May 20, 2018
Location: Helen, Ga
Ride Start: Helen Visitors Parking Link
Ride Time 8:30am
Route has been revised due to tornado damage and landslide near the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground on Chattahoochee River Road. New route links below with the reroute up Martins Branch. This is the 1st bridge on the Right about 2-2.5 miles up Chattahoochee River Road. We will loose about 6 miles and 5000′ of climbing.
A landslide near the Upper Chattahoochee campground poses a risk to public safety.
FSR44 also sustained major damage by a EF-1 tornado that occurred on March 17, 2018.
The Das Boot Cup welcomes you to the alpine city of Helen, Ga to ride 46 miles with us on our favorite gravel roads amid the Chattahoochee National Forest. The course ranges from flat and smooth happiness to mountainous forest service roads with a sweet paved section in the middle. Oh, and don’t mind the little climb up Tray Mountain. The rally 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 Groad in front of you. There is no entry fee. None. But, there is a parking fee. You are responsible for you. Join us for a post ride social in the parking lot – bring a lawn chair and a red Solo cup…. Mayhem may spill over into the local pub across the creek.
This is NOT an easy route – approx. 5hr ride time.
- Entry Fee – $0 (parking fee $5.00 cash)
- Start Time- 8:30am
- This is not a race – it is a Rally.
- The route is 46 miles with 5500ft gain.
- Recommended tire width >35 tubeless
- This is a self-supported ride.
- After-Party from 1-?pm
- Bring a lawn chair and a Solo cup if you want to hang out after
Ride With GPS – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25196479
We will have a bit of fun and throw in some friendly competition – The first male and female back to the parking lot will be the winner of the Das Boot Cup – yes a real das boot to put lots of beer in. Also, for all your Strava glory – Trey Mountain KOM
There will be no visible markers for the course – not marked at all. Do your homework ahead of time and load the course to a gps device – duh!
GPS error, off course, etc. is part of the experience most devices/mapping software are reliable but they all have quirks. Have a plan B.
Questions should go to mike at wwmd (at) comcast.net or Facebook page.