September 2022 News

News for 9-23-2022
Break-Ins at MTB Trails

From MTB Gwinnett
Do not leave anything valuable in plain sight in your cars at the park. Harbins Park had 2 cars with windows broken out last Saturday in the middle of the day. This has been going on for years at Yellow River Park for years in playground, bike and equestrian lots. Your best defense is to park away from other cars, leaving a minimum of 2 spots between. These thieves get in between two cars acting like they are getting in or lost their keys, then use a towel to soften the blow. Keep an eye out for your fellow Mountain Biker‘s cars. Trish’s reminder: Always take or hide your purse, laptop, bag, wallet, etc. Always always always take your keys, driver’s license, and phone with you.

News for 9-21-2022
Shmidt Places 6th at the UCI World Time Trial Championships

Artem Shmidt, a Mission Devo Alumnus, placed 6th at the UCI Junior World Time Trial Championships in Wollongong, NSW Australia this week. Artem was on the developent team 2016-2020. Next year he will race U23 with Hagens Berman Axeon. Congratulations Artem!

About Mission Devo (from their website) Mission Devo Cycling is a 501(c)(3) designated junior cycling team dedicated to providing the support, skills, and coaching necessary for our team members to reach their highest potential. We embrace diversity and provide the support necessary for our team members to participate in all aspects of training and racing.

News for 9-19-2022
National Public Lands Day – Lakeside Trails, West Point Lake

From MTB Atlanta
National Public Lands Day – Lakeside Trails, West Point Lake, Sat., Sept. 24 8:30 am-1:00pm
Join MTB Atlanta and the US Army Corps of Engineers, West Point Lake for National Public Lands Day. This year we will focus on much needed corridor clearing, mowing and sight line maintenance along the Turkey Run and Mayors Mile sections of the Lakeside Trail system. Limb lopping, weed eating and mowing are in the scope of work. We will have DR Brush mowers, loppers, and ground tools. Please RSVP to this event so that we can notify the Corps regarding a headcount for lunch (provided 11-1) by Wed. Note, the address listed is the corps office, but we will actually meet just past the office at the Eagle View Parking lot just below Resource Mgmt headquarters and visitors center.

News for 9-15-2022
Allatoona Work Party

From MTB Atlanta
This Saturday’s Allatoona Creek Park work day will be focused on Rusty Bucket and Mason’s Bridge. Meet in the main lot at 9am.

Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race presented by Free-Flite Bicycles
From Mountain Goat Adventures

Make plans to join us for the Blankets Creek 3 and 6 Hour Race presented by Free-Flite Bicycles on October 1st! This event is always a good time with solo, 2 and 3 person team categories in the 6 Hour Race, or go it Solo in the 3 Hour Race. Start getting your teams together! The 3 Hour Race has a wide range of solo categories as well as a one and two lap option for junior riders who aren’t ready for a full 3 hour event. Sign up early as this event sold out in 2020 and 2021! Medals and sponsor prizes 3 deep in all 6 Hour categories, podium shirts for all first place finishers in 6 Hour Categories. Medals 3 deep in all 3 Hour categories. Prizes 3 deep for 3 Hour Expert Classes. The 2022 race course will be ridden CLOCKWISE on both Dwelling and VMT. This was the same course used in 2021 and riders really enjoyed it, so we are bringing it back for 2022!

Rope Mill 3.3 Mile Trail Run and Dirty Duathlon presented by Northside Hospital – Cherokee – Nov 12, 2022 at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA!
Join us for our SORBA Woodstock Season Finale at Rope Mill Park-The Rope Mill Trail Run and Dirty Duathlon! 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! All participants receive a super comfy t-shirt and those that register by October 14th also receive a commemorative 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.
Please make plans to join us for this classic fall event.

News for 9-13-2022
Cyclocross Calendars Updated!!

crossishere and Southeastern Cycling has all of the Southeastern CX Series calendars! #morecowbell #doitforthehandups

Marietta Tuesday Night Final Crit
From the MTNC
The final Marietta Tuesday Night Crit will be Sept. 20. Don’t forget to check with the ride leader/bike shop/sponsoring club to see when your favorite rides of the year are over. Sadly, we only have about 6 weeks or DST left before being stuck on our trainers and Zwift after work til March 2023. Check the Rides page for updates I am aware of.

News for 9-12-2022
Allatoona Creek Park Bow Hunting Season

From Allatoona Creek Park
Bow hunting season begins this Saturday, September 10th, which means that there will be areas of the park specifically reserved for registered hunters only. Check out the map below and note the blue hunting areas. No singletrack trails will be affected by the closures and will remain open (except Fern Gully.) The hunting areas will have signage to watn all users that it is a restricted area. To ensure the safety of everyone, please do not alter signage in anyway. We wish all of our hunting friends a good season. Trish’s Note: About 7-8 years ago when Toona would open around 10 am during hunting season I was in the main parking lot and saw a hunter dragging a deer with him to his truck. My friend and I commented that it must have been a good morning. He said it was and that CrossFit was paying off–dragging the deer was about as bad as flipping a big truck tire like they did at the time in CrossFit.

Big Creek Enduro Work Party
Sat., Sept. 17 9 am-1 pm Enduro Work Party! Big Creek Park It’s time to build some lines for the upcoming Quick Six! We will meet in the lower lot by the pumptracks. Please bring closed toe shoes and water. We will provide tools to get the job done.

News for 9-8-2022
Cyclocross Practices Near Atlanta

There are two cyclocross practices near Atlanta. Buford is new this year and is on Wed. Jim R Miller C Practice is also on Wednesdays in Marietta, GA. Be sure to visit their Facebook Pages below for more information.
From Georgia Cross: Are YOU ready for the best cyclocross in the Southeast? Maybe looking for a little practice to hone your skills and fitness? Check out the Buford CX Worlds and Jim R Miller CX Practice for some local pre-season practice!!!
Buford link:
Jim Miller link:

FREE Wed. Night Spectating at the Dick Lane Velodrome
From Wayne Whitesides & the DLV
Only three more Wednesday night races in the season. Grab your bike if you haven’t raced in a while – there’s quite a few of you I’m thinking about right now! (Trish’s Note: You must be certified to race on the track and at least a “C” racer for Wed. night) Spectators grab your kids, neighbors, friends a cooler and picnic basket and plan for a great night of racing at the Dick Lane Velodrome . It’s FREE to spectate and I know your kids love banging on boards. This week is Wheel race night that includes the crowd favorite Miss-n-Out! I may be mixing up a bunch of cheese metal/glam rock to blast over the PA. So get your 80’s big hair game going, wear your pocket chain, eyeliner and put on those leather pants on. (assuming they still fit) The weather is going to be great. The racing will be fast and the more people we have in the stands the faster they go. #facts. Racing starts at 7:00 and goes until 9:00. (Trish’s Note: This was written for yesterday, but come out the next two weeks!!!!)

News for 9-7-2022
Allatoona Creek Park Trail Change

From the Friends of Allatoona Creek Park
In preparation for the upcoming Georgia Cycling Association race, we have altered the trail directions for Rusty Bucket, Mason’s Bridge, and Mason’s Bluff to be counterclockwise for bikes (clockwise for other users) until the race. Please be aware and do not alter any signage or course markings. Thanks.

News for 8-30-2022

If you are riding the One Love Century, the start location has CHANGED for Saturday! 6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213, site of the Georgia Renaissance Festival about 1-2 miles away from the original location. Details including new GPS files at Please keep an eye on the One Love website for developing details.

No CritCross Race This Year at the Brownwood Bike Rally

From the Brownwood Bike Rally Facebook Page
Who’s ready to rally with us? We are excited to announce that the 2022 Brownwood Bike Rally is scheduled for October 1st! This year, we are doubling down on the youth races and festivities, and we hope to have our largest youth field ever. As a reminder, all kids race for FREE and receive an awesome event t-shirt. We will also have arts & crafts, our traditional youth bike rodeo, a Tykes on Trikes race, an expanded kid fun zone (inflatables for kids and soft play area for toddlers), and fitness and sports demos from many program partners! It’s guaranteed to be a blast for kids of all ages and their families .We will still hold the adult fun race (road only), but for 2022, the Crit-CX races are on temporary hiatus while we plan for a bigger and better event for youth and competitive cyclists alike in 2023. We thank our competitive cycling community for your support over the years, and we look forward to offering an event in 2023 that provides great value for all of our participants and brings together cyclists of all stripes, skill levels, ages, and backgrounds for a day celebrating cycling and its power to empower kids and our community.
Trish’s note: Please support this fun event if you have kids!!

News for 8-26-2022
Browns Mill Trail Work Day

From MTB Atlanta
Our trails at Brown’s Mill need a little TLC! Join us this Saturday 9-12 to give the trails at Brown’s Mill some love. Will be doing corridor clearing and drain work. Meet at the main parking lot at 9 and please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring gloves, a pack, snacks, water and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. See you there!!

News for 8-25-2022
Southeastern Cycling Mentioned in Axios Atlanta Article

Axios Atlanta published an article this week about group rides in Atlanta. Southeastern Cycling is mentioned at the bottom. This is great publicity for the longest running group ride list in Atlanta!

News for 8-22-2022
Spin for Kids Ride

Press Release
Event Name: Spin For Kids benefiting Camp Twin Lakes
Event Date: Sunday October 2nd, 2022
Location: 1391 Keencheefoonee Rd. Rutledge, GA 30663
$35 to register with a $200 fundraising minimum (all funds go directly to our camper scholarship program which allows children and their families who are likely already experiencing the financial burden of medical needs and life challenges to experience camp and be a kid)

Spin For Kids is Camp Twin Lakes’ annual fundraising bike ride that helps provide life-changing camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, or other life challenges. On October 2nd at Camp Twin Lakes Rutledge, our riders’ fundraising efforts culminate in a fun and fulfilling ride that winds through the scenic backroads of beautiful Morgan County, Georgia. Spin For Kids offers multiple routes for riders of all skill levels. Participants can choose from six scenic road routes: 5, 15, 27, 47, 62 or 100 miles – or choose to ride from anywhere in the world, including your home, with our “SFK From Anywhere” option. Along each route, riders enjoy delicious goodies and local fare at our rest stops, while our dedicated team of first aid, route marshals, and bike technicians keeps riders safe.

After crossing the finish line, riders join family and friends in a celebration of their accomplishments including delicious food, beer, live music and a chance to explore Camp. After all, 100% of the funds raised by Spin For Kids riders help Camp Twin Lakes provide life-changing experiences for our campers, and that’s something to celebrate! Over the past 17 years, Spin For Kids has raised over $4 million and sent more than 7,272 kids to camp. Join us as we celebrate 17 years of changing gears to change lives!

Dick Lane Velodrome Certification Class
From a Facebook Post
The late-summer certification session takes place this upcoming weekend, August 27-28 (1-4pm each day). The 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. More details can be found here. 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, email brian at

Beautiful Back Roads Century
From the Promoter
On September 17th, the 22nd Beautiful Backroads Century Bicycle Ride (BBC) returns to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery with an even larger after ride party! For the Clubs and Bike Shops north of Atlanta, “the Brewery” provides free parking 51 weeks of the year to Georgia Cyclists often filling the parking lot. How about 1-week a year we give back by supporting Anheuser-Busch by riding in this event for a cause important to them. Hickory Log – a personal care home for men with special needs – is the primary recipient of money raised for this event. The ride starts and finishes at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Cartersville complete with a food, beverage, and music after party.