November 8, 2020   |   Hawkes Creek Farm   |   Winterville, GA 30683

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Although the race is located at a secluded farm, the farm is located in Oglethorpe County and, as of October 15, has 269 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days. Surrounding counties, including Athens-Clarke County, also are high-risk areas. Please exercise proper self-protective measures, including wearing your mask, washing your hands, maintaining at least 6 feet from others, and to not touch your nose, mouth, or eyes.

The event will be exercising all precautions and following all guidelines set forth in the Governor’s most recent Executive Order, including following Gathering provisions. As such only 50 persons are allowed on the course at any given time.

The following protocols will apply to staff, spectators, and riders. We ask that you adhere to all guidelines contained in this document, as well as any posted signage and staff directions once on-site.

The following protocols will be in place:

  • Stay home if you are sick or have come into close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within 2 weeks of the event. Close contact includes the following:
  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

  •  You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

  • You shared eating or drinking utensils

  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

  • At-risk and high-risk individuals are encouraged to stay home, as required within the Governor’s EO on shelter in place

  • Masks will be required as soon as you are on property. Please keep a mask on at rider check-in/registration, traversing between parking and registration, restrooms, staging or other locations within the event footprint, and during pre-ride of the course. Consider bringing multiple masks to replace soiled masks. If you are within arms reach of your car and at least 6 feet from others, you do not need to wear a mask. Masks will not be required while racing. Masks will be required during podium. When in doubt wear the mask. On a similar note, Athens-Clarke County has a mask ordinance in place so bring it if you go into town.
  • Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times

  • Course design, as much as possible, will allow for wide passing lanes

  • Try to keep bodily fluids to yourself

  • Sanitizer and/or hand washing stations will be available at restrooms, rider check-in, and at the bike wash station

  • See REGISTRATION INFORMATION for more detailed check-in procedures

  • See STAGING for more detailed staging procedures

  • Staff, volunteers, and food vendors will be required to undergo a temperature check, agree to the COVID-19 acknowledgement, and otherwise adhere to all protocols set forth in this document

  • Food vendors will adhere to the Restaurant & Dining Services provision outlined in the Governor’s Executive Order

  • Make sure your contact info in your registration profile is up-to date in the case contact tracing will be necessary


    Wearing a mask correctly

    COVID-19 symptoms

    Help stop the spread

    Georgia Department of Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report

    Governor’s Executive Order

    USAC Rider Recommendations

    Directions to Hawkes Creek Farm: From Atlanta – 85 North through the city to 316 east (the only way it goes) to the Paul Broun Parkway just outside Athens – (just before the Home Depot sign) turn right – East on Hwy 10 – 78 Exit at Lexington road – Airport – to Lexington – or from Athens take Hwy 78 East from downtown Go east and turn left at light just past AMC DINE-IN Athens 12 – this is Winterville or Airport Road. Go to light appx. 1 mile and take a right on Winterville Road (towards airport). Stay on this road until it goes through Winterville and continues on about 4 miles to a dead end. Turn right here on Beaverdam Road and go 1 mile to a dead end, turn left on this road which is Hargrove Lake Road and go two miles to the Hawkes Creek Farm Sign (driveway) is to the left.