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Bike, Hike, Bike: Stone Mountain Trail from the Carter Center

The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Sport
Event Location: Atlanta, GA   Multi-Sport: Bike, Hike, Bike: Stone Mountain Trail from the Carter Center  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 31 2012  10:00 am >> Sat, Mar 31 2012 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 5 2012 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 30 2012 3:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:35 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jon Miner
Paula Schubert
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is going to be a little different from your normal bike ride.  We are going to ride to Stone Mountain from the Carter Center and then hike to the summit.  We'll ride 16 miles each way (32 total miles) from the Carter Center to Stone Mountain Park at a 10 to 12 mph modest pace.   We'll ride through Candler Park, Decatur, Avondale Estates, Clarkston and Stone Mountain village and park.  Once we reach Confederate Hall at Stone Mountain Park, we will lock up the bikes and hike a total of around 2 miles to the top of Stone Mountain where we will have lunch.  After lunch, we will hike back down to Confederate Hall, pick up our bikes and head back to the Carter Center.

Note: This ride will have 1 or 2 stops and we will also be traveling on open roads for about 3 miles each way, so we will be staying together as a group during the ride.  All riders are expected to obey all traffic laws while participating.  Also there are rest rooms at Stone Mountain Park, but facilities along the route are limited.

Trail map:  

Required Items to Bring:
Bike - Hybrid or Road


Hiking Shoes/Sneakers

Spare Tire Tube
Bike Lock

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trail Snacks
Portable Air Pump
Tools to change tube

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carter Center, 998 Madeira Ave, Atlanta, GA GPS: 33.76855 N, -84.35479 W


  • From the North or South, take Interstate 75/85 to exit 248C, Freedom Parkway. Follow the signs to the Carter Center.
  • From the East or West, take Interstate 20 to the Moreland Avenue North exit, following Moreland Avenue north approximately two miles to Freedom Parkway. Turn left on Freedom Parkway, and follow the signs to the Carter Center.
  • We'll park in the NE corner of the Carter Center parking lot (address and coordinates above, photo below). 

  • Notes:
    - You MUST be able to perform your own bike maintenance should you have any mechanical issues.
    * We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
    *Note: This event will only occur if the weather is appropriate for biking and hiking.  If the event needs to be cancelled the Trip Leader will notify via Email as soon as possible prior to the event start time.