Overnighting in Hiram or Smyrna -
Steve from Huntsville on 08/09/2010 10:57 AM
Planning on starting in either Piedmont or Cedartown and riding east. Are the motels easier to get to by bike in Hiram or Smyrna? Which is the better town overall to stay in? Can you safely get from the trailhead to downtown Atlanta by bike? I'm thinking not, so are there cabs or shuttles that will get you there? Any guidance will be helpful, thanks.
Terrapin Creek Lodge in Piedmont -
wendy from atlanta on 08/05/2010 10:07 PM
We went with our family a couple of summers ago and had a great time. the main house was very comfortable and all the outdoor seating gave so many great views of the creek and beautiful surroundings. it was a great adventure for us and our daughter. she loved riding in a boat with her dad!
Buckled pavement west of the Martin trailhead -
Webmaster on 07/31/2010 12:02 AM
Be alert for buckled pavement just west of the Martin trailhead
Webmaster on 07/31/2010 06:18 AM
That's by Cedartown, in the area of mile 53 to 54 - just to clarify.
Frankie's Italian Restaurant in Rockmart -
steve from atlanta on 06/11/2010 07:52 AM
Fankies is <1/10 from the comet, not 8 miles. Great food and people
Parking-East End -
Paulie from Knoxville on 05/23/2010 01:44 PM
I would like to do an end to end out and back and would need to leave my car from early one morn until the next afternoon. Any suggetions on overnight parking near the east end of the SC ?
Anonymous from smyrna on 06/08/2010 04:37 PM
Im looking for someone to do and end to end ride with. I live on the comet at mile 0.0 an have space in my driveway. Shoot me an email with your plans.
Terrapin Creek Lodge in Piedmont -
Alicia from Tahlequah on 05/21/2010 12:22 AM
WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO STAY! Having recently stayed a week at Terrapin Creek Lodge, I can HIGHLY recommend it. It is a WONDERFUL PLACE and GREAT VALUE. It is on a beautiful 5-acre property with magnificent views of the creek & mountains. The home is very well and lovingly done and high quality – with hand made furniture, art & accents. It has an extremely well equipped, large kitchen and a gorgeous huge dining room overlooking the creek. We watched canoers and wildlife sitting in the dining room and on the decks. We cooked hotdogs and s’mores on the fireplaces... It was a lot of fun to float Terrapin Creek – a real, secret treasure. We also took trips to Little River Canyon (just 30 minutes away) that was fun. We really enjoyed having old-fashioned fun – swinging on the swings over the creek, playing games at night.and spending quality time together. Terrapin Creek Lodge has to be one of THE best places to stay in Alabama or the South, hands down. What fun we had! We look forward to another stay at Terrapin Creek Lodge...
motels in Cedartown and Rockmart -
Steve on 05/12/2010 08:38 AM
there are several motels in Cedartown and Rockmart, but you don't list them. Was this an oversight or a conscious decision? I am thinking about doing an out and back section from Jacksonville to Cedartown with my family and would like to have a good place to stay overnight. Thanks.
Ray (webmaster) on 05/13/2010 05:32 AM
Sorry, technical problem, which is now fixed. You will now see lodging listings on both the Rockmart and Cedartown pages.
Does anyone know the hours for the Cedartown Depot -
Jigsawdiva on 05/05/2010 07:02 AM
Or the phone number? I can't find the number anywhere on the net. Thanks
Ray (webmaster) on 05/05/2010 10:19 AM
Yes, the phone is 770-748-2090. The hours are:
Closed occasionally for a one-hour lunch break, sometime between 11 and 2. Also closed sometimes on holidays.
I'll update the website listing to include this information.
Spring is here -
Me on 04/05/2010 07:46 PM
and the trail is calling
Anonymous on 04/05/2010 09:37 PM
Good time to ride - before the mosquitos get too big & mean!
trail open? -
Psychlist on 03/12/2010 07:03 AM
Is the trail fully open now (no longer closed from last fall's floods)?
Ray (webmaster) on 03/13/2010 09:26 AM
Yes, the whole trail is open. However, there is still damage on the sides of the trail around mile 16 (between Hiram and Dallas) and cyclists are asked to keep their speed under 10MPH in that area.
Keep an eye on the "Trail Conditions" section, about halfway down the home page of this website.