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Old 08-05-13, 11:04 AM   #1
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25-30 Mile Ride - North Fulton / South Forsyth Counties, Georgia

Anyone out there have a nice, straight forward, scenic ride in the listed counties? Away from the craziness of our overall Atlanta metroplex traffic?

New to the area...and hoping to find something!

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The Big Creek Greenway is 17 miles out and back, and pleasant if you can stand the multi-use path traffic. Further south the area around Riverside Drive is very popular with groups - check Strava in that area. I mostly ride local streets in amongst the metroplex traffic craziness.

They talk of the "Six Gap" route, in the foothills north of Lake Lanier, which would be worth looking into.
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Hi...thanks! I live very near Riverside, so I do it quite frequently...and have probably put 600 miles on the Greenway...both are fantastic! Looking to branch out a bit...and wow...it is crazy in this particular area. Have you tried the Northern part of the Greenway, up off McFarland Parkway...I hear it is a lot of boardwalk, which makes for a rough ride...

I have heard of Six Gaps...scares me to death, as I am NOT a climber!!!! :-)

I love living in Alpharetta..and would love to commute to work...but...two major roads are in my way...Holcomb Bridge and Windward Parkway...I am not brave enough for either of them.

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The Big Creek Greenway is 17 miles out and back, and pleasant if you can stand the multi-use path traffic. Further south the area around Riverside Drive is very popular with groups - check Strava in that area. I mostly ride local streets in amongst the metroplex traffic craziness.

They talk of the "Six Gap" route, in the foothills north of Lake Lanier, which would be worth looking into.
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Hi...thanks! I live very near Riverside, so I do it quite frequently...and have probably put 600 miles on the Greenway...both are fantastic! Looking to branch out a bit...and wow...it is crazy in this particular area. Have you tried the Northern part of the Greenway, up off McFarland Parkway...I hear it is a lot of boardwalk, which makes for a rough ride...

I have heard of Six Gaps...scares me to death, as I am NOT a climber!!!! :-)

I love living in Alpharetta..and would love to commute to work...but...two major roads are in my way...Holcomb Bridge and Windward Parkway...I am not brave enough for either of them.
I've been on the Forsythe portion (McFarland) a few times but there really is a lot of boardwalk which is a little unpleasant IMO.

Windward Pkwy isn't as bad as it looks, but you're right an alternate route would be better, if it existed. Maybe someone will show up here that knows of some less stressful routes in the area. I'll ride around the Windward Lake area sometimes, pretty much at random, because the neighborhoods and traffic are more laid back. Pretty hilly, even close to the lake.
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I live in Johns Creek. I've done Six Gap, the Greenway (Alpharetta/Roswell), and cycled around this area. I would say the least stress free and most scenic (if you are not a climber) is through Milton, otherwise the Gaps are beautiful!

Here is one ride through Milton: http://app.strava.com/activities/71853735
Another: http://app.strava.com/activities/72107776
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Thanks SempreCycling...I will check out the Strava routes!

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I live in Johns Creek. I've done Six Gap, the Greenway (Alpharetta/Roswell), and cycled around this area. I would say the least stress free and most scenic (if you are not a climber) is through Milton, otherwise the Gaps are beautiful!

Here is one ride through Milton: http://app.strava.com/activities/71853735
Another: http://app.strava.com/activities/72107776
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