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Riding The BBC 48 Mile Route - 7:45 AM Pedal & Roll!
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 2 2021 7:45 am >> Sun, May 2 2021 12:45 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Apr 11 2021 6:45 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, May 2 2021 7:15 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|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|
***Not a beginners ride. This event requires participants to have completed recent 40+ 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***
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
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, calling 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.
|How to Get There:|
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.
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