Whether on a road or on a mountain trail, riding a bicycle is a fun and healthy activity, and it's a great way to explore Georgia. On this episode we join a number of bike enthusiasts as they see the state from the unique vantage point of a bike.
First, Georgia Outdoors visits Up the Creek Without a Pedal, an annual bike ride in Rome that offers something for cyclists of all skill levels. We'll also check in with the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign and take a fun ride around the city. We explore a few mountain biking trails as well. All this and more!
The Coosa Valley Cycling Association, or CVCA for short, is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to both serious and recreational cycling.
The mission of the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign is to make it safer and easier to ride a bike around Atlanta. They work to create programs that overcome the barriers to biking, educate the public on how to share the road safely, and build community among cyclists.
Mistletoe State Park
Located on 72,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation. It is just one of the 63 parks and historic sites in Georgia.
Harris Neck NWR was established in 1962. It consists of 2,824 of saltwater marsh, grassland, mixed deciduous woods and cropland. It is just one of the ten Wildlife Refuges in Georgia.
Located near Elijay, Carters Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities which including camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, mountain biking and hunting.
Southern Offroad Biking Association
The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast. Through advocacy, education, and recreational opportunities, SORBA carries out its mission to promote land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun, and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.
Mountain Biking Georgia, by Alex Nutt