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Fred Boykin
Event Contact
Bicycle South
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404.668.4274

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Brent Buice
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706.372.9529

 


THE 2015 ROUTES

The two police-escorted routes for 2015 are:

The Roswell and Decatur routes. Cyclists on both routes will have police escorts to the Capitol. As in the past, the rides back are not escorted.**

 D E C A T U R

Decatur will be 5 miles one-way, with some hills, and ridden at a slow pace. The Decatur route starts at the north parking lot of the East Lake MARTA rail station. PLEASE NOTE that there is a route CHANGE this year. The Edgewood Ave. bridge (at Krog St.) is closed and there is streetcar track construction as well. The route will detour at Edgewood and Krog to Irwin St. and follow Irwin (name changes to John Wesley Dobbs near downtown) to Courtland. See map for details.

Estimated departure time from Decatur is 10:45 a.m.

DOWNLOAD: Map


 r o s w e l l

Roswell will be 21 miles one-way, very hilly, and ridden at a 12 MPH pace. The Roswell route starts at Roswell City Hall.

Estimated departure time from Roswell is 9:45 a.m.

DOWNLOAD: Map | Cue Sheets (pdf format)

*Novice and family (and even intermediate) cyclists are encouraged to ride the Decatur route or join the Roswell route closer to downtown Atlanta.

**Cyclists will embark on police-escorted to the Capitol, but Return Routes WILL NOT be police escorted. To and Return Routes will have SAG support.

 

 Auxiliary Riding Options

Several bicycle shops and/or bike groups are planning club/social style bike rides from other locations to Georgia Rides To The Capitol. These rides will NOT be police escorted in either direction and they will have little or no SAG support. These auxiliary rides are a great way to join in and show your local community your support of cycling in Georgia. The rides are still being confirmed as of 02/01/15. Check back closer to the event to confirm exact auxiliary ride details! Please note that only the Decatur and Roswell routes are police escorted – and they are NOT escorted on the return trip.

Atlantic Station to the Roswell route
Join Atlantic Station riders at 10:30 AM in Central Park for a 11:00 AM departure. We’ll join Roswell riders at 11:15 on the corner of Juniper and 14th. No drop ride. Approximately 3.5 miles at a leisurely pace. (accommodating heavy bicycling traffic) Contact Jon at 404-541-0808 or jon@asap-plus.com
 
Alpharetta to Roswell City Hall
We will leave the Alpha Bikes parking area -- at Haynes Bridge Road and Old Milton -- at 9am and ride to Roswell City Hall to join the start there. We will ride a casual (13-14 mph) pace. This is a 7 mile route heading down Westside Parkway to Old Roswell Road into downtown Roswell. There will be an Alpharetta police escort to Roswell! For more info please call Alpha Bikes at 770.410.1928 or visit www.RideAlphaBikes.com.
 
Cumming to Roswell City Hall
Join Reality Bikes on the Ride to the Capitol. Details: Departing from Dutch Monkey Donuts (3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd #502, Cumming, GA) promptly at 7:45AM, 16 MPH pace, approximately 22 miles to Roswell City Hall. There we will continue with the escorted Roswell Group at the 12 MPH pace. We are planning to ride from Cumming to the Capitol and back (approx 85 miles). We will also help arrange pick-up points for those that want to ride to the Capitol & hitch a ride back. For more info contact Mike at mbarman@realitybikes.com or 770-886-1175. Ride Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/27525364
 
Dunwoody to Roswell Route
Join Bike-Walk Dunwoody and local elected officials in the ride to the Capitol. Start Location: Village Burger – 1426 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody. Police-Escorted 12 MPH pace linking up with the Roswell Riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Total of 16 miles to the Capitol. MARTA return option. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for ride prep. Depart 9:45 a.m. Contact: Joe Seconder at: jseconder@yahoo.com or 404-545-3711. For more information, please go to: http://bikewalkdunwoody.org/events/dunwoody-start-grttc/
 
Stone Mountain to the Decatur start location
Join BRAG at 8:45 am at the gazebo and liberty bell parking lot in downtown Stone Mountain. Departure time for Decatur is 9:00 am sharp. Approximately 12 miles at a 12 MPH pace. We will meet up with other riders at East Lake in Decatur and ride as a group to the Capitol. Contact Vicki at 770-498-5153 or braginfo@aol.com or Roz Moore at rozmo@bellsouth.net
 
McDonough to the Decatur start
Join the Southern Crescent Cycling Club(SCC) as riders depart from Trek of McDonough (120 Westridge Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253) at 7:30 A.M. to ride to the McDonough City Hall. Departing to Decatur to join other Metro Atlanta riders to raise awareness and support of cycling in Georgia. We will ride at a casual (13-15 MPH) pace. After the Capitol event we will stop by for lunch. There will be partial police escort. If you have any questions check the SCC Facebook event page or call Trek of McDonough at 770-320-7477. For detailed ride information go to: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/364063259
 
East Cobb County to Roswell Route
Join Bike Cobb, Inc. at the East Cobb Government Service Center (4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta) for a 8:45 a.m. prompt departure. Comfortable 12MPH pace linking up with Roswell route as it crosses the Chattahoochee River along Hwy 9/Roswell Road. Return trip will average 14-16 MPH and will end at 4400 Lower Roswell Road. Or you can opt to take the Marta North Red Line to the Sandy Springs stop and pedal 5.8 miles back to the start, heading west on Abernathy, slight right on Johnson Ferry, then left on Lower Roswell. For more information, contact Chris Dusack at chrisdusack@yahoo.com or voice/text at 770-310-7204. Also, please update the “Support” button on the homepage with this new link: https://georgiabikes.org/index.php/support/donate-today
 
Covington and Conyers to the Decatur Start
Join the Covington-Conyers Cycling Club and C-Town Bikes for a 8:00 am departure at the C-Town Store (1927 Ga Hwy 138NE, Conyers, Ga. 30013). C-Town will be open at 7:15, with free Jittery Joe's Coffee and a warm place to change for any interested. After the Capitol Event we return through Decatur for Lunch before continuing home. If you have questions, please contact Eddie Shirey at 770-365-0480 or by email at EddieShirey@GMail.com or call C-Town at 770-922-8511
 
Sandy Springs to Roswell Route
Join riders form the North Atlanta Riding Club in the ride to the Capitol. Start Location: Free-Flite Bicycles Sandy Springs parking lot at 6014 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. We will ride one mile linking up with the Roswell, Dunwoody & East Cobb riders on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs at Hammond Drive. Total of 14.5 miles to the Capitol. MARTA return option. Meet at 9:55 a.m. for ride prep. Depart 10:09 a.m. Contact: Gregory Paine at: gregoryP@freeflite.com or call 404-252-2453. For more information (on Facebook) Click Here
2015 SPONSORS






  

Serrano Century  Southern Bicycle League



  GEORGIA BIKES!

Bicycle South

City of Sandy Springs

Pitstop  Outspokin

Free Flite Bicycles   Cycle Works

Roswell Bicycles

SCC

ABC  Bike Cobb

Bike Roswell  Bike Cobb

Dick Lane Velodrome  Bike Cobb