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Rockmart to Alabama and back on the Silver Comet

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Rockmart Trailhead - Riverwalk Park   Bike: Rockmart to Alabama and back on the Silver Comet   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 1 2021  8:00 am >> Sun, Aug 1 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 26 2021 7:41 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 31 2021 9:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:48 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike S
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a 48 mile round trip bike ride from the Rockmart trail head to Georgia/Alabama State Line and back.  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.  We plan to stop at the State Line for snack/lunch.

Please arrive a little early to prepare for the ride and make introductions before we hit the trail. I look forward to seeing you for a great ride. map.shtml


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



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 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


  • 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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