons GM (Directeur Sportif for us cyclists) on Friday for Bike to Work Day. The ride is about 40 miles to the Falcons Training Camp in Hall County. Sign up here. “Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff will participate in National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 16. Dimitroff will ride from Buckhead at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at the Falcons Flowery Branch Practice Facility between 10 and 11 a.m., covering approximately 40 miles. The Falcons will also host a shorter ride covering approximately nine miles from Buckhead to the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. Both routes will begin at the Peach Shopping Center at 2900 Peachtree Rd NW. Dimitroff will lead the long route with members of the Falcons front office and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition leading the short route. Riders can join Dimitroff and the Falcons by signing up at and posting a comment under the local challenge ( indicating whether they plan on joining the long or short route. Registration is encouraged for planning purposes: the long route will end with a Rookie Mini Camp practice viewing, lunch, and a van ride back to Buckhead. The short route will make stops at the Midtown and Downtown bike to work day energizer stations and end with music and snacks at the Georgia Dome.”

5-8-2014 Racing This Week Since Sunday is Mother’s Day, the racing calendar is a bit light this weekend. Saturday is the  The Keirin East Point at the DLV, The Keirin is always entertaining! Entry is $5/person or $10/family. There will be food available for sale, and it’s yummy! Saturday is a fundraiser for SORBA Woodstock– Blanket’s Creek XC.

5-7-2014 Bike to Work Week It’s National Bike Month, and this week is National Bike to Work Week. May 16th the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will celebrate with several events. They will be offering “bike trains” and “energizer stations” with refreshments at Woodruff Park, Decatur, and the Midtown Alliance.

5-6-2014 Topview Sports Update From Topview Sports: Junior Regional Championships New race for 2014 that will pit the top riders from the Southeast against each other in a winner takes all format. The Junior Flyers and Frazier Cycling have partnered together with TopView Sports to deliver the Southeast Junior Regional Championship.  This championship will feature two days of racing, and will give riders the opportunity to test themselves before the USA Cycling Amateur National Championships in July.  The Regional Championship will see competitors as young as 9 years old and go all the way to age limit of 18 years of age. The USA Cycling sanctioned event will offer a criterium on Saturday, May 24th.  The West Oak course is one of the most popular group ride locations in the Atlanta area, and will deliver a fast race course for the riders to race on.  The road race on Sunday, May 25th will feature a rolling route that will challenge riders and crown a worthy champion.  The road race will also serve as the state road race championship for juniors in the state of Georgia.

July 23-27 Georgia Cycling Gran Prix TopView Sports again returns to the Roads of Georgia for the 8th Annual Georgia Cycling Gran Prix.  We are pleased to bring back all of our same venues from 2012 and 2013. We have improved some of the categories so that Cat 3 riders will race alone each day. We have increased some race distances for all categories so make this week long race experience even better in 2014. We are pleased to bring back the FAMOUS Road Atlanta Circuit race as the signature course for the GCGP. This week

Aug 2-3 Duluth Twilight –  Road Race Gwinnett TopView Sports again returns to the Roads of Georgia for the 8th Annual Georgia Cycling Gran Prix. We are pleased to bring back all of our same venues from 2012 and 2013.

5-5-2014 Blanket’s Creek XC From Mountain Goat Adventures: The weather is looking good for the second running of the Blankets Creek Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, presented by Free-Flite Bicycles, on May 10th. We will offer first timer, beginner, sport and expert categories with prizes a minimum of three deep in each category/age division. You may pre-register in person on Thursday May 8th from 4 pm to 7 pm at Free-Flite Bicycles in Marietta (Canton Rd Location) and still receive a tech shirt with your entry. Those who prefer to register on race day will also pay $40, however NO SHIRT is included in the race day registration. Please help us plan for your attendance by pre-registering.

We are working to raise the bar on XC mountain bike racing. Pre-registration includes one of our sweet wicking tech shirts – one you’ll actually want to wear (not use as a chain rag), as well as chip timing with INSTANT results (Trish’s note: results really are instant! Lisa and Co. have tablets set up that you can see results on the second you cross the finish line!), great sponsor prizes and sponsor swag, enthusiastic SORBA volunteers and bike patrol support, and post race snacks. No special racing license is required to participate in this event. Cash Payout for minimum of Top 5 Overall Expert Men and Top 3 Overall Expert Women! Loads of great sponsor prizes and gift cards as well so come help take it off our hands!  Please help us help SORBA Woodstock by making plans to attend this event. Your participation ensures that we are able to keep attracting high level sponsors and to keep monetary donations high to support trail maintenance and construction at Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park.

Chainbuster Racing 3 Hours of Hi-5 – May 17th at Heritage Park Our friends at Chainbuster Racing have a new challenge for you! The brand new 3 Hours of Hi-5 Mountain Bike Series will kick off at Heritage Park in Watkinsville GA. The race course consists of twisty, single track that loops around unique Georgia forest. This course will present you with technical downhills and wide creek crossings. Chain Buster is proud to be partnered with the SORBA Athens Chapter on this event and fundraiser. The Heritage Park event is the first in a series of four races. Solo and team divisions are available.

Pedal for Pets From the Promoter: Preregistration is progressing for the 2014 Pedal For Pets ride from Senoia. This year the ride is on Saturday July 12, and starts from the UMC on Bridge Street in Senoia. The 100 mile route has been revamped somewhat. It is still scenic and has some rolling hills in southern Coweta County. The 30 mile route has been redone as well and riders will find that there are far fewer hills and less traveled roads. The 66 mile route remains the same. The family friendly 8 mile route will have a ride leader. Roll out times are 7:00 for the 100, 8:00 for the 30 & 66. 8:30 for the Family Friendly route. To register go to the Southside Cycling web site at Click the Pedal for Pets icon and follow the steps.

5-4-2014 Girls Mountain Bike Clinic Prissy Tomboy and Sorella Cycling will be hosting a mountain bike clinic for girls in high school and younger. It will be May 24th 9 am to noon at Blanket’s Creek in Canton, GA. Emails Sharon Anderson sharonmanderson at for more information.

Oakwood Circuit Race The Healthy Newton Omnium (GA) has been cancelled. Feed Your Dingo will have a circuit race on Sat., June 7th in Oakwood, GA, which is near Gainesville. Details are now up!

5-2-2014 Tour De Oconee Press Release: The 2014 Tour d’Oconee – Ride The Lion is Back! On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM try out your whip on the Lion of Oconee. The ride: 62 miles with 2,850 ft of climbs! There are optional routes of 17, 25, & 35 miles all with great SAG stops. A portion of the course is timed. If you want to be timed you MUST let them know when you register. The Td’O Central party (start & finish) returns to Tifosi Optics world headquarters with the big tent and and La Parrilla will be there with a Fajita Bar ($5 per plate … cash only)! Kids are FREE! We allow kids (under 17 years of age as of 5/10/14) to ride and run the Tour d’Oconee for free as long as they’re accompanied by at least 1 paying adult!  A t-shirt is only guaranteed for pre-registered riders. Hats are also available this year. Bring your own cooler / Parking is free at the event 9:00 AM – Ride

Trek Demo There will be a Trek Factory Mountain Bike Demo Saturday, May 10th, 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Trek Factory MTB Demo, Allatoona Creek, 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd., Acworth, GA. – 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd., Acworth, GA  …  Take I-75N to Exit 267B, second Canton Conn exit, Hwy 5, exit circle in 2/10’s exit RIGHT onto N Cobb, US-41N; drive 9.4 mi turn LEFT onto Mars Hill; drive 1.5 mi turn RIGHT onto County Line/Old Stilesboro; drive 8/10 to FIRST RIGHT onto Old Stilesboro; destination on right.

5-1-2014 Racing This Week Speedweek Crits continue on Thursday with the Beaufort Criterium, Friday with the Downtown Spartanburg Criterium  Saturday with the Gaffney Crit.  Dirty Spokes puts on their annual 3/6 Hour Ft. Yargo race on Saturday. Also on Saturday is the  Pisgah MTB Adventure Race.  Cross country races this weekend include AMBS Attack on Swayback Harbison State Forest XC, abd CCORS Henderson Pond Trail XC. Sunday roadies head to NC for the NoDa Grand Prix.

Morgan Brown (Novo Nordisk) leads the Women’s pack on the backside of the Roswell course.

4-27-2014 Roswell Photos Photos from the Roswell Crit will be up by Tuesday morning at

Tina Pic (Fearless Femme wins the Roswell Pro Women’s Crit.