Live an active lifestyle in the River Valley.

Cycling

Chattahoochee Valley Area sorba

CVASORBA supports mountain bike advocacy, builds and maintains trails for multiple users, and serves as a resource for the mountain bike community.

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bicycle columbus

Bicycle Columbus is dedicated to improving conditions and providing a voice for people who bicycle for transportation and recreation in Columbus, Georgia.  

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columbus cycling club

 Provide support and guidance to individuals and groups wishing to organize bicycle related activities, events, classes, etc. 

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Active MidTown, Inc.

 

Run, walk, or cycle. Swim! Play tennis, baseball, softball or football.
Take a history tour, or enjoy a leisurely tree walk. Stay healthy and
enjoy the sights—in MidTown.
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sumter cycling

Sumter Cycling's mission is to promote cycling for enjoyment, transportation, fitness, and the environment. 

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brag (bicycle ride across Georgia)

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing affordable, family-oriented bicycle tours in and across the state of Georgia. 

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Georgia Bicycle Federation

SAME ROADS - SAME RIGHTS - SAME RULES ™

Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every road, just as do all other users. 

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GeorgiaBikes!

 Georgia Bikes works to improve bicycling conditions and promote bicycling throughout the state of Georgia.

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Tour De Georgia

Tour de Georgia was an international event was an annual, multi-day, professional cycling stage race that showcased one-of-a-kind towns and terrain of the Southeast. 

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pedestrians

Rungeorgia.com

List of upcoming races, marathons, and triathlons around the state of Georgia. 

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columbus road runners

The Columbus Roadrunners Club is a volunteer organization founded to promote the fun of running and physical fitness throughout Columbus and the surrounding areas. 

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georgiatrails.com

Maps of hiking trails across the state of Georgia. 

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AllTrails

The beauty of nature doesn’t need to be hard to find. Check out this collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence. Anytime. Anywhere. 

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Walk Georgia

With WalkGeorgia.org you can record all your physical activity, connect and engage your community for competition or fitness accountability, and discover new resources to stay healthy and active. 

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TrailLink

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. 

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Georgia Department of Transportation Cycling Maps

The Georgia DOT’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program incorporates a broad range of programs and initiatives throughout the state for cyclists, walkers, and visitors in Georgia. 

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museums and historic sites

Andersonville National Historic Site

The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.  

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COLUMBUS MUSEUM

The Columbus Museum brings American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley.  Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history, displayed in its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and educational programs. 

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GEORGIA COTTON MUSEUM

This museum is more than a collection of artifacts. It outlines the history of cotton and includes the slave issues and how their participation in the production of cotton contributed to the economy. 

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JIMMY CARTER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

A visit to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site provides an opportunity to explore the historic resources and rural southern culture that had an influence in molding the character and political policies of Jimmy Carter.

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NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM

With thousands of artifacts, monuments, interactive exhibits and video presentations on display, the National Infantry Museum is one of the nation’s leading military history destinations. 

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pASAQUAN

 At Pasaquan, St EOM incorporated both spiritual concepts from ancient cultures and futuristic ideas of levitation transportation. In the end, St. EOM was able to communicate the traditions of asaquoyanism to the viewers of the future with colorful, pluralistic designs that cover the entire site. 

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PORT COLUMBUS CIVIL WAR NAVAL CENTER

The National Civil War Naval Museum houses the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee, and much more.  Among our many artifacts, we have the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country 

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SAM Shortline

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage cars, you’ll enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today’s South. The SAM Shortline stops in quaint towns filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping. 

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WESTVILLE LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

Through exhibits, live interpretations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, you’ll be immersed in the history and spirit of the South, and the personal experiences of those who called the Pineywoods home.

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PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS

CALLAWAY GARDENS

Callaway Resort & Gardens offers four seasons of adventure, relaxation, and fun in Mother Nature’s breathtaking landscape. Take in the vibrant blossoms of Spring on over 2,500 spectacular acres, filled with hiking and bike trails and world-class golf. 

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COLUMBUS RIVERWALK

The RiverWalk is an outdoor 15-mile linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River.  It has become a recreational mecca for cyclists, runners, and those that just want to enjoy the natural beauty of the river.  

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GEORGIA VETERANS STATE PARK

With endless possibilities including camping, a model airplane flying field, an 18-hole Disc Golf course, the Veteran’s Museum, biking, kayaking, canoeing, a hummingbird and butterfly garden and three playgrounds you will want to stay for several days.  

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F.D. ROOSEVELT STATE PARK

At 9,049 acres, Georgia’s largest state park is a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven.  More than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23 mile Pine Mountain Trail, wind through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. 

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FLORENCE MARINA STATE PARK

This quiet park offers the perfect getaway for those who love water sports. It is adjacent to a natural deep-water marina with an accessible fishing pier, boat slips and boat ramp. Birders are likely to see herons, egrets and even bald eagles. 

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OXBOW MEADOWS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

The Center offers a view of the ecoregion  and provides access to samples of the area’s rich communities of plants and animals.   

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PROVIDENCE CANYON STATe PARK

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. 

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