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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 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. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Up the Creek Without a Pedal ride

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Rome, GA   Bike: Up the Creek Without a Pedal ride  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 27 2019  8:00 am >> Sat, Apr 27 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 12 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 26 2019 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:32 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Note that 1) You must register/pay at event web site HERE IN ADDITION to registering for the AOC event.  It is recommended that you register prior to the event (price increase after April 13) 2) We'll ride as a group for at least the 1st 12 miles, where the 32 & 53 mile routes separate from the 71 & 104 routes.  You may also start independently if you prefer (please let me know when registering if this is the case)

Come ride with us for the 29th Annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal Ride in Rome, GA.  This ride features the  scenic valleys of NW Georgia, with very little climbing and great support.  This is another great ride to build your endurance while the weather is ideal for riding

Registration opens at 6:30am on ride day.  We will meet in front of registration (in front of the Forum building) at 7:30 (See GPS above), where we can discuss who's riding which course (see distances below).  The ride begins as a mass start (about 500 riders) at 8:00. No one is required to ride as a group. There will be different paces for different folks.  

The route has only 700 ft of climbing for the 32 mi course and 1,200 ft for the 53 mi course, which are considered flat courses.  Support throughout the ride is abundant with support vehicles and frequent, well stocked rest stops about every 15 miles. The ride supports TRED Rome/Floyd, a non-profit in NW Georgia that supports cycling advocacy.  Ride will go on, rain or shine.

Money is not collected by the AOC and there are no refunds

All riders must register here.  Ride distances are 32, 53, 71 and 104 miles.  Cost is $40 thru April 13 ($10 extra for T- shirt), increasing after that date to $55.  Registration opens day of ride at 6:30.  Ride starts at 8:00

Links to maps of rides:  32 miles, 53 miles, 71 miles, 104 miles

DISCLAIMER: The Trip Leader(s) for this event has (have) elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.


Required Items to Bring:


Repair Kit



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

extra water and snacks as needed. Rest stop every 15 miles.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


The Forum

301 Tribune Street

Rome, GA 30161

58 miles from Atlanta (from I-285 & I-75 in NW Atlanta)

•    N on I-75 to exit 290. 

There will be plenty of signage directing you to parking for the ride.  You an also find parking options here.  I've parked at P6 lot, P7 deck and along Tribute St.  All should be free.


You are responsible for your own bike maintenance. SAG is available, but ultimately your responsibility.

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

Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes:

You must register and pay for this event directly with the 3rd party event host. 

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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

There are no refunds or exchanges