The River Valley region provides quality cycling opportunities for both routine travel and recreation.
In Columbus, the Riverwalk provides an excellent shared-use facility along the Chattahoochee River and connects several area attractions. On the other side of the Riverwalk you can also ride along the Trail of Tears which provides an exciting adventure for those interested in mountain biking. Gerald I. Lawhorn Canoe Base and Training Center offers great mountain biking trails as well.
The Columbus Fall Line Trace runs between the 14th Street pedestrian bridge in Uptown and Psalmond Road Recreation Center in Midland. It follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Norfolk Southern Railroad,
Flat Rock Park Mountain Bike Trail - The Flat Rock Trail consists of one large loop with sub-segments of which can be ridden independently. The segments have been combined to create 4 color-coded routes of varying lengths and difficulty level.
Because the area is well-suited for cycling activities, the region and surrounding communities host numerous events and rides, so be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events.
This Georgia Bike Sense serves as a guide to help both motorists and cyclists safely share the road and to help cyclists of all ages and skill levels better understand how to ride safely and legally on trails and roads in Georgia.
Read up on Georgia law on bicycles along with updates and recent legislation. Tips and tools for bicyclists and informational links about bicycle and pedestrian safety.
The Bicyclist Pocket Guide is produced and published by Georgia Bikes, Inc., a nonprofit organization promoting bicycling and working to improve bicycling conditions throughout Georgia.
Click here for Regional Resources on how to advocate for bicycling in your community!
Dressing to stay warm is critical to an enjoyable ride. Since you’ll warm up as your body works, layering is a good way to be able to adjust mid-ride. Here are items to consider:
Wearing bright clothing and using bicycle lights increase visibility in any conditions, but automobile drivers may also not expect to see cyclists riding in cold weather.
This often-overlooked maintenance item can improve your ride in any weather. Properly inflated tires have less road resistance and mean less pedaling work. Cold temperatures lower air pressure, so be sure to check this before you start.
Though you won’t sweat as much as in warm weather, you still need to stay hydrated. Putting warm water or energy drink in your bottle can help to warm you as well.
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