Over 530 cyclists rode the beautiful roads in Rome and Floyd County on April 30 during the 26th annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride, co-sponsored by TRED and Coosa Valley Cycling Association. Ride options ranged from the 13 mile Heritage Trail ride upwards to the 109 century route that ventured into Walker County. For the second year in a row riders departed from the Town Green and were able to enjoy lunch at local restaurants, a favorite feature of the riders. Also a favorite feature of the ride was the delicious homemade strawberry ice cream that awaited riders at the LCCL Strawberry Farm on Old Dalton Road. Thanks for the tireless volunteers and SAG drivers, Up the Creek raised over $10,000 for TRED’s trail building efforts.
Some comments of the ride from cyclists:
“This was my first time to ride this event. My cycling group(DAC) talks highly of this event. Very well organized and terrific volunteers and well stocked SAG stops. Nice course for the 71 mile segment. Overall, my brother and I had a tremendous time and will try to be back next year.”
“If I only do 1 ride a year, it will be the UTC.”
“LOVED the strawberry ice cream stop. I’d definitely come back just for that!!!”
“Loved the multiple choices of ride distances.”