PEACE, LOVE, MACC!
2016 One Love Century Ride Report
You helped MACC do it again! Thank you to all of our 2016 One Love Century riders and volunteers; because of your gracious support of the 11th Annual MACC One Love Century we are able to generously donate to our beneficiaries: the Dick Lane Velodrome East Atlanta Kids Club, Brag Dream Team, Cycles and Change, SOPO and We Cycle Atlanta.
Our beneficiaries promote cycling among our local kids through various programs which teach cycling safety, respect and the overall love of the sport.
It was an unusually warm MLK Day in the ATL and cyclists took advantage of the weather. Around 250 joined MACC in beautiful downtown Decatur for a ride to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in downtown Atlanta. Several cycling clubs/organizations (MACC, Velo Atlanta, MOBB ATL, GPS, Aztec Cycles, Dream Team, Outback Bikes, ACF…) and many individuals rode as one to show unity and brotherhood amongst cyclist of all ages, race and genders. MLK would have been proud of our unity; however, there is still work to be done in the fight for civil and equal rights. In the words of guest speaker Julie Borders "we must continue to rise up" until the dream is fully realized.
After Julie's brief speech and a photo op we wrapped up the visit to the center with our signature ONE LOVE salute!
Team Rando, conceived in the diabolical distance focused minds of Pres and Dub PBP (Paris-Brest-Paris 1200k), started 2016 with the goal of achieving what Randonneuring's governing body RUSA calls the most difficult medal to achieve- the R12 award. That's 12 consecutive monthly...
One love 2015 Ride Report
One Love, the only Love you need!
This year's Metro Atlanta Cycling Club's (MACC) ONE LOVE CENTURY went off without a hitch! The weather was perfect, sponsors support perfect, volunteer's enthusiasm perfect, road conditions perfect, the joy and sense of accomplishment on cyclist's faces PERFECT (even with all that climbing). Cyclists came from several states (AL, CA, GA, FL, IL, LA, MT, NC, NY, SC, TN and WA) to experience the 10th annual One Love Century and MACC delivered! Many cyclists expressed how great their ride was and praised the awesome services they received.
What a great event for the City of Atlanta and something new for MACC! Like many other cycling enthusiasts and organizations we too wanted to help with promoting cycling in the City of Atlanta. We decided not just to become a festival sponsor, but to also hold a key festival event “The Living Walls Bicycle Tour”. Well, not only was the ride a great success for MACC and our ACF and Living Walls partners, but the entire festival was one great public relations event.