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May 2022 News

News for 5-26-2022
Shhhh….It’s been quiet!
It’s been a really quiet news week! There are so many races this summer! Please support your local promoters and clubs that put the races on. Sign up even if you are a first time! There are races for everyone-mtb, road, gravel. Also, #crossiscoming

Maysville Gravel Grind
From Topview Sports
We would LOVE to have you join us in Maysville Georgia for the Maysville Gravel Mayhem p/b Panaracer on June 18th. Your parking is pre-paid for the event. We are hanging out eating burgers sitting by the water relaxing after the ride. Please join us for the fun! Save the date for the Georgia Gravel Grinduro on October 29th in Helen, GA. https://www.topviewsports.com/gravel-series
Trish’s Note: I’d love to see the women’s divisions filled out! Bring your friends, your SigO’s, relatives, coworkers, bestie, neighbors! There is a distance for everyone!

News for 5-18-2022
Don’t Fight The Fuzz

From ATL PTN

Here are a set of facts:
We are extremely fortunate to have Stone Mountain for our weeknight rides of NNL (Nasty Northlake) and PZA (Pizza Ride)
Stone Mountain is not a closed race course for us
We must abide by traffic regulations in the park
We do not always abide by traffic regulations in the park
The Stone Mountain Police (SMP) are keen to enforce the traffic regulations on our group

Nobody likes to be a nag, least of all me. But the SMP recently made it clear to a number of PTN’ers that we must change our ways…or else. And it would be a damn shame to lose these rides. So let’s start with the following, specifically for the Pizza ride:

Neutral Start: Once we enter the park, this is a neutral zone. No attacking, surging or general douche-baggery.
The neutral zone lasts until and through the first stop sign at the three-way intersection
Stay in the right lane from park entry until we need to shift left at the stop sign intersection
Stop at the Stop Sign Let’s all put a foot down before proceeding left out of the intersection. Once clear of the intersection, the ride is “on”.
Stay in One Lane Don’t go into the second lane (when there is one on course) or over the double yellow. We’ve all done it. But, it’s not worth the risk. They aren’t handing out a rainbow jersey at the end of these rides.
Stay Behind Cars It should go without saying but…don’t go around cars that we catch??? Yeah let’s go with that.
This is the way.

News for 5-17-2022
Intro to Road Cycling Rides Beginner Ride Series
From OBDCC and Bike Alpharetta
Announcing: “INTRO TO ROAD CYCLING RIDES” – Each Tuesday in June.
Bike Alpharetta and Olde Blind Dog Cycle Club (OBDCC) are teaming up to offer ‘Intro to Road Cycling’ rides on Tuesday nights in June in conjunction with OBDCC rides. These rides are geared for people who know how to ride a bicycle but have not had much experience riding in groups or on roads. Each week we will talk about bike riding skills, preview the route and then go out for a ride. Riders should be able to control their bicycle — stop quickly, maneuver safely to avoid objects, look all around (including behind with some control), and signal turning right and left. Helmets are mandatory and it is recommended to have front and rear lights. Riders may want to familiarize themselves with the Bike Alpharetta Beginner Road Riding Guide. Interested? The rides start on June 7, 2022 and last about one hour. Meet at Milton City Hall ready to ride at 6:20 PM. OBDCC may have between 4-8 different riding groups leaving that night and we will be the last group to go out. The rides are free but online waivers, OBDCC Waiver, must be signed before riders can join. The “Intro to Road Cycling Rides” will be led by Jim and Lora Woodward, who are very accomplished long-distance cyclists and have ridden all over America on their bicycles.

Why Atlanta Streets Alive is So Important
If you haven’t been to an Atlanta Streets Alive, you need to go! Roads are closed on a major thorough-fair in the city of Atlanta. People walk, skate, bike, roll, stroll, and get out into the community. Business (generally) love it. This is an article on why Atlanta Streets alive is so important. https://atlanta.urbanize.city/post/letter-editor-why-atlanta-streets-alive-crucial-vote-yes

Fools Gold
From Mountain Goat Adventures
The 2022 Maxxis Tires Fools Gold will be held on September 10, 2022 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. Register by 7/31 to avoid the registration price increase! Register early, as this event sold out quickly in 2020 and 2021!

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 18th.
▪ Aid stations with plenty of calories, fluids, mechanical support and first aid supplies.


Quiet Tent Camping along the Etowah River!
Free Camping for Racers at Montaluce Winery Friday/Saturday Night! We will have a dedicated tent/van camping area along the Etowah River as well as separate areas for RVs and travel trailers. Join us for the race and hang out in Dahlonga, GA for the weekend.

News for 5-12-2022
Dick Lane Velodrome Certification Class

From the DLV
Learn to ride and race on the Dick Lane Velodrome!
Between March and August, we offer track certification classes for all riders 17 years old and over to learn the fundamentals of track riding. Riders younger than 17 will begin in Youth Cycling League. Classes are scheduled intermittently according to demand and the instructor’s schedule. Once certified, you will be ready to race in the “D” category on Tuesday nights! You do not need your own track bike to do the class.The next class is May 21-22. See the Dick Lane Velodrome website for all of the information.

News for 5-10-2022
From Spin for Special Ops:
May 28th is around the corner and the new Spin for Special Ops charity event volunteers are looking forward to hosting cyclists for a great ride and post-ride lunch and festivities. The event will start at 8:00 am at 100 Busch Drive, NE (the Budweiser Plant)in Cartersville, GA, and offers 30, 63 and 100 mile options with SAG support and rest stops. Ride with GPS routes are being finalized, so please check back on the website for details. Proceeds will benefit Operation One Voice which helps wounded Special Ops soldiers and the families of fallen soldiers.

News for 5-9-2022
Hurricane Shoals/Maysville Gravel Parking Pass

Starting April 1, there is a $5/day fee for parking on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays at Hurricane Shoals Park in Maysville, GA. This is a popular starting point for gravel riding in the area. Even if you park in the lot that is outside the main park by the disc golf course, you will still need to pay. Currently, payment is made to the attendant at the gate. It is CASH ONLY!!! They cannot take credit cards or digital payments CASH ONLY! They will turn you away if you don’t have CASH.. $5 is valid for the entire day if you wanted to swim in the river afterwards–it’s great on a really hot day! I can tell you that they are collecting the fee. A number of us rode from there this weekend and had to pay. I have no problem with that because they have several buildings with clean real bathrooms!

VOODOO ALL-A Toona MTB Race
Press Release
Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. and MTB Atlanta (SORBA Atlanta) invite you to the Annual VOODOO ALL-A-Toona 40 Mile Mountain Bike Race at Allatoona Creek Park! This one lap event will feature every trail the park has to offer. The race will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and start at 8:00 am. 100% of proceeds will be used to build and maintain trails at the park.

We have a NEW course for this year and all trails will be raced counter-clockwise and will be ridden in the following order: Start/finish in field to Turtle Back, Turtle Back to Red Barron, Red Baron back to Turtle Back, Turtle Back to Mumbo Jumbo, Mumbo Jumbo to Voodoo, Voodoo to Hocus Pocus, Back to Voodoo, back to Mumbo Jumbo. Mumbo Jumbo to Love Shack, through the Pit Zone and then on to Rusty Bucket. Rusty Bucket to Mason’s connector, Masons Connector to Masons Bridge, Masons Bridge to Masons Bluff, back to Masons Bridge, then we’ll cross County Line Road and onto the old hunting access. This double track will take you to Fern Gully, then to Wildcat, Driftwood, and Little Badger. Then back to start/finish in field. *The HALF-a Toona follows the same course but skips Mumbo Jumbo, Voodoo, and Hocus Pocus and totals about 25 miles. The trails are generally fast, flowy and relatively flat. Red Barron, Voodoo, Hocus Pocus and Fern Gully offer more challenging sections including steep rocky/rooty climbs and man-made features. Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-ride the course and to ride within their limits – dismounting when necessary. Pre-ride days are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Deadlines: $50.00 (plus fees) using online registration by midnight on June 23rd, 2022 Race day registration $75. In order to guarantee a race t-shirt, you must register by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 8th, 2022. All proceeds from this race will be used to build and maintain trails at Allatoona Creek Park.

$100,000 in Grants For Southside Trail Improvement
From MTB Atlanta
MTB Atlanta has been awarded $110,000 in grant awards for the “Southside Improvement Project” at Southside Park in the City of Atlanta. This award was gifted from three donors and based around improving the trails at Southside Park to increase diversity in the sport of mountain biking and developing more progressive urban trails to grow mountain biking and passive outdoor recreation in communities of color. MTB Atlanta partnered with the Georgia Cycling Association and was awarded a $30,000 Fox Trail Trust Grant for the project. Georgia Cycling Association then added to that award by donating another $20,000. Bearings Bike Works partnered with MTB Atlanta and was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to build a skills loop and new trails at the park.

“We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to improve the trails at Southside Park by bringing more progression and accessibility to mountain biking in the City of Atlanta Parks system inside of I 285. With the recent addition of the Trust for Public Land funded Thrive Outside stable of bikes housed at the park and the corresponding programming and with three different Georgia Cycling Association teams including the Bearings Bike Works SWAT Composite Team using the trails for practice, we have the perfect place to grow diversity in our sport at Southside by expanding the opportunity to ride in communities of color,” says Brett Davidson Executive Director of MTB Atlanta.” We thank our great partners and grantees for the gift and our MTB Atlanta Pro Trails team is on the ground getting this project started.” The Southside Improvement Project was approved by City of Atlanta Parks Design in January and work is underway at the park.

News for 5-6-2022
Piedmont College looking for an Assistant Cycling Coach for Men’s and Women’s Cycling

Piedmont College in Demorest, GA (north of Gainesville) is looking for an Assistant Cycling Coach to help Head Coach Jame Carney. You can find the full job description, desired qualifications, and application here. You can also apply at that link. “Founded in 1897, Piedmont University is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students at campuses in Demorest and Athens, Georgia. The Assistant Coach for men’s and women’s cycling is a member of the Piedmont University Athletic Department reports to the Head Cycling Coach. This position encompasses assisting with all aspects of the cycling team (coaching, racing, training, recruiting, driving vehicles with trailers, maintenance/organization of bikes, facility and vehicles, fundraising, etc.) and with all the cycling disciplines (road, track, mountain biking, gravel and cyclocross). It involves a certain degree of flexibility and travel. Most events are on weekends and can require overnight stays.”

News for 5-4-2022
Tucker Main Street Closed on Saturday!

From the Tucker Day Organizers: Main Street Tucker will be CLOSED to ALL traffic (bikes & cars) this coming Saturday, May 7th from 6am – 7pm for the Tucker Day festival. If you ride from Tucker on Saturday mornings, please make alternate plans for this Saturday as there will be no/limited parking available and you will not be able to ride down Main Street. Police will be issuing tickets for non-compliance to the street closure.

Beltline Funding
From an article on Reporter Newspapers

The James M. Cox Foundation has donated $30 million to the Atlanta BeltLine. Combined with the $80 million secured late last year from The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, BeltLine officials say they now have the philanthropic funding needed to finish the 22-mile trail corridor by 2030. “I’m so excited that this gift will let us finish constructing that big, beautiful circle around Atlanta,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said in an announcement.

According to a BeltLine spokesperson, the donation from the Cox Foundation will specifically fund the construction of the BeltLine’s Northwest Trail, which is currently in design in partnership with the PATH Foundation. The roughly 4.5-mile trail will run from the Huff Road and Marietta Boulevard area (in West Midtown) to the existing Northside Trail (at Tanyard Creek and Atlanta Memorial parks), extending east to the future Northeast Trail (near the Armour/Ottley district).

News for 5-3-2022
Twilight Results
The Red and Black, an Athens website, has a nice article on the results from Athens Twilight. Bryan Gomez (Best Buddies Racing) won the men’s crit while Kendall Ryan (L39ION) on the women’s crit.

News for 5-1-2022
Rides Page Updated

The Southeastern Cycling Atlanta Group Rides page has been updated for 2022! It was a monumental effort given how many rides are no longer happening, new rides added, and not being able to find information on some rides. Rides are included if they are open to all, weekly, have readily available information to find online (aka the information isn’t behind a paywall or so obscure that I had to spend an hour trying to find it), free (except the 2 crits that require police for the corner), require helmets, and so forth. There are some rides that I know are happening that I could not find information on. Check out the Rides page for all of the fun this summer!

News for 4-27-2022
Speedweek Continues

Speedweek wraps up this weekend with races in Athens on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night’s races are “On the Stage” on stationary bikes/trainers. Riders will be competing for start positions in the Pro Men and Women’s races for Saturday night. Saturday night is the main event in Athens, the Athens Orthopedic Criterium. It is the oldest Twilight Crit in the country. Sunday moves to College Park, which is near the Atlanta airport. I hear the course is brutal including a huge climb. There are tons of other events surrounding both crits. Click on these links for information: Athens, College Park/Spin the District.

News for 4-26-2022
Maysville Gravel Mayhem Date Change

From Topview Sports There has been a change to the TopView Sports Gravel Calendar. Due to a schedule conflict with another gravel series on May 7th combined with an underwhelming response to our Clayton Gravel launch we have moved the Maysville Gravel Mayhem to Saturday, June 18th and have removed Clayton from our gravel calendar. We hate moving dates and changing events but we also want to bring you the best events possible and when a second event came onto Mothers Day weekend and was only 60 miles away it hurt us both so we made the move. The Courses in Maysville are GREAT and we will still offer 3 distance options. There will be SAG stops on all routes and 2 stops on the long route. There will be a meal served after the event so plan to stick around and eat and enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in the area. There are real restrooms and nice pavilions for the after event fun. Please plan to join us on Saturday June 18th in Maysville.

Van Purser Foundation Domestique Leadership Class
From the Van Purser Foundation To see cyclists positively impact those we ride with and the communities we ride in.
Our Mission To equip and deploy effective leaders, into the cycling community by providing, training opportunities and a community of supporting leaders.
“Transforming The Cycling Experience Through Domestique Leadership”
WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 3-5:30PM
WHERE: Alpharetta City Hall Community Room
WHAT: Domestique Leadership Training
Several ride leaders from our community will be sharing the Domestique Leadership values and principles upon which Van Purser based this training. After each talk, discussion at each table will be encouraged; this will be a time to share and learn from the experiences of others and to discuss specific skills and ride leader best practices. Whether you are an experienced, new, or aspiring ride leader, you will find this event beneficial for you and for those you lead. Register here. Trish’s Note: The ride leader training is free, but you must register.

News for 4-23-2022
Speedweek is This Week!
As the entire world knows, this week is Speedweek! Today is Hapeville, and tomorrow is Lagrange. I won’t be at either of the races taking photos this weekend although I may stop by. I’m still dealing with a 4 week sinus infection that came roaring back a few days ago, so I’ll be taking it easy. Next Saturday is the ATHENS ORTHOPEDIC CRITERIUMS, THE original evening criterium. It’s always so much fun to go and cheer on the racers with 10,000 other people in downtown Athens. Sunday will be the finale in College Park, which also has an artist market, a block party, and other events! They have a full week of events that started last night–bike rides, brews, racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome, and parties in the ATL Airport District! Tuesday is the new Soul City Criterium in Augusta, and Wednesday is the returning race in Walterboro, SC. Don’t forget that many of these crits–especially the weekend races–have a full slate of amateur, masters, and women’s category cycling as well! Good luck to all of the racers!

April 2022 News

News for 4-23-2022
Speedweek is This Week!
As the entire world knows, this week is Speedweek! Today is Hapeville, and tomorrow is Lagrange. I won’t be at either of the races taking photos this weekend although I may stop by. I’m still dealing with a 4 week sinus infection that came roaring back a few days ago, so I’ll be taking it easy. Next Saturday is the ATHENS ORTHOPEDIC CRITERIUMS, THE original evening criterium. It’s always so much fun to go and cheer on the racers with 10,000 other people in downtown Athens. Sunday will be the finale in College Park, which also has an artist market, a block party, and other events! They have a full week of events that started last night–bike rides, brews, racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome, and parties in the ATL Airport District! Tuesday is the new Soul City Criterium in Augusta, and Wednesday is the returning race in Walterboro, SC. Don’t forget that many of these crits–especially the weekend races–have a full slate of amateur, masters, and women’s category cycling as well! Good luck to all of the racers!

News for 4-22-2022
Hincapie Series Cancelled This Weekend
From Hincapie Sports Facebook Page:
We know that you’ve been looking forward to racing this weekend but we regret to inform you that we have made the hard decision to cancel the races on Saturday and Sunday in Rock Hill, SC.
A weekend of racing is made enjoyable by the friends and competitors that you race with and against. Sunshine and a safe venue are wonderful to have, but a great race weekend requires a sizable group of participants to race with. The age old saying “the more the merrier” reigns true in our sport and we feel that having a smaller number of participants for the races this weekend does not make for the best racing experience. Ultimately, our goal is to give participants the best experience possible during our races and we don’t feel that we can deliver what a true race experience should be this weekend. We are sorry to end the Spring Series early but we hope that you’ve found some great moments of training and racing that will help you as you head into your races and events for the rest of the year. We’ve already begun working on Spring Series for 2023 and we’ve got some exciting changes coming your way that will make for some great weekends of racing next Spring. Thank you to everyone who has participated and supported our series this year. We hope you have a safe and fun year of racing and riding bikes. We will see you soon! 

News for 4-21-2022
Sustainable Trails Workshop
From Recreate Smyrna
Presented by MTB Atlanta, the Sustainable Trails Workshop will teach you about natural surface trail care. This workshop will cover the best practices for building, maintaining and improving recreational trails for non-motorized use. The goal is better sustainability that can reduce overall maintenance needs and user impacts.This workshop will be a one hour presentation, followed by hands-on outdoor maintenance exercises. This workshop is a free workshop; however, space is limited.
May 7 workshop https://secure.rec1.com/GA/smyrna-ga/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTIwMzAxNjc=
June 4 workshop https://secure.rec1.com/GA/smyrna-ga/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTIwMzAxNzY=

News for 4-19-2022
FOX Raceface MTB Course Open to the Public
The private FOX Raceface MTB Trails will be open to the public on Sat., April 23. There is a minimum $5 per rider donation that goes to the Prima Tappa Youth Cycling Club (mtb high school & middle school race team). No riders entering the trail after 12 noon. There are 7.5 miles worth of really nice singletrack to ride. The event takes place in the field out front of the trails not inside the track.

News 4-17-2022
The Road Atlanta PM 6/3 Hour MTB NIGHT Race
From Chainbuster Racing
The Road Atlanta PM 6/3 Hour MTB NIGHT Race, Saturday, May 21 6PM, benefiting the Prima Tappa youth mountain bike teams. Nestled beside the roar of race engines and the sweet perfume of burnt racing fuel, the Fox RaceFace XC Course at Road Atlanta are some of the sweetest single track in the Atlanta area. From hand-cut single track to machine cut flow, these trails offer a little of everything! Just like paved raceway next door, the only speed limit is your comfort level! And to make things a little more interesting, a 6 PM start time means 3 hour racers will tackle at least 1 lap at twilight and 6 hour racers will have the thrill of night fall! Bottom line…this might be the best race you tackle all year! Trish’s Note: These are private trails that are normally closed to the public! It’s a great opportunity to race on singletrack designed for racing!

Allatoona Maintenance Madness
From MTB Atlanta
Help us get our trails ready for the Spring riding season at Allatoona. The plan is to touch up Mumbo Jumbo and Rusty Bucket. Bring work gloves and a smile. We’ll supply tools and lunch. Sat., April 23 at 9 am. Meet at Allatoona Creek Park, Old Stilesboro Rd NW, Acworth, GA 30101.

News for 4-13-2022
New Website Format!
You may have noticed a few changes around here! Southeastern Cycling has gotten a refresh thanks to Ethic Inc. Over the next week or so I’ll be finishing getting some housekeeping done. You’ll also see some NEW ad locations. I’ll have new ad rates for them soon! I’m really excited to share these changes with you!

The new website format is also Mobile Friendly and has its SSL certificate, so you know it’s secure. The site does not use cookies and never has.

News for 4-9-2022
Something Good is Coming!!!
Just a head’s up. Southeastern Cycling will not be having any news posted or updates Sunday-Wednesday of next week April 10-13. Something exciting that we’ve been working on (Yes, we! Not just me) all winter is happening! We need time to work on it and get things taken care of in the background….so pumped! I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

News 4-8-2022

Ride the Private Trails at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta!
From Primma Tappa
Here’s your chance to ride the private trails at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta! For a donation to our local middle & high school mountain bike teams you can ride the normally private trails they practice on. Minimum $5.00 donation. All riders must wear a helmet. All riders must sign a Prima Tappa waiver. All riders must stay on the trail. (No exploring) All trails will be open. Course must be ridden in counter clockwise direction, arrow signs will point the way. Course entrance will close promptly at 12noon. Can people cook out on grills? Yes. But they cannot make a fire on the ground and must take any debris created with them when they leave. Can people operate a drone? No. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta has a strict “NO DRONE” policy on their property. Can riders stay and ride after we’re gone? No. Our agreement with Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta allows only Prima Tappa to open and close the trail under certain conditions. Any individuals caught on the property outside of our events will be deemed by security as trespassing and they will call the police.

News for 4-5-2022
Big Creek Free Ride Temporary Trail Closure
From RAMBO Temporary Trail Closure: This Thursday from 7am-6pm, we are closing all Freeride Area trails and Pine Hill XC, as we will have a contractor on site to fell trees approved by the City for safety. Pine Hill XC may be closed through the weekend until we can get the felled trees cleared from the trail. We appreciate your patience! Trails will be taped off, so please do not cross any closed trails. The remaining Big Creek XC trails will be open and unaffected by this closure.

Spin for Special Ops
Spin For Special Ops (SFSO), When: Sat, May 28th, Where: Budplant, 100 Busch Dr NE, Cartersville, GA, Register for the ride here: , GA 400 friends discount code for $10 off (for the first 50 people to register): SFSO$10offGA400. Details: The inaugural “Spin for Special OPS” charity ride is hosted by Operation One Voice (O1V). O1V is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support to wounded or fallen Special Operations Forces and their families. All proceeds from the event will benefit O1V and the O1V Bike Rehabilitation Program. To learn more about O1V and the ride, please visit our website: https://spinforspecialops.com This is a wonderful opportunity to honor, support, and ride along those that have sacrificed so much. The ride will include: SAG Support, Anthem & Color Guard, Free T-shirt with early entry, Moment of Silence, Post Ride Festivities including music and free lunch + beer.

Mountaintown Creek Trail Workday
From Mulberry Gap We are super stoked to share that the North Georgia Mountain Bike Association has scheduled a TRAIL WORK DAY to start reopening MOUNTAINTOWN CREEK TRAIL after all the significant weather damage that happened last year. NGMBA has confirmed that they have sawyers ready to roll on FRIDAY APRIL 8th meeting at 8:30am and working thru the day. The sawyers will work on chainsawing their way thru the large downed trees and limbs, but we are in need of 3-9 volunteers to join them and assist with moving debris, using a handsaw and/or loppers to trim smaller branches, and generally help keep the crew moving swiftly thru the trail. We know this is quite last minute, but the stars have just aligned to get everything finalized, so now it’s a sprint to gather additional volunteers. 🙂 We’ll be meeting at Gates Chapel Road (near the bottom of Bear Creek) and shuttling up to the top of Mountaintown, then working our way down the trail (and mostly downhill) back to our vehicles. If you have availability and are willing to join the crew for the day, please drop us a message at reservations@mulberrygap.com! What you’ll need for the day: ,Your Bike, A helmet (bike helmet is okay) {Trish’s note: A helmet of some kind is a USFS rule. You can also do a constuction helmet.), Protective gloves, Long pants and sleeves, Backpack for carrying gear, Camelback/hydration for several hours, Food/Snacks, Bike light recommended, Eye protection, Bug spray / sunscreen, If you have a foldable hand saw and or set of loppers, bring them along as well. Let us know if you can join the crew and help get Mountaintown Creek back open to enjoy for 2022! Thanks so much, everyone!

News for 4-4-2022
Pic Recovering from COVID-19

Tina Pic is still recovering from side effects of COVID-19 and will miss Sunny King. She is looking forward to racing at Speed Week with her Colavia/Factor teammates including former Sorella pro mtb racer Ali Lecraw. See the full article on Cyclingnews.com.

Springtime Wilson 100
From the Promoter
Register now for our springtime Wilson 100 2022. We felt it necessary to postpone our customary September 2021 date due to the Delta Variant. We feel it is safe to reschedule in the spring. The new date is April 30, 2022! So mark those calendars for a new spring ride… And, as a special for our loyal supporters and avid riders, we are going for 2 in ’22! Not only the spring Wilson 100, but also our usual annual fall Wilson 100 on September 10th, So take a ride on the wild side and do the double. Join us for both at a special rate of $83.22, for both Wilson rides and receive something special to remember yet another most memorable year in our history. Looking forward to seeing you on the road. Your Wilson 100 Ride Crew

DLV Certification Class
The next certification class for the Dick Lane Velodrome will be April 16-17. Learn to ride and race at the track! Once certified, you can race in the “D” category on Tuesday nights the first and third weeks of the month! No need to have your own bike; rental of a track bike is included in the class fee. You can bring your own pedals. Classes are 1-4 pm both Saturday and Sunday, and you must attend both sessions to be certified. Other upcomign dates include May 21-22 and June 25-26.

Track Certification

News for 3-31-2022
Marietta TNC Sponsored by MACC Racing
On April 12, MACC Racing will be sponsoring the Marietta Tuesday Night Crit. There will be no $5 donation that night courtesy of them! Truespeedphoto.com will also be taking photos of the crit!

Blanket’s Creek Closed Saturday
From SORBA Woodstock
Blankets Creek will be CLOSED this Saturday for the Mountain Goat Adventures Dirty 15/30 MTB Race and Trail Run. Mountain Goat is a huge partner and supporter of SORBA Woodstock and has given back to our trails in time and dollars for many years! Good luck to anyone racing!

Willeo Road Bridge Open
From Cobb County
TRAFFIC UPDATE! We’re proud to announce that the Willeo Road bridge… linking Cobb County to Roswell near the Chattahoochee River… is NOW OPEN FOR TRAFFIC. The bridge has been closed since last June for a complete replacement. Traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians are now flowing freely again. Watch https://youtu.be/xnrYwMmDMqo for an idea of the big improvements.

News for 3-22-2022
Velocity Atlanta
Press Release VeloCity Atlanta is returning on May 7, 2022 at the scenic Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The Ride, Run, and Walk event will kick off at 7:00 a.m. and continue through the day until 4:00 p.m. Participants can register for one of four cycling routes (10-, 25-, 50-, or 65-miles) or for one of two run/walk routes (5K or 9-mile trail run). All routes are fully supported by rest stops and SAG vehicles. The event serves as a fundraiser for Grady Health System, raising critical funding to support the system’s mission of providing world-class, compassionate care to all of the community – regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Registrants can expect breakfast and coffee before taking off on their routes. As participants return to the finish line, they will be greeted with a celebration including lunch, refreshments, live music by Electric Avenue – The 80s MTV Experience, and lawn games. This year, VeloCity is bringing in an all-new REI Adventure Zone which will include a rock climbing wall, pump track, and kids’ dash. Rest assured, there’s something for everyone and the whole family at this year’s event.

News for 3-20-2022
American Criterium Cup
From Velonews – This is a quote of the article Trish’s Note: The only race in the Southeast is the Sunny King Criterium in Anniston, AL on April 9.

The 10-race criterium series announced by American teams, race directors and USA Cycling back in January now has a name, and a promise for livestreaming of the races.

The American Criterium Cup is the series title, with unity being a central theme in the branding.

“The series, and all the race directors associated with it, are excited to announce the name for the series, American Criterium Cup,” said Mike Weiss, race director of the Bommarito Audi Gateway Cup. “For 2022, the series will focus on the theme of unity, with events, teams, and USA Cycling having a common goal of elevating the stature of criterium racing in the United States.”

The American Criterium Cup was created in the wake of USA CRITS dissolving last year. USA CRITS was a 10-race series that offered livestream coverage of each event, plus multiple season-long points competitions within the series. Read the full article here.