Riding The BBC 50 Miles - 7:40 AM Pedal & Roll! - Sat, Jul 25 2020

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Riding The BBC 50 Miles - 7:40 AM Pedal & Roll!

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: White   Bike: Riding The BBC 50 Miles - 7:40 AM Pedal & Roll!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 25 2020  7:40 am >> Sat, Jul 25 2020 12:40 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 12 2020 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 25 2020 7:15 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:50 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Colin 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:6
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



* 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 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 50 mile road ride - if you're not sure you can ride the entire 50 mile distance, this is probably not the event for you *

* Must feel comfortable road riding in traffic *

* 10 rider limit *


Join us for this popular early cool morning scenic & low traffic bike ride starting at the Budweiser Plant in Cartersville, GA.  The Bud Plant allows bike riders to park at the plant and ride


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

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





Our Group Riding Plan       

Our plan is to bike ride the popular 48 mile BBC route (Plus 2 additional miles to give us a total of 50 miles of saddle time) 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 roll out at 7:40 AM sharp to beat the heat!

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 at turns to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade and snacks. 

Optional: After the ride, we will plan to gather at the Bud Plant parking area picnic benches for a post ride lunch under the trees, so bring a sandwich and beverage of your choice!

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, so plz carry your phone with map app loaded.  Road bike strongly recommended, unless you can keep up with the other cyclists on a hybrid bike.

Please plan to show up 5-10 minutes before the start of the ride for check-in, intros, safety review, changes, and riding plan.


      Our Scenic Bike Route    


48 mile BBC route + 2 miles = 50 Total Miles


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 (Turned on) for emergencies, Uber ride, 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

Phone (Should be turned on) in case you or the trip leader need to reach each other, access map, call Uber, or emergencies

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

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

Whistle - in case you you have an emergency and need to signal to the group to stop

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.

Be sure to grab that early morning cup of coffee to go and give yourself plenty of time to get to the Budweiser Plant - traffic conditions and speed very unpredicatable on I-75.



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

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