The Velo Atlanta Cycling Club will host its 6th annual fundraising charity bicycle ride, the Rescue 1 Century starting in beautiful Social Circle. This ride brings much needed awareness to sexual and human trafficking and child exploitation in Georgia. This year, we will select and donate to non-profit organizations with missions or objectives that prevent or mitigate the impact of this pervasive issue.
The 30th Annual Challenge of the Centuries Bike Ride will be held on May 23, 2020 in Hartwell, Ga. The rides are: Smith-McGee Sojourn-37miles, Ruckersville Ramble-100 Kilometers, and the Calhoun Falls Century-100 miles. The rides will start and finish in historic downtown Hartwell on Depot Street. After the rides there will be a celebration in the Southern Hart Brewery event room on the square. More information.
Metric Century and Half Century offers a challenging ride through the rolling hills of Dawson County. This ride starts and finishes a the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and boxed lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Goody bags and t-shirts are guaranteed for riders that register by July 5th, 2021. More information.
Grady Health Foundation’s fourth annual VeloCity fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the beautiful Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills. With its vast 8,000 acres, our new location will allow us to implement any necessary COVID-19 precautions so that our participants may ride or run safely. VeloCity 2021 features a variety of distance options, including 100-mile, 62- mile, 50-mile, 25-mile, and 10-mile rides along metro Atlanta’s best bike routes and run/walk options, including the Grady Superhero 5K and a 9-mile trail run on the 8,000-acre Bouckaert Farm. Participants of all ages and abilities who register for this movement are invited to stay for lunch and an all-day, family-friendly celebration after crossing the finish line.
Registration starts at $30, depending on the course. Participants who cannot join the event on May 1 have an option to register as a Virtual Rider. VeloCity 2021 supports the overall mission of the Grady Health System. Participants can organize teams or raise funds as an individual. No matter how you move or what distance you choose, your registration fee and the funds you raise will directly support Grady’s mission.
Who: Grady Health Foundation
What: Velocity Atlanta 2021
When: 6:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021
Where: Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, GA
For more information and registration, visit www.velocityatlanta.com; www.facebook.com/VeloCityAtlanta
The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but is nevertheless a demanding and challenging course at 58 miles.
The 20th Annual Beautiful Backroads Century Bike Ride in Cartersville, Ga. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. and ride starts at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sample several Anheuser-Busch beers after the ride and enjoy live music. Sign up today. Early bird registration ends on Aug. 31, 2020. More information.
The Wilson100 is named after Scott Wilson, one of the past presidents of the Southern Bicycle League who made tremendous contributions to improving cycling in the Atlanta area. Scott Wilson was in his late 30’s when he passed away in September 1986 of cancer. This being the original SBL Century ride that started in the 1970’s was re-named for Scott in 1987.
New for this year is the 100 Mile Bailout which will be 78 miles in length. On site registration and packet pick-up starts at 6:30 a.m.
Metric Century and Half Century offers a challenging ride through the rolling hills of Dawson County. This ride starts and finishes at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.