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    Need a bike vacation destination

    Hey gang. My wife and I just got road bikes and would like to head south from Ohio tomorrow to get in some beginner cycling in warmer weather. Anyone know of a good place to go break in our bikes? Ideally it would be somewhere with a bunch of paved greenways where the weather will be at least 60F.

    Any ideas are appreciated,
    Mui

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    Any of the Rails-to-Trails projects would be ideal.
    The Silver Comet Trail west of Atlanta is very nice, temps have been in 60's, but some rough weather last couple of days.
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    2 suggestions

    1. Silver Comer Trail. 100+ paved miles in GA and AL. Rockmart lodging about mid-trail

    2. Longleaf Trace. MS. 40+ paved miles. Hattiesburg to Prentiss. Lodging at both ends for two day out and back. Both trails have websites.

    http://www.longleaftrace.org/
    http://pathfoundation.org/index.cfm?...howSilverComet

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    Try the Hilton Head Island area.

    There are two good clubs:

    Kickin Asphalt Bicycle Club (Hilton Head) www.kickinasphalt.info

    Coastal Bicycle Touring Club (Savannah) www.cbtc.org/


    Contact them for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sedges View Post
    1. Silver Comer Trail. 100+ paved miles in GA and AL. Rockmart lodging about mid-trail

    2. Longleaf Trace. MS. 40+ paved miles. Hattiesburg to Prentiss. Lodging at both ends for two day out and back. Both trails have websites.

    http://www.longleaftrace.org/
    http://pathfoundation.org/index.cfm?...howSilverComet

    I would put a big second on both of those. My wife and I have ridden both trails in April after coming out of hibernation in Chicago. We plan to go back to the Silver Comet Trail this year the end of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higgit View Post
    Try the Hilton Head Island area.

    There are two good clubs:

    Kickin Asphalt Bicycle Club (Hilton Head) www.kickinasphalt.info

    Coastal Bicycle Touring Club (Savannah) www.cbtc.org/


    Contact them for more info.
    Take it from a local, those aren't good clubs for a vacation. Kickin' Asphalt just wants your money. CBTC is a long tour orientated club. Hilton Head is bike path hell. Plenty of bike paths, but loaded with rental beach cruisers.
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