October 2021 News

10-23-2021 2022 Race Dates! 2022 Dates are trickling in. I’ve updated the mountain and gravel calendar. Don’t expect to see any road til late Feb.-March 2022. That’s normal. Promoter or anyone that see a 2022 race date, send me a DM, post here, or email me!

Where is Ian Garrison? Looks like he’s headed to L39ion!

Dawn Hill (L5 Flyers) is shadowed by Sophie Zents (Mission Devo p/b Tyler Perry Studios) in the Women’s 3/4. Sophie wold win the final sprint for 1st.

10-18-2021 More on the still developing USA Crits news….

More on USA Crits Tulsa Tough and the Boise Twilight Criterium have pulled their events from the USA Crits series.

17 Teams Respond to the Future of US Crit Racing From Velonews: A collection of 17 teams that raced in the 2021 USA CRITS have responded to the U.S. SafeSport suspension of USA CRITS managing director Scott Morris and subsequent fallout such as Morris’ dismissal from USA CRITS, and teams and races announcing that they would no longer take part in the series of U.S. criteriums going forward. The teams have stated their intent to move forward with a national criterium series, and have asked for patience from the various criterium race organizers who worked with USA CRITS this year. Read the full article.

Where is Ian Going? Ian Garrison has confirmed he will not be racing for Quickstep in 2022. There is no word where he is going.

Dyllon Gusolus (Oceana Racing) practices vital skills for a single speed racer at Elks Aidmore CX

10-17-2021 Elks Aidmore Photos My photos from the Elks Aidmore CX race are up! Support your local photographer! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com

Scott Morris, formerly of USA Crits, suspended by SafeSport USA CRITS managing director Scott Morris received a temporary suspension from the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an organization that works with Olympic sports to protect participants from emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. USA CRITS runs a series of U.S. criteriums put on by independent operators and sanctioned by USA Cycling.Morris was suspended for allegations of misconduct by SafeSport on September 14, and has since been dismissed from USA CRITS. SafeSport did not publish details of the misconduct allegations. Read the full article.

USA CRITS has terminated the contract with Mr. Morris. Read their full statement. This is a developing situation. Stay tuned for more information. Also check out Twitter for Legion of Los Angeles’s statement about no longer participating in USA CRITS races. They are joined by Avelo and LA Sweat. Lots of information that is too much to link to on Instagram, Twitter, and /velo on Reddit.

10-15-2021 Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon From Mountain Goat Adventures Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon and 3.3 Mile Trail Run presented by Northside Hospital – Cherokee – November 13, 2021 at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA! Join us for our SORBA Woodstock Season Finale at Rope Mill Park! This is everyone’s favorite event where you can race as a solo or on a team. Pair up with your spouse or kids! The opening bike loop will be 5.5 miles on the Mill Trails, followed by a 3.3 mile trail run on Explorer, and finally a 5.5 mile bike on the Avalanche Trails. Solo, 2 and 3 person team categories are available in the duathlon. We will be using traditional mountain bike race categories, as we have done in the past, to help alleviate congestion on the opening bike loop. The run is short enough that those who do not typically run still have plenty of time to start training! WE CURRENTLY ONLY HAVE 40 DUATHLON SPOTS REMAINING! Register by October 30th to guarantee shirt size! All participants receive a super comfy t-shirt and coffee mug. Prizes and awards presented to the top 3 in each duathlon category. Post race snacks and water available. HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ONLY WANT TO RUN? We are also offering a separate 3.3 mile trail run on the Explorer Trails at this event for those who would prefer to just participate in a run.

Volunteer Opportunities and Trail Work Parties! We are partnering with SORBA Woodstock to bring you this event. SORBA Woodstock has built and maintains the trails at both Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park. These events serve as major fundraisersfor the Chapter – please come out and show your support by either racing or volunteering! Want to volunteer at this event for SORBA Woodstock? We need you! Please send an email directly to lisa at mountaingoatadventures dot com with your shirt size and availability. Volunteers are needed for registration, parking, course marshaling and bike patrol.

10-13-2021 Pumpkinvine Nature Park Trail Build Day From SORBA West Georgia Saturday, Oct. 16 10 am-1 pm, Pumpkinvine Nature Park, Join us as we build a new park and trails in Paulding County just outside of Dallas! Pumpkinvine Creek Nature Park is an amazing 100 acres natural park where close to six miles of natural surface trails for hiking, trail running and mountain biking are under construction!
We will be doing finishing work on the new tread to get the trail open. Please wear closed toed shoes, long pants, bring a pack with snacks, water, sunscreen , bug spray and your episode pen if you are allergic to bees. Lunch will be provided on site after the work party!

10-12-2021 Free Bikes 4 Kidz Atlanta From FB4K The season for Free Bikes 4 Kidz Atlanta kicked off last Saturday, and we are now stocked with used bikes to shine up to give to kids in need this December. You can sign up for a shift to work on bikes using the link below. If you prefer to donate in funds rather than in time, we received a grant that will match 100% of all donations up to $15,000, if you donate here. I look forward to seeing you in the warehouse soon! Best regards, Dawn Hill Executive Director


10-10-2021 Boundary Waters Photos My photos from the Boundary Waters GACX race are up! Plenty from the races! Support your local photographers!

10-9-2021 Rope Mill “The Mill” Trails Closed From SORBA Woodstock Beginning Tuesday 10/12, the Mill Trails at Rope Mill Park will be closed for maintenance by Trail Dynamics (Original builders of the trails). Other trails will not be impacted by the closure. Maintenance includes resurfacing all berms and freshening all the rollers and jumps. Work should be wrapped up in a couple of weeks.

10-7-2021 Clinic with Olivia Ray of Rally Cycling Conte’s Bike Shop in Marietta is having a body positivity clinic with Olivia Ray of Rally Cycling on Oct. 20 from 6-8 pm. Drinks and light fare will be provided.

Atlanta Cycling Festival From ACF It’s Our First (In-Person) Festival Since 2019! It’s been a while since the last time we could scream these words: WE’RE HAVING AN IN-PERSON FESTIVAL, since 2019 to be exact. There’s something for all to enjoy beginning, Wednesday, October 13th-17th! We’re excited to see old friends, and we hope to meet some new friends. Trish’s Note: See the full schedule on their website for a wide variety of rides and social events. Events are mostly ITP Atlanta.

10-6-2021 Calendars Updated The Cyclocross and MTB/Gravel calendars are updated through the end of 2021. I don’t expect to see much in the way of 2022 date announcements until December for mountain bike and February/March/who knows for Road. Enjoy! #crossisback #crossishere

GACX Website Updated The Georgia Cyclocross Series website now has many of the race flyers and registration links! Please help the promoters and pre-register when you are able! You also avoid the $10/race day late fee. Remember that a 2nd adult race is only $10! Race more than once in a day! It’s good for you! This weekend is Boundary Waters, which is always one of my favorite courses. It’s probably the “flattest” course this year or should I say the one with the least elevation gain. There are still plenty of hills! There will be some fun course changes. REAL INDOOR bathrooms! Always a bonus!

I need your news!! Things are looking a little sparse around here. Not much news, no press releases, NOTHING has been coming in! Send me your news!!! Please don’t make me beg.

One must know how to properly dress for and how to enjoy the Single Speed class at Grant Park.

10-4-2021 Grant Park CX Photos Photos from the afternoon races at the Grant Park CX Cup are up! http://sadlebred.smugmug.com Support your local photographer!

The lead trio in the Men’s 1/2 at the Grant Park CX Cup.

10-1-2021 Rope Mill Trail News From SORBA Woodstock Beginning Tuesday 10/5, the Mill Trails at Rope Mill Park will be closed for maintenance by Trail Dynamics (Original builders of the trails). No other trails will not be impacted by the closure. Maintenance includes resurfacing all berms and freshening all the rollers and jumps. Work should be wrapped up in a couple of weeks.

9-24-2021 CROSS IS HERE!! OMG! #crossishere. Grant Park is this weekend! Check out Georgia Cross for all of the information, flyer, registration, etc. Pre-reg closes Friday at noon. There will be on-ste registration ($10 late fee). MORE COWBELL!!!

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