Jails, Trash and McAfee - ABC Training Ride - Sunday, Feb. 26

Jails RideABC's training ride this month is our newest route, taking you on a tour through the neighborhoods north of Emory, and then East Lake, Lakewood, and Grant Park.

We'll ride past multiple incarceration facilities, a landfill, and along the little known McAfee Road. Of the three, only McAfee poses a threat to you - with 6 steep hills packed into a straight-as-an-arrow 3.3 mile stretch. This ride has some great lightly-traveled sections of road, yet never ventures outside of I-285.

Driving directions:  From The Varsity at North Avenue and I-75/85, travel east on North Avenue for 2.1 miles.  Make a right on North Highland Avenue, then a right into the parking for Manuel's Tavern.  Please park away from Manuel's itself.

Riding directions from downtown Decatur: The map below shows a route from the Square west on W Ponce de Leon. 

Transit: Closest MARTA station is Inman Park - exit station on the North side, then proceed right on Hurt Street.  At intersection with Euclid, follow the PATH north, then right at the PATH intersection.  At North Highland, turn left and ride start is immediately on the left.  Map below.

Ride Sunday Feb. 26 at 10 am, then plan on staying on for post-ride bike talk and brunch at Manuel's Tavern. 

This no-drop ride has an A and B group. 

For more information email David Southerland or call 404-933-4541.

Interactive Route Map:

Suggested cycling route from Decatur to Manuel's:

Suggested cycling route from Inman Park MARTA station to Manuel's:


Thank You to everyone who rode with us

We had a great turnout on Sunday for this year's first ABC Training Ride: Jails, Trash and McAfee. 

I had swept the second group, and after getting separated from even that group, had expected everyone to have their drinks and deciding their food order by the time we got in.  Imagine my surprise when I found the parking lot empty. 

The first group was still out on the longer route and the front part of the second group made a wrong turn within a half-mile of the finish allowing the sweep and the trailing four riders to arrive ahead of everyone else. 

As a sweep, I try to keep everyone in front of me, but I failed spectacularly.  There was no one in front of me ;-).


Special thanks to David, Mike and Ted who helped keep both cyclists and motorists happy.  A great cycling day was enjoyed by all.