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Rescheduled: Battle Ride at Fort Oglethorpe - 41 Miles of pedaling & history: 8 AM Start
|Event Location:||Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 23 2021 8:00 am >> Sun, May 23 2021 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, May 3 2021 4:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, May 22 2021 6:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 1 (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.
***** NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE *****
- Must have completed a recent minimum 37-40 mile road ride with hills to participate -
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.
For new members and/or members without recent D4 bike riding related experience, please email the trip leaders explaining your recent long distance riding experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for the ride.
This is a no-drop road ride so no one will be left behind, but if you can't keep up with the group and/or follow the bike route directions, you may be asked to turn around or Uber your way back to the start/finishing area. Road bike strongly recommended, unless you can keep up with the other cyclists on a hybrid bike. Lastly, you must feel comfortable riding on the road in a group with traffic.
Our Group Riding Plan
Join us for this early morning Fort Ogelthorpe battlefield area bike ride, starting and finishing at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Our plan is to cycle 41 miles of winding roads and hills around the Fort Ogelthorpe and battlefield area!
We will ride at a two wheel moderate pedal pace (Not too fast, not too slow).
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 each turn to re-group & re-energize with a few gulps of water or Gatorade.
- Start & Meeting Time -
8 AM SHARP Departure (Meeting time: 7:55 AM)
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.
You will definitely need to carry a spare tire tube in case you get a flat. You don't want to ride without one!
We strongly recommend a road bike although you can ride a hybrid, if you are a very strong cyclist and can keep up on the hills.
Carry your phone for emergencies, GPS, Uber, etc.
Carry a whistle for signaling - emergencies, flats, breakdowns, lost, etc..
Inspect & pump up your bike tires the night before the event, not the morning of...we plan to start our ride @ 8 AM Sharp, so please arrive 5-10 minutes earlier for check-in and important instructions!
Required Reading - bike signals & commands: https://cyclingtips.com/2009/09/verbal-and-non-verbal- communication/
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< /span>
Be courteous to other members on the waiting list - if you're not able to attend the event afterall, please don't wait to drop the day before or morning of the ride. Try to give as much notice as possible so other members can make their plans to attend the ride.
Itinerary is subject to change before and during the event.
Our Scenic Bike Route
Chickamauga Battefield Visitor Center: Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park - Recreation.gov
What to Bring
|How to Get There:|
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center
Address: 3370 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Latitude34° 56' 25.3554" N
Longitude85° 15' 35.7509" W
From I-75, take exit 350 onto Battlefield Parkway (GA HWY 2) and continue to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and LaFayette Road. Turn left onto LaFayette Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. The visitor center will be on the right. From I-24, take exit 180 onto Rossville Boulevard (US HWY 27). Continue south to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Drive through the intersection, continuing on the LaFayette Road. The visitor center will be on the right.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
You are responsible for your own cost and expenses for this event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.