Georgia cycling spots??

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  1. FLcycler20

    FLcycler20 New Member

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    Im trying to plan a 2-3 day cycling trip to Georgia over the summer to do some real climbing. i ride in Florida and theirs no real climbing spots here. so if anyone knows a good climbing location in Georgia i would greatly appreciate it.
     
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  2. Felt_Rider

    Felt_Rider Active Member

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    I live in the Atlanta area

    The most notable place is the gaps near Dahlonega, Georgia. There is a popular organized century call Six Gap that you can web search and if you can see the link below or sign up for a free account. This may help you dial into the probably the best area for climbs.

    http://www.strava.com/segments/770875

    Apart from the gaps there is Burnt Mountain and Fort Mountain that each are a single peak, but a nice loop can be made out of either.

    I live on the opposite side of town from the gaps so I have not been over there in a few years. Here are some of my rides that can be downloaded to use as a course in a gps device.

    4 Gap (short of the full six gap route) (Hog Pen is the most challenging climb in Georgia if you want to web search)
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/17873056

    Armuchee - Fouche Gap (short single climb, but a really nice route scenery wise. It goes through the Pocket, which a lot of cyclist like. It's fun and scenic in that stretch)
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/345461454

    Not many store options, but you can work in Amicalola Falls State Park and refill water bottles. They typically let cyclist enter for free to refill and use the rest rooms.
    Burnt Mt 72 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18158866
    Burnt Mt 57 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/17785620

    Jasper to Fort Mt (I really like this route and the love the Fort Mt climb)
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/70231682

    Brewery to Horn (Single short climb, but a nice route. You can park at the Budweiser Plant for many different routes)
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/297381999

    Visit my blog and you might find some other helpful information or ask here if you need to know more details about one of the routes I listed.
     
  3. FLcycler20

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    Thank you felt rider this is so much help!!
     
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