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THE FULL 40 Greenway (Roswell to Cumming…and back)




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Bike: THE FULL 40 Greenway (Roswell to Cumming…and back)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 9 2019  9:00 am >> Sat, Feb 9 2019 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 4 2019 9:01 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 8 2019 10:01 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:40 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
George
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

This is not a casual ride.  We will be moving at a moderate to fast pace in and with traffic at times. Projected average is over 15 mph, including stops. 

Join us for the FULL Big Creek Greenway & Forsyth Greenway Ride. For those of you who have not been on the FULL Big Creek Greenway, it is great!  It is very well maintained, clean, pretty and challenging. 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 40 miles, starting from the Old Alabama Road lower parking lot area. Once done with the Alpharetta section there is a short road section that winds through an industrial park area (pretty safe with wide roads and shoulders for cyclists). From there we’ll rejoin the Greenway (Forsyth section (that is where it gets interesting, see middle of map above)). We'll ride to the end of the Forsyth Greenway, on Kelly Mill Rd. We’ll reach the end (re-group if necessary) grab a snack (self-supported) and head back!
 
We will be making a few planned “nature breaks” and a few random regrouping stops, but overall we’ll stop officially at the YMCA Lot (hope the restrooms are open), Marconi Lot, Kelly Mill Rd. and the same back).
The ride is suitable for a fast rider on a hybrid or cyclocross bike, but most ideal is a road bike...the pace is too fast for a mountain bike, so if you only have a mountain bike - please do not sign up.
**Please be sure you’re cool with the decking part of the Forsyth section; Road bikes are fine, just watch wet leaves, mold & mildew on platform.
**BE PREPARED TO RIDE IN AND WITH TRAFFIC**
You must have previous ride experience with me or a solid background in AOC cycling, you'll be removed if I believe it's a safety concern.
We will depart from the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. SHARP!


Trail maps:

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

 http://parks.forsythco.com/ Portals/1/Documents/Maps/Park%20Maps/Big%20Creek%20Greenway%2 010.25.16.pdf

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

water, Gatorade, HOT TEA or whatever you like to keep hydrated (most importantly)

bike (hello)

helmet (no helmet, no ride)

tube, pump, repair gear

 

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

Bike Lights (safety first)

Food items – only you know what it will take to fuel yourself for a 40 mile ride.
Clothing in layers for various temps
(start temp is listed around low 40's wrapping up in the upper 50's)

Passing Bell
Mirror

 


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. Jetboil hot coffee post ride – or a coffee run pending!

 


Notes:

Be an ambassador to the sport and be courteous #OnYourLeft

**Join me 4 optional lunch at HOLA! Taqueria in Roswell post ride**

 


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


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