Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Announces 2020 Summer Route

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) has announced planned cycling routes and overnight camping destinations for the weeklong 2020 Big BRAG event. The next Big BRAG Summer ride, now in its 41st consecutive year, is scheduled to start May 30 at the top of Lookout Mountain, close to the Tennessee border. Participants will cycle backroads and…

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The Truth About Stretching & Cyclists

From Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network Just because were in the “off-season” of cycling (is there such a thing in Georgia?), doesn’t mean you should slack off on your stretching. A daily stretch routine and proper hydration are both vital to staying in tune with your body all year long. Does Stretching Decrease Injury? While…

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Dream Team’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues

April 20, 2019, was a beautiful spring day in coastal Georgia and the day became even more beautiful when the BRAG Dream Teamarrived for a morning training ride in celebration of an annual event, The Gathering, held at Geechee Kunda Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Riceboro Georgia.  The BRAG Dream Team is a youth cycling program in Georgia with chapters organized in Atlanta, Dublin, Macon,…

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Cycling Injuries: Ice vs. Heat

From Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Training to cycle BRAG? Injuries are bound pop up from time to time. Knowing the proper treatment can hasten your recovery and get you back on the saddle. When should you use ice or heat for a cycling injury? This is a common question. Surprisingly, there is little research on…

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Spring TuneUp Packing List

Wondering what you should pack for BRAG’s Spring TuneUp? We’ve compiled a (not exhaustive) list to get you started! The Spring TuneUp packing list is a little different from the Big BRAG list for one reason… we camp in the the same spot every night! You can pretty much bring whatever you can fin in…

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Cycling Hydration for a Great Ride

From Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Every bike ride is a chance to grow your capabilities as a cyclist. Proper hydration is essential to success and improved cycling performance all year long, not just during Big BRAG. Trying to figure out how much water and when you should take on food may seem daunting, especially if…

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BRAG SAFETY PLEDGE

I will ride single file when a car or truck is behind me. I will never ride more than two abreast, in accordance with Georgia law.  I will not be a road hog.  I will yield to riders trying to pass me. I will ride as far to the right as practicable, except when making a left…

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BRAG Dream Team Origin

Before Lance Armstrong put cycling on the map in the minds of Americans and  prior to childhood obesity becoming recognized as an epidemic, the Dream Team program was created in 1994 by the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) to offer Atlanta Public School students the opportunity to get fit by cycling across the state. ​ After…

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