Urban Assault Ride ::: Roswell 2 Smyrna...and back - Thu, May 16 2019

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Urban Assault Ride ::: Roswell 2 Smyrna...and back

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Bike: Urban Assault Ride ::: Roswell 2 Smyrna...and back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, May 16 2019  5:30 pm >> Thu, May 16 2019 8:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 13 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 16 2019 3:13 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:45 Miles
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Saddle up and gear up for an urban assault ride that starts at Roswell Adult Recreation Center (as you pull into the lot look left; parking nearest the road by bocce ball courts, as it's usually less congested) and travels down a series of bike paths, trails, roadways, boardwalks, sidewalks and such ALLL the way down to Paces Mill in Smyrna...yes Smyrna from Roswell by bicycle! 

The pace will be swift and the hills are a little 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 gravel bike, hybrid, mountain bike or even an experienced roadie could manage...but keep in mind I'll be throwing EVERY discipline of cycling at you during this ONE ride! We'll be in dirt, on gravel, hammering paved paths & streets, we have big hills up & big hills down, fast corners and dogging flat sections where the MaxHR is checked - oh and don't forget we have the boardwalks too! All this and 45+ miles = a kille urban assault ride. As I 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 (Rotten Wood Creek Trail) we'll take a quick second to catch our breath use the bathrooms, get our light gear set if we haven't already 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 45 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! 

**Post ride ABs at Gate City as we spin through Alive After 5 in Roswell**

Urban Assault Route UA45


Required Items to Bring:


front and rear lights with fresh batteries (or charge) Safety 1st! It will probably be getting dark 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.

 NO EARBUDS, you need to hear traffic, other rider's callouts and such..safety 1st!

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



layers - 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 parking area across from the Rec Center - and the area where we muster before "wheels down" 

The Adult Rec Center and Bocce Ball courts are right off Grimes Bridge Road, between Oxbo and  Warsaw/Norcross traffic circle ::
General address is:

830 Grimes Bridge 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.



once more for the record:

 NO EARBUDS, you need to hear traffic, other rider's callouts and such..safety 1st!

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