October 05 - 06, 2019

A2A 2019 - 38th Annual Athens to Atlanta Road Skate

October 05 - 06, 2019 The Classic Center • 300 N. Thomas Street AthensGA  30601 View Map Organized by GIRSA, Inc.

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About this event

October 05 - 06, 2019
Monday, Saturday, Sunday

The Classic Center

300 N. Thomas Street AthensGA  30601
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38th Annual Edition of America's oldest outdoor road skate. Four distance options: 87 miles, 49 miles, 38 miles, or 10K

  • 87-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 9 hours.
  • 49-mile route travels from the half distance finish at Dacula, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 7 hours.
  • 38-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Dacula, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 5 hours.
  • NEW! 10K loop (Saturday 10/5/19) in Athens, GA.  Skaters should be able to complete this course in one hour.

Event details and schedule

Friday, October 4: Baggage Truck will be parked at Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) from 6 PM until 9 PM.

Friday Night Skate: Meet at Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) at 6:30 p.m. for a recreational skate. Helmets and wrist protection required. Return to Skate Escape at 9 p.m.

Friday Night Bus to Athens: Leaves Skate Escape (12th and Piedmont Road) after the Friday Night Skate. Reservations are required. Cost: $30.00

Saturday, October 5 - 10K: NEW 10K loop, just a few miles away from downtown Athens, GA. Pre-register for $20, or sign up for $25 day-of.  Skaters registered for a 38, 49, or 87 mile Sunday skate may enter the 10K for a flat $10 (add-on available in the Merchandise section during checkout).  10K starts at 10 a.m. - see a2a.net for more details.

Saturday, October 5: Packet Pick Up for events starting in Athens/Dacula and Late Registration. At the Classic Center in Athens (corner of Thomas and Washington Streets on the East end of town, in the Cypress Room) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is your last day to register; no event day registration is available.

Mandatory Skaters & Drivers meeting for events starting in Athens/Dacula: Meet at the Classic Center at 6 p.m. Last minute route changes may be announced.

Sunday, October 6: The 87 and 38 mile skates start at 7:00 a.m. SHARP at the Classic Center (N. Thomas and E. Hancock). Do NOT arrive at 7:01 – we are already gone! The 49 mile skaters will board a bus to their start line in Dacula which where they will start at 9:30 a.m.

Safety
All distances (87, 49, 38-mile, and 10K) are on-road courses with vehicular traffic. Participants are expected to follow cycling laws for safety measures. Course is challenging and requires experienced skating ability, courage, and stamina. All skaters are required to wear a U.S. CPSC approved helmet and wrist protection.

Open to Quad Skaters?
YES! Athens to Atlanta started in 1982 as an all-quad event. It is recommended that quad skates are set up for road skating with a rear brake for downhills and softer road wheels.

Bus Transportation
See website for availability and fees.

Registration
LATE REGISTRATION is available Saturday, Oct. 5th at The Athens Classic Center from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (10K registration open on-site from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on 10/5/2019.) No Event Day Registration Available for 38/49/87 distances.

The Classic Center • 300 N. Thomas Street AthensGA  30601 Get Directions

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