Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Southeast
Reload this Page >

Route Advice: Arkansas to Georgia coast

Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

Route Advice: Arkansas to Georgia coast

Old 12-03-14, 02:12 PM
Upgrading my engine
Thread Starter
DXchulo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alamogordo
Posts: 6,218
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Route Advice: Arkansas to Georgia coast

XC 2015 Full - A bike ride in Pescadero, CA

What do you guys think of this route? Anything that jumps out at you as unsafe?

I definitely want to start on the Talimena Byway (I've ridden some of the OK portion and I loved it.), but the finishing town isn't set in stone if you know of a safer route to Savannah, Jacksonville, or somewhere else.
DXchulo is offline  
Old 12-03-14, 04:22 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 187

Bikes: Pinarello Veneto

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
there is a lot of randonneuring activity in alabama, so check for routes with them.

i've looked over the middle part of georgia, and there are some historical things, like the mud canyons (national geographic list) and the FDR little white house, and the jimmy carter peanut farm. besides the northern georgia official state bicycle route,

i would take the southern tier, because i like riding the coastal areas. i rode it a few years ago. it was a very relaxing route in september.

if you are taking lots of stuff, you may be prepared to tour the okefenokee swamp, which is a special swamp, if you want to do the swamp boat or canoe touring.

savannah is one of my favorites. it has 3 or 4 inexpensive hostels. check on the internet for the big ship list, because the downtown has a nice place to view the big ships.

i was in jacksonville, and it has a nice downtown on the water, particularly if you get a good route into town, and stay at a hotel.
Lone is offline  
Old 12-04-14, 08:37 AM
Cat 6
Ex Pres's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mountain Brook, AL
Posts: 7,482
Liked 184 Times in 119 Posts
Your route from AR thru AL definitely avoids the hillier areas, and probably the higher traffic you would experience on a more northerly route. I've ridden more of the roads N and S of your route here, so I don't have first hand knowledge. My biggest concern on taking AL10 thru the state is large trucks (logging, etc) on a narrow road w/limited shoulders. I haven't driven much on AL10, and certainly not long distances on it, but that's my first recollection. I'm not even sure how you would check this out except from someone who lives near the route.
Ex Pres is offline  
Old 12-05-14, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 187

Bikes: Pinarello Veneto

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i see that you are taking a lot of highways, and i agree with Ex Pres that you should know about east coast roads without shoulders, since i think west coast roads have shoulders, and big ones.
Lone is offline  
Old 12-06-14, 12:36 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think the section through GA looks good except I would dip down after Waycross to Folkston on back roads to avoid as much of GA 520/US 82 as possible. It's four lane with a tiny shoulder. I like the idea of finishing at Jekyll Island rather than have to ride through Savannah or Brunswick.
7218 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
01-27-16 01:39 PM
03-27-14 08:07 AM
05-17-10 09:39 PM
02-15-10 11:02 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.