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Parts of S.R. 400 To Close For Bike Ride

The sixth annual GA 400 Hospitality Highway Century Ride will take place Sunday morning.

Credit: Hospitality Highway Century's Facebook page
Credit: Hospitality Highway Century's Facebook page

For the sixth year in a row, part of GA 400 southbound will be closed on Sunday, June 29, to allow more than 1,500 cyclists to ride their bikes on GA 400 for 3.1 miles as part of the GA 400 Hospitality Highway Century Ride. 

  • GA 400 from Exit 7 (Holcomb Bridge Road southbound) to Exit 6 (Northridge) will be closed from 6:55 a.m. to approximately 7:30 a.m.
  • Holcomb Bridge Road will be closed from 6:40 a.m. to approximately 7:20 a.m. for the bike riders to go from Market Boulevard to the 400 ramp. 

Roadways in Alpharetta will also be impacted between the hours of approximately 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Those thoroughfares are:

  • Haynes Bridge Road north to North Point Parkway
  • North Point Parkway north to Windward Parkway
  • Windward Parkway east to Alderman Drive
  • Alderman Drive to Windward Concourse
  • Windward Concourse to McGinnis Ferry Road 

A listing of all area roadways that will be impacted and the estimated times that cyclists will be on those roadways is available here. More complete information can be found by visiting www.ga400century.com

The Hospitality Highway Bicycle Ride draws more than 1,500 cyclists of varying skill levels to the area. Riders can select from 9, 27, 45, 62, and 101-mile routes.

The longer rides traverse country roads in Fulton, Cherokee and Forsyth counties and pass beautiful horse farms and landscape. Some riders will take over seven hours to complete the 101 mile option. 

Please note that the time at which the roads reopen is approximate, as it is dependent upon how quickly the cyclists finish that part of the route. 

The GA 400 Hospitality Highway Century Ride supports local cycling charities and Junior Flyers, a youth cycling team that fights childhood obesity.

For more information about the event, visit www.ga400century.com.

 

Morris Devereaux June 29, 2014 at 01:34 PM
How nice. And How nice for Roswell neighborhoods has hoards of inconsiderate bikers descend upon them. I was delighted to TRY and leave my subdivision this morning but apparently the front entrance was designated as some sort of a meeting or rest area, where about 15 riders were congregating and discussing their plans for the day. Apparently I interrupted them by actually wanting to get past them and go to Home Depot because they gave me dirty looks and took their time giving me enough room to squeeze by. I'd like to apologize to these cyclists for actually wanting to use the roads for something other than bike riding. I'll try to avoid that in the future.
Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Sure you dont have any rights. These are bikers wearing tight pants and helmets. They rule the earth now so just get out of the way buddy!!!

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