Sometimes a Casual Saturday Ride goes bad

A charity ride went horribly wrong here in North Georgia this weekend. Three people are recovering from injuries received in a wreck while participating in a charity ride. Apparently they had divided their 100+ group into smaller packs for the ride and were on wet pavement.

Some how the spacing of the pack dissapated and the middle group came up on the first group. As the leader of the middle pack came up on the first pack, he attempted to brake hard, lost control while braking and went down. The bike immediately behind him locked it up, flat spotted a tire, and went down as well. A third went off the shoulder of the road.

It makes me sick to hear about something like this happening. It is even worse when it seems easily avoidable. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured.

Here is the story from the local newspaper site:

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