Directions to start of GTC Classic Rides

La Primavera 95 kilomters

GTC Classic Course Description: This GTC ride is ~90 km over mostly flat, traffic-free terrain in Walton county (60 km option available) and will be familiar to those of you who have ridden Robertís Rural Route. There is one short 16% hill within site of the finish. Detailed maps provided. Ride leaves from Yargo elementary school in Barrow county.

Directions: This ride leaves from Yargo Elementary. From I-85, take highway 316 east and make a right on Patrick Mill road. Immediately turn left on Tom Miller road, follow for 2 km and turn left on Haymon Morris road. Yargo ES is immediately on the right. From highway 78, make a left on highway 81 in Loganville, left on Tom Miller road (~ 18 km), right on Haymon Morris and the school will be on your immediate right.

Ronde Van de Apalachee
Distance: ~ 47 miles


GTC Classic Course Description: Like itís Belgian counterpart, on the same weekend, the second half of this ~75 km ride contains a series of short hills and a few short sections of rough road over traffic-free back roads in Gwinnett, Barrow and Walton counties (many options as short as 40 km are available).


Directions: Ride leaves from Harbins elementary school near Dacula. From I-85, take highway 316 east 21 km and make a right on Harbins road and follow for 5 km.


L'Enfer Du Walton
Distance: ~48 miles

The European Classic: Paris-Roubaix is the most famous of the single day classics. This race of ~260 km heads north of Paris to the Belgian border. It is famous for ~20 sections of "pavť" or ancient cobbled road that wears down all but the strongest and has been given the nickname L'enfer du Nord (The Hell of the North). Usually won by a big, strong rider but more luck is involved than in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

"This is a race that suits me when I'm having a good day. On the other hand, if you don't have the legs, this is the worst place you could possibly be." - Jo Planckaert, 2004

GTC Classic Course Description: This ~77 km ride contains ~18 km of unpaved roads spread over 15 sections on quiet roads in Walton county (a shorter 50 km option is available). Break out those old Campionato del Mundos and join us for the fun! Maps provided.

Directions: Ride leaves from Walker Park elementary school in Walton county. From I-85, take highway 11 south towards Monroe (almost all the way to Monroe). From highway 78, make a left on highway 11 in Monroe and follow ~2 km to Walker Park ES (on your left).

Auburn Gold

Distance: ~44 miles

GTC Classic Course Description: This ~70 km ride traverses smooth and quiet roads in Barrow and Jackson counties with a number of small hills scattered throughout (shorter options available). Maps provided.

Directions: Ride leaves from the Auburn police station. From I-85, take highway 316 east 17 km and make a left on Highway 8 (intersection of highway 29 and 316). Pass through Dacula to Auburn (10 km).

La Doyenne
Distance: ~ 47 miles


GTC Classic Course Description: This hilly (>1000 m climbing) ~75 km ride traverses smooth, quiet roads in Gwinnett and Walton counties with one very short 17% section. A shorter 58 km option is available. Maps provided.

Directions: Ride leaves from Harbins elementary school near Dacula. From I-85, take highway 316 east 21 km and make a right on Harbins road. Follow for 5 km and make a right on New Hope road. Harbin ES is immediately on the right.

Ride of the Fallen Leaves

Distance: ~ 50 miles

GTC Classic Course Description: Our rolling ~80 km ride traverses smooth and quiet roads in Barrow, Jackson and Hall counties (a shorter 65 km option is available). This course contains the single longest hill (Maberry in Hall county) we can find in all of our GTC rides. There will be 3 fun optional sprints for unofficial prizes.

Directions: Ride leaves from the Auburn police station. From I-85, take highway 316 east 17 km and make a left on Highway 8 (intersection of highway 29 and 316). Pass through Dacula to Auburn (10 km).