MACON, GA (April 19, 2023) — The American Jet Sport Association (AJSA) is hosting the first competition of their 2023 Summer Series in Macon this weekend at Sandy Beach Park on Lake Tobesofkee. The 3-day professional jet ski competition will take place on April 21-23.
Earlier this morning Mayor Lester Miller and Visit Macon President & CEO Gary Wheat announced the return of this national professional competition to Macon. This weekend’s event will be the first ProRider competition that has been hosted in Macon in 20 years.
“It’s a very great day in Macon-Bibb when we can bring back such an exciting event every family can enjoy!” Says Mayor Miller. “Thanks to Visit Macon for their work on this and bringing so many people out to our beautiful Lake Tobesofkee.”
The event will bring up to 150 professional racers to Macon who will compete in a series of rounds throughout the weekend. The competition is open to the public who can purchase a day pass for $10 and kids 6 & under are free. Passes include access to all attractions Lake Tobesofkee has to offer. Alcohol is not permitted at the park and food trucks will be available at Sandy Beach Park all weekend. No swimming will be allowed during the competition.
The public can participate in the event on Friday, April 21 during The Corporate Challenge race. Beginning at 9am anyone can come out and ride the jet skis on Lake Tobesofkee with proceeds going towards the local Special Olympics. The competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm.
“Macon’s unique assets like Lake Tobesofkee make it an attractive destination for professional sports and events” says Visit Macon President & CEO, Gary Wheat. “Our Sports and Events team has worked with AJSA to bring back this premium event to Macon. We are excited to have hundreds of professional riders – as well as, their pit crews and families – here this weekend. It will be a great opportunity to share Macon with our visitors and a lot of fun for our local community and families!”
Tickets can be purchased on site at Sandy Beach the day of.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.visitmacon.org.
About Visit Macon: The mission of Visit Macon is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon-Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination. Visit Macon promotes Macon, Georgia to travel writers, meeting planners, group tour operators and leisure travelers in an effort to bring people and revenues into the community and area businesses. http://www.visitmacon.org
About Macon-Bibb County: Macon-Bibb County is the fourth largest city in Georgia and its newest consolidated government. It was created on January 1, 2014, after a popular vote in July 2012, and it replaced the older, outdated, often contentious, and separate municipal and county governments. The Macon-Bibb County consolidated government serves more than 157,000 residents, with nearly 30,000 more people driving in each day to work, eat, or shop. Thousands more travel through each day thanks to Interstates 75 and 16. The entire county serves as a regional hub for services, eating, shopping, entertainment, jobs, transportation, and more.
In January 2021, a new mayor, Lester Miller, began serving as the first new mayor in 13 years. Through a months-long process of forums, surveys, meetings, and more, he found the community’s top priorities to be: public safety; economic development; education & workforce development; diversity, equity, & inclusion; and recreation & tourism. In his first year, several successful initiatives have been launched, including the Brookdale Resource Center, Macon Mental Health Matters, the Blight Fight, Clean Streets Matter, and more.