The History of GTR

We've been a down many long and winding roads over the years.  Here's everywhere we have visited, along with rally details, photos, and the roster for each rally, starting with the newest rosters first.

Rally

Details

Parties

Weather

GTR 2017
Valdosta

May 18-21, 2017
102 teams, 204 riders
Host hotel: Springhill Suites
THU: Party at Birdie's Market
FRI: Fro-yo at The Crescent House
SAT LUNCH: Rainwater Conf. Center
SAT BANQUET: Rainwater Conf. Center
FRI: Sunny, 88
SAT: Cloudy, 85
SUN: Rained out, 78

GTR 2016
STATESBORO

May 19-22, 2016
102 teams, 214 riders
Host hotel: Springhill Suites
THU: Party at The Clubhouse
FRI:Dessert at Ctr. for Wildlife Edu.
SAT LUNCH: Eagle Creek Brewery
SAT BANQUET: So. Hospitality Center
FRI: C;oudy, 80
SAT: Sunny, 85
SUN: Sunny, 85

GTR 2015
MACON

May 21-24, 2015
103 teams, 206 riders
Host hotel: Marriott Macon
THU: Drinks at The Mill downtown
FRI: Ice cream at Douglass Theater
SAT LUNCH: GA Sports Hall of Fame
SAT BANQUET: Macon Convention Ctr.
FRI: Sunny, 88
SAT: Sunny, 88
SUN:Sunny, 90

GTR 2014
ATHENS

May 29-June 1, 2014
130 teams, 26 riders3
Host hotel: Holiday Inn
THU: Ice cream at Rare Books Library
FRI: Beer at Creature Comforts Brewery
SAT LUNCH: GA Museum of Art
SAT BANQUET: Classic Center
FRI: Sunny, 82
SAT: Sunny, 82
SUN: Sunny 82

GTR 2013
COVINGTON

May 16-19, 2013
130 teams, 262 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
THU: Party at Porterdale Mill
FRI: Ice Cream, Alcovy Nature Center
SAT LUNCH: Georgia Piedmont College
SAT BANQUET: GA Intl. Horse Park
FRI: Cloudy, 80
SAT: Cloudy, 80
SUN: Rained out, 78

GTR 2012
DUBLIN

May 17-20, 2012
107 teams, 214 riders
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
THU: Social at Stone Horse Tavern
FRI: Ice Cream at Market on Madison
SAT LUNCH: Dublin Chamber of Comm.
SAT BANQUET: The Ice House
FRI: Cloudy, 80
SAT: Sunny, windy, 80
SUN:Sunny, 80

GTR 2011
MACON

May 19-22, 2011
101 teams, 205 riders
Host hotel: Comfort Suites
THU: Deck party at Fish 'N Pig
FRI: Ice cream, GA Music Hall of Fame
SAT LUNCH:Mt. Zion Baptist Church
SAT BANQUET: Wesleyan College
FRI: Sunny, 94
SAT: Sunny, 94
SUN: Sunny, 94

GTR 2010
COVINGTON

May 13-16, 2010
92 teams, 191 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
THU: Beer party, 1138 Monticello
FRI: Ice cream, Covington Square
SAT LUNCH: Turner Lake Park
SAT BANQUET: Elliott Wildlife Center
FRI: Sunny, 82
SAT: Sunny, 82
SUN: Sunny, 82

GTR 2009
ATHENS

May 22-24, 2009
94 teams, 196 riders
Host hotel: Foundry Park Inn
FRI: Ice Cream, Lyndon House
SAT LUNCH: Sandy Creek Nature Ctr.
SAT BANQUET: The Classic Center
FRI: Cloudy, 79
SAT: Cloudy, 79
SUN: Cloudy, 82

GTR 2008
ALBANY

May 16-18, 2008
88 teams, 180 riders
Host hotel: Hilton Garden Inn
FRI: Gelato, Flint RiverQuarium
SAT LUNCH: Chehaw Park
SAT BANQUET: Thronateeska Heritage Center
FRI: Rain, 80
SAT: Sunny, 82
SUN: Sunny, 86

GTR 2007
LAGRANGE

May 18-20, 2007
76 teams, 155 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
FRI: Ice cream, LaGrange Square
SAT LUNCH: West Point Lake
SAT BANQUET: Butts Mill Farm
FRI: Sunny, 80
SAT: Sunny, 84
SUN: Sunny, 82

GTR 2006
AMERICUS

May 19-21, 2006
74 teams, 155 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
FRI:Cookies, Habitat for Humanity
SAT LUNCH: Lake Blackshear Resort
SAT BANQUET: Windsor Hotel
FRI: Sunny, 88
SAT: Sunny, windy , 94
SUN: Sunny, 92

GTR 2005
MADISON

May 13-15, 2005
76 teams, 157 riders
Host hotel: Comfort Inn
FRI: Ice cream, Microcar Museum
SAT LUNCH: Hard Labor Creek St. Park
SAT BANQUET: Morgan Cty. Cultural Center
FRI: Sunny, 82
SAT: Sunny, 85
SUN: Cloudy, 70

GTR 2004
STATESBORO

May 21-23, 2004
59 teams, 124 riders
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
FRI: Desserts, Ball Raptor Center
SAT LUNCH: George Smith State Park
SAT BANQUET: Statesboro Inn
FRI: Sunny, 90
SAT: Sunny, 92
SUN: Sunny, 92

GTR 2003
STATESBORO

May 16-18, 2003
73 teams, 152 riders
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
FRI: Dessert at Ball Raptor Center
SAT LUNCH: George Smith State Park
SAT BANQUET: Statesboro Inn
FRI: PM storms, 88
SAT: Sunny, 90
SUN: Sunny, 88

GTR 2002
ATHENS

May 17-19, 2002
66 teams, 139 riders
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
FRI: Ice cream, Holiday Inn Express
SAT LUNCH: Watson Mill State Park
SAT BANQUET: Charlie Williams Lodge
FRI: Sunny, 86
SAT: Rain, sun, 70
SUN: Sunny, cool, 65

GTR 2001
ATHENS

May 18-20, 2000
64 teams,130 riders
Host hotel: Holiday Inn Express
FRI: Desserts, Lyndon House
SAT LUNCH: Watson Mill State Park
SAT BANQUET: Charlie Williams Lodge
FRI: Sunny, 92
SAT: T'storms, 88
SUN: Drizzle, 72

GTR 2000
MADISON

May 19-21, 2000
72 teams, 150 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
FRI: Desserts, Steffan Thomas Mus.
SAT LUNCH: Hard Labor Creek St. Park
SAT BANQUET: Blue Willow Inn
FRI: Sunny, 88
SAT: Sunny, 90
SUN: Sunny, 88

GTR 1999
MADISON

May 14-16, 1999
51 teams, 116 riders
Host hotel: Hampton Inn
FRI: Ice Cream, Madison Cultural Ctr.
SAT LUNCH: Hard Labor Creek St. Park
SAT BANQUET: Blue Willow Inn
FRI: Sunny, 80
SAT: Cloudy, 75
SUN: Light mist, 75

GTR 2017
Valdosta

May 18-21, 2017
102 teams, 204 riders
Host hotel: Springhill Suites
THU: Party at Birdie's Market
FRI: Fro-yo at The Crescent House
SAT LUNCH: Rainwater Conf. Center
SAT BANQUET: Rainwater Conf. Center
FRI: Sunny, 88
SAT: Cloudy, 85
SUN: Rained out, 78