Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Riverside Pk to West Palisades + HILLS b4 the rain

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Bike: Riverside Pk to West Palisades + HILLS b4 the rain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Dec 7 2018  4:30 pm >> Fri, Dec 7 2018 6:45 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 7 2018 4:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 7 2018 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:32 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


A little bit later start today - so it will be dark for more than 1/2 of this ride, have plenty of front & rear lights!
Saddle up and gear up for an early winter ride that starts at Riverside Park (the RH lot as you pull in, parking nearest the road) and travels down a series of bike paths, trails, roadways, boardwalks, sidewalks and such ALLL the way down to West Palisades...yes West Palisades from Roswell by bicycle! 

The pace will be swift and the hills are ridiculous, but the suffering is well worth it at the end! After all we are on a lot of flat smooth sections where recovery can be obtained easily. 

I'll be on my cyclocross (CX) bike but you can manage on a hybrid, mountain bike or even an experienced roadie could manage...but keep in mind we have dirt, gravel, paved and boards under our tires for 30+ miles. Now with that being said, we are alongside traffic a couple of times, (this is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced) be prepared to get vetted if I've never ridden bikes with you. 

Once we get down to the end of the "out & back" part of this loop (Bob Callan Trail at Rotten Wood Creek) we'll take a quick second to snap a photo and head back up the hills we just came in on. I've done this loop b4 so I know that the last section (thankfully all pathways) may be dark, so lights are REQUIRED.

Once we get back, it's a quick stretch and head out with a killer 32-ish mile ride under our belts...that you'll be itching to get back to tomorrow :)


 p.s. this is a section that could potentially link a cyclist in Cumming, GA to be able to link paths all the way to Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail System...maybe we can approach that like section hiking the AT, ahhh the possibilities! 

elevation Rs2WP

Required Items to Bring:


front and rear lights with fresh batteries (or charge) Safety 1st! It will probably be a dark ride on the last section of path riding.

Well maintained bike would be good too.

If you show up without these items I will respectfully tell you - you're not riding with me...again I've seen and experienced too much not to enforce this.


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



layers - cold weather gear that breathes well

engery gels, bars, tabs, chews - food ;)

on the fly bike tools and repair knowledge - I fixed bikes for a living so I charge flat rates for all "out there" repairs 



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

if you click on the GPS link above :: this gives you a pin drop to the Riverside Park - and the area where we muster before "wheels down" 

But the park is off Riverside Drive in Roswell just east of Atlanta St & Roswell Rd :: General address is:

575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

if you have any questions please call or email me...we'll get ya there if you're not already familar with that park.


Expect the unexpected. 
If the Barista's are around at mile 23 - I'll be stopping in for a walk up double espresso!

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

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