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Ride the Dragon! Dragon Fly Trails of Columbus GA




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Columbus GA   Bike: Ride the Dragon! Dragon Fly Trails of Columbus GA  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 6 2019  10:30 am >> Sat, Apr 6 2019 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Mar 16 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 5 2019 5:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:27 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
John Christopher
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

Ride the Dragon!

Dragon Fly Trails - Columbus GA

Optional Post Event Lunch & Beverage

Columbus Georgia’s Dragonfly Trails are a system of multiuse, paved trails running through the downtown area of Columbus. We’ll ride the Chattahoochee Riverwalk Trail that winds along the Chattahoochee River and through the heart of downtown Columbus. We’ll also ride through downtown for a short distance on the Dragonfly Trail. The total ride will be about 25-27 miles in total. We’ll start in downtown Columbus, ride toward the river a mile or so, and then head north. When we read the north end of the Riverwalk, we’ll backtrack and ride along the river and beside the downtown area for about 12-15 miles. Once we reach the south end of the Riverwalk, we’ll head back north and visit a local pub/watering hole for a refreshing adult beverage and lunch.

Make note, these trails are new to the trip leaders. While the multiuse trails are limited to joggers, walkers, and any non-motorized modes of transportation, cycling on the trails requires so careful riding. Also, we’ll likely have to make a number of street crossings and some parts may have twists/turns that require you to walk your bike for a short distance. In short, while we will try to maintain a 10-12 mile an hour pace, we will also likely have to make some brief stops for traffic/crossings along the trail.

Bonus Ride! Inspecting google maps it appears there is a pedestrian bridge over to the Alabama side of the river with some additional river trails. We’ll do some exploring of these trails for about 2-3 miles.  

Check out the following links for more info. After the bike ride, we’ll find a place for some food and beverages. We’ll head back to Atlanta about 4pm….ish.

https://www.columbusga.gov/planning/dragonflytrails.htm

https://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/columbus-celebrates-dragonfly-trail-extension-with-ribbon-cutting/1118670010

Also, a bike Helmet is required. No helmet, no ride. See the NHTSA site for info on bike helmets - https://www.nhtsa.gov/road- safety/bicyclists.

Reminder:  If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255 568 


Required Items to Bring:

Bike
Helmet
Spare tire tube
Bike tool(s) (For roadside repairs)
Bike lock and chain (**for off bike activity**)
Water

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Trail snacks


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We'll meet at the Columbus Convention Parking Garage at 800 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901. This garage may have a fee for parking and if possible, a free option will be identified prior to the event start date.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $84.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Notes:

1. Will this event occur rain or shine? No, because of slick road conditions. Look for updates on weather from the trip leader a few days before the event.

2. You're responsible for your own meal and beverage costs, including tips and parking.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

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