The health and well-being of our riders, staff, volunteers, and partners is a priority for BRAG. We are committed to making decisions that align with this priority. We are committed to playing a constructive role to limit the spread of the virus which is why we are moving the 41st Annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia to June 5 – 12, 2021. Same ride, routes, good times and good vibes! If you registered for Big BRAG 2020, your registration and merchandise purchases will be automatically transferred to 2021- you don’t need to do a thing.
For Spring TuneUp, riders travel at their own pace along a set route which includes rest stops with refreshments. You may choose to ride as many or as few miles as you like ranging from 20 – 100 miles. The start/finish will be at the same location all weekend. At the end of each day’s ride, there will be food & drinks, hot showers, live music, and games. Some riders will choose to stay at local hotels. More information.
For TuneUp, riders travel at their own pace along a set route which includes rest stops with refreshments. You may choose to ride as many or as few miles as you like ranging from 20 – 100 miles. The start/finish will be at the same location all weekend. At the end of each day’s ride, there will be food & drinks, hot showers, live music, and games. Some riders will choose to stay at local hotels.
On Friday, June 19, BRAG Dream Teams will come together in Brunswick, Georgia to ride in Honor of Ahmaud Arbery’s Life and the Juneteenth holiday.
The 25 mile ride starts at 11am on Friday and is open to the BRAG DREAM Team and the BRAG community.
One Rest Stop (13 mile mark) at Liberty Ship Park, which is beneath the Sidney Lanier Bridge, will be supported by BRAG and Dream Team volunteers.
Juneteenth Ride will end at the Yellow Deli where lunch will be served
Winter Ride is a relaxed, multi-sport tour of Coastal Georgia
The Winter Ride is suitable for all levels of cyclists. Each day we ride to different locations in the St. Marys area and visit such attractions as Cumberland Island, the Jekyll Island, Fernandina Beach, and Kings Bay Submarine Base. Each night we stay in hotels, enjoy happy hours, and sit down to delicious dinners. Non-riders are also welcomed.
Nearly 200 bicycle advocates, industry representatives, planners and elected officials will roll into Carrollton for the 2020 Georgia Bike Summit, Sept. 18-19.
“We are very excited to bring the 11th Annual Georgia Bike Summit to Carrollton,” said Georgia Bikes Executive Director Elliott Caldwell. “With the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) also coming to Carrollton this summer, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for bicycling in the area.”
Each year, Georgia Bike Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to share best practices, disseminate information and collaborate in building a bicycle-friendly Georgia. A secondary purpose of the summit is to showcase the bicycle culture and amenities of communities throughout the state.
“Carrollton has really focused on being a great place to ride a bicycle,” said Caldwell. “The dedication of many community members, the local government in creating the GreenBelt, as well as better on-road infrastructure, is bearing fruit with these kinds of events coming to Carrollton.“ In 2018 Carrollton earned Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists. The League praised the city for embarking on a “bold vision to improve cycling.”
The Bike Summit is Georgia’s only statewide gathering for bicycle advocates. This is the first time the event is being held in Carrollton after being held in larger cities and on the coast for its first 10 years. Caldwell said the 2016 Georgia Trails Summit in Carrollton, which several Bike Summit organizers attended, positively influenced the decision to award the city the 2020 event.