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.

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia returns to the area June 9-10

Bicycle Ride Across Georgia will be returning to June 9-10 and bring with it over 1,000 cyclists.

It’s an annual bicycle ride that many out of state and out of country bicyclists enjoy each year. This year, cyclists will embark on a nearly 400-mile journey across the state of Georgia, starting in Clayton on Sunday, June 4, and finishing in downtown Augusta on Saturday, June 10 with a special stop in Thomson, according to a news release from the Thomson-McDuffie Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“We are excited that Thomson has been chosen as an overnight stay for BRAG riders this year,” Elizabeth Vance, McDuffie County Tourism Director said. “We have partnered with the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce to plan a fun night on Railroad Street for everyone to enjoy.”

Carrington Beggs, the chamber’s executive director said, “The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that BRAG will be staying in Thomson, providing a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to showcase their unique offerings to a wider audience. The dedicated Shop Local Committee has gone above and beyond to ensure that downtown businesses are fully equipped to welcome these visitors and offer a memorable experience. Don’t miss your chance to support and discover the best local stores and restaurants in town.”

Visit Railroad Street on from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 9 for a night that will include a free concert with Parts & Labor band from Macon, Ga. Food trucks will be onsite with options for everyone, and local downtown restaurants will have to-go specials available: including Fernanda’s Grill and Pizzeria pizza by the slice, funnel cakes from Ivery’s Restaurant, Hogie Joe’s Sports Grill and Highrail, Southern Eatery grab-and-go specials, according to the news release.

The Brickyard and the MAC will be the overnight host and riders will begin entering Thomson on Friday, June 9 and will remain on the campus until 7 a.m. Saturday, June 10 when they will depart and head to the finish line in Augusta.

For more information about this event, please contact Forward McDuffie at (706) 597-1000. To learn more about BRAG, visit the BRAG website at

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