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Better than shopping – The Black Friday Rally – GA edition

Posted November 23, 2017 by in Adventures with one comment

Black Friday Rodeo Rally

Hosted by: Rodeo Adventure Labs –

11/24/17 @ 8:30am

Start/Parking Location: Jake Mountain Parking Lot


Black Friday Rodeo Rally welcomes you to ride 47.3 miles with us amid North Georgia’s Blue Ridge WMA dirt roads, forests, streams and mountains instead of hordes of pushy shoppers, fake mall Santa’s and cheeseballs and summer sausages. The route is a good mix of gravel/pave (70/30) ranging from flat and smooth to remote forest service roads. Oh, and don’t mind the little climbs up Nimblewill and Noontoola they will give you plenty of time to look within….

The concept is simple; we lay out a course, give you directions via GPX/TCX files and it’s up to you to find your way from the start to the finish. Ride with a group or go as fast as you like. No one is coming to change your flat tire. Everything you do is up to you. It’s like a really long group ride. No support. No sag. No aid stations. Just you, your bike and the gravel in front of you. There is no entry fee. None. Zero. Zip. Join us for a post ride REFUEL in the parking lot.

This is NOT an easy route – approx. 4-5hr ride time.

Entry Fee – $0

Start Time- 8:30am

The route is 47.3 miles with 5500ft gain.

Recommended tire width – >35

This is a self-supported event with no store stops. Be prepared to carry what you need.

After-Party from 1-4pm – Bring a lawn chair/cooler

Fine Print: This is not a race. There will be no visible markers for the segments. Do your homework ahead of time.

Rally Links


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Tags: Adventure Bike / Exploring / Flaanimal / Gravel / Rodeo Labs / Rodeo Rally / traildonkey
  • Tim Hollingworth

    I didn’t know about this event but rode the Southern Cross route that day on my own starting about 11:00 AM. I turned 54 the day before and wanted to climb 5400 feet for my birthday.