Cyclists Will Be in Dowdy Park Friday, Sept. 24 for Fifty Year

The City of Summerville will proudly host a group of avid cyclists in Dowdy Park on Friday, September 24 for its fifth year. The BRAG cyclists will be arriving in Summerville at their own pace between 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. Riders will spend the day in Summerville, camping out in Dowdy Park. During their stay they will be treated to a Summerville Main Street Hospitality Tent, participate in an educational class, visit local restaurants, shop local retail, and enjoy a Friday Night Live concert in Dowdy Park.

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia’s US Bicycle Route 21 is covering 160+ miles from Chattanooga to Atlanta September 24 – 26. The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing network of officially numbered interstate bicycle routes that connect America’s cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Georgia joined the USBRS by designating a system of roads and trails as US Bike Route 21. In Conjunction with the Georgia DOT, and Northside Hospital, BRAG is hosting this ride.

The Friday Night Live Community Concert kicks off at 6:00 p.m. in Dowdy Park under the small gazebo with local musician, Chip Rowland, followed by Coutney Daly & The Daly Grind under the Big Gazebo from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Concert goers can expect to enjoy classic favorites from a variety of genres. The concert is free to the public and sponsored by Summerville Main Street. Food and specialty vendors will be site for the evening. Concert goers are suggested to bring a lawn chair.

For spectators and photographers wishing to cheer this group on as they depart, a group start, with police escort, is scheduled on University Street Saturday morning at 8:00a.m. Cyclists will continue their journey an additional 58.4 miles from Summerville to Rockmart and camp at Skydive Spaceland Atlanta. On Sunday the cyclists will complete their ride by traveling 43.1 miles from Rockmart to Atlanta / Mableton. A shuttle bus will transports the participants back to Chattanooga once everyone reaches their destination.