2020 One Love Virtual Ride Report

Thanks to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the One Love Century was held in a place like never before. We rolled out in Road Grand Tours (RGT Cycling’s) virtual world and took our sponsors and friends with us.
From the 3-jet flyover start, through the La Flamme Rouge, to the Finish line, it was an awesome fun experience. Riders traveled the real world elevation of a 25-mile classic One Love Century route including the infamous Big Ugly climb.  Along the way riders, some decked out in our One Love Century kit, were cheered on by sideline spectators and visually reminded of our generous sponsors via road signs and billboards.  Some riders expectantly raced to win prizes while others rolled at moderate paces enjoying the scenery and fellowship. On the rider’s chat stream folks called out “don’t forget to hydrate”, “hole left”, “catch my wheel”, “see you at the finish”, etc. The only things missing from this ride was our famous hospitable rest stops and festive after ride party!   
SHOUT OUT to RGT Cycling for producing an awesome virtual world and hosting our ride (see ride video in side-bar)! For information on RGT visit their website and Cycling Weekly has a great article: Road Grand Tours (RGT): Everything you need to know.
SHOUT OUT to our awesome 2020 sponsors for their generosity towards helping us make this event happen and meet our goal of supporting youth cycling!
SHOUT OUT to all who participated in the ride! This is a very challenging year and we truly appreciate you getting on your trainers and supporting our ride!
** ** ** WINNERS of the 4 WAHOO FITNESS ELEMNT BOLTs ** ** **
  • Fastest Male*         – Kenny Evans (tm 1:14:26) – Dunwoody, Georgia
  • Fastest Female*    – Sylvia Polous (tm 1:18:26) – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Raffle #1 Winner  – Gracie Sommer – Marietta, Georgia
  • Raffle #2 Winner  – Shawn Conley, -Chicago, Illinois
* Completed the full 39.7km distance per RGT (MACC members and WAHOO EE’s excluded)
Congratulations to all the winners!!
Finally, we hope to return to our annual in-person One Love Century format next year. We missed you guys!
So, on the count of 3…