The Brownwood Bike Rally is a fun annual event celebrating cycling, fitness and health for kids and adults. It includes road bike races and a bike safety rodeo for kids, Crit-Cross races for adults, a health fair, a food court and a festival area featuring a moon walk, crafts, and other family-friendly activities. Racers vie for cash, bike gear and other cool prizes, and an on-site raffle offers more chances for all to win more great stuff. All proceeds benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club, a nonprofit after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for promising youth.
Course for Kids & Adult Fun Bike Races
From Brownwood Park the 4 corner block style criterium course runs left onto Brownwood Ave, left on Pendleton Street, left on Gresham, left on Portland and left back to Brownwood Ave. The course has a small grade on the back side and some speed bumps. Entire course is asphalt.
Adult Fun Races ($10)
No restrictions on types of bikes, tires or wheels. All styles of bikes are accepted (Road, Mountain, Commuter, Track, Tandem, Unicycle, Recumbent, Strange+Weird!) The course does have speed bumps so please use appropriate wheels. Back by popular demand: Prize for Funkiest Bike. Entire course is asphalt.
"Crit-Cross" Races ($20)
(Group A) Open to Men and Women meeting USA Cycling Road Category & Cyclocross Categories 1/2/3/4 and MTB Categories (recommended but not required). 30 min + 2 laps
(Group B) Open to Men and Women beginners wanting to try some criterium/CX style racing! Cash prizes for all groups! 15 min + 1 lap
Standard race format rules apply. CycloCross (CX) bikes or road bikes with a durable non slick tread are preferred. MTB ok. You do not need a USA Cycling [USCF or NORBA] license to race.
"Crit-Cross" Course Info
The race is a blend of Road Crit, CycloCross and Short Track MTB. (Half of the course is on road, the other half is a combo of a dirt south loop in Brownwood Park and a NEW grassy north loop by the rec center start/finish). Racers will head south on Brownwood Ave, left on Pendleton and right over the curb into the South Loop in Brownwood Park to return onto the crit course then bomb down the grassy North Loop where the finish line will be. No dismounts. Lots of fun to race and watch!!
Parking is available in the lots behind Graveyard Tavern (1245 Glenwood Avenue) and also across from East Side UMC (1206 Metropolitan Avenue). You may park on neighborhood streets near Brownwood Park, but please do not park on the race course, which includes the streets on the north end of Brownwood Park (Brownwood Avenue, Portland Avenue, Gresham Avenue, Pendleton Avenue).
Registration: On Site Registration is available up to 15 minutes prior to race start time. RAIN OR SHINE. We will delay in cases of thunder/lightning or heavy rain, and cancel if the inclement weather is sustained. Helmets required.
Event details and schedule
8:00 a.m. On-site Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Youth Bike Races & Bike Rodeo (ages 5-15)
9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies & Fun Lap (all ages)
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Youth Bike Races (ages 5 -15)
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fitness Demos & Health Fair
11:20 a.m. Adult Fun Race - Road Only (ages 16 & up)
11:30 a.m. Adult Crit-Cross Race: Group B (Beginners)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 pm Youth & Fun Race Awards
12:40 p.m. Adult Crit-Cross Race: Group A (Intermediate & Advanced)
1:40 p.m. Adult Awards (Crit-Cross)
East Atlanta Kids Club