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.
We've got a busy weekend planned. Here is what we have so far. Please note that it's very early and rides and social events will probably change...
Thursday, May 24
We kick off the GTR weekend with a "Welcome to Athens" party at a local hotspot.
Friday, May 25
Today's ride takes us north of the city through the rolling hills of Clarke and Jackson Counties. Friday afternoon features a social at the Creature Comforts brewery, a short walk from our hotel. After dinner, we "carb up" with a dessert social.
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 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...
We are still working with our vendors on the costs, but right now it looks like GTR will cost around $320 per tandem team. 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.
The GTR 2018 registration schedule is as follows:
GTR Hall of Famers: Registration begins January 21, 2018
New and teams: Registration begins January 28, 2018
If you have attended the rally in the last ten years, we will send you an email when it's time to register. We will also post the registration link on this page when it's time to sign up. Registration goes until April 25, 2018 or when the rally fills up, whichever happens first.
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.
It's a busy year at the Georgia Tandem Rally!