Can you believe that this is the 20th Georgia Tandem Rally? To celebrate this milestone, there's no place better to be than in Athens, the home of the University of Georgia and our favorite place to hold GTR. The students are out for the summer and the city empties on Memorial Day weekend, which makes Athens the perfect playground for the Georgia Tandem Rally. The best thing about Athens is that you park your car when you get there and don't need it until you are ready to leave on Sunday. All of our venues are within walking distance of our host hotel.
We've got a busy weekend planned. Here is what we have so far. Please note that some scheduled events are always subject to change.
Thursday, May 24
We kick off the GTR weekend with a "Welcome to Athens" party at the Creature Comforts Brewery, a short walk from our host hotel.
Friday, May 25
Today's ride takes us north of the city through the rolling hills of Clarke and Jackson Counties. We are working on a Friday afternoon happy hour spot. After dinner, we "carb up" with an outdoor "build your own apple pie" social at The Graduate Hotel.
Saturday, May 26
The longer options on Saturday's ride take us to one of the few remaining covered bridges in Georgia. Enjoy a barbecue lunch just a half mile walk from the host hotel. Tonight, our 20th Anniversary Banquet at the atrium of The Classic Center, one of the most beautiful rooms in the city.
Sunday, May 27
We've got time for one more ride before we head for home. If you rode the Georgia Tandem Tour and the Georgia Tandem Rally, you are probably as tired as we are!
Use the handy-dandy Google map to figure out how far you are from Athens...
GTR 2018 costs $340 per captain/stoker tandem team. Children 4-12 are $100. Kids under four are free. Extra adult stokers (over age 12) are $170.
The rally price includes three days of social events, your lunch and dinner on Saturday, t-shirts, SWAG, maps, cue sheets, road marking and rider insurance. The cost of GTR 2018 does not include your hotel rooms. If you stay at the GTR host hotel, breakfast is included in your room rate.
Registration for GTR 2018 and the pre-tour are now open! Click on the button below to register for the rally. Here are step-by-step instructions in case you need them:
Click the orange REGISTER button on the right of the screen.On the next page, choose your registration type. Most will be a captain/stoker tandem team. If you are registering for GTR and the pre-tour, click on that box.
Do NOT click on the “I am registering someone other than myself” box.Check the waiver boxes and put your initials in to electronically sign the waiver. Your electronic initials sign for all members of your team. After you check the boxes and sign the waiver, hit CONTINUE to the next page.
Fill out all of the participant information. The captain’s name should be the first name on the list. You will input the stoker info later on this page.
CONTINUE to the next page.Click on the orange CHECKOUT button.You will note that only the captain’s name comes up as a participant. That’s fine. Your stoker info is attached to your file. Enter your credit card information and and hit the orange SUBMIT ORDER button underneath your credit card info. You must hit SUBMIT ORDER to complete your registration.
Within an hour after you register, you should get two e-mails from imAthlete. The first will be your receipt for the rally. The second will be an e-mail with everything you need to know about making your hotel reservations. Check your junk mailboxes as they could be in there. Let us know if you do not get the hotel registration e-mail and we will send it to you.
GTR REFUND POLICY
You can get a full refund (less a $50 cancellation charge) until April 25, 2018. By registering for the rally, you agree that beginning on April 26, 2018, 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 Athens.
NEW TEAMS: GET GTR UPDATES DELIVERED TO YOUR MAILBOX
If you have attended the Georgia Tandem Rally since 2005, you are on our email list. If you are a new team to GTR, you can get on our list, which gets you rally updates as soon as they become available.
While you are at it, register for our pre-tour!