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Sunday Afternoon Ride (Silver Comet Trail: Floyd Road to Drummond Trailhead and Back Again)
|Event Location:||Silver Comet Trail: Floyd Road Trailhead, Mableton, Georgia|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jan 12 2014 1:00 pm >> Sun, Jan 12 2014 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Jan 10 2014 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Jan 12 2014 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||Per Itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Matthew Ballard|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This will be a moderately paced ~14 mph event (Just to make sure our views on moderate align) event of 32.2 miles of the Silver Comet Trail. We will meet at the Floyd Road Trailhead (mile marker 4.2) in Mableton, Georgia, and set off for the Drummond Trailhead (mile marker 20.3) 16.1 miles out then 16.1 back to our cars. The plan is to take a 15 minute restroom / snack break at Dummond before returning.
Please be sure to check the condition of your bike prior to leaving for the event and perform any needed maintenance then. You will be responsible for your own on trail bike maintenance, though your Trip Leaders and other riders may be willing to offer assistance or advice. You will also be responsible for any maintenance resulting from any off trail experiences. The latter we recommend that anyone not on a mountain bike seriously consider avoiding.
Helmets are required for this event and your Trip Leaders reserve the ability to remove you from the event if you don't bring one and wear one or if your bike is not ready for a ride of this nature.
|How to Get There:|
The Floyd Road Trailhead is at mile marker 4.2 on the Silver Comet Trail.
Take I-285 to Exit 15, South Cobb Drive.
SOUTH COBB DRIVE is Hwy 280/Smyrna.
When you approach South Cobb Drive, HEAD OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER, away from the large smoke stack that's being torn down and toward the Cobb Civic Center, Chattahoochee Tech, and SR 280-North.
Go approximately 1.4 MILES, or 4 stop lights, to the large intersection of SOUTH COBB DRIVE, the EAST-WEST CONNECTOR, and CUMBERLAND PARKWAY.
TURN LEFT onto the East-West Connector.
Go approximately 5.5 MILES to the stop light at FLOYD ROAD (you'll pass under 3 bridges; Floyd Road is the 4th light past the 3rd bridge).
TURN LEFT onto Floyd Road (toward the WalMart shopping center).
Go approximately 0.7 miles and you'll cross the Silver Comet Trail (there is a stop light here).
Once you pass through the stop light at the SILVER COMET TRAIL, you'll see the Floyd Road Trailhead parking, Silver Comet Depot, and a convenience store immediately on your right.
We'll include an approximate meeting place in the reminder email.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
Rain in the forecast will not necessarily mean the event is cancelled, but watch your Inboxes as your Trip Leaders will make a determination should one be necessary.