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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By bragger1 | Jan 14, 2019

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

By bragger1 | Jan 7, 2019

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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BRAG Packing List

By bragger1 | Jan 2, 2019

Wondering what you should pack for your Bicycle Ride Across Georgia? We’ve compiled a (not exhaustive) list to get you started! Bicyclebicycle (of course!)helmet (mandatory)bike lock & cablehandlebar/seat bagframe-mounted pumpspare tube/patch kittire tool, allen wrencheslarge water bottlesrearview mirrorbicycle tag (preregistered)wrist band (preregistered) Clothingcycling shortscycling jerseyscycling glovescycling shoeswalking shortswalking shoessunglassest-shirtsunderwear, socksrain gearbandannas, hat, visor Toiletriestowels, wash…

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