Up the Creek Without a Pedal

CVCA sponsors two big cycling events each year. The first, “Up The Creek Without A Pedal” is held each year on the second Saturday in May and has the reputation of one of the best rides in our area. Year after year, cyclists from around the southeast have comment on the beautiful scenery, helpful staff and great support.

Up the Creek Without a Pedal is an official BRAG training ride.  CVCA is a “Proud BRAG Partner”.

2015 Date: Saturday, May 9

Come enjoy one of Northwest Georgia’s “must do” rides on May 9th in Rome, GA. The ride offers 28, 50, 68, 101 & 105 mile route options, all on scenic rural roads with very little traffic. All routes, except the 28 mile, will take riders through the “Pocket area” on one of the “best cycling roads in Georgia.”

The 28 mile route is fairly flat with no big hills.

The 50 and 68 mile routes are mostly flat to gently rolling with a few moderate hills.

The 101 and 105 mile options were revised last year, resulting in fewer  hills(faster). The 105 mile option includes a short climb over Little Sand Mt. The 101 mile option will NOT include the climb.

All routes are fully sagged with well-stocked rest stops approximately every 15-18 miles. Tech support, Ham radio operators, medical, and police support will provide a safe ride for all participants.

UTC has a NEW downtown Rome INDOOR start/finish at THE FORUM( 301 Tribune St.). Ride STARTS at 8 A.M.  REGISTRATION open at 6:30 A.M. Ride ENDS at 4 P.M. We will not be allowed entry to indoor facility after 4 p.m. If you plan to do the century and can not be finished by 4 p.m., you should start earlier or be prepared not to have access to indoor facilities at the end. There are several restaurants in the area with facilities.

The post-ride meal will be your choice of a pre-determined “cyclist’s special” meal at various restaurants on Broad St. and the surrounding area. Tax will be included in your voucher.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.   See this form for restaurant options.  revised utc restaurant options

SWAG:

DeFeet socks, knit skull cap, and duffle bag . SWAG is only for riders paying the $50 pre-registration fee by March 1, 2015. Pictures will be available at a later date.

UNISEX SOCK SIZE CHART:  (only for pre-registered by March 1, $50 registration)

Small:         Women  6-8                                        EU  36-39.5

Medium:     Women  7-9           Men  8.5-10.5    EU  40-42.5

Large:          Women  9.5-11.5    Men  11-13         EU  43-45.5

XLarge:       12+                                                         EU  46+

JERSEY OPTION:

Jersey option. Watch for further details. Jersey will be ordered separately from another web site when available.

FEES:

$35  Pre-registered by March 1, 2015 and NO SWAG

$50  Pre-registered by March 1, 2015 and ALL SWAG.

$40  Registrations after March 1, 2015 and NO SWAG.

Kids 15 and under Free and NO SWAG.

 

 

Local charities(yet to be determined)will be the beneficiaries of the event.

Participants may register by downloading a form from www.cvca.org or by registering on www.Active.com.

 

Read 2012 Coverage in the Rome News-Tribune

Rome News-Tribune 2011 Coverage of the CVCA UTC Ride

Registration Information

Offline Registration Form2-Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride XXIV

Online Registration

Individual Route Maps & Notes

Route Maps are here!
Click for details!

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2013 UTC Photo’s-1

2013 UTC Photo’s-2

brag SAFETY PLEDGE

 

 

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