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Urban BikePacking - Roswell 2 CC - 70mi Out & Back




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Roswell, Ga   Bike: Urban BikePacking - Roswell 2 CC - 70mi Out & Back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 3 2022  8:00 am >> Sun, Dec 4 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 25 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 2 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:1 Days 6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:140 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Horhay
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

IT'S TIME FOR SOME URBAN BIKEPACKING AGAIN!
Pack your saddlebags, B.O.B.'s, panniers and/or BACKPACK for an awesome early winter bike event that take us out from City Hall in Roswell to the Silver Comet Trail (SCT) to the Camp Comet's primitive campsites.  I'll be on my CX bike but a gravel/touring bike is probably best suited for this event, or even a hybrid bike since it's a mix of surfaces....road, boardwalks, gravel, some dirt and a whole lotta SCT. We did a test run on a section of the SCT - and let me tell you - when you add 40+ pounds of gear to a bike...it's a WHOLE DIFFERENT form of torture :P 
We may or may not be together the entire path (depending on pace of others), so be comfortable knowing the route in advance. You can find my RWGPS turn-by-turn data HERE. I will be vetting people hard on this event too, you'll need basically all of the gear you'd need for lightweight, primitive backpacking, the physical & mental fortitude, and a bike to carry it all on (no shuttling gear out separately, it's bike packing). You'll also be required to maintain your own rig & gear, be prepared for mechanical issues, "out there repairs" and the unexpected. AAA is always a nice card to pull if things go really sideways. 

The campsites are primitive, as I mentioned before. With that being said, it's on the SCT so we have some Creature Comforts (wink, wink) at our disposal and worse case scenario we're near a roadway (hwy 278) a lot of the time.

Wheels down at 8 a.m. SHARP and we'll ride out from the small parking lot off of Roswell's City Hall so cars are not messed with.

The campground marker is at mile 45 on the SCT, and the sites are right off the trail (actually left but you know what I mean). There is a convenience store not too far away so there's always an option for additional water and/or supplies, but don't rely on this place for food. Bring plenty of lights & batteries being sure to set up your tent/hammock site as soon as you get there, since it's first come, first serve format. 

There's plenty of dead trees around, so weather permitting we'll have a lil fire to tell stories, play banjos and harmonicas around the pit. A pack saw might be in tow with me, but if anyone else has one....more the merrier!

This event combines the best parts of backpacking with the best parts of bike riding = BIKEPACKING. If it's a success, we'll be sure to "crank" out more of these events in the future.

All gear is to be "muled" by rider - no sag wagons!
It's Bikepacking, not Bike Slack Packing...all  potential participants will be vetted for a gear shakedown over the phone. I reserve the right to remove members if this requirement is not followed.

Hopefully the skies will be clear and we can benefit from the near FULL MOON too!

 

roswell 2 CC

 


Required Items to Bring:

 

Bike - helpful

Helmet - a must

Cold Weather gear for the ride out, the night there & the ride back

all the backpacking gear for over night:
Tent, S-Bag, mat, stove, water
Food
Energy drinks
E-tabs
more food

Flashlight(s) & Batteries
Charging equipment - they have outlets/hookups if I'm not mistaken, but just in case

On-Board GPS
Tools
Pump
tube(s)
CC & Cash
RoadID and regular ID

 

 

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

rain gear if necessary...but I'll probably pull the plug on this if it looks bad, but we survived the 102 version in the fall of 2019.

Strava/Garmin/MapMyRide gadgets

Glasses/Sun or clear

Waterproof containers for food, clothing, gear and trash!

Rodent proof bag(s) for smelly stuff

 

just think of the worst case scenarios and plan accordingly! 

 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Again, the GPS link above shows where we meet, but it's in the lot furtherst away from the actual buildings so we do not get any unecessary attention. WHEELS DOWN AT 8 a.m. SO GET THERE WELL B4 8am


Notes:

#KeepTheRubberSideDown #LeaveNoTrace

There are NO restrooms, running water or power at Camp Comet. There is however a porta potty at a nearby parking lot the last time I was out that way.


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

Cost Includes:

Camp site is free but limited in space and it's a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE set up. Let's hope we're the only loco cyclists out there this weekend (after all it is Georgia vs Tennessee weekend).


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


Registration for this event opens at 11/25/2022 11:11:00 AM