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Ride That Owns Itself II

Back for a 2nd year, the Ride that Owns Itself II, will once again wind its way through the most beautiful roads in all of Georgia. This year, we have 3 fully supported routes–26.2; 42 and 66 miles–that tour the bucolic countryside north of Athens.  This year’s ride and after-party is sponsored by Ted’s Most Best, where your ride registration ($30 / $40 day of)  includes a pizza/calzone and beer (or non-alcoholic beverage).  What a deal!

All the ride profits will go to support our Bike Recycling Program’sHoliday Bikes 4 Kids Drive.”

Ride registration includes the fully supported ride, dinner / drink, and a BikeAthens Membership.

Here at BikeAthens, we love cycling for the way it builds community.  Like last year, we are doing something different with our ride.  Rather than having a group start, we are aiming for a group finish. Our check-in / registration table will be open from 8:00am-12:00PM; you and your group may hit the road whenever you’d like, with the goal that we’ll all finish around the same time, about 2:00PM.

Suggested start times: 9:00AM for the 66 miler.  10:00AM for the 42miler. 11:00am for the 26.2 


This is how we roll

Even though it rained hard last year, this group was all smiles!
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The Fall Classic Group Ride

UPDATE: Due to the cool, wet weather, we are canceling tonight’s group ride.  The streets are too slick and the weather too uncomfortable.  We’ll see y’all next month!!

The weather is cooling, the Dawgs are winning, the trees are turning–it must be getting close to fall–the perfect time of year to ride! As always, the last Friday of the month–Sept. 25th–BikeAthens will be leading a short, easy, casual, and sociable ride around downtown Athens.  We will start at 6:00PM at City Hall (the College Avenue side).

These rides are a perfect opportunity to bike Athens with the safety of a large group of fun people.  Plus, Joe Kmiec, has planned another great route on some of our favorite scenic streets.  Look forward to seeing you on the 25th!  Oh, and bring water and bike lights!  If you need bike lights–send us a note, and we’ll bring some for you!!

Group Ride 9.25.2015

A variation of one of our favorite routes

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Bike, Swim, and Camp!

So Refreshing!

Bike Athens is excited to present the culmination of our first annual Summer Series! Join us for a ~30 mile ride out to a local quarry where we’ll swim, cook out, and camp.

All bikes and all riding levels are welcome! Although paniers and racks are a wonderful investment, RSVP if you’d like us to haul something out to the campground by car!

$20 to camp overnight, and $12 to just hangout for the day. In the afternoon, a board member will be bringing some food to grill and some “beverages.”  The campground has working kitchen area, so you can bring your own provisions, if you’d prefer!!

A few of us will be riding over from the BRP shop with an ETA of 10:00am!  Below you can see the route we’ll take. And we’ll bring a few queue sheets as well.

Quarry Ride

Nice and Easy

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August Group Ride 8.28!!

August Group Ride a week from today!  We haven’t ridden the Greenway in a while, so this month, we’ll be riding it end-to-end. Perfect little 7 miler to close out the summer group ride season! See y’all at City Hall at 6:00PM.  It being August and all, chances are it will be hot, so we do recommend bringing some water.

Fun, easy ride around the Greenway


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BikeAthens + Terrapin = Fun

We cranking the Aug. 14th brewery tour to 11!


Athens – August 14

Ladies & Gentlemen, start your pedals!!

In just two weeks, BikeAthens and terrapin will unite for a Day at the Races!  The August 14th brewery tour will be a percentage night supporting your favorite bikers—BikeAthens and SORBA-Athens!  But more importantly, we are not content to merely provide y’all with some complementary glassware; no, we are going to turn it up to 11 with an evening of tiny bike races.  Tiny bike races!?  Yep, tiny bike races.  We’ll set up a course to challenge your friends on some of Athens fastest, tiniest bikes!! Clear your schedule, shave your legs, and get ready to race!!

We’ll also lead a ride from the shop to Terrapin!  More details Wednesday!!

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Cool down, Ride Bright! 2nd Annual Summer Night Ride!

After a hot and humid June, we roll into July–Georgia’s hottest month.  To beat the heat, we’ll ride bright; we’ll ride at night: on July 31st we’ll have another night-ride to take advantage of the wonderfully cool evenings.  Our casual, evening stroll through Athens will start at City Hall at 9:00PM!  As always, when we ride at night, we light it up!  The more lights the better! Blinkies, high beams, flashlights, wheel lights, glowsticks–TRON cosplay!? All encouraged!*  If you don’t have lights, send us a note at and we’ll get you some, so no excuses!

*Front and rear lights required for the ride

Here’s what it looked like last year as we pierced the darkness:

Night Ride

And here’s this Month’s Route

July 31 Group Ride

Light Up the Night!



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Monthly Group Ride + Our 2nd Summer Series!

Mark your calendars, we have two new social ride opportunities to announce!  First, we’ve arranged for our 2nd Summer Series Ride! June 24th, we’ll be heading over to Hendershot’s for bike Happy Hour (5:00-7:00PM).

We’ll ride over from the BRP Shop a little before 5–y’all are welcome to join us for the short cruise over to the Hendershot’s patio.  While this is the second Summer Series to land on a Wednesday, the days will change! The Happy Hours will not exclusively on Wednesdays! The Happy Hour series is partly intended to bring business to local bars and restaurants on their less-busy nights (monday-wednesday), and partly to increase the visibility of people using their bikes to contribute to the local economy around Prince avenue and downtown, so if y’all have sugggestions for bars/restaurants, throw them our way!

Of course, we also have our Monthly Group Ride Friday, June 26th! This month, we going on a nice 5.4 mi. circuit through UGA Campus; should be lovely and quiet this time of year.  As usual, we’ll meet up at City Hall, and roll out at 6:00pm! (It will probably be hot, so we do recommend bringing some water).


June Route Map

Clockwise around Campus

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BikeAthens Summer Series: Wednesday Happy Hour


BikeAthens presents the Summer Series in Celebration of the best time for riding in town

To celebrate the greatest season to live and ride in Athens, Bike Athens is excited to present a summer series of happy hours, bike-in movies, group rides, etc., culminating in a bike-camping trip in August! So grease up your chains because summer is here, and summer was made for biking

Our first Wednesday Happy Hour of the summer will be at Normal Bar this coming Wednesday, the 27th. If you want to ride over in a group, we’ll be leaving from the Tracy St. Warehouses around 5. Otherwise, just meet us there or whatever.

The happy hour series is partly intended to bring business to local bars and restaurants on their less-busy nights (Monday-Wednesday), and partly to increase the visibility of cyclists contributing to the local economy around Prince avenue and downtown, so if y’all have suggestions for bars/restaurants, throw them our way!

We’ve created a Facebook event page for the Summer Series so you can stay up-to-date on the latest events!!


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April 24th-Friday Group Ride

This weekend, we’ll be celebrating Twilight, and part of that celebration is our monthly group ride!!  Whether you are racing in the Criterium, or getting back on the bike for the first time in years, our group ride is for you! On Friday the 24th, we’ll meet at 6:00pm at City Hall before heading out on a lovely tour of Athens.  It’s one of our favorite routes, and we’ve been saving it for a special occasion.  The casual 8 mile loop will take us down Prince, through 5 Points, past Sanford Stadium, into Dudely Park, and along the Greenway! As always, we will finish at Little Kings for some well-earned recovery beverages!  See y’all there!

Route Map


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Extra! Extra! March’s 2nd Group Ride

March now has double the fun! 2 Group Rides!

As you may have heard, we are shifting (pun intended) the dates of our Group Rides!  Moving forward, they will now be the LAST Friday of the month!  As always, the rides will start at 6:00PM from City Hall, and will wind through Athens for 5-9 miles before ending at Little Kings.  We ride slow and easy; no one get left behind! So mark your calendar’s!  To establish the new date, we are having a 2nd group ride March 27th!  Whoo!!

See y’all at City Hall!!  Here is a the route:

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