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 and Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Goody bags and t-shirts are guaranteed for riders that register before July 16, 2018. T’shirts are designed by Stand and Hammer, be sure to register by July 16th to guarantee your shirt.
Our weekly group rides on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays are cranking up for 2018. See our weekly road ride schedule here.
SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows:
Road Rides 2018:
Tuesday Nights: 6:00 PM – Leaves from Hayesville Square in Downtown Hayesville, NC. Approximately 20 miles out and back through the Tusquittee area.
Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM. Meet at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Park in gravel lot at intersection of Harshaw and Brasstown Roads. 15 mile loop.
Saturday Morning – Please check our Facebook page to see if there are any unscheduled rides.
On Sat/Sun May 5 & 6, 2018, Helen, Georgia welcomes Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo. SORBA members are offered special pricing to participate; details below. Come join the fun!
Per Event Promoter Reuben Kline:
We offer a discount to all SORBA members who would like to ride the event on Sunday/May 6. I’ve created a coupon code for a 20% discount. the code is: SORBAridesGFNS. On Saturday/May 5 we have a time trial, I’d be happy to extend an invitation to all SORBA members to ride the TT on Saturday for FREE. If they are interested, all they need to do is check in for it in person at the registration / check-in at Unicoi State Park on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.
The long range plan for Clay County has a bike lane suggested with the widening of Myers Chapel Road. This is something we have been pushing for at the DOT and SW Commission planning meetings. It would be great, even if you don’t reside in Clay County, to do the survey and have input into this recommendation. Remember, if the public does not comment and make recommendations, they consider that as if the public does not want it.
About the Survey:
The Southwestern Rural Planning Organization (RPO) provides transportation planning services for the Southwestern Commission Council Governments. We are conducting a public input survey on transportation priorities in the six far western counties of NC – Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain.
Please take a few minutes to offer your opinion on transportation projects that are being considered for funding through NCDOT. We would also appreciate you sharing this opportunity with your contacts throughout the region. Please respond by April 30. Thank you!
Unfortunately, the 2017 event has been cancelled for lack of participation
The 3rd Annual Georgia Mountain Metric Century takes place this year on
Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the majestic Northeast Georgia Mountains. The mountains of North Georgia offer a world class cycling destination and our bicycling event encompasses several of the area’s climbs, known famously as “Six Gap” in both the bicycling and motorcycling community. We have two routes offering something for everyone’s riding style and ability.
The Georgia Mountain Metric Century is a challenging bicycle ride which takes in Hogpen, Unicoi, and Jack’s Gap with over 5,000′ of elevation gain. The Valley Route features 23 miles of rolling hills through the picturesque farmland of Union County and encompasses the ancient Trackrock Archaeological Area. With 2,300′ of climbing over 23 miles, the route is short, but challenging.
Register early. T-shirts guaranteed for all athletes registered before April 13, 2017 and your ride entry fee also includes a Post-ride lunch immediately following the ride.
There will be additional festivities in and around Blairsville the event weekend. Participate in a great ride for a great cause, relax & enjoy our local flavor, and see what your North Georgia mountain weekend has to offer…for additional information and event registration visit GeorgiaMountainCentury.com