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Registration a must for Hospitality Highway Georgia 400 Century Ride
by Joan Durbin
jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
June 12, 2013 09:15 AM | 1477 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print

If it continues to be as popular since its inception five years ago, the Hospitality Highway Georgia 400 Century Ride may become the equivalent of the Peachtree Road Race on a bike.

The lure of pedaling on the interstate without the worry of vehicular traffic is a major part of its success.

But the choices of route lengths and the camaraderie of fellow cyclists also play a part. This year’s Century Ride is June 30 and organizers are preparing for record participation.

“Last year we had 1,264 registered riders and this year we are tracking ahead of pre-registrations,” said Eric Broadwell of the Junior Flyers Youth cycling team, a co-sponsor of the ride with Bike Roswell.

The ride stages at Sky Zone on Market Boulevard in Roswell and starts at exit 7 of Ga. 400.

It winds through Sandy Springs, Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and other scenic areas of north Fulton.

Ride options include 101, 62, 45, 22 and 9 miles. The 22-mile and 45-mile routes are new for 2013.

There will be more portable toilets at rest stops, more water, more ice and a variety of finish-line food, Broadwell said.

All riders must be registered. Registration includes a T-shirt, food, water and full mechanical support along the route.

The ride is open to anyone 12 years of age or older.

Riders must be lined up and ready to go at 6:45 a.m. for a 7 a.m. start.

Pre-registration before Monday is $20 for ages 12 to 18 and $36 for ages 19 and up. Between Monday and race day the fees are $25 and $40, rising to $30 and $50 on the day of the race.

“We will have pre-registration packet pickup at SkyZone and Roswell Bicycles,” Broadwell said.

Information: www.Ga400century.com.

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