Come celebrate the Good Hope Poppy Festival with a great metric century (64-mile) bike ride in the country. The ride also offers a lovely 34-mile option. Both routes are fully sagged and supported. So, come for the bike ride and stay for the Festival - The Good Hope Poppy Festival provides a fun fall day to citizens and neighboring counties in downtown Good Hope, Georgia. The Poppy Festival honors the Poppy Lady, Moina Michael, born in Good Hope in 1869. Moina MIchael used the red corn poppy as a symbol to honor fallen troops in WWI. The tradition continues today to honor fallen servicemen worldwide.
In addition to the Bike Ride, the Festival will include great food, a beauty pageant, a car show, music, and more.
The bike rides begin at 10 a.m., rolling out from the Good Hope Christian Church, 176 High Shoals Road, Good Hope 30641. All riders will receive event t-shirts.
Event details and schedule
The 3rd Annual Good Hope Poppy Festival Metric Century Bike Ride features a full metric century (64 miles) as well as a 34-mile option. Both routes are lovely, covering beautiful countryside, and are fully sagged and supported - sag stops are available approximatley every 20 miles.
The ride departs at 10 a.m. on October 27 from the Good Hope Christian Church, 176 High Shoals Road, Good Hope, GA 30641. Pre-registration and packet pickup begins at the church at 9 a.m.
Georgia Cycle Sport (1029 Baxter Street, Athens, GA) will be providing pre-ride mechanical support and on-the-road sag support.
Come for the ride, stay for the Festival, featuring great food, music, hay rides, a beauty pageant, and more!