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 1Oth 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 revised this year and will have less hills.

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

The 101 and 105 mile options have also been revised this 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 will OFFICIALLY end behind the State Mutual Stadium. Riders will be offered drinks/snacks before following the park trail system approximately 3 miles back to Citizens First Bank. These last 3 miles will be a “cool down” ride. Riders must exercise extreme caution on this section and defer to joggers/walkers on the path. Please ride single file on this section! The trail will take you around “The Town Green” and fountains. Take advantage of the fountains to cool off, if it is a hot day.

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 start/finish at Citizens First Bank/Synovus on Broad St. Dri-balance T-shirts are an OPTION this year for pre-registered participants and while available after the 4/15 deadline.

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

After ride activities include, the “Roman Roast on the River,” with BBQ tasting, arts & crafts, music, food and beer, and a Rome Braves baseball game that evening. Bring the family for a fun day in Rome. Families can ride on the park trails for free.

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.

Cycling Clubs with 20 or more participants are eligible for a rate of $30/rider before 4/15. This does not include a T-shirt. Contact cmccormick5119@gmail.com for more information.

Read 2012 Coverage in the Rome News-Tribune

Rome News-Tribune 2011 Coverage of the CVCA UTC Ride

Registration Information

Offline Registration Form:  2-Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride XXIV

Online Registration

Individual Route Maps & Notes

Route Maps are here!
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