The 44th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia

BIG BRAG 2024

June 1-8, 2024

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More Than Just a Bike Ride!

Riding.

Recreation.

Relaxation.

WHAT IS BIG BRAG ALL ABOUT?

Big BRAG is an exciting event that offers an unforgettable cycling experience. Cyclists embark on a week-long journey, averaging about 55 miles per day, with a rest day in the middle. Changing each year, routes are designed to offer stunning views of Georgia's picturesque countryside and take riders through some of the most welcoming and hospitable towns in the state.

To make the journey more comfortable, BRAG provides SAG (Support And Gear) support and well-stocked rest stops every 12-18 miles. These rest stops offer a chance for riders to refuel with their favorite snacks and drinks, engage in fun activities, and take in the breathtaking views.

In addition to the cycling itself, BRAG offers a variety of activities for riders to enjoy. After the day's ride, riders can unwind at the BRAG Bar and enjoy their favorite drinks. There are also activities such as bike trivia, one-legged bike races, educational classes, yoga, massages, and more to keep riders entertained and engaged.

To make the experience even more memorable, BRAG features evening events in the towns where riders stay. These events include concerts, DJs, and festivals, providing a fun and festive atmosphere for all participants.

Join us for the BRAG cycling event and discover what makes Georgia such a special place to explore by bike.

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WHERE WE'RE GOING

2024 OVERNIGHTS

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ATLANTA - June 1 Overnight

The bike scene in Atlanta is a vibrant and dynamic aspect of the city's culture. The city has made significant strides in recent years to become more bike-friendly, adding 100s of miles of dedicated bike lanes and initiatives promoting cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation.

On any given day, cyclists can be seen navigating through the city's diverse neighborhoods, from the historic charm of Inman Park to the bustling streets of Midtown. The Atlanta BeltLine, a former railway corridor transformed into a multi-use trail, has become a central hub for cyclists, offering a scenic route through various neighborhoods and parks. Additionally, the city hosts regular cycling events and group rides that bring together enthusiasts of all skill levels.

The bike scene in Atlanta not only promotes a healthy and active lifestyle but also fosters a sense of community among those who share a passion for two-wheeled exploration in the heart of this Southern metropolis.

OVERNIGHT VENUE: OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319

Route subject to change per local authorities.

OXFORD - June 2 Overnight

Oxford is charming, quiet community steeped in history and characterized by its forests, trails, and wide boulevards. Much of the town is part of the Oxford Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, which includes RenaissanceGreek Revival, and Gothic architecture.

Emory University's Oxford College is a historic and picturesque campus contributes to the appeal of Oxford. The beautiful Georgian architecture, lush greenery, and serene environment provide an ideal setting for our 2nd night on BRAG 2024.

VENUE: OXFORD COLLEGE 801 Emory St, Oxford, GA 30054

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SOCIAL CIRCLE - June 3 Overnight

Social Circle is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The close-knit community fosters a sense of belonging, where residents often know each other by name, creating a strong sense of community spirit. Social Circle is the kind of place where people feel a genuine connection to their neighbors, contributing to a positive and supportive environment.

Additionally, Social Circle is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including nearby lakes and parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as hiking, fishing, and picnicking, providing opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

VENUE: Social Circle Elementary School 240 W Hightower Trail, Social Circle, GA 30025

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MILLEDGEVILLE - June 4 Overnight

Milledgeville, Georgia, stands out for its rich history, charming architecture, and cultural significance. As the former capital of Georgia during the pre-Civil War era, Milledgeville boasts a wealth of antebellum architecture that captivates visitors. The historic district features well-preserved buildings, including the Old Governor's Mansion, which served as the residence for Georgia's governors before the capital moved to Atlanta.

The town is also home to Georgia College & State University, contributing to a vibrant and diverse community. The college campus adds an energetic and intellectual atmosphere, with cultural events, performances, and art exhibitions that enhance the town's cultural offerings.

Overall, Milledgeville's unique blend of historical significance, cultural richness, and natural beauty make it a distinctive and appealing destination for residents and visitors alike.

VENUE: Walter B Williams Junior Park 59 GA-22, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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MILLEDGEVILLE LAYOVER - June 5 Overnight

You'll find lots to do during our extended stay in Milledgeville. On the layover day, you can bike around Milledgeville, cycle the Oconee Greenway, visit the town's charming downtown, or take a much-deserved day off! 

Milledgeville's connection to literary history is another standout feature. It was once home to notable writers such as Flannery O'Connor and Alice Walker. The Andalusia Farm, where Flannery O'Connor lived and wrote, is a popular attraction for literature enthusiasts.

Nature lovers appreciate the town's proximity to Lake Sinclair, providing opportunities for water recreation and scenic views. The town's parks and green spaces, including Lockerly Arboretum, offer tranquil settings for relaxation and outdoor activities.

VENUE: Walter B Williams Junior Park 59 GA-22, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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SWAINSBORO - June 6 Overnight

Swainsboro is home to the East Georgia State College, bringing a collegiate atmosphere to the community. The presence of the college adds a dynamic energy and cultural diversity to the town, with students engaging in various activities and events.

The town also boasts historical significance, evident in its well-preserved architecture and landmarks. Downtown Swainsboro reflects its history, featuring charming storefronts and historic buildings that offer a glimpse into the past. The Emanuel County Courthouse is an iconic structure that stands as a testament to the town's heritage.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Swainsboro offers opportunities for recreation with the presence of the George L. Smith State Park. The park is known for its cypress trees and a mill pond, providing a picturesque setting for activities such as kayaking, fishing, and hiking.

VENUE: East Georgia State College 131 College Cir, Swainsboro, GA 30401

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STATESBORO - June 7 Overnight

The downtown area of Statesboro is known for its charming atmosphere, with a mix of historic architecture and modern amenities. The Blue Mile, a revitalization project, has transformed South Main Street into a pedestrian-friendly area, promoting local businesses, art, and community engagement.

Statesboro has a rich cultural heritage, and this is often celebrated through events such as the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market and the Averitt Center for the Arts. The Averitt Center is a hub for cultural activities, hosting art exhibitions, performances, and community events that contribute to the town's cultural vibrancy.

VENUE: Georgia Southern University 1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458

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SAVANNAH - June 8 End-of-the-Road

Savannah's Historic District is one of the largest urban historic districts in the United States. The city is famous for its 22 historic squares, each with its own character and charm. Visitors can enjoy scenic views, take riverboat cruises, and explore the vibrant waterfront.

Savannah is also known for its delicious and diverse culinary offerings. From classic Southern cuisine to innovative dining experiences, the city has a thriving food scene. The Olde Pink House and Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room are just a couple of the renowned establishments.

VENUE: Daffin Park 1 Waring Dr, Savannah, GA 31404

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WHAT TO EXPECT

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • Café Campesino Coffee OPEN

    5:30-7:30 AM  

  • On-Site Food AVAILABLE

    5:30-7:30 AM  |  12:00-8:00 PM

  • Aztec Cycle Tech Support

    6:00-7:30 AM  |  2:00-6:00 PM

  • First Timers' Meeting (by request)

    6:30 AM

  • HQ/Registration Desk OPEN

    6:30-7:30 AM  |  12:00-5:00 PM

  • Mass Start

    7:00 AM

  • Baggage Truck Deadline

    8:00 AM

  • Shower Truck OPEN

    11:00 AM-10:00 PM

  • Local Shuttle Service

    Varies Daily - See RIDE GUIDE

  • Massages

    by appointment

  • Yoga

    2:00 PM

  • BRAG Bar OPEN

    Varies Daily - See RIDE GUIDE

  • Educational Bicycle Class

    4:00 PM

  • Live Music & Entertainment

    Varies Daily - See RIDE GUIDE

Times are subject to change and will be different on Saturdays. Please consult the RIDE GUIDE.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

TRANSPORTATION

FULL-WEEK SHUTTLES

$105

Are you riding a full week on BRAG? Need help getting back to your car at the end of the week? Want to drop your car off at the ending town and catch a ride to the beginning of the ride? We've got you covered!

Just pick the Full-Week Shuttle of your choice when you register for BRAG.

These spots will fill-up quickly! 

BRAG LITE SHUTTLES

$105

Are you riding 3 Days on BRAG LITE? Need help getting back to your car after you're finished riding? We've got you covered!

Just pick the BRAG LITE Shuttle of your choice when you register for BRAG.

These spots will fill-up quickly! 

DAILY SHUTTLES BACK

$50

Planning on riding just 1 day on BRAG? Need help getting back to your car after you're finished riding? We've got you covered!

To assure your spot, just pick the DAILY Shuttle when you register for BRAG.

Seating Limited! 

SKIP-DAY SHUTTLES

$30

If you wake up one morning on Big BRAG and just aren't feelin' it, don't fret! You may elect to ride the Skip-Day Shuttle to the next location.

Sign-up on-site at the registration tent, day of or on the night before.

Seating Limited! 

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FULL WEEK SHUTTLES

Saturday, June 1 Shuttle:

Shuttles pick up at END and will proceed to STARTat 10am on June 1. Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early to load luggage and bike.

Saturday, June 8 Shuttle:

Shuttles pick up END, at 3:00 PM on June 8 and will proceed to START. We will carry you, your bike, and 2 bags.


BRAG LITE SHUTTLES
Tuesday, June 4: Shuttle pick up LAYOVER VENUE and will proceed to START. We will carry you, your bike, and 2 bags.

 

Saturday, June 8: Shuttle pick up END, at 3:00 PM on June 8 and will proceed to LAYOVER VENUE. We will carry you, your bike, and 2 bags.

Daily Parking will be available at each overnight camping location for a nominal fee. Please register your vehicle with us at the Registration Desk when you arrive.

If you've opted to use a Full-Week Shuttle, parking is available for the entire week at either the START or the END.

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE - We will send an email closer to the event date with very specific instructions

SAVANNAH LONG-TERM PARKING
Daffin Park Tennis Courts
1 Waring Dr, Savannah, GA 31404

ATLANTA LONG-TERM PARKING
TBD (Expect a daily fee)

MILLEDGEVILLE LONG-TERM PARKING
Walter B Williams Junior Park
59 GA-22, Milledgeville, GA 31061

**There is no camping available on the last evening of riding. Feel free to make your own arrangements at an area facility.

Don't feel like roughing it all week? Bring along your RV! We will have designated RV Parking at each overnight location for a nominal fee.

Please register for a Private vehicle permit for your RV when at the registration desk when you check-in or register for Big BRAG. No hook-ups will be available and loud generators are prohibited after 10pm. 

There will be no official BRAG camping or RV parking available on the evening of Saturday, June 8. Feel free to make your own arrangements at an area facility.

Please contact Aztec Cycles for bicycle shipping information: 678.636.9043

Please contact Aztec Cycles for bicycle rental information

Flights to Atlanta are plentiful and affordable from just about anywhere. 

Oglethorpe University is accessible via MARTA

WHAT ABOUT THE RIDE?

ON YOUR BIKE

There are 4 ways to find your way while riding BRAG: 

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1. RIDE GUIDE

The BRAG Ride Guide is the answer to most of your questions! Route maps and turn-by-turn cue sheets are available for each day in the Ride Guide. Take it with you on your bike!  

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2. SIGNS

There will be BRAG arrows at every turn to tell you which way to turn. If there is no arrow it, means go straight. Please exercise caution here (and look for ROAD MARKINGS) as sometimes people like to collect our signs.

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3. ROAD MARKINGS

We have marked routes for BRAG riders. You will find BRAG's trademark circle with a hash mark in the direction of travel before, at, and after each turn. This will assure your decisions along the way! Roads are not marked in downtown areas or in areas where it is prohibited (like on bike trails).

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4. RIDE WITH GPS

All BRAG Routes are available for free on Ride With GPS. Download the smart phone app and load the respective day routes. Use it. Love it.

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Rest Stops!

BRAG rest stops are located every 15-20 miles on the routes each day. Rest stops are indicated on the route maps in the RIDE GUIDE.  Stops are stocked with hydration, nutritious snacks, first-aid kits, and porta-potties.

Be on the lookout for a fun stop along the way!

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Support and Gear (SAG)

Along the route there will be SAG support vehicles. They can be identified by the yellow BRAG flags they will be flying from the windows. Use SAG if you need mechanical help, have a non-emergency medical issue, or you cannot complete your ride for the day

To stop a SAG vehicle, simply tap your palm on the top of your helmet. If you are waiting for a SAG vehicle, please place your bike upside down perpendicular to the road.

The phone number for SAG is 404.382.7747 (also on y our wrist band) for immediate assistance. Call 911 in the case of an emergency.

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On-Site Bike Mechanics

Aztec Cycles will be on hand each day to keep your bicycle finely tuned! 

SAFETY FIRST!

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BRAG events take place on public right of ways. We ask motor vehicles to share the road, so we must extend the same courtesy. As much as possible we travel on low traffic roads, however we will need to travel on roads with higher traffic volume from time to time. Please review the BRAG Safety Pledge you were required to sign to participate in this BRAG event. Please consult the rider handbook provided by Georgia Bikes for more safety information.

YOU MUST STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS AND RED LIGHTS!! Obey all traffic control devices and exercise caution crossing rail road tracks and road crossings!

  • You are responsible for your own safety - BRAG assists as much as possible in ensuring a safe ride, however you are in control of your ride and safety. Please read carefully the cue sheets and take note of hazards outlined. Also be on the look out for BRAG signs on the roadway warning of hazards. Hazards are always being created and note we can not warn participants of every potential or existing hazard. Cycling can be a dangerous sport - take safety seriously!
  • You must obey all traffic laws and traffic control devices.
  • Wear a helmet and ensure your gear is properly functioning.
  • Communicate with other cyclists to keep each other safe - please yell, when appropriate, "car back", "car up", "rider on", "rider off", etc. Communicate about hazards such as RR tracks, pot holes, rumbles, debris in the road, cracks, animals, etc. Do not yell "CLEAR" as what is clear for you may not be for others.
  • Visibility - See and be seen, wear bright clothes, reflective clothing and use lights.
  • Bicycle lanes and shoulders - please use them when possible and safe to do so.
  • Report dangerous motorists and cyclists.
  • In the event of rain, the road and road tires can be slick and brakes can slip. Normal conditions may become more hazardous, especially rail road tracks.
  • In the event of lightning, take appropriate action and exercise caution.

This is a ride, not a race. We encourage you to stop and smell the roses and get a true taste for the vibrant fiber and culture of Georgia.

WHERE DO WE STAY?

ACCOMMODATIONS

Snooze Box provides unique and convenient accommodations for overnight events. Our hotel trailer features 5 spacious 8 x 10' rooms, each equipped with 3 beds, a couch, and an optional trundle for extra sleeping space. With the ability to sleep up to 5 people in each room, our trailer is perfect for friends, couples, or families. Whether you're attending BRAG, RAGBRAI, a festival, or any other special event, Snooze Box has you covered. Our trailer is furnished and equipped with the amenities you need to feel comfortable. Contact us today to book your stay with Snooze Box and experience the comfort and convenience of our mobile hotel trailer.

BOOK NOW!

BRAG Now Provides Hotel Luggage Transportation!

you can register for this service on the BRAG registration page. Simply scroll down to merchandise and select the number of bags you will need. Then click register. The system will ask you for all of your hotel reservation locations from a drop-down menu. Before the ride you will be given a phone number to the Hotel Baggage Coordinator who will be in charge of your bags all week. 

OUTDOOR CAMPING

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After each day's ride, grab your bags from the luggage truck and set up your tent in the ideal space! Camping with your own gear is included in registration. Please refer to the RIDE GUIDE and location signage for designated camping areas.

INDOOR CAMPING

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OR if you'd rather leave your tent at home, take your bags to the gym inside! Please do not wear your bike shoes inside and refer to the RIDE GUIDE for designated indoor sleeping areas. Note that for 2021, you are required to pre-register for an indoor camping arm band.

Tent and Porter Service by Padre's Cycle Inn

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Padre's Cycle Inn is back in 2024! Padre's will be providing the tent and porter service to BRAG riders.

Padre's Cycle Inn provides full-service camping and has supported cyclists since 2007. Why trust anyone else? Just Cycle Inn, and we'll do the rest! Padre’s provides the following services:

Camping and Baggage Service includes:

  • Reserved camping at a site reserved specifically for Padre’s, with camping Saturday night through the second Saturday morning
  • Baggage transport directly to and from your tent each day, keeping your gear out of the weather
  • High quality tents, provided and set up and taken down for you daily
  • A twin-size mattresses inflated for each camper, measuring 75″ x 39″ x 8.75″ (please bring your own sheet/blanket/pillow)
  • Comfortable chairs to relax
  • Padre’s Zone, a shaded area to relax, with cooling fans, snacks, and cold beverages
  • In-camp concierge center with a host available to help with information about events, shuttles, food, entertainment, and directions
  • Electronic device charging stations to keep phones, computers, lights, e-bikes, or other devices charged up (e-bike charging requires a removable battery or guest-provided 25' extension cord)
  • Hot coffee, fresh ice water, and sports drink each morning
  • Bicycle tire pumps
  • Bicycle maintenance stand and tools available, in case you need to clean or adjust your bike
  • Bicycle racks so that you don’t have to lay your bike on the ground or lean them
  • Clean, environmentally friendly, disposable bath towels daily, which can double as your bike rag or door mat
  • A friendly, helpful staff at your service!

Registration is available on the Padre's website after January 1, 2024

Atlanta/Brookhaven, GA - Check In 06.01.24 - Check Out 06.02.24

Covington, GA - Check In 06.02.24 - Check Out 06.04.24 (Yes, 2 nights!)

Hampton Inn Covington

14460 Paras Dr, Covington, GA 30014

(678) 212-2500

Holiday Inn Express Covington

14450 Paras Dr, Covington, GA 30014

 (470) 441-9500

Quality Inn Covington

10225 GA-142, Covington, GA 30014

(770) 784-1849

Milledgeville, GA - Check In 06.04.24 - Check Out 06.06.24

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milledgeville

2600 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

(478) 295-1144

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Milledgeville

1839 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

(478) 295-1144

Hampton Inn Milledgeville

2461 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

(478) 451-0050

Swainsboro, GA - Check In 06.06.24 - Check Out 06.07.24

Best Western Bradford Inn

688 S Main St, Swainsboro, GA 30401

(478) 237-2400

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Swainsboro

108 Alice Cir, Swainsboro, GA 30401

(478) 237-9099

Statesboro GA - Check In 06.07.24 - Check Out 06.08.24

Home2 Suites by Hilton Statesboro

1576 Brampton Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458

(912) 259-1900

Hampton Inn Statesboro

350 Brampton Ave, Statesboro, GA 30458

(478) 237-9099

This is an informational list of the local hotels we will service via shuttle. It's up to you to make your reservations. If you make arrangements elsewhere, don't expect shuttle service.

BAGGAGE TRUCKS

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Depending on where you want to sleep that night, you'll want to make sure that your bags go on the proper truck!

OUTDOOR TRUCK

If you want to camp outside after your ride, place your bags in the truck labeled "OUTDOOR." We will get your bags as close as possible to the outdoor camping area.

INDOOR TRUCK

If you want to camp inside after your ride, place your bags in the truck labeled "INDOOR." We will get your bags as close as possible to the gym.

PADRE'S CYCLE INN

If you registered for Padre's Cycle Inn, leave your bag in your tent. The bag porters will make sure they are packed into the proper truck and waiting for you at the other side of your ride! 

Register Directly With Padre's

BRAG HOTEL LUGGAGE OPTION

BRAG provides luggage transportation to and from hotels each day. Make sure to SignUp when you register for BRAG. You will receive instructions before the ride on where to leave you bags. This is the only hotel luggage service guaranteed by BRAG.

THE SHOWER TRUCK

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Cool down after every ride (and have an easier time making new friends) with a nice shower! Hot showers will be available for you each day at the outdoor shower truck! Some of the gyms we use will also have indoor showers, but it is not guaranteed.

RESTROOMS

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When nature calls, Porta-Potties are there, conveniently located in camp and at each rest stop on the route! Permanent restroom facilities are also available available inside at the overnight locations.

Non-riding guests are welcome to join us for all the BRAG fun! Just sign-up on the same registration page. The fee includes camping, restrooms, showers, and entertainment.   

WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES

BRAG-TIVITIES

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Daily Bike Classes at 4PM Every Day

We will post this information closer to the Big BRAG trip dates. Also check the RIDE GUIDE for topics and locations!
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Stretch it Out!

Enjoy a complimentary yoga sesh each day at 2pm. Please refer to your RIDE GUIDE for the location.

SERVICES

FOOD VENDORS ON-SITE

You are encouraged to stop at one of the many cozy cafes or tasty restaurants along our routes and surrounding the overnight venues. You also have the option to purchase food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from any of the on-site food trucks. As always, Cafe Campesino will be on hand with their famous BRAG roast coffee

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BRAG BAR

Stop by the BRAG Bar to grab your favorite post-ride beverage! Open daily. Operating times vary day-to-day. Please refer to the RIDE GUIDE. 

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Charge up your phone, tablet, bike computer, or portable power supply!

For your convenience, we have set up a charging station at BRAG HQ, in the big red trailer!
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On-Site Massage

Eddie will be on-hand each day (except Sunday), 11am until 8pm. Cash or check only. Sign-up on-site.
Typical rates:
30 MIN: $40.00
45 MIN: $60.00
60 MIN: $80.00

Say, "CHEESE"!

Professional photographers will be on the course to catch you in action and glory! You will be able to view your shots on-site and purchase prints at the the PHOTO tent.

BRAG Lite

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No time to ride a whole week? BRAG Lite lets you ride any three consecutive days. Some riders will ride the first three days, and some the last three days. Other riders will choose to do three days based out of the layover town. This way riders will start and end at their cars (super convenient), while also riding three days on BRAG. 

BETTER WITH FRIENDS!

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BRAG TEAMS

Teams are a great way to promote your cause, biking business, or just a group of friends. Free Custom Jerseys for Teams of 10 or More Riders! 

Free Team Jerseys!

To start a team, just email franklin@brag.org and we'll get your team added to the list. When you register, list your team name under "Team Name" to become associated with your team. Once you get all 10 or more of your team members signed-up, we will put you in contact with the designer to start designing your custom jerseys! It's that simple. All team members must be signed up by March 1st in order to qualify for the free jersey

*Only Adult full-week Big BRAG registrations are eligible for the Jersey promotion. 

**You must be registered by March 1st in order to receive the promotion.

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REFER-A-FRIEND

Do you have a BRAG-curious friend who has never cycled with us?

Refer them and get a limited edition BRAG cycling jersey for yourself!

GET A FREE JERSEY!

Rules and restrictions apply:

  • Your friend must be a first-time BRAG rider, new to all BRAG rides including Spring TuneUp, Georgia BikeFest USBR 21, previous BRAG rides, and Winter Ride. 

  • Your friend must register for the full week on the 2022 Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.

  • Friend must list your email when registering online under, "Did anyone refer you?" 

  • Referral Jersey will be delivered post ride, by August 30th, 2022. 

  • Children referred under the age of 18 are not eligible for the referral credit

  • Limit one Jersey per person, if you refer 2 people you only receive 1 jersey. 

QUESTIONS? Should you have any questions about the Referral Program, please call 404.382.7747.

BIG BRAG FAQs

For up-to-date registration prices, please see the registration page.

YES! EBikes are permitted on any Georgia Ride, so long as they comply with Georgia DOT laws. You can read more about those laws here.

You are responsible for making sure you have enough juice to make it to wherever you're going.

On Big BRAG you have the option of staying indoors or camping outdoors in each overnight location. Outdoor camping is included in the fee. 

Due to COVID precautions, we are limiting on-site indoor camping in 2021. Please visit the registration page for more info. Hotels are not included in the fee.

We have prepared a packing list for you prepared by veteran BRAG riders.  You are allowed two bags of no more than 50lbs each. We recommend putting your clothes in gallon ziplock bags

The weekly fee entitles you to maps, entrance to outdoor camping, nightly entertainment/live bands, hot showers, extra porta-potties at overnight sites, rest stops every 15 - 20 miles (with hydration, nutrition, porta-potties), SAG wagon support, baggage transportation to the overnight campsites, access to medical team, security team, End-Of-The-Road Meal/party, medals for kids 15 and under/seniors 65 and older, and lots more.

On Big Brag, we move every day except our layover day in the middle. We will carry your bags from location-to-location so that you don't need to worry about hauling any gear on your bike. If you would like, we also offer First Class BRAG where we setup a BRAG provided tent and air mattress for you, and place your bags in your tent. 

Absolutely not! While a road bike certainly makes things a little easier, people have completed ride on every type of bike you could think of, from mountain bikes, to recumbents, to unicycles. 

The best thing about BRAG is the community of riders. Many come alone and leave with riding buddies for life. You will never ride alone on BRAG. There will always be someone riding at or near your pace. If you are the least bit outgoing, you will meet lots of new friends on BRAG - on the road, at the rest stops and in the shower line, listening to bands, etc.

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia is a ride, not a race.  However, good training is important to ensuring you have an enjoyable experience.  Plan on riding several hundred training miles as you get ready for the week.  The route will always present physical challenges, so the more you put into training the more you will get out of the ride. The daily mileage ranges from 50 to 70 miles per day.  Terrain can vary from flat to steep hills. A major cause of injuries is poor conditioning.  There are also SAG wagons that can assist if you have serious trouble. 

You may arrive to Big BRAG as early as 2:00pm on the listed start day (typically Saturday). Riding begins the following day (typically Sunday). 

Drop us a line on our contact form or ask the BRAG community on Facebook