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Riding 69 Miles On The Scenic BBC - 8:00 AM Pedal & Roll!




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: White   Bike: Riding 69 Miles On The Scenic BBC - 8:00 AM Pedal & Roll!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 3 2020  8:00 am >> Sat, Oct 3 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 20 2020 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 1 2020 6:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:69 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 / 5 (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:

 

* This event is dependent on state and local government direction and AOC Leadership direction

We will adhere to any social distancing directives that may be in place

 * Not a beginners ride

* This event requires registrants to have completed recent multiple 30 to 45+ mile road rides with hills, and will be expected to train for this ride

* All registrants are subject to review, screening and approval by the trip leader(s)

* If you're a new member or don't have a riding history with us, 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

* Itinerary is subject to change before and during event

 

Join us for this scenic and low traffic 69 mile bike ride on the BBC starting & finishing at the Budweiser Plant in Cartersville, GA

 

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride" - President John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

Our Group Riding Plan       

Our plan is to bike ride 69 miles on the 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.  Bike route does have ground and directional markers every few miles.

We will 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 route 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 69 Mile Bike Route    

 

 

Important Notes

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 (Turned on) 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   

Bicycle Hand Signals

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Required Items to Bring:

Helmet (No helmet, no ride!)

Cell phone (Turned 'on') with trip leader(s) phone numbers, and route map

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

Extra bike inner tube, CO2 cartridge or small pump

Meal for lunch stop

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

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

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

Biking glasses or Sun glasses

Biking clothing - pants, shirt, gloves, etc.

Bicycle tools 

Whistle to signal group for breakdowns, emergencies, etc.

Sunscreen

Chafing cream - Body Glide, vaseline, etc.

Money for any store stops, emergencies, etc.


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.

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