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Fall Bike Ride to Downtown Rockmart: Cycling on The Silver Comet - 30 miles
|Event Location:||Silver Comet Rambo Trailhead - 279 Tucker Blvd, Dallas GA 30157|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Nov 17 2019 8:30 am >> Sun, Nov 17 2019 11:45 am|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Sep 27 2019 11:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Nov 17 2019 8:15 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
- NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE -
For new members and/or members without recent D3 bike riding related experience, please email the trip leaders explaining your recent long distance riding experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for the ride.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” — John F. Kennedy
OUR RIDE PLAN
This is a very popular thirty mile round trip bike ride that takes in many scenic, cool, and shady fall colors of the Silver Comet. The Silver Comet is a paved rails-to-trail bike trail from Smyrna to the Alabama line.
We will start at 8:30 AM at the Rambo Trailhead near Dallas, ride to Downtown Rockmart, indulge in an early morning break at one of the local cafes or bakeries for a beverage and snack, and then a refreshing breezy ride back.
We will pedal a moderate pace of around 12-15 mph or faster (You can pick and choose your own riding pace - moderate or fast, etc.), so with a few short breaks and some pics, expect to spend about 3 +/- hours of pedaling fun and healthy exercise on this biking event. What better way to spend your Sunday morning! You will feel great you did it!
OUR BIKE ROUTE
Early on after we start our ride, we will cross the Pumpkinvine Trestle, which is 750 feet long and 126 feet high.
Then for the next eight miles, we pass thru Paulding Forest, which is basically a hilly pine woods. The hills will not affect us however, since we will be on the old rail bed, with all its cuts and fills.
Before we emerge from the forest, we go thru the 800 foot long Brushy Mountain Tunnel - definitely stop to take your picture here!
Then it's mostly open green pasture till we get to Rockmart.
We will pass the sparkling reflective Coot's Lake and reach our destination of Downtown Rockmart, and then pedal back to our starting point.
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1. HELMET REQUIRED TO BE WORN - NO HELMET, NO BIKE RIDE, BYE...BYE
2. You are responsible for your bike maintenance and repairs on the trail. Be sure to inspect your bike the night before our ride and air up your bike tires. Carry a spare tube and repair kit - you don't want to be stranded miles away from your car with a flat tire!
3. You are responsible for your own costs and purchases on this event (e.g. coffee, tea, juice, snacks, Rockmart souvenirs, etc.)
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