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Big Creek Greenway Bike Ride - 20 mile version (Starting at 4:30)




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Bike: Big Creek Greenway Bike Ride - 20 mile version (Starting at 4:30)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 5 2019  4:30 pm >> Tue, Feb 5 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 31 2019 6:42 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 5 2019 12:01 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:20 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Mike S
George
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

 

We may have a rare opportunity for 70 degree weather on Tuesday.  Let's Ride! 

It is the time of year when we are racing the sun.  Sunset will be at 6:11.  We have to start promptly at 4:30, to get done before sunset.

 This is not a casual ride.  We will be moving at a moderate to fast pace, and average over 14 mph, including stops. 

Join us for a sneak out early ride on the Big Creek Greenway. For those of you who have not been on the Big Creek Greenway, it is great!  It is very well maintained, clean and very pretty.  We might even see some wildlife.  The Greenway is made up of mostly paved pathways through the woods with some boardwalks mixed in. We plan to do about 20 miles, starting from the Old Alabama Road parking area.  We'll ride to the end of the Greenway, on Marconi Drive.  This is were it gets intersting.  We'll get on Marconi Drive and do a double out and back, then return to the trail head. 
 
The ride is suitable for a hybrid, road bike or mountain bike. Please make sure your bike is ready to go the night before. We will depart from the parking lot at 4:30 sharp so please arrive 10 minutes early.

Special thanks to Trena and Lauren for the picture and basic information!


Trail map:

http://www.bigcreekgreenway.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Alpharetta_Greenway_Trail_Map.pdf

 

Please note:


1. no helmet = no ride

2. bring water - it's hot out

3. per the directions below -- please follow the paved road back and park by the restroom building


Required Items to Bring:

water, gatorade or whatever you like to keep hydrated (important)

bike

helmet

tube, pump

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

Bike Lights


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GA 400 to exit 7 (Holcomb Bridge Rd) and go East towards Norcross


Left at second traffic light onto Old Alabama Rd (Second traffic light). McDonalds is on your right)


Go about 1/3 mile and entrance to Roswell Greenway is on your left - you will turn in to a small parking lot. There is a beige (I think) sign with green writing. Come through that parking lot (continuing away from Old Alabama Rd) and follow the paved road over the hill. There will be a parking area and small restroom building on your right. We'll meet by the restroom building.

 

 


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