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Ultimate 2020 Ride!

Wednesday, December 30th, 7:30am
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Type Meet at Skill Level
Ride College Marta Station (Official version only) Difficult

Description

The time and date above are only a suggestion. There is no set group ride for this event, please enjoy these routes at your leisure during or after the Virtual Festival!

2020 has been hard, so why not end it the same way with our Ultimate 2020 Ride!!!

This route, called Country Cents, is provided by John Christopher Matyjasik and it...is...a... DOOZY! This rambling century is 85% paved, 15% gravel, will take you all the way down south to Brooks GA, and is a ton of fun. Wanna learn more about it before you ride? Then check out this ride report on the route written by the illustrious Jacob Cronan.

On the way you will do the loop of champions around the Atlanta Motor Speedway, shoot the breeze on the shores of Lake Horton, and then bump along the Bumby Betty Gravel route before heading North back into Atlanta. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention that there is also a donkey! See if he’s out and about at around mile 62ish. (pro tip, bring him a snack)

The official route starts and ends at College Park Marta station where you can either arrive by train or park. For more of a challenge we have a longer route option that starts from Piedmont Park, but passes by Marta stations on the way back if you want to shorten the trip. There is also a metric century version that still hits all the sites starting from Starr's Mill Park where there is parking available.

So pick your route, get out there, find your pace, and finish 2020 strong!

ATTENTION:

These are difficult routes, if you have never done a century (non-metric) then we do not recommend the longest 2020 Edition route and instead suggest the Metric Century (62 Miles) Version. We also do not recommend you ride these routes solo, but please be mindful of covid precautions when riding with others. We strongly encourage you to have your Bail out method in place should you need it (someone to come pick you up). We all have had bad days and have been there. In all versions, please be aware of your own abilities and limitations. Finish 2020 strong, not in pain. Also, be mindful of your surroundings as many of these roads are well traveled. Be sure to bring snacks to start off with, but there are plenty of stop points along the way to refuel. Finally, don't forget the essentials: tools, pump, co2, tubes, (or sealant and side of bacon if that's your jam), bike computer/phone, external battery.

Country Cents (official route):

RidewGPS: Here

Cue Sheet: Here

GPX File: Here

Route Details

Distance: 104.7 Miles

Estimated Time: 7-8 Hrs

Type of Road: Mostly Road/Some Gravel

Starting Location: College Park Marta Station (Parking Available or Ride the Train!)


Country Cents (2020 Edition):

RidewGPS: Here

Cue Sheet: Here

GPX File: Here

Route Details

Distance: 126.3 Miles

Estimated Time: 8:30-9:30 Hrs

Type of Road: Mostly Road/Some Gravel

Starting Location: Piedmont Park (Parking very limited)


Country Cents (Metric Version):

RidewGPS: Here

Cue Sheet: Here

GPX File: Here

Route Details

Distance: 62 Miles

Estimated Time: 4-4:30 Hrs

Type of Road: Half Road/Half Gravel

Starting Location: Starr's Mill (Parking available but somewhat limited)


Please do not ride in groups unless they are close family or other people you have been socially distanced with!

Please respect other riders space should you encounter them!

Please ride with Helmets and safely!

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2020-12-30 07:30:00 2020-12-30 08:30:00 America/New_York Ultimate 2020 Ride! The time and date above are only a suggestion. There is no set group ride for this event, please enjoy these routes at your leisure during or after the Virtual Festival! 2020 has been hard, so why not end it the same way with our Ultimate 2020 Ride!!! This route, called Country Cents, is provided by John Christopher Matyjasik and it...is...a... DOOZY! This rambling century is 85% paved, 15% gravel, will take you all the way down south to Brooks GA, and is a ton of fun. Wanna learn more about it before you ride? Then check out this ride report on the route written by the illustrious Jacob Cronan. On the way you will do the loop of champions around the Atlanta Motor Speedway, shoot the breeze on the shores of Lake Horton, and then bump along the Bumby Betty Gravel route before heading North back into Atlanta. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention that there is also a donkey! See if he’s out and about at around mile 62ish. (pro tip, bring him a snack) The official route starts and ends at College Park Marta station where you can either arrive by train or park. For more of a challenge we have a longer route option that starts from Piedmont Park, but passes by Marta stations on the way back if you want to shorten the trip. There is also a metric century version that still hits all the sites starting from Starr's Mill Park where there is parking available. So pick your route, get out there, find your pace, and finish 2020 strong! ATTENTION: These are difficult routes, if you have never done a century (non-metric) then we do not recommend the longest 2020 Edition route and instead suggest the Metric Century (62 Miles) Version. We also do not recommend you ride these routes solo, but please be mindful of covid precautions when riding with others. We strongly encourage you to have your Bail out method in place should you need it (someone to come pick you up). We all have had bad days and have been there. In all versions, please be aware of your own abilities and limitations. Finish 2020 strong, not in pain. Also, be mindful of your surroundings as many of these roads are well traveled. Be sure to bring snacks to start off with, but there are plenty of stop points along the way to refuel. Finally, don't forget the essentials: tools, pump, co2, tubes, (or sealant and side of bacon if that's your jam), bike computer/phone, external battery. Country Cents (official route): RidewGPS: Here Cue Sheet: Here GPX File: Here Route Details Distance: 104.7 Miles Estimated Time: 7-8 Hrs Type of Road: Mostly Road/Some Gravel Starting Location: College Park Marta Station (Parking Available or Ride the Train!) Country Cents (2020 Edition): RidewGPS: Here Cue Sheet: Here GPX File: Here Route Details Distance: 126.3 Miles Estimated Time: 8:30-9:30 Hrs Type of Road: Mostly Road/Some Gravel Starting Location: Piedmont Park (Parking very limited) Country Cents (Metric Version): RidewGPS: Here Cue Sheet: Here GPX File: Here Route Details Distance: 62 Miles Estimated Time: 4-4:30 Hrs Type of Road: Half Road/Half Gravel Starting Location: Starr's Mill (Parking available but somewhat limited) Please do not ride in groups unless they are close family or other people you have been socially distanced with! Please respect other riders space should you encounter them! Please ride with Helmets and safely! College Marta Station (Official version only), 3800 Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337 Atlanta Cycling Festival

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