Get ready for Rocks Roads & Reggae in the beautiful state of Alabama.

Atomik Carbon was born during mountain biking trips in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and for the fifth year we are bringing that island vibe to Alabama with the Rocks Roads & Reggae V gravel biking adventure. And, this is the first year outside the state of Florida, at an all new location; Cheaha State Park in Delta, Alabama. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and situated at the highest elevation in the state, this new venue truly offers the perfect, picturesque terrain for a gravel ride event.

Rocks, Roads and Reggae V will take place March 18-20, 2022 at Cheaha State Park. The 100-mile, two-day route explores remote backcountry roads with endless rolling views and beautiful wooded scenery. We’re inviting you to join us for a weekend of two wheels and one love.

The ride will depart from the campground on Saturday morning, March 19, and set out to cover roughly 45 miles of incredibly beautiful country roads throughout the Delta area. The ride will return to the campground for an evening of live music and authentic Jamaican food prepared on-site. Breakfast will be provided in the morning before setting out on another 50-mile day of adventure concluding back at the campground to round out the weekend.

This is a social, fun ride – not a competition. Beautiful scenery and good company are what this ride is all about.

Itinerary

Registration and Meet and Greet: Friday evening at site #68 in the  lower campground at Cheaha State Park.

Day of Ride: Park gates open at 8 AM The entire event is held at the campground and will be out and back on both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday Night Camping: Friday and Saturday night camping is included with the event – no fees are due at the gate.Electricity is available at each campsite and firewood will be supplied for that totally necessary campfire. Live Reggae music and catered Jamaican fare will be provided on Saturday evening.

Saturday – Ride Start: starts at Cheahah State Park campground (https://www.alapark.com/parks/cheaha-state-park) – Click here for directions using Google Maps (19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258) | P: (256) 488-5111. There will be a SAG provided around the mid-way mark on Saturday, and the mid-way point on Sunday. Water, Liquid GU, GU Packets and fresh fruit will be available at the SAG stops on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday Ride: will leave the campground around 10 A.M. and is and out and back marked route that will return to the campground. A SAG stop will be provided at around the mid-way point. Breakfast will be served before the ride leaves.

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RECOMMENDED BIKE SETUP

We will be covering 100 miles on gravel roads, so anything you are comfortable on! Gravel/adventure bikes are probably best with minimum 32-millimeter tires, but cross-country mountain bikes are also suitable. “Run what you brung,” — it’s an adventure!

WHAT TO BRING

Your bike and camping gear (including toiletries, towel, etc.). If your bike isn’t set up for bikepacking, don’t worry, we can transport your gear to the campground for you. Anyone using a hammock must have tree straps. We will provide the food, brews and tunes.

STAGING

Cheaha State Park
19644 AL-281
Delta, AL 36258
P: (256) 488-5111