John Wilkes Email: GBRARiderRep@GACycling.org
Greg Latham Email: GBRAVP@GACycling.org
Sean Philyaw Email: GBRAAtLarge@GACycling.org
Betty Hodges Email: GBRASecretary@GACycling.org
John Patterson Email: GBRAPresident@GACycling.org
Mike Barman Email: TrackRep@GACycling.org
For the Cat3 State Championship Road Race which was neutralized before the finish due to inclement weather, all riders who crossed the finish with 4 laps completed have earned earned 2nd place GCS points. Will Eustace has earned 1st place points as well as the State Championship jersey for his boldness to go for a breakaway as well as his >2 minute lead on the field at the time of neutralization. This decision was reached unanimously by the chief referee and the GBRA Board...
2016 GCS standings have been updated through the State Championship Road Race. Check the GCS Standings page for further details! Please submit any questions or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the increasing proliferation and attainability of especially lightweight bikes, GBRA would like the remind Georgia racers that USA Cycling races ARE goverend by the UCI's rules regarding rider equipment. The UCI currently sets the minimum bike weight limit at 6.8kg (14.99lbs) and riders' equipment is subject to inspection at amateur racing events. There are in fact a number of rules set by the UCI to promote safety and fairness with regard to rider...
Mission Source Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race
March 4-6, 2016
Blue Goose Road Race
April 10, 2016
PAALS Criterium Georgia Criterium Championships
May 14, 2016
Middle Georgia Time Trial
May 21, 2016
Belton Bridge Classic State Road Championships
June 4, 2016
Healthy Newton Omnium
June 11-12, 2016
Georgia Games Criterium
July 9, 2016
Georgia Games Road Race
July 10, 2016
Georgia State Individual & Team Time Trial Championships
July 30-31, 2016
Rumble at Roebling...
GBRA is conducting a new official's clinic for anyone wanting to become a USA Cycling Official. The clinic will be conducted on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Our Way Cafe at 2831 E College Ave. Decatur, GA. The clinic is free of charge, but there is a $35 license fee plus the cost of a back ground check as indicated below.
All officials must submit to a US Olympic Committee (USOC) mandated background check, valid for two...
Unfortunately the Brasstown Bald Time Trial scheduled for mid-September has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Grant Park Criterium is the final stop for the Georgia State Championship Series! The results should be up to date and visible on the website, this evening following the conclusion of racing.
This year, the Georgia Bicycle Racing Association will host a GCS Awards Party on October 10, 2015. Location TBD.
Please watch the website, facebook & your email for more details.
Thanks for making this a great GCS year!
Due to the postponement of the State Championship Junior Regionals race earlier this month, the GBRA Board of Directors have elected to reassign the Junior State Championship races for 2015. This decision was reached unanimously by all directors present at an emergency meeting on June 8th. This was not an easy decision to make, however the Board feels this change was necessary in order to provide the best possible outcome for our young racers. The following races...
The Junior Regionals race scheduled for this weekend have been postponed until the weekend of August 8th and 9th. GBRA has received the following message from race promoter Eric Broadwell:
"After discussions with USA Cycling, Georgia Cycling and our promoters we felt this weekend’s scheduled Regional and State Junior Cycling Championships would be better served allowing more time to bring a quality experience and allow more participants to plan their scheduled races....
GBRA is excited to announce another race just added to the GCS! The Rumble at Roebling Road is now on the GCS calendar for the weekend of August 8th and 9th. The race features closed course circuit races on a 2 mile race track just outside of Savannah! WIth this addition, we now have the following races in the GCS for 2015:
Tundra Time Trial (completed)
Gainesville Gran Prix Circuit Race (completed)
Geinesville Gran Prix Road Race (completed)
GBRA is excited to spread the word about a great opportunity for female riders and aspiring racers in Georgia! On April 14th Atlanta Cycling in Vinings will be hosting a race clinic and ride with 2011 National Road Race Champion and WCA CEO, Robin Farina! The cost to attend is only $20 and includes the clinic, group ride with Robin, and post ride Q&A dinner. Register today at http://womenscyclingassociation.com/news/join-ride-tour-atlanta/
With results posted from this past weekend's Tundra TT, the Georgia Championshp Series standings page is now live on USACycling.org! You can chack the current standings at any time during the season at the following link: https://www.usacycling.org/series/georgia-championship-series.
See everyone at the next event, the Gainesville Gran Prix, the weekend of March 7-8!
We have fixed the schedule page so that you can now sort events by discipline, and also by tme trial, road race, and criterium within the road disciipline. Hope that helps! If you experience any other problems with the website please give us a shout at email@example.com.
The 2014 GCS Winners' Jerseys have arrived from Starlight and will be mailed out the address listed on the licenses of their respective winners. Do you want to win one of these sweet jerseys this year? Well, we'd better see you at the Tundra TT this weekend in Cumming!
GBRA is excited to announce a significant change to the Georgia Championship Series for 2015! This year, ALL time trials, road races, and criteriums in Georgia will be eligible for inclusion in the GCS! Hopefully you've been riding over the winter because we'll be getting the series off to a great start with the rescheduled Tundra Time Trial in Cumming on February 15th. Hope to see you all out there!
Promoters: Do you want your event to...
Riders! For 2015 GBRA will be awarding State Champion and Georgia Championship Series jerseys for the following Categories:
OPEN CATEORIES (MEN/WOMEN): P/1/2, 3, 4
JUNIORS (MEN/WOMEN): 9-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
MASTERS MEN: 35+, 45+, 55+
Plan your category racing accordingly!
-due to logistical issues with separating out Category 2 men, GBRA has elected to combine the P/1/2 categories
-junior categories now match the USA Cycling's Road Development Race Series (RDRS)
This class has been posrponed until March 1st, 2015
USA Cycling Category ‘C’ Official Class will be held on February 8, 2015, beginning at 10 AM. The class and test may last until 5 PM. The cost of the class is the official license fee of $35 The class will be held at Our Way Cafe, 2831 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA. To sign up for the class, contact John Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The preliminary 2015 GBRA Race Schedule has been published and is ready for viewing! Please take note of the following State Championship Races:
May 30th - Junior Track Championships
June 6th/7th - Junior Regional Championships
June 20th - State Road Race Championships
August 1st - State Track Championships
August 2nd - State Time Trial Championships
August 15th - State Criterium Championships
Promoters and Race Organizers: Is your Georgia race information...
With the departure of Jeff Hopkins for greasier pastures, Mike Barman will stepping in to fill the role of velodrome rep on the 2015 GBRA Board. Mike brings with him over 25 years of experience in the bicycle racing community as racer, coach, and administrator. Please join us in welcoming Mike to the 2015 GBRA Board of Directors!
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Congratulations to Ryan Collins, the new Rider's Rep!
The 2015 GBRA Board
Ryan Collins, Rider's Representative
Kent Wheeler, Club & Team's Representative
Jeff Clayton, Promoter's Representative
Betty Hodges, At-Large Representative
Jeff Hopkins, Velodrome Representatve
John Patterson, Official's & Coaches Representative