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Spring Tune-Up Ride with BRAG - Camping Weekend




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Rutledge, GA, The Sunflower Farm   Bike: Spring Tune-Up Ride with BRAG - Camping Weekend  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Apr 26 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, Apr 28 2019 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jan 13 2019 2:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 25 2019 2:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Days 8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Stacey Johnson
Jerry K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

The BRAG Ride Experience

Thanks to our friends at  "BRAG", Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, for inviting the AOC to participate in their big annual Spring Tune Up Ride in Rutledge, GA at the beautiful Sunflower Farm

It will be 3 days of riding, camping, and entertainment, as well as s’mores, plenty of opportunities to hang out with friends - new and old, and local HAPPY HOUR specials as well as live music on Friday and Saturday!!

There are mileage options every day.  YOU CHOOSE THE DAY(S) YOU WANT TO RIDE AND HOW MANY MILES YOU WANT TO RIDE DAILY!!  See the Brag website for mileage options www.brag.org

Please note you must sign up on the Brag site.  http://www.brag.org PLEASE ALSO NOTE IF YOU ARE JUST CAMPING YOU STILL MUST SIGN UP AS A NON-RIDER ON THE BRAG SITE.  EVERYONE MUST HAVE A WRIST BAND TO CAMP AND RIDE.

There will be bands and food trucks onsite so even if you're just doing just the Saturday ride, make sure you stay and hang out for Happy Hour and the bands.  

The fee (paid to Brag on the Brag website) includes camping, full support for the entire ride, shower truck, snacks and drinks at the rest stops, safety on route, bands Friday and Saturday nights.  All levels of experience are welcome, as well as all types of bikes but we would strongly recommend a road bike or hybrid and experience on doing distance riding for a few consecutive days.  It's not a race so you can ride at your own pace. . You will not be expected to stay together as an AOC group. There will be lots of other riders and you may find others that are your pace you'd prefer to ride with.  We will camp together as a group and hang out in the evenings for the bands and at our camping area.

Maps are included but the route is clearly marked.  There is food, drink and porta potties located at the rest stops along the way every 10 to 15 miles.

It's a ride not a race.  There will be a Newcomers' Meeting every morning for first-time BRAG riders. 

NOTE: For safety, a helmet  is required to be worn during this event.  No helmet, no bike ride.

Can’t make all 3 days?  That’s no problem! You’re free to choose your days accordingly as what works best for you!

http://www.brag.org/stu 

 

BRAG’s AOC Special

BRAG is offering AOC members 15% off the registration fee until March 1, 2019.   Register now so you can usher in the cycling season  in Rutledge, GA, at the 26th annual Spring Tune-Up Ride. Mark your calendar now to get your cycling season started with the Spring Tune-Up Ride.  Once you sign up, I will email you the 15% off code to enter on the Brag site to get the discount.  

THE AOC DISCOUNT IS ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER ON THE BRAG SITE BEFORE March 1 2019.

REGISTERING ON THE AOC SITE ALONE WILL NOT GET YOU THE DISCOUNTED RATE, IN FACT IT WON’T GET YOU REGISTERED WITH BRAG!

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH BOTH BRAG and THE AOC BY MARCH 1, 2019. 

Registrations after March 1st are welcome to ride with us, but you will be responsible for paying BRAG the full fee.


Required Items to Bring:

Your bike, HELMET IS REQUIRED, gloves, camping equipment if camping.  

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

Brag has reststops approximately every 10 miles and provides Powerade, water and snacks.  They also provide technical support and SAG should you need it.  


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

There is no carpool for this event.  We will meet at the event.  Rutledge is about 50 minutes East of Atlanta on Interstate 20.  Spring TuneUp is at the Sunflower Farm located at 1380 Durden Road, Rutledge, GA 30663

 Take I-20 East From Atlanta

  • Take exit 105 for Rutledge/Newborn and make a right off the exit

  • Take the first left onto Centennial Rd AND THEN TRAVEL 0.8 miles

  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Keencheefoonee Rd

  • Travel 2.1 miles and Turn left onto Durden Rd

  • After 0.9 miles the sunflower farm will be on your right


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


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

Since no money is exchanged through the AOC, please see Brag's refund policy on their website. 

www.brag.org 


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