As I've posted elsewhere on this web site, the Bike List is my way of connecting with you and sharing news and updates about the Athens to Savannah Double Century Ride, and many other rides that I organize and co-organize, including the AthSav Kickoff, Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride, Pedal for Paws, Al Pless Memorial Ride, Jackson Brevet, and the Teardrop Century and Metric Century.
I'll also be posting information about weekly Nitty Gritty and Cantilope rides, as well as many other great local rides and events. Most of all, I want this site to reflect the way cycling helps tie together great friends, strong riding, new adventures and explorations... and most important, a spirit of doing well for each other and the entire community.
I have also set up a "Store" page, so you can now use PayPal to purchase AthSav gear and other items online. Very excited about this! It will make things so much easier for you and me.
The web site will now be the main "landing place" for information about current and upcoming rides. I will continue to send weekly newsletter and email updates highlighting the most important news of the week. I'm sure this plan will continue to evolve over time, and your comments and suggestions are always encouraged.
What's the rest of the news hot off the presses?
- As I posted on Facebook the other day, I have just heard from Hincapie that our AthSav2015 kits have shipped and are on their way! As soon as they arrive at Cycle Sport Concepts, I'll sort them out and contact you to arrange pickup or delivery. We still have a fair number of items left in a range of sizes. It's not too late to order. Jerseys are $80, bibs are $100. Email or call me (email@example.com, 706-224-2526) to inquire about available sizes and to place an order.
- We're just two weeks out from what has traditionally been called the "unofficial start of the AthSav season" - the AthSav Kickoff departs from the Jittery Joe's Roaster, 425 Barber Street, at 10 a.m.on Saturday, March 7th. C'mon out for a 43-mile jaunt out to Winterville and Arnoldsville, and then join us for post-ride sandwiches and snacks provided by Ken's Promotions and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. The ride is free and open to all, not just AthSav riders.
- The highlight of the early spring riding season is the Firefly Ticket to Ride - the 4th Annual Firefly is just one month away, on Saturday, March 21st. Last year, this terrific event and celebration of the proposed Athens-Union Point Firefly Rail Trail drew over 200 riders, and we expect to see even more folks this year. The Firefly offers out-and-back routes of 16 to 84 miles, fully sagged and supported, with food, beer, and music at the end (at the Jittery Joe's Roaster). Check the "current rides" tab for registration info and more details.
OK, friends, we're off and running. See you out there... and on the web, too!