CORDELE, GA: MAY 11-14, 2020

Add three days to your GTR experience with our pre-tour. Before the “big” rally, we will gather and ride for all three days from our host hotel in Cordele (population 11,000), the “watermelon capital of Georgia”.  The pre-tour is what the cool kids do before the GTR starts. Meet some fun people in a much more intimate setting. Cordele is 40 miles north of Tifton, so it’s an easy drive down to the rally when the pre-tour is over.

Here’s what we have planned, subject to change of course…

Monday, May 11: We will gather on Monday night for packet pickup as we get ready for Tuesday’s riding.

Tuesday, May 12: The first ride of the pre-tour features options of 34 or 46 miles through the cotton fields and pecan groves of south Georgia. Tuesday night, we will dine in style with an (optional) “banquet” at the Golden Corral, the finest of fine eating in Cordele.

Wednesday, May 13: We’re nuts to do this ride. Options of 28 or 41 miles take us to Ellis Brothers pecan farm, where they sell more kinds of nuts than you have ever seen. And ice cream. Best of all, they have free samples of everything.

Thursday, May 14: We’ve got the morning for one more ride of 31 miles. Then we pack up our tandem haulers, check out of our host hotel, and head south to Tifton for GTR 2020.


GTR Pre-Tour Costs: Our budget is still being shaped, but look for the pre-tour to cost $50-$75 per team, depending on our expenses. The cost includes rider’s insurance, road marking, cue sheets, GPS files, some pre-tour SWAG, and a really fun time.

Due to the popularity of the pre-tour, you must register for GTR 2020 in Tifton to do the pre-tour in Cordele. There will be no “pre-tour only” registrations this year.