Course maps and elevation profiles are below. Red is paved, green is not paved. To view full screen, click the “View Full Route” in upper left hand corner of each map.
2019 Course Changes
There has been a few changes to both routes. Middle GA has had quite a bit of wet weather lately, as I write this Weds morning before the race – it’s rained every day this week, with a chance for more Friday night. Weather combined with the recent scraping of Smith Rd means that Smith Rd is now about 5 miles of peanut butter red clay. You can’t ride this stuff – it’ll pack up in the frame/fork and stop your wheels from turning. Then it packs onto your feet as you walk. And, if someone were to get hurt out there, or have a medical emergency like a heart attack or something, no one could get out there and get to you. I wouldn’t mind making y’all hike a bike half a mile or so through peanut buttery clay, but 5 miles is way too long. Combined with the safety concerns, we’re detouring around that road this year. I don’t want to do it, but it’s the right call to make. The pictures below were taken recently by Alyssa E (left pic) and Jake A (on the right). Jake’s photo was taken after a decently long dry spell.
The detour is the only change to the 100k route.
The 200k has two other changes:
- The official route no longer goes by the store in Chester, it just goes straight through town. You are still welcome to go over to that store if you need to buy food/water, but it’s not part of the official route. If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, here’s a GPS file that includes a jog over to the store. The official route below does not include the store, so if you’re not paying attention you could miss it.
- The SAG stop has been moved, and the route no longer does that awkward half-a-block jog in Eastman. The SAG is now right on the route, you can’t miss it.
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