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Arabia Mtn - Panola Mtn - Monastery Bike Trail - Monastery Closed due to coronavirus
|Event Location:||Nature Center at Arabia Mtn, 20 mi E of Atlanta|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jun 20 2020 9:00 am >> Sat, Jun 20 2020 2:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Jun 13 2020 7:40 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jun 19 2020 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Mike S|
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Of course, this event is dependent on state and local government direction and AOC Leadership direction.
Please note: Due to the coronavirus the monastery, visitor center, garden center, gift shop and cafe are closed. There will likely be no public restrooms open at the monestary. The grounds are open and are beutiful. We will enjoy a lunch break there. As a result, we may finish the event more quickly than the posted 5 hours.
We will adhere to any social distancing directives that may be in place.
Join us for a 5 hour event, 30 miles total, on the beautiful paved trails winding through the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Panola Mountain, and Monastery of the Holy Spirit.
After this 15 mile ride out, we'll ride back the same route for a total of 30 miles. We'll stop occasionally to regroup, snack and hydrate as needed. This is a group ride so we will try to stay together. NOTE: Please complete your pre-ride maintenance (e.g. inflate tires, lube chain, etc.) a day or two prior to the event. This will allow us to leave on time and complete the event on schedule.
Ability Level - The hills on this route make for a challenging ride. The large hills will test some riders strength. It's recommended that riders be in good physical shape and use a light weight bike. Road bikes are excellent and most hybrid bikes will be good.
Special thanks to John Christopher for the basic write up.
|How to Get There:|
ARABIA MOUNTAIN is in the SE corner of DeKalb County (east of Atlanta near Lithonia, GA and I-20). Once you exit from I20, navigating the roads to the meeting location at Arabia Mountian Nature Center is very, very tricky. Please review a map before you drive and follow the directions below very carefully.
A) From Atlanta or I-285 proceed eastbound on I-20 to exit #74 (Evans Mill Rd/Lithonia).
B) Veer right onto the ramp leading to Evans Mill Rd. Continue on this ramp (yes, it remains a ramp) for about 1 mile through one traffic light (intersection for Lithonia Industrial Blvd).
C) After these intersections, the ramp will fork and a secondary ramp that veers to the right will appear. DO NOT take this right turn! Stay straight on the ramp and continue to the large intersection next to the highway overpass (on the left) at the ramps end.
D) At the traffic light turn right onto Evans Mills road. You will immediately see another traffic light in front of you. At the traffic light, go straight through and onto Woodrow Road. DO NOT turn and follow Evans Mill . Yes, it's one of those Atlanta roads where the name of the road turns at an intersection.
E) Continue on Woodrow Road about 1 mile to a stop sign at Klondike Road. Turn right onto Klondike Road and travel approximately 1 mile. You will cross Rockland Road as you circle through a roundabout. Exit the roundabout on the opposite side as if you drove straigt acros Rockland.
F) Continue 1 more mile to the Arabia Mountain Nature Center on the right. Once you enter, you'll see the center to the left, parking on the left and right. The lot to the right is very large and has plenty of parking.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.