Saturday, November 18
All Saturday sessions are active, mobile workshops. A selection of workshops will begin at The Graduate but some are located off-site.
Our first mobile workshop is hosted by Athens Road Runners at 7:15 a.m.
The most popular run of the week! Saturdays have three or six-mile routes that change every few months. Pack some post-run cash and join us at Hendershots after the run for coffee and conversation. Members get a free small coffee each week.
Hendershots, 237 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
Join us at the Graduate’s pavilion for coffee and networking at 8:30 a.m. After a short welcome at 9:00, we’ll begin mobile workshops at The Graduate. You can choose your favorite below:
Routeless Ramble Ride: Singletrack, Roads, and Paths
Join Georgia Bikes E.D. and 20-year Athens local John Devine on a 10- to 20-mi. ride to see what makes the city great and not-so-great for riding bikes. We’ll hit the multi-use paths, roll some local singletrack, and check out a variety of on-road experiences. This is a multi-surface ride that will traverse some fairly technical dirt trails, paved paths, and urban roads – come prepared with a gravel or mountain bike, water, and snacks. Since this ride has no predetermined route, finish time is TBD.
Downtown Athens Walk
Presented by: Mickey O’Brien, PLA, LEED AP and Katelyn Lister, EIT
Join us for a walk in downtown Athens where we will identify and discuss how various elements of the roadway and streetscape impact pedestrian and bicyclist experience and safety. We will also assess a location with known bike/pedestrian concerns to consider and explore how it could be improved.
Mountain Bike Ride and Learn
SORBA Athens volunteers built and maintain five miles of mountain bike trails at Athens’ Walker Park, ranging from a beginner-level “Green” loop to the intermediate “Orange Crush” and “Drive-By Truckers” to more advanced downhill routes like “Widespread” and “Panic.” Ride these trails and learn about operational concerns with our friends from SORBA. Bring your mountain bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Part of the route will be on city streets.
Saturday Morning Road/Greenway Ride – Relaxed Pace
Athens-Clarke County Commissioner and longtime community bike advocate Carol Myers leads this 20- to 30-mi. recreational ride on local roads and paved paths like the Firefly Trail and the North Oconee River Greenway. Bring a road-specific bike, helmet, water, and snacks.
The below mobile workshop will begin off-site. See below for more details.
10:00: Gravel Ride p/b GA Cycle Sport
Starting location: 2467 Wire Bridge Rd, Arnoldsville, GA
Join Specialized Bicycle Ambassador Lisa Baynes on her third annual jaunt through the Oconee National Forest from Temple. You will need a gravel, CX or mountain bike for this ride. A tire width of 32mm plus would be best. One water crossing. Georgia Cycle Sport will be on site for last minute mechanic support.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to register.