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BRAG 2016 & Milledgeville GA

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2016 BRAG is coming to Milledgeville!  The 37th annual BICYCLE RIDE ACROSS GEORGIA is an annual odyssey of discovery of gorgeous Georgia by bicycle. BRAG is not a race. It is recreational, social, and, in many ways, educational. While a strenuous journey, BRAG has been completed by all types of people – college students and first graders, judges and soldiers, teachers and grandparents. It’s like a fun summer camp for the whole family.  And best of all:  Day 2, BRAG comes to Milledgeville!  For the latest news, stay tuned to the BCM/ Bicycling Club of Milledgeville’s Facebook station!

Register for 2016 BRAG now.

Download a BRAG 2016 paper registration now.

2016 Red Clay Ramble

Coming August 20, 2016:  4th Annual Red Clay Ramble Race and Recreational Ride!

What:  4th Annual Red Clay Ramble

When:  Saturday August 20, 2016

Where:  Red Clay Ramble/ Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area Check Station, 0.5 miles on Checking Station Rd off Hwy 212.

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Red Clay Ramble! Chain Buster Racing, the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville, and Central Georgia Autism, Ltd have joined forces to bring you the most epic MTB weekend in the State!

The beloved Red Clay Ramble event offers a 56 mile race, as well as 15, 21, 35, and 56 mile recreational ride options along some of middle Georgia’s most beautiful back roads.  All routes feature a mix of paved and unpaved surfaces with a variety of climb, making an enjoyable experience for riders of all skill levels.  Afterwards, share your ride memories over a savory plate of pasta perfection, a simple spaghetti meal, dessert, and cold beverages with fellow riders.  Additional meals may be purchased for $10 per person.  For all event info, details, and registration, visit Chain Buster Productions.

Check out the following routes for 2016:

Red Clay Ramble 15 mile route option

Red Clay Ramble 21 mile route option

Red Clay Ramble 35 mile route option

Red Clay Ramble 56 mile route option

Pre-registration fee for the Red Clay Ramble race is $75; for the recreational ride, $35.   Early registration guarantees you a cool, dri-fit T & a pint glass and is open thru 11:59pm, Sunday August 14.  After then, a late fee of $10 will apply.  Online registration closes 8PM, Thursday, August 18th.

 

10th Annual April Fools Ride


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Online registration is closed for this year’s April Fools Ride!  You can still register tomorrow at the ride; it’s going to be a beautiful spring day, so come ride with us!!!

Please join us Saturday April 2, 2016 as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our annual club fundraiser, a favorite southeastern spring tradition. Featuring a variety of routes, climb and fun, there is something for every rider!  The April Fools Ride offers 7, 32, 64, and 81 mile route options, 3 fully provisioned rest stops, and SAG support.  For this year’s after ride meal, each rider will receive a $5 Milly Money lunch voucher to use in downtown Milledgeville at one of many great restaurants.   Just come back to registration to claim or purchase your Milly Money and enjoy some good Milledgeville eats…are you ready to ride???

Late registration/ day of pricing:  includes light breakfast, SAG, $5 Milly Money lunch voucher:  $35 for BCM members & students, $45 for non members

Check out this year’s routes:

2016 April Fools Ride/ 7 mile option

2016 April Fools Ride/ 32 mile option

2016 April Fools Ride/ 64 mile option

2016 April Fools Ride/ 81 mile option

 

For all the latest info, follow us on Facebook.

 

BCM November Monthly Club Meeting

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What: BCM November Monthly Club Meeting
When: Monday, November 30, 6:30pm
Where: Cogentes, 286 Jones Drive, Hardwick, GA 31062

Program: Year End Review courtesy of BCM members
There’s lot to talk about during the last club meeting of 2015!  We’ll talk about the upcoming Christmas Celebration plans, recap this year’s National Bike Challenge results, and nominate club members for open positions of 2016 BCM club President and club secretary, as well as fun recognitions to be presented at the holiday social.  There will also be a IMBA-SORBA update, discussing our merger with OMBA and the trail development opportunities happening in our area.
Snack sharing is encouraged; feel free to bring home baked goods, chips & dips, and other nibbles, and the BCM will furnish cold beer for your responsible enjoyment. Save the date! Bring a Friend! As always, club meetings are free and open to the public.

December 5th BCM Christmas Celebration

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What: 2015 Christmas Parade, Holiday BATTY Ride, BCM Club Social
When: Saturday, December 5th : 6pm parade, 7:15 BATTY ride with 8pm social following
Where: multiple locations; please view details below

Time to celebrate Christmas, BCM Style! Set aside the evening of Saturday December 5th, deck your bike in all its festive finery, and let the sleigh bells ring! The annual Milledgeville Exchange Club 2015 Christmas Parade starts at 6pm; let’s meet up 5:30pm, South Jefferson Street (exact parade position will be announced later, but we will be easily seen, there’s normally a good deal of antlers among our helmets, lol). After the parade, let’s regroup around 7:15pm and make a BATTY Christmas Lights ride over to the CSH pecan grove, where we’ll enjoy the annual Rotary “Lights at the Grove” community Christmas lighted displays. Afterwards, the Grand Finale: the BCM Christmas Social! Join everyone at Cogentes, 8pm for a Metropolis catered feast of heavy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages! Deepak will whip up his Mediterranean magic of Yummus Hummus, baba ghanoush, and much more! There will also be some fun year-end recognitions of BCM members and their accomplishments in 2015. Everyone is encouraged to BYOC (Bring Your Own Cookies/ other holiday baked goods). Bring a friend or loved one; $10 bucks cover per guest, fee waived if they join the BCM! Please call with any questions: Tamara/ Membership Director/ 478-451-9601. See you there!!!

For details on BCM club membership, follow this link:
http://mvillebikes.com/join-the-club/

For more info about this years’ Parade, check out this link:
http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/annual-christmas-parade-set-for-night-this-year/article_271c6090-8451-11e5-bb0e-df7d5c2083b7.html

2015 BCM Christmas Celebration

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What:  2015 Christmas Parade, Holiday BATTY Ride, BCM Club Social

When:  Saturday, December 5th :  6pm parade, 7:15 BATTY ride with 8pm social following

Where:  multiple locations; please view details below

Time to celebrate Christmas, BCM Style!  Set aside the evening of Saturday December 5th, deck your bike in all its festive finery, and let the sleigh bells ring!  The annual Milledgeville Exchange Club 2015 Christmas Parade starts at 6pm; let’s meet up 5:30pm, South Jefferson Street (exact parade position will be announced later, but we will be easily seen, there’s normally a good deal of antlers among our helmets, lol).  After the parade, let’s regroup around 7:15pm and make a BATTY Christmas Lights ride over to the CSH pecan grove, where we’ll enjoy the annual Rotary “Lights at the Grove” community Christmas lighted displays.  Afterwards, the Grand Finale:  the BCM Christmas Social!  Join everyone at Cogentes, 8pm for a Metropolis catered feast of heavy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages!  Deepak will whip up his Mediterranean magic of Yummus Hummus, baba ghanoush, and much more!  There will also be some fun year-end recognitions of BCM members and their accomplishments in 2015.  Everyone is encouraged to BYOC (Bring Your Own Cookies/ other holiday baked goods).  Bring a friend or loved one; $10 bucks cover per guest, fee waived if they join the BCMJ!  Please call with any questions:  Tamara/ Membership Director/ 478-451-9601.  See you there!!!

For details on BCM club membership, follow this link:

Join The Club

For more info about this years’ Parade, check out this link:

http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/annual-christmas-parade-set-for-night-this-year/article_271c6090-8451-11e5-bb0e-df7d5c2083b7.html

 

2015 Georgia Bike Summit Ride Routes

Welcome to the 2015 Georgia Bike Summit!  We’re super-excited that you’re here in Milledgeville and hope you’ll make time to enjoy this variety of group rides we’ve put together. Whether you crave pavement, gravel grinding, or a relaxing scenic tour, there’s something for every rider in these routes below.

Saturday commuter ride to Bike Summit meeting:  AM departure time TBD, Hampton_Inn_to_Bike_Summit

9AM Sunday, Baldwin Co. Sheriff’s Department, Old Monticello Rd:  Bike_Summit_Mixed_Surface

9AM  Sunday, Midway Elementary School on Carl Vinson Rd:  Bike_Summit_Road_Ride

9AM Sunday, Oconee Outfitters:  Bike_Summit_10_mile_Road_Ride

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Mayor Proclaims Bike Week in Milledgeville

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Friday October 30th, Gary Thrower, Mayor of Milledgeville,  proclaimed the first week of November, Bike Week!  This was appropriate and fitting leading into the Georgia Bike Summit being hosted here November 6-8th.  We love our Mayor and our Mayor and city loves bikes.  What a great place to call home!

 

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Read Mayor Thrower’s full proclamation here.

Georgia Bike Summit November 6-8, 2015 In Milledgeville!

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Find out why “Bikes Mean Business” in GA

The Georgia Bike Summit, presented by Bike Law and Stantec, is the state’s only conference devoted to creating a bicycle friendly Georgia.

Who should attend?

  • Citizens of Georgia who want safe, family-friendly streets and paved trails
  • Transportation, tourism and economic development professionals
  • Elected officials

What happens at the Summit?

  • Networking and resource sharing for advocates, elected officials, planners and engineers
  • Workshops on a variety of topics about bicycling in Georgia
  • Keynote guest speaker Gil Penalosa
  • Street festivals, social events
  • Click here for complete schedule info and registration

 

2015 Red Clay Ramble is a Success!

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Saturday, August 22nd, was race day at Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area in Eatonton, Georgia.  BCM partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Chainbuster Racing to host the 56 mile race that consisted of gravel, red clay, and mud roads with minimal paved surfaces. Seventy-five men and women racers finished with some of the favorite local riders to earn the coveted Red Clay awards.  For results go to:

 http://www.racerpal.com/chainbuster/results/2015RedClayRamble.htm

There were also many participants who rode in the recreational ride with 15, 21, 35, and 56 mile options.   Overall, there were 188 registered riders who enjoyed the hard work and efforts of many volunteers who are to be commended for a job well done! To see pictures, posts and comments on the event checkout our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BCMBC/