11th Annual April Fools Ride

Registration is open!  It’s 11th annual April Fools Ride time!  Join the fun with new nonprofit host Bike Walk Baldwin on Saturday April 1, 2017.   Featuring beautiful middle GA countryside in early spring bloom,  there’s a variety of routes, climb and fun  for everyone!  This year, choose from scenic 31, 63, and 80 mile routes and enjoy breakfast, 3 fully provisioned rest stops and SAG support. For the after ride meal, each rider will receive a $5 Milly Money lunch voucher to use in downtown Milledgeville and choose from 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???

 

What: 11th Annual April Fools Ride
When:  Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9AM
Where:  Cogentes/ CSH Campus, 286 Jones Drive, Milledgeville GA, 31062
*Become a Friend of Bike Walk Baldwin by offering an annual show of support using the form below and save $$$ on rides and events

Online registration ride pricing includes light breakfast, SAG and $5 Milly Money lunch voucher: $35 for Friends of Bike Walk Baldwin* & students, $45 for all others who register online through midnight 3/30/2017. Register for the April Fools Ride now:

2017 AFR route options:

Routes
31 Mile Cue Sheets
63 Mile Cue Sheets
80 Mile Cue Sheets

 

Bike Walk Baldwin TS 101 Smart Cycling Class

Learn more about our upcoming TS 101 Smart Cycling classes and register!

Learn more about our upcoming TS 101 Smart Cycling classes and register!

Traffic Skills 101 Smart Cycling Classes, Parts 1 & 2

When:  Saturday February 4, 2017

Where:  Cogentes IT Support Services, 286 Jones Drive, Milledgeville GA 31062

Fee:  $30;  Register for TS 101 Classes, Parts 1 & 2

Contact:  Tamara Siragusa/ 478-451-9601

The Bike Walk Baldwin is teaching  Traffic Skills 101, parts 1 & 2 Saturday February 4, 2017.  Four Certified League Cycling Instructors will explain and demonstrate basic safety and cycling skills.  Both Parts 1 & 2 will be held the same day, so attendees must bring a bicycle that is in good working order and a helmet.  Closed toe shoes and appropriate bike-safe clothing are also required.  The class is divided into two sections, both of which must be completed satisfactorily to receive a Certificate of Completion:

Section One:  Classroom (3 hours)

8:00-11:00AM:  instruction addresses bike maintenance, cycling laws, and safety tactics.

11:15AM-12:30PM break for lunch:  enjoy the many restaurants downtown Milledgeville offers.  Plenty of bike parking available.

Section  Two:  Parking lot/ Road (3 hours)

1:00-4:00PM:  instruction addresses bike handling and defensive riding skills through a variety of parking lot drills staged in a protected area.  Followed by a group road ride and written test.

 

 

11/12/2016: Traffic Skills 101 Smart Cycling Class

classSaturday 2/4th, the BCM is conducting  day-long TS 101 Smart Cycling classes!  Times and agenda follow below:

Date: 2/4/2017 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Where:  Cogentes IT Support Services
286 Jones Drive
Milledgeville, GA 31062

Fee:  $30  Register now for the Bike Walk Baldwin’s TS 101 Smart Cycling classes, Parts 1 & 2!

The Bike Walk Baldwin is teaching a Traffic Skills 101 course Saturday February 4, 2017. Four certified League Cycling Instructors will explain and demonstrate basic safety and cycling skills.  Both Parts 1 & 2 will be held the same day, so attendees must bring a bicycle that is in good working condition and a helmet.  Closed toe shoes and appropriate bike- safe clothing are also required.

The class is divided into two sections, both which must be completed satisfactorily to receive a Certificate of Completion:

Section One:  Classroom (3.0)

8:00-11:00AM:  instruction addresses bike maintenance, cycling laws, and safety tactics.

11:15-12:30PM break for lunch:  enjoy the many restaurants downtown Milledgeville offers.  Plenty of bike parking available.

Section Two:  Parking lot/ Road (3.0)

1:00-4:00PM:  instruction addresses bike handling and defensive riding skills through a variety of parking lot drills staged in a protected area.  Followed by a group road ride and written test.

Oconee Outfitters becomes latest Bicycle Friendly Business in Milledgeville!

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We congratulate our sponsor partner Oconee Outfitters on their Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Business award from the League of American Bicyclists! They are one of twenty-one businesses nation-wide to receive a Silver-level award this cycle, and the seventh business in the state of Georgia to be recognized at this level since the League kicked off the Bicycle Friendly Business program in 2008. This award serves as recognition of their staff’s continued efforts to promote bicycling in our community. We are so proud of their accomplishment and look forward towards their earning a Gold-level designation in the future!  Check out the full story at the League of American Bicyclists’ site here.  For the latest and greatest in quality bikes and outdoor gear and outdoor activity updates, Like Oconee Outfitter’s Facebook page here.

Pre-Registration open for 4th Annual 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.

 

BCM July Club Meeting

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Join us Monday July 25th for the BCM’s monthly club meeting!  Guest speaker Grayson Solt, intern with Live Healthy Baldwin will present his survey findings regarding physical and psychological barriers to bicycling in the community.

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.  For the latest meeting updates, stay tuned to our Facebook event page.

 

3rd Annual Spring Fever 5K

2016 spring fever bcm slider picIt’s time for the 3rd Annual Spring Fever 5K!  Hosted by Live Healthy Baldwin, this event offers something fun for everyone!  Choose from a run, walk, or ride your bike; all proceeds from this event benefit the Harrisburg Community Gardens’ irrigation system project.

What:  3rd Annual Spring Fever 5k

When:  Sunday April 3, 2016, 1pm

Where:  Mary Vinson Memorial Library parking lot, 151 S. Jefferson Street, Milledgeville, GA

Come join fellow runners, walkers and bicyclists as they make their way from the downtown public library parking lot to the Oconee River Greenway and back, and then stay for the day’s Open Streets festivities until 6pm!  Whether you run, walk or bike, you will be helping wonderful people complete a vital project for the Harrisburg community!

Register one of two ways:

Entry Fee: All Entry Fees Are Non-Refundable

                 Pre-registration and day of race registration:

Under 10 years old: $10

Ages 10 and up: $15

Questions: Contact Hannah Clarke (Hannah.clarke@bobcats.gcsu.edu)

Anna Hearon (anna.hearon@bobcats.gcsu.edu)

 

For all of the latest updates, join our event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1705834883019717/

 

 

 

BCM February 2016 Monthly Club Meeting

What: BCM Monthly Club Meeting
When: Monday, February 29th, 6:30pm
Where: Cogentes, 286 Jones Drive, Milledgeville, GA 31062
Program: “Route Planning 101”

Please “Save the Date,” Monday February 29 for the BCM’s monthly club meeting! Guest speaker and BCM member Benny Watson will discuss how to make a route for a bicycle ride, from overall concept to choosing an area to specific road selection to mapping to downloading to testing to editing to publishing to printing. He’ll also demonstrate tricks of the trade using RideWithGPS.com. Also joining us will be Stephen Houser, Director of Twin Lakes Library System, who will discuss their Summer Reading Program and a possible partnership with the BCM.

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.

BCM Club membership renewal time

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.