Hundreds of bicyclists pedaled into Dublin for the ‘Bicycle Ride Across Georgia,’ or ‘BRAG’ ride DUBLIN, Ga. — Hundreds of bicyclists pedaled into Dublin Tuesday for the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, or BRAG ride . Cyclists from across the country will camp at Stubbs Park for three days.
Jane Bedingfield says she remembers swimming at Stubbs Park when there was a pool there. Now, she’s making more memories, but not on her own.
"One of the neat things about Dublin, though, is that we were born here, so we have a sweet connection with Dublin," Bedingfield said.
For Bedingfield, the BRAG tour is a whole family affair. Her sister Judy Rice says they’ve been biking together for more than 15 years.
"There’s five siblings. One year, we even had our 90-year-old mother get pulled into one section of BRAG," Rice said.
With every passing mile, they say they feel like their cycling family grows.
"It’s almost like a family — you meet so many people. You get to know a lot of people. It is great exercise," Bedingfield said.The theme of this year’s weeklong summer BRAG tour is "Peaches to Beaches," a tour of Georgia’s farms.The 2022 route takes cyclists from Columbus to Brunswick. Jim Parker is from Newburyport, Massachusetts. He says this is his first bike ride across Georgia."With a whole bunch of people who like these bikes. We ride a recumbent called a Cruz bike, so for a long ride, they’re really comfortable," Parker said.Parker and Bedingfield agree cycling has lots of benefits, […]