Frequently Asked Questions About Big BRAG 2021

By bragger1 | Jan 29, 2021

The health and well-being of our riders, staff, volunteers, and partners is a priority for BRAG. We are committed to making decisions that align with this priority.⁠ We are committed to playing a constructive role to limit the spread of the virus which is why we are moving the 41st Annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia to June…

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BRAG Dream Team: 2020 in Review

By bragger1 | Dec 22, 2020

When the Coronavirus arrived in March and changed everything, the BRAG Dream Team was ready to use 2020 vision to make the best of the pandemic by taking the safe, social justice path all year long: February – participated in the Selma to Montgomery 55th Anniversary March bike ride and visited the Equal Justice Initiave…

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Bicycle Ride Across Georgia Announces 2020 Summer Route

By bragger1 | Jan 4, 2020

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

By bragger1 | Nov 22, 2019

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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By bragger1 | Oct 17, 2019

BRAG cyclists safely travel along quiet Georgia backroads to cross the state in 2015.

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Dream Team’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues

By bragger1 | May 19, 2019

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

By bragger1 | May 19, 2019

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

By bragger1 | Apr 9, 2019

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

By bragger1 | Mar 22, 2019

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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Bicycle Ride Across Georgia celebrates 40 years with Big BRAG 350-mile route, including Gainesville stop

By bragger1 | Feb 5, 2019

Originally published in the Gainesville Times newspaper. Article by Layne Saliba. Tony Butler crashed on the first day of his bike ride from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Atlanta as part of Bicycle Ride Across Georgia’s U.S. Bicycle Route 21 event in September last year. But he was having too much fun to stop. He completed the ride and will…

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