Beginner/Casual Ride - (1st Saturday this month) - Please check this post periodically prior to the ride for a possible change. Thanks! Definite ride info will be posted by 6pm on May 5, 2017
MACC and Friends
Please check this post periodically prior to the ride date for a possible change to the start location. There is a possibility that our "2017 Break-Out Ride" will take place on this date and the Beginner / Casual Ride will be changed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Beginner/Casual Ride - 28 and 18 mile option - No Drop Ride
This is a beginner / casual ride on the city streets of Atlanta. We'll start on Peters St. and cycle toward Hwy 29, a very popular cycling route. This is an opportunity for beginning cyclist to ride on city streets versus the Silver Comet or Arabia Mountain Trails. See what it's like to ride in a group. Also, a chance for the more experienced cyclist to "get in a spin" and share tips and info with newer riders. The long option is 28 miles. For the "true beginner" there will be a 18 mile option. No One Will Be Left Behind!!!
Saturday - 5/06/17 - 9am - WHEELS ROLLING
In support of VeloAtlanta's Rescue 1 Century on May 13, 2017, the MACC Beginner/Casual Ride has been moved to the 1st Saturday in May (5/6/17) instead of the 2nd Saturday.
Visit www.veloatlanta.com for more info.
300 Peters St
Atlanta, Ga. 30313
Starts at the U-Haul facility. Please do not park in front of open businesses.
Ride Leaders are needed.
Helmets are required on all MACC rides. By participating in any MACC ride you accept all risks and responsibilities associated with group cycling. You are ultimately responsible for you own personal safety.
For more info - Drew - 404-695-0095
WHAT TO BRING TO A MACC RIDE:
- Gear Bag: buy an underseat gear bag and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
- Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MACCleaders will be there to help you learn.
- Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order?
- Helmet: Every MACC ride requires every participant to wear an ANSI approved helmet. MACC ride leaders can help you ensure a correct fit.
- Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).
- Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
- Be on Time: MACC rides almost always leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll!