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Photojournalism: Bicycle Ride Across Georgia ends in Augusta with June 10 celebration

After almost a week on the road, bicyclists closed out this year’s Big Bicycle Ride Across Georgia in Augusta with an event at the Augusta Common June 10.

The Hughes Taylor Band played at the common at bicyclists finished their almost 400 mile ride from Clayton, Ga. that started June 4. Averaging 55 miles per day, cyclists encountered rest stops every 12 to 18 miles with snacks, drinks, fun activities, according to the BRAG website.

“BRAG routes take bike riders through some of the most friendly and welcoming towns and feature some of the best food Georgia has to offer,” the website said.

More than 1,000 cyclists were expected to stop in Thomson Friday, according to a news release from the Thomson-McDuffie Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Thomson celebrated with an outdoor festival with music by Macon’s Parts & Labor and food trucks. Bicyclists stayed in Thomson overnight before completing the last leg of the event Saturday.

Bicyclists make their way down Reynolds Street as they arrive in Augusta on the final leg of the Bike Ride Across Georgia on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
The Hughes Taylor Band performs for the bicyclists arriving in Augusta on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Bicyclists grab a meal after riding from Thomson to Augusta on the final leg of the Bike Ride Across Georgia on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Bicyclists grab a meal after riding from Thomson to Augusta on the final leg of the Bike Ride Across Georgia on June 10, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.


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