Cycling in Northeast Atlanta - Gwinnett, Walton, Barrow, Oconee and Morgan Counties

2008 State TT Championship

2008 State TTT Championship ride


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Upcoming Rides
Remember to check this website or the Facebook page on the day of the ride in case of weather related or other changes to the weekend schedule

Wednesday Evening Harbins ES Ride - 6:30 pm.  Leaves from Harbins Elementary School.  Standard course is 20 or 25 miles depending upon riders.  Check Facebook page for weekly updates/possible cancellations of this ride.  Pace is 17-18.5 mph overall depending upon the number of riders.  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/7936055


Saturday, April 1st. 8:00 am. Ronde van de Apalachee. GTC spring classic since 2003 celebrating the Tour of Flanders.  Leaves from Harbins Elementary School. All welcome.  Expected overall pace is 17-18 mph. 
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14718077

Saturday, April 15th. 8:00 am. Lower Apalachee without dirt.  Leaves from the old Walker park ES on the corner of hwy 11 and Walker Park Drive.  Harbins Elementary School.  All welcome.  Expected overall pace is 17.5-18 mph. 
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/9953243

SUNDAY, April  23rd - 8:00 am - Bethlehem- Never Far Away  Leaves from Bethlehem City Hall.  All welcome.  One store stop.  Expected pace 16.5-18 mph depending upon number of riders (likely 17.5 avg. with 3-4 riders).  Will ride in rain but check Facebook page in morning to see threat of thunderstorms.  Will extend route to 50-55 miles total if weather holds.   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/13996474

Saturday, April 29th. 8:00 am. Bethlehem-Good Hope extended Leaves from Bethlehem city hall. One store stop. All welcome. Expected pace is 17-18 mph depending upon number of riders. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/282493

Saturday, May 13th. 8:00 am. Bethlehem-Good Hope or Fairplay Leaves from Bethlehem city hall. One store stop. All welcome. Expected pace is 17-18 mph depending upon number of riders. B-GH extended course shown in link https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/282493

Saturday, May 20th. 8:00 am. Long Flat Ride #3.  Leaves from the old Walker park ES on the corner of hwy 11 and Walker Park Drive.  Harbins Elementary School.  All welcome.  Expected overall pace is 17.5-18 mph. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/686536




GTC Ride Calendar

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Our Club

The Gwinnett Touring Club (GTC) is a member of USA Cycling and was established in 1982.  The GTC has comprised upwards of 50 members but has ~20 members currently. Members have included beginners, enthusiasts, randonneurs, and many former and current road and cyclocross racers, including several national and state champions. Most members just enjoy riding together on quiet country roads in Gwinnett, Jackson, Barrow, Oconee, Walton and Morgan counties. All are welcome to attend our rides but you are expected to be able to maintain the listed pace and everyone rides at their own risk.

GTC rides – Our rides focus on steady effort, smaller, traffic-free roads and include over 20 different rides leaving from 5 different locations including: Harbins ES near Dacula, Auburn, Bethlehem, Apalachee HS or the old Walker Park ES on hwy. 11 north of Monroe. The various routes, typically 50-70 miles, cover ~900 square miles of semi-rural Georgia from Harbins elementary school in the west, east to Athens, and from southern Hall county in the north, south to Madison.  Our weekend rides are designed for steady 2 abreast riding at a conversational pace with average speeds of 16.5-19 mph depending upon the route and time of year.  Nearly every route has multiple shorter options and short cuts along the main route so that all can ride along. The rides, including links to Garmin maps, average speed, how often they are typically scheduled and other information can be found on the Google Drive section of our discussion forum at gtcbike in Google Groups. https://groups.google.com/group/gtcbike?pli=1. There are two versions of most maps available under the Routes & Maps links to the left. The Garmin maps are recorded from recent rides of the route and can be downloaded into a compatible GPS. The PDF maps can be printed for a paper based map of the route.  GTC club championship rides and previous TT times can be found here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EfCB2u2VOMEbAc00_3DOvAVzquidmdQlYC2PrpJbldM/edit#gid=16

We are an affiliate member of the Southern Bicycle League http://bikesbl.org/ .  All are welcome to attend our rides but members get the opportunity to purchase club clothing, receive discounts from our sponsors, and participate in the informal club championship and time trials.