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Old 07-14-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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My wife and I, (recently retired) are looking to move to Georgia soon to escape the brutal Midwest winters. We are avid cyclists averaging about 160 miles/week and have hundreds of miles of paved trails to choose from here in central Iowa, that are only usable for maybe 7-8 months of the year. We have been down and ridden the Silver Comet Trail which is wonderful, and wonder are there other areas with paved trails at least 25-30 miles in length, preferably in the north half of Georgia? Also, how is cycling/car interaction on the back roads? My wife is worried that it maybe like the dukes of hazard or white lightning.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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My wife and I, (recently retired) are looking to move to Georgia soon to escape the brutal Midwest winters. We are avid cyclists averaging about 160 miles/week and have hundreds of miles of paved trails to choose from here in central Iowa, that are only usable for maybe 7-8 months of the year. We have been down and ridden the Silver Comet Trail which is wonderful, and wonder are there other areas with paved trails at least 25-30 miles in length, preferably in the north half of Georgia? Also, how is cycling/car interaction on the back roads? My wife is worried that it maybe like the dukes of hazard or white lightning.
Columbus has a huge cycling community. The river walk goes for over 25 miles and has zero car traffic. The dragonfly trail is good as well. Columbus is located in west central Georgia. Check out Columbus here https://visitcolumbusga.com/
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:24 AM
 
Location: The South
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Carrollton, Ga. has an 18 mile greenbelt trail around the city. Location is West Ga about 100 miles north of Columbus.
https://www.carrolltongreenbelt.com/
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:32 AM
 
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Thanks! the Columbus trail sounds great, though we hope to find a location nearer family in Canton. Will definitely make it a weekend destination though.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Thanks Southern man, we’ll checkout the Carrollton link. We like the fact that it is close to the Silver Comet too. We’re a little spoiled here in Iowa as all the abandoned railways crisis crossing our state were converted into bike trails over the last few decades. There are little towns every seven miles or so to fuel up and drink a cold one.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: The South
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Thanks Southern man, we’ll checkout the Carrollton link. We like the fact that it is close to the Silver Comet too. We’re a little spoiled here in Iowa as all the abandoned railways crisis crossing our state were converted into bike trails over the last few decades. There are little towns every seven miles or so to fuel up and drink a cold one.
The annual BRAG ride is a pretty big event.

https://www.brag.org/
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Carrollton would probably by the best choice if you want to be close to Canton and Silver Comet, but don't want to live in the North Atlanta metro suburban cities which have lots of biking infrastructure, but it's fairly disjointed and has tons of traffic.

Check out Rome too, it has some pretty good trails, and is close to Canton and SC.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:10 AM
 
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Silver Comet Trail, Northwest Georgia
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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Atlanta and Columbus are probably the best in the state for cycling oaths. Atlanta’s Beltline system is awesome. Columbus’ DragonFly system includes multiple connecting paths that add up to more than 60-miles of trails across the city.
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