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Cool Mid Morning Social & Casual (10-15 MPH) Silver Comet Intermediate to Advanced Road Ride to Rockmart South Marble Coffee House & Back - Letís Spin!
|Event Location:||Silver Comet Rambo Trailhead - 279 Tucker Blvd, Dallas GA 30157|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 20 2021 10:00 am >> Sat, Mar 20 2021 1:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Mar 11 2021 11:30 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Mar 19 2021 12:00 pm|
|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:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
*****THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS RIDE*****
Social distancing and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations will be followed.
Event is subject to cancellation or rescheduling based on weather conditions & temperatures.
“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 South Marble Coffee House, and then indulge in a refreshing breezy ride back.
We will pedal at a moderate pace of around 10-15 mph or faster (You can pick and choose your own riding pace - fast, casual, leisurely, 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 Rockmart South Marble Coffee House (Popular rider destination & turn-around point), 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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