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Annual Autumn Bike Ride & Lunch @Frankies: Rambo to Rockmart via Silver Comet
|Event Location:||Silver Comet Rambo Trailhead - 279 Tucker Blvd, Dallas GA 30157|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 18 2014 11:00 am >> Sat, Oct 18 2014 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Oct 2 2014 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 17 2014 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|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:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This is a thirty mile round trip bike ride that takes in many scenic and fall features of the Silver Comet. The Silver Comet is a paved rails-to-trail bike trail from Smyrna to the Alabama line.
Basically, we start at the Rambo Trailhead near Dallas, ride to Rockmart, have lunch at Frankies Restaurant, and then ride back.
Here is our trip:
Early on 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 pasture till we get to Rockmart. We will pass Coot's Lake on the way also.
We will end up at Rockmart at the Riverwalk Park near downtown where Frankies Restaurant is located. Once we fill up our bellies with a hearty lunch, we will meet outside the restaurant, take a group picture, and ride & roll back to where we started.
HELMET REQUIRED TO BE WORN - NO HELMET, NO BIKE RIDE
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