A2A 2024 - 42nd Annual Athens-to-Atlanta Road Skate

300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601


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Event Description

42nd Annual Edition of America's oldest outdoor road skate. Four distance options: 87 miles, 49 miles, 38 miles, or 10K

  • 87-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 9 hours.
  • 49-mile route travels from the half distance finish at Dacula, GA to Atlanta, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 7 hours.
  • 38-mile route travels from Athens, GA to Dacula, GA. Skaters should be able to complete course in 5 hours.
  • 10K loop (Saturday 10/19/2024) in Athens, GA.  Skaters should be able to complete this course in one hour.

Event details and schedule

Please join us for our 42nd Anniversary Event!

Friday, October 18th: Baggage Truck will be parked at 1084 Piedmont Ave NE from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. 

Friday Night Skate: Meet at 1084 Piedmont Ave NE at 6:30 p.m. for a recreational skate. Skate leaves at 7 p.m. SHARP. Helmets required. Lights & wrist protection strongly recommended. Return to 1084 Piedmont Ave. NE at 9 p.m.

Friday Night Bus to Athens: Leaves 1084 Piedmont Ave NE after the Friday Night Skate. Reservations are required. Cost: $40.00 (available in registration add-ons)

Saturday, October 19th - Athens 10K: Just a few miles away from downtown Athens, GA. Pre-register for $35, or sign up for $45 day-of. Skaters registered for a Sunday event may enter the 10K for a flat $20 (add-on available in the Merchandise section during checkout). 10K starts at 10 a.m. - see a2a.net for more details. (For the add-on discount, please register for the longer distance first. You will then be able to choose the 10K add-on in the "Merchandise" section, along with buses and merch.)
Packet Pick Up for events starting in Athens/Dacula and Late Registration. At the Classic Center in Athens (corner of Thomas and Washington Streets on the East end of town, in the Cypress Room) from 3-6 p.m. This is your last day to register; no event day registration is available.

Mandatory Skaters & Drivers meeting for events starting in Athens/Dacula: Meet at the Classic Center at 6 p.m. Last minute route changes may be announced. 

Sunday, October 20th: The 87 and 38 mile skates start at 7:00 a.m. SHARP at the Classic Center (N Thomas St and E Hancock Ave). Do NOT arrive at 7:01 – we are already gone! The 49 mile start is at 9:30 a.m. in Dacula (2505 2nd Ave).

All distances (87, 49, 38-mile, and 10K) are on-road courses with vehicular traffic. Participants are expected to follow cycling laws for safety measures. Course is challenging and requires experienced skating ability, courage, and stamina. All skaters are required to wear a U.S. CPSC approved helmet and wrist protection.

Open to Quad Skaters?
YES! Athens to Atlanta started in 1982 as an all-quad event. It is recommended that quad skates are set up for road skating with a rear brake for downhills and softer road wheels.

Bus Transportation
See website for availability and fees.

LATE REGISTRATION is available Saturday, Oct. 14th at The Athens Classic Center from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (10K registration open on-site from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on 10/19/2024.) No Event Day Registration Available for 38/49/87 distances.

SAFETY NOTE: Our events are held on open roads, with the 49 and 87 mile events including the busier section of our course. Regardless of distance, these are considered advanced street skates. You must be very comfortable skating on rough surfaces, sharing the road with cars, and controlling your speed on downhills (including long, fast downhills, and being able to fully stop at a downhill intersection). Off-duty police office are employed at strategic intersections along the course, but may not be quick enough to stop traffic for you. REGARDLESS of your speed or your event goal, you must be prepared to stop at ALL lights and follow bicycle traffic laws. All skaters are required to wear a U.S. CPSC approved helmet.

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