Ride Silver Comet to Rockmart Riverwalk Park & Back - 8 AM Spin!
|Event Location:||Silver Comet Rambo Trailhead - 279 Tucker Blvd, Dallas GA 30157|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jul 11 2020 8:00 am >> Sat, Jul 11 2020 11:30 am|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jun 22 2020 10:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jul 11 2020 7:45 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 30 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:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
*****THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE*****
***MAXIMUM 10 RIDERS***
Social distancing and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations will be followed
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” — John F. Kennedy.
This is a very popular thirty mile round trip bike ride that takes in many scenic, and shady green covered features of the Silver Comet. The Silver Comet is a paved rails-to- trail bike trail from Smyrna to the Alabama line.
Basically, we will start at the Rambo Trailhead near Dallas, ride to Rockmart, enjoy a snack break and social chat at Riverwalk Park, and then indulge in a refreshing breezy ride back.
We will go at a moderate pace of around 10-15 mph or faster (You can pick and choose your own riding pace - fast, leisure, etc.), so with breaks and some pics, expect to spend about 3-3.5 +/- hours of pedaling fun and healthy exercise on this biking event. You will feel great you did it!
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 Riverwalk Park and proceed to one of the coffee shops for an optional 15 minute break (Bring $$$ for coffee, juice,, muffin, bagel, etc.), and then pedal back to our starting point.
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.
3. Maintain your social distance of 6 feet from other riders.
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