DO IT: Bicycling

On Two Wheels: Georgia Has Places for Pedals

Rent a bike, or bring your own to roll through Georgia’s varied terrain and stunning
scenery from coastal plain to steep mountain peaks and passes.

Thousands of miles of bike routes run along scenic country back roads, deserted highways, and off-road trails, for leisurely rides with the family or advanced climbs and accelerated speeds of risk takers.

Georgia’s non-motorized trails invite bikers, runners, walkers, skaters, and in some places, horses.

Columbus, Georgia has more than half of its 60+ mile Dragonfly trail network completed. These trails include the 22-mile Columbus RiverWalk, a paved linear park along the Chattahoochee River. The RiverWalk connects to the 11-mile Fall Line Trace at the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge. Another 27 miles of the Dragonfly are planned to connect residents and visitors to the Chattahoochee, to neighborhoods, to jobs and to each other.

Some of Georgia’s paved trails, such as the Fall Line Trace, the Silver Comet Trail, and the White Oak Trail in Woodbine are built on abandoned railroad beds. These rail trails often go through parts of the state that are naturally pristine, with little encroachment by human endeavors and abundant with wildlife.

Augusta has its own spin on trails for non-motorized recreation – the wide, level towpath along the Augusta Canal, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the headgates. Additional trails into wooded and urban areas add variety to the outdoor experience. Seasonal “Trail Talk” walks and “Pedals Thru the Past” rides add to cyclists’ understanding and enjoyment.

In southwest Georgia, east of the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, the 2.4-mile Flint Riverfront Greenway recreational trail offers gorgeous views overlooking the river, complete with scenic railroad trestles and an environmental walking path.

Thousands of miles of bike routes run along scenic country back roads, deserted highways, and off-road trails, for leisurely rides with the family or advanced climbs and accelerated speeds of risk takers. One suggestion: Roll through the beautiful farmlands and historic communities of the 17-mile Yamassee Trail near Vidalia.

Challenge yourself with the 1,020-ft. change in elevation on the first Olympic mountain biking course at the Georgia International Horse Park – if you don’t pass out first. Or tackle the real thing: the mountain trails of Gilmer County, billed as the Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia.

Georgia’s network of single- and double-track mountain biking trails is ever expanding, so you’re sure to find a trail you haven’t tried before. Check out the Blanket’s Creek Trail System in Woodstock, or the Chicopee Woods trails in Gainesville.

And for something a bit more competitive, check out the William L. Davis BMX track in Peachtree City, Georgia. This exciting recreational park hosts BMX races and events and is open for public riding every day.

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Bicycling - Locations

Southwest Connector Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
2257 Bollingbrook Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-477-3660

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Sprewell Bluff Park

Presidential Pathways
700 Sprewell Bluff Rd.
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-601-6711

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Stone Mountain Park – DeKalb

Atlanta Metro
Exit 8 off U. S. Hwy. 78 E.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
770-498-5690

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Stone Mountain Park – Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
6867 Memorial Dr.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
770-814-6054

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Suwanee Creek Greenway

Atlanta Metro
3640 Burnette Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-814-6054

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Sweet Water Park

Atlanta Metro
800 Bethesda School Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
770-814-6054

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Sweetwater Creek State Park

Atlanta Metro
1750 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
770-732-5871

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Tallulah Gorge State Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr.
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
706-754-7970

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Tara Drummond Memorial Park

Historic High Country
820 Seaboard Ave.
Dallas, GA 30132
770-445-8065

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Taylor Farm Park

Atlanta Metro
1380 Pine Valley Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
770-222-3270

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The Cloister at Sea Island

Georgia Coast
100 Cloister Dr.
Sea Island, GA 31561
912-638-3611

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The Parks at Chehaw

Plantation Trace
105 Chehaw Park Rd.
Albany, GA 31701
229-430-5275

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The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Classic South
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-467-0600

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The Rock Camping and RV Park

Historic High Country
130 Forsyth Lake Rd.
Rockmart, GA 30153
770-684-8519

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Toccoa Valley Campground

Historic High Country
11481 Aska Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-838-4317

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Tom ‘Babe’ White Linear Park

Plantation Trace
Downtown Moultrie to the community airport
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-2131

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Torchbearers Park

Presidential Pathways
Chattahoochee Riverside
Franklin, GA 30217
706-675-0560

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Tribble Mill Park

Atlanta Metro
2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-822-5414

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West End Trail- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Gordon- White Park
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Westside Hiking Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Gordon- White Park
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Wheeler Park

Historic Heartland
1350 Parker Rd.
Conyers, GA 30094
770-278-7529

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Whistlestop Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
4th Avenue
Auburn, GA 30011
770-963-4002

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Wildcat Lodge Store & Deli

Northeast Georgia Mountains
7475 GA Hwy. 60
Suches, GA 30572
706-747-1011

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William L. Davis BMX Track

Atlanta Metro
200 Mcintosh Trl
Peachtree City, GA 30269
770- 631-2542

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Woody’s Mountain Bikes

Northeast Georgia Mountains
457 Georgia 356
Helen, GA 30545-2307
706-878-3715

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Yellow River Park

Atlanta Metro
3232 Juhan Rd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
770-978-5270

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