Scenic Fall Bike Ride On The Silver Comet: 70 miles + optional 5 miles - Sun, Oct 18 2020

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Scenic Fall Bike Ride On The Silver Comet: 70 miles + optional 5 miles

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Silver Comet Trail at 4342 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 18 2020  7:30 am >> Sun, Oct 18 2020 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 23 2020 10:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 15 2020 7:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:70 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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:8
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



* Not a beginners ride 

* Recent 60-65 mile bike rides required to participate

* All registrants are subject to review, screening and approval by the trip leader(s)

* If you're a new member or don't have a riding history with us, please email the trip leaders explaining your recent biking experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this event

 * This event is dependent on state and local government direction and AOC Leadership direction

 * We will adhere to any social distancing directives that may be in place

* Itinerary is subject to change before and during event

 Join us for this early morning 70 mile bike ride + optional 5 miles on the Silver Comet Trail. We'll start our ride at 7:30 AM from the well known Silver Comet Depot Bike Shop parking lot located right on the Silver Comet Trail at the 4.2 mile mark. We will ride the trail for approximately 35 miles out and return back at a moderate pedal pace for a total of 70 miles.  Feeling strong?  Add an optional 5 miles to your ride :).  Endurance is the name of the game here!  Short breaks will be taken as needed.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in and for instructions.

For those not familiar with it, the Silver Comet is a limited-access, converted rail trail with very few traffic crossings.  It's a cool place to enjoy a pleasant morning bike ride and mingle with other bike riders. map/silver- comet-map.shtml


For safety, helmet required to be worn during this event.  No helmet, no ride. 

This is a self sustained ride so you are responsible for carrying your own water, food/snacks, and any gear needed for the ride. Please don't ask the trip leader to carry anything for you :)

Wear light or bright colored clothing and working lights on both front and back of your bike for visibility.

We recommend a road bike although you can ride a hybrid.

Carry your cell phone for emergencies, Uber, GPS mapping, etc.

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:  

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet (No helmet, no ride!)

Cell phone (Turned 'on') with trip leader(s) phone numbers, and route map

Water and bathrooms are very limited along the route so we suggest bringing your own water (2-3 liters) or Gatorade and snacks

Extra bike inner tube, CO2 cartridge or small pump

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

Front and back light (Not required but you want drivers to see you)

Dress appropriate to weather

Bright clothing - you want drivers to see you on the road

Biking glasses or sun glasses

Biking clothing - pants, shirt, gloves, shoes, etc.

Bicycle tools 

Whistle to signal group for breakdowns, emergencies, etc.


Chafing cream - Body Glide, vaseline, etc.

Money for any store stops, emergencies, etc.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


Silver Comet Depot

4342 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126

On the Silver Comet Trail [mile marker 4.2]


  • Take I-20 west to Fulton Industrial Boulevard Exit (#49, near Six Flags) - exit to the right.
  • Go North for .5 mile and turn left on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (GA139).
  • Go about 7 miles (Martin Luther King Drive turns into Floyd Road after Highway 78, GA139 ends at the 78) and the Silver Comet Depot will be on your left just before you cross the Silver Comet Trail.
  • Go to the Silver Comet Depot Bike Shop parking lot located right on the Silver Comet Trail at the 4.2 mile mark


  • Take I-20 to exit 49 and turn LEFT on Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Follow as above.


  • Take I-20 to exit 49 and turn RIGHT on Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Follow as above.


  • Take I-75 or I-85 to Atlanta, switch directly to I-20 or via the perimeter (I-285) to I-20 westbound. Follow as above.

Notes: comet- map.shtml

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