May 1st, 2021
Join Sumter Cycling, the River Valley Regional Commission, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and Andersonville National Historic Site for the Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure.
We encourage riders of all levels and skills to join us on this amazing opportunity to visit beautiful sites in Sumter County, Georgia, and visit Americus, Andersonville and Plains by bicycle. No need for horse-power, just your-power!
Prison to Peanuts will once again be in downtown Americus. All rides will start and end at Lenny's Market (110 N. Hampton St.). We plan to provide lunch and peanut butter ice cream at the finish and hope you will stay and enjoy downtown Americus.
Sumter Cycling will offer a series of training rides to help people prepare for the Prison the Peanuts ride. Check the
Sumter Cycling Facebook page for training ride details.
Event Check-In and Start Times
On-site registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. for the century riders Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start time for your ride to register and check in. Ride times are as follows:
103-mile: 7:00 a.m.
67-mile: 8:00 a.m.
34-mile: 8:30 a.m.
13-mile: 10:00 a.m.
Children 10 and under ride free!
Onsite registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. for the century ride.
Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to your ride start time.
Riders will receive a free T-shirt, SWAG bag, snacks, and a meal or meal voucher.
Ride and Community Information
Participants are asked to sign an event waiver on the morning of the ride. There will be SAG stops (Support and Gear) with water, fruit, and snacks. There will be a support vehicle with a limited supply of water and snacks for emergencies and gear for basic mechanical issues and first aid needs.
This is a family-friendly event. Whether fast or slow, everyone is welcome to ride at their own pace. The SAG will be available to all rides, and the century ride provided that cyclists arrive at the Andersonville Rest Stop (mile 64) by noon. Folks that arrive at that rest stop at a later time will be allowed to continue self supported, but should plan to purchase snacks and drinks in Andersonville and Leslie which have convenience stores along the route. Here is a recommended century bailout route for anyone who gets to Andersonville and chooses to return to Americus more directly. All participants are required to wear a helmet.
Bring your bicycle, your family and friends, and make plans to stay in Sumter County throughout the weekend and participate in this unique event. For those coming from out of town, lodging is available across from the park at Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast or you can stay at the historic Windsor Hotel in downtown Americus. Additional lodging information is available at http://visitamericusga.com/
This ride is brought to you by Sumter Cycling, the River Valley Regional Commission, the National Park Service, and the City of Americus. Proceeds are used to support cycling efforts in our area. We look forward to seeing you there!
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COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
You should be symptom free for 14 days.
Symptoms: fever, chill, fatigue, cough, upper respiratory infections symptoms, body aches, loss of smell or taste.
You should not participate if you have had recent exposure.
Avoid activity that puts you at risk, such as travel to an area of spread or contact with known or suspected COVID-19 patients.
You should be aware of risk factors for contracting the virus.
People age 65+, those with pre-existing conditions, or those who are immunocompromised should exercise extra caution.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Wear a cloth mask or face covering to prevent droplet spread.
While masks are required at registration and start, we are trusting riders to use good judgement when out on the course, being especially cautious when passing or in a cluster.
Maintain distance - ride side by side or more than 20 feet behind.
While 6 feet of distance should be practiced at registration and after the ride, extra distance should be added while riding so that droplets remaining in the air are not passed in slipstream.
Avoid physical contact.
Avoid passing of water bottles, food, etc.