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Outdoors events
For the week of Oct. 21-27
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This week

Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure, Buford. Friday-Sunday, begins at Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford. 800-996-3329.

Bike ride, Gainesville. More than 30 miles; hilly. Chicken City Cyclists. 9 a.m. Saturday, Bolling Mill Park, Gainesville. Free. 770-534-7075 or


Tumbling Creek XIV 6 hour mountain bike race, Gainesville. Benefits "Trips for Kids." Oct. 30 (rain date Oct. 31) Gainesville State College trails. Individual and teams register at or find more info at

5K Boo Run, Flowery Branch. 9 a.m. Oct. 30, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. $20 registration due Friday. 770-540-9470 or

Bike ride, Clarkesville. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 43 miles; hilly. 9 a.m. Oct. 30, Providence Baptist Church, Clarkesville. Free. 770-534-7075 or

The Fat Finch bike ride, Maysville. Chicken City Cyclists. More than 35 miles; moderate. 9 a.m. Nov. 6, leaves from the railroad tracks across from The Fat Finch Cafe, 9169 Gillsville Highway, Maysville. 770-534-7075 or

Gold Rush Cup, Dahlonega. Amateur and professional fly fishing competition. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7, Frog Hollow on the Chestatee River near Dahlonega. Register by Saturday. 706-244-4372.

Bike ride, Pendergrass. Chicken City Cyclists. 6, 11, 20 and 50-mile loops. 9 a.m. Nov. 13, one block West of Ga. 129 and Ga. 332, Pendergrass. 770-534-7075.

Golf tournament, Gainesville. Benefits Gainesville Action Ministries. Registration, 11 a.m. Nov. 4, Chicopee Woods Golf Course, 2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville. $100 per player includes green and cart fees, lunch. 770-531-0144.


The Historic Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square, Gainesville. Farmers market with plants, herbs, honey, bread and local produce. 2:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, downtown Gainesville in the parking lot at the intersection of Main and Spring streets. 678-943-4442 or

 Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. 6:30 a.m. to sellout Tuesdays and 7:30 a.m. to sellout Saturdays, Hall County Farmers Market, Jesse Jewell Parkway and East Crescent Drive, just off Interstate 985 at Exit 24. 770-535-8293.

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, downtown Dahlonega.

Triathlon Club, Gainesville. No experience necessary. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Fit 2 Tri Store, 1292 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-712-9129 or

Chicken City Cyclists ride, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way, Gainesville. 770-534-7075 or

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. No ride in rain. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Dewberry Baptist Church, 4616 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417.

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. Three group rides varying in distance from 15 to 60 miles. No ride in rain. 7 a.m. Saturdays, Corinth Baptist Church, 3590 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-231-0417. 

ISI Cycling ride, Gainesville. 35- to 50-mile ride. No ride in rain. 1 p.m. Sundays, Kroger Shopping Center, 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 678-231-0417.

 Observatory & Planetarium Public Education Nights, Dahlonega. The Coleman Planetarium doors open on the second floor of the Health and Natural Sciences Building at 7:30 p.m. for the 46 available seats. The one hour show starts at 8 p.m. At 9:30, the Observatory opens for star and planet viewing.OPPEN continues every Friday night through Nov. 19. Free.