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 32, 53, 71, 104 & 109 mile route options, all on scenic rural roads with very little traffic. All routes, except the 32 mile, will take riders through the “Pocket area” on one of the “best cycling roads in Georgia.”

The 32 mile route is fairly flat with no big hills.

The 53 and 71 mile routes are mostly flat to gently rolling with a few moderate hills.

The 104 and 109 mile options were revised last year, resulting in fewer  hills(faster).

The 109 mile option includes a short climb over Little Sand Mt. The 104 mile option will NOT include the climb.

All routes are fully sagged with well-stocked rest stops approximately every 15-18 miles.  Limited tech support, Sag drivers, 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. At registration you will be given a token for your meal. The token will be attached to a Downtown Rome card with Scan App to give you information about Rome and downtown restaurants. There will be a poster on site with map and location of restaurants within a 3 block area on Broad St. The participating restaurants will have a sign out front indicating their participation. Still revising for 2015. There may be more and different options this year.

SWAG: Knit skull cap and duffle bag . SWAG is only for riders paying the $50 pre-registration fee until it is gone.  DeFeet Socks are sold out!!!  The pre-registration date has been updated to before May 1. SWAG will include: duffle bag, knit skull cap, and our new sponsor’s Clean Bottle!


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


$50  Pre-registered before May 1, 2015 and ALL SWAG.

SWAG after March 1 includes: duffle bag, knit skull cap, and Clean Bottle.

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

There will be some SWAG available for purchase on site.

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 XXV

Online Registration

Individual Route Maps & Notes Route Maps are here! Click for details!

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