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THE FULL 50 Greenway

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: North Point Pkwy Gway Lot   Bike: THE FULL 50 Greenway   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Apr 20 2023  4:30 pm >> Thu, Apr 20 2023 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 14 2023 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 20 2023 11:11 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:50 Miles
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Bridging the GAP - and testing the newly completed sections.

Join me for the North Point Pkwy LOT - Big Creek Greenway & Forsyth Greenway Ride. For those of you who have not been on the FULL Big Creek Greenway, it is great!  It is very well maintained, clean, pretty and challenging (sandy and damp in some spots). We might even see some wildlife. The Greenway is made up of mostly paved pathways through the woods with some boardwalks mixed in. We plan to do about 50 miles, starting from the North Point parking lot area. Once over to the UNION HILL Sk8 Park section there is a short GRAVEL section that goes up to Reagan Pkwy (and rejoins a bike path/sidewalk). From there we’ll rejoin the Greenway at Halcyon (Forsyth section (north of that is where it gets interesting, see middle of green profile map)). We'll ride to the end of the Forsyth Greenway, at the Canton Hwy junction. We’ll reach the end (re-group if necessary) grab a snack (self-supported) and head back!
I will be making a few planned “nature breaks” and a few random regrouping stops, but overall we’ll stop when needed.
The ride is suitable for a fast rider on a hybrid, cyclocross bike, but most ideal is a road bike...just know your skill set on loose dirt, sand and gravel. Avg pace for the entire ride is 15mph...not a beginner ride. Sawtooth Pass and the last portion of G'way near Canton Hwy. is insanely steep, be geared appropriately (and your brakes are dialed in)! 

**Please be sure you’re cool with the decking part of the Forsyth section; Road bikes are fine, just watch wet leaves, mold & mildew on decking boards.

Trail maps:

http://www. content/uploads/2009/09/Alpharetta_Greenway_Trail_Map.pdf Portals/1/Documents/Maps/Park%20Maps/Big%20Creek%20Greenway%2 010.25.16.pdf



Required Items to Bring:

water, Gatorade, whatever you like to keep hydrated

bike (hello)

helmet (no helmet, no ride)

tube, pump, repair gear


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bike Lights (safety first)

Food items – only you know what it will take to fuel yourself for a 50+ mile ride.
Clothing in layers for various temps
Passing Bell



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North Point Mall Trailhead

Take exit  8 off GA 400 N for Mansell Rd  toward Alpharetta

Use the 2nd from the right lane to follow signs for N Point Pkwy  and merge onto Mansell Rd

Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto North Point Pkwy

Driving northbound on North Point Parkway halfway between Mansell and Haynes Bridge Roads, find the greenway sign next to the OLD Ethan Allen Showroom


Be an ambassador to the sport and be courteous #OnYourLeft

Remember it's the greenway, not a race course...don't be a FRED! yeah we like to go fast, but keep the 20+ pace for the roads 


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

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