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2017 Annual Ride of Celebration and Annual Meeting:

Nov. 13th Update:

Please see turn-by-turn directions for each road ride:

SHORT RIDE

·         Exit Julian Smith Casino and turn right on Milledge Road.

·         Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Turn right onto Broad Street.

·         Proceed on Broad Street and take right on Lakemont Drive, continuing on Lakeshore Loop around Lake Olmstead.

·         Turn right onto Milledge Road. Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Take left onto Broad Street.

·         Continue on Broad Street to 7th Street.

·         Take right on 7th Street. Proceed on 7th Street to Laney-Walker Boulevard.

·         Turn left onto Laney-Walker Boulevard and take an immediate right onto New Savannah Road.

·         Proceed on New Savannah Road to Molly Pond Road.

·         Turn left on Molly Pond Road, crossing Gordon Highway.

·         Molly Pond Road becomes Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Turn left onto Lock and Dam Road

·         Proceed on Lock and Dam Road to end of Park and return on Lock and Dam Road.

·         Turn right onto Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway and cross Gordon Highway, where Doug Barnard Parkway becomes Molly Pond Road.

·         Proceed on Molly Pond Road to Old Savannah Road.

·         Turn right onto Old Savannah Road, which becomes Twiggs Street, and proceed to Broad Street.

Turn left onto Broad Street and return to the Julian Smith Casino.

 

LONG RIDE

·         Exit Julian Smith Casino and turn right on Milledge Road.

·         Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Turn right onto Broad Street.

·         Proceed on Broad Street and take right on Lakemont Drive, continuing on Lakeshore Loop around Lake Olmstead.

·         Turn right onto Milledge Road. Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Take left onto Broad Street.

·         Continue on Broad Street to 7th Street.

·         Take right on 7th Street. Proceed on 7th Street to Laney-Walker Boulevard.

·         Turn left onto Laney-Walker Boulevard and take an immediate right onto New Savannah Road.

·         Proceed on New Savannah Road to Molly Pond Road.

·         Turn left on Molly Pond Road, crossing Gordon Highway.

·         Molly Pond Road becomes Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway past the Airport to 4-H Club Road.

·         Turn right onto 4-H Club Road.

·         Proceed on 4-H Club Road, crossing Mike Padgett Hwy.

·         Turn left onto Old Waynesboro Road.

·         Proceed on Old Waynesboro Road to Goshen Road.

·         Turn left onto Goshen Road.

·         Proceed on Goshen Road across Mike Padgett Hwy., where Goshen Road becomes Goshen Industrial Boulevard.

·         Proceed on Goshen Industrial Boulevard and make a sharp right onto International Boulevard.

·         Proceed on International Boulevard to Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Turn left onto Doug Barnard Parkway, making a U-turn.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway past the Airport and cross Gordon Highway, where Doug Barnard Parkway becomes Molly Pond Road.

·         Proceed on Molly Pond Road to Old Savannah Road.

·         Turn right onto Old Savannah Road, which becomes Twiggs Street, and proceed to Broad Street.

Turn left onto Broad Street and return to the Julian Smith Casino.

 

 The Annual Ride of Celebration will start at the Julian Smith Casino in Augusta, Georgia.  The route distances are as follows:

  • 10 mile mountain bike course
  • 26 mile road bike course
  • 34 mile road bike course

Each ride is led by a Wheel Movement member.  The ride will conclude with breakfast that is included in the registration fee. 

Included with the Annual Ride of Celebration is a membership to The Wheel Movement of the CSRA.  

Wheel Movement promotes safe and accessible bicycling in Augusta Georgia’s River Region.

Wheel Movement supports the local bicycling community.  We recognize the lifestyle, economic, health, and tourism values of bicycling and provide educational programs, outreach initiatives, and advocacy efforts that generate and sustain a positive bicycling environment for all residents and visitors in Augusta’s River Region.

Wheel Movement (WM) is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer bicycling advocacy organization.  It was founded in 2011 following the death of local friend and cycling enthusiast, Dr. Matthew Burke, who was fatally injured while riding his bike.  It is through this tragedy that leaders of WM have turned their pain into mobilized passion, action, and new policy.  WM aims to make road-sharing the norm and safe biking everyone’s priority. We exist to educate, advocate, and congregate as a community to make Augusta’s River Region a bicycle-friendly environment.Wheel Movement is a non-profit organization serving the cycling community by:

Your membership supports:

  • Group and fun, family-friendly bicycling events throughout the year.

  • Giving bicycles to kids and adults in need.

  • Promoting bicycle-friendly policies and position statements to local leaders.

  • Educating the community, kids and adults alike, on safe riding and road sharing rules.

  • Partnering with law enforcement to ensure cyclists and motorists are all following the laws.

  • Hosting regional and national programs to keep the Augusta River Region bicycling scene innovative and active.

  • Networking with local, regional, and national bicycling enthusiasts and service providers to stay on top of rides, races, and activities.

 Event details and schedule:

  • The rides will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.  Please arrive early to get your bike ready.Check-in begins at 8 a.m.  
  • Please wear appropriate bike attire, including any reflective gear if available. 
  • Helmets are REQUIRED for all riders. 
  • Release is REQUIRED from all riders.

SHORT RIDE

·         Exit Julian Smith Casino and turn right on Milledge Road.

·         Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Turn right onto Broad Street.

·         Proceed on Broad Street and take right on Lakemont Drive, continuing on Lakeshore Loop around Lake Olmstead.

·         Turn right onto Milledge Road. Proceed on Milledge Road toward Broad Street.

·         Take left onto Broad Street.

·         Continue on Broad Street to 7th Street.

·         Take right on 7th Street. Proceed on 7th Street to Laney-Walker Boulevard.

·         Turn left onto Laney-Walker Boulevard and take an immediate right onto New Savannah Road.

·         Proceed on New Savannah Road to Molly Pond Road.

·         Turn left on Molly Pond Road, crossing Gordon Highway.

·         Molly Pond Road becomes Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Turn left onto Lock and Dam Road

·         Proceed on Lock and Dam Road to end of Park and return on Lock and Dam Road.

·         Turn right onto Doug Barnard Parkway.

·         Proceed on Doug Barnard Parkway and cross Gordon Highway, where Doug Barnard Parkway becomes Molly Pond Road.

·         Proceed on Molly Pond Road to Old Savannah Road.

·         Turn right onto Old Savannah Road, which becomes Twiggs Street, and proceed to Broad Street.

Turn left onto Broad Street and return to the Julian Smith Casino.