Words alone cannot describe the enjoyment both my wife and I experienced Saturday as we traversed the North Georgia landscape on our tandem completing the entire 105 mile route.

Backroads was my wife’s first century and ours together on our “bike built for two,” and we want to personally congratulate the entire staff & group of volunteers for giving us the opportunity to share in a memory that will last forever. We could not stop talking about how well marked the roads were, the friendly rest stop support, the beautiful terrain, great weather, and the relief of continuously seeing SAG wagons drive by looking for cyclists in need of support.

Needless to say, we shall look forward to next years ride, yet until that time, many thanks for making our day together fantastic!

~ Steve & Denise Thomas

I rode the 105 (102) mile ride Saturday. What a great ride! You had the route well marked. Even a first time group rider like myself could follow the route without getting lost or confused. The rest stops were fully stocked with more than I could have ever dreamed. But more than the food and drink, everyone at the stops were so helpful. They even cleaned my glasses for me! I will be back next year and will be telling all the riders I know about the wonderful experience I had on the Beautiful Back Roads Century.

~ Brian Foster

Another great ride! Your ride is the best planned event in the state. Your stops have more food and drink than all the other rides combined. Well done for you and all the other volunteers. Will be back next year. Good turnout considering the rain and TS factor! I hope you raised the need monies for the school.

~ John

Just a short note of thanks. We braved the storm, and came to the ride. Boy, are we glad we did! That was the nicest organized ride we have ever done. Everything was well organized, the routes were incredible, with a great combination of sights, nice roads, and enough hills to make it good exercise. My wife and friend did the 45, and I peeled off for that extra 20. It was fantastic to be able to meet back up with them. The staff were all very nice and the refreshments were better than we have ever had. And somehow it only rained while we were at the 3rd stop. Again, I know you never get enough praise compared to all the work it took to do such a nice job, but we have all mentioned several times how very nice your ride was, and we will strive to do it again and bring more friends.

~ Darr and Stacey

I just wanted to say thank you for putting on the best century ride that I have ridden all year.  My wife and I both rode and were very impressed with all the work that must have gone into making such a great ride. The scenery was fantastic, the SAG stops were well managed and stocked with all kinds of goodies. The t-shirts are very nice and the post ride meal was outstanding.

~ Darrell and Kristie Lee

You all did a great job. I finished the 65 mile ride 10 minutes before the rain fell. It was perfect. The support was terrific. Free massages and Brewster’s Ice Cream for dessert!!  It doesn’t get any better.

~ Tom Hanks

I just wanted to say thanks for a wonderful event.  This was a most excellent experience for my first organized ride.  I completed the 45 miler and wished I had done the 65.  Using a mountain bike is definitely a challenge.  I couldn’t have asked for a more exciting ride.  The sites were beautiful!  Amazing!  I had a blast and look forward to completing the 105 miles next year.  Keep up the good work.  Kudos to all of the volunteers.  The massage was sooooo awesome.  Thanks again!!

~ Chad Norwood