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Spring Tuneup Bike Ride on the Roswell Riverwalk overlooking the Chattahoochee

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075   Bike: Spring Tuneup Bike Ride on the Roswell Riverwalk overlooking the Chattahoochee  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 13 2021  10:00 am >> Tue, Apr 13 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 8 2021 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 12 2021 9:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:14 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Charlie Cottingham
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


EVENT PLAN:  The late morning weather this Tuesday is expected to be great for cycling - warming from the 60s into the mid-70s, with lots of sunshine and little or no chance of rain.  Especially if you haven't been on your bike in a while, we hope you'll join us for this easy ~2-hour "spring tuneup ride" on the Roswell Riverwalk.  Its scenic boardwalks, bridges and "PATH-style" paved sections extend for about 7 miles along the north bank of the Chattahoochee River.  The Riverwalk overlooks the gorgeous Bull Sluice Lake section of the river alongside Riverside Road, Azalea Drive & Willeo Road - all just a couple of miles south of downtown Roswell, GA.
We'll gather a few minutes before 10:00 AM in the large free parking lot of Riverside Park by its central restroom buildings - see Directions & GPS Info below.  Before beginning the ride we'll take about 10 minutes to introduce everyone, discuss our planned route and review the basics of cycling safety, emergency tire repair, etc.  Our plan is to ride the entire trail in both directions for a total of about 14 miles at a leisurely to moderate paceOur group will pause occasionally along the way to enjoy the gorgeous riverfront scenery, observe birds & wildlife, and perhaps take a few photos - should have no problem being back at the cars by 12:30 PM.

COVID Guidelines:  As on all Atlanta Outdoor Club events during the pandemic we intend to follow CDC guidelines regarding safe social distancing, etc.  Let's each please bring a Mask and plan either to:  A) Keep it handy in case a situation arises that requires us to be closer than ~6 feet from one another or from passing strangers - or: B) Wear it during the entire outing. We encourage any unvaccinated members to get their Covid inoculations as soon as possible, which will enhance everyone's safety and health on future AOC events.

Required Items to Bring:

• Bicycle, with tires fully inflated, brakes/ derailleurs & chain pre-checked, and seat comfortably adjusted.
• Helmet:  Our Club expects everyone to wear one while riding.

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

• Bottle of Water (clipped to bike frame) or Hydration Backpack
• Cycling Gloves
• Sunglasses or amber-tinted all-weather cycling glasses, etc.
• Spare Tube
& lightweight Tire Pump (if you have these on hand)
• Camera or SmartPhone for our Photo-Ops.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GPS and USERS:  You can augment the verbal directions below by entering as your Destination Address for Riverside Park either of the following:

- Street Address:     575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
- Concise Lat/Lon:   34.0064, -84.3468 (Exact spot where we'll meet in the big parking lot.
                                   -  Be sure to include comma & minus sign.)

DIRECTIONS from GA-400 EXIT 6, "Northridge Rd" (This Exit is about 5 miles north of the GA-400/ I-285 Interchange in north metro Atlanta and about 3 miles south of downtown Roswell, GA.)

1. Get off GA-400 at Exit #6 ("Northridge Rd").
2.  A) If you were driving Northbound on GA-400 bear right onto the #6 exit ramp and make a complete rightward circle.  Continue bearing to your right across the GA-400 overpass bridge and merge rightward and northward onto Dunwoody Place(No need to pass directly through any traffic lights in this case.) - or:
    B) If you were driving Southbound on GA-400 bear right onto this (different) #6 exit ramp which will circle rightward.  Continue straight ahead northward onto Dunwoody Place (after passing through the traffic light at Northridge Rd).
3.  Take Dunwoody Place about 1.3 miles, merging into the right-turn lane for the traffic light at Roswell Rd.
4.  Turn Right onto Roswell Rd, go 0.6 mile (just beyond the Chattahoochee River bridge), merging into the right-turn lane for the traffic light at Riverside Rd/ Azalea Dr
5.  Turn Right onto Riverside Rd, go just 0.2 mile, and look for the Riverside Park sign on your Right.
6.  Turn Right into the large free parking lot, continue straight ahead to the southern end of the lot, and choose a parking space.  We'll gather beside the restroom buildings (ready to ride, please with our bikes & helmets).

For a zoomable map/ satellite view of the above gathering spot and its vicinity click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. (The crosshairs in the center of the Location map show exactly where we'll meet within the large Park, at the above concise Lat/Lon coordinates.) 

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

Cost Includes:

Free Event with Free Parking!

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

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