For the 21st edition of the Georgia Tandem Rally, we return to Covington for the first time since 2013. They have shot hundreds of movies and TV shows in Covington, and you will probably recognize the town from one of your favorite shows. Our hotels are set. Our venues are set. All we need is you.
THURSDAY, MAY 16
Our first social gathering of the weekend will be at a local hotspot. Irish pub, anyone?
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Our first day of riding features routes from 30-60 miles. We've got something for every riding ability. On Friday, we are trying something new: Ice Cream Your Way All Day, where you can go to Scoops, the official ice cream store of the Georgia Tandem Rally at any time on Friday and get ice cream. Want ice cream for breakfast? No problem! You can have it for lunch or dinner as well. No more waiting around for that Friday night ice cream social that you are probably too tired to go to anyway.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Saturday is traditionally our busiest day of the weekend and this day will not disappoint. We've got options of 30-70 miles with lunch at the Georgia Wildlife Federation, just two miles from the end of your route. Our banquet on Saturday is a BBQ blowout (vegetarian options available) at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, which is about four miles from our host hotels.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
We have time for one more ride of around 30 miles before we pack up the tandems and head for home. You will leave Covington well-ridden and well-fed.
We have rolling hills this year. Some sections are flatter than others, but expect the occasional cardio challenge during the weekend.
Located 40 miles east of Atlanta, Covington still has small-town charm that has not been devoured by the urban sprawl of Atlanta. The roads are lightly-traveled and we have great access to our routes from the host hotels. Use the map below to see how far Covington is from you.
GEORGIA TANDEM RALLY RIDER LIMIT: 120 teams
Final costs are still being tallied, but look for the rally to cost around $325. Your GTR registration includes maps, cue sheets, t-shirts, GTR SWAG, ride snacks, ice cream on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Registration begins at the end of January, 2019.
GTR REFUND POLICY
You can get a full refund (less a $50 cancellation charge) until April 25, 2019. By registering for the rally, you agree that beginning on April 26, 2019, there are no refunds.
GTR HOTEL ROOMS
You are responsible for your own hotel reservations. After you sign up for the rally, you will be sent the link to get your hotel room in Covington.
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