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50 Mile Bike Ride: Alabama Border & Back On The Silver Comet & Optional 50 extra miles




The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Rockmart Trailhead - Riverwalk Park   Bike: 50 Mile Bike Ride: Alabama Border & Back On The Silver Comet & Optional 50 extra miles  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 29 2020  7:30 am >> Sun, Nov 29 2020 12:31 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 13 2020 10:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Nov 29 2020 7:01 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 1 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:50 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOT FOR BEGINNER RIDERS

* 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

 * This event requires registrants to have completed a minimum of recent multiple 45+ mile road rides with rolling hills

* 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, pl ease email the trip leader(s) 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

* Itinerary is subject to change before and during event

This is a 50 mile round trip bike ride from the Rockmart trail head to the Georgia/Alabama State Line and back.  We plan to ride one mile beyond the Alabama State Line. We'll be riding at 10-15 mph and will get a little spread out.  So be comfortable with that.  We will re-group both on the way out and on the way back at Cedartown Depot trail head. 

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- Optional -

This AOC 50 mile bike ride event will officially finish/end in Rockmart after the completion of 50 miles.  However, outside of this AOC event, you have the option to continue riding with others who might want to ride another 50 miles on the Silver Comet Trail to complete a century ride of 100 miles.  However, this option is not part of the official AOC event and you assume all personal liabilities and responsible for your own safety.  

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Please arrive a little early to prepare for the ride and make introductions before we hit the trail at 7:30 AM sharp!  I look forward to seeing you for a great ride.

http://www.silvercometga.com/silver-comet-map/silver-comet- map.shtml

 

****Should it rain or look like rain this trip may be cancelled**** 

 

HELMET REQUIRED TO BE WORN - NO HELMET, NO BIKE RIDE


IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for your bike maintenance or repairs on the trail.  Please check your bike out the day before.


Required Items to Bring:

- a road bike or hybrid is most suitable for this ride

- helmet (Required to be worn during the ride - no helmet, no ride)

- water/gatorade or whatever quenches your thirst

- snacks along the way

- lunch or snack in Rockmart

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

- maintenance items you might need (spare tube, patches, air pump)

- bike gloves and bike carry pouch or light backpack

- dress according to weather

- camera

 


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

You can also check www.silvercometga.com and click on Polk then click on Rockmart.

Directions - Overview

  • Rockmart trail access is in the city of Rockmart in Polk County, Georgia

Hwy-278 is northwest of Atlanta, and runs east to west towards Alabama

Directions

  • Note: Highway-278 mile markers start over in every county
  • Go to MILE MARKER 27-28 on Hwy- 278 in Polk County
  • Between mile marker 27-28, you'll find
    • A signal tower
    • Coot's Lake
    • 4-way intersection (Hwy-278, Coot's Lake Rd, and Old Atlanta Hwy)
  • Turn towards the signal tower  onto OLD ATLANTA HWY
    • East-bound side of Hwy-278
    • Old Atlanta Hwy turns into Piedmont Ave
  • Go approximately 3.4 MILES on Old Atlanta Hwy/Piedmont Ave, and TURN LEFT ON ELM ST
    • Elm St is a 3-way red light
    • Across from Second Baptist Church, next to House of China
  • Go 0.5 MILES on ELM ST
  • Turn LEFT ON MARBLE ST, next to the Ace Hardware
    • You'll be in downtown Rockmart
    • Parking is available around the police station on the right
    • The Silver Comet and Riverwalk Park are behind the police station

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* 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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