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Bike, Camp and White Water in Columbus with BRAG!
|Event Location:||Columbus GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Oct 9 2014 5:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 12 2014 3:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Jul 26 2014 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Oct 5 2014 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Days 22 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Jerry K|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||30|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Thanks to our friends in "BRAG", Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, for inviting the AOC to participate in their big annual Fall Bike Fest in Columbus GA!
It will be 3 days of riding, camping, local entertainment, white water rafting, s’mores, plenty of opportunities to hang out with friends new and old, and local HAPPY HOUR Friday and Saturday!! As if this isn’t inviting enough, Columbus offers many avenues of entertainment at local restaurants, as well as the world-class Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning (on Sunday's bike route), the Civil War Naval Museum, and the Coca-Cola Science Museum which are also on Sunday's bike route. All these venues of entertainment are not far from camp.Did I mention local Happy Hour Friday and Saturday within walking distance of camp?
BRAG will be designating an area for AOC members to camp together. We will tent camp right on the Chattahoochee River in a beautiful downtown park, 2 blocks from restaurants and pubs. Yes, you can sleep in your car near the tent campers!
Wow! You say “I’m sold!” Well, wait, there’s more! BRAG offers 3 days of road cycling, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with options of 10 miles to a 100 mile century ride on Saturday. There'll be hot private showers at camp and great rest stops every 15 miles on the road.
Can’t make all 3 days? Can’t ride for 3 days and not walk funny? That’s no problem! You’re open to choose your days accordingly as you find what works best for you!
Friday, 10/10. The Lake Oliver Ride, 49 miles, or 36, or 10 miles. Go north on the North Riverwalk Path to Lake Oliver, then cover northern Muscogee and Harris Counties from west to east, and return via the Fall Line Trace to Columbus.
Saturday, 10/11. The Tour de Muscogee and Harris Century Ride, 100 miles, or 60, 41, or 22 miles. Ride the Fall Line Trace, then to Waverly Hall, Shiloh, Hamilton, and Cataula, GA. Return to Columbus.
Sunday, 10/12, The Hooah Ride, 41 miles, 27, or 16 miles. Ride the beautiful South Riverwalk Path from Columbus to Ft. Benning. Tour de Benning. Along the way, stop at the world-class Infantry Museum, the Civil War Naval Museum, the Coca-Cola Science Museum, and the Columbus State University Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.
Here are some highlights of the 2014 Georgia BikeFest.
• Café Campesino will be back for Georgia Bikefest. Ask for the BRAG Brew.
• Century Ride on Saturday in Georgia.
• New Friday route ALL in Georgia.
• Variety of snacks and cookies at the rest stops.
• Rest stops will be staffed by local volunteers.
• On Site Registration will open early (6:30 am) and stay open late (6:00 pm).
• Porta Potties at all rest stops.
• Free Georgia BikeFest Century Ride bandannas for first 100 Century Riders.
• Centurion Hats given to those who rode all three BRAG century rides in 2014.
• Ride On Bikes available for bike repairs
Wow! Does it get any better? Well, yes it does!
Jerry and Gloria Colley are not only at the heart of BRAG, they are also AOC members who want to share the experience with us all!
The 3-day adult fee is $100.
Daily ride rates are $45.
IMPORTANT: Although we pay nothing directly to the Atlanta Outdoor Club there are fees that each of us registrants can pay online to BRAG for the various event options. For additional information and to register and pay for your chosen options you must visit: http://brag.org/georgia- bikefest.html Also click below to indicate your interest in participating in our AOC "subgroup."
For additional information please visit: http://brag.org/georgia-bikefest.html
***** You must register with Brag as well as the AOC*****
Ride On Bikes in Columbus rents bicycles. Check with them if interested. http://rideonbikes.com/rentals/
|How to Get There:|
Woodruff Park, 957 Bay Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
The last intersection is W 11th St
If you reach W 10th St, you've gone too far
You are welcome to join for 1 day or all 3. Non riders are wlecome, a fee of half price is required to support facillity use. BRAG registration and camping will open at 5pm on Thursday October 9 and remain open Throughout Sunday.
Please register with BRAG as well as the AOC
***Dogs are allowed at campsite, but not not on bike trails***
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
All fees are to be paid directly to BRAG.
White Water rafting, meals, entertanment, etc. are individual responsibility
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.