Join Date: May 2009
Location: Woodstock, GA
Bikes: Trek 4100, Specialized Allez Elite
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Me me me!!!
Planning to do 62. I've done this ride about 4 times before (including the very first year they held it) and it is fantastic. It's a bit on the hilly side, especially the 45, 62, and 101 routes. The turnout is always good and the roads are mostly traffic free at that time of day (at least until 11 am).
Get there early if you don't want to park across the street.
The start of the ride is the biggest trouble spot. We are staged on Market Blvd. Once they get 400 and Holcomb Bridge shut down they start us rolling. But at the turn on to Holcomb Bridge everyone has to bunch up, and there are usually a few people that get squeezed out or lose their balance. Once we get rolling on Holcomb Bridge it's smooth sailing all the way on to GA 400.
The 9 mile ride should be fun. About 3 miles of it are on GA 400, then you come back around to the river and ride along Riverside. In years past they have had one lane closed and dedicated for the riders on Hwy 9 across the river. There is one big climb at the end from the river up Old Alabama.
Last edited by wnl256; 07-08-16 at 04:14 PM.
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