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Riding The BBC 48 Mile Route - 8:00 AM Pedal & Roll!




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: White   Bike: Riding The BBC 48 Mile Route - 8:00  AM Pedal & Roll!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 27 2020  8:00 am >> Sat, Jun 27 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, May 31 2020 8:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 27 2020 7:45 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:48 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Mike S
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 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. This event requires participants to have completed recent 30+ mile bike rides and is subject to review, screening and approval by the trip leader(s).  If you're a new member, please email the trip leaders explaining your recent biking experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this event***

***This is a 48 mile road ride - if you're not sure you can ride the entire 48 mile distance, this is probably not the event for you***

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GugsCdLHm- Q 

 

Join us for this early cool morning summer scenic and low traffic bike ride starting at the Budweiser Plant in Cartersville, GA.  They allow bike riders to park at the plant and ride

 

 

 

Our Group Riding Plan       

Our plan is to bike ride the popular 48 mile BBC route at a 2 wheel moderate pedal pace (not too fast, not too slow) and enjoy the rolling hills and amazing countryside backroad scenery. 

We will also stop around noon for a few minutes to eat, so bring a sandwich of your choice!

There are hills, some more challenging, please note: this is NOT a flat greenway or Silver Comet ride, or speed race to see who can finish first.  We will plan to stay together as a group, stopping every few miles to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade and snacks. 

Up front notice: This is a no-drop ride so no one will be left behind, but if you can't keep up with the group and/or follow the bike course direction markings, you may be asked to turn around - you're responsible for finding your way back to the start.  Road bike strongly recommended, unless you can keep up with the other cyclists on a hybrid bike.

  

 

      Our Scenic 48 Mile Bike Route    

 

 

 

Important Notes

 Social distancing and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations will be followed

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

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

We recommend a road bike although you can ride a hybrid.

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

Budweiser lets riders park in the lot to the right.  Park on the side away from the factory along the edge of the lot (they are closed on Sundays). Please do not litter, change in the open, or urinate in their bushes.

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.


Required Items to Bring:

Helmet (No helmet, no ride!)

Water and bathrooms are very limited along the route so we suggest bringing your own water or Gatorade and snacks

Meal for lunch stop

Download the "Ride With GPS' map (Print out or use on phone) - trip leaders will send out link prior to ri

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

Water or Gatorade, afternoon meal, and snacks as needed

Extra bike inner tube, CO2 cartridge or small pump

Front and back light (Not required but you want drivers to see you)

Dress appropriate to weather

Bright clothing - you want drivers to see you on the road


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Address:  100 Busch Drive NE, Cartersville, GA

Directions:  North on I-75 to Cartersville-White Road exit, EXIT 296.  Keep right and take the ramp towards White. Merge onto Cassville White Road NE. Turn right onto Old Cass White. Old Cass White becomes Busch Dr NE.


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


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