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Athens to Atlanta (A2A) Roadskate: 87 miles of Rolling Georgia Hills on Inline Skates

2008.10.05 7:30 am
2008.10.05 5:30 pm
Come join us for the grandskatey of them all, the Athens to Atlanta Roadskate from Athens Georgia to Atlanta GA. I'm a bit late putting this one on the schedule, ha, so I'll keep it short! We'll miss you if you're not there and be glad to see you if you are!


Athens to Atlanta Roadskate Start
E Washington St at N Thomas St
Athens, Georgia
United States
33° 57' 35.5932" N, 83° 22' 25.0464" W
Finish Line of A2A in Piedmont Park, Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia
United States
33° 47' 14.5608" N, 84° 22' 28.7076" W

Inline Skate Shopping in and around Athens and Atlanta Georgia ;)

Would anybody know about skate shops in Atlanta or Athens? I have set some time aside for shopping and visiting. I will rent a car on Thursday Oct. 2nd to check out the country side. Anything interesting besides the A2A course that I should put on my “Must See List”?  


Statue of Athena Roadskater.net Photo Meetup Spot Athens, Georgia
United States
33° 57' 34.9524" N, 83° 22' 23.3076" W
Skate Escape
1086 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Phone: (404) 892-1292
33° 47' 3.786" N, 84° 22' 43.8168" W
Sun & Ski Sports
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville, Georgia
United States
Phone: (678) 847-5717
33° 58' 41.3544" N, 84° 4' 57.5796" W
Dick's Sporting Goods
3535 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Phone: (404) 267-0200‎
33° 51' 5.5548" N, 84° 21' 31.194" W
REI Recreational Equipment Incorporated
1800 N.E. Expressway
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Phone: (404) 633-6508
33° 50' 23.7804" N, 84° 19' 17.076" W
Dick's Sporting Goods at Mall of Georgia Buford, Georgia
United States
Phone: (678) 482-1200‎
34° 3' 55.5552" N, 83° 58' 57.4896" W
REI Recreational Equipment Incorporated
1600 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
Buford, Georgia
United States
Phone: (770) 831-0676‎
34° 3' 41.7672" N, 83° 59' 41.9388" W
REI Recreational Equipment Incorporated
235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
Phone: (404) 287-2391
33° 45' 37.584" N, 84° 23' 13.2828" W
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Report: 3rd Annual Tour de Tammy 2008 Bike Ride Inline Skate


Tammy Wilson was a young Mother and hardworking Guilford County paramedic who passed away from cancer in 2006. The Tour de Tammy bike ride fundraiser was set up to help support Tammy's children, as well as other children of fallen paramedics.



United States
36° 0' 6.2784" N, 79° 54' 53.0604" W
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How was Your 2008 NorthShore Inline Marathon?

If you did the NorthShore Inline Marathon this year, please let us in on the who, what, when, where, how, how many, how much, and anything else you can recall! Skateylove, roadskater


Duluth, Minnesota
United States
46° 46' 44.886" N, 92° 6' 29.6748" W
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Town of Cary to Complete New Sections of American Tobacco Trail by June 2009

Here's a notice from Joe Godfrey, Senior Park Planner, Town of Cary (slightly edited by roadskater, with emphasis added):

I am pleased to inform you that the Town of Cary will be issuing Holmes Contracting, Inc. a Notice To Proceed with the construction of the Chatham County segment of the American Tobacco Trail. We anticipate beginning construction on September 8, 2008 and completing the project in June, 2009.

As you know the project consists of the construction of a 4.68-mile long multi-use trail with two typical sections as follows:


New Hope Church Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 49' 0.912" N, 78° 55' 40.818" W
Pittard Seard Rd at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 7.206" N, 78° 55' 41.1564" W
O'Kelly Chapel Road at American Tobacco Trail North Carolina
United States
35° 50' 49.326" N, 78° 55' 32.754" W
Durham-Chatham County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 52' 3.8424" N, 78° 55' 56.838" W
Chatham-Wake County Line at American Tobacco Trail
United States
35° 48' 4.1148" N, 78° 55' 35.7492" W
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Rollerblading Inline Skating Artist from Vermont Paints with Skates

Here's a brief article about an artist who likes to paint with her skates. It might be a new way to paint, but it's not really a new way to skate, methinks. Vermont seems like a pretty nice place to live...summer at least! Probably I'd get used to dealing with snow again, and I might even get addicted to skiing again...or outdoor ice...but right now, I'm imagining snotcicles and it just has no appeal! Talk about gunk in your bearings, I'd say this painting is a bit messy but really how far do you have to go to skate on a canvas? 


South End Art Hop - Burlington Factory Studios
208 Flynn Avenue
Burlington, Vermont
United States
44° 27' 20.9016" N, 73° 13' 4.6956" W
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Paul's Bicycles Winston-Salem T2T Training Ride

Paul's Bicycles training ride began on a beautiful summer's day with temps in the low 80s and a moderately sized group starting the 25, 36, and 50 mile loops. There were 6 skaters, who in the end splintered into individuals or pairs. Each, guided by their partner or own internal drive. The course, in my opinion, was the most demanding in terms of road surfaces which at times were very rough with some great climbs thrown in for good measure. A solo downhill at 39.0 mph prompted a whoop as the thrill of the day.


United States
36° 4' 1.5528" N, 80° 15' 7.1064" W
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Photos and Thumbnail Route Map: Clemmons Bicycle 2008 Tour to Tanglewood Training Bike Ride & Inline Skate

The Clemmons Bicycle Tour to Tanglewood Training Ride is my favorite route by a slimmer margin than in years past, but still a great one. Click below fo...


Clemmons Bicycle
2703 Lewisville Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, North Carolina
United States
36° 1' 22.7856" N, 80° 22' 55.3584" W

New Roadskater.net Member from Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Hi All: My name is Marianne and I am a new member of roadskater.net. I live in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. I will be skating A2A for the first time. From all the things I read on the web it sounds like a very exciting journey. Unfortunately there are not many inline skaters in this town. We have quite a big ice speed skating community, but they all train in Calgary in the summer.


Canmore, Alberta
51° 5' 24.2628" N, 115° 23' 4.056" W
Banff, Alberta
51° 10' 51.0204" N, 115° 34' 7.8024" W
Bern, Bern
46° 56' 52.7964" N, 7° 26' 53.3328" E
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Freestyle BattleUS II: Inline Skating Freestyle & Slalom/Cones Skate Competition, Seattle, WA, August 16-17 2008

2008.08.06 10:00 pm
2008.08.07 10:00 pm

Battle US II - Freestyle skating competition - Seattle WA

Local US competitions and International superstars! Fun to compete or just watch and hang out.

www.freestyleskaters.org for more info - help grow the sport of slalom/cone freestyle skating in the USA.

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