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Spinning Time On The Beltline: 28 Miles of City Biking - 7:30 AM Pedal Time




The Basics:
Event Type:Explorer
Event Location: Atlanta   Explorer: Spinning Time On The Beltline: 28 Miles of City Biking - 7:30 AM Pedal Time  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 26 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Oct 26 2019 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 24 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 26 2019 7:15 am
Event Duration:4 Hours +/-
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:28 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

 

***** NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE *****

For new members and/or members without recent documented AOC D3 bike riding related experience, please email the trip leaders explaining your recent long distance riding experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for the ride.

 This is a no- drop road ride so no one will be left behind, but if you can't keep up with the group and/or follow the bike route directions, you may be asked to turn around or Uber your way back to the finish.  You must feel comfortable riding on busy and crowded streets and bike paths in a group

 

 

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” — John F. Kennedy

 

Spinning Time On The Beltline

 Circles get a bad rap... 

Feel like you're riding in circles?  Spinning like a top?  Don't let life throw you for a loop!  

Cinch up your belt, grab your bike and come spin with us on one big circle!  We're circumnavigating Atlanta on the BeltLine.   

Atlanta has an amazing number of parks connected like the green jewels of a necklace along the existing and proposed BeltLine loop including:

 Piedmont Park 

 Freedom Park 

 Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park 

 Grant Park 

 DH Stanton Park 

 Adair Parks (I and II) 

 Rose Circle Park 

 Gordon-White Park 

 Mozley Park 

 Washington Park 

 Hemphill Water Reservoirs Park 

 Bobby Jones Golf Course 

 Tanyard Creek Park 

 Winn Park 

We'll traverse city streets, visit interesting in-town neighborhoods, view some of the amazing skyline vistas around the city and revel in the shady spots in the many parks along the way! 

 - Optional Breakfast -

You're invited to join us at Julianna's Crepes for a bite to eat and/or refreshment after the ride. Plz bring $$$ to pay for what you eat & drink :) 

Julianna's Crepes
775 Lake Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
 +1 404-436-1825
http://www.atlantacrepes.com/
 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60898- d4979409-Reviews-Julianna_s_Crepes-Atlanta_Georgia.html
   
 
 
 

Our Group Riding Plan        

Our plan is to cycle 28 +/- miles on and around the Beltline Trail.  We will start and finish our ride at Krog Street Market.

Starting time is at 7:30 AM near the bike racks at the side entrance of Krog Street Market.  You will want to arrive 7:20 AM to check-in.

We will ride at a two wheel moderate pedal pace (Not too fast, not too slow) and enjoy the city and parks on our route.

This is NOT a flat greenway, Silver Comet ride, or speed race to see who can finish first - there will be traffic, hills, paved and uneven roads, and many stops & turns during our ride. 

We will plan to stay together as a group, stopping at most turns and parks to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade.

 

Our Route    

 

 

Distance

 Elevation gain/loss 

 

 

Start & Finish Location

 Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street

Atlanta, GA 30307

http://www.krogstreetmarket.com/

 

     

Important Notes       

For safety, helmet required to be worn during this event.  No helmet, no ride. 

Wear light or bright color clothing and working lights on both front and back of your bike for visibility.

We recommend a road or hybrid bike.

Carry your phone for emergencies, GPS, Uber, etc.

Carry a whistle for signaling - emergencies, flats, breakdowns, lost, etc..

Inspect & pump up your bike tires the night before the event, not the morning of...we plan to start our ride @ 7:30 AM Sharp!

Required Reading - bike signals & commands: https://cyclingtips.com/2009/09/verbal-and-non-verbal- communication/

***Be courteous to other members on the waiting list - if you're not able to attend the event afterall, please don't wait to drop the day before or morning of the ride. Try to give as much notice as possible so other members can make their plans to attend the ride.

Carry extra $$$ or credit card for meal, beverages, snacks, emergencies, etc.

If you're a Garmin user, please join our  'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other  AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255568 

Itinerary is subject to change before and during the event. 

 

Items to Bring


Required Items to Bring:

 

-Bicycle helmet

-Spare tire tube & repair kit

-Phone so you can contact us or we can contact you during the ride for emergencies, bike flats, repairs, etc. 

-Trip leader(s) phone number and copy of itinerary (Cue sheet with directions)

-There is water and bathroom along the route but may not be where you want them so we suggest bringing your own water or Gatorade

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

 

-Water or Gatorade (Very important to stay hydrated) 

-Bike front and back light

-Bright clothing or reflective vest  (You want to be seen by drivers)

-Sunglasses or biking glasses

-Bike bell

-Snack (GUI, etc.)

-Portable bike pump or CO2 cartridge

-Biking gloves

-Bike lock/chain

-Camera

-$$$ or credit card for meal, beverages, snacks, emergencies, etc.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

 

GPS Location:

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street

Atlanta, GA 30307

http://www.krogstreetmarket.com/

Please give yourself enough time to find parking on the local streets.  We will meet at the side entrance of Krog Street Market next to the bicycle racks.

 

 


Notes:

Links:

http://www.krogstreetmarket.com/

http://www.atlantacrepes.com/

http://candlerpark.org/ 

http://beltline.org/explore/maps/overview-maps/

http://www.piedmo ntpark.org/visit/park_map.html

http://www.atlantadowntown.com/go/freedom- park   


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


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