One Love Thanks from the President

MACC and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who was a part of One Love 2011. In the 6 years we have been doing One Love I'd estimate we have raised over $40,000 for our beneficiaries. This happens as a result of club members giving time and not expensing most of what we do. Great sponsors. Pricing our ride so it is the best value for a century anywhere. We have also provided a ride where cyclists feel supported by cyclists. This mean they recognize the quality and enthusiasm of our support and also know they are being supported by folks who know what they are going through. That's how we meet our mission of supporting cycling in the black community and building camaraderie among all cyclists.  <read full story>

This year was another resounding success. I hate to mention names because I'll forget a few, but please anyone give a shout out for anyone I miss. It began Eddie taking the helm. The conference calls Eddie led were the organizational backbone of the effort. Having been in the position I know the pressure that comes with it. Eddie was cool and strong and displayed great leadership all the way. Bo stepped up to handle all food, T-shirts and several other tasks. Bo knows and Bo does. Mike filled in where he was needed and helped fill any gaps. Don is still working on compiling the numbers. A lot of money changed hands and Don is keeping track of all it. Dan did a great job with the new One Love kits and socks and handled the whole process from design, to order, to distribution and he also is not done. Having the Dream Team coaches more involved this year was a big addition. Atiba, Bruce and the Dream Team van was a big help. The rest stop captains Will, Derrick, Fridge, and rest stop volunteers made the riders feel special. The sag drivers who I'm sure all saw their gas light come on at some point. Every year I get the call someone still has 30 miles to go and it's after 3 PM. I give the order, "tell them to sag or ride unsupported", knowing neither one is going to happen. Everyone finishes One Love with food, drink and applause waiting for them. By the way the Port-O-Potie company apologized profusely to the point where they have not sent us an invoice.

Last but not least are our sponsors. REI has been with us from the beginning and remains our biggest sponsor. Basically providing us with whatever we ask for, mechanical support, and a large cash donation. Greg Baranco from the beginning with very generous sponsorship. Whole foods stocks our rest stops. Royal Caribbean provided the after ride patties. Also, CA&I, Inclusive Fitness, Outback, Vitalize and Surge, and BRAG. Also, Councilman Aaron Watson and his Living Smarter initiative contributed to One Love and will work year round with MACC to further our missions.


Two things made this years One Love special to me. The first was new MACC members getting involved this year that I know will play a bigger role in years to come. Due to Drew and Big Daddy's breakfast club/training ride MACC is growing. Drew's time and enthusiasm organizing those rides has the MACC wheels rolling. The other is the fact that everyone in our organization, new and old understands what's good enough for MACC. That means when you hear someone say "oh that's good enough". That's not good enough for MACC. It has got to be better than good enough before the MACC name is put on it. The way we put on event, the way we ride, the way we handle ourselves. MACC is constantly striving to be better than "good enough"



Thank you, love you all,




See you next year at:

The 7th Annual MACC "One Love Century"

Saturday Sept. 1st, 2012.   Start time: 8am



The Metro Atlanta Cycling Club hosts it’s “One Love Century” bike ride, an enjoyable and fun-filled event for experienced and beginning cyclists. Proceeds benefit organizations that promote cycling for inner city youth:  The East Atlanta Kids Club, The East Point Velodrome, and the Dream Team.

The ride starts and ends at Stonewall Tell Elementary School in Fulton County, GA. Ride options are 16, 27, 43, 61, and 100 miles in South Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County. Just minutes outside of Metro Atlanta, experience cycling of unparalleled beauty and low traffic.

Start Location: Stonewall Tell Elementary School, 3310 Stonewall Tell Rd., College Park, GA 30349.

View the 2011 One Love Jersey
View the 2011 One Love Jersey


(Google Note: You must use the city of Atlanta, not College Park, to receive correct mapping directions)

Ride Day Registration: 6:45 AM – 8:30 AM.      Course closes at 4:00 PM





NEW Registration limited to 700 riders, Fees: $35.00. Entry fee includes: (T-shirts while supplies last), routes and maps, fully stocked rest stops, SAG support, and after ride Party from 11:30am until 4pm.




Volunteer for the One Love Century

Course Maps Here


PDF downloads Here (Print your own ahead of time)


OLC Pre-ride Lunch and Dinner - TBD



OLC beneficiary - The Dream Team



Hampton Inn          (404) 767-9300    3450 Bobby Brown Pkwy, East Point GA. 30344

Courtyard               (404) 344-4414    3400 Creek Point Drive, East Point GA. 30344

Holiday Inn             (404) 968-2300    3833 Princeton Lake Ct., Atlanta GA.  30331

Fairfield Inn            (404) 767-5374    1255 Walker Avenue, East Point GA. 30344

Comfort Inn            (404) 762-5566    3601 North Desert Drive, East Point GA. 30344