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Old 03-15-08, 03:34 PM   #1
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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,
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Old 03-15-08, 05:52 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-24-08, 02:34 PM   #5
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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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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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