This year’s North American Cycling Courier Championship is right around the corner and the Atlanta bike community is buzzing with anticipation. Many of us (including myself) are hosting out-of-town couriers as a way to be involved and to get to know our fellow riders.
My first guest arrives tonight, a female courier from San Francisco. I’m excited to ride around with her in our crisp fall weather to show her the best Atlanta has to offer cyclists. The event starts Friday evening with a “Welcome to Atlanta” ride for all of the out-of-towners followed by a registration party/competition for me since I won one of the Goldsprint fundraisers for NACCCs earlier in the year. All of the winners from the Goldsprints this year are going head-to-head (errr… really, head-to-timer to prevent unfair advantage in the final round) to see who is crowned King and Queen of Atlanta Goldsprints. I hate to admit, I’m a little nervous! That, combined with local shop Loose Nuts Cycles announcing a pre-NACCCs sprint event tomorrow… well, I think I’ll need some caffeine.