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Seventh Annual Shine Pedalers’ rolls through Dawson County
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Riders start the first leg of the seventh annual Shine Pedaler’s Metric on July 27. - photo by Bob Christian
In the early morning hours of July 27, just over 200 cycling enthusiasts set off from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame through the rolling hills of Dawson County for the seventh annual Shine Pedalers’ Metric. As the only cycling event hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, Shine Pedalers’ attracts riders from across north Georgia and the southeastern United States with this year’s ride seeing participants from five different states. Featuring two different routes, a grueling 68-mile full metric that includes climbing Blood Mountain and a slightly less demanding 31-mile half metric that crosses the rolling hills of Amicalola Park, the event attracts riders of all levels from first time riders to cross-country road warriors.