One Love Century
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.
The 2016 One Love Century was a banner year for MACC. 2016 was our largest year to date with over 830 riders of all skill levels from all over the country. We were proud to see so many riding teams show up in their club kits like Springfield Baptist Church Mission Source Cycling, VeloAtlanta, Covington Conyers Cycling Club, North Atlanta Riding Club, Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago, Major Taylor Cycling Club of Dayton and many others.
We had perfect weather this year! Temperatures were in the low 80’s, hardly any wind and slightly overcast. Many riders rode PRs on the One Love course this year and many more riders were able to move up to the metric century or the 100 mile option because of the ideal weather conditions. We had the largest lead out group of 100 mile riders to date with estimates of 30 or more male and female riders burning up the course in under 5 hours. Thanks to those riders for giving the One Love a little glimpse of what Le Tour de France must look like!
We had a record number of triathletes training for Iron Man Chattanooga and Augusta and they all agree that the One Love is an ideal training course for those events. We even saw a number of them dismount their bikes and begin a run in furtherance of their training. To those riders we say “One Love!” and good luck on your events.
Finally, we want to say a huge MACC thank you to our proud sponsors, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, BRAG, C-Town Bikes, CA& I, Civil Bikes, Cosmic Energy, Knights of Mo’Bay Cycling Apparel, DJ Kayo, Family Reunion T-Shirts Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, Moziah Technology Systems, Linenburg Family, MyCycleCoach, North Atlanta Riding Club, Outback Bikes, REI, Royal Caribbean Bakery, Stonewall Tell Elementary School, Walter Williams w/ Vitalize and Surge and Whole Foods!
Look for your photo from the One Love Century in our facebook photo album link here: 2016 OLC photos