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11th Annual Tour de Pike, Concord GA, March 15th, 2008, 8, 16, 33, 66, 100 Mile Bike Ride Skate

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I did this ride several years ago and haven't been able to get back that far south, but it was a good one, and it is skate friendly and run by folk who don't expect everyone to be super speedy. I remember a rest stop at a firehouse that was nothing short of amazing. The details escape me and I don't have time to look them up just now, but suffice it to say many consider this the first non-race roadskate of the season in Georgia.

It's so cool that they offer so many different distances so beginners don't have to be scared to go give it a shot. Kudos to the Kiwanis Club of Pike County. This is a good local charity ride to support to help people help people one-on-one where the need is. Sometimes just a little help at the right time can be huge!

You can register and pay extra online by Mar 12, or visit

...for more details.

Rides of 8 (or 7 maybe, see maps at the site), 16, 33, 66 and 100 miles.

Enjoy the scenic beauty and smooth paved roads of historic Pike County with its turn of the century towns and villages. Pike County is only 50 miles south of Atlanta but a world away in hospitality and southern charm. The terrain is gently rolling hills. The ride will pass horse and cattle farms as well as peach and pecan orchards. Riders will be able to visit each village and have the opportunity to visit the historical sites located here. SAG vehicles will sweep the ride to offer assistance or a ride. Refreshments will be served in each village. All pre-registered will receive a guaranteed “T” shirt of your size. Tour de Pike proceeds have provided scholarships, food baskets for the needy and donations to other charities.
  • From Atlanta take I-75 south to Griffin exit, Highway 19/41 South for 28 miles to where Hwy 19 and Hwy 41 split (Look for Engle's on right). Take Hwy 19 south 8 miles to the center of Zebulon. Turn right at traffic light on to Hwy 18 to Concord.
  • From Newnan take Hwy 27 Alt to Greenville onto Hwy 18 east to Concord.
  • From LaGrange take Hwy 109 east to Greenville, then Hwy 18 to Concord.
  • From Macon take Hwy 74 until you come to Hwy 18, right turn to Concord.

Fees: $25.00 on or before March 7th; $30.00 afterward.

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