Join us for another incredible trip up and down the proposed route for the Firefly Rail Trail. We depart at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21st, from the Jittery Joe's Roaster, 425 Barber Street in Athens - and follow the path of the planned Firefly Trail. The full out-and-back route is 85 miles, rolling through Winterville, Crawford, Maxeys, and Union Point. Shorter options of 60, 40, and 15 miles are available, making this a perfect ride for cyclists of all interests and abilities. Four great sag stops - all routes are fully sagged and supported.
Your funds and your participation go to help promote and support the development and completion of the Firefly Rail Trail. This route will be a real boon to riders, walkers, nature lovers, historians (the ride is named for the old Georgia Railroad that ran from Athens to Union Point), and the entire Northeast Georgia community.
All participants will receive one pair of cycling socks emblazoned with the spectacular Firefly logo, one ticket to our Rider's Raffle, WaterMan water for your bottle, one free serving of Terrapin beer (if you're 21), a day of fun, and a big THANK YOU for supporting Firefly Trail! Yes, following the ride again this year, Terrapin Beer and Your Pie Pizza will be available at the Jittery Joe's finish line!
Event details and schedule
Pre-ride packet pickup and registration will be available on Friday, March 20th, 5-7 p.m. Georgia Cycle Sport, 1029 Baxter Street, Athens. Georgia Cycle Sport will also be providing pre-ride mechanicals and sag support on the day of the ride.
Please join us at the NEW Jittery Joe's Roaster, 425 Barber Street, Athens, starting at 7:30 a.m. to register or pick up your packet and t-shirt. Plenty of free parking is available. All routes depart at 9 a.m. (we may stagger the start slightly if the size of the group warrants it). We will keep all rest stops open, and the course supervised, until 4 p.m.
We will follow the same course as last year. The map and turn details may be found at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/348306771
Firefly Trail, Inc.