Road Bike North Georgia Guide Book

by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
Road Bike North Georgia  by Jim Parham

136pp/illus/maps
ISBN: 1889596043

This guide lists 25 of the best road rides in the mountains and valleys of North Georgia, just a couple hours from Atlanta. The rides range from 9 to 62 miles in length and are rated from easy to difficult. Each route description includes complete directions, cue sheet, elevation profile, riding time, road surface conditions, points of interest, services, and a detailed map.

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Trails from the "Road Bike North Georgia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.
... Preview: Berry College has the largest campus of any college in the world- close to 30,000 acres. Even with two campuses, there are plenty of wide open spaces left over. This ride takes you from the college ca ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Rome, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Almost every ride you can take out of Ellijay is bound to take you through an apple orchard or two. This one is no exception, as you'll pass through several orchards early on. Blackberry Mountain is t ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Ellijay, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: This route will take you from Ellijay to Blue Ridge and back through very scenic, rural mountain countryside. You'll ride through one little valley after another, both going out and coming in. The hil ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Ellijay, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 58
... Preview: This entire route follows a National Forest Scenic Byway. You'll pass alongside two wilderness areas and if you're feeling spry, you can ride to the top of Georgia's highest peak, Brasstown Bald. Yo ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Helen, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 47
... Preview: Starting in the midst of Ellijay's numerous apple orchards, this route progresses into a long and steep climb up and over Burnt Mountain. The views along the way are remarkable. Be sure to look over y ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Ellijay, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 38
... Preview: On this ride you'll always be going up or down, since there are few flat stretches. For the first seven miles you'll follow GA 52 as it dips and curves through the woods and crosses over the Chestatee ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A very pleasant ride as well as a trip through history -- be sure to take time to read the historical markers and look at the monuments. This route passes through quiet woods and traverses open battle ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Chickamauga, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: During the American Civil War the entire Chickamauga Valley was a buzz of activity as troops moved between Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga. This ride follows quiet roads as it leaves the ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Chickamauga, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: This ride starts with a short but steep climb up Corbin Hill. Take your time and absorb the beautiful view overlooking downtown Ellijay. Once up top, you'll ride through a big apple orchard, and depen ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Ellijay, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A nice valley ride that rolls along quiet, rural roads between Johns Mountain and Horn Mountain north of Rome. You'll pass a lot of small cattle farms on roads that are alternately open and shaded, wi ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Rome, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: Leaving Clayton, this route takes you out into one of Georgia's most remote valleys. To get there, you have to do a little climbing. You'll ride alongside small cow pastures, into dark woods and throu ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: A gorgeous and idyllic ride through McLemore Cove and the Upper Chickamauga Creek Valley formed by Lookout and Pigeon Mountains. You'll see horses, Longhorn cattle, old farmhouses, churches and stream ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Lafayette, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Starting at Berry College, you'll completely encircle Johns Mountain, north of Rome, on this route. First you'll ride up the green valley of Johns Creek all the way to the little community of Villanow ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Rome, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 62
... Preview: This ride completely encircles Georgia's Lake Burton and has many, many short ups and downs with the longest hill measuring a mile in length. Expect to use your full range of gears. You'll notice a sh ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: McLemore Cove is one of the most beautiful valleys in all of North Georgia. Formed by the meeting of Pigeon and Lookout Mountains, its cool green openness is scattered with horse and cattle farms. Gia ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Lafayette, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36
... Preview: Mount Yonah is a rugged, bald-faced mountain standing along in the valley between Cleveland and Helen. Its solitary prominence makes it easy to spot. You'll circle Yonah on this ride and there are onl ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Cleveland, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Old Georgia Highway 5 parallels the new four-lane Highway GA 515 for a number of miles south of Ellijay. This is a perfect example of how a new road can suck the life out of an older one. Riding along ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Ellijay, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The only shadows you'll see on this route are those of the Blue Ridge Mountain. (Read: this ride can be very hot in the summer.) From many points along the roadway you can see the wall of mountains lo ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Dahlonega, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: Half of this ride passes through rural mountain farm valleys and the other half goes alongside two of Rabun County's beautiful lakes. The valleys are sparsely populated with old country farmhouses and ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: On this route, you'll ride the rolling countryside around Georgia's "alpine" town of Helen. This unique village is a town completely transformed into a tourist attraction. All the buildings are constr ... From the guidebook "Road Bike North Georgia"
Helen, GA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18