Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Covington Century

The Covington Century will be on Saturday, August 1st. Anyone interested in doing this ride? It's a really good one. The website is

Betty Jean

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hey guys. I've got two Chain Gang kits, new with tags. xl full zip jersey & large bib shorts. If anyone is interested let me know. I bought too small.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Wow that was a soaker last night huh!!

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder of upcoming rides the next couple of Sats.

Time-8:30 AM
Place-Church on Rivoli
Distance-Anywhere from 20-55 miles
Pace-18-20 with regroups at major intersections!!

Sat. June 27th-CHAIN GANG 3-GAP RIDE
Time-Depart Macon somewhere in the 5:30-6:00 AM range
Place-Plan to meet at Turners Corner
Distance-Plan to ride Neil’s, Wolf Pen and Woody’s gaps
Pace-Moderate with regroups!

Thanks and hope to see you there,

Brett Barron
Macon Chain Gang

Monday, June 15, 2009


We’d like to send a very sincere thank you to everyone in the Chain Gang that helped make the Macon race weekend a success by generously serving as a volunteer, by racing in an event, by coming out to show your support, or by donning a podium girl dress.  Having the entire Macon cycling community involved resulted in a flawless first attempt and a great showcasing of Macon to cyclists all over the state.  We’d love to see this great inaugural race grow into a yearly event.  Thanks again.  We’ll see you on the road.

Georgia Cycling, Inc. / Security Bank Cycling Team


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Chain Gang Club Out There..

I caught this article on Bike Rumor earlier today. It looks like we're not the only Chain Gang club on the roads. Check it out. :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Volunteer Race Course Marshals

Dear Fellow Cyclists,

As you know, the Georgia Cup race series will make a stop in Macon, GA on June 13-14, 2009.  This exciting two-day event will give us an opportunity to showcase our sport in the Macon community.  In order to host a successful event, we need help marshaling the race courses. Marshals are responsible for automobile traffic control, pedestrian traffic control, and race directional support during the races and on the courses.

On Saturday June 13th, we will need 20 volunteers from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for the downtown events.  We will provide a centralized meeting point for all volunteers and will give instructions and assignments at that location.  Food and beverages will be provided for volunteers.  We request that volunteers assist for a minimum of 3 hours on Saturday and remain evenly spread throughout all shifts.  The shifts will run as follows:

  1. 8 a.m. –11 a.m.
  2. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  3. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  4. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

On Sunday June 14th, we will need at least 20 volunteers from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the road race event that will originate from the Geico parking area in East Macon, GA.  The nature of this event will require volunteers to work the entire event from start to finish.

We greatly appreciate any assistance that you will provide.  If you will help us, please contact me at 478-951-2341 or by email at



Todd Wilson

Security Bank Cycling Team

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saturday Ride

There will be a 3 hour ride this Saturday, May 23rd, leaving at 8:00 am from Howard Middle School. Pace will be determined. 

For more information contact Chad Madan at:



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Social Outing at Ingleside Village Pizza

This is not meant to take the place of a Chain Gang-specific social outing, but I’d like to invite you all to Yappy Hour at Ingleside Village Pizza on Saturday, May 30th at 3:00 P.M. Tina at IVP is being very gracious to let my greyhound club (Southeastern Greyhound Adoption) bring our greyhounds to the beer garden. We’re also going to have a beer tasting: 5 beer samples from 5 continents for $5! Proceeds will go to greyhound adoption.

Please let me know if you plan to come. (I need to give IVP a headcount beforehand.) Bicycling in the morning and pizza, beer, and greyhounds in the afternoon – sounds like a perfect day to me!

Betty Jean

Monday, May 4, 2009

Juliette Race

Hey guys I would like to thank all who were there in Juliette on Sat for volunteering or racing!! This was a very well organized event and there are 2 more coming to Juliette one on June 6th and the other on August 22nd! I hope we can have even better participation for the next 2 showing our cycling spirit here in middle Georgia !

The much anticipated Chain Gang kits are supposed to be shipping on Monday the 18th and believe me I can’t wait to see them!

We still need to pick a date on a Sat to have our club social get together? Any suggestions are surely welcomed!

Thanks and hope to see you on the group rides,


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Juliette race on Saturday morning

Juliette race is Saturday Morning and they are 3 volunteers short! 

If you are interested in helping out for a few hours below are the positions they need:

1 for Reg

1 for back up timing

1 for whip- call up the starters.

If you are interested please contact:

James Lowe can be reached at or (404) 272-2633



Thursday, April 23, 2009

Volunteers Needed!

From: Todd Wilson – Security Bank Cycling Team

To: Macon, GA Cycling Community

Volunteer Race Course Marshall

 Dear Fellow Cyclists, The Georgia Cup race series will be making a stop in Macon, GA on June 13-14, 2009.  This exciting two-day event will give us an opportunity to grow and expand our sport in the Macon community.  In order to host a successful event, we need your help marshaling the courses. As a marshal, you will be responsible for automobile traffic control, pedestrian traffic control, and race directional support. Your support of this event is greatly needed.

·      Saturday 6.13.09 – 5 marshals needed for the time trial and criterium events.

·      Sunday 6.14.09 – 14 marshals needed for the road race.

·      Volunteer times will be determined.

If you can help us with the event, please call me, Todd Wilson, at 478-951-2341 or email me at

Sincerely, - Todd Wilson

Athens Twilight - Gambler

There is a 50 or 100 kilometer road ride in Athens, Georgia this Saturday the 25th. You can go to:  to register.  It starts at 10am. And I know we are planning on hanging around to watch the races in downtown Athens Saturday night. If you have never been, it's like watching NASCAR on bikes. It's a lot of fun. Visit:   for more information.


Peach Blossom Bike Ride

Peach Blossom Ride is this Saturday the April 25th down in Byron Georgia. It is hosted by the Byron United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship. 
They have ride options of 15, 31, & 62 miles! 

If you would like to know more about the ride contact Brett Barron at

Friday, April 17, 2009

Saturday, April 18th Ride

Start: Howard Middle School

Time:  9:00 am

Distance: 3.5-4 hrs

1 store stop

Route:  Out Estes to Hopewell, Hwy 80 to Pleasant Grove Church Rd, store stop in Yatesville, and then we’ll figure out what we want to do from there.

We will have a few areas of long efforts, 20-30 minutes, but no attack zones. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

RIDES are at 6pm

All Tuesday and Thursday Road Rides are at 6:00 pm effective now! The ride still leaves from the church on the corner of Bass and Rivoli Road. Please spread the word. 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Zipp Disc Wheel for Sale

Trey Gavin asked me to post that he is selling a Zipp 900 Tubular 700c Disc wheel. Here is his description:

This is a non-dimpled Zipp Disc. It is Shimano compatible. Wheel is in very good condition. No defects visible. Zipp decals were removed by a previous owner, but I bought brand new ones to put on and never did it. You will get the new stickers with the purchase. This thing is light and very fast. Price: $450… Email me at if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tour de Pike

The annual Tour de Pike is this coming weekend. It's right up the road, with 33,66, and 100 mile options, and here's the info:

Monday, March 9, 2009


This is a reminder that the road rides start tomorrow! Tuesday the 10th, at 5:30pm, from the church on the corner of Bass Rd. and Rivoli. We should have a VERY large group. So please be careful and don't try to leave all at the same time, if possible. Look forward to seeing everyone on the road. 


Monday, March 2, 2009

Peach Blossom Bike Ride

The annual Metric Century from Byron United Methodist Church begins Saturday March 28 at 9am, and the details are at . There is also a 15 and 31 mile option. This is a good ride and for a good cause. $20 by March 20th, and $25 afterwards. The metric ride is actually about 66 miles. Hope to see some folks there, if it doesn't rain!

Friday, February 20, 2009

2 things

1. is the macon area cycling group (yahoo group) shutdown?

2. who's in/who's out for cochran next weekend?