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, January 28th. 8:30 am. Bethlehem-Good Hope 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/1153926

Saturday, March 4th - 8:30 am - Bethlehem-Fairplay  Leaves from Bethlehem City Hall.  All welcome.  One store stop.  Expected pace 16.5-18 mph depending upon number of riders (likely 17-17.5 avg. with 3-4 riders).    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/403275

Saturday, March 11th. 8:30 am. Harbins Winter Ride. Last of the season.  Leaves from Harbins Elementary School. All welcome. One store stop. Depending upon the number of riders who show up, the expected overall pace is 17-17.5 mph (2-4 riders).  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/11247103  

Saturday, March 18th - 8:30 am - Long Flat Ride #3  Leaves from the old Walker Park ES on Hwy. 11 at the intersection with Walker Park Drive.  All welcome.  One store stop.  Expected pace 16.5-18 mph will depend upon the number of riders attending (likely 17-17.5 avg. with 3-4 riders). https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/686536   Check Facebook page for any late changes due to weather Saturday morning.

Saturday, March 25th. 8:30 am. Harbins Loops. Leaves from Harbins Elementary School. All welcome.  A loop or two around the Harbins course with a foray down and up Jack Pitman.  Depending upon the number of riders who show up, the expected overall pace is 17-17.5 mph (2-4 riders).  



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.