The 9th Annual MACC "One Love Century"
ONE LOVE!! Metro Atlanta's best charity bike ride is only a few summer months away, and we can't wait for you to join us. Great roads. Better food. Not much traffic. And 700 of your best friends riding through the isolated roads of South Fulton County. If you've done it before - welcome back! If you have never been part of the One Love Century, come join us in 2014. More info below, or visit the website of the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club at www.maccattack.com
WHEN: Saturday, August 30, 2014
8AM Mass Start (registration starts at 6:45 AM)
WHERE: Stonewall Tell Elementary School, 3310 Stonewall Tell Road Atlanta, GA
$$$$: $30.00 through Aug. 10, $35.00 through August 28, and $40 onsite.
Options: 16, 27, 43, 63 & 101. The well-marked courses traverse rolling terrain through rural communities and horse farms in South Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County. Proceeds go to organizations that promote cycling for inner city youth. Fee Includes: cue sheets, super good maps, T-shirt, rest stops, and post-ride party.
THE ONE LOVE CENTURY is more than just another century ride, it is ‘the best value’ you can find for a charity ride in Georgia, also it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth through your participation. Proceeds from the event help support the BRAG Dream Team, East Atlanta Kids Club, and the DLV Youth Cycling League. We have also contributed to local cycling scene through WeCycle Atlanta, an organization helping to get the community more active through volunteerism and cycling.
*(T-shirt guaranteed to preregistered riders only)
or cut and paste the following link in your browser - www.active.com/atlanta-ga/cycling/races/08-30-14-macc-one-love-2014?INT=72-1-S1
Order your 'One Love Century' jersey (original and current styles) at our Champ-sys online store by clicking logo to the left of this text.
THE ONE LOVE CENTURY is more than just another century ride, it is ‘the best value’ you can find for a charity ride in Georgia, also it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth through your participation. Proceeds from the event help support the BRAG Dream Team, East Atlanta Kids Club, and the DLV Youth Cycling League.
We have also contributed to local cycling scene through WeCycle Atlanta, an organization helping to get the community more active through volunteerism and cycling.
Hotel Information (Minutes from the start)
- Holiday Inn (404) 968–2300 3833 Princeton Lake Ct. Atlanta, GA 30331;
- Fairfield Inn (404) 767–5374 1255 Walker Avenue, East Point, GA 30344;
- Courtyard by Marriott (404) 344–4414 3400 Creek Point Drive East Point, GA 30344;
- Hampton Inn (404) 344-4474 3450 Creek Point Drive East Point, GA 30344;
Sponsors and beneficiaries:
One Love 2013 was our most successful yet. We had over 600 riders and raised the more money than any previous year. The first element of success is the help form our volunteers. Our volunteers offer their time, resources, and total dedication to the success of One Love. Eddie started the conference calls many months before the data and we always had a full call. Up do the day of the event when everyone went above and beyond to make the riders enjoy their day. Due to the volunteers giving of time and resources, combined with our very generous sponsors we had a banner year of money raised to give to our beneficiaries. We have worked closely with our beneficiaries over the years and it gives me a great feeling to contribute to their success. A little about them:
SOPO - SOPO is a coop that helps teach people how to fix their own bikes. I relate it to the story of if you give a man a fish he can eat for a day, but if you teach him to fish, he can catch dinner anytime he's not busy riding his bike:) The last time I was there I saw a young man come in and get his hands dirty changing a crankset and bottom bracket and leave on a smooth rolling bike. Stop in and see first hand the impact they have on the people who come in.
DICK LANE VELODROME - Some of the bikes the kids ride at the free classes were a product of the donation from the first One Love. Pete and Jeff are doing a great job and keeping one of the few velodromes in the southeast in tip top shape, with a very active program. The Youth Cycling League is open to all and provides kids expert coaching and a chance to ride and race on the track. Try a class and bring a kid.
WECYCLE - Shawn is starting a coop in the west end. He's in progress of opening a bike shop directly in the community. Shawn is currently working on seeing that the west end (corridor D) is getting it's fair share of money for building the bicycle infrastructure in the neighborhood. Shawn's 40 hours and a bike program was a success and we are glad to support WECYCLE and see it grow.
CYCLES and CHANGE - Neil had a busy year. Working at the national level with League of American Bicyclists. He became one of 18 League of American Bicyclists coaches in the country. He was instrumental in starting a equity advisory council with LAB to work on a national level to promote diversity in cycling. Closer to home Neil has done many safe cycling classes at schools around Atlanta. He also works closely with the Dream Team and we look forward to continuing to aid the success of Cycles and Change.
EAST ATLANTA KIDS CLUB - The EAKC is the best after school program in the city. Every year we our One Love donation helps sponsor a bike rally. It is always a very well run event with bike skills training for the kids. Races for everyone from 6 to 60. Jill Snider$$$ does an awesome job and it's great to see the kids at the bike rally and at One Love year after year grow and develop. There are many success stories coming out of EAKC and we are glad to be a part of it.
DREAM TEAM - 2013 was a big year for the Dream Team too. Atiba has been running the Dream Team for almost 20 years. This year the Dream Team expanded to Valdosta, Macon $$$$$ . The Dream Team has turned from a 1 week a year event to a year round state wide effort engaging youth to learn through cycling. I was lucky enough to ride a portion of the Underground Railroad ride with the Dream Team. It was one of my best experiences on a bike ever. We were riding through rural Tennessee with a thunderstorm approaching thinking of one thing. What would Harriet Tubman do?
A look back through the years in MACC attire . . .
1987* - Where it all started.
*While not an officlal MACC jersey, it was the first jersey worn by club members. The Yellow Jersey Bike Shop was owned by a MACC member and primary sponsor of the inaugural kit.
Rico's Birthday / Hosea Feed The Hungry / Lonnie's Memorial Ride
Drew's House, 1659 Fairburn Rd. Atlanta, Ga. 30331 (parking will be along the side street on Melvin Dr.)
This is the one non-cycling, community outreach effort that MACC supports each year, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to partner with MACC in donating to Hosea Feed The Hungry NOW! Please bring can goods (or a donation) for MACC's "Hosea Feed The Hungry" canned goods food drive.
*If unable to attend the ride you can also contribute online @ http://4hosea.org/