Join us for our 7th incredible trip up and down the proposed route of the Firefly Trail on Saturday, March 24. NEW THIS YEAR – a starting point in Union Point, convenient to I-20, Augusta, Macon and Conyers. Whether you want to ride 20 miles or 87, we've got you covered. Cue sheets here.
Choose to start at 9:00 from:
Jittery Joe's Roaster, 425 Barber St. in Athens
Pittard Park (corner of Parkview Rd. and Church St.), Winterville
Union Point Ball Fields, 1100 Universal Dr., Union Point
Our out-and-back routes closely follow the path of the planned Firefly Trail. The full out-and-back course from Athens or Union Point is 87 miles, with on-route support and fully-stocked SAG stops (including restrooms) every 9-13 miles in Athens, Winterville, Crawford, Maxeys, and Union Point. This on-road ride features the lowest-traffic roads we could find close to the historic corridor of the Georgia Railroad Athens Branch. Riders who enjoy flatter terrain will especially enjoy the route from Union Point to Maxeys. Round-trip options as short as 20 miles are available, making this a perfect ride for cyclists of all interests and abilities, and a great warm-up for BRAG. Pre-registration is $40, students pay $30, and day-of registration is $45. Teams of five or more members are welcome to register for $35 each before the day of the ride. (Individual registration online will not show the $35 fee. A check will be mailed to the team captain for the $5 difference for each team member.)
Celebrate your strong finish with a party.
Live music, Terrapin Beer, and food from the Taqueria 1785 truck will be available at the Jittery Joe's finish line. The Union Point finish line will also feature live music, food, and beer from Oconee Brewing Company. Riders over the age of 21 with ID will get one free brew with their wristband.
Registration is now online at Active.com!
A hard-copy registration/waiver may also be mailed to us with your check.
Registrants who do not end up riding are welcome to pick up their bags from Cycle Sport Concepts.
Will you only feel comfortable on a bike once the Firefly Trail is built? Then volunteer with us on the day of the ride! There are plenty of jobs you can do to show your support and help make the trail a reality. Volunteers receive free Firefly Trail t-shirts.
Ticket to Ride Sponsors
Saturday, 3/24, 9AM
Jittery Joe's Roaster (Athens)
Pittard Park (Winterville)
Union Point Ball Fields
Out and back options up to 87 miles - choose your distance and pace (cue sheets)
$40 Adv. Registration
Online or hard-copy; includes newly designed Firefly t-shirt, full support, party, one-year Firefly Trail membership, and goodie bag; $45 day-of, $30 student registrations
Party at Noon!
Details vary by location (Athens, Winterville, Union Point)
Online or at Georgia Cycle Sport Concepts, 3/23, 3-6 p.m.
Begins at 8:00 on 3/24 at Jittery Joe's Roaster or Pittard Park
Free car parking