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Is there a way to do a 'Personal' Email Msg?
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RegularJoe from Buford on 03/31/2019 09:33 AM
Hello all - On this forum do we have a way to do a Personal Email Message?
I apologize if the function is here and I have over looked it.
Reason I am inquiring is because the ability to do a Personal Message could be helpful so that all the Strings/Topics can easily stay ONLY :- )'On Topic.' - Many thx.

 
Ray (webmaster) on 04/01/2019 06:39 AM
Unfortunately there is no way to send private message through the forum. As an open forum, all communication is through simply posting.

I appreciate your concerns about staying on-topic, but we're pretty tolerant of any topics related to cycling. Your other discussion on teh forum is not a problem.

Happy trails!

 
RegularJoe from Buford on 04/01/2019 12:09 PM
Thank you Sir.
Plus ....
THANK you for all you have and are, as well as :- ), anticipate doing to keep this site working so well.


Silver Comet Trail marker program
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Ray (webmaster) on 02/06/2019 07:57 AM
Cobb expands Silver Comet Trail marker program

Cobb County is expanding its Emergency Locator Marker program to the Silver Comet Trail.

Cobb is the first county in Georgia to use the trail markers that are designed to direct rescuers more quickly to 911 calls from a trail.

While the SCT project is underway, the markers are coming to more trails this year.

“We have signs that are going up on all trails that are approximately a quarter-mile apart,” said Cobb County Police Park Ranger Sgt. Dave Ablashi in a county statement.

“There is an eight-digit number; and when you call 911 and give that location, it doesn’t just show up as a place on a trail. It actually shows up like a home address or business address, and it puts it on the responder’s map on a computer,” Ablashi explained.
...

Full article: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/cobb-expands-silver-comet-trail-marker-program/mf87LBGvB7AzNIS9IXGUbI/

Source: AJC


Shuttle
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Joe M from Houston on 09/10/2018 11:47 AM
60 plus couple plan to ride Chief Ladiga Trail a second time at a leisurley rate in one day Looking for shuttle since we don't want to try the 60 miles plus miles. Question was asked in older messages but didn't see any answers. Could not find any recent mention of shuttles.


Future trail extension
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Ray (webmaster) on 09/08/2018 08:08 AM
New CSX lease addresses passenger rail, Silver Comet

"... CSX also agreed to abandon more than two miles of unused rail to be converted into an extension of the Silver Comet Trail in exchange for $10. ..."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Full article:
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/new-csx-lease-addresses-passenger-rail-silver-comet/CusA2GMHVV8QpwsP5s30uK/


Looking for someone to ride the trail with me
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Arree Williams from Canton, MS on 06/16/2018 11:27 AM
I'm on vacation from May 25th to July 8th. I'm looking for someone or a group to ride the trail during this timeframe. I would like to start in GA and ride to Anniston. E-mail me if you're interested. Thanks!


Bike rentals now available in Hiram
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Ray (webmaster) on 06/14/2018 07:38 AM
Hiram retailer invests in Paulding bicycle rentals for trail users

"...users of the Silver Comet Trail have a Paulding County outlet for renting bikes and receiving minor repairs for the first time this decade.

Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram recently reopened a long-shuttered building adjacent to the trail’s Hiram trailhead for use as a bike rental and trail snacks outlet..."

Full story: http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/west_georgia/business/hiram-retailer-invests-in-paulding-bicycle-rentals-for-trail-users/article_b50f4296-6e96-11e8-bf3f-0ba85ab70770.html

(Source: West Georgia Neighbor newspaper online)


Piedmont
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Radmann from Inwood WV on 06/05/2018 04:13 PM
what is the exact distance to between piedmont and cedartown? the mileage chart lists it at about 24 miles but the listed at 38 miles to Cedartown to Piedmont or vice versa when looking at the town link itself. I googled the distance via 278 and it is 25 miles. The trail distances can vary but your link has as I stated above 38 miles and 24 miles. can you correct this. also there appears to be nothing between Piedmont and Cedartown except the Chief Ladiga campground which I assume has potable water and a local Pure gas station/store.

 
Radmann from Inwood WV on 06/05/2018 04:20 PM
I rode the Silver Comet Trail in Oct while visiting my sister in Athens GA-80 miles east of Smyrna. Loved it. looking forward to doing it on the 8th of June. concerned about issues of safety. I ma used to riding long distances and on trails but I am in the mountains so even hot summers are cooler in the mountains. We have had nothing but rain the past few weeks with temps in the 60s and 70's. cool for even here almost 600 miles north. I have ridden the Great Allegheny Passage and C &O Canal towpath form Pittsburgh to D.C in one trip. 335 miles.

 
Anonymous on 06/06/2018 02:08 PM
The mileage chart is correct. I mapped out the whole trail on Ride With GPS. It is 23.9 miles between Main St. in Cedartown and Center St. in Piedmont ...which is where the Solid Rock Cafe is. From what I've read you don't want to miss that. Unfortunately my trip was cut short by bad weather. I didn't get to ride that section. But my thorough research agrees with yours. There is nothing in between. That local Pure gas station/store may be wishful thinking on your part. I was planning to stay at Chief Ladiga campground, but the idea of waiting out a 40° rainy day in a tent deterred me. They don't have electricity or water hook-ups at the sites ...but I'm sure they have potable water at the restrooms/showers.


Rockmart 5k
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Ray (webmaster) on 05/15/2018 10:48 AM
Signups are underway now to take part in a 5K Fun Run and 1 mile walk coming up on June 16 at 9 a.m., starting at the Silver Comet Trailhead in Rockmart. Contact theloseys@gmail.com to learn more and register.

Source: http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/polk_standard_journal/news/local/standard-journal-area-calendar-of-events-from-the-wednesday-may/article_51ec0e08-56cf-11e8-a6bc-a7be148a50a3.html


Connecting Silver Comet With Atlanta Beltline
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Ray (webmaster) on 05/04/2018 09:24 AM
Connect The Comet Sees Progress In Mission To Connect Silver Comet With Atlanta Beltline

"... Cobb County’s government has listed a 3.4-mile Silver Comet Trail extension as part of a list of trail initiatives at CobbTrailPlan.com. The extension would bring the trail inside I-285 and nearly to Moore’s Mill Road in Atlanta.

Full article:
http://cobbcountycourier.com/2018/05/connect-the-comet-sees-progress-in-mission-to-connect-silver-comet-with-atlanta-beltline/

Source: Cobb county Courier


Trail conditions on Alabama side
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RW on 04/05/2018 10:38 PM
I just want to update the trail conditions from the Georgia State Line to Michael Tucker Park, Anniston, AL.

There are many more root problems that will increase in severity with time and inattention. The ones listed below are the more serious and warrant this warning.

There are serious bumps from root growth below the asphalt between the following mile markers in Alabama:

2

4 to 5.5

7.5 to 8.5

10 to 10.5

15 to 19

The roots have pushed the surface up in some places two to three inches, creating a surprise that can catch both cyclist and hikers off guard and result in injury in an isolated area.


Splits in surface from ground movement (large enough to trap a narrow tire):

0.5 to stateline

Sand and mud accumulation (narrow tire hazard):

1


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SwtHomeAla from Jacksonville on 03/22/2018 09:44 PM
There is also a WalMart just up from the Henry Farms mile marker. It's a straight shot from there. Subway and Deli inside for meals. Taco Bell out front.


Hole in Trail around mile marker 38 in Rockmart
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Tom Simcox from Smyrna, GA on 04/03/2017 09:29 AM
There is a water meter embedded in the trail around mile marker 39 in front of Haney Farm and Ranch, Inc. The water meter is recessed in the trail surface resulting in a sharp concrete lip surrounding the meter that is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep. Last weekend I hit this thing and got not one but two flat tires as a result of hitting it! I went back a week later and looked at it and took pictures and noted that the top of the hole is worn away and jagged from so many people hitting it. As a result, I am sure I am not the first to hit this hole and perhaps get flat tires. I think this needs a metal plate installed over the top. Does anyone know the best resource to forward this recommendation to, including pictures? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Tom

 
Anonymous on 04/14/2017 03:43 PM
I'm sure you've already checked, but maybe the Haney Farm & Ranch or Haney Powersports can point you in the right direction. Rockmart? Polk? Sorry you had to TOFTT.

 
DirtyShoulder on 10/31/2017 01:58 PM
The hole is still there as of 10/27/2017, it's painted orange so it's a little visible but still could take someone out. For the record it's on the right side headed towards Atlanta (East). Thanks for making this post since I was looking out for it after reading this before leaving.


Murderous stretch from Rockmart to Cedartown
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RKM from Silver Spring, MD on 09/15/2012 11:58 AM
I just finished riding the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trails. I drove down from Washington DC to ride it. I had a wonderful time riding since the weather was slightly hot, but not overwhelmingly so and my daughter accompanied me as a sag wagon, should I need one. Thanks to not having any rain or bike breakdowns, I rode the entire stretch from Smyrna to Anniston.
The only challenge on the trip occurs between Rockmart and Cedartown where the blogs and websites warn of some hilly terrain that can be tiring. Let me correct that impression. These are reclaimed highways designed for Chevys and Fords for 12 miles. There are a dozen hills of at least 1/2 mile that are, without Lance Armstrong's steroids, impossible to climb on your bike. It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to go about 7 miles. I walked my bike up half the hills and rested for 20 minutes each at the top of three of them. No one anywhere warns you sufficiently about this stretch. This is a conspicuous and dangerous riding section that the fine people in Georgia tend simply to not say a thing about. I almost died on this stretch. After my heart attack a year ago, I was not ready for this challenge, and I emailed my relatives immediately to sue the state for their conspicuous avoidance of a sufficient warning of this dangerous stretch.
My guess is that most of you already know this section exists because in my 2 and 1/2 hours only two other riders passed me. I suspect those of you from the area simply ride west from Cedartown instead of east and those in Rockmart merely head east (only) to avoid it. But those of us coming from out of state are trapped by this section without warning.
Did anyone else out there suffer from these misleading messages that fail to warn anyone of what tremendous difficulty is involved in this stretch of road (it's not a trail)?

 
SRR from Marietta, GA on 09/24/2012 07:26 AM
An apt description of that stretch. The SCT is a meandering trail for the most part and is only of fairly moderate difficulty, however, and I have never made it a secret when telling others about it, that 12 miles, as noted above, is Difficult. Not for the big shot riders, of course, but for the average rider, which is about 98%, it's a test. Yes, many go west from Cedartown or east from Rockmart, that's the easier thing to do. I remember my travails the first time I did this stretch and while not walking I was certainly spinning. Also, this 12 miles is situated nearly in the 'middle' of the Anniston to Smyrna ride and is s big psychological hurdle for the average rider as they get nearer, and nearer, this stretch. It is enjoyable though, and makes the SCT more, er...'interesting'...:-)

Also, that stretch is out in the 'boondocks' so one will see relatively few riders along this area. I would always suggest a buddy if doing the full stretch from Symrna to Anniston, or simply through this 12 mile stretch.

 
David from Buford Ga on 09/30/2012 09:10 PM
Your description is the best of the Alps section of the SCT. We stopped to rest on one of the benches and scrawled by an obviously weary hand stated THIS PART SUX. Compared to most of the SCT how hilly is the Chief Ladiga trail.

 
Steve H from Pelham, AL on 11/01/2012 01:05 PM
The Chief Ladiga is flat, flat, flat. Since it is entirely an old railway, very slight grades here and there. Going east, you won't hit a real grade until you get to Cedartown. Planning on riding the SCT from Cedartown to Dallas this weekend. Your description makes me a little nervous.

 
renegadetenor from denver on 02/18/2013 10:12 PM
Though I have not ridden it, a person is responsible for knowing what kind of condition he is in, and besides those kind of hurdles are part of the adventure. Try riding across "flat" Nebraska, with an incessant headwind.

 
Richard C Beck from Conyers, GA on 12/24/2013 08:59 PM
The hilly portion is there as a detour because... that part of the old Silver Comet RR is still active with trains on it. So it's best to have a low gear of less than 36 gear inches(G.I.). See sheldonbrown.com

 
Davo from Menlo on 12/28/2013 06:59 PM
As a 52 year old beginner, I expect the worst, and hope for flat ground. When I rode down the hill, I wondered why there was a bench half way down, I was wrong, the bench was half way up, for a reason. I made the ride without stopping until I reached the top. I rested with the 20 year olds who were tired also. If you wish only for flat ground, get a stationary bike.

 
Gene from Indiana on 02/14/2014 12:35 AM
You want flat ground, try riding the Cowboy Trail in northern Nebraska. (www.bikecowboytrail.com) You can ride from one county road to the next and it will show you what the whole trail is like. Warning: they have the Texas goathead sandburr and it is attracted to bicycle tires. It went through my Kevlar tires on my Burley trailer.

 
Ed skater from Sarasota on 04/28/2014 03:36 PM
Give me a break, sue because it was to hilly? I am 50 and road/walked it on my longboard skateboard in the 188 mile 3 day stage race that goes the whole length of the Chief Ladiga and the silver comit trail and back. Damn sue happy USA nothing should be a challenge/adventure. I say to you stay at home next time.

 
Radmann from Inwood , WV on 09/17/2017 06:15 PM
IF it took you 2 1/2 hours to go 7 miles due to the hill(s) then you might consider NOT riding at all and sticking to a gym or simply ride flat trails. The Washington & Old Dominion trail (in your area)has hills and dozens of crossings making it a challenge of sorts. I hate losing momentum while riding. I live in West Virginia where we have LOTS of hills.

 
Anonymous on 09/27/2017 02:45 AM
This I over Garbage Hill dumb ass. Dah go sue your own ignorant stupid ass for not researching data.


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pk from Memphis on 09/20/2017 05:13 PM
hello. my buddy and I are planning to ride the CL and SC trail starting on oct 19 through the weekend we did this a few yrs ago. I am wondering if anybody knows if there was damage on the trail from Hurricane Irma? damage that hasn't been repaired or can not be repaired? thanks

 
JH from Orange Park, FL on 09/24/2017 03:08 PM
Hope you get some answers. I'd like to know too.

 
bm from Alpharetta on 09/25/2017 12:48 AM
There were no issues with the SCT trail from mile 0 to mile 52 (cedartown), and likely no problems that i've from that to the state line. As to CL, i wouldn't know. You can see where a number of trees fell down, but those have been cut up.


Chief Ladiga/Anniston shuttle options
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AgentOrange90 from Mableton, Ga on 08/13/2017 06:49 PM
I really want to bike from Esom Hill trail head to the Chief Ladiga trailhead in Anniston, AL. I can handle 30 miles but don't think I would be able to make it back. I am curious if there are any Uber options in Anniston where you can get a lift with your bike back to Esom Hill. I may drive out to Anniston and bike a bit of the trail out there; then scout out the taxi companies or other transportation options. I figure I may be able to find a local there and pay them gas & transport fee for lift back to Esom Hill.

 
new peddler on 08/24/2017 02:33 PM
Did you find a taxi service or uber driver?


Know of any 'scheduled' group rides on SCT ?
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RJ from Sugar Hill, GA on 03/05/2017 11:30 AM
Does anyone know of any 'group' rides, which would be 'open to the public,' that are planned this spring or summer on the Silver Comet?

 
BM from Alpharetta, GA on 03/28/2017 04:49 PM
Try meetup.com and look for something called Silver Comet Trail Cycling. They started last fall; they had a few rides. Appears to be just regular riders and not the speed demons.

 
RJ on 03/28/2017 08:55 PM
Thank you BM ... found it & joined.

 
JA from Acworth on 04/09/2017 10:36 AM
No luck with meet up. Any other information pertaining to casual group rides? Don't enjoy riding solo.

 
B M from Alpharetta, GA on 07/20/2017 07:20 PM
https://www.meetup.com/Silver-Comet-Trail-Biking/


Overnight trail head parking and camping
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Dave from Slagle on 07/10/2017 10:25 AM
Hi all. I was planning an overnight trip in the next couple weeks starting at Camp Highland Rd in Smyrna near the Smyrna Bicycles. Is the little parking lot along the road a good place to leave a car overnight (relatively speaking)? It looks like it was probably built for the trail users. Also, has anyone stayed at the Chief Ladiga Campground in Piedmont AL? Was thinking about staying the night there, and heading back the next day. Appreciate any info you have. Thanks!


trail closures
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Americamper from Anniston on 06/29/2017 11:41 PM
Anyone know if there are any current trail closures on any part of the Silver Comet Trail?


Trail Trip
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TM from Dalton GA on 12/13/2016 06:26 PM
I plan to ride the trail from end to end , I have ridden the Silver Comet Trail from begining to Rockmart and back in 1 day, no hils at all, I see there are hills from the other side of Rockmart to Cedartown, how hard are they? I will train before I make this ride to make but I want to make it in 12hrs. what do you think! P.S. I am not a professional rider.

 
jenny from chattanooga on 01/15/2017 08:09 PM
the hills are tough-- short but steep-- but they're only in a 4-5 mile segment with some flat areas in between hills. since it's on the trail, it's easy to pull over and catch your breath if needed. i'm a recreational rider and made it fine (but not without sweat and cursing)!

 
Deegie from Jefferson TX on 02/22/2017 01:47 PM
my husband and I did Smyrna to the line and back for 123 miles and were on the bikes 10 hours. trashmore mountain is a bad boy all right! I only cried once :) have fun! we are prepping to do a 2 days 200 mil out and back in the spring!

 
BM from Alpharettaa on 04/19/2017 08:48 PM
TM...are you still planning to do this this year? Alone? I'm training for it as well. Let me know and I'll send contact info.

 
Walter from Atlanta on 06/23/2017 09:23 PM
I rode the stretch from Rockmart to the Chief Ladiga trail head. I didn't think the Trashmore mt section was too terrible. I seem to remember it even had swtichbacks which made it easier. I seem to remember a huge downhill stretch after this that seemed to go on for a few miles. I have riden the entire trail and the Rockmart to Cedartown stretch to me is by far the best.

 
Arvind Krishna from Atlanta on 06/25/2017 09:49 PM
I plan to do it one-way - from Atlanta to Anniston. Is there any way to bring my bike back on any vehicle. I found that Amtrak in this route does not have the facility to carry the bike.


Maximum quad width on Silver Comet Trail
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JB from Calhoun on 05/22/2017 10:52 AM
What is the maximum width of trikes or quads on the trail due to the bollards (posts) that keep cars off the trail? My wife & I are thinking about getting a side-by-side quad but fear it will not fit between the posts. Some of the quads range from 38 to 55 inches wide. Anybody know a good source for these? We've read about Rhoads Car, Quadracycle LLC, etc.
Thank you.


Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont
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Clarke33 from Huntsville on 04/09/2017 10:01 AM
Great place to start your ride from. Eddie and all the volunteers that staff the welcome center are very warm and friendly and offer a great place to stop if riding from another part of the trail. Bathrooms outside and one inside that has a shower to use if you bring a towel. I ride the CL/SC every few weeks and highly recommend this stop.

 
RJ from Sugar Hill, GA on 04/09/2017 01:49 PM
Good info Clark. - Many thanks


Smyrna to Anniston
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Smyrna to Anniston on 03/29/2017 02:52 PM
Are any parts of the trail closed


The Bricks on South Marble in Rockmart
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Rob from Knoxville, TN on 03/19/2017 08:00 PM
According to Google Search this location is closed. The link on the page is NSF.


lodging at Coots Lake
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Suzy L from Lagrange, GA on 09/13/2016 08:57 PM
Does anyone know of lodging at Coots Lake Beach Trailhead

 
Anonymous on 03/03/2017 04:39 PM
About 1 mile west of Coots Lake .....
http://www.therockrvpark.com/
A few miles further west is Rome ....
http://www.romegeorgia.com/lodging.html

 
Anonymous on 03/03/2017 08:35 PM
My apologies ... I just posted that ' "Rome" was a few miles further west.' I had intended to say that "Rockmart" was few miles further west. Sorry for that error on my part. Thx.


Coot's Lake
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Carol Maher from Cartersville, GA on 02/22/2017 09:10 AM
Coot's Lake, One of many beautiful places along the Silver Comet trail. Another 3 miles to the East and you enter the Brushy Mtn. Tunnel.


Where can I camp
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Andy on 01/15/2017 11:14 AM
looking for good spot near aniston


Rockmart
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Anonymous on 11/01/2016 07:37 PM
Great lunch available at Soli's Soups, Salads and Sandwiches. Try the chicken salad and pimento cheese. Short distance off the trail in downtown.


Disability access
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Respecthelect from FL on 09/14/2016 09:16 PM
Is a sub-50cc mobility-scooter allowed on the trail? Florida treats sub-50cc scooters similar to bicycles, in that they can drive on sidewalks and license plates are optional. Have read Georgia law and it likewise treats sub-50cc scooters like bicycles - in their own separate category. Mine has Florida handicap plates (service-connected disability). Family is planning to bike the trail and I'd like to tag along, if it's allowed?


lodging at Don Williams
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Suzy L from Lagrange, GA on 09/13/2016 08:59 PM
Does anyone know of lodging at Don Williams Trail Head?


hiking on the silver comet and lodging
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SuzyL from Lagrange on 09/13/2016 08:55 PM
Does anyone know of lodging close to the Florence Road Trailhead?


Piedmont Trailhead / Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont
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MHG from BIRMINGHAM on 08/07/2016 04:39 PM
Piedmont is the best access point for the trail. After a long ride, you can shower and change clothes at the Eubanks Welcome Center before your drive home. What a plus. Thanks!!


Motel
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Trudy on 07/04/2016 01:19 PM
Are there any nearby motels that will let us bring our bikes inside for the night?

 
Trevor on 07/04/2016 10:55 PM
Which town?

 
Anonymous on 08/04/2016 01:43 PM
We've stayed at many hotels from budget to 4-star and have never been told we couldn't take our bikes to the room.


Frankie's Italian Restaurant in Rockmart
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Brett from Marietta, GA on 07/30/2016 10:43 PM
Unfortunately they closed last year.


Smyrna
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Day from Memphis on 06/12/2016 10:02 PM
Can anyone suggest a hotel in Smyrna that is close to the trail or at least one you do not have to travel on a busy highway to reach?


Amtrak station in Atlanta/ hills
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Teresa from Kearney, mo. on 04/05/2016 07:44 PM
Does anyone know how close the Amtrak station in Atlanta is to the trail in Smyrna? Or any shuttles that could transport us? Want to ride from Smyrna to Anninston and take the train back to Atlanta.
And I can't get a sense of this trail on hills. Is it hilly? Or just in a certain area?

 
Joy from Atlanta, Georgia on 05/15/2016 10:48 AM
Hi! The Amtrak station is located in Buckhead and about a 30 minute drive to the Silver comet trailhead. You might be able to get a taxi/uber. The trail is very flat because it was an old railway.

 
JonathanL from East Cobb, GA on 06/07/2016 01:59 PM
First, the Amtrak station is about 30 minutes drive from the Silver Comet Trailhead at Mavell Rd. You will, however, have issues because you cannot bring a bike on board at Anniston as they don't have baggage handling service at Anniston at this time. SO, your bike would have to fold down to be of carry-on size. Unfortunately, rail service WITH your bike is not feasible to/from Anniston. You could, however, do what I did and park your vehicle in Anniston and then ride Amtrak back the day or 2 before your ride.

Second, the trail is flat as it was built on a railbed. It does have slight (very slight) inclines and declines but nothing of note. There is, however, one VERY notable exception. The section from Grady Road to the Cedartown Depot (roughly 5-6 miles long) is very hilly. When you traverse this section, pay very close attention to the signs and markings on the trail. There is one downhill section that has a sharp curve at the end that will catch you off-guard if you are not careful.


shuttle from either end
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Mark Jones from Knoxville, TN on 04/27/2016 03:48 PM
My friend and I will be cycling the entire trail one-way Memorial Day weekend 2016 (2 days Sat. 28th /Sun 29nd),can start from either end ... seeking a shuttle if anyone knows of a service ... or someone willing to exchange vehicles and drive/meet half-way on Sun.29th or Mon.(30th).


Chief Ladiga closure in Jacksonville
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Ray (webmaster) on 02/26/2016 07:00 PM
A portion of the Chief Ladiga in Jacksonville is temporarily closed due to storm damage, details and photos:
http://www.annistonstar.com/gallery/chief-ladiga-trail-damage/collection_8ef55c5c-dbd2-11e5-afcc-87b1518a64f0.html

 
Don from Fairfax, VA on 03/13/2016 07:42 PM
Is there a detour in effect that is easily followed, or do we need to have a map?


Powder Springs
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Stephanie Hart from Atlanta on 02/23/2016 03:40 PM
Please add Publix at Powder Springs shopping center to the services. It's right across the street from the trail entrance and is a great spot to stop for food, water or restrooms.

3721 New Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127


Chief Ladiga Trail Campground in Piedmont
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Pam pittman from Tampa fl on 11/09/2015 01:21 PM
Do u have monthly rentals and if so how much?


weather in november
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jersey joe from nj on 10/08/2015 10:01 AM
looking at a mid-november out & back ride ... how's the weather, then ......


Run the entire trail
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Danni from Atlanta on 10/05/2015 09:06 PM
I intend to run the entire trail (Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga) sometime in the next few months. As you have to be off the trail after dark, this will probably be a 2-3 day run. I'll be running alone - so the proverbial question: is there a safety issue? I'm a not very intimidating male.


how long does it take to ride the trail?
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dw from Atlanta on 06/15/2015 10:59 PM
A friend and I are looking to bike the trail from Smyrna to Anniston, and I'm wondering about how long it takes? We're not pro bikers or anything, but pretty athletic, so assuming an decent comfortable pace around how long will we be on the trail?

 
Jtan21 on 08/15/2015 09:32 PM
Myself and a group are riding this in October, just wondering if you had a answer to the question?

 
Sir Randall from Fort Lauderdale, Fl on 10/03/2015 10:55 PM
I rode Smyrna to Rockmart and back in May for 84 total miles. Riding time was 5.5 hours and elapsed time was 6.5 hours. I generally ride 15-20 mph so figure maybe 8-10 hours depending on how many stops you take. I will be riding the whole trail again at the end of October.


Lamont Motel in Piedmont
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Anonymous on 10/01/2015 07:58 PM
From everything I can find -- this motel is permanently closed?


Powder Springs
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JB from Dallas on 09/06/2015 06:01 PM
BONESHAKER BICYCLES should be listed next to the comet trail by the Florence road trail head.
Sales,service,parts,rentals.
3401 Florence circle suit 300
Powder Springs GA 30127
770-222-2663
Tue-Fri 11 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Sun 10 am - 3 pm
www.boneshakesbicycles.com

 
Ray (webmaster) on 09/07/2015 08:37 AM
Thanks for the heads-up. I have added Boneshaker to the Powder Springs page.
Happy trails!


Hiram Trailhead in Hiram
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TG from Douglasville on 08/18/2015 12:57 PM
CYCOLOGY BIKE SHOP should be listed near this trailhead. It's just minutes from the trailhead in the Paulding Exchange shopping center at
4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway
Hiram, GA 30141
P: 678-909-2472
Tue-Fri 11 am - 6 pm
Sat 10 am - 5 pm - Sun 1 pm - 5 pm cycologybikeshop.com

 
Ray (webmaster) on 08/21/2015 09:26 PM
Thank you for the heads-up; I have added Cycology to the Hiram page.


Van Wert Trailhead in Rockmart
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TG from Douglasville on 08/18/2015 12:43 PM
The water fountain no longer works at the Van Wert Trailhead.


Overnight stays
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Dale from Huntsville, AL on 08/16/2015 08:59 AM
Does anyone know of a lodge or vacation home rental that would sleep 4 couples close to the trail. We wanted to avoid hotels and some of our group does not want to camp.

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