Well, I completed my third duathlon today. It was great fun being out there with 600 swimmers, runners, and bikers. I am trying to get the hang of this running (I was a marathoner once upon a time, before many of you were born!), to see if I can mix up my training a little and to take on some new challenges. Best moment of the event: seeing my daughter Mollie "podium" for placing in her age group. And now, getting back to biking...!
We're just three weeks out from the 5th Annual Teardrop Century. Make plans to come join us for what promises to be a great day. Teardrop jerseys will be arriving at The Hub Bicycles in the middle of this week. If you pre-ordered, I'll be in touch to arrange pickup or delivery. If you want to claim one of the additional items I ordered - while they last - contact me ASAP.
This weekend offers the Nitty Gritty "Stimulus Package Ride" on Saturday. It's 43 miles, but a few of us are planning to bike from Athens to the start/finish line in Winterville, and then back at the finish, to stretch it out to 70 miles, as part of our Teardrop training. If you're interested, we're departing on the extra miles from the Oconee Heights Baptist Church at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Click here for more info.
As you may have seen in my last midweek email, we've done a "soft opening" for AthSav2016 (May 6-7, 2016). We'll hit the ground running in mid-September with online registration and many more details, but if you want to get a jump on things, check out the AthSav2016 page on the Bike List web site. You can register by hard copy (get the downloadable PDF) and start making your hotel plans now.
Finally, our list of fall bike choices continues to grow. I have added two more rides to the Coming Soon calendar: the Tour de Tugaloo (November 7th), and Cruisin' in the Country (November 14th).
Current News - Rides and Updates for this Week
- Stimulus Package - Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 8am
Cycling Into the Future
Teardrop Century News and Updates
Saturday, September 12th, 9 a.m.
Morgan County High School, 1231 College Drive, Madison, GA 30650
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Coming Soon, Mark Your Calendars
- Nitty Gritty Bear Creek Bookie Anniversary Ride - Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 9 a.m.
- One Love Century, Presented by the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club - Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
- Six Gap Century/Three Gap Fifty (really 60!) - Sunday, September 27, 2015
- Kaolin Festival Century Ride - Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
- RoboRide 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015
- Good Hope Poppy Festival Bike Ride - Saturday, October 24, 2015 10 a.m.
- Social Circle High School Redskin Spirit Ride - Saturday, October 24, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
- Twin Rivers Challenge - Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 9 a.m.
- Tour de Tugaloo - Saturday, November 7, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
- Cruisin' in the Country - Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 7 a.m.
- Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride - Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 9 a.m.
- AthSav2016 - Friday-Saturday, May 6-7, 2016 @ 8 a.m.
See you out there, riding friends!