Opening Ceremony and Ride Day

 

The Opening Ceremony celebration at Augusta University - Summerville campus on Friday evening will be fun, inspiring, and emotional. Here, you will pick up your packet, check your bike (optional) in secure bike corral, and enjoy an evening full of food, drinks, entertainment, and incredible cancer fighting stories.

The ride will begin from this same location on Saturday morning. Remember, Paceline is a ride, not a race.

The route encompasses some the most beautiful parts of the State of Georgia. The point to point structure of the route allows a linear track of the event where more can see and many more communities can become involved with the Paceline movement! At each finish venue there will be a post event celebration where you can relax, enjoy some great food & drinks, listen to live entertainment before taking a shuttle back to Augusta. We certainly encourage you to bring your family/friends to see you finish as well! The more the merrier. If family/friends come to the finish venues you can, of course, ride back to Augusta with them. Either way, we have you covered.

Defeating Cancer is a journey from start to finish - not an out and back process. Don’t worry! We have everything prepared for you along the way:

  • Luggage Check & Transport -  To all finish venues
  • Shuttles & Bike Transports - From all finish venues back to Augusta
  • Overnight, Secure Bike Corral - On Friday night if you wish to leave your bike for Saturday morning. This is not required - you can bring your bike on Saturday morning as well.
  • Rest Stops - Every 10-20 miles
  • SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicles - Positioned throughout the route to respond to your needs
  • Signage - Detailed route signage for every turn and decision point on the course. You will not get lost!
  • Mechanical Support - Personnel at each rest stop should you have a malfunction with your bike
  • Medical Support - Personnel at each rest stop and SAG Vehicle to provide appropriate care if needed
  • Emergency 800 Number - 24/7 call if you need any assistance during your journey and a SAG vehicle is not within site.

20 Mile

 

Quick Stats:

  • Summary: Augusta → Grovetown
  • Elevation Gain: 1,061 Feet
  • Difficulty Scale (1-10): 2-3
  • Bag Check to Grovetown: Yes
  • Shuttles/Bike Transport Back to Augusta: Yes

The 20 mile route is recommended for novice to moderate riders. This route is perfect for the beginner rider, with little climbing and 1 rest stop.

After an incredible Friday Opening Ceremonies the ride will depart Augusta University – Summerville campus early Saturday morning and ride alongside the iconic Augusta National Golf Course before heading NW towards the communities of Martinez and Evans and finally heading south to Grovetown where the finish venue with plenty of food, refreshments, and entertainment will be located at Grovetown Middle School.

There will be shuttles and bike transport trucks departing Grovetown on a consistent schedule to return you (and your bike) safe and sound back to Augusta University - Summerville.  You will have the ability to check a luggage bag at the start in case you would like to change clothes in Grovetown before shuttling back to Augusta.

 

45 Mile

Quick Stats:

  • Augusta → Thomson
  • Elevation Gain: 2,288 Feet
  • Difficulty Scale (1-10): 5-6
  • Bag Check to Thomson: Yes
  • Shuttles/Bike Transport Back to Augusta: Yes

The 45 mile route is recommended for moderately experienced riders. This route is perfect for the intermediate rider with moderate climbing and 3 rest stops.

After an incredible Friday Opening Ceremonies the ride will depart Augusta University – Summerville campus and ride alongside the iconic Augusta National Golf Course before heading NW towards the communities of Martinez and Evans and finally heading south to Grovetown. Once past the 20 Mile finish in Grovetown, you’ll make your way to the communities of Harlem and Dearing before traversing to the community of Thomson where an amazing post event festival will be awaiting you with plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment.

There will be shuttles and bike transport trucks departing Thomson on a consistent schedule to return you (and your bike) safe and sound back to Augusta University - Summerville.  You will have the ability to check a luggage bag at the start in case you would like to change clothes in Thomson before shuttling back to Augusta.

 

100 Mile

Quick Stats:

  • Augusta → Thomson (Long Route)
  • Elevation Gain: 4,178 Feet
  • Difficulty Scale (1-10): 7-8
  • Bag Check to Thomson: Yes
  • Shuttles/Bike Transport Back to Augusta: Yes

 

The 100 Mile route is recommended for experienced riders. There is relatively moderate climbing and 6 rest stops along the route.

After an incredible Friday Opening Ceremonies the ride will depart Augusta University – Summerville campus and ride alongside the iconic Augusta National Golf Course before heading NW towards the communities of Martinez and Evans and finally heading south to Grovetown. Once past the 20 Mile finish in Grovetown, you’ll make your way to the communities of Harlem and Dearing before traversing to the community of Thomson for your lunch stop. After lunch, you will make your way south/southwest and loop around the beautiful Georgia countryside before going through the neat community of Warrenton before eventually finishing in Thomson where an amazing post event festival will be awaiting you with plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment.

There will be shuttles and bike transport trucks departing Thomson on a consistent schedule to return you (and your bike) safe and sound back to Augusta University - Summerville. You will have the ability to check a luggage bag at the start in case you would like to change clothes in Thomson before shuttling back to Augusta.