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Murder Creek+ :: Gravel Grinder

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Lake Margery Parking lot   Bike: Murder Creek+ :: Gravel Grinder   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 6 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Aug 6 2022 11:45 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 1 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 5 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:50 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (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.


This might be listed as a "Biking" event but this is technically NOT just any biking is the Murder Creek Gravel Grinder. Best suited for attack while on a proper gravel bike, CX bike (maybe a mountain bike if the gearing is favorable).

The 39 mile Murder Creek & 60 mile Double Murder gravel routes meander through pecan groves and past country churches on the rolling back roads of middle Georgia's Jasper County. The start is less than an hour from downtown Atlanta but it feels a world apart.

This is the 39-miler in a clockwise fashion with a few extra miles thrown in to include some of the good stuff of the 60-miler Double version...and personal preferences.

If you want to ride fast in the dirt, gravel (and yes, some roads)  this is for you!
If you love drilling a dirty big ring, this IS for you

If you don't mind trading flesh with trees, rocks, gravel and/or dirt this is for you
If you like getting off the full "exploratory" effect, this is for you (even tho I have the turnXturn downlaoded thru RWGPS.
If you have more energy than sense, this is probably for you too
If you're scared to ride on a mix of streets, muddy, clay or dirt roads, this is NOT for you

If you have to ask what a CX or gravel bike is, this is not for you.

Oh, we plan on jumping over to the World Famous "Sac-O-Suds" off of GA16 for a funny photo op with Marisa Tomei - LOL :)


Best of MURDER CREEK - A bike ride in Jasper County, GA ( 





Required Items to Bring:

Gravel or CX bike
....errrrr MTB - hope you got some big gears!
Helmet is a MUST
Tail & bar light is a safety PLUS
water (not a lot of stops to re-fill) & food for 3+ hours of pedal time
tubes, pump/air & repair tools

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

cycling shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Shady Dale, GA 31085

#GTS from yer nek-o-da-woods

Lot is gravel and has aboat ramp so plan on sharing the lot with others



While there's not a formal carpool listed, if you live near Roswell, GA hit me up for carpool options
Be sure to bring some green :: not sure if parking is free

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