GTR 2015: Macon, Georgia

The largest tandem rally in the south returns to Macon for GTR 2015. Join us for a memorable Memorial Day from May 21-24, 2015. GTR last visited Macon in 2011. This time we go to the opposite side of the city for new venues, new routes, and a new host hotel. We'll spend the weekend in the restored downtown area of the city. From the railroads to the early days of rock and roll, you will experience a historical treasure. It's Macon like only GTR can present it.

>>GTR 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! (details below)<<

Watch the GTR 2015 promo video here:

GTR 2015: Hope to see YOU in Macon! from Roger Strauss on Vimeo.

GTR 2015 Day By Day (Subject to change at this early date!)
Thursday, May 21: The GTR family reconvenes with a party at the Hummingbird Lounge. Located in historic downtown Macon, the 'Bird promises to be a great venue for you to reconnect with old friends, and make new ones too.

Friday, May 22: Let's ride! Our first ride goes to the "center of the universe", or at least the center of the state. This remote start ride with options of 33-62 miles visits Jeffersonville and the plaque that marks the geographical center of the state. GPS geeks will be in seventh heaven on this ride. Friday night features an ice cream social at the historic Douglass Theater, a restored theater from the golden age of Hollywood.

Saturday, May 23: We have a busy day planned, beginning with a ride to Gray, located to the north of Macon. This ride has options of 30-62 miles and features a few "cardiac opportunities" as it winds through the wooded fields of central Georgia. Ride hard, because lunch is at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, located less than one mile from our host hotel. Saturday night, we'll have a blowout banquet, located just steps away from your hotel room.

Sunday, May 24: Can we squeeze in a little more fun on the tandems before we head for home? You betcha! We'll head east today, with options of 26 and 36 miles. Then we pack up the 17th edition of the Georgia Tandem Rally and start thinking about GTR 2016. Believe it or not, we already know where we want to have it!


GTR 2015 Registration Schedule
Registration for GTR 2015 begins on January 12, 2015. The rally limit this year is around 140 teams. Here is the schedule:

GTR Hall of Fame Members
January 12, 2015
January 25, 2015
Previous GTR Attendees
February 2, 2015
February 15, 2015
New Teams February 23, 2015 When rally is full

For returning GTR teams, there is no time "stress" for your registration as long as you register within your time window. After your window ends, we will assume you are not coming and give your spot to another team.

New teams: Your registration is first-come, first-served until the rally fills up, so we suggest that you get your registrations to us as soon as possible after February 23. You will know before you register how many spots are available. If the rally is full, we will do a wait list.

All previous GTR attendees will be e-mailed their registrations when it is time to register. If you are a new team and you are on the GTR mailing list, we will e-mail you a form as well. Click here to request to be on the GTR mailing list.
If there is space available, registration forms for new teams will be available online on February 23, 2015.

NOTE: There is a gap between groups. This allows for GTR ride director travel during the weeks where there is no registration.

GTR 2015 Costs
GTR 2015 will cost $285 per tandem team. The price of the rally includes all of the social events, your GTR t-shirt, lunch and dinner on Saturday, maps, GTR SWAG and our rally planning expertise. The price of the rally does not include your hotel room for the weekend. Hotel rooms this year are $115 per night (plus tax), which includes breakfast.

GTR 2015 Host Hotel
You are in charge of your own hotel reservations in our host city. After you register for the rally, you will be given a link to make those reservations.

GTR Hall of Fame
If you have attended six or more Georgia Tandem Rallies with the same captain/stoker combination AND you have attended the rally three of the last four years, you are in the GTR Hall of Fame. Big deal? Yes, because you get early registration to GTR 2015 and you get first pick of the GTR 2015 hotel rooms. Click here to see who is in the GTR Hall of Fame.

GTR 2015 E-Mail List
If you have attended the rally any time since 2005 and we have your correct e-mail address, you are automatically on our mailing list. If you wish to be on our mailing list to receive information about GTR 2015, including registration information when it is available, click here to request to be on the GTR mailing list.

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GTR Rosters Since 1999
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Check out our Tandem Travel Blog!
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