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Urban Bike Ride: Piedmont Park Trail to Stone Mountain & Back




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Atlanta   Bike: Urban Bike Ride: Piedmont Park Trail to Stone Mountain & Back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 16 2018  7:30 am >> Sat, Jun 16 2018 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, May 29 2018 11:45 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 16 2018 7:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:36 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

 

***** THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE *****

 

Urban Bike Ride: Piedmont Park Trail to Stone Mountain & Back

  - Optional -

“All are welcome to buy their own lunch at one of the local deli places and join us on a nearby shady back porch after the ride!  We'll share snapshots and chat about our morning ride." 

 

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”

 John F. Kennedy  

 

 Join us for this scenic and varied urban bike ride starting at Piedmont Park, continuing briefly along the Eastside Beltline trail before heading out onto the Stone Mountain PATH near Freedom Parkway. 

The route takes us through Chandler Park, Lake Claire, Decatur, Avondale, Clarkston, and finally Stone Mountain where we have the option of taking the loop route around Stone Mountain for an additional 5 miles.

 Our plan is to bike ride the 18 miles to Stone Mountain and back at a 2 wheel moderate pedal pace (not too fast, not too slow) and enjoy the trails, streets and neighborhoods along the way. We can decide whether or not to cycle the loop around Stone Mountain once we get there. 

Finishing time will vary but targeting 4 hours +/-.

 

Our Biking Route & Map

https://goo.gl/maps/s7DVJLShkeu

 

 There are rolling hills, twists and turns, and some more challenging hills - please note: this is NOT a flat Greenway or Silver Comet ride, or speed race to see who can finish first.  We will plan to stay together as a group, stopping every few miles to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade, and midstop restroom break at a local gas station/convenience store.  This is a no-drop ride so no one will be left behind. However, it is your responsibility to keep up with the group. 

 

 

 

Notes:


1. For safety, helmet required to be worn during this event.  No helmet = No bike ride

2. Wear light or bright colored clothing and working lights on both front and back of your bike for visibility.

3. Bring a spare inner tube in case you get a flat.

4. We recommend bike or helmet mounted mirror since we’ll also be riding on the streets.

5. This is a 'no drop ride', so no one will be left behind.

6. Itinerary is subject to change.

7. Air up your bicycle tires and inspect your bicycle 1-2 days before the event.

8. If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255568 


Required Items to Bring:

-Bicycle helmet

-There is water and bathrooms along the route but may not be where you want them so we suggest bringing your own water or Gatorade.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

-Water or Gatorade (Very important to stay hydrated)

-Bike front and back light

-Bright clothing or reflective vest

-Bike horn

-Snacks

-Spare tire tube & repair kit

-Portable bike pump or CO2 cartridge

-Camera / Cell Phone

-Trip Leader's phone number

-Copy of event itinerary (route/map, etc.)

-Biking glasses or sunglasses

-Biking gloves


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at Piedmont Park at the Piedmont Park Trail entrance off of Monroe Drive.  The entrance is at a pedestrian crosswalk on Monroe Drive between Cumberland and Yorkshire Roads.  Use 1515 Monroe Dr NE to pull it up on Google Maps or Waze.  Cumberland and Yorkshire are both good streets to use for free parking, just pay attention to the No Parking signs. 

 


Notes:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.